As every year, the Mont Blanc Cross Marathon returns to Chamonix and promises to be sporty and will leave some lasting memories to the running fans. Here comes the complete agenda of this unmissable event and the registration steps.
Mont-Blanc Marathon Agenda
This year, the most popular running race organized by Chamonix will be held from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th June 2019. Along these four days, the heart of our passionate riders is likely to go overboard as the Mont-Blanc Marathon holds some nice surprises in store.
- Thursday 27th June 2019: From the first day on the Mont-Blanc Square, at 9 a.m. the Trail Camp opening ceremony will take place.
- Friday 28th June 2019: the first event, the 90 km of Mont-Blanc, will start at 4 a.m., at the “Triangle de l’Amitié Square”
At 4 p.m.: Departure of the Vertical KM from Mont-Blanc.
8:30 p.m.: Hall of Fame of the Mont-Blanc Vertical KM.
- Saturday 29th June 2019: This third day of the Mont Blanc Marathon portends a lot of excitement since it will witness the departure of the 23 km of Mont Blanc Event, at 8 a.m. on the Aire des Parapentes, followed by the Mini Cross departure at 9:30 a.m.
1 p.m.: Departure of the “10 km of Mont Blanc” event from the “Triangle de l’Amitié Square”
From 4 p.m.: 23 km, 90 km and 10 km Awards ceremony.
5.30 p.m.: Official presentation of the 42 km elite athletes.
8 p.m.: Departure of the “Duo étoile” event.
- Sunday 30th June 2019: Thrills are still ahead, with the start of the 42 km of Mont-Blanc holding at 7 a.m. at the “Triangle de l’Amitié Square”, then at 10 a.mM with the start of the Young Race Marathon in the Tour Village.
At 4:30 p.m.: Still on the “Triangle de l’Amitié Square”, the awarding Ceremony of the “Duo Etoilé”, Young Race Marathon, and 42 km of Mont Blanc events will be held.
Registration for the 2019 Mont Blanc Marathon
Participation lists for the 90k, 42k and 23k races of the 2019 Mont Blanc Marathon have been closed since 2018. However, you can still attend the 10 km, the KMV, the “Duo Etoilé”, or even the mini cross events, whose registrations are not submitted to a random drawing.
The Mont Blanc Marathon Circuit
The Mont Blanc Marathon starts in the center of Chamonix and progressively returns to the Bois and Lavancher hamlets, until Argentière. It provides runners with a breathtaking view of the Chamonix valley and continues towards the Montroc village, then extends to Tré-le-Champ.
Therefrom, the Montets climbs emerge before the attendees and the race continues with the arrival in the Buet hamlet which joins Vallorcine, nearby the French-Swiss border.
By taking the Col des Posettes, towards the Aiguillette des Posettes, the runners start the descent to return to Tré-le-Champ.
Where to Stay for The Mont Blanc Marathon?
Before the start of the race you are attending, you may rest and stay in one of the most cosy and comfortable hotels in the Chamonix Valley. Le Refuge des Aiglons Hotel welcomes you in a spacious and lovely room.
Located just a step away from the Mont Blanc Marathon starting point, this 4-star hotel ensures serenity and well-being in order to tackle the race in the best possible conditions.
Book your accommodation now to take full advantage of the quality services offered by the Refuge des Aiglons.