Marathon Montcalm

DU 17 AU 20 AOÛT 2023

Challenge du Montcalm

109 km11500 D+
70 km7000 D+
42 km2700 D+
25 km1250 D+
15 km850 D+
8 km350 D+
KV1080 D+

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Practical Information

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contact the Tarascon and Vicdessos Tourist Office



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The 2022 results

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with overview

The Results

The Montcalm Marathon will take place from the 17th - 20th of August 2023

The people of Ariège are looking forward to it, the mountain enthusiasts are waiting impatiently, the new association ´Cap Montcalm´ will once again organize the race in 2018.

This association is composed of trail enthusiasts, inhabitants of the valley of Auzat and Vicdessos, as well as the many friends of the Montcalm Race, and the professionals in the tourism sector of Tarascon Vicdessos. On the programme:



 - The Vertical Kilometre with a new route


- The legendary PICaPICA with 11500m of elevation gain(D+) over 109km, this will be the world Race with the highest ratio of vertical climb to distance. 2 countries (France, Andorra), 4 refuges, 4 summits greater than 3000m, and around 20 lakes.

- The PicAriège with 7000m of elevation gain over 70km and 3 summits greater than 3000m. 

Races made by mountaineers for mountaineers. 

- The festival of mountain and the youth race.


- The 33th Montcalm Marathon with 2750m of elevation gain(D+) over 42km and 2 summits greater 3000m. 

-21h30 : First TRAIL DECOUVERTE BY NIGHT - 8km et 350D+


- The Novices Trail with 1250m of elevation gain(D+) over 25km.

- The Miners´ Trail with 850m of elevation gain(D+) over 13km. 


All from August 17th to 20th 2023 !


The Montcalm Marathon is much more than a sporting race. It was created with a basis in several dimensions: Economic, Touristic, Sports and nature, the Festive, the Human and the Social.


The Montcalm Marathon is a fabulous tool for the promotion of tourism, beyond Ariège, the region, the Pyrénées, and France – notably for our Catalan friends who come to climb the Pique d´Estats, ´The Roof of Catalonia´


The Montcalm Marathon has a strong identity in the mountain tourism of the Tarascon and Vicdessos valley.


These are some of the many reasons why the adventure continues on the Roof of Ariège !

Photos of previous events.