6000D edition 2018, 29 years of pleasure...

The 6000D, a legendary race and the first of its kind, is still considered a challenge by most trail runners. Climbing from the apple orchards up to the glacier is a real feat!

Individual challenge, accessible to all

3500m of elevation gain over a 65km course that takes participants from the village of Aime la Plagne in the valley to the top of Bellecôte glacier at 3047m via La Plagne's different altitude villages, then coming back down through the forest to Montchavin and finishing along the Isère river.

The atmosphere 6000D

The trail is well marked with 95% of it on regular walking paths. There will be a large, enthusiastic crowd all along the trail to cheer you on you during the 29th edition, on Saturday, July 28th 2018.

Modification of the regulation of July 12, 2018:

Snow is currently present in some parts of the ascent and descent mainly in the area between km31 and km34, the Race Direction informs you that crampons are mandatory.
Melting will continue if the weather remains favorable. Some snow patches will disappear gradually but they can persist despite the strong sunshine. This is why a modification of the rules is essential to guarantee your safety by obliging trail crampons in the list of equipment.
Non-slip snow cleats to be added to the shoe (Yaktrax model or equivalent)

Organization of the 6000D :

  • Saturday, July 28th, 2018
  • STARTS AIME, 6.00am

Race information

  • 65 km over a marked course with control points and on ascent in the Olympic bobsleigh track
  • 3500 m elevation gain
  • Altitude at the start and finish : 673 m
  • Highest point of the race : 3047 m
  • No limit time but last hourly barrier to Montchavin at 5.30 pm (km54)
  • Starts Aime 6am
  • Price : 52 - 75€, according to date of registration. End of the registrations on Wednesday, July 18th
  • Limit to 2000 runners
  • 3 hourly Barriers (Chiaupe return, Bellecôte, Montchavin)
  • On-line registration closes July 18th, 2018
  • Medical certificate or license compulsory for the registration
  • For the 2018 edition, trail crampons, a whistle and a survival blanket and a windbreaker will be compulsory (it can be cold at altitude)
  • Strongly recommended a mobile phone. Spikes if snow in the glacier (mandatory for 2018)
  • Bibs will be given out at the Salle des Fêtes in Aime from Thursday afternoon until the morning of the race. Piece of identity required for the withdrawal of the bib
  • For this edition a reusable foldable tumbler to limit waste on the provisionings will be offered to you and it is strongly recommended to use it (more disposable tumbler on the feeding stations)
  • A baggage room will be available 50m from the start point in Aime.


The 6000D will go through the Olympic Bobsleigh track on the way up (km 10)
See plan of the bobsleigh track in 'Races - 6000D - Itinerary-6000D roadbook

The Société d’Aménagement de la Plagne is pleased to announce that the Bellecote/Glacier gondola
will be free on Saturday, 28th July 2018 (Forbidden bike)

In order to stay as close as possible to 'trail' conditions, there will only be 4 refuelling stations (food and drink)
and 3 water points (drinks only) over the 65km. We strongly advise participants to carry a camel bag
or a gourd so they are self-sufficient.

Edition 2018 bye

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Qualifying Race

For the 8rd consecutive year, the 6000D will be included in the Trail Tour National 2018. For more information, see TTN section in the menu.


The 6000D will be a qualifying race for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® and you will be awarded 4 points when you register.
If you want to check the entire liste of qualifing races and the site of the UTMB, click here

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Nous avons gardé le parcours de l'année 2009 (5km supplémentaires, première montée et la fin de la descente) pour vous faire passer dans tous les villages de la Plagne.
Afin d'être le plus près possible de l'esprit Trail, il y a uniquement 4 ravitaillements (nourriture et boissons) et 3 points d'eau (boissons uniquement) sur les 60 km. Un camel bag ou un porte gourde est vivement conseillé. Courir en autosuffisance est recommandé.