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Chaîne des Puys-Limagne Fault Experience (110km)

Friday 22 May - Event begins at 4 a.m. - Goulet
600 participants
110km
+4 pts UTMB
10 snacks
3500-m climb

A trail for the toughest runners through the very heart of the Auvergne volcanoes, it can also be completed in relay teams of two or three. Designed to take in the entire Chaîne des Puys zone, which became a UNESCO world heritage site, this race allows you to explore this exceptional region in a completely new way, thanks to the balance of scenery and ascents up some of the area’s characteristic hills. Part of the trail includes an ascent to the summit of the legendary Puy de Dôme (1,465m) to view the spectacular sunrise. For this fourth instalment of VVX, the trail will have a few nice surprises and will be extended to 110km to give you the chance to explore the northern part of the Chaîne des Puys. The final 30km of the Volvic Catchment Area Experience trail will bring this spectacular volcanic experience to a close.

Open to those aged 20 and over

ITRA-certified route and UTMB-qualifying race: 4 points for individuals

Two-person relay team:

  • 1st Relay: from the starting line to the Ancien Péage du Puy de Dôme refuelling station 60 km/2200BD+ (3 UTMB points)
  • 2nd Relay: from the Ancien Péage du Puy de Dôme refuelling station to the finishing line 50 km/1300 D+, access by foot from the car park of the panoramic view of the Dômes in the direction of the Puy de Dôme (2 UTMB points)
  • GPS point: Lat.° Lon.° 45.77003N 2.97991 E

Three-person relay team: 

  • 1st Relay: from the starting line to the top of the Puy de Dôme 28 km/1470 D+ (1 UTMB point)
  • 2nd Relay: from the top of the Puy de Dôme to the Ancien Péage du Puy de Dôme refuelling station 32 km/730 D+ (1 UTMB point)
  • 3rd Relay: from the Ancien Péage du Puy de Dôme refuelling station to the finishing line 50 km/1300 D+ (2 UTMB points)
  • GPS point: Lat.° Lon.° 45.77003N 2.97991 E

 

Individual price: €90 – Two-person relay price: €50 – Three-person relay price: €40

Entry fees to the Chaîne des Puys-Limagne Fault Experience trail include:

– a welcome pack
– provisions during the race and on arrival
– a timing chip
– a meal at the end of the race
– a finisher’s prize
– free and unlimited access to all introductory sporting activities
– the ticket for the closing evening

Awards ceremony: Friday 22 May

 

Check out the unique event rules here.

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