The Petit Train

Sunday 7 July 2024
8:30 am

2 refreshments

From 25€ to 40€


28 km
1 350 m d+


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, 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 Summer 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.

Trail race

You can find all the details of the route of the Petit Train 2024 by clicking on 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.

Practical information

TIME AND DEPARTURE8:30 am in Monteynard (Monteynard city) on Sunday 7 July 2024
ARRIVALLa Mure station
ALTITUDE1 350 m elevation gain
REFRESHMENT STATION– km 15 (La Mine Image)
– km 19,5 (Les Signaraux)
– 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.
FINISH LINE CLOSURE– At the refreshment station of Mine Image (km 15) at 11:30 am
– At the refreshment station of Signaraux (km 19,5) at 12:40 pm
– At the Arrival at 2:30 pm
COLLECTION BIBS– Saturday 06 July : in the Môle located 200m from the beach of Mayres Savel from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
– Sunday 07 July : at the train station of La Mure from 6:00 am to 7:30 am
Be careful, no bibs will be distributed at the start site in Monteynard.
REGISTRATION FEES– 25€ for the first 75 registrants
– 30€ for the next 75 registrants
– 35€ for the next 75 registrants
– 40€ for the remaining bibs
AGE REQUIRMENTTo be born in 2004 or before
EQUIPMENTMandatory equipment: 0,5L tank of water + 1 survival blanket + 1 hat + 1 fully charged cellphone + 1 whistle + 1 food supply + 1 cup
Recommended equipment: 1 waterproof jacket
Tolerated equipment: Telescopic poles (must be folded at the departure)
SHUTTLEA 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 5€/person. 

Reservations can be made online until monday 1st July at 9:00 am. After this date, no more bookings will be possible.

This bus will leave from La Mure at 7:30 am.
LABELThe Petit Train is part of several labels:
– ITRA: The Petit Train will allow you 1 ITRA points.
– UTMB Qualifier: The race is part of the UTMB Qualifier 20 km category.