Grand Raid 2019

27th edition
Grand Raid 2019
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Ready, set, go!

The "Diagonale des fous" was elected in 2019, the most legendary ultra trail in the world by L'Equipe magazine.

Four running are proposed as part of the Grand Raid: The Diagonale des fous, the Trail of Bourbon, the Mascareignes and the Zembrocal Trail (Relay 4). They will take place from October 17 to 20, 2019.

Réunion island and other countries are represented this year, on different running : Afrique du Sud, Algérie, Allemagne, Angleterre, Autriche, Belgique, Brésil, Cambodge, Canada, Chine, Comores, Corée du Sud, Croatie, Ecosse, Emirats Arabes Unis, Espagne, Estonie, Etats-Unis, Finlande, ​France, Gabon, Guadeloupe, Guyane Française, Hong-Kong, Inde, Italie, Irlande, Islande, Japon, Kenya, Liban, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaisie, Martinique, Maurice, Mayotte, Maroc, Monaco, Norvège, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Nouvelle-Zélande, Pays-Bas, Philippines, Polynésie Française, Portugal, Qatar, Singapour, Slovaquie, Slovénie, Suède, Suisse, Taiwan,Thaïlande, Vietnam.

The elites on the Diagonale des Fous:
GAMITO Jordi, ANSELMO Christophe, BUFFARD Sébastien, GUILLON Antoine, GIRONDEL Benoit, PAPI Luca, BLANCHARD Mathieu, BERGER Romain, JOYEUX-BOUILLON Arthur, BOURGUIGNON Matthieu, KERN Martin, COURBET Julien, THEVENIN Freddy, DUNAND-PALLAZ Aurélien, HAUSS David, MORIN Fred, POSTAIRE Benjamin, CLAIN Mico, BOWMAN Dylan, CHORGNON Ludovic, LORBLANCHET Thomas, RODRIGUEZ Javier.
BÉRANGER Sandrine, VALETTE Hélène, CLAIN Alexandra, ROUSSET Alexandra, BÉNARD Christine.

The Diagonale des fous - 2.748 runners
Parcours : 166 km and more than 9.600 m of elevation gain
The Bourbon Trail - 1.399 participants
Course : 112 km et 6.468 m of elevation gain
La Mascareignes - 1.759 participants
Course : 66 km, 3.509 m of elevation gain
Le Zembrocal Trail - 135  teams of 4 
Course : 182 km, 11.132 of elevation gain - Relay of 4.

The "Diagonale des fous"  a comic book of  the Grand Raid of Réunion. 
Comics book are available since Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in bookstores and other points of sale on the island (airport, tourist office, FNAC ...). It was written by Fabrice Cifré, ultra-trailer in love with Reunion Island who participated three times in the Grand Raid.
The BD tells the story of four characters who try at all costs to finish the mythical race that is the "Diagonale des fous".

The races, the courses, the tracks, the packages ... Everything you want to know about the 2019 edition of the Grand Raid.