ULTRA GORGES OF THE VERDON

2022

ULTRA COURSE | 65.65km

The ULTRA format will not be on the 2021 program.
We'll see you in 2022

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Partner in Title

swimrun head

Major partners

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Institutional partners

var department    CCLGVVerdon NRP    

"Cited by some specialists as the toughest swimrun in the world"

 

Will you be able to do it? Coming to terms with the ULTRA SWIMRUNMAN ÖTILLÖ MERIT RACE, this anthology course traced in one of the most beautiful places in the world, represents an extraordinary sporting challenge. Where, at the end of the effort, the distinction FINISHER SWIMRUNMAN FRANCE will make sense (less than 50% of FINISHER on average) and will place you forever in the SWIMRUNMAN legend. It is more than just a race, it is an adventure for twoa moment of pure sharing and mutual aid, in a unique setting: the Verdon Natural Park. This preserved piece of paradise will open its doors to you during the race with a mythical passage through the Gorges du Verdon in running and then swimming. 1400m of crossing in the transparent green waters of the largest Canyon in Europe. Magic. Unforgettable.

Course


Total distance: 65.65km

Total swim: 11.75km (18%)
Total run: 53.90km
Difference in altitude: 2199m
Effort time: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (2019 flexible time barriers)


Number of swims: 17
Number of Run: 18


Big swim: 2 400m
Big run: 13.45km


Liquid Refuelling x3 : km 5 | km 25 | km 37
Refuelling solid x6 : km 14 | km 30 | km 33 | km 43 | km 54 | km 57
Gel station x1 : km 63

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"A pure adventure. A time of sharing and helping each other to live".

It's the queen distance of the weekend. The ULTRA SWIMRUN GORGES DU VERDON by HEAD has been designated as one of the toughest swimrun races in the world alongside theÖTILLÖ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. It will reward each and every one of those who will join the finish line in time, at the end of the effort and on their own.

The challenges to be overcome on the course are numerous and at the height of the Myth of the ULTRA SWIMRUNMAN. 17 Swimming Sections (11.75km) and 18 Running Sections (53.90km - D+ 2199m) are on the programme. A real swimrun course in the purest respect of the traditions of the discipline. On the swimming side, there are three majestic crossings of the lake of Sainte-Croix (1700m, 2400m and 1200m), which will take you from the Var to the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, and a fairy-tale Crossing the gorges of the Verdon over 1400m, at the foot of these vertiginous limestone cliffs, the largest Canyon in Europe, which can reach a depth of 700m. You will never tire of evolving in the pastel-coloured waters, each swim has its share of surprises and wonderful landscapes.

The running part is not to be outdone either, you will evolve in exceptional places and settings that are completely different from one part of the course to the other. Sometimes stony, sometimes rolling, sometimes steep. Running is a real trail, with technical passages up or down, very characteristic of the trails of the Haut-Var.

In the Gorges, the highest Canyon in Europe, you will have the privilege of reaching wonderful views by joining the Crête de l'Ourbes and the Col de Plein Voir. Once hoisted up there, at an altitude of 1200m and thanks to a committed and magnificent trail section, you will have a breathtaking view of the entire Lake of Sainte-Croix, the valley and the transparent green waters of the Gorges du Verdon, not to mention Mont-Ventoux, which in the distance will never stop observing you... A breathtaking spectacle. And yet, you will need some, because it will already be time to go down to dive into the incredible waters of the Gorges du Verdon for an epic swim of 1,400m in a magical and unique setting.

In the heart of the Verdon Natural ParkWith its lavender fields, picturesque villages and almost unreal expanse of water, only those who can show self-sacrifice and perseverance can tame the ULTRA SWIMRUNMAN by HEAD. You will cross the six municipalities bordering the Lake of Sainte-Croix (Les Salles-sur-Verdon, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, La Palud-sur-Verdon, Aiguines, Bauduen and Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon) straddling the Alpes de Haute-Provence and Var departments.

You will never cease to visit the mythical corners of the region, such as the Pebble Bridge or the island of Costebelle. It is also when you join the latter that you will see for the first time the Salles-sur-Verdon for long hours, sign of the approaching end of your journey...

