“The sense of accomplishment that invades you at the finish line you crossed is beyond imagination.”
This year, the course is reversed and it is from the place of centenary in the city of Le Touquet on the seaside, that the participants will start to join another seaside, that of the city of Mandelieu-La Napoule.
The course through landscapes and panoramas, each as sumptuous as the other, will make you discover in depth our regions and departments.
You will have the chance to follow in the footsteps of the champions in the mythical and legendary passes and to pass by the highest cycling summit in Europe at 2764 m altitude, the Iseran pass.
The route open to traffic is common to all categories. Checkpoints are spread along the route, to allow those who wish to come and encourage the real heroes.
You have the choice to participate in the Race Across France with or without an assistance team that will take care of your food, sleep and health.
You can also choose to participate in this relay event in teams of 2, 4 or 8 with your friends, teammates or colleagues.
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The proposed distances are :
Without assistance > You ride all together.
With assistance > You ride in relay.
All the arrivals will be in Mandelieu-La Napoule.
“Much more than a cycling event, Race Across France is a human and sporting adventure. »
The association Ride Eat Sleep & Share organizes Ultra Distance cycling events, including the exclusive organization of RACE ACROSS FRANCE®.
The RACE ACROSS FRANCE® event is one of the Ultra distance cycling events called semi-autonomous, organized by the association “Ride Eat Sleep & Share” offering 4 distances called Without assistance and 2 called With assistance. The event takes place in a single stage, passing through checkpoints, on an open road, in solo, duo, quartet or octet and in a limited time.
Participation in the Ride Eat Sleep & Share association events implies the express and unreserved acceptance of the present rules, the ethical charter and any instructions sent by the organizer to the participants.
RACE ACROSS FRANCE® is an event in which 4 distances are proposed using the roads of 19 departments. Each event takes place in one stage, at a free pace, on open roads in a limited time.
> Distance of 300 Kilometers (approximately): about 6 000 meters of positive altitude difference, starting from a town near the Ventoux summit and finishing in Mandelieu-La Napoule. It is possible to start this distance without assistance, alone or in teams of 2 or 4.
> Distance of 500 Kilometers (approximately): about 8 000 meters of positive altitude difference, starting from a city located in the Vercors and an arrival in Mandelieu-La Napoule. It is possible to start this distance without assistance, alone or in teams of 2 or 4.
> Distance of 1000 Kilometers (approximately): for about 23000 meters of positive altitude difference, starting from a town in Haute Savoie and finishing in Mandelieu-La Napoule. It is possible to be at the start of this distance with or without assistance, alone or in teams of 2 or 4.
Distance of 2500 Kilometers (approximately): for about 33000 meters of positive altitude difference, starting from Le Touquet Paris Plage and finishing in Mandelieu-La Napoule. It is possible to be at the start of this distance with or without assistance, alone or in teams of 2, 4 or 8.
The principle of individual running in semi-autonomy is the rule.
Semi-autonomy is defined as the ability to be autonomous between two “bases of life”, both in terms of food and clothing and safety equipment, allowing in particular to adapt to problems encountered, both predictable and unpredictable. Assistance is only tolerated in the living bases and set up by the organization. It is strictly forbidden at any other point of the course under penalty of immediate disqualification.
No accompaniment is allowed throughout the course.
This principle implies in particular the following rules For the Unassisted category called Bikepacking
Each runner must be completely autonomous during the entire race.
The “life bases” are supplied with food and drinks to be consumed on site. The organization only provides still water, tea and coffee, fruit and food from a partner’s endowment.
No other assistance is allowed, at any other point of the course.
It is forbidden to be accompanied or to accept to be accompanied during all or part of the race, outside the tolerance zones clearly indicated by the organization, i.e. the life bases.
The fact of taking advantage of the drafting of a runner is forbidden for the participant competing in all categories. Anyone suspected of drafting another runner and vice versa will cause the disqualification of both runners. Drafting is nevertheless tolerated for runners participating in two or four, in the “Duo” or “Quartet” category.
Any group of more than two people at any time during the race will be excluded from the race if it lasts more than 30 minutes.
The participant will get food (solid and liquid) and equipment from the shops available on the course.
The participant will sleep either in a hotel, in a home stay or in a bivouac, respecting the local rules.
