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Grand Raid des Cathares

24-Oct-2019 Carcassonne, France

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174KM / 108Miles
3 Days - 250 Runners

Alternate Distances: 101KM/63M 40KM/25M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Brutal  

Entry From €129 EUR

The Grand Raid des Cathares is a long distance medieval adventure of approximately 174 km with a positive elevation of 7700m. It is a trail race to be completed at your own pace in onestage and in semi-autonomy. You can race it solo or in teams of 2 or 3.

If you chose to tackle it in a team, the participants must start and finish together! The goal being to support and motivate each other and to achieve more than you think was possible.

The race is in semi-autonomy. The trails will be marked and the race will include a couple of checkpoints with a constant respect of our environment with the aim to limit our footprint.

It starts from the Porte de Narbonne in the medieval city of Carcassonne on Thursday 13 October 2016 at 5.30pm.

The course is varied and consists of fire trails single tracks, country side roads and goes through cute little French villages… You will enjoy the beauty that the region has to offer with its bare plateaux of Corbieres, its wild forests and the rugged Pyrenees mountains…

The cut off for the race is of 46 hours (please refer to race rules).

 

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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