From the 7th to the 9th of March, the Raid Blanc Défi d'Elles x Chamonix took place.
A demanding program with technical and challenging sporting competitions, but also an opportunity to surpass oneself, a time for runners and ambassadors to meet, share and exchange experiences and life stories.
Morning: Welcoming and accommodation of each team in the exceptional hotel of La Folie Douce in Chamonix - an innovative design hotel with heated outdoor pool, located at the foot of the slopes and offering a panoramic view of Mont Blanc.
This morning also included the distribution of race bibs and welcome bags. Each runner received a welcome bag composed of a complete Rossignol technical equipment: a jacket + an inner layer + tights + headband. And lots of other surprises!
It was also the moment for our ambassadors to get to know each other and share some first moments with the other runners. Some of them took the opportunity to make a quick visit of our notre boutique in Chamonix and some last-minute shopping before the big start of the first race at 2 pm.
Afternoon: starting blocks for the first competition! A 14km+ trail Blanc (350D + / 350 D-) with no less than a start and finish from the city center, like the iconic Ultra trail races of Chamonix. Despite the difficulty of the trail all the participants took on the challenge, enjoyed breathtaking landscapes and crossed the finish line!
This first day was accompanied by a dinner at the Folie Douce and a talk by our ambassadors (thanks to Marika for the express skating live demo!).
MARS 08th - Happy women’s day :
#Anotherbestday full of emotions and experiences. A morning start with biathlon followed by a combined 15km of cross-country skiing + mini Trail. Tears, exhaustion, sweat, this was not an easy day, but the runners counted on each other to motivate them to keep going, the volunteers and staff were also there to encourage them every step of the way.
What a better way to celebrate women’s achievements?
Towards the end of the afternoon, this adventure included a surprise challenge with a 1km vertical climb and a luge descent (had to add a little adrenaline and fun at the end, right?). The evening closed with a gala night and the awards ceremony.
So many stories and personal battles we saw passing to the stage, so many strong and exceptional women who gave more than 110% to reach the finish line and so many smiles and hugs flooded the Majestic at Chamonix, we couldn’t be happier to have been part of this experience. A big bravo to all of them and to our ambassadors Marika and Pauline who won the first place of this Raid Blanc 2022.
Return on the event in video: