Essonne: the 17.89 km of Crosne is back three years after the last edition

Get your trainers ready, sports or not, come run or walk this Sunday, October 16 and get on the starting line of the 31st edition of this beautiful foot race.
Prepare your sneakers or not, come to run or walk this Sunday, October 16 and stand at the starting line of the 31ᵉ edition of the 17.89 km of Crosne (Essonne) (©Facebook / City of Crosne)

It is one of the most famous foot races esssonniennes that does its thing come back a Calendar. After two editions cancelled consecutively in 2020 and 2021 due to pandemic of Covid-19the 17.89 km from Crosne (Essone) will be played on Sunday, October 16, 2022.

“We had to restart the machine”

For Guy Gimenezmember of the organizing team of the first edition in 1989, this return is synonymous with rediscovered pleasure.

“This Sunday we celebrate the 31st edition of the event. We had to restart the machine and remobilize the volunteers for this return”, explains the man who has chaired the association organizing the race since 1999.

In total, nearly 140 volunteers divided between race marshals, refreshments, people at registration and at the finish will be present alongside the municipal police so that this competition takes place in the best possible way.

Nearly 1,000 participants are expected

The route will go through the streets of Crosne and take the famous Carrer Remonteruwhich has often been the justice of the peace in this competition with slopes of more than 15% that wear out the bodies of the first and second.

“I myself competed seven times before definitively resorting to the organization”, remembers Guy Gimenez while thanking the sponsors who have maintained their confidence in this test despite the two successive cancellations.

Nearly 1,000 competitors are expected at the start at 5:89 p.m. (at 9:45 a.m.) as well as the training events which will be the 1,000 meters (at 9:00 a.m.), the 2,000 meters (at 9:20 a.m.), the 3,000 meters (9.45 hours). am), as well as the 10 kilometers (9.45 am) and the Nordic walk.

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Animations around the event

Entertainment will take place throughout the event with the presence of Crosnoise Musical Harmony.

The atmosphere will also be provided by a regional reference, Jean-Jacques Godard former president of the departmental athletics committee.

Participants will be welcome from 8 am at the Gérard Priet gym, avenue Léon Jouhaux.

For his part, Guy Gimenez hopes that the weather will favor this event and that all the participants will enjoy getting to know each other.

The 17.89 km from Crosne, October 16, 2022 / €1 will be deducted from each number for the 10 km walk and the 10 km and 17.89 km race for the benefit of the association “Les Dunes de l ‘Espoir” / Registration on 06 20 45 32 78

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