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GT 85 - An Ultra Trail for the 2023 Belgian Championships !

An Ultra Trail for the 2023 Belgian Championships !

The Grand Trail des Lacs et Châteaux has been selected for the organisation of the next Belgian Short and Long Trail Championships 2023.

The GT85, innovative with a UTMB Index of 100K, has been selected to represent the most disputed race on the Ultra version where only the bibs from a club recognized by the Belgian Athletics Federation will be able to compete for the different titles at stake and thus be qualified for the world championships.

This raceis a highly diversified Ultra cross that will allow you to discover a beautiful region at the gates of the Hautes Fagnes nature reserve, a true land of lakes and castles enhanced by forests and very aptly called the Blue Ardennes.

The resistance to effort perfectly describes this trail with a route full of difficulties with a vertical drop of 3480 D+. A magnificent course through nature reserve similar to those in French mountains will allow trail-runners to discover the splendid wild corners of the region of Robertville, Malmedy, Stavelot and Xhoffraix, the terrible Warche valley with its ridge road, the Reinhardstein Castle, and more…

Having very little pavement and a lot of undergrowth paths, this race is diverse, highly technical, tough and entertaining.

The race is opened to everyone.

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Practical informations

  • Start : Saturday 13/05/2023 - 08:00
  • Number of participants : 400
  • Place : Piste de ski Ovifat
  • Distance : 83 km
  • D+ : 3480 m
  • Refreshment : 4
Price : 60€ - 75€ €

All registrations and the management of all participant data are handled by Ultratiming.be. By registering for GTLC, competitors automatically accept GTLC’s rules.

2 progressive price categories:

  • 10/11/2022 to 31/12/2022
  • 01/01/2023 to 10/05/2023
  • No registration D-Day

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Equipment

Race pack destined to transport obligatory equipment throughout the race Obligatory
Mobile phone Obligatory
Personal beaker 15 cl minimum Obligatory
Supply of water 1-liter minimum Obligatory
Head torch Obligatoire
Spare batteries for the head torch Recommanded
Survival blanket 1,40 x 2,0 m minimum Obligatory
Food reserve for autonomy during the race Obligatory
Waterproof jacket Obligatory
Clothing adapted to weather conditions (sun, rain, cold, snow) Obligatory
ID or passport Obligatory

Route of race

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