Last update 5th October 2020

The races of Mont-Blanc Marathon are organized by the Club des Sports de Chamonix (99 avenue de la plage/ 74400 Chamonix/ tel : 00334 50 53 11 57) with the help of the Chamonix Mont-Blanc Marathon association. These rules and regulations apply to the following events: 90km du Mont-Blanc, 42km du Mont-Blanc, 23km du Mont-Blanc, KM Vertical du Mont-Blanc, Duo étoilé, Young Race Marathon,10km du Mont-Blanc and Mini Cross du Mont-Blanc (800m to 3km reserved for children, depending on their age category). 

Race Presentation

For the 2020 Mont-Blanc Marathon, the organisation has decided to use the distances and vertical gain/lost estimated by the International Trail Running Association (ITRA, association of which it’s a member), for the Mont-Blanc 90km, 42km and 23km. The race distances and vertical gains are on the event website (marathonmontblanc.fr), in the “races” rubric. GPX files can be downloaded. The organisation also insists on the fact that, according to the software used and the adjustments, the gpx files may have very different results.

The International Trail Running Association explains, on its website,the method of certifying a route.

Please note, within the framework of the sanitary measures which will be imposed at the time of the event, modifications may be made to the refreshments, compulsory equipment, the awarding of prizes, the delivery of bibs or any other section of the regulations.

MONT-BLANC 90KM

  • Trail in semi autonomy category M includes 5 full refreshment stations and 3 light refreshment stations.
  • A route with a distance of 91 km and a vertical gain of 6220m (reference : ITRA). One fallback path :  in case of very bad weather conditions preventing rescue helicopter (78km and about 5000 of vertical gain).
  • Open for the ‘Espoir’ category and upward.
  • Limited to 1000 runners.
  • Maximum time : 24 hours
  • Route is predominantly on technical mountain paths situated between 1500m and 2500m in altitude, with a finish in Chamonix.
  • Start on Friday June 25th, 2021 at 4:00am.
  • Minimum ITRA Rank : 450.

MONT-BLANC 42KM

  • Trail race in semi-autonomy category S, includes 3 full refreshment stations (Vallorcine, Le Tour, la Flégère) and 2 light refreshment stations (Argentiere, Col des Posettes)
  • Distance of 42km coupled with a positive vertical gain of 2780m, and a 1704m vertical drop off (reference : ITRA).
  • Open from the ‘Espoir’ category and upward
  • Limited to 2300 runners
  • Departure with several waves
  • Maximum time : 9 hours and 30 minutes
  • Race is on mountain trails between 1000m and 2200m in altitude with a finish at 2000m.
  • Start on Sunday 27th June, 2021 at 7:00am.
  • Minimum ITRA Rank : 350

MONT-BLANC 23KM

  • Short trail category XS race in semi-autonomy, includes 2 full refreshment stations (Tré le Champ, la Flégère).
  • Distance of 23 km with a vertical gain of 1680m, and a 870m vertical drop (reference : gpx file with 10m vertical threshold).
  • Open from the ‘Espoir’ category and upward
  • Limited to 2000 runners
  • Departure with several waves
  • Maximum time : 6 hours
  • Route is on mountain trails between 1000m and 2000m in altitude with a finish at 2000m.
  • Start on Saturday 26th June, 2021 at 8:00 am
  • Minimum ITRA Rank: 270

DUO ETOILE

  • Discovery Trail, include one light refreshment (refuge du Plan de l’Aiguille) and one full refreshment (arrival).
  • Distance of 20km with a positive and negative vertical gain of 1500m.
  • Open from ‘Junior’ category and upward.
  • Limited to 500 teams.
  • Maximum time : 6 hours
  • Start in waves
  • Start on Saturday 26th June, 2021 at 8:00 pm place du triangle de l’amitié in Chamonix.

MONT-BLANC 10KM

  • Discovery trail, with no refreshment station on the route (only one at the arrival)
  • 10km distance on the cross-country ski trails
  • Open from the ‘Cadet’ category and upward
  • Start in waves
  • Start on Saturday 26th June, 2021 at 1:00 pm

YOUNG RACE MARATHON

  • Discovery trail.
  • Distance of 15km on the end of route of Mont Blanc 42km.
  • Open from ‘Junior’ and ‘Espoir’ categories.
  • Start on Sunday 27th July, 2021 at 10:00 am from le Tour village.

