In order to reduce the environmental impact generated by our races, we try as much as possible to put our supply points near a water source, and in a place enabling the supply of electricity.
As an extension of this idea, the consumption of local products is obvious to us. Our cheese comes from the Montroc farm and La Ferme des 3 ours of Vallorcine.
When buying our products we give priority to those with minimalist packaging, bulk purchases, etc. to reduce our waste production.
We also limit administrative procedures on single-use paper, including the bibs delivery where the process is optimized to minimize paper consumption.
In collaboration with the SITOM (waste sorting center of the valley) the sorting of wastes is encouraged by an eco-collecting process especially on crowded places. Here, our teams of volunteers are very careful to this problematic (recovery of bottle caps for the construction of wheelchairs etc.)
Our closer teams are in charge of cleaning all the trails after the runners’ passage.
In the order to limit the amount of cars during the event, we set up several shuttle systems.
- The first one allowing to pick up and drive runners to their starting lines.
- The second one allowing accompanying persons to follow runners accross the valley without using personnal car.
The frequency of shuttles has been optimized in order to reach our guests’ expectations.
Following the idea of reducing vehicle use, members of the organization have access to a fleet of electric bicycles that they use as much as possible.
During races, runners as well as the public of crowded areas have access to composting toilet which produce only biodegradable waste.
Several measures are still discussed and we will not fail to keep you informed of their future achievements.
We are listening to all your suggestions regarding this issue.
A part of the races of Mont-Blanc Marathon cross the wildlife park of the Aiguilles Rouges, an emblematic place which is protected by the Community of Municipalities of the valley of Chamonix Mont-Blanc since 1972.
These are the parts of the route which cross the wildlife park :
On the Mont-Blanc 23 km and 42 km
You will follow a part of the botanical trail after Trélechamp and before arriving to the pass of Col des Montets.
Small signs indicate the names of the most remarkable flowers that thrive there. At the top of the pass, at the back of the chalet, several ibexes have taken up residence (if you are lucky, maybe you will see them).
While going down from the Aiguillette des Posettes, you will cross the wildlife park (a sign will indicated it) all the way to the bottom of the pass. This area is the home of mountain goats and wild boar. There is a place called “Les Ardoisières” an eagle area. Don’t lift your nose but look at your feet!
On the Mont-Blanc 90 km
You will enter in the wildlife park after going through the food supplies of Flégère until the Col des Montets. On this part of the trail you will might meet many ibexes of the Alps, thank you to respect them.
Thank you to protect the wildlife park by not throwing any garbage and by staying on the marked path.