18km or 31km
450m D+ or 900m D+
Start 08:30 am
(to be confirmed)
CHOOSE YOUR DISTANCE 18 or 31KM
For its (already) 4th edition, Urban Trail Lausanne proposes the usual 18 km trail (450m D+) but also the 31 km trail a bit more spicy (900m D +) which will go alongside the heights of Lausanne, Epalinges and from Mont-sur-Lausanne towards the chalet in Gobet direction.
Starting from the Pierre de Coubertin stadium in Lausanne Vidy at the early morning, Urban Trail Lausanne will make you discover the treasures of Lausanne and its hidden nature secrets. After a few kilometers of warm-up along Lake Geneva, the real fun will begin with the climb to the heights of Lausanne via the Chemin de la Vuachère also called the Sentier du Renard ( = the fox path).
After 10 km of racing, you will reach the 100 steps of the Clochatte stairs then the Sauvabelin park and its bucolic site overlooking Lausanne.
For the runners of the 31 km, at the level of the stairs, you engage yourself in a tour in the forest with a loop of 14 km of true quiet nature.
For both routes, the descent to the finish line begins at the Sauvabelin tower. You will then pass through the Parc de l’Hermitage, the district of the cathedral of Lausanne, the cobbled streets of the old town, the Chauderon bridge to finish with the Vallée de la Jeunesse until the finish line. A second part of the route which will offer breathtaking views of the old city, Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains.
A special atmosphere, a magnificent route, a real URBAN TRAIL.
ATTENTION : 250 bibs only per race
When taking your bib, we will check your equipment which must contain :
- A minimum water reserve of 0.5L
- A cup (without you will not be able to drink at the water and food stations)
- A charged cell phone
- ATTENTION: poles are not allowed on the race
The weather in March can be cold, we advise you to adapt your outfit accordingly. Example: waterproof jacket with hood, long sleeve second layer, neck warmers, hat, gloves. We also ask you to have a sum of CHF 20 with you in case of need.
In terms of shoes, we recommend to wear trail shoes. The hard parts of the track are mostly at the beginning and end, but the middle of the course can be very slippery depending on the weather conditions of the previous days.
Date : Sunday 19 March 2023
Start : 8:30 am
Start location: Lausanne (Stade Pierre de Coubertin)
Finish location : Lausanne (as well Stade Pierre de Coubertin)
Maximum race time : 3 hours for 18k et 4h45 for 31k
Food & Drink : 1 “food & drink” for the 18 km et 2 “food & drink” for the 31 km + 1 “food & drink” at the finish line for everybody
Track & GPX : 18k https://tracedetrail.fr/fr/trace/trace/109795 and 31k https://tracedetrail.fr/fr/trace/trace/111319
Engagement fees : see REGISTER
More info in FAQ