Trail des Marcaires, 54km, 2600m+, 17th May 2020

The Trail des Marcaires is the oldest of the 3 races. The race leaves at 07:30 on Sunday the 17th May from the sports hall in Muhlbach sur Munster

The race will take you to some of the most beautiful areas of the Munster Valley. It climbs up the beautiful Wormsa valley passing the small lakes, Fischboedlé, Schiessrothried and Altenweiher. 

You will arrive on the Hohneck, the highest point of the race with a 360° view over the valley on one side and the Swiss Alps on the other.
Vous passerez par le Hohneck, 

The race continues along the Vosges ridge line towards the Petit Ballon before heading back down to Muhlbach, where the traditional post race meal and local beer will be waiting for you.

The Trail des Marcaires is a competitive timed race and is not open to walkers. Racers must be experienced runners to take part. Finishers will be classified and prizes will be awarded according to the categories. The race takes place in open countryside with semi-autonomy along a marked route, between 437 and 1363m altitude and therefore competitors must be experienced runners to take part. While the course is marked, runners must be vigilant and navigate by following the markings.

The Trail des Marcaires is an official race for UTMB ranking points. Runners will gain 3 UTMB points.

Cut off Times 

There are three cut off times in the race. Runners must arrive before each time barrier to be able to continue.

    1. Cut-off point No 1: at 11:30 at kilometre 17,5 (separation point for the 32km and 54km races). Runners arriving after the cut off time will be directed to complete the 32km race. 
    2. Cut-off point No 2: at 15:00 at Raedlé (aid and food stop n°3  kilometre 35,5). Runners will have to remove their number and will be repatriated to the finish by the organisation.
    3. Cut-off point No 3: at 17:30 at the Ferme Auberge de Rotthenbrunnen (aid and food stop n°4  kilometre 42). Runners will be stopped, their numbers removed and will be repatriated to the finish by the organisation.

Race

Program

14:00

equipment Check

The equipment check is mandatory before collecting your race number. It will be done in the sports hall in Muhlbach sur Munster

14:00

race number collection

Race numbers can be collected on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.

Runners must have their equipment checked BEFORE collecting their race numbers.

06:15

race number collection

Race numbers can be collected on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.

Runners must have their equipment checked BEFORE collecting their race numbers.

07:20

briefing

On the start line.

07:30

départ

14:30

prize giving

Prize ceremony for the Trail des Marcaires.

Race

route