New 2020 / Selection by the draw for 149km and 87km races

In 2019, registration for Echappée Belle Intégrale was complete in 23 hours, and for the North Crossing in 7 days. We have a possibility to increase the number of places. But since we committed for a sustainable management of the race and we would like to prevent pushing on paths, to limit soil erosion, and preserve friendliness and pleasure.

Increasing prominence of Echappée Belle last years makes us think that 149km could be completed in few hours only, and the North Crossing (87km) in 2 or 3 days maximum.

This situation might create several inconveniences such as:

  • Disappointment of those who did not have a chance to register;
  • Registerrations on the spur of the moment without assessing how challenging the race is;
  • Disappointment of people who could not register and are not able to run as their trail buddies do;
  • Incomplete information provided during registration might trigger addition treatment time for our volunteers;
  • International trainers who miss the opportunity to register because of jetlag.

In order to avoid pushing and to give equal opportunities to all to participate to Echappée Belle, we decided to establish the principle of selection by the draw for 149km and 87km races.

  • The registration period will last 15 full days.
  • Results will be available few days later.
  • Registrations in a group are possible: in this case, ALL group members are chosen in the lottery, or any member of the group is chosen.
  • Reasonable number of places are specifically reserved for female runners to encourage women to register and participate.
  • Same for international runners.
  • A defined number of 50 places are reserved at the discretion of organizers for volunteers, certain journalists, partners, etc.
  • All who were not selected in the lottery will be placed on waiting list which will be used to continue registrations in case of cancellations.

This operational mode is complex, but it seems to us a better option to guarantee efficiency of the registration process by our amazing team of volunteers, as well guaranteeing quality of Echappée Belle.

This year, the insurance is included in the registration. It comprehends helicopter transportation, mountain rescue services, repatriation. For few more euros, you can have a possibility to extend insurance to one-year period and be covered during all your trainings and sport events.

L’Échappée Belle 2019, The Unforgettable Edition!

The 2019 edition is a highlight in the history of the race thanks to perfect weather conditions coupled with an exceptional line-up of competitors and their impressive performance!

François D’Haene, one of the best ultra-trail runner, will run the Echappée Belle in 2019!

3 time winner of UTMB and 4 time winner of the Diagonale des Fous, François D’Haene is a giant among the ultra-trail running world. After the Hardrock 100 in USA mid july, he’ll run the Echappée Belle, ultra crossing of Belledonne, August 23rd in Vizille, Isère.

The 7th Edition of Echappée Belle, ultra trail running of Belledonne, will be held on Aug 23, 24 and 25, 2019.

The 6th edition of the Echappée Belle, Ultra Crossing of Belledonne, will take place on August 31st, September 1st and 2nd

Registration will start on January 15th 2018

Échappée Belle 2017, the 5th edition under the sign of emotion

On the Integrale, the World Champion of Trail Running in 2015, Sylvain Court won in 27:54.

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Few days before the 5th edition of the Échappée Belle

A 10 jours du départ, le point sur les forces en présence.

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​L’Échappée Belle, 5th edition: more than a few bib race for the 144km!

More than a few bib race for L’Échappée Belle intégrale !

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Start of the registration January 16th, 2017/ January 2017

5th edition of ECHAPPEE BELLE, Ultra Crossing of Belledonne Mountain

Start of the registration January 16th, 2017

On August 25, 25 and 27, 2017, Echappée Belle a mountain challeng!

After 4 fantastic edition, Echappée Belle has taken a special place in the world of Ultra Trail. It stands out by its wild and mountainous character. With more than successive 40km over 2000m and a minimum of redescente in valley, the Echappée Belle oofer an unique experience and amazing landscape. The crossing of Belledonne Mountain cumulate technicity and commitment : difficult paths, altitude, difference of altitude, semi-autonomy (few pit stop)… but the award is up with a fantastic run (over 30 lakes of altitude, panoramic ridges and a summit at 2926m). More than an Ultra Trail it’s a true adventure…with a family-friendly spirit.
Oscar Perez Lopez, Emilie Lecomte, Sangé Sherpa, Christophe Le Saux, Antoine Guillon, Sébastien Gérard, Lionel Bonnel, Renaud Rouanet… have all choosen Échappée Belle the last years! Like us venture off the beaten track, dare Échappée Belle and ring the finisher’s bell in Aiguebelle.

3 races:
• L’Echappée Belle intégrale, 144km, 11 100mD+ (Vizille – Aiguebelle), takes part of the French challenge UMNT,
• La Traversée Nord (North Crossing), 85km, 6050mD+ (Le Pleynet/Les 7 Laux – Aiguebelle),
• Le Parcours des Crêtes (Ridge Track), 47 km, 2800mD+ (Le Super Collet – Aiguebelle).

2017 NEWS: the integrale crossing of Belledonne on DUO
The challenge: start for two, run for two, finish for two, because trail running is first and foremost a sport to share ! The duo race will have is own ranking.

Be careful, to preserve the friendly character of the race, the number of place is limited to 500 runners per race (added 100 places for the duo on 144km).

Check out the teaser of the 5th édition: https://youtu.be/RHmetwfI-F4

To get more information on the race:
http://www.lechappeebelledonne.com/
www.facebook.com/lechapeebelledonne
https://twitter.com/EB_belledonne