Who's it for?
The Urban Trail Poitiers is for everyone! 10km long with a difference in altitude of 100m, this loop can be done running for the more sporty or walking for others.
The race is timed: participants seeking sporting performance will be served, especially as the race is included in the official calendar of races outside the stadium.
For walkers, the route has been designed so that the panoramas and places crossed make this walk a unique moment of discovery, whether you participate alone, with colleagues, friends or family: friendliness and good humour are the watchwords of this event!
Saturday, September 12, 2020.
Two separate departures took place:
- the first one, for walkers, from 4:30 pm.
- the second one, for the runners, at 6:30 pm.
How can I do that?
Walkers and runners have completed the same route, only the start time differs.
Throughout the organization and running of the race, 190 positions managed by 170 volunteers were set up.
The Urban Trail Poitiers 2020 is part of an eco-responsibility approach, which is expressed in concrete terms through :
- A 100% organic and zero waste supplies: no disposable plastic glass or water bottles on the race, each participant is given a retractable plastic cup as a gift to present at the refreshment stations.
- Dry Toilets at the start and finish of the race Place du Maréchal Leclerc
The route forms a 10km loop with a 100m difference in altitude.
Numerous surprises punctuated the participants' itinerary, including passages inside heritage buildings, animations, etc.
Highlights include the Town Hall, St. Peter's Cathedral, Blossac Park and the Devil's Stairs.
Departure and arrival took place on the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville in Poitiers.
The Grand Poitiers Tourist Office is at the origin of this project: to allow participants to discover the city in a different way, by being an actor of this experience. This is the main objective of this approach. It is also an opportunity to play with the declivity of the city and the existence of many heritage treasures.
The EPA 86 (Entente Poitiers Athlé 86), a locally recognised actor, manages the operational organisation of the race. The association relies on its experience in the field and can rely on a solid network of volunteers to make this race a memorable experience for all in complete safety.
Finally, several private partners were solicited and responded to help make this event possible.