Found following info on google (may be interested myself in race ) - there is a website at bottom of following info and when i went on there it appears to have to pre enter as the entry maximum of 800 is sometimes reached. Also to save time can you tell me exact area of France we are talking about.
Info - • The championship of Canigou - on August 5, 2007 At the beginning of the century, courageous and sporting vernétois were going to seek in altitude of the blocks of ice which they brought back on their back while running, to refresh the curists who attended the luxurious hotels of the station. That which returned most quickly was likely best to sell its ice. In 1905, in the honor of these carriers of ice, the section of the French Alpine Club had the idea to organize a pedestrian race going from Vernet to the peak of Canigou and return, with a load on the back, a course with uneven impressive. In 1980, the organization of this race of mountain was taken again and, for more than 20 years, it has been held 1st Sunday of August and joins together runners, with or without load, and of the hikers. On a distance of 30 km in loop and uneven of 2100 m, the competitors start from Vernet-the-Baths, pass by the refuge of Mariailles, reach the peak and go down again in Vernet by the opposite slope and the country cottage-refuge of Cortalets. www.courseducanigou.com
Posted: 11/02/2007 at 20:19