With your teammate, solidarity and daring will be the leitmotivs of your day, during which the 53.90km of trail and their 2199m of positive difference in altitude, as well as the 11.75km of swimming, including a royal crossing of 2400m, will put your bodies to the test.

The ULTRA SWIMRUNMAN does not forge character, it reveals it. Will you be FINISHED?

PROGRAM


SATURDAY 30 APRIL 2022
Place : Port Margaridon | Les Salles-sur-Verdon 83630


  • 15h00: Opening of the SWIMRUNMAN village
  • 15:00 – 18:30: withdrawal of bibs
  • 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.: KIDS SWIMRUNMAN
  • 6:30 pm: MANDATORY -Participant Briefing
  • 6.30 pm: volunteer briefing
  • 7:30 p.m.: Voluntary meals

SUNDAY 01 MAY 2022
Place : Port Margaridon | Les Salles-sur-Verdon 83630


  • 5:00 am: Opening of the village departure
  • 5h15 - 6h15 : Bib pick-up
  • 5:45 am: Reminder of ULTRA & HALF safety instructions
  • 6.00 am: Departure ULTRA ÖTILLÖ MERIT RACE & HALF SWIMRUNMAN by HEAD
  • 6.15 a.m.: Reminder of safety instructions CLASSIC
  • 6:30 am : Departure CLASSIC SWIMRUNMAN by HEAD
  • 10:15 am : Arrival of the first CLASSIC SWIMRUNMAN
  • 10h30 - 20h00: End of race banquet
  • 11:30 am: Arrival of the first HALF SWIMRUNMAN
  • 15h00: Arrival of the first ULTRA SWIMRUNMANs
  • 1:30 pm: Presentation of the CLASSIC SWIMRUNMAN prizes
  • 4:30 pm: HALF SWIMRUNMAN Awards Ceremony
  • 18:00: ULTRA SWIMRUNMAN awards ceremony

RACE INFORMATION


The temperature of Lake St. Croix is expected to be around 17°C at this time.

The time barriers are calculated on a running speed of 9min/km and a swimming speed of 3min/100m. The three longest RUN sections (13.45km, 10.25km and 8.65km) have more flexible coefficients (12min/km, 10min/km and 10min/km).

CUT OFF n°1 : km 14.15 | 3h11
CUT OFF n°2 : km 19.80 | 4h28
CUT OFF n°3 : km 33.50 | 7h36
CUT OFF n°4 : km 43 | 9h11
CUT OFF n°5 : km 54.3 | 11h29
CUT OFF n°6 : km 57 | 12h44
CUT OFF n°7 : km 60.45 | 13h21
CUT OFF n°8 : km 63.2 | 14h11
FINISH LINE : Max time | 14h56

Cancellation option COVID-19 :
For participants who wish to do so, a "SWIMRUNMAN FRANCE cancellation" option is offered at the time of registration for the 2021 events. This option must be selected in the registration form. It guarantees to the participant the refund or transfer of his or her registration fees (excluding options and bank charges) in case of cancellation (e.g. health crisis, injury etc.). Without subscribing to this option, no refund or transfer will be possible in case of cancellation.
All the information about the COVID-19 cancellation option directly in the registration form and in our rules (Article 2.10).

The detailed content of the supplies will be published shortly.
Liquid Refuelling x3 : km 5 | km 25 | km 37
Refuelling solid x6 : km 14 | km 30 | km 33 | km 43 | km 54 | km 57
Gel station x1 : km 63

Individual equipment mandatory:
-A pair of swimming goggles
-A whistle without a ball, always at your fingertips
-Adapted Shoes

– An isothermal combination adapted to T ° greater than or equal to 12 °c if the water temperature is below 16 °. If the water temperature is above 16 °, no combination is required.
-A survival blanket

Material provided by the organization:
- the electronic chip for the timing
- the bib
- the bathing cap

Prohibited material:
an isothermal suit suitable for T° greater than or equal to 12°C if the water temperature is greater than 24.5°.
– Any buoyancy aid greater than 100cm x 30cm
– Fins and tubas are not allowed

Any participant who does not have the compulsory equipment explained in the rules will not be able to take the start of the event. The organization reserves the right to cancel the participation of a competitor if he does not respect this instruction. The competitor undertakes to possess the compulsory equipment and to present it at the request of the organisers during the entire event.

