Trails intervillages de haute-tarentaise
The Upper Tarentaise Intervillage Trail Races, organised by the Association les Bouquetins Traileurs de Bourg-St-Maurice (Bouquetins Trail Runners of Bourg-St-Maurice Association), will take place on 21 and 22 July 2018.
21 JULY - KILOMETRE VERTICAL DES FORTS (VERTICAL KILOMETRE OF THE FORTS / THE STRONG)
The Saturday will see the 3rd running of the Kilomètre Vertical des Fortsover 5km with a height differential of 1145m, of which 4km and 1029m of height differential will be against the clock.
The race will start in the place Marcel Gaimard in Bourg St Maurice (start of the timed section at la Rosière de Bourg) and will finish at the Fort de la Platte.
The timed section will be on 100% trail with a magnificent view over the peaks and the Upper Tarentaise Valley.
The event is against the clock with a runner starting every 30 seconds. The first will start at 9.00 a.m.
An after-race meal will be served at the Fort de la Platte, where the prize-giving will also take place (unless it rains when it will be held in the gymnasium in Bourg St Maurice).
The race is open to anybody (registered or not) aged 18 or over. The number of runners is limited to 120.
22 JULY - LA GRIMPETTE A GRANDVILLE (THE STEEP LITTLE CLIMB TO GRANDVILLE) AND LES BALCONS DE LA HAUTE-TARENTAISE (THE UPPER-TARENTAISE BALCONIES)
The 2nd Grimpette à Grandville and the 2nd Balcons de la Haute-Tarentaise will be run on the Sunday.
Both races will start in the place Marcel Gaimard in Bourg St Maurice and will finish in the same place.
The Grimpette à Grandville, , over 8.5km with 660m of height differential, will pass through le Villaret, Grandville, le Grand Replat and les Echines.
The race will start at 10 a.m.
The event is open to anybody, registered or not, aged 16 or over (in the youth category).
The Balcons de la Haute-Tarentaise ,course over 25km with 1350m of height differential will pass through le Villaret, le Reverset, Vulmix, Parchet, les Chapelles, la Thuile de Vulmix, Grandville, la Chapelle St Michel, le Grand Replat and les Echines.
The race will start at 9.00 a.m.
The event is open to anybody, registered or not, aged 18 or over (in the junior category).
A CHALLENGE will be organised, combining the Kilomètre Vertical des Forts and the Balcons de la Haute-Tarentaise. There will be prizes for the 3 men and 3 women with the lowest combined times over the two races. The prize-giving will take place during the Balcons de la Haute-Tarentaise after-race meal on the Sunday night.
All information is available on the Bouquetins traileurs de BSM web https://bouquetinstraileursbsm.wordpress.com/