La 6D Marathon

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6000D edition 2024, 34 years of pleasure… July 25 to 27

The 6000D, a legendary race and the first of its kind, is still considered a challenge by most trail runners. For this 34rd edition, the organizing committee is offering you the 3rd edition of the 6D Marathon.

Individual challenge, accessible to all

You know the Marathon on the flat and on the tarmac, come and discover it on the trails and in the mountains. On the programme, 43km and a positive vertical drop of 2100m. A route that takes runners from the village of Aime in the valley, to the Blanchets lake at 2363m altitude with a passage through the high altitude resorts of Grande Plagne to then descend through the forest at Montchavin les Côches to finish along the Isère river. This new course will update the original route of the Grande 6000D with the first climb following the first route of 1990. A high quality marked course, 95% on paths and tracks.

The atmosphere 6000D

For this 34rd year, a large and enthusiastic public will be cheering you on all along the 6000D route, on Saturday July 27, 2024.

In order to be as close as possible to the spirit of the Trail, there are only 3 food and drink stations and 1 water station (drinks only) on the 43 km.
It is recommended to run self-sufficiently.

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Organization of the 6D Marathon :

STARTS IN AIME, 5.30am (new schedule)
43 km over a marked course with control points and on ascent in the Olympic bobsleigh track

on Race information

  • 43km – 2100 m elevation gain
  • Altitude at the start and finish : 677 m
  • Highest point of the race : 2361 m
  • Departure at 5.30 am (note new schedule)
  • No limit time but last hourly barrier in Montchavin at 1.00 pm
  • 3 time barriers (Plagne Center at 9:30 am, Plagne Bellecôte at 11:15 am and Montchavin at 1:00 pm)
  • Limited to 1000 runners
  • Price : 46€ – 56€, according to date of registration
  • Online registration closes on July 21th, 2024, Sunday, if the limit of runners is not reached
  • Medical certificate or license compulsory for the registration
  • The age limit to run the 6D Marathon is 20 years in the year (in the year 2004)
  • Mandatory equipment that will be checked at the start and during the race: A mobile phone, reusable cup or flask, a zipped bag to put your food at the feeding station, 500ml of water and a survival blanket, a waterproof and breathable jacket (it can be cold at altitude) and your 4 safety pins or other hooks for the bib.
  • Strongly recommended : gloves, glasses, cap or other, water and food.
  • Bibs will be given out at the Salle des Fêtes in Aime from Thursday, 25th until the morning of the race on saturday. An identity card will be required for the withdrawal of the bib and this individually
  • A baggage room will be available 50m from the start point in Aime

Pick up your bib

The bib can be collected from the Salle des fêtes in Aime:
– Thursday July 25, 2024 from 9 am to 6.30 pm
– Friday 26 July 2024 from 9 am to 7 pm
– Saturday July 27, 2024 from 4:45 am to 5:15 am