MaXi-Race 85 km
4 new points
The MaXi-Race, an 85km Ultra trail, is without doubt a demanding mountain course, truly a personal challenge which requires dedicated and detailed preparation!
- 84.4km – 5140m of climb and descent
- Date : Saturday 25 of may
- Reference times
- Ladies: Natahlie MAUCLAIR (FRA) in 9h30
- Men : Sylvain COURT (FRA) in 8h15
- In 2019: Limited to 1500 runners, the race is generally full in 15 to 20 days
- Arrival times:
- 1st Men around 12am-12.30am
- 1st Ladies around 1pm-1.30pm
- 100th finisher around 4pm
- 500th finisher around 7.30pm
- 1000th finisher around 10.30pm
- Last finisher around 11.30am (race closes at 0.30am on sunday)
- On arrival, pick up your FINISHER’s gift: a high-quality Salomon technical garment!
- Awards ceremony at 5pm ->10 first men + 5 first ladies + first men and ladies in each age category
- The Maxi-Race (83km) is open to all men and ladies aged over 20 years (born in 1998 or earlier), no membership to an association is required. A medical certificate is, however, compulsory.
- With this race you will win 4 new ITRA points (=UTMB points)
- Wednesday 27 March 2019: deadline for submitting your medical certificate (signed and stamped) or FFA (or FFTRI) membership in your account.
- Friday 24 May from 12.30pm to 6.30pm: Bib number and welcome pack collection in Annecy-le-Vieux. Don’t forget your proof of ID (ID card/passport or membership photo card) and your bag containing the compulsory equipment.
- Saturday 25 May:
- 3am entry and starting line up in order of bib numbers, allocated according to your ITRA ranking
- 3.15am : Briefing.
- 3.30am : Start of the race
- 5.30pm : Podium
- Who is the best team/club (put the name on your registration form) – Team/club rankings for the 86km solo – The sum of the times for 2M+1L with the same team name.
- Negative-Trail Challenge : Best descender (In the 85km solo: sum of the times on the course’s 4 major descents, details to follow) : www.negatif-trail.org
Bring enough food and water to get you from one point to the next in any weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, etc.).
- Rav 1: food + water + Pepsi -> at km 18 (Semnoz Summit)
- Water point -> km 27 (St Eustache)
- Water point -> km 35.5 (Les Maisons)
- Rav 2 : food + water + Pepsi -> at km 43 (Salle des fêtes, Doussard)
- Water point -> km 50.7 (La côte – Montmin)
- Water point -> km 62.8 (Villards-dessus)
- Rav 3: food + water + Pepsi -> at km 68.5 (Menthon-St-Bernard Gymnasium)
- Light Rav -> at km 85 (Annecy-le-Vieux Beach)
!!! The refreshment point at the arrival gate will be light, it is not open to families, who must wait outside the arrival zone. You will not be able to return to the final refreshment point once you have left the arrival zone!
- Rav 1: (Semnoz Summit) No assistance is allowed but you can coe to the summit to encourage the runner and see the sunrise
- Rav 2 : at km 43 (Salle des fêtes, Doussard)
- Rav 3: at km 68.5 (Menthon-St-Bernard Gymnasium)
In these assistance zones, you will be able to pick up and drop off anything you want between the green sign (entrance) and the red sign (exit). On exit, make sure you are still carrying all the compulsory equipment ;o)
No runner’s assistants will be allowed in the enclosed zones (gymnasium or marquee). This rule applies to everyone, including the elite runners. Any assistance must therefore take place before or after these zones, between the green sign (start of zone) and the red sign (end of zone).
There is no drop bag for this race.
- Start : MaXi-Village = 3.30am
- KM 7.65: Crossing the Route du Semnoz = 5am
- Km 18: Summit of Semnoz (Rav 1) = 7.30am – in 2018 the last finisher passed at 7.20am Take care, if you don’t leave before 7.15am from “Refresment point 1”, it will be very difficult to reach Doussard before 12.30am!
