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TABLE OF CONTENT Introduction ..................................................................................3 Info Post-COVID-19 .......................................................................5 General Programme .....................................................................7 Courses .........................................................................................9 Specific Informations « VERTICALE » .......................................13 Course Marking ..........................................................................14 MAPS ..........................................................................................17 BEFORE THE RACE ..................................................................... 21 Bib numbers collection ..............................................................23 Villars Ultraks behind Theodora ................................................25 RACE DAY ...................................................................................27 Start Information ........................................................................28 Equipment ..................................................................................28 Social Networks..........................................................................29 Time barriers ..............................................................................30 Race withdrawal procedure .......................................................31 Ravitaillements ...........................................................................33 AFTER THE RACE ....................................................................... 37 Finish Information ......................................................................39 MISCELLANEOUS ...................................................................... 41 Service photo..............................................................................43 Race Tracking .............................................................................43

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Introduction Dear Runner, Last year, still in the middle of the pandemic, we took the challenge of launching a new race: Villars Ultraks. Twelve months later, now that the frequency of races has picked up again, Villars Ultraks is still waiting for you in great numbers, in a less anxiety inducing atmosphere but with several new features. We have listened carefully to your comments to make the race even more attractive. From now on, the three main courses will start and finish at the Villars Sports Centre and on Friday, a VERTICAL has been added to the programme. We look forward to seeing you in Villars.

The Ultraks Team

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Info Post-COVID-19 We now consider the situation to be normal.

CHANGING ROOMS

This does not prevent us from emphasising the following points for the well-being and comfort of all.

The changing rooms and showers on level -1 of the Sports Centre are now available.

INDIVIDUAL PREVENTION

AWARDS

If you feel any symptoms of COVID-19, we invite you to carry out a self-test and, should it be positive, not to go to Villars.

Awards will be given to the top three men and top three women in each race.

WAVE START The wave start has been very popular, beyond the health regulations. We are therefore maintaining this formula, which allows us to spread out the flow of runners and at the same time reduce the density of people.

Age group winners will also be awarded on stage.

MEDALS The souvenir medals requested at registration will be given with the bib number.

AID STATIONS We are keeping the formula of individual trays, in order to improve hygiene.

RUNNERS' MEALS The runners' meal will normally be held in the gym in the basement of the Sports Centre. Access is reserved to runners with a race number and a coupon attached to the race number.

FINISHER T-SHIRT Your finisher t-shirt will be given to you once you cross the finish line. The size will correspond to the size given at registration which is written on the number. There will be no fitting or exchange until the end of the race.

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General Programme FRIDAY 8 JULY 15h 00 20h 00 Distribution of bib numbers for all races 17h 30 from 18h 15 19h 15 19h 3020h 00

Start « VERTICALE » (mass-start) First arrivals at Grand Chamossaire Prize Giving Ceremony Roc d’Orsay Gondolas taking down runners freely

SATURDAY 9 JULY 06h 0006h 45 Distribution of bib numbers « ARGENTINE » 06h 3008h 45 Distribution of bib numbers « ROC » 08h 0010h 15 Distribution of bib numbers « CHAM ». 07h 00 09h 00 10h 30

Start « ARGENTINE » Start « ROC » Start « CHAM »

From approx. 12h 00 First arrivals at Sports Centre 15h 00 Prize Giving Ceremony « CHAM », « ROC » et « ARGENTINE » 18h 15 Closure of finish line

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Courses As mentioned, the routes have been modified so that the race ends where it started, at the Villars Sports Centre. If you have carefully studied the routes, you will note minor adjustments resulting from remarks made by the Department of the Environment and Safety of the Canton of Vaud.

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Specific Informations « VERTICALE » START The start is a mass-start, i.e. all riders start simultaneously.

FINISH The finish is judged at the top of the Grand-Chamossaire. However, as soon as you cross the finish line, we ask you to go directly to the Roc-d'Orsay, a few hundred metres below.

BAGS The bags left in the vehicle provided for this purpose and located near the starting line will be brought directly to the Roc d'Orsay.

PRIZE GIVING The prize-giving ceremony for the «VERTICALE» race will take place directly after the race (7.15 pm) on the Roc d'Orsay terrace.

