23-06-2022 - News

A weekend of festivities in Vannes for the 17th edition of the Ultra Marin® from June 30 to July 3


  • With its Race Village in the port of Vannes, the Ultra Marin® will bring a celebration of running to the city for a weekend
  • An exciting program planned for all over three days; from June 30th to July 3rd

A weekend of entertainment

The Ultra Marin® - one of France’s most beautiful trail races which has attracted almost 9,000 participants this year - is more than just a race, with the Ultra Marin® Village providing a celebration of running throughout the event. Located on the right bank of the port of Vannes, the Village of the event will welcome participants and spectators from Thursday, June 30 to Sunday, July 3.

Local products from the region, notably pancakes, crepes or kouign-amanns, plus the refreshment bar will ensure there is something for everyone. In addition, animations and contests will be organized by the partners and the exhibitors for all the visitors. 

Each day will be marked by new activities for young and old. The opening hours of the Ultra Marin® Village vary from day to day: 

THURSDAY 30TH JUNE 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Highlights of the day:

  • All afternoon - Activities for children

FRIDAY 1ST JULY 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Highlights of the day:

  • 4:30 PM - Breton music animation
  • 6:30 PM - P’tits marins races
  • 7:00 PM - Traditional Breton music


Highlights of the day:

  • All day - Helicopter baptism on the Heliberté stand
  • 11:00 AM - Initiation to Breton dance
  • 6:30 PM - Podiums of the Trail 100 km and the Nordic Walking 29 km
  • 7:30 PM - Concert of KrisTooQueen

SUNDAY 3RD JULY 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Highlights of the day:

  • 9:30 AM - Fitness session with the Orange Bleu
  • 11:00 AM - Loterie for the Ultra Marin® competition
  • 1:00 PM - Podiums of the Grand Raid 175km, Grand Relais 175km, Trail 56km, Ronde des Douaniers 34km et announcement of the 5 teams selected by the jury of the Grand Défi Solidaire.

Staggered departures and a busy schedule

The first departure will be given from the port of Crouesty in the town of Arzon on Friday, July 1 at 2:00pm for the 100 km Raid. The festivities will continue directly from the Esplanade Simone Veil in Vannes with the departure of the Grand Raid 175 km, then the Grand Relay and the Grand Défi Solidaire at 6:15pm. This first day will end around 10 pm with the first finishers of the 100 km Raid.

Saturday, July 2 will be marked by the arrival of the first teams of the Grand Relay at the Port of Vannes, followed shortly by the first runners of the main event, the Grand Raid 175 km. At the same time, about ten kilometers away, the start of the Nordic Walking 29 km will take place from the Pointe d'Arradon with the participants arriving a few hours later at the port of Vannes. The 56 km Trail will also take place on Saturday, starting from the place Richemont in Sarzeau at 5 pm. The runners will enter the port of Vannes to pass under the famous final arch in the early evening around 8 pm. 

The final race, La Ronde des Douaniers 34 km will start at 8 am on Sunday from Port-Blanc in Baden. The fastest runners will arrive two hours later on the esplanade of the port of Vannes. The afternoon will continue with the podium celebrations of the different races. 

The different starting lines are accessible to all,  and spectators will be able to encourage the runners at the start and join them at the port of Vannes to welcome the finishers. Between the two, and during the whole weekend, it will be possible to follow the progress of the races via the different live monitoring tools: the live broadcast and the GPS tracking of the runners. More information is available on the website and social networks of the organization. 


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