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.

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