Marathon du Grand Ballon
Are you not getting enough of the Vosges? On August 3, 2019, there will be the Marathon du Grand Ballon. Besides 42km there is also the possibility to run 21km or 12km in this beautiful area. >>>
Keep the weekend of 13 and 14 July 2019 free and join us for a fabulous trail weekend at the Hotel Vayamundo Ol Fosse d'Outh! Both on Saturday and Sunday you can choose to run different distances. Click for more info! >>>
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It was an amazing SCOTT Xtrails Houffalize weekend with 1575 participants all over the different races ! The cold and the Belgian weather didn’t bother anyone !

You can find the photos here, the best-of gallery here and you can consult the results here.

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Register online until December 2, 2018 or until all available places are taken. You can only pay by credit card, ideal and / or electronic banking.

10km: 16 euro
20km: 20 euro

On 8 October 2018 there will be a price increase of 3 euros for ALL distances.


Register online until December 2, 2018 or until all available places are taken. You can only pay by credit card, ideal and / or electronic banking.

10km: 16 euro
17km: 19 euro
25km: 23 euro
50km: 35 euro

On 8 October 2018 there will be a price increase of 3 euros for ALL distances.


Register online until December 2, 2018 or until all available places are taken. You can only pay by credit card, ideal and / or electronic banking.

Short distance – 4/20/10km: 80 euro
Middle distance – 4/20/17km: 80 euro
Competition distance – 4/20/25km: 80 euro
Long distance – 4/20/50km: 90 euro

On 8 October 2018 there will be a price increase of 10 euros for ALL distances.


Address: Ol Fosse d’Outh 1, 6660 Houffalize

Houffalize is best reached by car. The nearest airport is Liège (80km) and the nearest train station is Marche and Famenne (50km)

Coming from the E25 you take the descent to Houffalize. 150m after you passed the SPAR you turn left. From that point it is only 1km left to reach Hotel Vayamundo. Information signs will show you the way from the center of Houffalize to the event site.


Saturday December 8, 2018
09h30 – 10h55: opening race office
10h45: start Vayamundo Kidstrail 1km – free participation, registration on site
11h00: start Kamikazetrail
14h15 – 18h00: opening race office (Houffatrail also)
15h45: start Trail des Coccinelles 20km semi-nighttrail (headlights mandatory)
16h45: start Trail des Coccinelles 10km nighttrail (headlights mandatory)

Sunday December 9, 2018
06h00 to 7h00: opening race office
07h00: start Houffatrail 50km (first hour in the dark; headlights mandatory)
08h30 to 13h30: opening race office
10h00: start HouffaTrail 25km
12h00: start HouffaTrail 17km
13h30: start Houffatrail 10km
16h00: podium Houffatrail and podium Xtrails competition distance: 4/20/25km*
17h00: end of the event

* This is a temporary time schedule and may change slightly.


For an overview of the course with the locations of the aid stations and altitude profile, click below.
The buttons will guide you to the interactive course maps on the Trace de Trail website.


4KM – 200m+


Start Saturday 11h00

Aid station: None

GPX available 28.11.2018

Cut-off : None


10KM – 495m+


Start Saturday 16h45

Aid station: None

GPX available 28.11.2018

Cut-off : 2h15 (19h00)


20KM – 720m+


Start Saturday 15h45

Aid station Taverneux after 12km

GPX available 28.11.2018

Cut-off : 3h15 (19h00)


10KM – 380m+


Start Sunday 13h30

Aid station Rensiwez

Aid station Achouffe

Aid station
Ol Fosse d’Outh

Aid station Cetturu

GPX available 28.11.2018

Cut-off : 3h30 (17h00)


17KM – 670m+


Start Sunday 12h00

Aid station Rensiwez

Aid station Achouffe

Aid station Ol Fosse d’Outh after 10km

Aid station Cetturu

GPX available 28.11.2018

Cut-off : 5h (17h00)


25KM – 870m+


Start Sunday 10h00

Aid station Rensiwez

Aid station Achouffe

Aid station Ol Fosse d’Outh after 10km

Aid station Cetturu after 18km

GPX available 28.11.2018

Cut-off : 7h (17h00)


50KM – 1931m+


Start Sunday 7h00

Aid st. Rensiwez after 12km

Aid st. Achouffe aft. 26km

Aid station Ol Fosse d’Outh after 38km

Aid station Cetturu after 45km

GPX available 28.11.2018

Cut-off : 10h (17h00)

All courses are not final, the organiser has the right to change the courses – if needs be – at any time. 



Average speed (km/h) of the winner on the Kamikaze Trail on the previous edition.


Number of kilometers that need to be run in 2 days during the Xtrails long distance race.


Number of checkpoints on the HouffaTrail 50km. Live tracking can be followed on this website.


Number of finishers at the previous edition of the HouffaTrail 25km, the most popular distance on this Xtrails weekend.


Number of positive altimeters that have to be overcome during the Xtrails long distance race.


Number of plastic cups used during the race.

Race information

Below you can find an overview of useful information about the Scott Xtrails, Trail des Coccinelles and HouffaTrail.


Start and finish at the Vayamundo hotel ‘Ol Fosse d’outh’.

Address: Ol Fosse d’Outh 1, 6660 Houffalize


There is limited parking space near the hotel. Please follow the instructions of our parking attendants to make sure everything runs smoothly. Please take in account 1 to 1.5 km walking to event location.


Along the trail, aid stations with water, sports-drinks, coke, fruit, cake, crackers etc. are available. For the location of the aid stations see ‘course information’ above.


There are NO plastic cups at the aid station. Each runner has to carry his/her own reusable cup or drinking system.


Participants of the 50km can get a numbered bag for personal aid at the secretariat before the start. These bags will be brought to aid station 3. After closure of that aid station, all bags will be returned to the secretariat.


We ask all participants to respect the natural environment and not litter. If you fail to do so, you will be disqualified.


Kamikaze 4km: None

Coccinelles 10km: 2h15
Coccinelles 20km: 3h15

HouffaTrail 10km: 3h30
HouffaTrail 17km: 5h
HouffaTrail 25km: 7h
HouffaTrail 50km: 10h


Overall podia for the first three men and women at every distance of the Trail des Coccinelles and the HouffaTrail.

For the Xtrails there is only an overall podium for the competition distance 4/20/25km.


During the race, supporters can follow the runners using our live tracking, which will be visible in a banner on the top of this page. There will be several check points along the course.


The results will be LIVE available during the race. You can these results in the green bar at the top of this page. By clicking on the asterisk behind the name of an athlete, you can easily follow him/her during the race.


Your (interim) times are recorded when you pass a timing point (mat or antenna). Always carry your number (with chip) above your clothes. No panic if not every timing point beeps, that’s normal. You can follow the results live via the website.


Participants are not automatically insured for physical accidents. During the registration an insurance physical accidents can be bought for 2 euros. The organization is not responsible for damage, loss and/or theft of personal items of the participant before, during and after the matches.


During the registration, a unique HouffaTrail coolmax T-shirt can be purchased at an extra price of 10 euros. Those who do not purchase a T-shirt will receive a free buff.


Isn’t your trail/hiking equipment complete yet? You can access the Runnerslab webshop via the link below.


The GPX files will be available for downloading one week before the event through Trace de Trail. Before and after this period the files cannot be downloaded.


Changing rooms and showers are available in Hotel Vayamundo. This is a fully renovated complex.

Important : You can only access the showers with clean shoes.


All distances start with a rolling start. The results are based on the netto times (start when you cross the starting line).

However, the award ceremony will be based on the gun times. If you might run for the podium, it is best to start at the front.


Sportograf is the official photographer during the Scott Xtrails, Trail des Coccinelles and HouffaTrail. After the race you can find your pictures  here.


Carrying a headlamp is mandatory during the Trail des Coccinelles. Make sure your headlamp is fully charged. You do not have a headlamp yet? View the Petzl collection via the button below.


On Saturday and Sunday you can hand off your sports bag to the “baggage drop” stand. Loose clothing or plastic bags are not accepted. So make sure you bring a well-closing (sports) bag to put your stuff in.


Dogs are allowed on condition that they stay on the leash and behave properly. Remember to also bring a drinking bowl for your dog.


For a place to stay in the vicinity of the event, you can find some options via the “more info” button.


Bring the kids along! On Saturday morning we provide a challenging kidstrail. They can also support the runners or enjoy the subtropical swimming pool, Fossie forest (indoor playground) or outdoor playground.


With this race you can earn UTMB points. These points may be necessary to qualify for some races, such as the UTMB.

For the HouffaTrail 25km there is 1 UTMB point to earn. For the HouffaTrail 50km you will earn 3 UTMB qualification points.


