Thursday, September 24, 2009

GTA 2010 - race announcement


We raced last year in the Grande Traversee des Alpes, a 14-day stage race in the French Alps from Lac Leman to the Mediterranean Sea. It was an incredible experience, on beautiful trails, and it's hard to imagine running that far but somehow we did it. The race is happening again in 2010, and we highly recommend it for anyone looking for an interesting challenge in an amazing place. I *love* the French Alps!

Details:
http://www.couriretdecouvrir.com/

August 16-29, 2010
Starting in Thonon-les-Bains, finishing in Menton (or Nice)
640 kilometers in 14 stages (approximately a mountain marathon each day)
34,000 meters elevation gain/loss
1300 Euros (or 700 Euros for either Week 1 or Week 2)
Includes lodging, breakfast and dinner, one aid station per day, bag transport, medical and massage support, and course maps
Deadline for registration is December 31, 2009 (so they can set up lodging in the alpine B&B's)

If anyone is considering going but would like some help with French translation, let me know.

Some photos from the GTA in 2008:






My race report from last year with many more photos:
http://www.kipley.com/marcy/gta/index.html
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