Grand Raid des Pyrenees

Each year on the last weekend of August is the “Grand Raid des Pyrenees” – a foot race in high mountain terrain around the Pic du Midi de Bigorre.  Beginning and ending in Vielle Aure there are two routes – the Ultra and the Trail.  The Trail is 80.5kms and 5071m cumulative ascent and descent.  The best will arrive in 10 hours…

The rest have up to 25 hours to complete the course.  The Ultra is 160.8kms with 9415m cumulative ascent and descent with the best arriving in 22 hours and 50 hours being the limit.

For anyone inspired to train for next year’s edition the link with all the details is here.

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