RIDE DOWN The Roc d'Orsay cable car will operate exclusively for runners and accompanying persons from 7.30 pm to 8 pm.

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Course Marking COURSE MARKING COLOURS • •

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- The colour orange is the generic colour used to mark the course; - The indications specific to each course are displayed in the colour of the course (in order of appearance on stage).

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MARKING TOOLS

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Gates

Distance to Finish

Direction changes

Road Crossing

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MAPS

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Télécabine Roc d’Orsay

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BEFORE THE RACE

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Bib numbers collection You can pick up your race number at the Villars Sports/Tennis Centre, which is located on your right at the beginning of the Col de la Croix Road. To avoid peaks in attendance, we suggest that you respect the times we indicate.

FOR THE « VERTICALE » RACE •

Friday from 15h 00 to 17h 15

FOR THE « ARGENTINE » RACE •

Friday, from 15h 00 to 20h 00

Saturday, from 6h 00 to 6h 45

FOR THE « ROC » RACE •

Friday, from 15h 00 to 20h 00

Saturday, from 6h 30 to 8h 45

FOR THE « CHAM » RACE •

Friday, from 15h 00 to 20h 00

Saturday, from 8h 00 to 10h 15

In any case, race numbers must be collected no later than 15 minutes before the start of the given race.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR COLLECTION • •

To collect your bib number, you will need an identification document or the "Collection Voucher" which you can print from your MSO account. If you are collecting someone else's bib number, it is necessary to have the voucher.

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THEODORA

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Villars Ultraks behind Theodora FONDATION THEODORA

GIVENGAIN

From the very beginning, we wanted to support a cause that is dear to us.

Personal bests aren’t about minutes and seconds. They’re about doing more than you thought was possible. Make a difference by fundraising for your favourite charity as part of your Villars Ultraks 2022 experience.

Theodora Foundation brings dreams and laughter to children in hospital. To optimise donations, we partnered with GivenGain, a donation platform associated with sporting events.

Download our step-by-step guide or send an email to fundraising@givengain.com if you would like help in setting up your project.

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RACE DAY

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Start Information PARKING The Roc d'Orsay car park is at your disposal free of charge. It is located about 15 minutes walk from the Sports Centre. A perfect warm-up � For those who want to preserve their strength, we will set up a small shuttle bus only during the bib collection times. The pick-up point will be towards the top of the car park.

WAVE START The runners will start in waves of about 100 people at intervals of about five minutes. The waves are established on the basis of the times indicated at registration. The race time will start when crossing the line. However, only one rider in the first wave can claim the scratch race. When a wave is ready to start, the next wave will be prepared in the dedicated area. The wave is indicated by a letter on the race number (see opposite). If you decide to wear a mask at the start - which is not compulsory - please do not throw it away but keep it in your pocket.

TOILETS Temporary toilets are installed in the immediate vicinity of the start line, along the tennis courts. They complement the toilets in the Sports Centre.

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Equipment

Social Networks

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

You are in Villars and you are happy to share it.

At the Villars Ultraks, we believe in empowering the athletes and therefore there is no mandatory equipment, but recommended equipment.

Use your favourite social networks to spread the word.

The weather conditions have a great influence on the equipment. We therefore recommend that you take note of the weather forecast and equip yourself accordingly. We recommend that you : Long-sleeved waterproof jacket in the right size • • • •

Here are our hashtags

#villarsultraks2022 villarsultraks

- Survival blanket - Mobile phone with registered emergency number - A strap for a sprained ankle. - Drinks

We remind you that the Villars Ultraks is a semi-autonomous race and it is therefore your responsibility to have enough food and drink to get from one aid station to another.

POLES Poles are allowed on all courses but must be carried from the beginning to the end of the race.

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Time barriers IMPORTANT NOTE: The Race Direction keeps the possibility to adapt these times according to the weather. Please respect the indications of the race staff if you have to arrive at a checkpoint after the deadline This document takes precedence over all other information (website, rules, etc.)

