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trail: Grand Trail des lacs & Chateaux 83 en 164 km
13/05/2023 @ 04:00 - 14/05/2023 @ 20:00 UTC+0
Uitdagende trails. De 164 km telt ruim 6800 hm+, de 83 km telt bijna 3500 hm+.
The first 6-point ITRA race in Belgium !
A race representing a huge challenge has its place among the most beautiful trails in the world!
160 km of trail paths are to be covered at the gates of the Hautes Fagnes nature reserve, a stunning region and a true land of lakes and castles enhanced by forests and very aptly called the Blue Ardennes. This race is the ultimate test of endurance and physical ability of the runners.
One again, le Grand Trail des Lacs et Châteaux – Edition 2023 GT160 – has been selected as a qualifying race for the 2024 Western States 100.
Runners who complete the race within your time limit will qualify to enter a lottery where the runners for Western States will be selected.
The qualifying period for the 2024 Western States will be from November 7, 2022 through November 5, 2023.
The lottery will be held on December 2, 2023 and the race itself will be run on June 29-30, 2024.
We thank Western States 100 Team for the confidence placed in the organization of our race.
A true delight crossing over the places such as the Bec du Corbeau, the paragliding take-off runway of Coo, the Salmchateau Castle, the lake of Robertville, the Falize Rock, the Farnières Castle, the lake of Coo and many other enchanting places such as Reinhardstein Castle, the Route des Crêtes (the ridge road), Napoleon’s nose etc….
With more than 6000 D+ of vertical drop, it is the most prestigious and most difficult Ultra in Belgium. A real life-size sporting and human adventure!
Start : Saturday 13/05/2023 – 04:00
Number of participants : 200
Place : Piste de ski Ovifat
Distance : 164 km
D+ : 6850
Refreshment : 8
An innovative 85km GTLC Ultra 4-points ITRA Race.
The GT85 is a highly diversified Ultra cross that will allow you to discover a beautiful region at the gates of the Hautes Fagnes nature reserve, a true land of lakes and castles enhanced by forests and very aptly called the Blue Ardennes.
The resistance to effort perfectly describes this trail with a route full of difficulties with a vertical drop of 3480 D+. A magnificent course through nature reserve similar to those in French mountains will allow trail-runners to discover the splendid wild corners of the region of Robertville, Malmedy, Stavelot and Xhoffraix, the terrible Warche valley with its ridge road, the Reinhardstein Castle, and more…
Having very little pavement and a lot of undergrowth paths, this race is diverse, highly technical, tough and entertaining.
Start : Saturday 13/05/2023 – 08:00
Number of participants : 400
Place : Piste de ski Ovifat
Distance : 83 km
D+ : 3480 m
Refreshment : 4