The Diagonale des Fous course (20th to 23rd October 2022)

The Diagonale des Fous is one of the four races organised as part of the Grand Raid.

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The departure will be given at Ravine Blanche in the commune of St Pierre at 9pm on 20 October 2022. The participants will have to run 164km and climb 10210m of elevator gain. After crossing the Diagonale des Fou, the runners will find the coast and will head towards the finish line which will be judged on the Redoute stadium in Saint-Denis.

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  • 20 october 2022
  • La Ravine Blanche Saint-Pierre
  • Departure at 9pm
  • Trail XXL
  • 165 km
  • 10210m E+
  • Supplies
  • Ambulance
  • Croix Rouge (French Red Cross)
  • Doctor, Kinesitherapist, Podiatrist
  • Time limit : 66h max
  • Registration fee : 190€
  • Registration : Open
  • Maximum participants : 3000

In addition to wearing the number on the front, the race bracelet provided by the organisation, your personal bag to which the electronic chip must be attached, given by the organisation when the numbers are handed out, and which cannot be exchanged during the race.

A bag with sufficient capacity to carry the compulsory equipment consisting of the following

- 1 headlamp or torch with spare batteries,
- 1 water reserve of at least 1.5 L,
- 1 whistle,
- 1 mobile phone with sufficient charging capacity for the entire race. It is recommended that you download the "Sara 112 or Event" application.
- 2 masks that comply with NF standards
- For the Diagonale des Fous and the Trail de Bourbon, 2 adhesive elastic bands to make a bandage or a strapping and 1 for the Mascareignes and the Zembrocal Trail per team member, with a minimum length of 2,50 m. and 6 to 8 cm width,
- 1 constant and sufficient food reserve to reach the refreshment points,
- 1 waterproof rain jacket with hood and heat-sealed seams. (Do not wear a windbreaker, as it does not provide sufficient protection).
- 1 warm long-sleeved "second skin" type garment made of technical fabrics adapted to the environment,
- 1 cup per person (reusable)
- 1 identity card

Special provisions due to COVID-19:
- 2 survival blankets with a minimum size of 1.4m X 2m.
- 2 masks.
- 1 bottle of hydroalcoholic solution.
Note: Any runner not respecting the precautionary and distancing instructions will be immediately excluded from the event.

For more information see the Regulation Click here