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Marathon du Mont-Blanc 2024

The Mont-Blanc Marathon is a sporting event bringing together 8 trail races involving 10,000 runners over 3 days in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley.

Sports and leisure Marathon du Mont-Blanc 2024 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

About

On Thursday 27 June 2024
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)

The Cross du Mont-Blanc was born on July 1, 1979, on the initiative of the Club Alpin Français (CAF) de Chamonix, chaired at the time by Georges Costaz and Christian Roussel, both keen runners. For the first edition, 450 participants took to the valley's trails, finishing in Planpraz.
Over the next 24 years, the Cross du Mont-Blanc grew to attract almost 1,000 participants every year. In 2003, the race took a turn and became the Mont-Blanc Marathon: the legendary 23km was joined by the 42km it is still known for today. This was followed by the creation of the 10km, more accessible to the general public. From then on, registrations grew exponentially, to the point where the number of runners able to register for the Cross and Marathon had to be limited from 2010 onwards. The Mont Blanc Marathon then continued to develop, with the creation of the Kilomètre Vertical in 2011, the 80km in 2013 (which later became the 90km), and finally the Duo Etoilé and Young Race Marathon in 2015.
The event takes on a new dimension in 2018 with Salomon's creation of the Golden Trail World Series, of which the 42km Mont Blanc Marathon will be part from the very first edition.
Today, the Mont Blanc Marathon attracts over 10,000 runners every year, taking part in 8 races in the Mont Blanc massif: the 90km, 42km, 23km, 10km, Kilomètre Vertical, Duo étoilé, Young Race Marathon and Mini-Cross.

Program:
Thursday June 27 to Sunday June 30
Place du Mont-Blanc
9am - 8pm: Trail Camp Fair

Friday June 28th
Place du Triangle de l'Amitié
4am: Start of 90km (1st finishers: 3pm)
5pm: Start of KM Vertical - KM Vertical prize-giving ceremony from 9pm

Saturday June 29th
Paragliding area
8am: Start of 23km (1st finishers: 10am at Planpraz)
10:30am: Start of 10km (1st finishers: 11:10am)
2pm / 2:15pm / 2:45pm: Mini Cross starts (from 800m to 3km depending on age)
Place du Triangle de l'Amitié
4pm: 90km, 23km and 10km and Mini Cross prize-giving ceremonies
7:30 p.m.: Start of the Duo étoilé (1st arrivals: 9:45 p.m.)

Sunday June 30th
Montroc
10:30 am: Start of Young Race Marathon (1st finishers: 11:45 am)
Place du Triangle de l'Amitié
7.15am: Start 42km (1st finishers: 10.45am)
5pm: Duo étoilé, 42km and Young Race Marathon prize-giving ceremony

At the end of the prize-giving: 42km, YRM, Duo étoilé raffle

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    Prices

    Free of charge.

    Reception

    Languages spoken : French

    Dates

    From Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 June 2024.

    Access

    Place du Triangle de l'Amitié 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    Information update on 24/05/2024 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc