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Suisse Bouge: annual 5km race in Montreux

Posted on: 23rd May 2017

Bouger: [verbe intransitif] définition: to move

On an increasingly sunny Thursday afternoon, the students of Surval Montreux took to the lakeside promenade of our local riviera to participate in La Suisse Bouge, an annual 5km race that encourages locals to get moving! 

This year, our girls used the event as an opportunity to raise money for the charity Téléthon, an organisation founded to improve the quality of life for those suffering from rare genetic diseases, through both research and individual support. With encouragement from the Charity Committee, each girl had the task of finding three sponsors, raising a total of 15CHF for their race which was then donated to Telethon to help continue to fund their beneficial work.

Scooters positioned, rollerblades ready and runners raring to go, we waited impatiently at the start line, listening intently for the final countdown. ALLEZ! and off went Surval Montreux, alongside other local competitors towards Clarens where the demi-tour point signalled half-way. Some girls chose to delight in the sunny stroll, whilst a few of the more eager runners saw it as an opportunity to smash personal records. Encouragement was in abundance both from fellow participants and onlookers and our navy blue Surval t-shirts were visible all along the lake. As the girls made it to the finish line, they were cheered on for the final strait and big grins were captured by several cameras photographing their sporting achievement. Much needed water and a delicious cooked meal was offered to all participants and the girls enjoyed dinner under the covered market in the centre of Montreux. 

As summer approaches fast, La Suisse Bouge was a great opportunity for our Surval students to seize the beautiful setting of the Montreux Riviera whilst participating in a fun-filled activity with a charitable focus. Here at Surval our Charity Committee has been working hard to raise money for several organisations and know that the money raised for Téléthon is well-received!


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