4th July 2021
Difference in height
2630 m +
1700 m -
2 ITRA points
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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.
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 facing this incredible panorama of the Mont-Blanc range.
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 ITRA cotation higher than 350 points (check your odds) has very little chance to finish the race. In that case, it’s more recommended to participate in another race of Mont-Blanc Marathon.
Before to register, we strongly recommend that you read the route, profile and estimated passage times to be fully aware of the difficulty of this race.The time barriers indicated take into account possible slowdowns that you may encounter and we strongly advise you to plan your race with a margin over time barriers.
Date: 4th July 2021
Start: 06:00 am
Place of start : Paragliders landing field in Chamonix
Distance : 42 km
Distance of heights : 2630m+ / 1800m-
ITRA points: 2 (reference : ITRA)
TRAIL in semi-autonomy
Open to ‘Espoir’ Category to upwards
2 300 maximum runners
Maximum time: 9:30 hours
4 refreshment points
Race bibs distribution in Place du Mont-Blanc:
- Thursday 1st July by appointment
- Friday 2nd July by appointment
- Saturday 26th 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.
- 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 regular trail, which is balcony and open on the Mont-Blanc massif, and which leads you to Altitude 2000.
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 + 08h00.