COMPANIES CHALLENGE

COMPANIES CHALLENGE

2022, NOV. 27 - 9:00

Do you want to reinforce the team spirit in your company, or share an experience with your colleagues?… Register to the Companies Challenge, a relay Marathon in teams! The race is opened to companies, clubs or associations. Each team is composed of 4 runners and has to be mixed.

THE RACE

Coureur 1 : 9 km – départ Quai Maubec
Coureur 2 : 11,2 km – relais n°1, Place de Verdun
Coureur 3 : 9,8 km – relais n°2, Place de Verdun
Coureur 4 : 12,2 km – relais n°3, Place de Verdun

9 refreshment points, liquid and solid, at km 4.5, 10, 14.5, 20, 25, 30.5, 35.5, 40.5 and on the finish area.
Deposit of personal supplies is possible on Sunday morning, before the race, directly at refreshment points.

1 race number belt per team (with chrono chip): to be set on the back of the first runner, and transmitted to the second runner (still in their back) at the relay.
Real time ranking: timinig starts once the starting line is crossed.

4 personalized tee-shirts with the team name, 4 bags, 4 surprise gifts, 1 team certificate (to download on our website). 

FINISH AREA

Free tribune for spectators, with 500 seats, located on the finish area (St Jean d'Acre car park).

A marquee where you will find podiatrists, physiotherapists, Red Cross rescue workers and a medical team (emergency doctors and nurses).

Free showers at the "Camping du Soleil" campsite (fast access by the boat bus, free for runners on Sunday).

At the finish area exit, «rue de La Monnaie» street, columns bearing the names of the islands Ré, Oléron and Aix, will help runners find their family and friends.

4 RELAYS
Coureur 1 : 9 km – départ Quai Maubec
Coureur 2 : 11,2 km –  relais n°1, Place de Verdun
Coureur 3 : 9,8 km –  relais n°2, Place de Verdun
Coureur 4 : 12,2 km –  relais n°3, Place de Verdun 

REFRESHMENT POINTS
9 refreshment points, liquid and solid, at km 4.5, 10, 14.5, 20, 25, 30.5, 35.5, 40.5 and on the finish area.

TIMING AND RANKING
1 race number belt per team (with chrono chip): to be set on the back of the first runner, and transmitted to the second runner (still in their back) at the relay.
Real time ranking: timinig starts once the starting line is crossed.

REWARDS
4 personalized tee-shirts with the team name, 4 bags, 4 surprise gifts, 1 team certificate (to download on our website). 

STARTING ZONE

FINISH AREA

Tribunes

Free tribune for spectators, with 500 seats, located on the finish Area.

Medical center

A marquee where you will find podiatrists, physiotherapists, Red Cross rescue workers and a medical team (emergency doctors and nurses).

Showers

Free showers at the "Camping du Soleil" campsite (fast access by the boat bus, free for runners on Sunday).

Meeting points

At the finish area exit, «rue de La Monnaie» street, columns bearing the names of the islands Ré, Oléron and Aix, will help runners find their family and friends.

RACE ROUTE

The Companies Challenge route is identical to the Marathon one. Each contestant will run half a circuit and pass the baton to their teammate on Verdun Square. Only the 4th runner will cross the finishing line. Every 2km, music will accompany the race with one of our 12 bands.
New in 2022 : after a 5-year-break, the race route comes back to the old port! During the last kilometer, runners will take Dupaty street, pass by the city hall and then Maubec and Duperré docks, going along the quay side, through the old port, encouraged by the spectators. 

RACE ROUTE

The Companies Challenge route is identical to the Marathon one. Each contestant will run half a circuit and pass the baton to their teammate on Verdun Square. Only the 4th runner will cross the finishing line. Every 2km, music will accompany the race with one of our 12 bands.
New in 2022 : after a 5-year break, the marathon's race route comes back to the old port! During the last kilometer, runners will take Dupaty street, pass by the city hall and then Maubec and Duperré docks, going along the old port. 

FAQ

The named number has to be put on the chest, readable and not folded. The race number holder must be in the back.

For safety reasons, it is not possible to accompany a registered runner on the race route.

For safety reasons, you can run with one headphone only.

There's a time limit to run the whole race, which is five hours and thirty minutes. Beyond this time limit, security will not be provided any longer, and contestants will be disqualified. A check point will be set at the 30. kilometre mark, where the time limit. for runners is four hours.  

The 1st runners of the Companies Challenge can reach the starting zone n°2 (Maubec Quay, SAS n°3). A map will help, available on our website early November and at the Marathon Village. Don’t hesitate to ask volunteers on the Departure area, they will guide you. 2nd, 3rd and 4th runners start from Verdun Square (at relay zone).

The chip on your race number enables to record your time every 5 km. It is possible to follow your race by entering your name in a live-viewing facility, straight onto our website or via the free app Imagina. You will be able to access it 1 week before the race on our website.

Results of Companies Challenge will be posted on our website approximately 1 hour after the race.

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