Running events in Manche in 2020

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Marathons, triathlons, trail running, treks: 2020 dates

 

Diverse landscapes, unspoilt nature, exceptional vistas of the sea: Manche is the perfect setting for races and diverse athletic events.

It’s easy to see why so many sporting events are held each year in Manche.

Some are well known, like the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel Marathon, La Barjo trail running race or the Enduro des Sables endurance race. And there are new races too, like La Diabolik de Ragnar, the Pointe de Barfleur Marathon and La Haute Folie obstacle course.

 

Valleys, steep cliffs, fine sandy beaches, the sea as far as the eye can see, great stretches of grasslands, forests: a giant playground to discover!

 

Whether you’re an accomplished athlete on a quest for a new challenge or an amateur runner looking for beautiful landscapes,
come and run in Manche!

 

PLENTY OF RACES ARE ON THE PROGRAMME IN 2020 IN MANCHE, HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTIONS:

 

> Sunday 1st March: Trail du Pays Saint-Lois
3 distances in this trail running race, from 7 km to 35 km, in the city or in the countryside depending on the course

 

> Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March: Trail de la Vallée de la Sélune in Les Biards
Several combinations of trail running challenges depending on your level - a 100% nature course around Vezins Lake.

 

> Saturday 28 March: La Diabolik de Ragnar in Herqueville
3rd edition of this 6-hour individual or team race. Register here

 

> Sunday 21 April: Trail du Belvédère in Sourdeval
Trail running race with an elevation gain of 400 m for the 15 km course and 1000 m for the 30 km course. 

 

> Friday 15 May and Sunday 17 May: La Haute Folie in Martinvast
4th edition of this obstacle race with 4 courses - 6 km to 10 km - and more than 35 obstacles. Registration here

 

> Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May: Trail des Cascades in Romagny
Trail running, partner races and a kids' course.

 

> Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May: Mont-Saint-Michel marathon, half-marathon and the Trail de l'Archange trail running race

 

> Sunday 21 June: La Boue Fédère in Coutances
Festive atmosphere for the 5th edition of this mud run and obstacle race

 

> Saturday 27 June: Côte des Vikings half-marathon in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue
A course through the countryside and along the coast with plenty of views of the sea!

 

> Sunday 28 June: Triathlon in Saint-Pair-sur-Mer
Several races: children's course and short and medium triathlons

 

course Enduro des Sables

 

> Saturday 11 July: La Mère Denis races in Barneville-Carteret
22 km trail running race, 12 km and 6 km nature races, 3 kids’ races and a 10 km walk

 

> Sunday 9 August: Course du Run in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue
The 8 km nature course leads to Tatihou Island with a run around the island before returning to Saint-Vaast.

 

> Friday 21 August and Saturday 22 August: Enduro des Sables in Agon-Coutainville
Night races, half-marathon and a speed walking race. > Register

 

> Sunday 23 August: Pointe de Barfleur Marathon
4th edition of this event in Normandy. Beautiful panoramas on the horizon. Register here

 

> Saturday 26 September: Trail de l'Odyssée de Tue Vaques in Fermanville
29 km trail running race and 15 km and 8 km nature races.

 

This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

 

>>> Discover the 2020 race calendar of running events in Manche

 

LA BARJO

Normandy's craziest trail running race

Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 June 2019

 

Participate in the 11th edition of this renowned sporting event.

In 2018, 2200 athletes from all around France took part in the adventure. The races are open to everyone. Depending on your level, register for one of them and discover Cotentin in a different way.

 

La Barjo has several events:

 

Raid de l'Archange: 300 km trek on the GR 223 footpath between Mont-Saint-Michel and Beaumont-Hague - Departure on 18 June

Barjo Ultra Trail: 100 km trail running race to finish in 15 hours maximum. The race starts on Beaumont-Hague, follows hiking paths and finishes at Beaumont-Hague - Departure on 21 June at 4:00 a.m.

- 1/2 Barjo Trail: 50 km trail running race to finish in less than 9 hr 30 min including breaks - Departure on 21 June at 10 a.m.

- Trail: Starting in Beaumont-Hague, a 25 km trail running race to Beaumont-Hague in less than 5 hr 30 min - Departure 21 June at 12 a.m.

- Petite Barjo nature race: A 15 km loop - departure on 21 June at 3 p.m.

- Nocturne: 15 km to run at nightfall - Departure on 20 June at 10 p.m.

- Grands Barjos Challenge: Participants run the night race followed by the Ultra Trail

- Barjos Challenge: A combination of the night race and the 1/2 Barjo Trail

 

>>>>Rules and registration for La Barjo