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Marathon du Grand Ballon

 
 
From 25.00€
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- 16KM - 42KM - 82KM -

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Official webpage of the Marathon du Grand Ballon in Le Markstein (16 - 42 - 82km). This trail is part of the Runners' Lab Trailrunseries.


The Marathon (Trail) du Grand Ballon is at his 2nd edition! The start is in Le Markstein (1183m), the finish at the Grand Ballon at restaurant "La Vue des Alpes"!


The courses has been modified for this 2nd edition and there's a new distance: 82km! Thanks to the auberges, there will be more fun at the aid stations and the supporters can follow easily at every aid station!


If you're looking for a cool weekend in the mountains, register for one of the distances of the  Marathon (Trail) du Grand Ballon and enjoy the trails with us on 01.08.2020 on the 16km, 42km or 82km!



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Course and time limits

Don't forget to wear the right shoes, you'll need a minimum of grip!

For the exact location of the aid stations, elevation profiles and courses we refer to our event on Trace de Trail.


  • Marathon du Grand Ballon 16km - 850m+

    • Start: Hotel Wolf, Le Markstein
    • Finish: Grand Ballon
    • 1 aid station during te race (after 7,5km) + final aid station for every participant.
    • Cut-off: 21h00
    • No UTMB® points.
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
      Course  Profile

      GPX available for download from 1week to the event.

    • Marathon du Grand Ballon 42km - 1950m+

      • Start: Hotel Wolf, Le Markstein
      • Finish: Grand Ballon
      • 3 aid stations (after na 15km, 25km and 35km) + final aid station.
      • Cut-off: 21h00
      • 2 UTMB® points
      • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
        Course  Profile

        GPX available for download from 1week to the event.

      • Marathon du Grand Ballon 82km - 3880m+

        • Start: Hotel Wolf, Le Markstein
        • Finish: Grand Ballon
        • 6 aid stations (after 15km, 33km, 44km, 55km, 64km and 73km) + final aid station.
        • Cut-off: 21h00 (16h race, means an average pace of 5,2km/h)
        • 4 UTMB® points
        • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
          Course  Profile

          GPX available for download from 1week to the event.

        • Time limit per aid station

          More info soon.


        Practical information


        • Adres - Bereikbaarheid - Parking - Shuttle

          Start at hotel Wolf (Route des Crêtes, Le Markstein.)
          Finish at La Vue des Alpes, Grand Ballon.

          There is a large parking lot close to the start.
          Don't park your car next to the finish please, this place needs to stay free
          for the start of the races.

          There is a shuttle from the finish to the start.
          Don't forget to book the shuttle.

          Last departure of the shuttle from the Grand Ballon to the Markstein
          is at 20h15.

        • Program

          Friday 31.07.2020

          18.00 – 20.30Race office open, pick-up bib numbers

          Saturday 01.08.2020

          04.00 – 04.55Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
          05.00: Start Marathon du Grand Ballon 82km
          06.30 - 07.55: Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
          08.00: Start Marathon du Grand Ballon 42km
          10.00 - 10.55: Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
          11.00: Start Marathon du Grand Ballon 16km
          21.00: End of the event.

        • Pick up bib number and T-shirt

          Bib numbers are not sent in advance and can only be collected from the race secretary on the day of the race. You will receive your bib number by email a few days before the event and you can also view it on the list of participants that comes online at the same time as the mailing.

          You will receive all extras you ordered (such as a T-shirt or eco-cup) together with your bib number. It is possible to pick up the numbers of your family and/or friends. You must report all last minute changes in distance to the secretariat.

        • Change name, distance and / or cancel

          Changing your distance, buying a T-shirt, adapting your data and even canceling it can ONLY be done through your Larssie account. So you do this all by yourself!

          After you have logged in, search for the relevant order and change the details. If your new data results in a lower cost price, your account will be credited and you can use that amount for another registration. If your new information leads to a higher registration price, you still have to pay that amount to complete the change.

          If you wish to cancel, your account will be credited in accordance with our cancellation conditions. You can then spend this amount on another registration later.

          Attention: Please check the conditions of the organizer to find out until when  you can cancel and how much your account will be credited !

        • Showers - Dressing rooms - Bags drop-off

          There are no changing rooms.

          There are showers at Auberge du Steinlebach, 1km from the start area. The showers are for free.

          The Auberge du Steinlebach is here.

