GFNY Alpe Vaujany 2020 routes
The long course (115km D+ 4081m)
With 4000 meters of elevation over 115 km, the long GFNY Alpes Vaujany course is a test of legs and will. The race begins with a neutralized descent in the mountain town of Vaujany. After a rapid descent, the first challenge of the day begins: the 25 km climb of the Croix de Fer pass, first through the forest, then along the Grand’Maison lake, then to its summit breathtaking 2,067 meters. After descending to the other side and making a small loop, you will climb to the other side of the Croix-de-Fer pass. With magnificent and different points of view and a slightly higher difficulty, the descent of the Croix de Fer pass arrives where you will face the last challenge of the day: the ascent to Vaujany and the celebration of your finish line. Only those who finish the 115 km course are eligible for the classification by category, the award ceremony and the podium. If you want to run and be classified in your category, you must complete the long course. The 20% of finalists in each age group qualify for the priority airlock at each GFNY world event.
The middle course (41km D+ 1707m)
The route begins with a 5 km controlled descent from the mountain village of Vaujany. After a quick descent, the challenge of the day begins: the difficult climb of 16 km on the Croix de Fer pass. There is a small descent halfway at km 14 which hides a short but steep climb. After that, the climb became more gradual again. A magnificent view awaits you when you reach the first part of Grand’Maison lake, located about halfway up the summit of the pass. After the descent from the Iron Cross, you will face the last challenge of the day: the ascent to Vaujany and the celebration of your arrival. The runners of the average 40 km course will receive their start time at the end, but will not be classified by arrival time. All arrival times will be listed in alphabetical order.
10:00 – 18:00: Day 1 of Camp GFNY Alpes Vaujany, meeting at the “Table de la Fare”
13:00 – 17:00: Registration and exhibition at the town hall (rear entrance, town hall road)
6:00 pm: Welcome drink at “Stou”. Included in Camp & VIP registration. Additional guests 10 € pp, to be paid directly on site.
12:00 – 19:00: Registration and exhibition at the town hall (rear entrance, town hall road) Bike workshop
6:00 am – 7:00 am: Registration at the town hall (rear entrance, town hall road)
7:00 am: Opening of the start area, Bike workshop
7:45 am: airlock closure
8:00 am: Start of the race
10:00: Arrival of the first runners of the medium course
10:00: Opening of the post-race meal service
11:30 am: The first of GFNY Alpes Vaujany are expected
2:00 pm: Prize giving
4:00 pm: Closure of the race
5:00 pm: End of the festivities, see you next year!