The MCC 40 km is from Martigny-Combe in Swiss Canton Valais to Chamonix. This distance was created in 2018 for local inhabitants and volunteers, who have priority in entering this race. The route, which climbs up through the vines of Martigny-Combe to the Col de la Forclaz and then the Col de Balme, will appeal to participants’ who enjoy uphill! After this, the descent into Chamonix will attract lots of spectators – the MCC already has the air of being an hugely fun event.
This race is the chance for a taster, over a more accessible distance, of the pleasure of participating in the World Summit of Trail-Running. By starting on Monday morning, it will only be run during daytime which will mean that each volunteer can join their team for the rest of the week. The event will pass along little known paths and give the participants a route through the most beautiful hamlets in Chamonix’s upper valley.