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  • Bathing cap SWIMRUNMAN by HEAD
  • SWIMRUNMAN France Series T-shirt
  • Finisher Medal

Dreaming of adventures, of displacement? Join us in the Verdon Gorge with breathtaking scenery. Sporty and accompanying you will be fulfilled by this unique place, the paradise of outdoor activities.

Discover the different ways to get here

Are you looking for an ideal pied-à-terre to make the most of your visit to the Gorges du Verdon? Find below the list of accommodation in the six partner communes of the event, which the routes of the SWIMRUNMAN GORGES DU VERDON 2021 cross, and find the right balance for a stay combining relaxation, outdoor activities and pleasure. A wide range of accommodation is at your disposal to meet your needs and to welcome you in the best arrangements on our event. Indeed, the Campsites, bed and breakfasts, stopover gites and hotels Offer multiple answers to your expectations and are waiting for you. Moreover, regardless of the length of your stay, you will be greeted by real professionals, passionate about their region.

Consult the list of accommodations here

The discovery of the Verdon and the Haut-Var could not be complete without a gastronomic break. Find the ideal restaurant adapted to your needs on the day before the race and then, once the races are over, to your surely more gourmet desires. What do you think of the authenticity and local cuisine? Find below the complete list of the six partner towns of the event's catering specials SWIMRUNMAN That border the lake of St. Croix. You will find both addresses to restore you, relax and admire the scenery. The restaurants are excellent addresses. Between fresh salad, pizzas, bruschetta and other meats accompanied by fresh vegetables, you will find here something to satisfy your appetite. Certainly, the most greedy would prolong their meal with a glass of feet in the water...

Discover the list of restaurants here

Here is a typical example for your medical certificate:

Download the certificate here

Novelty 2021 for sending the medical certificate and/or the licence.

This year, we are entrusting the management of supporting documents to DokeopA platform for managing documents (medical certificates, sports licences, etc.) designed to make your life easier when registering for competitions.

How does it work?

You will no longer be asked for a medical certificate or a copy of your license when you register online for the event;

- Once your registration for the race is finalized, you will receive an email from Dokeop inviting you to submit your document on its platform.

- Once your document has been verified, Dokeop will communicate the status to us (valid / refused / pending document / awaiting validation) so that we can update and, if necessary, finalize your registration.

Please note: Creating a Dokeop member account is not mandatory to deposit your document. However we advise you to do so if you wish to benefit from their advantages (recognition of your document for your next registrations / secure storage / reminder before expiration / personalized dashboard).

For any complaint related to the processing of your supporting document, please consult the Dokeop FAQs.

Here is a typical example for your medical certificate:

Download the English certificate here
Download the Spanish certificate here
Download the Italian certificate here

Novelty 2021 for sending the medical certificate and/or the licence.

This year, we are entrusting the management of supporting documents to DokeopA platform for managing documents (medical certificates, sports licences, etc.) designed to make your life easier when registering for competitions.

How does it work?

You will no longer be asked for a medical certificate or a copy of your license when you register online for the event;

- Once your registration for the race is finalized, you will receive an email from Dokeop inviting you to submit your document on its platform.

- Once your document has been verified, Dokeop will communicate the status to us (valid / refused / pending document / awaiting validation) so that we can update and, if necessary, finalize your registration.

Please note: Creating a Dokeop member account is not mandatory to deposit your document. However we advise you to do so if you wish to benefit from their advantages (recognition of your document for your next registrations / secure storage / reminder before expiration / personalized dashboard).

For any complaint related to the processing of your supporting document, please consult the Dokeop FAQs.

Find the results of previous years at the following link.

The startlist will be unveiled a few days before the event.