Arriving at Roland Garros Airport :
Continental and foreign participants ( with their friends) will be met at the airport upon arrival.They will be treated to tea, coffee, refreshments ( and even local punch!) and presented with a welcome gift.
Latest news about the race ( route, weather forecast,..) will be given by the President.
In the luggage collection room or just outside, be on the lookout for grand Raid Sign Posts and volunteers wearing the Grand Raid Tee Shirts. They will guide you to the reception room.
Roland Garros Airport : the first refreshment point of the Grand Raid, Trail de Bourbon and Mascareignes!
Electronic checkpoint :
Your bib and bagpack will be fitted with electronic chips. You have to present it at the start and at the finish, as well as at every electronic checkpoint.
If you have to abandon the race, a member of the Organization will collect and invalidate your bib.
Please note that failing to present this bib means immediate exclusion from the race.
La Diagonale des fous, le Trail de Bourbon and la Mascareignes are clean, eco friendly races :
Paths and refreshment areas must be left as clean as they were before the race. Eat and drink within the refreshment areas.
Contrary to what one tends to believe, biodegradable stuff (orange peelings, bits of bread..) pollutes. Rodents feed on them and they are a nuisance.
Anyone caught polluting or dirtying the paths will be sanctioned according to by-law 17 of the Book of Rules.
Do not miss the last electronic checking when reaching the finish line! Collect your medal and your “Finisher” tee-Shirt.
Collect your assistance bags if you have deposited any. (Remember we have to destroy them within 48hours past closing time!).
At La Redoute, make sure you dump all your rubbish in the appropriate bins.
Don’t miss the final ceremony and the grand fireworks… another convivial event.