By Mathias Eichler
The UTMB spectacle with thousands of runners along a Camino Trail in France is happening this weekend.
In addition to the exceptional setting, the course also takes runners on a cultural and historical journey through time as they complete sections of the Camino de Santiago. Completing it in reverse, runners will get to experience this most famous of pilgrimage routes as they embark on their own trail running quest.
Patrick Dufour, Race Director for UTMB World:
“Being part of a circuit of some 25 races in the world is a real recognition for the event. It is also a great showcase for the region. You only have to look on the search engines. The name of Le Puy-en-Velay and Saint-Jacques are regularly associated with all the events linked to the UTMB World Series circuit. And, the Grand Trail du Saint-Jacques has kept its original spirit. This year, we can see that there is already a craze with an increase in participation, particularly in events such as the ultra or the 72km.”
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