It is a pedestrian event like no other, to which local runners are very attached. A world novelty at its creation in 2010, the Ultra Montée du Salève (UMS) offers an original challenge to all lovers of trail running, mountain running and vertical race. During six hours, the participants must reach the top of the Salève as many times as possible by the Pas de l’Echelle path, linking the lower station of the Etrembières cable car to the upper station of Monnetier-Mornex. Each time, the descents are done with the cable cars.
In order to establish a ranking and to separate all those who would make the same number of ascents, only the time of ascent is timed. The time spent waiting for and descending from the skips is therefore deducted from the total race time.
After three complicated editions (but which had the merit to exist) because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the works of the Salève cable car, the UMS makes its great return in its original format and without various constraints. Exceptionally, however, as the work is not yet completely finished, the 2023 edition will not take place in the spring, as tradition dictates, but in the fall.
Regulars of the event and other bipeds with the desire to launch a new physical challenge have already firmly checked the date of Saturday, October 14, 2023 in their calendar. Until then, the registrations have just been launched today, March 1, 2023.
The press is talking about it. In order to celebrate the return of the race in its original format, historically low prices are proposed by the organizers, Athlé St-Julien 74. From March 1 to 7, 2023, race numbers are sold at 39 euros. From March 8 to March 31, 2023, at 49 euros and, from April 1 to October 12, 2023, at 59 euros. For those who have missed the boat, within the limits of available places, it will be possible to buy a race number at 65 euros on D-Day at the race venue.
Note that the start will be given at 10 am from the lower station of the Salève cable car, on a circuit of 3.2 km and 663m of positive difference in altitude, with some passages over 30%.
To register, it’s HERE.