The 6000D is organised by the Tourist Office with support from the municipalities of Aime la Plagne, la Plagne Tarentaise and the Société d’Aménagement de la Plagne.
The 6000D is a “nature” event, following La Plagne’s network of trails and going via Bellecôte Glacier. The event is run in a single stage at your own pace, with last hourly barrier in Montchavin at 4.30 pm over 69km with 3400m of elevation gain going from the basilica in Aime. The course is marked out with specific markers – marks on the ground, tape and wooden sign posts.
Please note: The race starts in Aime at 5.00am on Saturday, July 29th 2023 to ensure better safety if the weather is bad higher up.
Medical certificate or license compulsory for the registration.
Qualifying events 2023
The 2023 6000D will be part of the National Trail Tour
For the 13th year, the 6000D will be part of the Trail Tour National 2023.
The 2023 6000D will be a UTMB Index
Race UTMB Index races no longer award points but allow runners to have a valid performance index and be part of the UTMB Index ranking. Qualifications for UTMB races are now based on each person’s UTMB Index performance index and the number of Running Stones collected on World Series by UTMB races Website: UTMB Index Races Website: UTMB World Series
Site web : Courses UTMB Index
Site web : UTMB World Series
ITRA assessment for 2023
La 6000d Trail de légende 2023 – La 6000D
- Points ITRA: 3
- Points Montagne : 6
- Distance / elevation gain : 68.20km / 3430m+
- Link to your track in Trace de Trail : https://tracedetrail.com/trace/trace/197651
- Link of the race in the website of ITRA : https://itra.run/race/2021/639-la-6000d-la-course-des-géants/117-la-6000d
- ITRA’s agreement number : 639-82591
To take part, it is essential that:
- you are fully aware of the distance and specific nature of the event and are fully trained for it
- before starting the race you have achieved an effective level of autonomy enabling you to deal with the problems inherent to this type of event, notably:
- the ability to tackle the potentially difficult weather conditions due to the altitude ( wind, cold, rain or snow) without assistance
- the ability to cope with the physical and mental problems resulting from extreme fatigue, digestive problems, muscle or joint pain, small injuries, etc.
- that you are fully aware that it is not the role of the organisers to help a runner to deal with these problems
- that you are fully aware that in such “nature” events, safety depends on the runner’s ability to adapt to problems that they encounter or anticipate.
Dogs are not allowed with the runner
This race is open to anybody, male or female, born in or before 2003 (categorie Espoirs upto Masters 8 ), licensed or not.
Category of FFA
Masters 8 : 1948 to 1944
Masters 7 : 1953 to 1949
Masters 6 : 1958 to 1954
Masters 5 : 1963 to 1959
Masters 4 : 1968 to 1964
Masters 3 : 1973 to 1969
Masters 2 : 1978 to 1974
Masters 1 : 1983 to 1979
Masters 0 : 1988 to 1984
Seniors : 1989 to 2000
Espoirs : 2001 to 2003
Information: The age limit for the 6000D is 20 years old (born before the year 2003)
Classification and awards
In the 6000D, only those runners who reach the finish in Aime will be classified.
- There is a classification by Clubs/Teams: the first 3 teams will receive a trophy and a prize (if you are a member of a club, the 3 best members will be added together for entry into the classification).Please note: if you want to be registered as a club, you must enter the same club name when you register.
- All the results will be online at www.la6000d.com
Scratch : 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th– Women and Men
Espoirs : 1st – Women and Men
Séniors : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 0 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 1 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 2 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 3 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 4 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 5 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 6 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 7 : 1st – Women and Men
Masters 8 : 1st – Women and Men
Classification by club : 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Medical certificate or license
This year we are entrusting the management of supporting documents to Dokeop, a document management platform (medical certificates, sports licenses, …) designed to make your life easier when registering for competitions.
As for the accepted licences :
- Athlé Compétition, Athlé Entreprise, Athlé Running or “Pass’ J’aime Courir” issued by the FFA and with a valid date.
- A sports licence, valid on the date of the competition, issued by one of the approved federations and on which must appear, by any means, the non-contraindication to the practice of sport in competition, athletics in competition or running in competition.
How does it work?
You will no longer be asked to provide a medical certificate or a copy of your licence when you register online for the event.
1/ Once you have registered for the event, you will receive an email from Dokeop inviting you to submit your document on its platform.
Please note: the email from Dokeop is sent to the email address you used to register for the event. Also remember to check your spam.
At any time, it is possible to receive a new document submission link from the email address you used to register for the event. Just go to the Dokeop homepage (click on “submit a document”) or directly to the link renewal page.