Nota bene : A participant who accepts to be filmed without accreditation by the organization and therefore, accompanied, outside the expressly designated areas, contravenes the principle of semi-autonomy. Any participant wishing to be filmed must inform the organization at least 30 days before the start of the race and request accreditation for the production team so that it can be identified.
The race regulators witnessing irregularities are entitled to penalize participants in order to guarantee the spirit of the Ride Eat Sleep & Share events.
Only riders wearing a visible helmet and frame number and duly checked have access to the refreshment posts.
Cutting the course > At the discretion of the race direction
Absence of compulsory safety equipment (helmet: front and rear lights in working order, no survival blanket, no visibility vest) > Disqualification
Absence at the pre-race meeting on Friday 23/7 > 1 hour penalty
Incomplete file on 15/5/2022 > Disqualification
Assistance vehicles and drivers not registered > Penalty 6 hours
Unregistered media vehicles > 6 hours penalty
Throwing of garbage (voluntary act) by a competitor or a member of his team > Penalty 4 hours
“Non-respect of persons (organization or runners) /Note bene : a participant whose supporters show incivilities and/or refuse to respect the instructions of the organizer will be penalized. > Disqualification
Non-assistance to a person in difficulty (requiring assistance) > Disqualification
Cheating Category 1: Using a bike not declared to the organization, riding while drafting or being drafted > 3 hours penalty
Cheat Category 2 : Hanging on to a moving vehicle / Unauthorized assistance / Riding in the draft of a vehicle > Disqualification
Cheating Category 3 : Use of a means of transport, sharing a number, hanging on to a moving vehicle > Immediate and lifetime disqualification
Lack of visible frame plate visible bib category bikepacking > Penalty 2 hours
Non respect of the traffic rules > 4 hours penalty
Absence of GPS beacon > According to the decision of the race direction
Refusal to obey an order from the race direction, a regulator or patrolman, a station chief, a doctor or a first aid worker > Disqualification
Refusal to take a doping control > Immediate and lifetime disqualification
Passing or leaving a checkpoint after the time limit > Disqualification
Use of equipment not carried/signed for at the beginning of the race > 6 hour penalty
Evacuation of waste water from a motor home in an unauthorized area > 6 hour penalty
The organizer will be able to check the respect of the present rules before, during and after the event and apply immediately the following penalties at his discretion
(*) Time penalties are applicable once the runner has crossed the line but he/she will be informed of the decision of the race direction.
(**) Disqualifying penalties are applicable immediately and the rider will be informed as soon as the decision is taken by the race direction.
Any other breach of the rules will be subject to a penalty decided by the race direction.
Except in the case of injury, a runner must not abandon anywhere other than at a “base of life”. He must then inform the person in charge of the base, or report his withdrawal to the Race HQ.
In case of decision to abandon between 2 checkpoints, the runner must go to the nearest checkpoint where he/she will report his/her abandonment by his/her own means.
The runner keeps his number because it is his pass to access the “life bases”.
In case of abandonment, the participant will have to warn by any means the organizer and return the lent material (GPS tracker) at the participant’s expense, either at the organizer’s address, or at our GPS partner’s, but also at the organization directly on one of the “life bases” or “arrival base”.
In case of non-return, the participant will be invoiced directly by the GPS partner of the event for an amount of 350 euros TTC. By accepting these rules by signing up, the provider will invoice directly the person concerned.
Any complaint must be made by email, firstname.lastname@example.org within 10 days after the end of the event.
The maximum times of the events are also the time barrier for those who continue over a greater distance, are set at :
300 kilometers: 24 hours
500 kilometers: 40 hours
1100 kilometers: 120 hours
2500 kilometers: 240 hours
The maximum time allowed is calculated according to the participant’s departure time.
Even if the conditions of access to the events organized by the Ride Eat Sleep & Share association are made on the basis of past performances, it happens that some participants do not manage to keep the pace and are very late.
The time barriers have been set up and are calculated as accurately as possible according to the time limit of each event.
They are calculated to allow participants to reach the finish within the time limit, while allowing for possible stops (rest, meal…).
If a competitor passes after the limit indicated above on a base of life, (his start + xx H) the race direction team will contact the runner to announce its decision.
Any competitor who is out of the race and wants to continue his route freely will be able to do so only after having informed the race headquarters, under his own responsibility and in complete autonomy.
