The Big Race

Sunday 9 July 2023
5:30 am

6 refreshments

from 65€ to 80€


3 500m d+


For the 12th edition, the organization offers you a similar trail from 2022. We have obviously maintained the cultural and natural wonders of the local heritage, those who had been really appreciated from past editions.

The departure of the race will take part in La Mure, major town of the Matheysin plateau, then you will run on the ascent of Sénépi at dawn, following up with the ski resort of Signaraux. Then you will discover the beauty of La Pierre Percée (Holed rock), one of the 7 wonders of Dauphiné region.  This will then lead you to La Mine Image, an underground museum of La Mine, following up with the ascent of Connex to discover a panoramic view of Monteynard over the historic railway of Petit Train de la Mure. giving you a wonderful view of the lake and the EDF Dam below you, and the Vercors Mountains!

You will follow the ascent to reach the peaks of TPM, l’Alpage du Sénépi, where a sheperd, his family and his team will welcome you! From there, you will run down to Mayres-Savel before crossing the 2 Himalayan footbridges to get from Matheysine to Trièves. You will enjoy beautiful panoramic views over the lake running on the mountainside of Côte Rouge before the final downhill to Treffort beach where the finish line is.


You can find all the details of the route of the Big Race 2023 by clicking to the link below:

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 departure5:30 am in La Mure on Sunday 9th of July 2023
ArrivalTreffort Beach (Nautical Base)
Distance67 km
Altitude3 500 m elevation gain
Refreshment stations 
  • km 15 (Mine Image)
  • km 27 (Monteynard)
  • km 38 (Les Signaraux)
  • km 50 (Alpage Sénépi)
  • km 55 (Mayres Savel village)
  • km 62 (Ebron footbridge)
  • Arrival

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.


To meet the requirements of the FFA in terms of assistance in nature races, assistance zones will be set up to allow runners to receive or give something by ONE accompanying person.

  • At the Monteynard refreshment station at km 27
  • At the Signaraux refreshment station, km 38
  • At the Mayres-Savel refreshment station, km 55

These zones will be marked with a “Start of assistance zone” and an “End of assistance zone” sign.
It is forbidden to receive external assistance (refreshment, lightening…) outside of these zones under penalty of disqualification.

Finish line closure
  • At the refreshment station of Mine Image (km 15) at 8:30am
  • At the refreshment station of Signaraux (km 38) at 12:00
  • At the refreshment station of Mayres Savel village (km 55) at 3:30 pm
  • At the refreshment station of Ebron (km 62) at 5:45 pm
Collection bibs
  • Friday 07 July: in Treffort (Nautical base) from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 08 July: in Treffort (Nautical base) from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Sunday 09 July: in La Mure city council from 4:30 am to 5:15 am
  • 65€ for the first 100 registrants
  • 70€ for the next 100 registrants
  • 75€ for the next 100 registrants
  • 80€ for the remaining bibs
Age requirementTo be born in 2003 or before
Prize giving ceremonyIn Treffort (Nautical base) at 3:00 pm
  • Mandatory equipment: 1,5L tank of water + 1 survival blanket + 1 hat + 1 waterproof jacket + 1 fully charged cellphone + 1 head torch + 1 whistle + 1 food supply + 1 cup
  • Recommended equipment: long stockings (tights)
  • Tolerated equipment: Telescopic poles (must be folded at the departure)
Gear depositIn La Mure: it will be possible to leave your bag at the organization staff before the departure that you will be able to collect at the arrival in Treffort

Shuttles will be present by the organization to bring you before the race to the departure site, in La Mure. Those shuttles will leave from Treffort Village (meeting point at the free runner parking) at 3:30 am and will bring you to La Mure (Departure Site). It is mandatory to book the shuttle online, while you register for the race, the fee is €10/ person. 

Reservations are possible until Monday 03 July at midday. After this date, no more reservations will be possible

To reach the ‘Parking Coureurs’ (which is the Free runners parking) in Treffort Village, please check out GETTING TO DEPARTURE / PARKING LOTS


The Big Race of the Trail des Passerelles du Monteynard is part of several labels:

  • FFA: the race is a round of the Trail Tour National Long, under the aegis of the FFA.
  • ITRA: The Big Race will allow you 3 ITRA points.
  • UTMB Qualifier: The race is part of the UTMB Qualifier 100 km category.