This year’s edition of the annual Foulées de Courtaboeuf race, organised in partnership with the ASL (the Sports and Leisure Association of Renault Sport) and Women@RenaultSport, took place on Wednesday May 22.
As with previous editions, female employees at the Courtaboeuf Business Park competed in a series of friendly races promoted by Women@RenaultSport, a network created last March to encourage gender diversity in the workplace.
The ASL took care of registrations with participants encouraged to enrol in mixed pairs; although solo entries were also available, those racing in pairs received a Women@RenaultSport T-shirt. There’s an old saying: “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together!” – and however participants lined up, there were races for all levels, with 5km loops for occasional racers, or 10km options for those with more experience.
The race, held in the Essonne every year since 1997, is organised by the Communauté Paris Saclay and the École de la 2e Chance in an effort to strengthen the bonds between the employees and companies of the Business Park. Each year, more than 600 participants meet on the Bruneau lot, in a heartwarming effort to push their personal limits and enjoy the shared thrill of the race.
After a collective warm-up that begun at 5pm at the entrance to the race’s car park, races started at 6.30pm. Participants also got the chance to see the all-new Mégane R.S. Trophy-R, and enter in a free prize draw to win prizes including relaxing or gourmet weekends away. The day ended with a barbecue for all those involved.
A sporty, friendly event that demonstrates that together we are stronger – it’s the Renault Sport spirit in a nutshell.