27th September: Trail des Aiguilles Rouges
Two races make up the Trail des Aiguilles Rouges: the TAR and the “Ptit” (little) TAR. While the TAR is a 50km trail with 4000m positive change in altitude along the way, the Ptit TAR is not to be sniffed at – 16km and more than 1000m positive height gain!
The TAR race course starts from Chamonix and finishes in Les Houches, going via Flégère and the Lac Blanc, Brévent, and Le Prarion. Meanwhile the Ptit TAR course is a loop, starting and ending in Les Houches.
Both races are run on the same day; the TAR starts at 4:30am with the Ptit TAR starting at 10am, and the first finishers expected from 11am in Les Chavants (Les Houches).