SKILL SHARPENING
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The first race created by real “LEGIONNAIRES” where you will be challenging yourself during the whole night until the sunrise

Three Legion Warrant Officers created parcours based on their daily training when on duty.

No less than 30 obstacles to tackle, and  nobody to help running over the 26 kilometers.

Come to enjoy with us the best competition !

Use your imagination, endurance, vision and strength during the night survival !

When you reach the sunrise, another mission will be given.

Watch your 6, somebody might delay.

Thirsty Fox Race: 6th October Saturday Night from 10 pm Mission Sundown

Wake Up Call & the race continues with “Sunrise Mission”: 7th October Sunday from 6am

Kermess : 6th  October Saturday, from  10am to 2am the following day. Then 7th October Sunday, from 10AM to 4PM, kids game, Fun and enjoy the party with DJ and live bands!

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  • Head set with lamp recommended
  • 13 km including 15 obstacles
  • NO-ONE GET LEFT BEHIND

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  • Sooner you arrive from night parcours, more you rest
  • Emergency blanket is supplied for sleeping

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  • Wake up call – nautical parcours (no swimmers are accepted)
  • 13 km including 15 obstacles

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[title_image title=”RACE VENUE” after=”” image=”3987″ css_animation=”bounceIn”]Located in the luscious mountains of Southeastern France, Riez stands serene on Saint-Maxime hill. Dubbed the “Capitale de la Lavande” for the lavender fields of Valensole surrounding it, the unique Provencal town is also known for its rich history as an established Roman hub. The distinct Roman columns, old town bath house and fortifications stick out amidst the hilly backdrop of lakeside tracks. The coastal view is perfect for scenic early morning runs. With the whole experience made convenient by easy car access. Parking is also available.[/title_image]

Access Map:Riez 04500Chemin des colonnes

Latitude: 43.817039 / Longitude: 6.088296

https://goo.gl/maps/Svhjdt3RKx82

Tourist Office

Tel : 04 92 77 99 09; Fax: 04 92 77 99 07

Web: www.ville-riez.fr

Email: tourisme.riez@wanadoo.fr

4 Allées Louis Gardiol Marie – tel (33) 04 92 77 80 21 (closed Monday) Amis du Vieux Riez – tel (33) 04 92 77 80 45; Hotel de Ville

Riez Direction by Bus:

In the heart of the “Le Verdon regional park”, on the borders with the peaceful and warm Provence, in the foothills of the Alps historical, medieval village with 1700 Habitants,

86 km from Aix en Provence (TGV Train station)

114 km from Marseille (Marignane airport)

168 km from Nice (Airport)

Public transport would be by Bus from Marseille to Riez

Marseille – Gréoux – Riez – Castellane Bus FH-27

LER line 27 (part A): 3 buses/day, between Marseille and Riez, trip time 2 hrs. Stops: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Venelles, Meyrargues, Peyrolles, Pont Mirabeau, St Paul-lez-Durance, Vinon, Gréoux-les-Bains, St Martin-de-Bromes, Allemagne-en-Provence, Riez.

LER line 27 (part B): 1 bus a day between Riez and Castellane (via the Gorges-de-Verdon), trip time 1h30. Stops: Riez, Roumoules, Moustiers-Ste-Marie, Lapalud, Rougon, Pont de Soleil, Castellane

On the LER website (http://www.info-ler.fr/fr/lignes-horaires/carte-et-fiches-horaires-n287. , select Ligne 27: Marseille / Greoux / Castellane to display the bus schedule PDF.

Riez – Moustiers-Ste-Marie Bus

  • The Riez – Moustiers-Sainte-Marie bus line has several buses a day; trip time 35 minutes.

Stops: Riez, Roumoules, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.

Riez – Quinson Bus

  • The Riez – Quinson bus line has 1 bus a day (each way); trip time is 30 minutes. Stops: Riez, Montagnac, St Laurent-du-Verdon, Quinson.

Accommodation Riez

See Hebergement Riez 2017.pdf

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Why do we need to be a minimum of 2 persons to do the race?

For safety reason as it is a starting night race you will need to have a buddy to support you in case of emergency.

Some obstacles as well are a bit difficult to complete individually.

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Is the Race and obstacles very difficult? and Safe?

