The season for trail running, triathlons, half-marathons, marathons, bike races, ultra races is now upon us . . . and if you like taking part IN (or being a spectator AT) sports events, then there are plenty of options au Pays du Mont-Blanc and beyond . . .
Many of the upcoming sporting events have options for families and children, big and small . . . so here – below – is an outline for some family sporting fun au Pays du Mont-Blanc over the coming months . . .
Colour code for listings:
Chamonix Valley (Chamonix, Argentière, Les Houches, Servoz & Vallorcine)
Passy & environs
Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy
St Gervais, Le Fayet & environs
Megève, Praz-sur-Arly & environs
Les Contamines & environs
Upcoming 2018 calendar for sports events (with children’s/family options)
Sunday 12th August – Monts et Couleurs – Notre Dame de Bellecombe – colourful fun run;
24th, 25th & 26th August – Mont-Blanc Triathlon International – Passy – swimming, biking, running;
27th August until 2nd September – UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc) – Chamonix & beyond – ultra trail running race;
16th September – Color’Annecy – Annecy – colourful family fun run;
23rd September – Le Tac’Athlon – Lacs des Ilettes, Sallanches – road-biking, VTT, running;
Sunday 7th October – La Chirv’Athlon (“le bike and run“) – Servoz – bike & run as a pair;
AGENDA (chronological order)
«Monts et Couleurs» (3ème édition) – Colourful Family Fun Run – (Notre Dame Bellecombe) – Sunday 12th August 2018
This colourful fun run for families runs as part of the Festival des Vins de Savoie et d’ailleurs;
more information: Val d’Arly Tourisme;
Mont-Blanc Triathlon International – (Passy) – 24th, 25th & 26th August 2018
This triathlon that uses Lac de Passy for its swimming component, has become quite the fixture on Passy’s summer sports calendar!
for families & youngsters: for children 8+ years / swimming (100m) + VTT = one tour of lake (2km) + 1km run;
more information/to sign up: website;
UTMB Race – Ultra Trail Running Race – (Chamonix and beyond) – 27th August until 2nd September
The world famous Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc brings together trail runners from all over the globe in the Chamonix Valley/Switzerland/Italy.
for youngsters/children: Mini UTMB – free to sign-up in-situ / location: Champs du Savoy in Chamonix / non-chronométrés et non-classés; YRun – for the future generation of train runners! / for 14 to 15 year olds (both events organised by UCPA).
Color’Annecy – Colourful Family Fun Run – (Annecy) – 16th September 2018
Color’Annecyis a fun family “run” for all from 6+ years, taking place the day before the 10km du Lac d’Annecy/ distance: 1500m / non-chronométré;
Le Tac’Athlon – road-biking, VTT, running – (Lacs des Ilettes) – 23rd September 2018
This event in Sallanches is run by the Vélo Club Mont-Blanc / there is a free biathlon organised for children;
more information: sallanches.com / 06 08 78 63 83 (Yann);