29th July 2017 – 6000D : The Race of Giants

29th July 2017 – 6000D : The Race of Giants

From a unique race to a real trail running festival with a selection of seven events for runners of all levels, the 6000D has developed significantly in 27 years.

Every year, there is a record number of registrations, with over 2,900 competitors from 12 different countries in 2015. 

 

 

PROGRAMME

 

THURSDAY 27

FRIDAY 28

SATURDAY 29

Race

4.30pm – 6D Bob

9.30am – 6D Verticale

11.30am – La 6D Mômes (6/15 ans)

3pm – 6 Découverte

6am – 6000D

8.30 – 6D Lacs

Distance

1.5km

5km

500 – 3000m circuit

11km

65km

27km

Elev. gain

125m D+

1000m D+

600m D+

3500m D+

1600m D+

Departure / Arrival

La Roche – bottom of the bobsleigh track / top of the track

La Roche / Grande Rochette 2487m

Bottom of the slopes in Plagne Centre

Plagne Centre / Plagne Centre discovering the altitude sites along the walking trails

Aime / Aime via Plagne-Montalbert, the bobsleigh track, the altitude sites, the glacier and Montchavin

Plagne-Bellecôte / Plagne-Bellecôte

 

The 6000D, the key event

From the apple orchards to the glaciers, the 6000D (also known as the “Race of Giants”) is the key event of the three days! The 6000D is renowned for its “one climb, one descent”, the ascent to Bellecôte glacier at over 3,000 m altitude and the run up through France’s one and only Olympic Bobsleigh track!

2,000 registrations maximum

Minimum age 20

Price: 50€ to 70€ according to date of registration

Free lift tickets up to the glacier for spectators

 

6D Lacs

Starting at altitude, the 6D Lacs is a technical course, but not as hard as the 6000D. The course meets up with the 6000D itinerary at certain points, with views of Mont Blanc and Mont Pourri in the background.

1,000 registrations maximum

Minimum age 20

Price: 30€ to 40€

 

The 6D Verticale

Launched in 2015, a vertical kilometre with a panoramic arrival point at the peak of the Grande Rochette at 2487m.

250 registrations maximum

Minimum age 16

Price: 15€ to 18€

Free lift tickets for spectators up to the Grande Rochette

 

The 6D Bob

Concept of an “infernal climb” up through La Plagne’s legendary Olympic bobsleigh track

250 registrations maximum

Minimum age seven

Free

 

La 6D Mômes

250 registrations maximum

Price: 2€

 

6 Découverte

500 registrations maximum

Minimum age 16

Price: 20€ to 25€

 

Information and registration

 www.la6000d.com