ARCHIVED RACE: Chaberton Marathon @ Montgenèvre, France, Sunday 1st August 2010

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Chaberton Marathon
  • Distance (KMs): 42.500 and 20.500
  • Distance (Miles): 26.2
  • Date: 01 August 2010
  • Start Time: 08:00
  • Venue: Cesana Torinese
  • Best Time (Men): 04:36:34
  • Best Time (Women): 05:22:24
  • Organised By: Office du tourisme de Montgenèvre and ASD Chaberton Marathon
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes
  • Has Prizes / Awards? see the website

Race Description

Sunday 1st august 2010
3rd edition of the Chaberton Marathon Trail running
A cross border race between France and Italy: visit the highest fortress in Europe!
Sommet du Chaberton
The “Trail des Forts”
2010 Skyrunner World Series Races

The Trail des Forts 2010 is a 2011 UTMB qualifier.

The Trail des Forts is part of the “2010 Skyrunner world series Races” as one of the five major races. More info

Start at Cesana Torinese ( Italy) arrival at Montgenèvre (France) A 42.5 km ( 26.40miles) single track running summiting the 10272ft (3131m) Mt Chaberton with a total elevation gain of 3131m(10682ft) and a 2776m (9107ft) elevation loss.

The start is at cesana Torinese (Italy).
After a 5 km up and down gentle track long the river to the village of Fenils, a 1900m (6234ft) steep ascent on a 8km (5miles) dirt tracks to the highest fortress in Europe expects the runners .

The steepest course of the race from Col du chaberton to the summit is avoidable, the runners are allowed to follow a military jeep trail obviously longer
A 1400m ( 4593ft) of steep downhill path with rugged sections leads to the half way Italian village of Claviere.

The race goes on for 22 more km(13.6 miles)on a path long the mountains crests between France and Italy.

An other 1345m (4412 ft) elevation gain and you will go up to the summit of Mt Chenaillet, down to the Gondrand fortress, up to the summit of Mt Janus . The last downhill section leads to the arrival in Montgenèvre.

Start at Cesana Torinese (Italy) arrival at Claviere (Italy) ( 2km from Montgenèvre). 3270ft of elevation gain and 4957ft elevation loss.

The race course is the same of the trail des Forts and finishes after 20.5km(12,7 miles) in Claviere village.

Both the races are a challenging experience and offer a wonderful 360° point of view on the French and italian Alps: Mt Viso, Barre des Ecrin, Vanoise, Mt Blanc

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