By Elsa Trujillo
The Salomon Over the Mountain Running Challenge is a series of six trail running races taking place in a period of six months across different mountainous regions of France and including one flat race in Belgium.
Although some of these independently organized events include ultra marathon distances the official challenge involves the mountain marathon distance only and there are three categories: men, women and youths.
The races are:
19 March – Ergysport Trail du Ventoux, Bédoin (Provence). 46km
22 April – La Bouillonnante, Bouillon, Belgium. 49km
28 May – Salomon Gore-Tex MaXi-Race. 42 km
25 June – Marathon du Mont-Blanc, Chamonix. 42 km
9 July – Luchon Aneto Trail, Luchon. 45km
6 Aug – Ubaye Trail Salomon, Barcelonnette. 42km