Pronti al via della tre giorni sportiva ad Annecy in francia, in occasione della Tecnica MaXi Raceche nle suo palinsesoto accoglie sette diverse gare su distanze e con dsilivelli altimetrici che spaziano dalla diffcioltà estrema a quella più mild per i trailer meno esperti o meno allenati.
Sono oltre 7000 gli iscritti. Naturalmente la gara clou sarà quella sulla distnza maxi (85 chilometri e 5200 metri di dislivello positivo) che, quest'anno accoglie anche il 5° Campionato del Mondo IAU Trail. Per quest'ultimo, gli iscritti, in rappresentanza di 39 nazioni, hanno raggiunto la quota record di 287 atleti di cui 109 le donne.
The 7000 bib numbers are ready and the 14,000 chips in place. Still waiting to be unrolled are3500 meters of banners and the 2000 sections of caution taped to be placed along the course the day before the races and removed the day after. Not to mention the 780 metal barriers!
The 4 aid stations expect the first runners on Saturday, May 30, to arrive as early as 05:15 on top of Mount Semnoz, the first aid station of the 4. Stocked and ready are a total of 25,000 liters of water in 4000 bottles, 6800 bottles of Gatorade, 2800 cans of Pepsi, 100 bottles of orange juice, 180kg of salty foods (cashews, peanuts), and of course much more.
Four-hundred volunteers are ready and waiting to stand at one of 800 posts; in just 3 days the starting gun for the first race will fire....
The Tecnica-MaXi-Race: an event designed "by runners for all runners". For the last several months, event organizers have been refining each piece of the puzzle. The 2015 Tecnica-MaXi-Race, with its 7 race formats, will host the 5th IAU Trail World Championships. What an incredible challenge to undertake.
As the hours count down to the start, Stéphane Agnoli, race director, explains, "We arebeginning to stress just a little, but our energy is focused first and foremost on the runners. These races are for them. Experienced or novice, the goal is to have fun, to enjoy the amazing trails and landscapes while pushing one's personal limits. That said, we are determined to ensure that volunteers are able to experience the event live; this is also their event, their race. If both runners and volunteers are happy, everything else will fall into place, and the entire organizing team will be content with the result."
Trail running, an activity, a sport, a societal trend. The 3 days of races around Lake Annecy echo the growing popularity of trail running in France and around the world. With a total of 51 nations represented, a lineup of elite runners competing for 4 world championship titles, 39 national delegations present, and 7000 everyday runners from all walks of life, all will run together on the same trails as a family, with friends, for a cause, or for a medal; this outdoor race will be a true celebration!
Follow the event. The website now has a special "live coverage" event homepage that will allow everyone, spectators or companions, to follow the event from start to finish. Live broadcasting will begin on Thursday night with the opening ceremony for the World Championships, followed by racecoverage for every runner and other practical information throughout the entire three days.
(dal sito web della IAU) The 5th IAU Trail World Championships will take place on May 30th 2015 in Annecy France. A new record participation at the 5th edition of the IAU Trail World Championships. There will be 287 athletes representing 39 federations who will be toeing the line in Annecy, France on 30th May 2015. Defending world champion Nathalie Mauclair (FRA) will be at the start line. Ricky Lightfoot (GBR) winner at the 4th edition of the championships will not be in Annecy.
There is an outstanding field that will be in Annecy for the race this weekend. Please find the attached media report on the race (media)
The 5 th IAU Trail World Championships are taking place in France.
The event will take place in Annecy, France on 30th May 2015.
The 85km run will be hosted at the same site as the Tecnica MaXi race and will take runners over a 5200m of vertical gain.
The race has attracted a record number of participants in the IAU Trail World Championships. There will be 178 men and 109 women representing 39 countries.
The 287 participants mark a new record for competitors in the trail world championships.
Sebastien Spehler (FRA) leads the men’s field having won last year’s MaXi Race. He has already won the Trail du Wurzel and Trail du Petit Ballon.
Luis Alberto Hernando (ESP) and Alex Varner (USA) have had a good season and are amongst the leaders lining up at the world champs. Hernando won the Transvulcania earlier in the month and Varner won Lake Sonoma 50 Mile last month.
In the Women’s field, Nathalie Mauclair (FRA) defending world champion is at the starting field. She won her last race Grand Raid Reunion in October 2014. Caroline Chaverot (FRA) is the defending Maxi race champion and will once again start this year to claim victory. Krissy Moehl (USA) a regular top performer in the United States has had a great start to the season having finished 2nd at the Gorge Waterfalls will be at the start line as well.
In addition to individual titles on the line there are team competitions as well.
The team atmosphere does elevate the excitement of the championships as team points translate to interesting team dynamics. Race start time is 3:30am.
EVENT PROGRAM & RACE SCHEDULE
Thursday, May 28
19:00: Opening ceremony for the 2015 IAU Trail World Championships
along the shores of Lake Annecy: "Le Pâquier," 5 Avenue d'Albigny - 74000 Annecy
Live web coverage on www.maxi-race.org
Friday, May 29
11:00: Official press conference for the 2015 Tecnica-MaXi-Race and IAU Trail World Championships
BALCONS DU LAC D'ANNECY HOTEL, 1487 Route de Cessenaz - 74320 Sevrier
18:30: Start, Vertical Race, from the "Petit Port"
19:00: First runners finish the Vertical Race (at the top of Mt. Baron)
Saturday, May 30
03:30: Start, 2015 IAU Trail World Championships, Albigny Beach
05:00: Start, Tecnica-MaXi-Race, Albigny Beach
06:00: Start, 2 and 4-person Team-Race, Albigny Beach
06:00: Start, Day 1, Compressport XL-Race, Albigny Beach
08:30: Start, Femina Race, "Salle des Fêtes" building, 01 Allée du Clos Chevalier, 74290 Menthon-Saint-Bernard
10:00: First runners finish the Femina Race, Albigny Beach
12:00: First runners finish the 2015 IAU Trail World Championships, Albigny Beach
13:20: First runners finish the Tecnica-MaXi-Race, Albigny Beach
13:30: First runners finish the 2 and 4-person Team-Race, Albigny Beach
18:00: Post race press conference, 2015 IAU Trail World Championships and Tecnica-MaXi- Race in the big tent at the MaXi-Village
19:00: awards ceremony, 2015 IAU Trail World Championships, Albigny Beach
Sunday, May 31
07:00: Start, Day 2, Compressport XL-Race
08:00: Start, Marathon Race, Albigny Beach
09:00: Start, Trail Découverte, Albigny Beach
13:00: First runners finish, Day 2, Compressport XL Race
13:00: First runners finish the Marathon Race - Trail Découverte