2/ As soon as your document is checked, Dokeop will inform us of its status (valid / refused / awaiting document / awaiting validation) so that we can update and, if necessary, finalise your registration.
Please note: The creation of a Dokeop member account is not mandatory to submit your document. However, we advise you to do so if you wish to benefit from all the advantages (recognition of your document for your next registrations / secure storage / reminder before expiry / personalised dashboard)
If you have any questions or complaints regarding the processing of your document, please consult the Dokeop FAQ.
Medical certificate template
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For any claim related to the verification of your supporting document, we invite you to contact the Dokeop teams directly at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rules of the race
The Organizer entrusts DOKEOP SAS with the management of supporting documents via its application. Its missions are :
- Collecting the supporting documents of the participants registered for the event.
Verify that these supporting documents comply with the rules of the event and the legislation in force.
Regular follow up by email of the participants who have not yet submitted their supporting documents.
Communicate the status of each verified supporting document to the organizer of the event: in wait of verification/ valid / refused
Archive these supporting documents on a secure server.
To finalize the registration for the event, the participant will receive an email from Dokeop inviting them to submit their application document within a time limit set by the organizer of the event. The use of the application implies the immediate and unconditional
acceptance of Dokeop’s terms and conditions.
The participant then must follow the link to the Application. You are free to create a member account or not.
The Application is independent of the Sports Event Registration Platform used by the organizer.
The Participant or the gurdian guarantees the accuracy of the data transmitted as well as the authenticity of the supporting documents. In the absence of accuracy and/or authenticity of the supporting document, the participant may not claim either against DOKEOP SAS or against the Organizer, particularly in case of an accident occurring during his/her participation in the sporting event.
DOKEOP SAS reserves the right to refuse any document that it considers suspicious and possibly falsified with regard to a bundle of clues. It is reminded in this respect that the production of a false medical certificate constitutes an offence of forgery and use of forgery: article 441-1 of the Penal Code punishes this offence with a sentence of up to three years
imprisonment and a fine of up to 45,000 euros
It is specified that any Supporting Document submitted by an Athlete or his/her legal representative must meet the requirements set out in the French Sports Code (Articles L231-2 et seq.) for Athletes who wish to practice within the federal framework because they wish to participate in a sports competition authorised by a sports federation.
Medical certificates must mention: (i) the absence of any contraindication to the practice of the sport or discipline concerned “in competition” or “as a leisure activity”, (ii) be dated less than one year before the date of the competition for participation in a competition without a licence and (iii) include the contact details, signature and stamp of the doctor who carried out the Athlete’s examination.
In the case of disciplines with particular constraints as referred to in article L231-2-3 of the French Sports Code, a medical certificate less than one (1) year old must be provided establishing the absence of contraindication to the practice of the discipline concerned only when obtaining the first licence and then when renewing it.
In accordance with article D. 231-1-4-1 of the French Sports Code, for minors, with a view to registering for a sporting competition as referred to in article L. 231-2-1, the athlete and the persons exercising parental authority shall jointly fill in a questionnaire relating to his or her state of health, the content of which is specified in article A. 231-3 of the French Sports Code.
The persons exercising parental authority over the minor athlete shall certify to the Organiser that each of the sections of the questionnaire is answered in the negative. Failing this, they are required to produce a medical certificate attesting to the absence of contraindication to the practice of the sport or discipline concerned “in competition” or “in leisure” dating back no more than six (6) months.
Dokeop accepts Supporting Documents written in the languages accepted by the regulations of the federation of the discipline concerned. If not specified in the rules, only Supporting Documents written in French or in a foreign language with a French translation are accepted. The content of the French translation shall prevail over the content in the foreign language.
The principle of individual racing in semi-self-sufficiency is the rule.
Refreshment stations are supplied with drinks and food to be consumed on site. The organisation provides still and sparkling water, sweet drinks, Pulco, Mixdrink energy MX3 for filling water bottles or bags. You will also have MX3 energy bars, fresh and dried fruit, MX3 soup, sugar, sweet and salty biscuits and cheese.
The rider must ensure that at the start of each feeding station he has the necessary quantity of water and food to reach the next feeding point. You must have a zipped bag to put your food in at the refreshment posts.
Maximum number of runners
Limited to 2000 runners
Cancelling your registration
We offer you at the end of your online registration to subscribe to cancellation insurance with Beticketing with MutuAide (11.53% of the amount of the registration), in case of unforeseen and / or accidental impossibility to participate in the event , just go back to your runner’s area (until July 27, 2022) and ask for a refund.
You will be refunded 80% of the registration amount in the days following the event and without having to provide proof. Attention, the cancellation insurance covers only the registration and not the paid options subscribed in the form.