MONT-BLANC VERTICAL KM

  • Race organized as a time-trial
  • 3.8km distance with a 1000m vertical gain
  • Open from the ‘Junior’ category and upward
  • Alpine route, end of the course exposed like a via Ferrata (steps, cables, scrambling..) finish at 2000m
  • Start on Friday 25th June, 2021 at 4:00pm. In case of bad weather, the Vertical KM may be postponed to Saturday, 26th June, 2021.

MONT-BLANC MINI CROSS

  • Non-timed races, no rankings based on speed
  • Distances between 800m and 3km for children (categories from athletics school to ‘minimes’), taking place in the Bois du Bouchet
  • Start on Saturday 26th June, 2021 at 09:30 am

Registration opening for priority runners (people who registered to one of the races of the 2020 edition of Mont Blanc Marathon) from October 8th 2020 at 9 a.m. until October 20th 2020 at midnight (after this date no priority registration possible).

Depending on the spots left (after the priority registration), a drawing could be organised for the Mont Blanc 90km, 42km and 23km and the Duo Etoilé from October 26th 2020 at 9 a.m.

For the other races (Mont Blanc 10km, Vertical KM, Young Race Marathon and mini cross) registration will open after the drawing of Mont Blanc 90km, 42km and 23km and the Duo Etoilé if there is one.

Priority runners will receive a first email on Monday 5th of October informing about the priority registration opening dates and a second email on Thursday 8th of October giving the procedure to follow to register.

Reminder, registration priority is not transmittable to another person. It is only valid  on the same race as 2020 and only for the 2021 edition of Mont Blanc Marathon. About the Duo Etoilé, registration priority is only valid for the same duo as 2020.

Registration exclusively on the internet with secure payment by credit card.

Enrolment exclusively available on the Internet and secured payment by banker’s card. Engagement fees include all the services described in the present regulations.

Periods42 km90 kmKmV23 kmYRMDuo Etoilé10 kmMini Cross
From 01/10/2020 to 31/12/202065€120€35€42€30€72€/team22€FREE
From 01/01/2021 to 31/03/202070€130€38€50€32€80€/team25€FREE
From 01/04/2021 to 24/06/202180€140€40€60€35€90€/team28€FREE

The races are open to license holders and non-license holders of all nationalities, whose age corresponds to the category/distance criteria of the FFA (French Athletics Federation). The age categories give rise to separate ratings in the different events.

Participation conditions :

Participation in the Mont-Blanc Marathon races will be the sole responsibility of the runners, waiving all claims against the organizers for damage suffered or incurred. Competitors expressly waive their rights to the organization. Competitors agree not to engage in any further charges against the organizers for any incident arising from their participation in this event.

Any commitment is firm and final. It implies full acceptance of the rules.

2021 age category :

  • Poussins : 2010-2011
  • Benjamins : 2008-2009
  • Minimes : 2006-2007
  • Cadets : 2004-2005
  • Juniors : 2002-2003
  • Espoirs : 1999 à 2001
  • Seniors : 1987 à 1998
  • Masters : 1986 and before

All registrations must be accompanied by one of the following to be considered valid:

  • Photocopy of an Athlé Competition, Athlé Running, or Athlé Entreprise license issued by the FFA, valid on the date of the event
  • A “Pass’ J’aime Courir” issued by the FFA valid on the date of the event
  • A medical certificate dated within a year of the competition date detailing in an explicit manner that there are no counter-indications of participating in athletics, running or sport competitions. No other document will be accepted as proof of possessing this certificate and on this one we can see the Doctor coordinates.

One of these documents must be uploaded by you to your registration profile, any document sent by email or post will not be taken into account.

Foreign participants are required to provide a medical certificate stating there are no counter-indications of why the person cannot participate in athletics or running competitions, even if they hold a competition license issued by a federation affiliated with the IAAF. This certificate must be translated into French, dated, signed and stamped authentically by the doctor, even if not common practice on national territory. If it is not written in French it be must be translated. 

You can upload a model of a medical certificat here : MODEL MEDICAL CERTIFICAT

For the Mont-Blanc 90km, 42km, and 23km, the photocopy of the licence or medical certificate must be submitted to the organization before January 1st 2021. By default the registration will be cancelled from February 1st, 2021 and not reimbursed of the registration fee.
No reminder will be sent to you, it is your responsibility to complete and check the status of your registration on http://mbm.inscr.livetrail.net/consult.php

For the other races (10km, KMV, duo étoilé, Young race marathon) the photocopy of the licence or medical certificate must be upload on your registration file in the month following your registration or at least one month before the race. If not the runner won’t be able to pick up their bib at the race bib distribution and won’t be able to take the start of the race.

