Half-Marathon

Saturday 26 October 2024
11:00 am

5 refreshments

Fee
from 29 € to 44 €

Departure : Abbaye de Pontigny
Arrival : Chablis

Course
21,1 km
About 200 m D+

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!

REAL / FICTITIOUS START
Like the Tour de France, there will be a fictional start and a real start. The dummy start will be given at Pontigny Abbey. A slow tempo will be set by an opening vehicle and the peloton will remain grouped behind this vehicle until the real start. The peloton will be stopped a few seconds before the actual start, which will be given at the starter’s pistol shot.
The actual start will take place 900 m after the fictitious start, at the exit of the village. The start will be marked by a totem pole and a timing mat. The actual start is 21.1 km.

COURSE

The course of the Chablis Half Marathon is available by clicking to the link bellow:

PRACTICAL INFORMATIONS

TIME AND DEPARTURE11:00 am in Pontigny, abbaye de Pontigny, on Saturday, 26 October 2024
ARRIVALChablis, Patis sector
DISTANCE21,1 km (official distance)
ELEVATION GAINAbout 200 m D+
REFRESHMENT STATIONS– km 4 Ligny-le-Châtel – Water point
– km 8 Maligny
– km 11,5 la Fourchaume
– km 15 Fontenay-Près-Chablis
– km 18 Grands Crus
– Arrival

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 COLLECTIONFriday, 25 October : in Chablis (Patis sector) from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, 26 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 FEESBefore February, the 29th at 11:59 pm : 29 €
Before April, the 30th at 11:59 pm : 35 €
Before August, the 31st, at 11:59 pm : 40 €
Until registration closes on 24th October at midday: 44 €
AGE REQUIREMENTBorn in 2007 or before
PRIZE GIVING CEREMONYIn Chablis, Patis sector, at 1:45 pm
SHUTTLES / BUSBuses 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 24th of October at midday (4€ per person).

Departure of the shuttles planned for 9:30 am in Chablis (online reservation required)
GEAR DEPOSITIn 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