THE BIG RANDODON FOR THE LOVE OF NATURE!
To commemorate 40 years of the Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton (P.E.N.S), come hike, play, explore, taste, dance and CELEBRATE nature!
This first annual hike-a-thon invites friends of the park, past and present, to partake in a collective fundraising hike to explore the trails and show the park love. The Big RandoDon is NOT A RACE, but a celebratory fundraiser seeking to encourage hiking with friends and family for a good cause. Funds raised before and during the event will be put towards our Youth-Nature Campaign and our 4 Summits Day Camp.
The 3 teams who raise the most can look forward to exciting prizes. With these prizes, participants will discover the natural, gourmet and tourist gems of the region. Numerous participation prizes to be won!
CELEBRATE WITH US ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2019!
The festivities will begin in Sutton Village, make their way up the mountain and come to a close in the late afternoon at the top of Réal Road. Free themed activities and workshops will be offered throughout the day. The celebration will culminate with a community cocktail hour during which prizes will be awarded for fundraising and general participation.
Sign up now (or register your family and friends)! To encourage as many people to participate as possible, hikers can now obtain their tickets by donation! A minimum donation of $10 is required to cover trail access.
Become a volunteer!
THE DAY'S SCHEDULE - A host of free activities await you!
7:00 to 11:00am
- Welcome and hike begins at the village. Free breakfast offered. Recommended departure times:
- 20k and more: between 7 A.M. and 8 A.M.
- 15k and more: between 8 A.M. and 9 A.M.
- Other distances: between 9 A.M. and 11 A.M.
From 10am to 12pm: The Enchanted Forest for little ones will take place along the Village-Montagne trail.
From 12pm to 4pm at the end of Réal Road: Discovery workshops, yoga session, slackline, corn roast, face painting and more!
From 4pm to 7pm: The festivities will continue with the presentation of prizes and a toast to the past 40 years. Live music, local beer and wine as well as a food truck will keep the celebration going and cap the day off in style!
A ZERO WASTE PARTY!
The best waste is the one that never gets made! The Zero Waste movement is based on the 5R principle : refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot (compost). For the love of nature, the event organizers are aiming to create a carbon-neutral, zero-waste celebration. Each partner, sponsor and participant will collaborate to meet the zero-waste event objective. A shuttle between the village and mountain will be available to facilitate transportation and limit greenhouse gas emissions. Additional ideas and strategies will be shared over the course of the next few months, encouraging a greater awareness of negative consumption habits on the environment, accepting responsibility and motivating us to move towards a zero-waste mindset.