It may seem bold to launch a new race in the midst of health restrictions. But that's what we did in 2021 to offer you new spaces for escape and pleasure!
It was with great enthusiasm and emotion that we organised the first VILLARS ULTRAKS on 10 July 2021.
From the second edition, some adjustments were made to the course to meet the runners' demands, in particular a finish in the resort rather than at altitude.
«ARGENTINE » (46.5 km/3’109m D+/-)
This race takes its name from the fact that the runners will bypass this iconic mountain.
This demanding course offers a sublime layout and will climb 3 peaks of over 2,000m; the Col des Essets, the Croix des Chaux and the Grand Chamossaire. Leg-stinging descents and breathtaking views will follow.
« ROC » (27.3 km/1’845m D+/-)
Intermediate route, the "ROC" climbs two major peaks of the region. First of all, the Croix de Chaux and its 2,013m then after having skirted the lake of Chavonnes, it then invites you to climb the Grand Chamossaire at 2,112m.
From start to finish this is a course that has sublime views everywhere you look.
« CHAM » (19.3 km, 1’199m D+/-)
Villars has magnificent trails that allow you to get away from it all by crossing small hamlets, skirting the Chavonnes lake and crossing forests.
The proposed distance is ideal for those who wish to embark on the trail competition under the observant eye of the surrounding peaks.
«VERTICALE» (6.4 km, 908m D+)
In the spirit of the race from which all started, the Villars Ultraks Blast of 2020, we propose you to reach the summit of the Grand Chamossaire starting from Villars. Short and crisp.
Although the health situation is improving, we are offering a "protection plan" which allows you, in case of cancellation of the race due to the health situation, to either postpone your registration for one year or to obtain a 90% refund.
We look forward to seeing you in July in Villars.