25 June 2023
Difference in height
2540 m +
The flagship race of the weekend, 2nd stage of the Salomon Golden Trail World Series.
It brings together the best of the discipline who are engaged in a breathtaking battle in a dream setting.
The finish line of the 42km du Mont-Blanc will be in the center of Chamonix – Place du Triangle de l’Amitié.
First on the fast and rolling tracks of the first part of the race and then on the steep and technical slopes of the Aiguillette des Posettes, the main difficulty of the course, and then finish at the heart of Chamonix on the Place du Triangle de l’Amitié.
To participate to this race, it’s recommended to have a good mountain race experience, to be comfortable in any ground and to be autonomous for several hours. We draw your attention to the fact that a runner with no UTMB performance index higher than 350 points has very little chance to finish the race. In that case, it’s more recommended to participate in another race of Mont-Blanc Marathon.
Date: 25th June 2023
Start: from 07:30 to 08:00 am
Waves : 4 waves
Distance : 42 km
Distance of heights : 2540m+/-
TRAIL in semi-autonomy
Open to ‘Espoir’ Category to upwards
2 300 maximum runners
Maximum time: 10:00 hours
3 full refreshment points
The start of 42km du Mont-Blanc is organised in 4 waves.
Depending on your SAS, please go to the location on the map below.
Race bibs distribution in Place du Mont-Blanc:
- Thursday 22 June by appointment
- Friday 23 June by appointment
- Saturday 24 June by appointment
To collect their bib, contestant will have to choose a time slot prior to coming. No bib will be given if the runner come out of their chosen time slot.
During the delivery of the bibs of the Mont-Blanc 42 km, runners will have to present a photo ID and their race bag including all the mandatory equipment for equipment control. Thanks to this, the organisation will be allowed to put a chronometric chip on them. No bib will be given to runners who don’t have their bag including all mandatory equipment.
No race Bibs distributed on Sunday morning before the start of the race.
- Mobile phone.
- A reserve of at least 0.5 litre of water.
- Waterproof and windproof jacket with hood (gore tex type) adapted to your size.
- Survival blanket (140cm x 200cm).
- Personal cup.
- Straps roll.
- Bowl and spoon.
After a departure from the center of Chamonix (1035m), you will progressively climb the Chamonix valley, passing successively by the hamlets of Les Bois and Le Lavancher to reach Argentière (1250m).
Runners bypass the village of Argentière and reach the Planet through the path of Les Rambles before returning to Montroc by briefly taking the municipal road.
After crossing the village of Montroc, you will take the path towards Le Tour.
Then begin the progression towards the Aiguillette des Posettes (2185m) by a trail passing by Le Chaleyre.
The route goes down to the village of Vallorcine passing by the Col des Posettes (1997m) then by the Plan de l’Envers path.
From Vallorcine (1260m) you join the hamlet of Le Buet then, by the path of the Diligences, you will reach the Col des Montets (1461m) at the heart of the Aiguilles Rouges massif.
Facing the Mont-Blanc range, the path climbs up to La Flégère (1875m).
After a crossing to the beautiful Combe de la Charlanon (1812 m), you will end with a very nice descent leading you in the center of Chamonix.
The time restrictions indicated below are given as an indication, they may be modified if necessary for the safety of the participants. In case of bad weather, and for security reasons, the organisation keeps the right to stop the event in progress or to change the time barriers. Any decision will be taken by the trail committee.
The arrival of a runner on a time barrier outside the deadline implies his disqualification. The lower right corner of the bib will be “cut” by the person in charge and the runner will be invited to use public transport to return to Chamonix. If the runner wishes to continue the race, his bib number will be taken by the person in charge and the runner will no longer be considered as a participant in the Mont-Blanc 42 km, so he will no longer be under the responsibility of the organiser.
Anyone who doesn’t respect the volunteers in charge of this function will be banned from racing permanently on all events of the Mont Blanc Marathon.
- Refreshment of Le Tour (km 12.5) : starting time of the last wave + 02h45.
- Refreshment of Vallorcine (km 22.2) : starting time of the last wave + 05h30.
- Refreshment of La Flégère (km 32.8) : starting time of the last wave + 08h30.