Location Time ARGENTINE

Approximate distance in km Approximate climbing in metres Indicative time from start gun of last wave

PLAN DE LA ROCHE

CROIX DES CHAUX

LAC DES CHAVONNES

FINISH

9h 15

13h 45

16h 15

18h 30

10.4

28.7

40.3

46.5

+549/-423

+2’094/-1’412

+2’708/-2’305

+3’109/-3’109

2h 15

6h 45

9h 45

11h 30

CROIX DES CHAUX

LAC DES CHAVONNES

FINISH

12h 30

16h 15

18h 30

8.8

20.4

27.3

+824/-135

+1’434/-1031

+1’845/-1’845

3h 20

7h 40

9h 25

Location Time

ROC

Approximate distance in km Approximate climbing in metres Indicative time from start gun of last wave

TIMING AND TIME BARRIERS MARKING Time points and time barriers are marked on the course as follows:

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Race withdrawal procedure 1. INFORM Inform immediately the race office by sending an SMS or a WhatsApp to +41 79 765 94 74 precising: • • •

Your bib number Your name Your position

or Inform a course marshal (orange gilet)

2. TAKE OFF THE BIB To avoid mistakes, it is preferable that after retiring from the race, you keep your bib in your pocket.

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Ravitaillements

CHAUX

LA VARRE

LA CROIX

LAC DES CHAVONNES

MuleBar Barres/ Energieriegel/ Energy Bars

X

X

X

X

Oranges / Orangen / Oranges

X

X

X

X

Bananas / Bananen / Bananes

X

X

X

X

Chocolate / Schokolade / Chocolat

X

X

X

X

Dark Bread / Dunkles Brot / Pain complet

X

X

X

X

TUC biscuits

X

X

X

X

FINISH

AID STATIONS PLANS

X

X

X

Fromage de l’Alpage LIQUIDE Tea / Tee / Thé

X

X

X

X

X

Vegetables Broth / Gemüsebouillon / Bouillon de légumes

X

X

X

X

X

Overstim’s Boisson isotonique /Isotonische Getränk/Isotonic Drink

X

X

X

X

Water / Wasser / Eau

X

X

X

X

X

Coca-Cola

X

X

X

X

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SPORT NUTRITION Energy Drink

Energy Bars On the bar side, MuleBar will offer a selection of their assortment at the various aid stations.

OVERSTIM’S is our energy drink supplier. So, at each aid station, you will find an isotonic and antioxidant energy drink with natural aromas, which will help you to hydrate and maintain your performance thanks to the intake of Electrolytes (sodium and magnesium) and Vitamins C and B6 (Reduction of fatigue). This drink is gluten free.

Inquiries and sales Pour plus de renseignements : https://sportendurance.ch/fr/nutrition-sportive/

SPEEDCUP We remind you that there are no more cups at the refreshment points. It is up to you to be equipped with a water bottle or cup. If you have ordered a cup with your race number, you will get it back when you pick up your race number.

15% Discount To celebrate the inaugural edition, OVERSTIM'S is offering you

a 15% discount on all orders placed online at www.overstims.ch until July 31, 2022. To take advantage of this discount, insert the code: ultraks

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AFTER THE RACE

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Finish Information RUNNER'S MEAL The runner's meal consists of : - A salad - A pasta dish three sauces of your choice bolognese - tomato capers olives - courgettes with thyme - Bread - One fruit - One organic Swiss Craft Drink or One Twenty-Six alcohol-free beer

It will be given to you against the coupon attached to your number.

PLACE OF CATERING In the gym in the basement of the Sports Centre. Access can be made from the outside from the finish area.

FINISHER T-SHIRT Your Finisher T-Shirt will be given to you when you cross the finish line. The size written on the number is the reference. There will be no fitting or exchange.

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Service photo

Race Tracking

sportograf.com delegates many photographers to Villars to offer you a maximum of photos along the courses.

Your friends and family will be able to follow your race thanks to the MSO application.

The photos will be available soon through the following link:

https://live.mso-chrono.ch/live/glive/g-live.html?f=../2022/villarsultraks/vilultraks.clax

https://www.sportograf.com/en/event/7529

We have set up several intermediate times on the course which will allow us to have regular crossing points.

If they are not yet online, leave your email address and we will keep you informed.

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