This is a race where you will challenge yourself, it’ s all depend of your training performance, as a member you will be able to get a lot of tips from our specialists to be able to complete all the obstacles easily, as well to adapt yourself walking and running in the natural environment. (Night and Day)

Safety is our priority, all our obstacles are tested and safe using a maximum of natural products.

Can we skip some obstacles?

Yes if you are not confident to pass the obstacles, but you will always have the support of our volunteer and your teams mates to pass through the obstacle.

Don’ t worries if you really don t feel doing one of the obstacles you will not have any penalty.

The goal of Skill Sharpening association is “Never get man left behind” Meaning that everyone will pass the arrival line and get the medal.

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What to bring and what to wear during the race?

Be comfortable and travel light, we recommend:

  • Head set with lamp for Sundown mission
  • Compression Shirt or normal shirt preferably Wicking fabrics (No cotton)
  • Compression shorts or Normal running short
  • Wool or wicking sock (No Cotton)
  • Trail shoes (Salomon preferably)
  • Gloves (For some obstacles)

How many water point during the race?

A total of 6 water point (3 during the night Mission and 3 during the morning Mission).

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What i get before, during and after the race?

  • One Race pack which include all the information about the race, one race cap and more
  • Participation of 2 missions (Sundown and Sunrise) for a total of 26km
  • More than 30 Adrenaline Obstacles in one of the most beautiful place in the world.
  • Finisher T-Shirt
  • One drink ticket of your choice
  • Medals
  • Your own photos in action!
  • Surprise gift for the 3 fastest winning team who complete all the obstacles!

Can I join even if i have no swimming experience (water phobia)?

Of course, nautical obstacles are perfectly safe with life guards and safety jacket are available if it makes you more confident.

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What to do if you have no partner to register for the race?

Register as a single runner to “la course des renards solitaires” and the team will be set later on. http://inscriptions.oxybol.fr/inscription_synthese.php

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Serge Perret
Bravo à toute l’équipe pour votre boulot.
Magnifique épreuve, a renouveler.
Je me souviendrai longtemps de ce moment passé , mêlant souffrance, depassement de soi, entraide, esprit d’équipe et humanité.
Vous êtes des belles personnes comme notre monde devrait se nourrir.
A l’année prochaine.

Dams Starbuck
superbe expérience ! une équipe au top motivée, chaleureuse, avec le sourire ! épreuve au top !

Jeremy Bellin
excellente organisation, obstacles très particuliers surtout dans le noir. reposante nuit à la belle étoile et réveil sous le douche. superbes rencontres avec les participants et le staff. ravi de rencontrer les légionnaires. “force et honneur”!!! a l’année prochaine

Vincent Panier
Une très belle course avec des obstacles sympa
Malgré la pluie tous le monde a gardé la bonne humeur et l’esprit de la course
Je reviendrai volontiers l’année prochaine

Lolo Bibep
Course au top, pilliers au top, cadre au top… Même la pluie n aura pas réussi à venir à bout de la motivation et la bonne humeur

Ludovic Perraud
Une course intense, une météo intense… Une équipe au top
Vivement l’année prochaine qu’on y retourne.

Ophé Lie
une belle 1ere! bel état d’esprit bonne ambiance; Merci pr ce weekend

Julien Bencimon
Expérience inoubliable ! Nous avons trouvé ce que nous cherchions… l’aguerrissement !
Une excellente organisation, une course de qualité… Vous pouvez compter sur la team INYOURFACE sur la prochaine session !
Un grand merci !

Running Treize
Merci pour ce merveilleux week-end merci à l’organisation, aux bénévoles et aux participants pour ces 2 jours inoubliables\\
Korinn Lebouteillier-Benintendi
un week-end chargé en émotion ! un défi relevé !
un accomplissement, un dépassement de soi..”Force et honneur” comme ces mots prennent tout leur sens !! merci à tous et à l’année prochaine !

El Madrileno
Merci a vous !!!
Quel challenge, quel parcours, quel encadrement, bref, une premiere comme on les aime
Depassement de soi, entraide, plaisir, de belles valeurs véhiculées
Merci a tous, organisation et benevoles au top, un beau week-end en famille partage avec des amis, le deplacement de la region lyonnaise en valait vraiment le coup

Elie Toesca
Merci à toute l’équipe skill sharpening pour cette course qui nous laissera un souvenir inoubliable avec une ambiance à la hauteur de l’événement ! Encore un grand merci , à l’année prochaine !!