When registering each runner commits personally to the following:

  • The registration for the Mont Blanc Marathon races is knowledge and acceptance by the competitor race regulations.
  • I declare that I have read and agree to the race rules and ethics (available on montblancmarathon.fr)
  • I understand and accept the participation conditions found in the rules and regulations.
  • I agree to comply with the regulations in all respects
  • I declare to have my own individual accident insurance which will cover any costs of search and rescue in France and Switzerland.
  • I declare myself informed about the medical counter-indications that could relate to me and therefore relieve the organization of any medical problems that may arise during the event due to negligence on my behalf.
  • I declare to satisfied the obligation of medical consultation before the race, materialize by the medical certificate of no counter-indication of running practice, to be informed about the medical counter-indication who could concern my self and in consequences I discharge the organisation of all medical problem could be happen during the race. 

All entries are personal, firm and final, and cannot be reimbursed for any reason whatsoever.

No bib exchange is allowed with a third party. Any person selling or giving his race bib to another runner will be guilty in case of accident in which this person would be involved. Anyone with a bib acquired in breach of these regulations may be disqualified without any possible refund. The runner caught red bib resale, his registration canceled without refund.

The race bib must be visible during the entire race. The organisation accepts no liability in case of accident in this type of situation.

For participants who wish, “cancellation” insurance is offered when registering to one of the Mont Blanc Marathon races on the registration platform, the policy of which can be viewed via this link. This option must be subscribed before the validation of the order. This option allows the participant -under certain conditions established by the insurer chosen by the organizer- to be reimbursed for the registration fees paid.

Circle ticketing insurance reimburses without reason, without exclusion, without proof, within 72 hours. Insurance only covers what is unforeseeable and accidental.

If the runner has not taken out cancellation insurance he will not be able to request any reimbursement from the organization.

Changing to another race is possible if there are spots available in the requested race, for change :

  • From the 90km to the Vertical KM or to the 10km.
  • From the 42km to the Vertical KM or to the 10km.
  • From the 23km to the Vertical KM or to the 10km.
  • From Duo Etoilé to the Vertical KM or to the 10km.
  • From the Vertical KM to 10km

To request a change please inform the organizers in writing before the April 30th, 2021 so that they may add an additional race bib to the appropriate race. No reimbursements will be made.

Any requests to change from one race to another must be made by the runner in question (by mail). Requests made by anyone other than the registered participant are not permitted. 

Before the race

In cases of force majeure (red or orange weather alerts) preventing competition running, natural disasters (earthquakes, storms), or major political events (revolution, war, terrorist attacks) except pandemic forcing the organization to cancel the event, 60% of the cashed registration fee will be reimbursed.

Not reimbursed:  Donations to the associations, cancellation insurance, paid buffet meals, option personnalised medal and bank fees.

To benefit from this refund, you must make a request by email to the organization before July 31, 2021.

This refund will be made by crediting your credit card within two months of your request.

During the race

In case of weather conditions potentially causing danger for the participants the organization can stop the race. In this case the runner arriving at a refreshment station or control check-point must follow the instructions given by the volunteers and will be required to comply with them.

In cases of force majeure (weather (red or orange alerts) preventing competition running, natural disasters (earthquakes, storms), or major political events (revolution, war, terrorist attacks) except pandemic forcing the organization to report the event, 60% of the cashed registration fee will be reimbursed.

Not reimbursed: Donations to the associations, cancellation insurance, paid buffet meals, option personnaliz medal and bank fees.

To benefit from this refund, you must make a request by email to the organization before July 31, 2021.

This refund will be made by crediting your credit card within two months of your request.

Cancellation insurance :

All participants in one of the Mont Blanc Marathon races can take out cancellation insurance when registering, as set out in the “Cancellation of registration” article of these regulations.

Civil liability :

The organizers have taken out Civil Liability insurance for the duration of the race. This Civil Liability insurance guarantees the pecuniary consequences of its responsibility, that of its employees and the participants.

Individual accident :

Each competitor must absolutely, have their own accident insurance which will cover any costs of search and rescue in France and Switzerland (90km). Such insurance can be taken out with any organisation of the competitor’s choice in particular with the ITRA more information

Helicopter-borne evacuations in Switzerland are not free of charge nor are the evacuations made in France by a private helicopter. The choice of the evacuation depends exclusively on the organisation, which will systematically prioritise the runners’ security.

