Three ultra trail races take place every year in the Jura Mountains, each with its own concept and originality, allowing all runners to participate in a race that matches their level and preferences.

UTTJ
Dominique Piazzolla
Ultra trail race

The UTTJ

The UTTJ is more than just an ultra trail race with a vertical kilometre. It is an invitation to (re)discover an authentic and sometimes harsh corner of nature at its most beautiful. The UTTJ is all about warmth, friendship and hospitality, bringing regular participants together year after year and encouraging new ones to do the same.

The itinerary changes each year, giving runners the chance to explore ridges, valleys and gorges and discover all the wonders of the Upper Jura Regional Nature Park. The UTTJ is open to all, from novices to experienced trail runners, participating solo or in a relay team!

 

Participants can also sign up for the bivouacking option:

  • 2 nights including breakfasts and the Saturday evening meal €50
  • 1 night (Saturday) with evening meal and breakfast €25

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UTTJ
Dominique Piazzolla

Around the land of trail-running

Traileuse au bord du lac Genin
David GONTHIER / Montagnes du Jura
Ultra trail race

Ultra01

The fourth Ultra 01 event takes place from 9th to 11th July 2021. This international ultra trail race explores the most beautiful running and hiking terrain and natural tourist attractions in the department of Ain and along its boundary with Jura, including:

Participate in one of the 4 Ultra 01 races: the Ultra 175km from Oyonnax, the Ultra 95km from Valserhône, the 69km race from Chézery-Forens and the 45km Tiger Balm Marathon from Lélex. Whatever your level, you'll find just the race for you in this beautiful playground that is becoming a must for trail runners.

 

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UTMJ
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Ultra trail race

UTMJ

The Jura Mountains ultra trail race (UTMJ) is back for the second year, from 1st to 3rd October. You've dreamt about it and now it's here, the ultra trail race of the Jura Mountains, with more than 171km straddling 3 departments, 2 regions and even 2 countries! A real physical and mental challenge that will immerse you in majestic surroundings. the UTMJ follows the magnificent Jura mountain ridges, and includes technically challenging sections in long valleys dotted with pines. The distance alone guarantees you'll push out your limits but also enjoy an unrivalled sense of joy amid unspoilt nature.

5 different routes are proposed: 

  • 171km – UTMJ trail
  • 104km – Franco-Swiss trail
  • 67km – Renarde trali
  • 40km – MMM trail
  • 23km – Lynx trail

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UTMJ
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The Jura Mountains ultra trail race 

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