Races

La Transjurassienne

La Transjurassienne
Address: Trans' Organisation, Espace LAMARTINE
Boite Postale 126, 39404 MOREZ cedex, France
Tel: +33 3 84 33 45 13
Fax:+33 3 84 33 45 08


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HISTORY

First race: 17th February 1980, 76 km, 1750 entries, 1530 ranked

Worldloppet membership: since 1981

EVENT LOCATION

68 km start in Lamoura: elevation 1166m, coordinates: 46°23’34.4″N; 5°58’40.9″E

56/48 km start in Les Rousses: coordinates: 46°29’24.7″N;6°04’09.2″E

25 km start in Chapelle des Bois: coordinates: 46°29’24.7″N; 6°04’09.2″E

Finish area of all races in Mouthe: elevation 945m, coordinates: 46°42’14.7″N 6°11’21.6″E

Race office in Morez:  coordinates: 46°31’19.1″N; 6°01’17.9″E

Bibs’ distribution in Les Rousses: coordinates 46°29’04.7″N 6°03’32.5″E

COURSE

The start of La Transjurassienne will be given at the legendary Combe du Lac in Lamoura. The first finishers will be expected in Mouthe around 11:45 am… and the others a little while later!

La Transjurassienne represents passion, enthusiasm but mainly identity:

Identity – identifying with that visceral passion for Nordic skiing; identifying with the distance. 68 km, the longest distance in France and a definite challenge for all cross-country skiers! Identifying with the decor is big part of La Transjurassienne experience – the magnificent scenery of the Jura Mountains described as eloquent, soft, rolling and varied… and identifying with the unique atmosphere, “the Transju spirit”! No other event inspires as much excitement and enthusiasm from the public who are present all along the course, along the feeding stations and the villages traversed to warmly encourage the participants. Ask any competitor, the clamor of the public works magic to carry them to the finish line!

Course profile of all races

54 km CT 

68 km FT – total elevation gain 996 m

RECORD HOLDERS OF LA TRANSJURASSIENNE

2004 – Alexander Rousselet in 2:55’30” set the best time ever realized in La Transjurassienne 76 km event, beating Hervé Balland’s 13-year standing record time.
Marie-Pierre Guilbaud in 3:33’41” is the fastest female time existing for the 76km event!
And now that the Transjurassienne has gone from 76 to 68km in 2015, Alexander and Marie-Pierre will be the record holders forever!
2015 Jérémie Millereau in 3:19’35” set the record for the Transjurassienne 68km. Aurélie Dabudyk holds the female record in 3:31’59”.

RECORD HOLDERS OF LA TRANSJU´CLASSIC

2008 – Stanislav Rezac in 02:08’22” sets the best time ever realized in La Transju’Classic 48 km.
2012 – Valentina Schevchenko was the fastest woman of La Transju’Classic 48km in 2:33’14”
In 2014, a new distance of 56 km meaning new times. Stanislav Rezac sets a new record in 02:27’33” while Karolina Bicova finishes the race, the same year in 02:57’35”, both holding the new records.

HOW TO GET TO LA TRANSJURASSIENNE

By train: Nearest station: Morez. Transport from Frasne & Saint Claude stations is possible. www.voyages-sncf.fr

By plane:
Geneva Airport, Tel. 00 41 22 717 71 11, www.gva.ch
Lyon-St Exupery Airpot, Tel. 0033 472 22 72 21, www.lyon.aeroport.fr

Distances by car:
Paris – Morez : 4h30 – 459km
Lyon – Morez : 2h00 – 204km
Besançon – Morez : 1h45 – 113km
Genève – Morez : 1h00 – 58km
Chamonix – Morez : 1h45 – 110km
Annecy – Morez : 2h00 – 95km

WHERE TO SLEEP

INTERESTING FACTS

The “sense of ownership” defines La Transjurassienne, shared by the population of an entire region. La Transjurassienne actually belongs to the people of the villages it traverses, to the surrounding communities, and to the political authorities of an entire region; personal and emotional investment is total, and present in all aspects of the organisation as well as in the favour displayed along the track from start to finish.

The Transju’ takes pride in its long standing social involvement and commitment to social integration:
– by involving senior volunteers in the organization of our events,
– by considering handicaps and adapting our organization to participants handicaps (hearing, sight or motor impairments),
– by cultivating social and corporate sponsorship programs: La Sapaudia – Raising Awareness of Bone Marrow Donation; Skier Pour Elles – Skiing for women in the fight against cancer;

Dedicated involvement in sustainable development including: Reduction of printed documents and using Recycled or PEFC normed paper when printing is really necessary;  cultivating local partnerships to limit transportation;  active waste reduction management in collaboration with local authorities;   controlling food packaging to limit the number of plastic bags and boxes;  Ecocup system with reusable cups at every food stand and refreshment areas eliminating all plastic cup use;  close collaboration with our Natural Park to inform participants of local environmental constraints, sensitive areas and species.

PLACES TO VISIT

Tips for travelling » (if you don’t want to travel alone… have look at the IAWLS page)