Mine express duo – 14km

Sunday 3rd of July 2022

1 refreshment

48€ / team

DEPARTURE : La Mine Image, La Motte d’Aveillans / ARRIVAL : La Mure





Registrations for the 2022 edition are opened ! Be careful, number of bibs limited ! 


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, and then the Petit Train since 2019.



As 2021 marks the reopening of the tourist operation of Le Petit Train de La Mure railway line, we are joining in this event by proposing a new race to our programme: the MINE EXPRESS. This new experience will propose to the runners the following package: boarding the mythical Petit Train in La Mure for a twenty-minute trip which will take you to the departure of the race, the underground museum La Mine Image, in La Motte d’Aveillans. As the capacity of a train is 200 seats, the number of bibs will be limited to 100 teams of two people*. Indeed, this Mine Express race will be completed by teams of TWO (the 2 team members will run together for the entire course and the time taken into account will be that of the 2nd runner to cross the finish line) with a course of 14km for 800m d+ to reach the station of La Mure, the symbolic arrival.

* Please note that the capacity of the Petit Train (200 seats) may change depending on sanitary requirements.


An historical trip between lakes and mountains to (re)discover from Spring 2021, thanks to the re-launch of the Petit Train de la Mure

In brief, Mine Express is:
– A team race for 2 (the 2 participants run the same distance) of 14km / 800m d+.
A new transport (included in your registration fee) thanks to the Petit Train, between La Mure (arrival) and La Mine Image (departure)
Limited to 100 teams of 2*. Don’t wait to register!

* Please note that the capacity of the Petit Train (200 seats) may change depending on sanitary requirements.



Check out the trail race of 2022 Mine Express by CLICKING TO THE LINK


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 departure9:15am in La Mine Image (La Motte d’Aveillans) on Sunday 3rd of July 2022


ArrivalLa Mure station




Altitude850 m elevation gain


Refreshment stations 
  • km 4,5 – Les Signaraux
  • 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



Collection bibs
  • Friday 01 July: at the Go Sport Shop in Comboire, Echirolles from 11:00am to 7:00pm
  • Saturday 02 July in Mayres Savel from 2:30pm to 5:00pm (fastival hall)
  • Saturday 02 July: La Mure train station from 5:30pm to 8:00pm 
  • Sunday 03 July in La Mure from 6:00am to 7:45am

Please note, no bibs will be given at the departure site in La Mine Image



  • 48€ / team 

Please note, this race is limited to 100 teams!

This capacity of the Petit Train (200 seats) may change depending on sanitary requirements



Age requirementTo be born in 2004 or before



At the refreshment station of Signaraux (km 4,5) at 11:00am

Finish line closure of Mine Express is linked to Petit Train 28km.



  • Mandatory equipment: 0,5L tank of water + 1 survival blanket + 1 hat + 1 food supply + 1 fully charged cell phone + 1 whistle + 1 cup + 1 mask
  • Recommended equipment: 1 waterproof jacket
  • Tolerated equipment: telescopic poles (must be folded at the departure)


SHUTTLE – PETIT TRAINThe little tourist train, reserved by TPM for the event, will take all the participants from La Mure to the start at La Mine Image, where bibs collection and arrival will take place.


This twenty-minute ride on the little train is included in the registration fee.

The Petit Train will leave La Mure at 7:50am.