La France en cours will pass through Châtillon-sur-Indre on July 25

La France en cours will pass through Châtillon-sur-Indre on July 25
La France en cours will pass through Châtillon-sur-Indre on July 25

The 35e edition of France en cours will be in Châtillon on July 25, 2024, arrival and departure point of the two half-stages Boussac-Châtillon, Châtillon-Montrichard. In mid-April, the organizers, including the creator of the event André Sourdon, were in Châtillon as part of the reconnaissance of the stage to settle a few details. They met Jany Blanc, a former runner from Chatillon who is still involved in running.

This running tour of France takes place in the form of a team relay of eight runners (including at least one female). Each team organizes its relays as it wishes, an official from the French Athletics Federation accompanies the event to ensure its regularity.

200 km stages

Each stage is on average 200 km (or 25 km per runner). Arrival is between 4 and 5 p.m. and departure is often given around 2 or 3 a.m. The organization provides breakfast, evening meals and bedtime, most often in a community hall, a gymnasium or… under the stars. Each runner must bring their sleeping bag. A medical team (made up of a doctor, physiotherapist and podiatrist) accompanies the event.

This 35e edition will take place from July 13 to 27, 2024, with a departure from Marcq-en-Barœul, in the North, and arrival in Bernay, in the Eure. On July 25, the riders will leave early in the morning from Boussac, in the Creuse, to arrive shortly before midday in Châtillon, where they will make a brief stopover before leaving for the finish of the stage in Montrichard, in the Loir. -and-Cher.

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