Geneva, Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – The Course de l’Escalade, to be held for the 45th time on December 2 and 3, 2023, opens registration today. This edition will also see the 5th Course du Duc set off from Reignier on Saturday evening for a night course, just after the Walking from Veyrier and the Marmite aux Bastions.
The last Course du Duc, whose route symbolizes the path taken by the Duke of Savoy’s troops in 1602, was held 6 years ago. The 20.5 km event returns in 2023, to the delight of fans of longer distances. The President of the Organizing Committee, Jerry Maspoli, is delighted with the event’s launch and points out that, for safety and logistical reasons, the number of participants in the Course du Duc will not exceed 7,500.
An entire weekend
All the traditional races, mixed races in blocks of paces (2 or 3 laps) and junior races are on the Saturday program, which will end in the evening with three departures from three different locations: the Marmite in the town center, the Walking from Veyrier and finally the 5th Course du Duc from Reignier.
Children will be in the spotlight on Sunday morning, with the Course Parents-Enfants, aimed at introducing children born in 2018 and 2019 to running in an accompanied way. This event will precede the U23, schoolboy and cadet races. At 2:35pm, the local and international elite will set off from Rue de la Croix-Rouge. The event concludes on Sunday with the Fleximix at 3.40pm and the Relay at 4.40pm.
In order to maintain the event’s popular and accessible character, the usual fees remain in force, despite inflation. Only the registration fee for the Course du Duc has been adjusted.
The Organizing Committee is looking forward to the 45th Course de l’Escalade and invites participants to register on the race website from 8.00 a.m. today until Monday, November 13.
The Course de l’Escalade Organizing Committee