> Base of life 1
> Base of life 2
> Base of life 3
> Base of life 4
> Base of life 5
Announcement on 1/2/22
The RACE ACROSS FRANCE® event, which starts in Le Touquet Paris Plage, consists in going from Mandelieu to La Napoule, on an imposed course, on a road open to traffic and common to all participants.
Several “bases of life” are distributed along the course serving as refreshment. In case of malfunction of the GPS tracker provided by the organization, all material evidence (receipt) and immaterial (photos, videos) will be studied by the organization to validate the respect of the rules or not leading to disqualification.
The course through landscapes and panoramas, each one as sumptuous as the other, will make you discover in depth our regions and departments.
You will have the chance to follow in the footsteps of the champions in the mythical and legendary passes and to pass by the highest cycling summit in Europe at 2764 m of altitude, the Iseran pass
The road open to traffic is common to all categories. Checkpoints are spread along the route, to allow those who wish to come and encourage the real heroes. You have the choice to participate in the Race Across France with or without an assistance team that will take care of your food, sleep and health. You can also choose to participate in this event in relay teams of 2, 4 or 8 with your friends, teammates or colleagues.
The course is not marked but the course will be made available to participants as a GPX link.
Each participant has the possibility to leave a bag of maximum 20 liters at the “life bases” where he is supposed to leave it.
After having filled it with the things of his choice and having closed it, he can deposit it, before his departure at the reception base of his city of departure.
The organization provides the labeling for a better routing.
This bag is sent and dispatched by the organization to the “living bases” so that the participant can pick it up upon arrival.
When arriving at a base, each participant will have the possibility to take his bag himself in a place materialized for this purpose. When they leave the “base of life”, they deposit their bag in the place provided for this purpose. The bag is then brought back to the participant’s place of arrival by the organization.
300 K > No delestage bag
500 K > 1 Lightening bag
1000 K > 1 Ballast bag
1000 K > 2 Relief bags
The basics of life are
The bags are given to the competitor or to relatives, exclusively on presentation of the race number. The bags must be collected at the latest 1 hour after the closing of the race. Beyond that time, the runner will have to come himself to get his bag back, at his own expense, at the arrival base of Mandelieu-La Napoule or at the headquarters of the association.
The organization ensures the repatriation of the bags of the runners having abandoned, on the condition that their abandonment was recorded.
The time of repatriation depends on the logistic constraints and the organization cannot guarantee a complete repatriation of the bags before the end of the race.
As the contents of the bags are not checked, no dispute on the contents at the arrival is admissible. It is recommended not to put valuables in the bags.
Front light in working order
Rear light in working order
High visibility vest (offered by the organization)
Non-exhaustive and definitive list on 1.1.22
It is up to a runner in difficulty or seriously injured to call for help:
By calling the race headquarters (number on the frame plate)
By asking another runner to call for help
By using the SOS function on his GPS beacon
Each runner must assist any person in danger and call for help.
Samu – 15
Police Emergency – 17
Fire department – 18
General – 112 or 911
Do not forget that the environment and the race may cause you to wait longer than expected for help. Your safety will then depend on the quality of what you have put in your bag.
All the regulators and members of the organization are entitled to :
to put out of the race any competitor judged unfit to continue the event
to evacuate by any means the runners that they judge in danger.
to direct the patients to the most appropriate care structure
A runner who calls on a doctor or a first-aid worker submits to his authority and agrees to accept his decisions.
As soon as a runner’s state of health justifies treatment by means of an intravenous drip, he/she will be excluded from the race.
Any runner who voluntarily leaves the course is no longer under the responsibility of the organization.
The races are open to any person, male or female, 18 years old, licensed or not.
Registration is exclusively on the internet via the website www.raceacrossfrance.cc and secure payment by credit card.
The registration will be considered as complete and will be validated as soon as it includes the following elements for each runner:
Provide a specific medical certificate or sports license of the current year. It must be submitted on the runner’s space before June 22, 2021 (the organization does not accept medical certificates sent by email or mail). Attention: All medical certificates must be provided in French. We therefore strongly advise participants to use our official medical certificate form (already including the translation). Any untranslated certificate will be refused.
Provide a personal accident insurance certificate covering search and evacuation costs in France. It must be deposited on the runner’s space before June 30, 2021.
To have paid the registration fee.
