Race website http://www.traildeschateaux.ch
Distance 31 km
Elevation 1300 m
Sion, the capital city in the Swiss Canton of Valais, celebrated the 50th edition of its urban ‘Course Titzé de Noël’ in 2018. At this point the Trail des Châteaux 30km race was launched to encourage runners to try trail running. Both races are on the same day so count on a lot of fun and local support!
There may or may not be snow on the trail at this time of the year, so come prepared. The trail leaves Sion and works its way upwards via two castles, or châteaux, to the highest point of the course at 1378m. The loop continues with a descent past the third castle to arrive back in Sion.
Aid stations en route provide soup, hot chocolate, tea, fruit, salty biscuits and cereal bars to keep you going.