Our organisation supports Think Pink, the breast cancer awareness campaign. You have the possibility to make a donation to this cause with your online registration.


Book this holiday home and enjoy the most beautiful trailrun courses between La Roche and Houffalize!


For updates and quick news visit our Scott Xtrails, Trail des Coccinelles and HouffaTrail Facebook event.


You are not participating, but would love to be part of the race ? join our crew and help us out at the race office or at an aidstation. You can distribute medals / T-shirts at the finish.


XTRAILS competition 4/20/25km – 68 Participants
XTRAILS other distances – 41 Participants
Kamikaze trail 4km – 105 Participants
Trail des Coccinelles 10km – 120 Participants
Trail des Coccinelles 20km – 236 Participants
Houffatrail 10km – 146 Participants
Houffatrail 17km – 322 Participants
Houffatrail 25km – 478 Participants
Houffatrail 50km – 273 Participants

Looking for a challenge that suites you? On Saturday 3 August 2019 we organize the Marathon du Grand Ballon in the French Vosges. Breathtaking views, heavy and steep climbs, technical descents and a finish at the highest peak in the Vosges. 42km a bit too much? No problem, besides 42km you can also choose to run 21 or 12km.


View some of the best-off photos from recent years here. You can also review all of our aftermovies and reports from previous years. Enjoy watching !


A special thank you to our sponsors and partners who contributed to making the Scott Xtrails Belgium a great success.

Holiday home Nisramont

This exclusif holiday home is situated in Nisramont at 10km from La Roche and 13km from Houffalize (10-12 persons) . This modern house was build in 2013. There are 6 rooms all with bathroom/toilet and view at the barrage.

Vayamundo - Ol fosse d'Outh

Do you need a moment without stress? There is no better place than the Ardennes. In the club Vayamundo in Houffalize you can completely unwind in nature, or are you looking for adventure .. The Ardennes has it all!
The club was recently completely renovated: rooms, restaurants, an entrance hall and a brand-newfitness and wellness area makes it complete. Just enjoy!

For booking: or bytelephone on 078 156 100.

Camping Buitensport

Just outside Houffalize lays this small camping ( with 10 wooden bungalows ). THE place if you have a limited budget – Camping buitensport


La Barak

Contrary to what you might suspect from the name, La Barak is a brand new house with two spacious guest rooms. Located in Bérismenil at 470 meters altitude, between La Roche-en-Ardenne and Houffalize in the Ardennes, you can enjoy a breathtaking view.

La Barak

La Laiterie

The Inn La Laiterie is the basecamp of Brandsport, their activities are organized by the inn and is beautifully situated amidst the forests of the Ardennes. You will find this cozy Auberge La Laiterie just outside the village of Mierchamps, about 7 km south of La Roche-en-Ardenne. The building owes its name to its previous use: the local ‘dairy’ or Laiterie.

La Laiterie

La Copette

La Copette at Wibrin, a few kilometers from Achouffe, has two spacious guest rooms equipped with a modern bathroom and shower, sink and toilet. For breakfast you can do in their kitchen, because at La Copette the family atmosphere is central. If you wish, you can also make use of their lounge, where you can do a nice chat, enjoy a drink, … . Do you like a home and family atmosphere? Then you will feel at HOME in La Copette. The long opening hours will certainly appeal to you.

La copette

Les 5 Ourthes

In the last protected site of the Ardennes, in Nadrin, the hotel Les 5 Ourthes offers luxurious rooms. You dream to have peace and to go for walks, fishing, climbing, kayaking, gastronomy and so much more? Then Les 5 Ourthes is your choice.

Les 5 Ourthes

Cabin in the woods

In a dead-end street at the edge of the forest you can find our “Cabin in the woods” for 6 people. The front of the cabin has a sunny terrace and space for 2 cars to park. Behind the house you have a view of the valley and the river Ourthe. This is a lovely spot to have breakfast in the morning. We are only 1,5 km away from the city centre of Houffalize, the supermarket, the bakery, etc. The perfect place to stay for all Sportevents in the area


Les cabanes de Rensiwez

The cabins are fully equipped to offer you unparalleled comfort: kitchenette, wood stove, some of our cabins even have a sauna or Nordic bath …

Several activities are offered: fishing, kayaking, horseback riding or biking, massages … We also offer delicious breakfasts and evening meals.

Reservations : Click here.

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