from 24 to 26 May 2019
Registration for the Ultra-Race and Marathon-Race will open the 15th of November
Registration for the other race will open the 1st of December
More than just a trail race, the Maxi Race, takes you on a journey, an adventure of self-discovery amongst exquisite, unique landscapes. Whether you run alone or in a relay team, regardless of your level or your goals, there is an event for everyone. From the Ultra to the Marathon or the shorter Race, you can choose the right race which will push you to develop your mountain skills and allow you to enjoy Annecy lake. Along these unique, well-preserved trails you will witness incredible views of the lake and discover the traditions and gems that the Haute Savoie has to offer.
Whether you love long journeys in the mountains or short, intense bursts, there will be 10 races from 25 to 27 May 2018, from just 4km up to the 117km Ultra!
Whether you’re just stating out in trail running or a seasoned veteran, alone or in a team, in a single days or over several, you’ll find the perfect race for you!
Registration will open on 15 November for the Ultra Race and Marathon-Race and on 01 December for all other races. Sign up early to avoid disappointement!
Many things change in 2019 : the tracks, the hour of the start, refreshment points… Please read carefully this page to have all the information. The Ultra Race, a 127km ultra trail, is without doubt the most demanding course, a true personal challenge requiring dedicated and detailed preparation! Previous experience of Ultra races is recommended! A significant part of the race will require you to be self-sufficient, with no refreshment points.
127km – 8300m climb and descent
Date : Saturday 25 of may
2017 fastest time (Please note that in 2019, the race track changes):
- Ladies: 15h08 Caroline CHAVEROT
- Men : 12h55 FRançois D’HAENE
On arrival, pick up your FINISHER’s gift: a high quality Salomon technical garment!
Podium Sunday 26 at 10.30am –> 10 first men + 5 first ladies + 1st men and ladies in each age category
The Ultra-Race is open to all men and ladies aged over 20 years (born 1999 and earlier), no membership to an association required. A medical certificate is, however, compulsory.
With this race you will win 6 new points (to be confirmed by ITRA)
In 2019, the race start earlier. You will have the opportunity to seen the sun rise at the Semnoz-summit! 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
- 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
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)
To make Annecy Lake tour in two days, you can choose between the XL-Race wich correspond to the Maxi-Race track or the XXL-Race which correspond to the Ultra-Race track.
42,5km; Start line: Annecy-le-Vieux; Finish line: Doussard
44km; Start line: Doussard; Finish line: Annecy-le-Vieux
70km - More information in october; Start line: Annecy-le-Vieux; Finish line: Giez
46km; Start Line: Doussard; Finish line: Annecy-le-Vieux
In 2019, start time and shuttle option change. Share the challenge with the Team Race, a group adventure filled with excitement!
85km – 5140m of ascente
In a relay team of 4 or 2 runners (groups of 3, same price and category as Relay 4)
In 2019: Limited to 200 in Relay 4 and 200 in Relay 2
Free Bus to join Semnoz Summit (for the second runner) and to come back for the 1st runner
Runner 2 can take a free a bus starting from the MaXi-Village to reach relay 1.
The adress is : 42 Rue Centrale 74940 Annecy le Vieux
When runner 1 finishes his run, he can take the bus to join Doussard or the MaXi-Village.
This option have to be taken when you register. Bus reserved but not used will be payed.
- Team Race 4 Men: 7h37 (Team Ensemble au sommet)
- Team race 2 Men : 8h27 (Team Salomon)
The R-Race2 is open to all men and ladies aged 20 years or over (born in 1999 or earlier).
The R-Race 4 is open to all men and ladies agged over 18 years (born in 2001 or earlier).
No membership required. A medical certificate is compulsory.
In 2019 start time change
The Marathon-Race comprises half of the Tour of Annecy Lake. A demanding course with extraordinary views over the beautiful scenery of Annecy Lake.
42km – 2650m of climb
Date : Sunday 27 of may
- Men: Benjamin PETITJEAN in 3h51
- Ladies: Céline LAFAYE in 4h22
In 2018: Limited to 1400 runners (places fill up in a few weeks)
Arrival times (based on 2017):
First men between 11.15 and 11.30
First ladies between 11:45 and 12:10
100th runner around 1pm
500th runner around 2.15pm
1000th runner around 3.30pm
The Ultra-Race is open to all men and ladies aged over 20 years (born 1998 and earlier), no membership to an association required. A medical certificate is, however, compulsory.
This race will bring you 3 new points
Please note that start time change in 2019
The Femina-Race is a ladies-only race on the final section of the tour of the lake, with unforgettable views over Annecy Lake.
Start point: Menthon-st-Bernard 74290
16,7km – 1090 climb and descent
In 2019: Limited to 300 runners
Reference times: Corail BUGNARD in 1h32
First ladies around 9am
100th around 10.20am
Last: around 12.50am
The femina-Race is open to all ladies aged 18 years and over (born in 2001 or before). No membership required. A medical certificate is compulsory.
Please note that in in 2019 the race takes place on friday and the distance change
The Short Race covers the final section of the tour of the lake, with unforgettable views over Annecy Lake.
17km – 1090m climb descent
In 2019: Limited to 500 runners
Start of the race friday 24th at 6pm (to be confirmed in october)
- 1st Men: Gedeon POCHAT in 1h18 (2016)
- 1st Ladies: Corail BUGNARD in 1h32 (2014)
Arrival times: (to be confirmed in october)
First Men around 7.20pm
First ladies around 7.30pm
100th around 8.20am
Last: around 10pm
The Short-Race is open to all men and ladies aged 16 years and over (born in 2003 and before). No membership required. A medical certificate is compulsory. Those under 18 must have written permission from a parent/legal guardian, to be handed in, in their presence, at bib number distribution.
The Mini-Race is a children’s race by the lake, around the MaXi-village in Annecy-le-Vieux. It is an opportuntiy for children to join in this great sporting event at a suitable level. A way to follow in their parents’ footsteps or perhaps to reveal the Maxi-Race finishers of the future!