If the medical certificate is not received by this date, the registration will be cancelled without refund.
No number will be attributed in the absence of the medical certificate and insurance certificate even if all the complementary actions to the registration are realized.
RACE ACROSS FRANCE® is aimed at all athletes in excellent physical condition. The participant must be able to evolve in semi-autonomy both during the day and at night and be fully aware of the difficulty of this discipline.
However, in order for your registration to be validated for the 2500 K and 1000 K distances, the organization will ask the participants registered for these distances for references to ensure your experience.
There are a total of 5 types of bikes accepted:
Standard (standard, compact, road)
Open (different types of bikes)
Bikes must be powered by human power only.
All members of a team must use the same type of bike.
If teams use different types of bikes, they will be placed in the Open category.
The Open category is limited to the types of bikes listed above. Invitations to participate in the Open category are at the discretion of the organizer. A participant or team may request the organization to enter the Open category. Circumstances must bring a unique perspective to the event and fit within the infrastructure currently in place.
Consideration will be given to participants in the Open category for an early start. All Open category participants must meet the defined deadlines. No participant will be considered a finisher after arriving outside of the organization’s time limit.
If circumstances require it, the organizer reserves the right to modify at any time the course, the starting times, the time barriers, the position of the refreshment and aid stations, and any other aspect related to the smooth running of the events.
In case of force majeure, very unfavorable weather conditions or any other circumstance endangering the safety of competitors, the organization reserves the right to :
postpone the start of the race by a maximum of a few hours
modify the time limits
cancel the event
neutralize the event
stop the event in progress
Modify the course
In case of cancellation of an event, for any reason whatsoever, decided more than 60 days before the start date, a partial refund of the registration fees will be made. The amount of this refund will be fixed in order to allow the organization to meet all the irrecoverable expenses incurred at the date of cancellation. In case of cancellation less than 59 days before the start of the race or in case of interruption of the race, for any reason whatsoever, no refund of registration fees will be made.
As of March 1, 2022, access to a drive will be provided to all participants. It includes all the elements necessary for the preparation of the event. Rules, GPX trace, and practical information such as the time limits, the locations of the “life bases” as well as the access places for the accompanying persons.
The association Ride Eat Sleep & Share has subscribed a civil liability insurance for the duration of the RACE ACROSS FRANCE® event.
The participant is fully aware that Ultra Distance Cycling is an extremely dangerous sport.
The participant is fully aware that he/she may be confronted with climatic conditions (rain, heat, cold, storms).
The participant is fully aware that the safety of the participant in such an event depends solely on his/her ability to adapt to the problems encountered.
The participant is fully aware that the role of the organizer is not to help him or her or to assist him or her in dealing with problems, even in case of technical damage or physical or mental problems.
The participant accepts by his registration without reservation and irrevocably all the extreme risks of the event and in particular of accident which can even lead to the death of the participant, and to bear alone the responsibility for any type of damage of which he would be victim which would result from his participation in the event.
The participant thus accepts to participate in the race at his/her own risk.
By accepting all the risks of this particularly dangerous event, the participant accepts, with full knowledge of the possible consequences, to discharge the entire responsibility of the organizer for any damage he/she may suffer as a result of the event and its organization and therefore waives any recourse against the organizer.
The present article constitutes a substantial element of the participant’s acceptance to compete in RACE ACROSS FRANCE® and more generally in the events organized by the Ride Eat Sleep & Share association and of the organizer’s acceptance to validate the registration of the said participant.
In return, the participant commits to :
Be present at the pre-race briefing / meeting and official ceremonies to which he/she is invited
Be present at the prize-giving ceremony if he/she is concerned
Agree to wear a GPS beacon provided by the organization at the start of the race, for the duration of the race; then to return this beacon at the end of their race by their own means and assume the cost of this beacon if it is destroyed, lost or damaged.
Be present at the starting area at least 20 minutes before the participant’s departure.
Accept and respect the rules of the event
Accept any decision of the organization and the regulators
Show goodwill towards the participants and the organization.
To have subscribed and to be insured by an insurance ” Accidental damage “.
All registration cancellations must be made directly in the runner’s area to activate the reimbursement if the cancellation insurance was taken out at registration.
No cancellations will be recorded by phone.
The reimbursement of the fees paid at registration will be made by a partial re-credit of the payment to the bank account associated with the credit card used at registration, under the following conditions.
