Trail du Grand Ballon
If you can't wait until august 2019 and or you don't like summer, you can participate at the Trail du Grand Ballon of April 27th 2019. <<< click >>>
ONLINE REGISTRATION
Online registration for the 1ste edition of the marathon du Grand Ballon will be open from Dec 1, 2018 <<< Click >>>
Walk du Grand Ballon
Parallel to the marathon (trailrun) walkers and hikers can also enjoy the fantastic scenery and participate in the Walk. <<< more info >>>
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DON’T EXPECT A PERSONAL BEST AT THE MOST SCENIC MARATHON OF THE VOSGES

 …Breathtaking views, hard & steep climbs, technical downhills and a finish on top of the highest mountain of the Vosges

Race number pick up and all starts are located in the small ski village ‘Le Markstein’ at 1145m altitude. Shuttle busses will ride all day to the finish on the top of the Grand Ballon 7km further up the road.

Registration starts on Dec 1st and for this first edition we only have 750 tickets available.

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Start 7.00 AM
42k  2300m+

Runners are facing 3 major climbs and descents. 2 qualifying points for UMTB.

Start 9.30 AM
21k  1050m+

Undulating first 2/3 of the course to end with a brutal 5k climb. 1 point UTMB

Start 13.00 AM
12k  620m+

Rolling course with a hard 4k climb at the end to finish on top of the Grand Ballon

ONLINE REGISTRATION

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nline registration for the 1ste edition of the marathon du Grand Ballon will be open from Dec 1, 2018 to July23, 2019 or until all spots are taken. Registration after this date is no longer possible.
The prices do not include the administration fee and only payments with credit cards are possible.

42km – 50 euro – 300 tickets available
21km – 30 euro – 300 tickets available
12km – 20 euro – 150 tickets available

Entry Fee includes free baggage transport to the finish, free use of shuttle bus ( finish to Le Markstein ) , finisher T-shirt & medal.
There will be no refund. If you are prevented not to attend the event, your entry fee will go 100% to charity ( Think Pink Breast cancer awareness )

Elite athletes who think are eligible for a free race entry and/or free accommodation can contact us before

MARATHON GRAND BALLON IN NUMBERS

750

Total of entry tickets available for this 1ste edition of the Marathon du Grand Ballon

1415

Meters above sea level. The highest point on the route. The Grand Ballon is the roof of the Vosges

7

Number of timing checkpoints along the course. Live tracking thanks to RFID tag in your bib number

88%

percentage of the course that is off road or not asphalt. This is a real trail !

30%

predicted percentage that participants will be slower compared to a flat standard marathon

195

predicted number of minutes that the male winner will need to complete the marathon

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