More information here: https://claimticketing.assur-connect.com/conditions/download/245
You ensured your bib when you registered and you need information? Please contact Assur Connect on email@example.com
No bib numbers can be exchanged (between races or competitors). and no resale is allowed.
An identity card is required for the withdrawal of the bib (individually).
MANDATORY and will be checked at the start and during the race
Note : it can be really cold in high altitude !
- Mobile phone
- Reusable cup or flask
- a zipped bag to put your food at the feeding station
- snow stamps / trail crampon – (put on over your shoes)
- 500ml of water
- survival blanket
- a waterproof and breathable long jacket.
- your 4 safety pins or other hooks for the bib
Strongly recommended :
- water supply and food
- sun glasses
- cap or other
Hiking poles are allowed.
Bibs are handed out individually to each competitor, as long as they provide an identity document and the bib card which will be sent a few days before the event.
If you have registered before the end of June 2023, your name will be on your bib.
Bibs must be worn on the chest or stomach and must be visible at all times during the race.It must therefore always be worn above any clothing and may not be attached to a bag or a leg under any circumstances. The name and logos of the partners must not be modified or hidden.
You must bring your own safety pins to attach your bib in accordance with the regulations.
Bibs will be distributed in Salle des Fêtes in Aime (start of the race)
– Thursday July 27, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 6.30 pm
– Friday 28 July 2023 from 9 a.m. to 7 pm
– Saturday July 29, 2023 from 3:30 a.m. to 4:30 am
on presentation of your withdrawal card and an identity card
Safety and medical assistance
There will be 10 first aid posts set up at various points along the course. These posts are linked by radio or telephone to the race headquarters.
A medical regulation team will be present throughout the event at the race headquarters in Aime.
The first aid posts are intended to provide assistance to any person in danger using the organisation’s own resources or those agreed upon.
It is up to a runner in difficulty or seriously injured to call for help:
It is up to a runner who is in difficulty or seriously injured to call the rescue service:
- by going to a first aid post
- by calling race HQ. (The phone number will be written on your bibs)
- by asking another competitor to alert the rescue service
It is the responsibility of each runner to assist any person in danger and to call for help.
Do not forget that all kinds of hazards, linked to the environment and the race, may make you wait longer than expected for help. A runner who calls on a doctor or a rescuer submits to their authority and agrees to accept their decisions.
The first aiders, on medical advice, and the official doctors are in particular entitled to:
- withdraw from the race (by invalidating the number) any competitor who is unfit to continue the event .
- to evacuate by any means they deem appropriate any runner they consider to be in danger .
Checkpoints and feeding stations
All runners must pass through the 8 checkpoints and 5 feeding stations (food and water, see section on semi self-sufficiency) and 3 water stations (see course technical information table).
A dedicated space to refreshments of personal supplies will be set up in the area.
Only runners wearing a visible number and who have been duly checked will be allowed into the feeding stations.
The technical information table will show an exact list of the feeding and water stations and first aid posts.
Maximum time allowed and time limits
No limit time but last hourly barrier in Montchavin at 4.30 pm (54km)
The 5 time limits (5.00am start in Aime, 10.00am at Plagne Centre, 1.00pm at Col de la Chiaupe (return) (after crossing the Glacier), 3.00pm at Bellecôte and at 4.30pm in Montchavin) are calculated to allow runners to reach the finish line in good physical condition.
To be allowed to continue the event, competitors must leave the checkpoint before the set time.
Any competitor withdrawn from the race who wishes to carry on can only do so after handing over their bib and on the understanding that they does so under theirown responsibility.
In case of bad weather and/or for safety reasons, the organisers reserve the right to stop the event, change the route or to change the time limits.
It is possible to take a shower, only after the finishing in the locker room of the Gymnase in Aime (200m from the start).
Only participants will have access to the showers.
Abandonment and Repatriation
Except in the case of injury, competitors can only withdraw at a checkpoint. They must notify as soon as possible the person in charge of the checkpoint who will cancel their bib.
The person in charge of the checkpoint will decide how they will get the participant back to the start, according to the following general rules:
- buses are available from Plagne Bellecôte and Montchavin to bring back to Aime runners who have abandoned and who will not be in time at the barriers: 10.00 am at Plagne Centre, 1.00 pm at the Col de la Chiaupe (return), 3.00 pm at Bellecôte and 4.30 pm at Montchavin.
- runners who abandon at another aid station or feeding station but whose state of health does not require them to be evacuated must return to the nearest repatriation point as soon as possible and by their own means.
- With regard to aid stations accessible by car or 4×4: when the station closes, the organisation may, within the means available, repatriate runners who have abandoned and are still present at the station.
- In the event of unfavourable weather conditions justifying the partial or total stoppage of the race, the organisation will ensure the repatriation of the stopped runners as soon as possible.