Material damage:

The organizer declines all responsibility in the event of damage (theft, breakage, loss, etc.) suffered by the personal property of participants, even if the organizer provides surveillance. The participant, in his capacity as owner, expressly agrees to retain custody of such personal property during the event. This covers in particular any damage to the participant’s personal property while it is left in the runners’ bags set up during the event by the organizer. Participants will therefore not be able to take action against the organizer for any damage caused to their equipment. Taking out insurance covering these risks is the responsibility of each individual.

The unprecedented health crisis experienced in the last months due to the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted all of our activities.

The evolution of the situation since the end of quarantine in France and the latest government measures allow us to consider the organization of the 2021 Mont Blanc Marathon.

However, with the circulation of the virus still active, the organization of our event can no longer proceed in the same way as before. Adaptations for the smooth running of the event are essential.

REMINDER OF THE INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT:

Let’s fight together against Covid-19. Let us respect barrier gestures to limit and slow down the spread of the virus.

Wash your hands regularly or use a hydro-alcoholic solution.
Cough or sneeze in your elbow or handkerchief.
Blow your nose in a disposable tissue then throw it away.
Avoid touching your face.
Maintain a distance of at least one meter from others.
Greet without shaking hands and stop hugging.
In the absence of treatment, the best protection for you and for your loved ones is, at all times, to respect barrier measures and physical distancing. In addition, wear a mask when the distance of one meter cannot be respected.

GENERAL MEASURES ON THE MONT BLANC MARATHON

The measures presented below are likely to evolve (strengthening or easing) depending on the evolution of the health crisis linked to COVID-19.

Due to the health crisis of Covid-19, general organizational measures are applicable in compliance with existing directives on physical distancing and appropriate health behaviors. The organization asks participants and all audiences concerned by the event to respect national guidelines:

Everyone must wear a mask in all enclosed spaces and all public transport.
During key times of the start and finish of the races, wearing a mask is mandatory.
The organizer asks runners who have presented with Covid-19 to consult a doctor before registering for the race to find out if the practice of intense efforts and competitive racing is possible, in particular races with significant elevations and a fortiori altitude.


BIBS COLLECTION

Only a complete registration file will allow the collection of the bib.
Organization and proposals for time slots for collecting bibs.
Wearing a mask will be required throughout the bib withdrawal procedure.
Provision of hydro-alcoholic gel for all at the entrance.
Regulated flows according to the reception capacity of the place.
Presentation of contactless identity documents.


BAG DROP AREA

Regular flows on the basis of time slots correlated with the times of the departure waves.
Wearing a mask will be required in the bag drop area.


DEPARTURE AREA

Wearing a mask will be required until the time of departure. It can then be removed and must be kept on you during the race.
Convening by different times for departures in waves with a limited number per time depending on the reception capacities of the places.


REFRESHMENTS

Wearing a mask will be required from entering to leaving the refreshment zone.
Only the runner can enter the refreshment zone.
The “solid” refreshments can be individualized and identical in their composition for all runners.
“Liquid” supplies will not be subject to any manipulation by the runners. The service will be provided by members of the organization who will fill the individual containers.
The runners will be required to have an individual container (cup, water bag, bowl and spoon for the soup) to be able to be served in liquid.
Only one assistant per runner will be allowed in the materialized assistance zone where he must respect the distance of one meter from the others. He must wear a mask.


RACE AREA

Competitors must respect a physical distance of two meters when possible. It is advisable to use the full width of the paths.
It is strongly recommended not to spit on the ground and to use a disposable tissue paper to keep on you.


ARRIVAL AREA

The area may be closed to non-participants.
Wearing a mask will be required upon entering the queue for the exit route from the finish area.
The prize-giving protocol may be limited to the first 3 men and the first 3 women.


MEDICAL AREAS

Removal of recovery care possible, except for urgent health issues.


AFTER RACE

We ask runners to notify the Covid-19 referent of the event in the event of a declaration of illness after the race.

The Mont-Blanc Marathon races are in semi-autonomy. Semi autonomy is defined as having the capacity to be autonomous between two refreshment posts, not only on the food front but also that of clothing and security, being able to adapt oneself in particular to problems encountered or envisaged (bad weather, physical problems, injuries…).

Only the runners carrying a visible and duly controlled race number have access to the refreshment posts.Two types of refreshments are offered:

Light refreshments: still water, sparkling water, energizing drinks, Cola, tea, oranges, lemons, bananas,

Full refreshments : light refreshment (as above) + Isostar cereal or energizing bars, chocolate, dried fruit, cheese, sausage, bread, soup (only on the 90km).

Every runner seen throwing down their litter along the route will be penalized. Trash cans are provided in large numbers at every refreshment post and must be used.

Individual assitance is tolerated 20m before and 20m after each refreshment station. Any assistance outside these areas is prohibited, as is support in the race.

Please note, within the framework of the health measures applicable at the time of the event, modifications may be made to the refreshments.

Please note, within the framework of the health measures applicable at the time of the event, modifications may be made to the compulsory equipment imposed on the races.

The required equipment complies with specific technical and administrative rules published by the FFA.
Each runners is committed to have safety equipment placed throughout the race and present whenever required by the organizer during the race. Check points may be carried out at any time during the race and the runner is obliged to cooperate with these controls cordially, non-compliance may result in disqualification.

No cups will be given on refreshment points of Mont Blanc Marathon races.

MONT-BLANC 42KM, 23KM AND YOUNG RACE MARATHON

We would like to remind you that the Mont Blanc 42km and 23km races take place in the mountains and weather conditions could change very quickly. It is for this reason that it is necessary to carry the gear mentioned below with you so you may protect yourself from unfavorable climate conditions.

The bib will be given to the runner only if they present their mandatory equipment when removing bibs.

Mandatory material :

  • Working Mobile phone.
  • Stock of water minimum 0,50 liter.
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket with hood (gore tex type) adapted to their size
  • Whistle
  • Survival blanket (140cm x 200cm).
  • Personnal cup

Recommended material depending weather conditions :

  • Beanie
  • Leggings
  • Gloves
  • Straps rolls
  • Small amount of money

Ski/walking poles are tolerated on Mont-Blanc 42km, Mont-Blanc 23km and on the Young Race Marathon.

If you decide to use poles, you must keep them throughout the whole of the race… It is forbidden to start without sticks and recover them up along the way. 

DUO ETOILE

This event takes place on a route of predominantly technical mountain trails between 1000m and 2200m in altitude. Weather conditions can change very quickly and for this reason it is compulsory to bring the equipment noted below to protect yourself against unfavorable weather elements.

The bib will be given to the runner only if they present their mandatory equipment when removing bibs.

Mandatory material :

  • Working Mobile phone.
  • Stock of water minimum 0,50 liter.
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket with hood (gore tex type) adapted to their size
  • Whistle
  • Headlamp or pectoral lamp in working order.
  • Survival blanket (140cm x 200cm).
  • Personnal cup

Recommended material depending weather conditions :

  • Beanie
  • Legging
  • Gloves

MONT-BLANC 90KM

This event takes place on a route of predominantly technical mountain trails between 1500m and 2500m in altitude. Weather conditions can change very quickly and for this reason it is compulsory to bring the equipment noted below to protect yourself against unfavorable weather elements. The bib will be given to the runner only if they present their mandatory equipment when removing bibs.

Mandatory equipment :

  • A reserve of at least 1 litre of water.
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket with hood (gore tex type) adapted to their size.
  • Clothing hot second layer long sleeve adapted to their size.
  • Survival blanket (140cm x 200cm).
  • Whistle
  • Working mobile phone. It must work and have a subscruption adapted to the countries (France and Switzerland).
  • Headlamp or pectoral lamp with spare batteries.
  • Personnal cup.
  • ID card.

Recommended material depending weather conditions :

  • Beanie
  • Legging
  • Gloves
  • Straps rolls
  • Small amount of money

Ski/walking poles are tolerated on Mont-Blanc 90km.

If you decide to use poles, you must keep them throughout the whole of the race… It is forbidden to start without sticks and recover them up along the way.

MONT-BLANC VERTICAL KM AND 10KM

Ski/walking poles are forbidden on these races.

Mandatory equipment

  • Waterproof and windproof jacket.
  • Stock of water minimum 0,50 liter. 

Please attach your race bib to the front of your t-shirt. It is not allowed to attach the race bib to your back or backpack. Race bibs must be clearly visible throughout the race.

The bib must be visible during the entire race.

