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Trail du Grand Ballon

 
 
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Registration possible until 19-04-2020

TRAIL DU GRAND BALLON

- 8KM - 22KM - 32KM - 48KM -70KM - 

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Official webpage of the Trail du Grand Ballon in Le Markstein (8 - 22 - 32 - 48 - 70). This trail is part of the Scott Xtrails Series.


The Trail du Grand Ballon is at his 4th edition! The start and finish is in Le Markstein (1183m).

Be prepared! The first 9km to Saint-Amarin are downhill, then comes the climb to The Grand Ballon.
If you're looking for a cool weekend in the mountains, register for one of the distances of the  Trail du Grand Ballon and enjoy the trails with us on 02&03.05.2020.

Is the Trail du Grand Ballon not enough? Register for the Scott Xtrails Vosges Multistage on 02&03.05.2020 and run the Sprinttrail at midday, the Trail du Markstein in the afternoon and the Trail du Grand Ballon on sunday!


Rates:

Registration is only possible online via Larssie and according to the price table* below (price increasing according to the number of registered participants**). So it pays to register quickly!



1oct.

2oct. - 400bibs

400+

9km

€13,50

€16,20

€18,00

22km

€20,25

€24,30

€27,00

32km

€26,25

€31,50

€35,00

48km

€37,50

€45,00

€50,00

70km

€52,50

€63,00

€70,00

* Prices do not include handling fees from Larssie.com.

** Total all participants on all distances


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Course, Profile & GPX, Itinerary to the aid stations.

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.


  • Trail du Grand Ballon 8km - 290m+

    • Start and finish: Hotel Wolf in Le Markstein
    • No aid station during te race. Final aid station for every participant.
    • Cut-off: 17h00
    • 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.

    • Trail du Grand Ballon 22km - 990m+

      • Start and finish: Hotel Wolf in Le Markstein
      • 1 aid station (after na 12km) + final aid station.
        Itinerary to the aid station - Click here.
      • Cut-off: 17h00
      • 1 UTMB® point
      • 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.

      • Trail du Grand Ballon 32km - 1390m+

        • Start and finish: Hotel Wolf in Le Markstein
        • 1 aid station (after 12km)
          Itinerary to the aid station - Click here.
        • 1 waterpoint (after 25km)
          Itinerary to the waterpoint - Click here.
        • Cut-off: 17h00
        • 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.

        • Trail du Grand Ballon 48km - 2260m+

          • Start and finish: Hotel Wolf in Le Markstein
          • 3 aid stations (after 17km, 30km and 39km)
            Itinerary to the 1st aid station (Ferme du Haag) - Click here.
            Itinerary to the 2nd aid station (Ferme auberge du Steinlebach) - Click here.
            Itinerary to the 3th aid station (Kruth) - Click here.
          • Cut-off: 19h00
          • 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.

          • Trail du Grand Ballon 70km - 3360m+

            • Start and finish: Hotel Wolf in Le Markstein
            • 4 aid stations (after 17km, 41km, 52km and 62km)
              Itinerary to the 1st aid station (Ferme du Haag) - Click here.
              Itinerary to the 2nd aid station (Route des Crêtes) - Click here.
              Itinerary to the 3th aid station (Ferme auberge du Steinlebach) - Click here.
              Itinerary to the 4th aid station (Kruth) - Click here.
            • 1 waterpoint (after 26km)
              Itinerary to the waterpoint (Ferme du Grand Ballon) - Click Here.
            • Cut-off: 19h00
            • 3 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.

            • Courses on Google Maps + locations of the aid stations

              70km on Google Maps

              Click here for the 70km and the aid stations on Google Maps.

              48km on Google Maps

              Click here for the 48km and the aid stations on Google Maps.

              32km on Google Maps

              Click here for the 32km and the aid stations on Google Maps.

              22km on Google Maps

              Click here for the 22km and the aid stations on Google Maps.

              8km on Google Maps

              Click here for the 8km on Google Maps.


            Practical information


            • Address - How to get there - Parking

              Start and finish at hotel Wolf 
              Route des Crêtes, Le Markstein.

              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.


            • Program

              Friday 01.05.2020

              18.00 – 19.30Race office open, pick-up bib numbers

              Saturday 02.05.2020

              05.15 – 07.00Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
              06.00: Start Trail du Grand Ballon 70km
              07.00: Start Trail du Grand Ballon 48km
              11u30 - 12u55: Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
              13u00: Start Sprinttrail
              14u00 - 16u00: Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
              16u00: Start Trail du Markstein 16km
              19u00: End day 1.

              Sunday 03.05.2020

              08.00 - 10.00Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
              10.00: Start Trail du Grand Ballon 32km
              11.00 - 12.55Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
              12.00: Start Trail du Grand Ballon 22km
              13.00: Start Trail du Grand Ballon 8km
              17.00: End of the event.

              Award ceremony (per distance) is provided 15min after arrival of the 3rd athlete.


            • 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, at 1km of the finish.

              Attention: If your shoes aren't clean, you can't enter the changing rooms. 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.

            • Charity - Think Pink


              The organization supports the charity THINK PINK, the national breast cancer campaign. With your registration you can make a donation.


            • 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 Scott Xtrails 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 


            • Address - How to get there - Parking

              Start and finish at hotel Wolf 
              Route des Crêtes, Le Markstein.

              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.




            Race information


            • Cut-off times

              All aid stations have official opening hours / opening times

              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.

              Trail du Grand Ballon 70km (Saturday): 5,4km/h
              Trail du Grand Ballon 48km (Saturday): 4km/h
              Trail du Grand Ballon 33km (Sunday): 4,7km/h
              Trail du Grand Ballon 22km (Sunday): 4,4km/h
              Trail du Grand Ballon 8km (Sunday): 2km/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


            • 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 Trail du Grand Ballon


              • 2020

                Click here for the results of 2020.

              • 2019

                Click here for the results of 2019.

              • 2018

                Click here for the results of 2018.

              • 2017

                Click here for the results of 2017.


              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?

                A head torche is not allowed for this event.
              • 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 !