SPORTS EVENTS for families au Pays du Mont-Blanc (2019)

There are plenty of 🚵‍♂️ SPORTS EVENTS for families and children au Pays du Mont-Blanc coming up in 2019 – short runs, parcours for draisiennes, fun runs, obstacle races, colourful runs . . .

In this updated article, you will find a list of the various options! (I have included a few events that don’t have specific children or family events, incase there is the odd teenager or young adult interested!).


Colour code for listings:

Chamonix Valley (Chamonix, Argentière, Les Houches, Servoz & environs) and Vallorcine

Passy & environs

Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy

St Gervais, Le Fayet & environs

Megève, Praz-sur-Arly & environs

Les Contamines & environs

🇫🇷 Further France 🇫🇷

🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇨🇭

🇮🇹 Italy 🇮🇹


2019 SPORTS EVENTS CALENDAR (with children’s and / or family options)

Saturday 11th May 2019Carnavélo – Passy – carnavalesque bike ride;
Sunday 19th May 2019La Grimpée du RuisseauSallanches – trail running, with family walk option;
Sunday 26th May 2019Le Dré dans l’Darbon (10e édition) Domancy & Lac de Passy and environs – VTT race;
🇫🇷 Saturday 1st June 2019 – Trail du Gypaète  Marnaz & Mt Saxonnex – trail running;
🇫🇷 Saturday 1st June 2019 – La Course de l’Ouf  Excenevex – obstacle course;
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June 2019La CombloraneComblouxtrail running & family obstacle course;
🇫🇷 14th to 16th June 2019 – Samoëns Trail Tour Samoëns – trail running;
🇫🇷 14th to 16th June 2019 – Alps Bike Festival La Clusaz – VTT race;
Thursday 27th June 2019Relais des Quais – Sallanches – running relay;
27th until 28th June 2019 – Marathon du Mont-BlancChamonix;
5th, 6th & 7th July 2019Chamonix Yoga FestivalChamonix;
5th, 6th & 7th July 2019 – MB Race – Megève & Combloux – VTT race;
🇫🇷 5th, 6th & 7th July 2019Spartan RaceMorzine Avoriaz – obstacle course;
🇫🇷 Sunday 21st July 2019La Folle Furieuse ®Les Carroz – obstacle & mud race;
7th July 2019 – La Traversée du Lac de PassyPassy – swimming competition;
Sunday 21st July 2019  32e Montée du Nid d’Aigle  Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc – trail running;
28th & 29th July 2019 – 11e Trail Tour du Fiz and Journée Camp de Base Passy – trail running and family fun day;
Sunday 4th August 2019 – Trail de Megève  Megèvetrail running;
🇫🇷 August 2019 – Course Monts et Couleurs – Notre Dame de Bellecomecolourful family fun run;
24th & 25th August 2019Mont-Blanc Triathlon  Passy;
🇫🇷 24th & 25thAugust 2019 – Vélomino – Les Saisiesall things bikes;
26th August until 1st September 2019 – UTMB – Chamonix & Tour de Mont-Blanc – trail running;
14th September 2019 – Evergreen Endurance – Chamonix – carbon neutral triathlon;
15th September 2019 – La Monchu dans L’Pentu Saint-Gervais-les-Bains & environs – road bike event;
Sunday 16th September 2019Tac à DingLacs des Ilettes (Sallanches) – obstacle course for families;
🇫🇷 Sunday 16th September 2019Color’Annecy Annecycolourful family fun run;
September 2019 – Le Tac’AthlonLacs des Ilettes (Sallanches) – road-biking, VTT, running;
Sunday 6th October 2019La Chirv’Athlon (Servoz) – 3 participant run , road bike & VTT;

AGENDA (chronological order) :

🚵‍♂️ Carnavélo – carnavalesque bike ride(PASSY) – Saturday 11th May 2019 🚵‍♂️
© Becyclable

🏃‍♂️La Grimpée du Ruisseau – Walk or Trail Running – (SALLANCHES) – Sunday 19th May 2019🏃‍♂️

This lovely walk or trail running race leaves from Burzier (the starting point for many Sallanches hikes) and heads up to Mayères, up above Sallanches.

© Grimpée du Ruisseau

parcours:  there are 4 different options this year: a 15km trail run and a 12km or 8km walk for families . . . and new for this year, a 2km Montée Sèche / see here for route description / eco-friendly measure: navettes from Carrefour car park up to the start of the trail run or walk in Burzier;

price: adults: 17€; children (up to 12 years): 12€;

more information & to sign up: limited to 420 participants! / website / FB page;


🚵‍♀️ Le Dré dans L’Darbon Rando – VTT – (DOMANCY departure) – Sunday 26th May 2019 🚵‍♂️ 

This convivial VTT circuit – this year the 10th edition of Rando VTT – Dré dans L’Darbon – comes highly recommended by the whole MBFF team, who took part two years ago (with the littlest member enjoying the ride from his bike seat behind his maman!).

© VTT – Dré dans L’Darbon
© VTT – Dré dans L’Darbon

parcours – the Dré dans L’Darbon departs from and arrives back at the Tour Carrée in Domancy, and there are different parcours to choose from (from 10km to 77km), heading to Lac de Passy, Sallanches, Combloux, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Demi-Quartier, Megève, Magland and more local villages. This year, Dré Dans l’Darbon is again offering 7 parcours for all levels with 8 fun pit-stops. Le parcours vert will be of special interest to families with small children . . . this 7,6km route departs from La Tour Carrée in Domancy, and then heads towards Lac de Passy. It then heads off the beaten track, into the woods . . . see here for more details / for more information about all of the parcours (including a parcours descente en fauteuil tout terrain), see website;

Parcours Vert © VTT – Dré dans L’Darbon

Dré dans L’Darbon’s story this VTT event saw the light in 2009, with the primary objective to encourage people to get out on their VTT bikes and to enjoy springtime nature with family and friends au Pays du Mont-Blanc. From its original 4 members and 40 volunteers, this year the number of volunteers has surged to 110!

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