Challenge of the Drôme Valley

A two-day event dedicated to running in the nature. A moment to be shared with your sports club, friends or family. The city of Crest, 21 villages and 200 volunteers are waiting for you in order to share some unforgettable moments.

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Route description:

No less than 9 races over one weekend. The routes are hilly and mainly following trails and paths with some of the paths running through the Ramières Nature Reserve. Discover hilltop villages while passing by Le Donjon and the little streets of old Crest.

Refreshment stations:

There are several refreshment stations along the routes. Nevertheless it is compulsory to start off with full flasks or water bags for the Aveturiers & the Trail du bout de Drôme. It is recommended to also have some energy bars or gels with you.

Venue facilities:

Distribution of race numbers: Friday 2 pm – 7.30 pm, Saturday 8 am – 7 pm, Sunday from 6.30 am onward.

Shuttle buses:
Shuttle buses Valence TGV – Crest: From Thursday evening onward.
Shuttle buses Crest – Valence TGV: From Sunday onward.
Shuttle buses Crest – Saillans: From Saturday 8.30 am onward.
Shuttle buses Saillans – Crest: From Saturday 9.00 am onward.

Entry fees:

125 km + 42,195 km Challenge Val de Drôme consisting of two races (Les Aventuriers du Bout de Drôme 125 km and Maratrail 42,195 km): 100 €125 km Les Aventuriers du Bout de Drôme: 70 € before the 30th of March, after 75 €

67 km Les Aventuriers de la Drôme: 50 € before the 30th of March, after 55 €

37 km Le Trail du bout de Drôme following Les Aventuriers de la Drôme: 35 € before the 30th of March, after 45 € (only 150 places!)

42,195 km Maratrail: 40 € before the 30th of March, after 45 €

Half Marathon Drôme et Nature: 17 € before the 30th of March, after 25 €

12 km of the Musketeers: 10 € before the 30th of March, after 12 € (start at Intermarché, race numbers and registrations only at Espace Soubeyrand at Village Course)

5,8 km Women’s Run: 8 €

11 and 22 km Walking: 8 € before the 30th of March, after 10 € (refreshments and meal at the finish included)

Children’s Races free of charge

Pasta meal on Friday: 10 €

Saturday’s Show Dinner: 13 € before the 30th of March, after 15 €

Meal at the finish offered to the runners of the Maratrail, Half-Marathon and a meal on Saturday night for the “Aventuriers”.

Program:

Friday
2 pm – 7 pm: Village open
6.30 pm: Pasta Party and discussionSaturday
2.40 am: Espace Soubeyran opens
2:30 am Aventuriers start
xx: Village closes
8 am: Opening
9.15 am: Women’s Run
9.30/10 am: Trail du Bout de Drôme start
2.30 pm: 12 km start
4.30 pm: Children’s Races
7 pm: Pasta Party and performance

Sunday
6.30 am: Breakfast
7 am: Shuttle buses to Cobonne for the walks
9 am: Maratrail and Half Marathon start
12: Aperitif and award ceremony

A more detailed program will be announced later.

Number of participants last year:

852

Link to last year’s results:

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Additional info:

The registered participants must present a FFA or FFTRI licence valid on the day of the race or a medical certificate. The medical certificate must be less than a year old and must indicate the ability to participate in a running competition. The medical certificate is not compulsory for the walk without timing.