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WHAT: XTERRA Vallée de Joux Trail Run
WHEN: October 11, 2020
WHERE: Vallée de Joux -Les Charbonnières, Switzerland
The XTERRA Switzerland is ideally located at an altitude of 1000m between Lausanne and Geneva, one hour from Geneva airport. This event is positioned as one of the most beautiful on the European circuit. Running in unspoiled nature is a privilege reserved for all participants.
With the good humor that reigns throughout the day, it is naturally a race open to all. At the same time, it is a unique opportunity for each athlete to rub shoulders with the best European representatives of the discipline.
XTERRA Vallée de Joux Trail Run
Date: October 11, 2020
Location: Vallée de Joux -Les Charbonnières, Switzerland
Full Distance: 22km
Magnificent landscapes follow one another throughout the event.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday October 12, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Course 85K - 51K - 36K - 21K - 13K at the Vallée de Joux Sports Center
Sunday October 13, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
At the Great Hall of the Abbey
From the Vallée de Joux Le Sentier Sports Center for the 21K
[MANDATORY] All participants must take the bus, no parking on site at L’Abbaye thank you.
Start of the race
Course 21km from the nautical center of L’Abbaye (lakeside)
BLOCK 1 [Men] 10:25 a.m.
BLOCK 2 [LADIES] 10.35 am
Arrival of the race
First arrival at the Vallée de Joux Sports Center on the Trail
From 11:30 a.m.
Prize giving to the first 3 of the 21K categories
Distance: 22 km
Highest point: 1,678 m (Mt Tendre)
Lower point: 1006 m (L’Abbaye)
Drop: + 804m
Surface: 5% tar / 35% forest paths / 60% hiking trails
Departure: BLOCK 1 [MEN] 10:25 AM | BLOCK 2 [LADIES] 10:35 am from L’Abbaye
Transport of personal effects on arrival
Seniors (SE): 1980–2001
Veterans1 (V1): 1970-1979
Veterans2 (V2): 1969 and before
Chalet du Mt Tendre at Km 8.6: water / tea / broth / coke / isotonic drinks / energy bars / dried and fresh fruit / cheese.
[MANDATORY] Special bus line from the Vallée de Joux Sports Center
Departure: 9:15 a.m.
No parking space available at L’Abbaye !!
(checks will be carried out before departure, on the course and at the finish)
Personal cup, minimum water reserve 0.5 liters, food reserve (energy bar, energy gels, etc.).
Very strongly recommended: Gloves, warm clothing in bad weather conditions, spare clothes, waterproof jacket to withstand bad weather in the mountains, cap or bandana, sunglasses.
Please note: 15 minutes penalty for any missing material!
XTERRA Trail Running World Championship Qualifiers
Qualify for the XTERRA Trail Run World Championships on December 6 at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii. It is during the 2019 Vallée de Joux Trail on the 22km route that 10 free registrations are allocated to:
2 first in the Senior Ladies category
2 first in the Senior Men category
2 first in the Veterans 1 Ladies category
2 first in the Veterans 1 Men category
1st in the Veterans 2 Ladies category
1st in the Veterans 2 Men category