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The heart race

Prochaine édition :
Le 29 Mars 2020


The Course du cœur is a running race with the objective of raising awareness of organ donation.

In figures :

A 750 km relay race nonstop for 4 days and nights between Paris and les Arcs.

- Around 20 teams of 14, including one whole team of competitors who have all had a transplant of some kind (heart, liver, kidney, lungs, bone marrow…)

- Racing though more than 200 counties with a publicity caravan of more than 100 vehicles.

- Stages from 10 to 60 km including rollerblade, bike and run, canoe and even carrelay stages.

- A dedicated medical team of 9 doctors with all the necessary equipment and 28 physiotherapists (all volunteers).

- A motorbike squadron of 15 Republican Guards and 40 race safety commissioners (volunteers).

- More than 145 race volunteers


11h00 – Place de la Mairie : Arrival of the Course du Cœur in Bourg St Maurice. Welcome drink.

14h30 – Parking du funiculaire de Bourg-Saint-Maurice : Start of the last stage of the race, the competitors will relay each other on the climb up to les Arcs.

16h30 – Place basse des Villards : Arrival of the first competitors. Mulled wine and hot chocolate will be served free of charge.



Take a moment during this extraordinary sporting feat to meet some of the volunteers and transplant recipients and find out more about organ donation. To mark the occasion, you can also download a special edition of your donor card on the site www.trans-forme.org.

 To find out more head to www.lacourseducoeur.com !


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