“Bootcamp race” of Mont-Saint-Anne: a participant is claiming$ 2.2 Million to the organization

News 14 July, 2017
  • Nicolas Saillant

    Friday, 14 July 2017 17:29

    Friday, 14 July 2017 17:29

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    A participant in the “Bootcamp race in Mont-Sainte-Anne calls for nearly$ 2.2 Million to the organisation of the race, accusing them of “negligence” for having made a severe fall on the back.

    The electrician by trade, also an athlete, had participated in the Bootcamp race from Mont-Sainte-Anne in September 2014. From the beginning of the race, participants had to mount on a container by means of a rope before crossing to another container using a elasticated mesh suspended between the two barriers.

    At the time a supervisor of the race told him he could cross, the participant jumped into the net in a semi-sitting position on the back. However, “this net was then stretched under the effect of the weight [of the applicant] whose back was hit violently the ground”.

    The participant was immediately transported to the hospital, where fractures of vertebrae L1 and L2 have been observed. Surgery of a “replacement disc” will also be necessary by the end of the year 2017.

    Hospitalized for a few days, the electrician was not able to return to work in may 2015, with limitations, is always important. “He has never been able to resume his normal work”, says the statement of claim filed in the courthouse of Québec.


    The applicant, Serge Picard Junior, identified as the responsible of the event, “admitted that the net was too low and made it rise up higher” in the moments following the accident, the electrician. This “constitutes an admission of responsibility,” says the lawsuit.

    The applicant who was an “accomplished athlete” argues that it has since had to abandon several sports activities. Because of the many financial losses and the impact of the accident to his wife, the electrician requires nearly$ 2.2 Million to the companies Management the soldiers health and sporting Events in Canada, organizer of this activity.