The 37th Mont Blanc 23km
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 byt le "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 Planpraz.
Download the race map below
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.
A new finish line
In order to offer to runners and spectators the best show, the last meters of the race will be changed in 2015: after the Charlanon valley, runners will go through a balcony path to reach the new finish line in Planpraz. After 23km, they will simply enjoy the outstanding panorama on Mont-Blanc range. Spectators will be able to see and encourage them during the last 500m of the race.
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 bib will be given less than 30 minutes before the race start.
Obligatory material :
- Mobile phone.
- Stock of water minimum 0,50 liter.
- Waterproof jacquet windproof.
- Survival blanket.
- Personnal cup
Recommended material depending weather conditions :