Mont-Blanc 23km

Race description

Starting from the paragliding landing field the route climbs steadily towards the upper valley, progressively passing through the hamlets of "les Bois" and Lavancher before reaching Argentière (1250m). Runners will bypass the village of Argentière and reach Le Planet by the "chemin des rambles". Then, you will run on a local road, closed for the event, on 500m to go to Montroc.

Then, you will arrive in the hamlet of Tré le Champ, a pretty village based right before the Col des Montets, from where you will go via the Balcon Sud.

After crossing the magnificent Charlanon comb(1812m) the climb is gentle on a balcony path,with one of the most beautiful views of the Mont-Blanc, to reach Altitude 2000.

The organisation insists on the fact that, according to the software used and the adjustments, the gpx files may have very different results (a vertical gain from 1485m to 1981m for the 23km).

The International Trail Running Association explains, on its website,the method of certifying a route.Click here to have more information.



Vertical gain estimation according to the adjustments  Route
Yellow =  initial route
 Red= fallback path
GPX file
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Low estimation
(threshold 30m)
on Visu GPX
High estimation
(withouth threshold)
on Visu GPX
 1485m+   1981m+ pdf pdf pdf GPX


Race bib distribution

To get their bibs on the 23km, runners will have to show their race bag with all their mandatory equipment to be checked. It will also allow the organisation to put a chronometric chip. No bib will be given to runners who don't have their equipment controlled.

No bibs wills be given on saturday morning before the race start.

Obligatory material :

  • Mobile phone.
  • Stock of water minimum 0,50 liter.
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket with hood (gore tex type) adapted to its size
  • Whistle.
  • Survival blanket (140cm x 200cm)
  • Personnal cup

Recommended material depending weather conditions :

  • Hat.
  • Gloves.
  • Leggings.