THE BIG RACE
The Big Race is one of the steps in the National Trail Challenge for 2024 in the Long (High Mountain) format.
For the 13th edition, the organization offers you a similar trail from 2023. 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. You will then have the chance to discover La Pierre Plantée, to go back down to La Mine Image, the underground museum of the Mine.
You will then head for La Pierre Percée (Holed rock), one of the 7 wonders of Dauphiné region. You will then following up with the ascent of Connex to go back down to the village of Monteynard to discover its belvedere, then the Grand Balcony of the historic railway of the 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 then attack the ascent to the Sénépi mountain pasture via the Signaraux ski resort and its famous ski lift. At the top of the Sénépi, the Everest of the TPM, the junction with the Maratrail course takes place, and you will be welcomed by the shepherd, his family and his team at the Alpage chalet!
From there, you will go down to Mayres-Savel before crossing the 2 himalayan bridges (the Drac then the Ébron) to pass from the Matheysine to the Trièves. Finally, you will enjoy superb panoramas on the lake while evolving on the slopes of Côte Rouge before the final descent on the nautical Base of Treffort where the arrival will be judged.
You can find all the details of the route of the Big Race 2024 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 DEPARTURE||5:00 am in La Mure on Sunday 14th of July 2024|
|ARRIVAL||Treffort Beach (Nautical Base)|
|ALTITUDE||3 500 m elevation gain|
|REFRESHMENT STATION||– km 15 (La Mine Image)|
– km 26 (Monteynard)
– km 38 (Les Signaraux)
– km 48,5 (Alpage Sénépi)
– km 54,5 (Mayres Savel village)
– km 61 (Passerelle de l’Ebron)
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.
|SUPPORT||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 26
– At the Signaraux refreshment station, km 38
– At the Mayres-Savel refreshment station, km 54,5
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 7:45 am|
– At the refreshment station of Signaraux (km 38) at 12:45 pm
– At the refreshment station of Mayres Savel village (km 54,5) at 4:15 pm
– At the refreshment station of Ebron (km 61) at 5:45 pm
– At the Arrival at 7:10 pm
|COLLECTION BIBS||– Friday 12 July: in Treffort (Nautical base) from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
– Saturday 13 July: in Treffort (Nautical base) from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
– Sunday 14 July: in La Mure city council from 4:00 am to 4:45 am
|REGISTRATION FEES||– 70€ for the first 100 registrants|
– 75€ for the next 100 registrants
– 80€ for the next 100 registrants
– 85€ for the remaining bibs
|AGE REQUIRMENT||To be born in 2004 or before|
|PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY||In Treffort (Nautical base) at 2:30 pm|
|EQUIPMENT||– 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 DEPOSIT||In 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|
|SHUTTLE||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 3:00 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 Tuesday 02 July at 11:59 pm. 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
|LABEL||The Big Race of the Trail des Passerelles du Monteynard is part of several labels:|
– FFA: The Big Race of the TPM is a stage in the 2024 National Trail Challenge, in the Long (High Mountain) format.
– ITRA: The Big Race will allow you 3 ITRA points.
– UTMB Qualifier: The race is part of the UTMB Qualifier 100 km category.