F.A.Q.

All the answers to your questions…

  • Cancellation of  VVX 2021 edition, how it works?

You have two choices:

1- Postpone your registration in 2022 at no cost. In this case, no action is required from you immediately. In the summer, you will receive a link which will allow you to update your registration.

2- Benefit from a reimbursement of up to 80% of the amount of your registration. For this, an email specifying the reimbursement terms will be sent to you in early April.

GENERAL

·         What are the dates for VVX 2022?

VVX will take place on Thursday 26 May, Friday 27 May and Saturday 28 May 2022.

·         When will the sports activities take place?

The sports activities (trails and hikes) will take place on Friday 27 May.

SPORT

·         Where and when can I collect my bib for the trails and hikes?

Bibs can be collected from the Goulet site, in the former Volvic factory.

Days and hours of opening: Thursday 26 May 2022 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday 27 May 2022 from 2:00 am to 4:45 am and from 7:00 am to 9:45 am

For more information, please click HERE

·         Will bag storage be provided? Is it possible to have your bag transported?

Bag storage will be provided for those taking part at the same place you collect your bib from, in the former Volvic factory, on Friday 27 May. For security reasons, bags cannot be transported as part of VVX.

·         Are poles and sticks allowed on the trails?

Yes, they’re allowed.

·         Are any GPX routes available for the trails?

Yes, you can view them by clicking on the pages below, then on the ‘GPX File’ tab:

·         What are the cut-off times for the trails?

Cut-off times are calculated to allow participants to reach the finishing line within the maximum time permitted whilst also accommodating any possible stops along the way (to refuel, etc.).
These cut-off times are as follows:

Chaîne des Puys-Limagne Fault Trail Experience (110 km) and Terra Volcana Trail Experience (80 km):

  • 1st: 9:30 am at the top of the Puy de Dôme (departure of the 2nd runner for the trio relays) at km 29 for the 110 km trail and at 11:30 am for 80 km trail.
  • 2nd: 2:30 pm at the refreshment station on the access road to the Puy de Dôme, at the automatic barrier (departure of the 3rd runner for trio relays), km 60, access on foot from the car park of the Panoramic view of the Dômes in the direction of the Puy de Dôme.
  • 3rd: 7 pm at the refreshment stations at the Espinasse quarry at km 88 for the 110 km trail and 6 pm at km 58.5 for the 80 km trail.
  • 4th: 9 pm at the Facemenier village refreshment station at km 99 for the 110 km trail and 8 pm at km 70 for 80 km trail.

In order to be allowed to continue the race, runners must leave the checkpoint before the cut-off time. The organisation reserves the right to remove from the race any competitor who is clearly not able to complete the race. The individuals taken out of the race will be repatriated by the volunteer teams to the event’s village.
Any runner who is taken out of the race and who wants to continue on his/her route will only be able to do so after returning his/her bib, under his/her own responsibility and completely autonomously, with the understanding that the race sweepers (serre-files) invalidate the bib number.
Runners must communicate any decision to forfeit the race to the organisation, which (except for apparent medical reasons) is possible at checkpoints only.
For the Ultra Trail Chaîne des Puys-Limagne Fault Experience relay races, all relay runners must have left by the cut-off time. However, if the expected relay runner has not yet arrived, he/she may finish his/her relay. The team will then be automatically ranked after the teams having complied with all cut-off times.

·         How to sign up for sports activities when you’re a sports club/group of friends or colleagues?

On the Sportips registrations module, you’ll find a specific tab entitled ‘register a group’. You can then enter the required information about all participants. You will receive an offered bib (the cheapest) every 10 registered.

·         Where and when do the prize ceremonies for the trails take place?

The prizes ceremonies will take place on Friday 27 May (upcoming information about the hours).

·         Are dogs allowed on the trails/hikes?

Dogs are not allowed on the trails, but are allowed on hikes, so long as they remain on a lead.

·         Is it possible to hike with children in a pushchair?

No. It is strongly recommended you use a baby sling to carry young children.

ACCESS/ACCOMMODATION

 

·         How can I get to the starting point for the trails? Where can I park my car?

You can only access the starting point for the trails exclusively by shuttle bus, no parking is available on the Goulet site or in the town centre. Free parking is provided in the lower part of Volvic village, next to the Champleboux sports centre.

For more information, please click HERE

·         How can I get to Volvic?

By car, Volvic is just 20 min from Clermont-Ferrand, 2 hours from Lyon and 4 hours from Paris.

Volvic train station is located 5km from the town centre. Regular TER rail and TER coach services are available from Clermont-Ferrand.

Clermont-Ferrand airport is 30 min from Volvic.

For more information, please click HERE

·         What accommodation is available near the event?

For all requests concerning accommodation near the event (hotels, lodges, bed and breakfast and campsites), we invite you to contact the Tourist Office Terra Volcana – Les Pays de Volvic, at the following address: accueil@terravolcana.com

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