La Comblorane returns for a 27th edition on June 10 and 11, 2023 in Combloux. On the program for this sports weekend dedicated to trail running: 3 timed races on loops of 7, 25 and 38 km through forests and mountain pastures on a balcony facing Mont-Blanc – an obstacle course dedicated to families and a mini- trail for children.
More than a trail race, the Comblorane is a pretext for adventure, the exploration of grandiose alpine landscapes, social cohesion and surpassing oneself.
Conviviality, authenticity and benevolence are the watchwords of this unmissable sporting event in Combloux.
Join us to live a beautiful moment of sharing in an exceptional natural setting!
The formats of La Comblorane
A trail race for the little ones? You do not dream ! In Combloux, family destination par excellence, young budding athletes also have the opportunity to challenge themselves like the grown-ups on the mini-trails of the Kids Race. And so that the sport remains a pleasure, these circuits, accessible from 4 years old, adapt to their different age categories!
You prefer take up the challenge with those around you? Combining sport and family is a great idea! Whether it is a question of sharpening your competitive spirit, strengthening family ties or simply having fun while having fun, participating in the Family Race – a fun event with obstacles and games – with your little adventurers with boundless energy, it's the guarantee of sharing unforgettable moments with them! As such, the Comblorane will delight both parents and children.
Choose from the 5 race formats offered. Select your course according to your level and your sporting objective.
Program for this sports weekend dedicated to trail running in Combloux
Find here all the practical information relating to the 27th edition of this trail race in the Pays du Mont-Blanc!
Saturday June 10 2023
- Opening of the exhibitor village, withdrawal of bibs for the different race formats and registrations.
- Start of The Family Race.
From 16 noon
- Start of the children's trails. The 4-6 year old category starts first, then when the first race is over, the 7-9 year olds will come and so on.
- No timekeeping, classification is by order of arrival. Prize giving at the end of the last race.
- Start of the 7 km trail M.
- Special start canicross – M 7 km
Evening from 20:00 p.m.
- 7 km podium, then post-race meal and free concert. Snack bar and snacks on site.
Sunday June 11 2023
- Opening of the exhibitor village, withdrawal of bibs
- Start of the 38 km XL trail and opening of registrations in the L-25 km format
- Start of the 25 km trail L
End of the mornng
- XL and L format podiums, followed by the post-race meal starting at noon
Rules of La Comblorane
Registration for one of the race formats implies acceptance of its rules. We invite you to read these rules carefully, which include all the useful and essential information for your participation.
In particular, you will find the compulsory equipment for the trails, the types of sports licenses or medical certificates accepted to be authorized to take the start, the methods of participation and practical information for each race.
Access to the village of La Comblorane
The village as well as the departures and arrivals are located at Combloux biotope lake. To get there:
Take the motorway to Sallanches (9 km), then follow the departmental road RD 1212. At the 3rd roundabout in the village, take the 2nd exit onto Route de Prairy
Parking in the car park near the natural swimming pool.
Time to reach Combloux:
- 35 minutes from Chamonix
- 1 hour from Annecy or Geneva
- 1h20 from Chambéry
- 1h30 from Grenoble
Possibility of train to Sallanches.
There are bus connections from Sallanches or Chamonix.
More information on www.sat-montblanc.com
Accommodation near the start
Are you coming from afar and want to sleep there the day before the race to make sure you don't miss the start? Or are you planning to take advantage of your participation in La Comblorane to spend a few days with your family in Combloux?
We offer a selection of accommodation near the exhibitor village so you don't miss a thing during the weekend!
Prepare well for La Comblorane
To prepare you well for La Comblorane, we have concocted a guide with some practical advice for tackling the race in the best conditions: training plan, equipment guide, post-race recovery... Check out our articles dedicated to preparing for La Comblorane!
La Comblorane is committed to the environment
We are fortunate to be able to offer you courses in the heart of nature, in an exceptional mountain environment. We take all the necessary measures to preserve and enhance this mountain.
Before the race
A day of inventory around the routes is organized with waste collection.
During the demonstration
No departure from the marked route will be tolerated and waste management will be strict. Failure to comply with the rules will result in the disqualification of the offending runner.
Volunteers, first aiders and the public will be made aware of the vulnerability of these spaces. Motorized vehicles will not be tolerated and noise will be limited.
after the race
Garbage collection and unmarking will take place the same evening.
