Runners race up and down Quebec City’s staircases

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The stairway up Cap Diamant is one of the many challenges along the route of the 10th Staircase Challenge.

At 7:20 a.m. on June 17, participants in the 10th Quebec City Staircase Challenge stepped up to the starting line in the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge and set off to conquer the 34 staircases linking the city’s Lower Town and Upper Town.