Between Chanac and Sainte-Énimie, one thousand eight hundred runners expected for the 22nd edition of the Lozère Trail

Between Chanac and Sainte-Énimie, one thousand eight hundred runners expected for the 22nd edition of the Lozère Trail
Between Chanac and Sainte-Énimie, one thousand eight hundred runners expected for the 22nd edition of the Lozère Trail

This year, big news: the skyrace joins the prestigious world circuit of the Skyrunner World Series, made up of twenty stages. See you between gorges and causses this Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19, 2024.

This is one of the priority areas for development in Lozère: outdoor sports, starting with running. A new milestone will be reached in this area, this Saturday, May 18, 2024. The skyrace of the 22e Lozère Trail will count for the Skyrunner World Series, a prestigious world circuit made up of 20 stages.

A great recognition for the Salta Bartas club, which will place the Tarn gorges at the heart of the news. The race is sold out. In total, 300 athletes are expected to cover 25.5 km for more than 1,900 m of elevation gain. The start will be at 11 a.m. in Sainte-Énimie. The first arrivals are expected at 1:30 p.m. A space to follow the race is provided above the Boissets area, with markings to get there.

26 nations represented

The Lozère Trail also includes four other events, all of which were also packed with participants. Ultra Lozère is the longest. It is run over two days, 110 km for 5,600 m of elevation gain. The first day, Saturday, departs (7 a.m.) and arrives (from 1 p.m.) from Sainte-Énimie; the second, on Sunday, departing from Sainte-Énimie (6 a.m.) and arriving at Chanac (from 11:15 a.m.).

The Lozère Trail 2 Rivières offers an imposing distance of 52 km for 2,400 m of elevation gain. The runners will start at 8 a.m. Sunday from Sainte-Énimie. The first ones will cross the finish line around 12:45 p.m. The Lozère Trail 27 km and its 1,100 m elevation gain is scheduled for Sunday, departing (9 a.m.) and arriving in Chanac (11:20 a.m. ). Finally, the same day, the Salta Bartas offers a short distance of 12 km for 500 m of positive altitude difference. The kick-off will be given in Chanac at 9:30 a.m. The fastest should complete it in an hour and be back around 10:30 a.m.

“In total, we have 1,800 runners registered, confides Philippe Miquel, the president of Salta Bartas. Twenty-six nations will be represented: Japan, Canada, Chile… And there will be the world’s best in skyrunning, starting with the two winners of the 2023 Skyrunner World Series, the Spaniards Antonio Martinez and Oihana Kortazar, as well as this year’s leader , the Swiss Roberto Delorenzi.”

Five children’s races

To give younger generations a taste of trail running, five children’s races are also offered departing from the Chanac holiday village swimming pool on Saturdays. On the program: 4:15 p.m., Lilliputiens Trail (400 m) for children born in 2017 and after; 4:30 p.m., Pitchoun Trail (600 m), for children born from 2014 to 2016; 4:45 p.m., Grandet Trail (1,000 m, 20 m elevation gain) for chicks born from 2012 to 2013; 5 p.m., Ado Trail (1,900 m, 100 m elevation gain), for youngest children born from 2010 to 2011; 5:30 p.m., Ado Trail (2,900 m, 120 m elevation gain) for children born from 2008 to 2009. They are all free. Enough to spark vocations.

For children’s races, registration on site after having previously completed the registration form to download from the Lozère Trail website.
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