The sweeper can cancel the bib of any competitor he meets that wants to withdraw. The competitor is then no longer under the organisers’ control.
Race marshals present on the course, and the heads of the various checkpoints and feed stations are empowered to enforce the rules and to immediately apply a disqualification in the event of non-compliance, according to the following rules:
An automatic disqualification applies in the following cases:
- If you are out of time at a time barrier you will also have to hand in your number to the head of post or the race director
- Failure or refusal to enter the start locker to activate the electronic chip
- Cutting a corner to make a significant shortcut
- Throwing of rubbish (voluntary act) by a competitor or a member of his entourage. Waste bins will be placed at the feed zones. Participants must keep their rubbish and packaging until the places indicated by the organisation have been found to dispose of it. Throwing any object, paper or rubbish on the road is strictly forbidden, an immediate disqualification will take place.
- Lack of respect for individuals (officials or competitors)
- Not assisting someone in difficulty
- Cheating (example: using means of transport, sharing a bib …)
- Failure to carry an electronic chip
- Failure to pass through a checkpoint
- Refusal to comply with an instruction from race management, a race commissioner, the person in charge of a checkpoint or feeding station, a doctor or a member of the rescue service
- Refusing a drug test
- Leaving a checkpoint after the time limit
- Any other infringement of the rules will incur a sanction to be decided by the race jury
Any participants may be subjected to a drug test during the event or at the finish. In case of refusal or non-compliance, the athlete will be sanctioned as though he/she had been convicted of drug-use.
Alteration to the course or the time limits / Cancellation of the race
The organisers reserve the right to alter the course and location of the first aid posts and feeding stations at any time and without notice.
In the event of excessively unfavourable weather conditions (large quantities of rain and snow at altitude, strong risk of thunderstorms, etc.) the start may be postponed or delayed.
In the event of bad weather conditions, and for safety reasons, the organisation reserves the right to stop the event in progress, to modify the time limits or the route.
In case of cancellation of the event for all causes, no refund will be possible (a possible postponement of part of the registration fee may be considered for the following year)
The organisers takes out civil liability insurance for the duration of the event. This insurance covers the financial consequences for which they, their officials and the participants are responsible.
Each competitor must have personal accident insurance covering possible search and rescue costs in France. Such insurance can be taken out with any organisation of the competitor’s choice, and in particular with the GBC Montagne insurance company, partner of the 6000D:
Impact Multisports is a specific insurance for sports activities.
Road book: technical information table
The table can be downloaded from the www.la6000d.com web site. It includes a map of the race and useful information such as time limits and location of feeding stations, first aid posts, and treatment stations. Supporters can go and watch the runners at the places indicated in the tab – More Informations (Acess).
According to Article L333-2 of the Sports Code, “the organizers of sports events […] are the owners of the right to use the events or competitions they organize.”
Participants are informed that the Grande Plagne Tourist Office, holder of the exploitation rights for the various 6000D races, may be required to photograph and/or film the event in order to promote future competitions. This filming can be carried out by flying over the courses of the various races with the Phantom2 studioSport remote-controlled aircraft.
The image of the participants captured during the event may be freely distributed by the Grande Plagne Tourist Office, provided that
• there is a link between the image and what it illustrates
• the image does not offend the dignity of the person
• that the image is not used for commercial purposes.
The 6000D is a legally registered trademark. Any communication about the event or the use of images of the event must respect the name of the event, registered trademarks and with the official agreement of the organization.
No photos of the 6000D event may be sold without the agreement of the race director.
Acceptance of the rules and the race charter
Taking part in the 6000D implies unreserved acceptance of the present regulations and the race charter below :
Runners , volunteers, organisers and their sponsors are all taking part in the same adventure and share the same values:
The rules are designed for everyone and applied to everyone equally.
No cash endowments and all entrants receive the same prize and all finishers get a gift Finisher.
Respect for people
Respecting oneself and others by not allowing cheating of any sort
Respect for the volunteers who also participate for the pleasure of it
Respect for the local population that hosts the race
Respect for the organisation and its partners
Sharing and solidarity
Making it a priority to help anyone in danger or difficulty.
Exploring one’s limits
Learn to know oneself and develop one’s autonomy in order to reach the maximum of one’s commitment while respecting one’s physical and moral integrity.
Respect for our planet
Never throw anything on the ground.
Respect the fauna and flora.
Do not cut the paths, as this causes damaging erosion of the site.
Use public transport or carpooling for yourself and those accompanying you.
You should bring your own foldable reusable cup as there will be no more disposable cups at the refreshment posts to limit waste.
There will be a large number of sorting bins at each feed station, which must be used.