Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB®

rail du Saint-Jacques by UTMBFor more than 12 years, the Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB® event has been offering runners a unique trail experience on and around the famous Saint-Jacques de Compostelle pilgrim route. The 2024 edition features 4 races, all sold-out, ranging from 130km with over 5,500m elevation gain on the Ultra du Saint-Jacques, to 18km with 600m of elevation gain on the Chibottes race. An 18km hike is also available for nature enthusiasts.

Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB festivities will begin on Friday, June 14 at 12:00 midday with the Ultra-Trail Village set up at Place Monseigneur de Galard in Le Puy-en-Velay, welcoming runners and spectators throughout the weekend. The racing will start with the Ultra du Saint-Jacques, with 1,100 runners setting off from Saugues on Friday evening at 10:00 PM and embarking on an extraordinary night adventure through Prades, Mont Devès, Lac du Bouchet, Canyon du Rouchoux, and Durande. Bethan Male (GBR) and Samir Taz (FRA) and the form favourites.

Saturday, June 15 will start with the Grand Trail du Saint-Jacques, a 79km long race with 3,200m of positive elevation gain starting from Monistrol d’Allier. The Chibottes race, a 18km route with 600m of elevation gain will set off at 2:00 PM from Solignac-sur-Loire, with a course passing through Cussac-sur-Loire, the banks of the Loire, the ascent to Boureyde, and the Garde d’Eycenac, ending at the foot of the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral in Le Puy-en-Velay.

New for 2024, the Maratrail du Saint-Jacques, with 1,900 runners registered to compete, will follow a 51km route with 2,000m elevation gain through the Rouchoux Canyon and Mont Devès, starting Sunday morning at 7:00 AM from Monistrol d’Allier.

For those wishing to enjoy the special trail spirit and experience nature to the full in the stunning locations, the 18km hike will set off from Soulignac-sur-Loire at 9:15 AM.

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