French ultra race walks
In France, there are several 24 hour race walks, many ofwhich are qualifying events for the prestitigous Paris Alsace (previously Paris Strasbourg/Paris Colmar) where many notable Centurions have participated over the years. These races are also selected for the French National Championships at both 24 hours and 100km.
There are, of course, many other ultra races in France - some are judged race walks, some have walking categories in running ultras and others are just running races - "go as you please" races.
The Paris Alsace
Paris Alsace qualifying races
- Bourges 24 hours
- Chateau Thierry 24 hours
- Le Rond des Ducs - Dijon
- Le Grand Est - Domremy la Pucelle to Epinal (Vosges)
- Wadelincourt 24 hours ( Belgium) > more information
- Roubaix 28 hours. The Roubaix 28 hour race is indeeed a classic race in the long distance calendar. Read more on Roubaix and how to enter the 2021 race
Originally, the qualifying races for Paris Strasbourg/Paris Colmar were 200km (and even longer in some years) in 24 hours, but for the last 20 years or so, not many walkers actually managed to reach 200km within the 24 hour time limit, so the distance of 200km distance was dropped and it became just a 24 hour race.
Read more on the Paris Alsace.
All the races are list ed on the fixtures page
Results of these French races are posted on the ultra race results
ultra race walking in France