F.A.Q.

All the answers to your questions…

GENERAL

·         What are the dates for VVX 2021?

VVX will take place on Thursday 13 May, Friday 14 May and Saturday 15 May 2021.

·         When will the sports activities take place?

The sports activities (trails and hikes) will take place on Friday 14 May.

·         What is the information regarding the transfer of registrations for the VVX 2021?

You chose to transfer your 2020 registration, you can now update your file on your Sportips space by clicking HERE

-> All reservations with a fee (races, hikes, meals, musical evenings, food tour) for trail runners AND non-trail runners have been kept. Trail runners will be able to update their documents (medical certificate).

Those wishing to switch to another race will be able to change their form as soon as the opening of registrations until the trails are complete:

– if the rate of the new race chosen is higher than the one of the race initially chosen, the difference must be paid,

– if the rate of the new race chosen is lower than the one of the race initially chosen, a credit note will be generated allowing you to book another VVX service (meal, musical evening, etc.) only when the registration is changed, otherwise it will be lost.

-> All free reservations (visits) for trail runners AND non-trail runners have been removed in order to allow you to reorganize your discovery weekend as you wish.

To learn more about the transfer of the registrations (with a fee or free), click on the links below:

Procedure for transfer of registrations with a fee

Procedure for transfer of free registrations 

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 13 May 2021 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday 14 May 2021 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 14 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 14 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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