Maintaining the Ultra-Trail Echappee Belle on 21st, 22nd & 23rd August 2020

After weeks of working on various scenarios, the Team Echappée Belle, Ultra Crossing of Belledonne, is pleased to announce its decision to continue the preparation of the edition 2020 which will take place on 21st, 22nd & 23rd August.

All lights are green for the organization: volunteers are ready, mountain shelters are open, township, the territory and our partners support the race. The actual holding of the event is however suspended from the final validation during the summer by the prefectures of Isere and Savoie (cases under evalution). A risk that the organization agrees to take, it will assume the consequences by proposing a refund of 80% in case of cancellation.

A race with very slight modifications in its route
Despite the complicated situation, the organization is committed to offering a beautiful edition with the priority of the safety of all and the respect of the Echappee Belle’s DNA. The 1700 runners registered on the 3 races will be able to live this summer an adventure in Belledonne with very slight modifications. The start of the 62k will be modified by taking place from the Collet d ‘Allevard resort. Very light adaptations on the 87k and 149k may take place.

A adapted event for everyone’s safety
Many changes will be introduced: wave starts and ITRA rating, increasing food self-sufficiency, sanitary measures on aid station (hand washing, wear mask..), podiums at the arrivals progress, regulation of public access and companions on the race.
Rest areas, dormitories and camp beds, and shuttles to departure locations will be maintained.
The programme of event will also be adapted to the situation but the organization will do everything to maintain the friendly and warm atmosphere of the race.

See you in Belledonne !

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