With a few exceptions, it is the only running race that has resisted the Covid-19 pandemic !
Moved twice to dates other than those initially planned due to the heavy sanitary restrictions, the Ultra Montée du Salève (UMS) has done its best to allow running lovers to wear a bib in 2020 and 2021. These were turbulent years. In 2022, while the pandemic was running out of steam, we had to face the closure of the Salève cable car for works. The original race was then replaced by a single ascent of the Mont-Salève.
For 2023, while the UMS traditionally takes place on the second Saturday of April, our organizing committee has once again had to find solutions. The work on the cable car will end during this summer, so we decided that the big return of this mythical pedestrian event would take place this year in the autumn.
Hence, we are happy to inform you that the Ultra Montée du Salève will make its comeback in its original format, on Saturday October 14th 2023 !
A six-hour non-stop uphill effort, yes it is possible thanks to the UMS ! The crazy bet imagined by Francesca Sacco and implemented by the Athlé St-Julien 74 since 2010 – then a world novelty – is innovative and an impressive success. We are officially launching the 14th edition !
To celebrate the return of this race appreciated beyond our borders, Athlé St-Julien 74 promises some nice surprises…
Traditionally, the race will take place on the Pas de l’Echelle path for the ascent on foot (3.2km from the lower station to the upper station of the Salève cable car, i.e. 663 meters of D+). All the descents are made by cable car.
Registration will be launched on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
Note that the records are held since 2018 and 2019 by the internationals elite runners Elise Chabbey (Switzerland) with 8 climbs in 4h41’07” and Stian Angermund-Vik (Norway) with 9 climbs in 4h39’14”.