An inventory on the ground will be carried out again after the event.
Special attention on the XL trail – 38 km
Participants, you will be led to cross natural areas subject to biodiversity protection regimes. This is an area subject to a prefectural decree of biotope, "APB" of the Aravis, of nearly 580 hectares and a Natura 2000 area at the top of Croisse Baulet (2236 meters above sea level) highest point of the course . We thank you for being particularly attentive and respectful in these sensitive areas.
Become a volunteer for La Comblorane
La Comblorane needs you to exist! At each edition, about 70 volunteers come to lend a hand to make this event a success, why not you?
Live a moment of sharing with the runners, in a friendly atmosphere where smiles and jokes are on the agenda.
Different positions are offered before, during and after the race (marking, registration and withdrawal of bibs, supplies, signaling on the course, etc.).
Become a partner of La Comblorane
Take part in the adventure by becoming a partner of the event! We are looking for all types of partnership: financial endowment, exchange of goods (prizes, voluntary gifts, supplies for supplies, etc.) material or logistical support. In exchange, benefit from visibility with a target group of runners of all ages.
The results of the 2022 edition
Photos of the 2022 edition
Frequently Asked Questions La Comblorane
How to register for La Comblorane?
We encourage you to register for the Comblorane directly online from the dedicated platform. As a reminder, a trail or running sports license, or a medical certificate of no contraindication to trail running in competition dating from less than one year on the day of the race must be presented at the time of registration or at the later when picking up the bib.
If you are unable to register online, you can contact us at [email protected] or register directly on site (additional cost). Attention, no registration the same day for the XL format.
From what age can I register?
The mini-trails for children are accessible from the age of 4, with signed parental authorization.
The 7 km M trail is accessible from the Cadet category (from 16 years old, with signed parental authorization).
The XL and L formats are accessible from the Espoir category (from 20 years old).
These regulations are those of the French Athletics Federation on which the event depends and we must comply with them. No exceptions can be made.
Where can I pick up my bib?
You can pick up your bib, either:
- Friday June 09, 2023 at the Tourist Office (during the opening hours of the Tourist Office),
- Directly on the village of La Comblorane at the biotope lake on Saturday June 10 from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.,
- And still at the same place on Sunday June 11 from 06 a.m. to 06:45 a.m. for the XL race – and from 07:00 a.m. to 08:15 a.m. for the L race.
How long before departure should I show up?
A briefing will take place 10 minutes before the start of each race. We recommend that you be there at least 15 minutes before the departure time if you have already collected your bib, and at least 30 minutes before if you need to collect your bib on site. If you haven't registered yet, plan to be there an hour in advance. (Attention no registration the same day for the XL format).
How many aid stations will I encounter during my race?
In addition to the supplies at the finish, three supplies are planned for the 38 km, and 2 for the 25 km.
Are there time barriers on timed events?
Yes, time barriers will be imposed on XL and L formats. More details on the race presentation pages
Are poles allowed on the trails?
Yes, the use of telescopic poles is allowed.
Is there any mandatory equipment?
Yes, for the XL trail: personal cup, water reserve of at least 0,5 L, survival blanket, whistle, mobile phone.
For other formats, only the personal cup and mobile phone are mandatory.
Does the Comblorane allow you to acquire ITRA points?
Yes, the XL format allows you to obtain 2 ITRA points, and 1 point for the L trail.
I no longer wish to participate, can I transfer my bib to another person?
No, no transfer of registration is allowed for any reason. Any person retroceding his bib to a third party will be held responsible in the event of an accident suffered or caused by the latter during the event. Anyone with a bib acquired in violation will be disqualified.
If you cannot participate due to injury or illness, your registration will be refunded upon presentation of proof. Abandonment for any other reason will not give rise to a refund.
Is La Comblorane maintained in case of bad weather conditions?
Route modifications may be made a few days before the date of the event in the event of residual snow on dangerous sections. A fallback route will be planned to avoid parts at risk in case of bad conditions on D-Day (fog, rain, snow, etc.). Except in extreme conditions, the event will be maintained whatever the weather.
If the event were to be canceled by the organiser, would I be reimbursed?
Of course, in the event of cancellation on our part, your registration will be refunded to you. A small percentage could be kept to cover organizational costs in case of last minute cancellations due to government measures.