Presentation

of the Club des Sports
The Club des Sports of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is an non-profit association (Law 1901). It has several vocations et tasks:
  • To offer various sports to the whole population of the valley ; from leisure sports while passing by the well-being sports until the sports of competition.
  • To allow competitors to go to the top level. The Club des Sports has more than 100 athletes in 16 disciplines evolving at European and World level.
  • To offer numerous competitions, from local events to the biggest world events that contribute to the image of Chamonix around the world .
To achieve all its objectives, the Club des Sports can count on the precious help of the community of municipalities of the Chamonix Mont-Blanc valley, local authorities and many partners.

History

of races creation

This legendary event was born on 1stJully 1979.  Originally, this competition was a Cross-country running created by the CAF of Chamonix,  during the presidency of Mister Georges Costaz et Mister Christian Roussel, both supporter of running. For this first edition, no fewer than 450 runners roamed the trails of the valley before finishing in Planpraz. During 24 years, the Mont-Blanc Cross-counrty running was growing but rarely exceed 1000 participants.

In 2003, the Mont-Blanc cross-country running has changed its format to become the Mont-Blanc Marathon with the addition of a new race ; the Mont-Blanc 42 km that we know, however the 23 km remained.Salomon also became the first partner of the Marathon.

There followed the creation of Mont-Blanc 10 km which is less elitist and more accessible to the public. As a result, registrations increased exponentially to the point of limiting riders’ participation in the Cross-country running and the Marathon in 2010.
 

Then the Mont-Blanc Marathon has continued its strong progression with the successive arrival of the Vertical Kilometer in 2011, the 80 km of Mont Blanc in 2013 and finally the Duo Étoilé and the Young Race Marathon in 2015. Nowadays, the event counts 10 500 runners and it has changed its size in 2017 with the arrival of Salomon’s Golden Trail Series, which aims to professionalize the discipline of Trail.

 Marathon Clips 

Réalisation : Coax – 2019.