AN ADVENTURE IN THE HEART OF THE VINEYARDS
Discover the Chablis landscapes and live a real adventure in the heart of this renowned appellation! This half-marathon, officially measured, will take you through the vineyards in a festive atmosphere.
After a departure from Pontigny (Pontigny Abbey), you will reach the village of Villy and the Marathon course. You will then cross the Serein river to continue your race towards Maligny, place of the 1st refreshment station.
Then, you will continue your race on a flat portion in the middle of the vineyards of la Fourchaume until the refreshment station of Fontenay-Près-Chablis. At the exit of the refreshment station you will start the last difficulty of the day, but not the least. The famous “Wall of the Marathon” will allow you to reach the heights of Fyé where you will finish your race in the heart of the Grands Crus Chablisiens.
Finally, after this descent and the crossing of the D965, you will cross Chablis by skirting the Collegiate Church, and will arrive on the Sector of Patis, where the arrival of the Marathon of Chablis will be judged!
The course of the 2023 Chablis Half Marathon is available by clicking to the link bellow. For this 4th edition, the elevation gain has been reduced to allow a more “rolling” course.
|TIME AND DEPARTURE||11:00 am in Pontigny, abbaye de Pontigny, on Saturday, the 21 October 2023|
|ARRIVAL||Chablis, Patis sector|
|DISTANCE||21,1 km (official distance)|
|ELEVATION GAIN||About 200 m D+|
|REFRESHMENT STATIONS||– km 4 La Mouillère – Water point|
– km 8 Maligny
– km 11,5 la Fourchaume
– km 15 Fontenay-Près-Chablis
– km 18 Grands Crus
As a reminder, the personal cup is required and no cup will be distributed at the refreshment stations (course or arrival).
|FINISH LINE CLOSURES||– At the refreshment station of Fontenay-Près-Chablis (km 15), at 1:30 pm after 2:30 hours of race|
– At the arrival in Chablis at 3:30 pm, after 4:30 hours of race
People arriving after 3:30 pm will join the finish line by the Parc de la Liberté.
|BIBS COLLECTION||Friday, the 20 October : in Chablis (Patis sector) from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
Saturday, the 21 October : in Chablis (Patis sector) from 6:00 am to 10:00 am
Be careful, no bib will be given in the departure, at Pontigny
|REGISTRATION FEES||Before February, the 28th at 11:59 pm : 25 €|
Before April, the 30th at 11:59 pm : 32 €
Before August, the 31st, at 11:59 pm : 37 €
Until registration closes on 19th October at midday: 40 €
|AGE REQUIREMENT||Born in 2006 or before|
|PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY||In Chablis, Patis sector, at 1:45 pm|
|SHUTTLES / BUS||Buses will be present by the organisation to bring you before the race to the departure site, in Pontigny. It is mandatory to book the bus online, before the 19th of October at midday (4€ per person).|
Departure of the shuttles planned for 9:30 am in Chablis (online reservation required)
|GEAR DEPOSIT||In Chablis (Patis sector) : it will be possible to leave your bag at the organisation before the departure, and then to collect at the arrival. Be careful, no bag will be taken by the organisation, in Pontigny, the departure|