Elevation gain: 2000m
Time limit: 8h
iTRA points: 2
The route winds along paths in the Courmayeur area for a total of approximately 30km, mainly along Val Ferret, with a positive elevation gain of 2,000 metres. After the departure from the Courmayeur Mountain Sport Center, the race heads towards La Saxe and takes the path that ascends to the Bertone refuge (refreshment point, 1977m ASL).
The magnificent Val Ferret balcony takes runners up to the Bonatti refuge and the Malatrà valley, which marks the approximate half-way point of the race, and where a refreshment area is set up on the Giouè pastureland (2215m ASL).
The ascent of the last two hills, Entre deux Sauts (2524m ASL) and Col Sapin (2435m ASL), starts from here, followed by a descent through Curru, La Suche and L'Ermitage, returning to the finish point at Courmayeur Mountain Sport Center.
The maximum time allowed for the race is 8 hours.
The track is technical with considerable differences in altitude and the possibility of snowfields, but is run along paths that present no particular difficulties.
Sections on paved roads are kept to a minimum and only on public roads where the route passes through built-up areas.
PARTICULAR POINTS OF INTEREST
The Val Ferret balcony between the Bertone refuge and the Bonatti refuge
The panoramic view of Courmayeur from La Suche
There are several rescue points and refreshment points along the route. Before leaving a refreshment point, runners must ensure they have enough food and water to last them until the next one. The final refreshment point in Courmayeur will supply hot meals.