LE PETIT TRAIN – 28km
The historic railway line of the Petit Train de La Mure was opened in 1888. It was used to transport coal to Grenoble from different mining areas of the Matheysin. It was also used to transport the miners and other people working in and around the mines.
After a century of service, this mythical railway line was adapted as a tourist attraction in 1988, until its closure in October 2010 due to a rockslide on the line. This ended 122 years of service!
Since its creation, the TPM has always highlighted this historic railway line, pillar of the Matheysin historical and cultural legacy. Participants have to run along important sections of this railway line during the Big Race 65km, then the 3e Poste since 2017.
In June 2017, the announcement of the project to revive Le Petit Train de La Mure as a tourist attraction, and the return of the little red wagons on the line between Monteynard and La Mure from 2020 (postponed to Spring 2021 due to the sanitary situation) created a magnificent excitement on the Matheysin plateau. Therefore, it is quite natural that the TPM organization joins this news by creating a new event in 2018 to celebrate in our way the restart of Le Petit Train de La Mure. This race will start in Monteynard and finish in La Mure, following the overall route of the railway line, and taking you along some remarkable sections of the line.
Creation of a challenge based on the accumulation of these 2 races which can be combined on Saturday 03th and Sunday 04th of July.
A 6€ reduction is given on your overall registration fee for these 2 races.
A ranking will be proposed at the end of the Petit Train race based on the total time of these 2 races!
More information on this challenge, CLICK HERE
The trail race of Petit Train 2021 is available
Check out the trail race of Mine Express by CLICKING HERE
The natural spaces we are working on and the people who are taking care of those lands and territories, which you will be crossing for the race, are factors we do not control 100%. Therefore, we sometimes have to make changes to our different routes, which can slightly modify the distance and/or the altitude difference. This distance and altitude difference is therefore given as an indication.
|Time and departure||8:30am in Monteynard (Monteynard city) on Sunday 04th of July 2021|
|Altitude||1500 m elevation gain|
1 refreshment station on the race at km 14 – La Mine Image
1 refreshment station on the race at km 20 – Les Signaraux
1 refreshment station at the arrival in La Mure
We remind you that we will not give you glasses on refreshment stations (during the race and at the finish line). You need to have your personal glass
Be careful, no bibs will be distributed at the start site in Monteynard.
|Age requirement||To be born in 2001 or before|
|Finish line closure|
At the refreshment station in La Mine Image (km 14) at 11:30am
At the refreshment station of Signaraux (km 20) ar 1:00pm
A bus service will take participants to the start in Monteynard from La Mure, where the bib collection and arrival will be held.
This shuttle must be booked, when you register online, at a cost of 2€/person.
This bus will leave from La Mure at 7:30 am.