Welcome To "Trail des Tranchées®"

The name of Verdun resounds in the  in the humanity history as the biggest and most tragic battle of the first World War.

Nowadays, the battlefield is a life-sized playing field for nature lovers, sportives, families, …

 

To celebrate the centenary of the Great War and particularly the Battle of Verdun, the Grand Verdun Tourism Office organises the “Trail des Tranchées” on the Battlefield of Verdun.

 

The Trail des Tranchées originality comes from his place, the Battlefield of Verdun, real opening sky museum. From the Douaumont ossuary, the parcours take the sides of the biggest sites of 14-18 but also, others unknow from the public.

 

Trail runners, who are running on the steps of the soldiers, have the pride of beginning the run with “the stand at attention” and finishing(under)  the receiving line of the bayonets. Unforgettable memory for us, trail runners.

 

The Trail des Tranchées is an international and sportive event, which allows to discover the battlefield of Verdun under and innovative angle.

 

Sunday 29th of March 2020

From the Ossuary to “Pré l’Evêque in Verdun”

 

circuits


Bayonet Circuit 15 km : discovering circuit of the Trail des Tranchées.

This parcour is for giving a first “approach” of the trail. It is a passage between Douaumont Ossuary and the city of Verdun by white ways. According to the météo, the parcours can be “variable” but needs a regular training. The “finishers” will go back in town and cross a guard of honor of armed “poilus”, synonyme of finish line.


race course

15 km

280D+

1

1



RUNNER INFO

15€*

10:35 am**

11:30am

LIMITED TO 1350

From 16



5:30 am - 10:05 am : Remove bibs - salle Vannier

10:15 am - 10:35 am : Boarding the bus - Caroussel cinema parking to the Pré l'Evêque

10:35 am : Bus Departure - Caroussel cinema parking to the Pré l'Evêque

11:00 am : Arrival near the Ossuaire

11:30 am : Start of the race


Bayonet Circuit nordic's walk 15 km


race course

15 km

290D+

1

1



RUNNER INFO

15€*

10:35 am**

11:45 am

LIMITED TO 280

From 16



5:30 am - 10:05 am : Remove bibs - salle Vannier

10:15 am - 10:35 am : Boarding the bus - Caroussel cinema parking to the Pré l'Evêque

10:35 am : Bus Departure - Caroussel cinema parking to the Pré l'Evêque

11:00 am : Arrival near the Ossuaire

11:45 am : Start of the race


Poilu Circuit - 32 km : Labelized circuit “FFA NATIonal”

 

The poilu’s circuit is very technical foray and hilly on the battlefield of Verdun combination of white ways and windings single track. It is an alternation of ascents and descents or variable field, grass, mud, undergrowth.

 

It is for experienced runners, who are practicing several times a week. It goes on the Forts of Souville and Douaumont, Froideterre, mixing at the same time trail, nature and History.



race course

32 km

750D+

1

2



RUNNER INFO

30€*

8:05 am**

8:45 am

LIMITED TO 1210

From 20



5:30 am - 7:35 am : Remove bibs - salle Vannier

7:45 am : Boarding the bus - Caroussel cinema parking to the Pré l'Evêque

8:05 am : Bus Departure - Caroussel cinema parking to the Pré l'Evêque

8:30 am : Arrival near the Ossuaire

8:45 am : Start of the race


Vaillant Circuit - 55km

Technical and long work run, the vaillant circuit is hardly exclusively a nature run on ways and undergrowth. It goes through the battlefield proposing a path on forts, bunkers, command post , old batteries. It is composed of successions of climbs and descents combining fields (ways, lands, grass, undergrowth, mud). The course becomes particularly difficult when the rain and the mud of spring get blended.

 

It is for a public of tough insiders, capable of handling a rude run of several hours by half r-yourself.

Limited schedule is settled on the 55km circuit.

  • At kilometer 18,7 after 10:30 am 
  • At kilometer 32 after 1:30 pm 
  • At kilometer 40,5 after 3:15 pm

For these time barriers, the riders will be redirected on arrival by mini-bus. So, the UTMB® points will not be assigned.



race course

55 km

1430D+

1

3



RUNNER INFO

45€*

6:50 am**

7:15 am

LIMITED TO 680

From 20



5:30 am - 6:20 am : Remove bibs - salle Vannier

6:30 am : Boarding the bus - Caroussel cinema parking to the Pré l'Evêque

6:50 am : Bus Departure - Caroussel cinema parking to the Pré l'Evêque

7:15 am : Arrival near the Ossuaire

7:30 am : Start of the race


Mars'up

The Grand Verdun Tourist Office organises the MARS‘UP – races for young people. This trial is opened to young people from 7 to 15 on these distances :

 

„Doughboy“ circuit : 3,7 km / 40 places for the 3,7 km

„Feldgrau“ circuit : 2,7 km / 60 places for the 2,7 km

„Bleuet“ circuit : 1 km / 100 places for the 1 km



* Reduced rate valid until 31st December 2020 included

** WARNING : Departure of the Pré l'Evêque bus . Your bib must be removed at least 30 minutes before the bus departs.

COURSES QUALIFICATIVES

 

Circuit "Vaillant" 55 km pour

(demande UTMB en cours pour 2020)

 

Circuit "Poilu" 32 km pour le

LABEL

 

 

Circuit "Poilu" 32 km



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