Please note, within the framework of the health measures applicable at the time of the event, modifications may be made to the race bib distribution.

To get their bibs runners will have to show their race bag with all their mandatory equipment to be checked. It will also allow the organisation to put a chronometric chip. No bib will be given to runners who don’t have their equipment controlled.

Each race bib is distributed individually to the runner upon presentation of a picture ID with photo. Without this documentation a bib will not be given. The bibs can be collected from the Place du Mont-Blanc: the times and dates for the bib collection will be communicated to you later depending on the evolution of health measures.

The time restrictions indicated below are necessary to ensure maximum safety for the participants and may be altered if needed. In the case of bad weather, and for reasons of security, the organizers reserve the right to stop the race or modify the time check points at any stage. Any such decisions will be taken by the Race Jury.

The maximum time and the time barriers throughout the races take into account any slowdowns (traffic jams, material checks, waiting at refueling). It is up to the runners to take the necessary measures to calculate their race time.

In the case of a wave departure, time barriers are applied from the departure time of the last wave.

The maximum race time is calculated according to the start time of the runner.

The maximum time allowed for completion of the 42km is fixed at 9h30. The latest time for passing through the principal control posts are as follows :

  • Refreshment post at Vallorcine (km 17) : starting time of the last wave + 3 hours into the race.
  • Control point at Le Tour (km 28) : starting time of the last wave + 5 hours and 30 minutes into the race.
  • Refreshment post of La Flégère (km 37) : starting time of the last wave +  8 hours and 05 minutes into the race.

The maximum time allowed for the 23km is fixed at 6 hours. The latest time to pass through the control posts are as follows :

  • Refreshment post of Tré le Champ (km 12) : starting time of the last wave +  2 hours and 30 minutes into the race
  • Refreshment post of La Flégère (km 18) : starting time of the last wave + 4 hours and 30 minutes into the race.

The maximum time allowed for the 90 km du Mont-Blanc is fixed at 24h00. The latest time for passing through the principal control posts are as follows :

  • Refreshment post of Planpraz (km 12) / 7:30 am, 3 hours and 30 minutes into the race.
  • Refreshment post of la Flégère (km 18) / 8:30 am, 4 hours and 30 minutes into the race.
  • Refreshment post of Buet (km 27) / 10:30 am, 6 hours and 30 minutes into the race.
  • La Villaz (km 38) / 13:00 am, 9 hours into the race.
  • Refreshment post of Emosson (km 43) / 03:00 pm, 11 hours into the race.
  • Chatelard village (km 47) / 04:00 pm, 12 hours into the race.
  • Refreshment post of Le Tour (km 62) / 8:15 pm, 16 hours and 15 minutes into the race.
  • Refreshment post of Les Bois (km 72 ) / 10:30 pm, 18 hours and 30 minutes into the race.
  • Resfreshment post of Montenvers (km 78) / 01:00 am, 21 hours into the race.
  • Refreshment post of Plan de l’Aiguille (km 83) / 2:30 am, 22 hours and 30 minutes into the race.

The maximum time allowed for the Duo étoilé is fixed at 6 hours. The latest time for passing through the principal control posts are :

  • Caillet road (km 4) : 1 hour and 30 minutes into the race.
  • Refreshment post of Montenevers (km7) : 2 hours and 30 minutes into the race
  • Refreshment post of Le plan de l’Aiguille (km12) : 4 hours into the race

The time restrictions are mandatory and there will be no exceptions. The participant will be disqualified if he/she arrives after the given time limit.
The runner’s bib numbers will be communicated by the race director, a mark will be made on the bib by the post manager and the runner will be asked to take public transportation back to Chamonix. In the case of a runner wishing to continue the course despite not making the time restriction, the post manager will take the bib and the runner will no longer be considered a participant of the Mont-Blanc races. He will no longer be under the organizer’s responsibility.

For the races with times restrictions, it will be based on the departure of the last runners wave. 

If you cross the finish line of the Mont-Blanc 90k, 42k, 23k or duo étoilé beyond the maximum race time you will not be ranked and therefore not considered as finisher.
Any person not respecting the station leaders and the other volunteers will be banned indefinitely from all Mont Blanc marathon races.

For each race a maximum time is determinated, the runners crossing the finish line beyond the maximum race time will no longer be ranked and therefore no longer considered finisher.

This maximum time is calculate in fact of your time depart. In the case of a wave start, your maximum race time will be calculated on the start time of your wave.

