Trail running

Chaîne des Puys-Limagne Fault Experience (110km)

Friday 14 May
Event begins at 4 a.m.
600 participants
9 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 recently 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 third 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:

  • Relay 1: The old Puy de Dôme toll road 60km / 2200 D + (3 UTMB points)
  • Relay 2: Puy de Dôme toll road refreshment stop to end of the trail 50km / 1300 D + (2 UTMB points)

Three-person relay team: 

  • Relay 1: Puy de Dôme summit 28km / 1470 D + (1 UTMB point)
  • Relay 2: Puy de Dôme site house at the old Puy de Dôme toll road 32km / 730 D + (1 UTMB point)
  • Relay 3: The old Puy de Dôme toll road to end of the trail 50km / 1300 D + (2 UTMB points)

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 14 May

Check out the unique event rules here.






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