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Sylvain Cacciatore run

The 15th of August, takes place the 24th edition of the Cacciatore run in les Arcs ski resort on a 12 kms and 800 meters of uneven.

Created by Sylvain Cacciatore, former member of the French Athletic team and winner of the Paris marathon in 1980, this mountain race is based on the circuit used for French Championship in 1989 and 1999.

The Trophy Cacciatore, organised by the sporting club, is opened to everyone, licensed and not licensed, walkers or runners. The departure take place from the “Place du Soleil” in Arc 1600 before the Golet slope, followed by the col des Frêtes at 2400 meters high before the arrival at Arc 2000. A friendly buffet will be provided where participant can celebrate their hike.

1200 particpants are expected for this race. The best runners will be there : for instance Arnaud Fourquin, several time French Champion, 11th at the Wold Chamionship and 10 times winner of the Cacciatore race. He is now teacher at the running club of les Arcs 1600 and is holding a fantastic record of the race. This time again some might try to beat him.

[Source : Official web site of les Arcs ski resort]

French Kayak Championship 2008

Kayak fans might have certainly not missed this wonderful event that took place in Bourg Saint Maurice. The French Kayak Championship was there for a nice event not very far from the famous ski resort Les Arcs – La Plagne.

The best champions of the discipline have been playing in non-buoyant water as it is illustrated on this picture from Raphaël Thiebaut.

This 2008 edition is over but Bourg Saint Maurice is used to organize such events every year at the same period. Hope you’ll appreciate !