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20th May 2023

Ultra-Trail des Païens

From the crossing of the Haut-Koenigsbourg by the ancient Celtic road at the foot of the Vosges to the majestic Mont St Odile, live an esoteric and mystical experience between mountains, vineyards, picturesque villages and castles.

Race Category


Running Stones



109 KM

Elevation Gain

3820 M+

Start Location


Start Time


Max Allowed Race Time

22 Hours 30 Minutes

Practical Info

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Participate in Ultra Trail des Païens

All the information you need to know before starting an extraordinary adventure.

Guide Coureur

Runner guide

The runner's guide will include the details you need to be ready on race day: event schedule, lap time tables, safety tips and much more.

Règlement UTDC

Rules & Regulations

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Running Stones

Running Stones

By participating in this race you will collect 3 Running Stones which will give you extra chances to be selected for the UTMB® World Series Finals - OCC, CCC® and UTMB® draw.

Medical certificate

To validate your registration, we need your medical certificate. Without reception of a valid medical certificate before April 30th, your registration will be definitively cancelled and no refund will be made. You can download and send the template here.

Presentation Ultra-Trail des Païens

A mystic experience

A mystic experience

This 100 kilometer format will start from Orschwiller, home of the famous Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, symbolically located at a hundred meters from the "border" between the two departments. After a passage in the wine paths, you will quickly reach the small fortified town of Saint-Hippolyte. From there, you will attack the ascent towards the manor of Schaentzel. You will then leave the department of Haut-Rhin at the moment of entering the enclosure of Haut-Koenigsbourg which will mark the beginning of your ride through about twenty castles. You will then alternate between typical villages with half-timbered houses, the Alsatian vineyards and the wooded massifs sheltering the castles of the Middle Ages. The end of the tour follows the same paths as the 50K, making you discover the Mont Sainte-Odile and its pagan wall as well as the Celtic atmosphere of the Heidenkopf area. In the last kilometers, you will cross the Romanesque town of Rosheim before crossing the finish line on the ramparts of Obernai.

Around the race

Plan your stay and check out all the tourist activities and experiences around Alsace Grand Est.

In the heart of Alsace Grand Est

The Trail Alsace Grand Est by UTMB® will take you on an extraordinary journey through castles, traditional villages, vineyards and forest trails.

Book your accommodation

Check out the wide range of accommodation in Obernai, Colmar & Barr.

How to get there

Find out all the routes that will lead you to the heart of the Trail Alsace Grand Est by UTMB!