Race of Giants, 63km and 4000m of elevation gain trail race
The 6000D a trail race that covers 63km of distance and 4000m of elevation gain across the villages of La Plagne and the Vanoise Park.
Dubbed “La Course des Géants” (The Race of Giants). The course starts in Aime and climbs up to the summit of the Bellecote glacier before returning back down via the Col de l’Arpette, Plagne Bellecote and Montchavin.
New for 2013, the 6000D will go through the Olympic bobsleigh track on the way up (km10).
Due to it's sucess there are also a number of shorter courses including the Trail des 2 Lacs; a 22km run from Plagne Bellecote up to the Roche de Mio and back that passes the lakes of Les Blanchets and Le Carroley.
The 6 Découverte is a hiking race of 11km that is open to people of all abilities. It also starts and ends in Plagne Bellecote, taking in the Dou du Praz plateau and Lac Vert along the way.
Then there is the Rando des Vignes, a 12km circuit that stops off at a number of vineyards on the Versant du Soleil, with cheese tasting and desserts en route – there’s been some serious training going on for this one.
Children can take part in the 6D Kids Race; an orienteering course using Garmin GPS devices to follow the route and solve clues along the way. Open to all children aged from 6 to 16 years, can be entered as a family or with an accompanying adult.
More information on race schedules and regulations can be found on the La 6000D website.
The Société d’Aménagement de la Plagne is pleased to announce that the Bellecote/Glacier gondola will be free on Saturday, 27th July 2013.
In order to stay as close as possible to 'trail' conditions, there will only be 4 refuelling stations (food and drink) and 3 water points (drinks only) over the 63km. We strongly advise participants to carry a camel bag or a gourd so they are self-sufficient.
For the 3rd consecutive year, the 6000D will be included in the Trail Tour National 2013. For more information, see TTN section in the menu.
The 6000D will be a qualifying race for the North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® and you will be awarded 2 points when you register.
Check out the route here.
Event: Outdoor Event | Races / Competition