- Km 35.5: “Les maisons” water point = 12am – in 2018 the last finisher passed at 11.36am Take care, if you don’t leave before 11.30am from “Les Maisons”, it will be very difficult to reach Doussard before 13pm!
- Km 43.3: Doussard (Rav 2) = 13pm – in 2018 the last finisher left Rav2 at 12.50am Take care, if you don’t leave before 12.50am from “Refreshment point 2”, it will be very difficult to reach the next time limit!
- Km 53.5 Climb to chalet de l’Aulps = 3.30pm – in 2018 the last finisher passed at 3.10pm
- Km 68.5 : Menthon-St-Bernard (Rav 3) =7.10pm – in 2018 the last finisher passed at 7pm Take care, if you don’t leave before 6.45pm from “Refreshment point 3”, it will be very difficult to reach the next time limit!
PLEASE NOTE anyone passing Rav 3 after 6pm, the final section of the race is on very technical single track and you will likely be running at night. We will therefore ask you to be wearing your head torch when you set off. If a race official sees you without a head torch, or with one which doesn’t work, you will be immediately removed from the race. Be sure, therefore, to bring spare batteries if needed.
- Km 76.3 : Col des contrebandiers =9.30pm – in 2017 the last finisher passed at 9pm.
- KM 77.3 : After 9.30pm runners will take the second track to reach the end of the race. (Exact hour will be avalaible on october)
This mean that after 9.30pm, runners will take an another track which is less dangerous by night. I will be considered as a finisher but you will have a few minutes time ajustment
- End of the race (no more finishers gifts, and transport by minibus) at 12.00pm
- “Waterproof, breathable” Gore-Tex style jacket
- Emergency blanket in its original packaging and not cut up ;o).
- Fully charged mobile phone
- Water container min 1 litre (there will be long sections without water, so be aware of your own needs). You alone are responsible for managing your water!
- There will be no cups available at the refreshment points or at the finish line, so bring a reusable cup or similar in addition to your water pack. No cup means no drinks!
- Head torch for the whole course, even if you are at the front of the pack. Bring spare batteries if your model requires it. If your head torch doesn’t work, you will be removed from the race.
- Food: there will only be 3 full and 2 very light refreshment points. Be sure to have enough to keep you going between these points.
- Suitable shoes (trail running shoes)
- The race bib must be visible and worn on the front (no complaints will be heard if we are unable to place you for this reason). You’ll be given a second electronic chip to attach to the rear of your backpack.
- Poles are allowed
- In case of bad weather, we strongly recommend you choose your equipment accordingly. Conditions in the mountains can change rapidly. We strongly recommend technical clothing, long trousers, a hat or buff® to cover your head, long gloves.
42km by night in team of 2 / Start from Semnoz summit to reach Poisy / 1950m D- & 850m D+
Price for the Maxi-Race :
- + min €1 to charity
- + €1.5 extra for payment cost
- + €1 extra for non-members of the FFA (for insurance)
10% increase on all prices after 01 February 2019
- Friday evening meal: €12 per person
- Post-race meal : €12 per person
- Distance and elevation maps protected from the rain with a practical clips to fix it on your bag : 6€
- Distance and elevation maps only : 3€
- Cancellation insurance: see price and conditions on the relevant page
“I’m an elite runner and wish to be invited” Why not…
Free registration (excluding meals)
- Men: limited places – 50 bib number. You must comply with one of the following conditions:
- have more than 800 ITRA point (general ranking) or
- be among the top 3 men in your country
- ladies: limed places – 20 bib numbers You must comply with one of the following conditions:
- have 699 ITRA points (general ranking) or
- be in the top 3 ladies in your country
Check your ITRA ranking: click here
What to do:
Email Cyril C.email@example.com to make your request
Bib number collection and start of the race
Bib number and welcome pack collection in Annecy-le-Vieux : Plage D’Albigny, Avenue du Petit Port, 74940 Annecy-le-Vieux