From Gévaudan to Puy-en-Velay

Go against the flow of the GR65 to arrive at Puy-en-Velay. This is the objective of the participants who take this legendary route, known worldwide. Different events, races or hikes allow you to experience your Spiritrail quest on the way to Saint-Jacques-of Compostela. See you from June 14 to 16, 2024 for this exceptional event between Gévaudan and Velay!

The Trail of Saint-Jacques by UTMB,

an event steeped in history

Relive the 2023 edition of the Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB

Spiritual, initiatory, cultural, sporting... Today, the town of Puy-en-Velay is inseparable from the notion of pilgrimage on the paths of Saint-Jacques-of Compostela. It represents the historic and essential starting point for beginning your journey towards Gallice.

The Trail of Saint-Jacques by UTMB allows you to discover the Le Puy-en-Velay – Domaine du Sauvage section by crossing the Monts du Velay and the Gorges de l'Allier. A historic route that has become a GR, which for centuries has provided all the serenity necessary for pilgrims. The Trail of Saint-Jacques offers runners the opportunity to experience a “spiritrail quest”.

The start of the Trail Saint-Jacques by UTMB
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UTMB® World Series

Bringing together trail enthusiasts of all levels and the biggest sports stars on the best events on the planet, which take place in exceptional locations, the UTMB World Series circuit gives all runners the opportunity to live the UTMB experience close to home.
42 events are spread across Asia, Oceania, Europe, Africa and America.

Courses for everyone on

the Trail of Saint-Jacques by UTMB

Accessible to as many people as possible thanks to numerous distances and numerous terrain topologies, the Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB is not quite a trail like the others.

Treading the mythical path against the flow of pilgrims, tasting the legendary hospitality of a territory, to end in apotheosis at nightfall at the foot of the Notre-Dame cathedral of Puy-en-Velay, is for sure a memorable experience!

The list of tests

OF THE TRAIL OF SAINT-JACQUES

  • ULTRA TRAIL DU SAINT-JACQUES – 130KM
  • GRAND TRAIL OF SAINT-JACQUES – 79KM
  • MARATRAIL DU SAINT-JACQUES – 51KM
  • LES CHIBOTTES – 18KM
  • THE HIKING – 18KM

Each timed event offers finishers UTMB Running Stones! Choose your route on this initiatory event punctuated by signs and encounters, challenges and joy!

Saint-Jacques of Compostela

European capital of railways Saint-Jacques, is the Puy-en-Velay that runners and hikers will cross the finish line!

To find out everything about the different races, the routes, routes and elevation differences, supplies and the general organization of this great event, do not hesitate to consult the Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB.

Practical

Where can I collect my bib?

Collection of bibs takes place at the Hôtel du Département, 1 place Mgr de Galard in Puy-en-Velay.

Are there shuttles to the start?

The shuttle option is included in your bib. For logistical and environmental reasons, we strongly encourage you to use this service and not to take a personal vehicle. The shuttles depart from the Cluny car park, boulevard de Cluny in Puy-en-Velay.

Check the departure time carefully depending on your race!

What equipment should I bring?

The complete list of mandatory equipment is available here.

What services after the race?

When you arrive at Puy-en-Velay, you will be able to find numerous post-race services:

  • Meals (to be reserved until May 1st)
  • Physiotherapists
  • Showers

For information, showers and weight bags can be found at the Quincieu gymnasium (less than one km from the finish)

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