My name is Patrick Michel.
I love running. Whether I run 10 km or thousands, my passion for long-distance running is a constant. Since 2007, that passion has never faded. In fact, it grows stronger year after year. Endurance running has given me so much throughout the years and has provided me with invaluable tools that help me in my work and my personal life…
Humanitarian Running Missions that help people and organizations in need of support
I don’t run to tick a check box on a workout calendar, try to lose weight, get a finisher’s t-shirt, medals, belt buckles or pats on the back. I don’t care to be the best, unique or earn bragging rights on social media.
What I want is to discover my 100%. In the process, I invest my time, running, endurance, willpower, passion and money in service to those in need.
My objective is to undertake one humanitarian project each year. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, I had to cancel the 2020 and 2021 events.
Although I perform all the running solo, I need your help to raise awareness and funds to help the people and organizations I aim to support.
By the way, I don’t make money from these events. I don’t retain a percentage of the donations either, and I do not receive any fees for my efforts. I have to work and train all year to set aside the time and money to undertake these events. However, if you wish to help fund an event, I will gladly accept.
You can also help me achieve my objectives with your donations to the various causes I assist and by spreading the word, volunteering or running with me.
Here are a few of my past and upcoming humanitarian projects.
Past & Future MISSIONS
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS – UPCOMING – 2024
Running the Icelandic Ring Road to Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis
June 1, 2024
LEUKEMIA – COMPLETED – 2022
Running From Montréal to Quebec City to Help Malik and His Family
August 25 to 28, 2022
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Do you want to start running, get fit and become stronger?
If you’ve always wanted to run and never found the drive or time to start. Now is the time. Don’t wait any longer. Start small and gradually, go longer. I’ve done it on my own with no help, but that’s me. If you need help to start or coaching to get stronger and tougher, I can help you.
Do you have what it takes to pick a running challenge?
If you want to join me on one of my regular runs or humanitarian projects, whether it’s for a 10 km or 100 km run, you’re most welcome.