Maximum time for each races :

Mont-Blanc 90km : 24h00
Mont-Blanc 42km : 9h30
Mont-Blanc 23km : 6h00
Duo étoilé : 6h00
Young Race Marathon : 4h00
Mont-Blanc 10km : No maximum time
KM Vertical : No maximum time 

If a participant withdraws from the race, they must inform the person in charge at the nearest refreshment or control post and turn in their electronic timing chip, and also inform this person of their bib number.

In case of withdrawal the runner’s bib number will be communicated to the race headquarters, and a mark will be made on the bib by the post manager. The runner will then be invited to take public transportation back to Chamonix.

Any person lacking respect to the volunteers in charge will be banned forever from future Mont-Blanc marathon races. 

In case of unfavorable weather conditions (large quantities or rain or snow at altitude, strong wind, thunderstorms…) and following the decision of the race jury the organization reserves the right to modify start times, the course, and time restrictions.

Runners will be notified of these changes by text message and all information will be posted at the nerve centers of the race (start of races, race-bib pick-up, buffets…). 

Security posts will be positioned in several locations of the race. They will have radio contact with the race Command Office.

A medical team will be present during the entire duration of the race. They will be able to intervene by all the appropriate means including by helicopter if necessary

If a runner is in difficulty or seriously injured they are asked to call for help:

  • By presenting themselves at a first-aid station
  • Calling race headquarters
  • Asking another runner to alert the rescue

It is important that each runner gives assistance to any person in danger and to call for rescue.

Any problem or accident must be reported immediately to the nearest checkpoint.

Remember that there are hazards of all kinds related to the environment and the race that may require waiting longer than you expect. Your safety will depend on the quality of gear you put in your packs.

A runner calling for a doctor or paramedic submits his authority and agrees to accept their decisions. The rescuers and official doctors are especially entitled to:

  • Take a runner out of the race if they are deemed unable to continue the race.
  • Evacuate by any means a runner that they deem in danger.
  • Hospitalize a runner whose state of health requires it.

Expenses resulting from the rescue or exceptional evacuation will be borne by the person rescued, who must also ensure his return to the place of evacuation. It is the sole responsibility of the runner to build and present the case to his personal insurance within the time limit.

If unable to contact the race headquarters you can call the rescue agency directly (especially if you are in ‘emergency areas only’) 112 from France. 

An official jury will be appointed. Its power of decision cannot be contested. It may be forced to take decisions on the postponement or cancellation of the race depending on the weather conditions.

The jury is composed of a member from each of the following structures:

  • Chamoniarde
  • City of Chamonix
  • City of Vallorcine
  • CNEAS
  • Croix-Blanche
  • Croix-Rouge
  • Club des Sports de Chamonix
  • Dokever
  • EMHM
  • Race coordination doctor
  • Rescue Center

The jury president is the race director. He takes all decisions following a concertation between all the members.

Please note, as part of the health measures applicable at the time of the event, changes may be made to the award ceremony.

For the Mont-Blanc 90k and 42k, the first ten men and first ten women in general ranking.

For the Mont-Blanc 23km and 10km, the first three men and the first three women in the general ranking.

For the Vertical KM, the first five men and first five women in general ranking will be rewarded.

For the Duo étoilé, the first three men’s teams, first three women’s teams and first three mixed teams.

For the Young Race Marathon, the first three men and the first three women in the categorys concerned.

Each participant authorises the organisers of the Marathon du Mont-Blanc as well as the sponsors and the media to use any images (fixed or audiovisual) taken during the Mont-Blanc 42km, 90km, 23km, Duo étoilé, Young race Marathon, Vertical KM, 10 km or Mini-cross. These images may be used for promotional documents and/or advertising mediums all over the world and for the longest duration authorised by law, rules and regulations or current treaties, including any eventual extensions which may be granted to this timescale.

For the minor not emancipated, the registration of the mini cross give the parent agreement to the images of the child. 

In accordance with the Freedom and Information Act of 6th January 1978, and the general rules of the data protection UE 2016/679 entered into force the 25th May 2018, each runners have the right to access and modified to the personal data about him. 

In application at this disposition, the runner could be opposite at the processing of his personal data, ask his data modification, to be opposite at the reception of commercial prospection,to ask for erase his personal data, to access at his personal data.

All of this right could be exerce by email request to the club@chamonixsport.com.

In general, the personal data communicated by the participants is intended for the authorized personnel of the organizer.

