The 6000D 2017, the race of the giants in La Plagne
From July 27 to 29, direction La Plagne for the mythical 6000D 2017! A human adventure before all, this event gathers the apaches of the trail, the dreamers of race in mountain and the diligents of the outdoor sport.
For the occasion, the gondola for access to the Glacier will be free for all, so do not hesitate to access the Glacier at almost 3000 m altitude to encourage runners.
28th edition of the 6000D
For its 28th edition, the 6000D remains a challenge for most trailers. Indeed, the route takes participants on the path that made its legend: the ascent to the top of the Bellecôte Glacier at 3247 meters, before attacking the descent to the valley at 670 meters.
Now integrated into the calendar of the National Trail Tour, the 6000D confirms its notoriety!
The 6000D is a positive drop of 3500 meters for a total distance of 65 km. Not to mention a passage in the Olympic track of bobsleigh and the stations of altitude of the Great Plagne to descend then through the forest of Montchavin and finish along the Isère.
This high-marked trail runs 95% on trail paths.
The event, which has been well developed, offers today all-round events, without ever forgetting the essence of its queen race: a climb, a descent.
Program of the 6000D 2017
Thursday 27 July 2017
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Opening of the village 6D Expo in Aime
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Reception and delivery of the 6000D, 6D Lacs, 6 Découverte, 6D Vertical to Aime at the Salle des fêtes
2 :30 pm: Bibs to be handed in to the Bobsleigh Olympic Track Timing Tower
4 :30 pm: Continuous departure until 7 pm
Friday 28 July 2017
9:00 am to 6:30 pm: Opening of the village 6D Expo in Aime
9:00 am to 6:30 pm: Reception and delivery of 6000D bibs and 6D Lakes to Aime at the Salle des fêtes
At the start of the races: 6D Verticale, 6D Mômes and 6 Découverte
8:30 am: Delivery of the bibs of the 6D Verticale on the car park under the restaurant of the Chalet de la Roche
9:30 am: Departure from the Roche
11:30 am: Closing of arrivals of the 6D Vertical on the summit of the Grande Rochette (sector Plagne Center)
10 :30 am: Presentation of the 6D Mômes bibs at the start in Plagne Center
11 :30 am : Departure (Boucles sur Plagne Center)
Closing of arrivals according to the number of laps to be made
2:00 pm: Presentation of the bibs for the 6 Discovery start in Plagne Center
3:00 pm: Departure from Plagne Center
5:30 pm: Closing of arrivals from the 6 Discovery in Plagne Center
4:30 pm to 5 :30 pm: Registration and departure of teams in Aime
6:30 pm: Awards ceremony in Aime
Saturday 29 July 2017
9:00 am to 6:30 pm Opening of the village 6D Expo in Aime
3:00 pm Presentation of the prizes for the 6D Lacs in Bellecôte
6:30 pm Prize giving for the 6000D at the theater of greenery in Aime
4:00 am: Presentation of the 6000D bibs to Aime
4:30 am: Opening of the room for the riders
5:00 am: Opening of the departure gate for checking with electronic chip
5:45 am: Organization Briefing
6:00 am: Departure from Aime
6:30 pm: Closing of arrivals from 6000D to Aime
7:00 am: Presentation of the 6D Lakes' bibs to Plagne Bellecôte
8:30 am: Departure from Plagne Bellecôte
2:30 pm: Closing of arrivals of the 6D Lakes in Plagne Bellecôte
More than 15,000 runners have already traveled this route of apple trees to the glacier. This year, it's time for a new page to write the story of this new 6000D 2017!