          Attention: If your shoes aren't clean, you can't enter the auberge du Steinlebach. Think about the other participants who also wants to change clothes in a clean room. Wash your shoes before you enter!

          You can hand in your sports bag at the 'storage of sports bags' stand.
          Make sure you bring a well-closing bag because loose pieces or open bags are not accepted.
          Your bag will receive a number, which will also be noted on your chest number. You will not get your bag back without a bib number!

        • Insurance physical accidents

          By default you are NOT insured through the organization for physical injuries during the race. You can choose to take an insurance through the organizer when you register. This is an additional paying option.

        • Photoservice

          A selection of photos can be found a few days after the event on our Facebook page. This can be viewed by anyone, including those who do NOT have a Facebook account.

          During the event, the Sportograf team will be present to take the most beautiful photos of you in action. You can find your personal photos via the link below or by clicking on the icon behind your name in the results list.

        • Organisation

          Sportevents, bvba

          This event is part of the Runners' Lab Trailrun Series.

        • Where to stay?

          Looking for a nice place to stay?


          1. Hotel Wolf, Le Markstein.

          At 50m of the start.

          For booking, contact them by

          • e-mail: hotelwolf@aol.com 
          • telephone: +33 3 89 82 64 36 


          2. Auberge du Steinlebach

          1km from the start and this place is one of the aid stations! 

          For booking, contact them by

          • telephone: +33 3 89 82 61 87 




        Race information


        • Cut-off times

          All aid stations have official opening hours / opening times

          Marathon (Trail) du Grand Ballon: If you are unable to maintain the average speed as informed, this trail is unfortunately too high for you and we recommend choosing the smaller distance.

          Marathon (Trail) du Grand Ballon 82km : 5,1km/h

          Marathon (Trail) du Grand Ballon 42km : 3,2km/h

          Marathon (Trail) du Grand Ballon 16km : 1,6km/h

        • Podium / Prize allocation

          The prizes will be awarded during an award ceremony near the finish area.

          The exact hour will be decided on the day itself and communicated by the speaker or the race director. The ceremonies are held approximately 15 minutes after the arrival of the 3rd finisher.

          There are no age group podia, only overall for men and women.

        • Aid stations / No plastic cups / Personal drop bag

          AID STATIONS

          There are multiple aid stations during the race. The exact locations are indicated on the course map (see the "course" tab). The supplies have standard water, salty snacks, cake, candy, ... Attention! There are no plastic cups at the aid stations, so you have to bring your own drinking cup or bottle.


          PERSONAL DROP BAG

          There will be a personal drop bag. You can get your bag at the race office.
          Please depose your bag before the start in "La Bulle" next to the start.
          Your bag will be ready at km55 during the race. The organization will bring your bag to the finish.
          Attention: you'll need to show your bibnumber to get your bag back.
          No bibnumber = no personal dropbag.

          NO PLASTIC CUPS!

          Because we respect the environment we do not provide disposable plastic cups. So you have to bring a drinking cup or bottle yourself. This applies to the aid stations along the way as well as at the finish. We have handy eco-cups, which are reusable drinking cups that you can fold, to be purchased with your online registration and/or to be purchased at the race office for 3 euros.

        Media


        • Marathon (Trail) du Grand Ballon 2019

          To view the photos in a larger format, we refer to the album on Facebook (also available for those who do not have a Facebook account) and / or the Sportograf event page. You can also view / purchase your personal photos on the event page of Sportograf.

          Results Marathon du Grand Ballon


          • 2020

            Click here for the results of 2020.

          • 2019

            Click here for the results of 2019.


          Marathon (Trail) Du Grand Ballon F.A.Q. 's


          • Are dogs and/or poles allowed?

            Dogs are not allowed.

            Poles are  allowed.

          • Is a (PETZL) head lamp mandatory?

            If you're participating at a nighttrail or a semi-nighttrail, the head torche is mandatory.

          • Due to circumstances I cannot participate. What should I do?

            Changing your distance, buying a T-shirt, adapting your data and even canceling it can ONLY be done through your Larssie account. So you do this all by yourself!

            After you have logged in, search for the relevant order and change the details. If your new data results in a lower cost price, your account will be credited and you can use that amount for another registration. If your new information leads to a higher registration price, you still have to pay that amount to complete the change.

            If you wish to cancel, your account will be credited in accordance with our cancellation conditions. You can then spend this amount on another registration later.

            Attention: Please check the conditions of the organizer to find out until when  you can cancel and how much your account will be credited !