As a participant in the Mont-Blanc Marathon, the organizer also invites you to carefully read the following provisions:

At the end of the Event, information related to your sporting performance (including your result, photos and videos) is published on the Mont-Blanc Marathon website. Your results associated with your last name, first name and region are likely to be picked up by any media.
If you wish to oppose such a publication for a legitimate reason, you must communicate this decision to the organizer at club@chamonixsport.com, before the event and at the latest thirty (30) days before the latter so that adequate measures are taken.

Data retention period:
The data is kept for a period of three years from the end of the event. At the end of this retention period, the organizer will proceed to their temporary archiving for the longest period of legal prescription applicable for this type of service. Their access will then be strictly limited to use within a legal or judicial framework.

The organizer offers to transport participants bags for the 42km, 23km and Vertical KM (1 bag per participant, bag provided by the organizers) to the race finish line. The organizer declines any responsibility due to lose, theft, or damage of the bags and their content (it recommanded to avoid to put valuables in these bags)

The participant’s belongings will be transported to the finish line only if they are in the race bags provided by the organization.

Participants are prohibited from running with any animal.

The Organization of the Mont-Blanc Marathon has decided to set up the QUARTZ Event Program to protect participant’s health and to contribute to doping-free sport.

To have more information :  click here

Race officials present on the course, and those in charge of different control and refreshment posts are authorised to uphold regulations and to immediately (*) impose a penalty for non-respect, based on the following chart :

BREACH OF RULES

PENALTY (*)- DISQUALIFICATION

90km

42km & Young Race Marathon

23km & Duo étoilé

10km

KMV

Race number not visible

Penalty time

45’

30′

15′

10′

10’

Receiving help outside authorised zones

Penalty time

45’

30′

15′

10′

10′

Not respecting the route

Penalty time

45’

30′

15′

10′

10′

Lacking obligatory safety equipment and if more than 3

Penalty time and / or disqualification

45’

Yes

30’

Yes

15’

Yes

/

No

/

No

Refusing to have obligatory equipment checked out

Disqualification

Yes

Yes

Yes

/

/

Throwing away rubbish (voluntary act) by a competitor or a member of their team

Disqualification

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not helping someone in difficulty

Disqualification

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Refusing to comply with an order from race control, from a race official, from a head of post, from a doctor or from a rescue worker

Disqualification 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not respecting people (organisation or runners)

Life disqualification

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cheating (e.g.: using transport, sharing or swapping race number,…)

Life disqualification

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

(*) Any other breach of the rules will be the object of a sanction decided on by the Race Jury.

Purchase of leisure services or personalized products:

By “Leisure services” we mean the purchase of a race number or a buffet.
The participant does not benefit from a right of withdrawal on the purchase of leisure services which must be provided on a date or at a determined periodicity, in accordance with the following legal provisions of article L. 121-20-4 of the Code of Consumption:

“The provisions of Articles L. 121-18, L. 121-19, L. 121-20 and L. 121-20-1 are not applicable to contracts having as their object:

[…] 2 ° The provision of accommodation, transport, catering and leisure services which must be provided on a date or according to a determined periodicity.
The provisions of Articles L. 121-18 and L. 121-19 are however applicable to contracts concluded by electronic means when their object is to provide the services mentioned in 2 ”.
The same applies to personalized products such as the engraved medal in application of the provisions of Article L. 221-28 of the Consumer Code.

The Club des Sports de Chamonix is the organizer of a sporting event called the “Mont Blanc Marathon”.
Pursuant to the provisions of Article L 333-1 of the Sports Code, the Club des Sports de Chamonix is the exclusive owner of the exploitation rights for this event.

In this context, the Club des Sports de Chamonix is ​​the sole holder of the right to the image of each of the competitors participating in the event, who have waived the right to avail themselves of it by express membership when registering. Any communication about the event or use of images of the event must be done in accordance with the name of the event, trademarks and with the official agreement of the organization.

Consequently, only the organization has the right to use the image of the runners and can transmit this right.
In the absence of subscription to an operating license with the Chamonix Sports Club, the capture and use of images is strictly prohibited.
This means that the use of any image in the race featuring runners is subject to a license issued by the Club des Sports de Chamonix.

Modifications to Rules & Regulations

These rules & regulations may be amended at any time and without notice by the organization team until June 24, 2021. Any new versions of the rules & regulations will be posted on the event website www.montblancmarathon.fr.

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