The Beneva Montreal Marathon confirms the renewal of its partnership with Beneva for the next four years!
Montreal, December 7, 2023 – Courons Montréal, the organizer of the Beneva Montreal Marathon, is proud to confirm the renewal of Beneva as the title partner of its event until 2027.
"This fantastic partnership contributes to making the Beneva Montreal Marathon the largest gathering of runners in Québec and one of the most coveted in Canada," says Sébastien Arsenault, CEO of Courons Montréal. "Beneva has been a partner from the beginning, supporting us since 2020. Their team demonstrates commendable commitment. The human values conveyed by Beneva align perfectly with our priority of placing the runners' experience at the heart of our actions. Together, we will continue to get people moving in an increasingly optimal and friendly context."
"The renewal of our agreement as the title partner of the Beneva Montreal Marathon not only allows us to share our mutualistic values but also to contribute to an offering of sports events accessible to all, while ensuring a presence and giving back to the community through the charitable aspect of the event," mentions Martin Robert, Executive Vice-President and Leader – Talent, culture, and communication at Beneva. "This renewal strengthens Beneva's positioning focused on well-being and the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits, and we are very proud of it."
This year, the Marathon’s Run with Heart charity component supported 60 organizations, more than twice as many as last year, by dedicating participation in the event's challenges to their fundraising efforts. With the support of participants, these organizations have collectively raised over $400,000. To maximize the positive impact of the event and encourage organizations in their fundraising, the Beneva Grants program awarded $25,000 to the organizations with the most successful fundraising campaigns.
Beneva's commitment and values are also evident on race days: personalized messages of encouragement sent by supporters were displayed on a strategically placed giant screen along the course, specifically in the final kilometers before the finish line. The energy conveyed to the runners was palpable. Beneva also provided a relaxation area cat the finish line, welcoming the runners to catch their breath and savor their achievement."
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After the success achieved in its 31st edition, the Beneva Montreal Marathon was awarded the 'Organisation par excellence 2023 - Catégorie Route (1,200 finishers and above)' at the 51st Gala Athlétas on November 18. Courons Montréal proudly welcomed this recognition from Athlétisme Québec, confirming the expertise of the entire team behind this essential Montréal event.
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As the first internationally significant marathon to emerge in the country, the Beneva Montreal Marathon has been the largest running event in Quebec since its inception. For 31 editions, the Beneva Montreal Marathonl has brought together enthusiasts of all performance levels, as well as the public, seeking a memorable urban experience showcasing Montreal in all its beauty and diversity. Courons Montréal has been producing the Beneva Montreal Marathon since 2020. In 2023, the organization received crucial support of public and private partners, including Beneva, the Ville de Montréal, the Gouvernement du Québec, Tourisme Montréal, the I Love Fruits and Veggies Movement, Sports Experts, the Québec Breast Cancer Foundation, and the STM.
Created by the coming together of La Capitale and SSQ Insurance, Beneva is the largest insurance mutual in Canada with more than 3.5 million members and customers. Beneva employs over 5,000 dedicated employees: people looking out for people. Its human approach is rooted in mutualist values that are shared by its employees. With $25.1 billion in assets, Beneva positions itself as a major player in the insurance and financial services industry. Its head office is located in Quebec City.
Policyholders of contracts issued by an insurance company of Beneva Group Inc. are members of SSQ Mutual and La Capitale Civil Service Mutual.