Run For Our Rivers Marathon

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As many may know, the Hydro-Québec project for the Rupert River diversion is already in motion.

The next river targeted by Hydro-Québec is the Romaine River, which runs into the St. Lawrence River, is about the same size as the Rupert River. It is located on the Lower North Shore, just east of Sept-Îles.

The Fifty Marathons Campaign, known as the “run for our rivers, so that the rivers may run”, is holding a marathon to save our rivers in Quebec. The marathon is a political strategy to inform the people of Quebec, and to get the attention of the government.

The 2000-km marathon will start at Km257 on the James Bay Highway and go to Matagami, Val-d’Or, Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec City, and finally to the Romaine River. The starting date is September 1.

The Fifty Marathons Campaign is seeking 10 Cree runners to hold a 42km run, in relay style. There are already three runners from Nemaska, Mistissini and Waskaganish who are taking part in this marathon. If you are interested in joining or contributing to this marathon or want more information, check out or email


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