The start and finish is at Hotel Wolf in Le Markstein. (Route des Crêtes, Le Markstein.)
Parking is provided 500m from the start (follow the yellow arrows).
Do not park directly at the start/finish itself, this area must be kept free
for the participants.
Wrong parking may be fined.
18.30 – 20.30: Race office is open + pick up bib number all distances. (@ Hotel Wolf)
04.15 – 05.00: Race office is open + pick up bib number all distances. (@ Hotel Wolf)
05.00 : Start Marathon du Grand Ballon 80km
07.00 – 10.00: Race office is open + pick up bib number all distances. (@ Hotel Wolf)
08.00 : Start Marathon du Grand Ballon 42km
09.00 : Start Marathon du Grand Ballon 22km
10.00 : Start Marathon du Grand Ballon 13km
14.00 : Time limit 13km (≃ 3,25km/u)
15.00 : Time limit 13km (≃ 3,66km/u)
21.00 : End | Time limit 80km (≃ 5,00km/u) and 42km (≃ 3,23km/u)
Each participant receives ALL the GPX files one week before the event.
Courses are indicated with signs of the organization.
Please respect the start time of your distance as the opening hours of our refreshment points are based on the start times.
Water, isotonic drinks, coca-cola, Etixx energy bars, sandwiches, sweet and savoury snacks and other goodies will be available at the refreshment points.
No changing rooms are provided
Showers are provided at Auberge du Steinlebach in Le Markstein.
This service is free of charge.
Route to Auberge du Steinlebach.
There is a 'storage of sports bags' at the race office.
We are committed to a good cause, THINK PINK!
You can make a one-off donation when you register.
Help us and support THINK PINK in its fight against breast cancer!
Looking for a nice place to stay?
1. Hotel Wolf, Le Markstein.
At 50m of one of the startlocations !
For booking, contact them by
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- telephone: +33 3 89 82 64 36
2. Auberge du Steinlebach.
1km from one of the startlocations and this place is one of the aid stations!
For booking, contact them by
- telephone: +33 3 89 82 61 87
Marathon du Grand Ballon | 80km (cutoff 16h00 | @21h00 | ≃ 5,00km/h)
• Aid station 2 (31km) closes 4h45 after the start, at 09h45. ≃ 6,53km/u
• Water station (39km) closes 6h45 after the start, at 11h45. ≃ 5,78km/u
This point is a time limit.
The arrows/signs will be turned here and you will be redirected to the finish.
This leaves 12.5km to the finish.
• Aid station 4 (67km) closes 12h45 after the start, at 17h45. ≃ 5,25km/u
• Time limit @ final aid station is @ 21h00 ≃ 5,00km/h
• Time limit @ final aid station is @ 21h00 ≃ 3,23km/h
• Time limit @ final aid station is @ 15h00 ≃ 3,66km/h
• Time limit @ final aid station is @ 14h00 ≃ 3,25km/h
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One or two timing chip(s) will stick to the back of your chest number. Do not fold the chip(s) and make sure you wear your bib number above your clothes on your belly or chest. The chips ensure that your (intermediate) times are registered when you pass a checkpoint.
Checkpoints are scattered around the course, usually at the supply point. Some checkpoints beep when you walk through them, but not all. So don't panic if you don't hear anything, you will still be registered.
All split times and finishing times of all participants can be followed live online on the SQM Time website. On the day of the event, the results can be followed live at www.sqmtime.com/live.
Through this live coverage, supporters on site can follow the progression of their favourite runners via their smartphones. Of course, fans at home can also follow everything closely.
There are even participants who, during the race, like to check how much position they are in and how much time their buddy is ahead or behind!