The registration is nominative. It is not allowed to transfer the registration to another race or to another person for any reason whatsoever.
In case of accident or serious illness of the runner, it is necessary to provide a medical certificate signed and stamped by the doctor attesting to the contraindication to participate in the race for a total refund.
The cancellation of a registration or the non-participation in the race for which you are registered does not allow you to benefit from a priority registration for a later year.
Here are our refund conditions in case of cancellation
180 days and more before your departure date: 70% refund
Between 120 and 179 days before your departure date: 50% refund
Between 60 and 119 days before your departure date: 30% refund
No refund within 59 days prior to your departure date
It is specified that any request for refund related to the consequences of the COVID 19 making the organization or access to the event impossible, will not be guaranteed. The Covid 19 not being an unknown and sudden event as defined in point 1.1.1 definition of the general conditions of our partner accessible via your space.
Any person can at the time of registration subscribe to the cancellation guarantee for an additional cost proportional to the cost of the event on which the participant wishes to engage guaranteeing him a 100% refund if cancellation until 72 hours before departure.
The purpose of the guarantee is to allow the full reimbursement of the fees incurred for the registration in the event that a runner asks to cancel his registration without any reason.
Please note that when registering for the Ride Eat Sleep & Share events, a cancellation insurance is offered with the possibility to activate it without any reason until 72 hours before the start.
The organizer reserves the right to cancel the race or to modify the starting date of the race fifteen days at the latest before the planned departure date.
The participant accepts without reservation and irrevocably this right of cancellation or modification of the date of the race, so that his registration has been taken in full knowledge of the facts.
The participant renounces to engage the responsibility of the organizer in case of cancellation of the event or modification of its date or to ask for the payment of any indemnity in this respect.
In case of force majeure (in particular, bad weather conditions, security problems), the organizer reserves the right to stop the event in progress or to modify the course.
In case of modification of the date of the race, notably for meteorological reasons, the registration fees will not be refunded to the participant if he/she decides not to participate in the race for which he/she was registered.
The organizer reserves the right to change the race route and checkpoint locations at any time.
The entry fee includes in addition to your registration and access to the event
24 hour hotline during the event
Emergency number 24/24 during the event
Referral doctor 24/24 during the event
A GPS beacon to locate you
Alert button on GPS
Control of your equipment for your safety
24/24 presence at the Base de Vie
A team of super volunteers
A team of regulators on the course
Goodies of the partners
The GPX track (unmarked course)
The official cap
A helmet sticker
A frame sticker
A frame sticker with your name on it
Promotional codes from our partners
Partner refreshments at the finish line and base of life
Deposit and repatriation of the bags of delestage on base of life and arrival
GPX file of the course
Live tracking application
Live during the event
Pre-race press conference
Trophy for the podiums
Finisher Tee Shirt
A great personal satisfaction
Memories for life
Our eternal gratitude and that of your loved ones
Does not include
Search and repatriation insurance in case of accident
The assistance vehicle
The assistance team
The sending of the bags of delestage in case of abandonment
The registration is nominative. It is not allowed to transfer the registration to another distance or category or to another person for any reason.
The participant can transfer his registration until 45 days before the start to another distance or format for a transfer fee of 30 EUR. If the participant transfers from a higher priced race to a lower priced race, the difference will not be refunded to the athlete. If an athlete moves from a lower priced race to a higher priced race, the athlete will be charged the difference in addition to the transfer fee. A transfer within a full distance (if the organization has decided to limit entries) is not possible. A participant can only transfer his registration once.
If the participant wishes to transfer less than 45 days before the start of the race for which he/she has registered, the participant can transfer up to 15 days before the start of the race by paying a transfer fee of 50 EUR to the association Ride Eat Sleep & Share. If the participant transfers from a higher priced race to a lower priced race, the difference will not be refunded to the athlete. If an athlete transfers from a less expensive race to a more expensive race, the athlete will be charged the difference in addition to the transfer fee. A transfer in a full event is not possible. A participant may only transfer once.
For reasons of safety and the smooth running of each event, the organization recommends the following equipment:
It is important to note that the equipment must be adapted to one’s own abilities.
In particular, you should not choose the lightest possible clothes in order to save a few grams, but prefer clothes that really allow good protection against cold, wind and snow, and therefore better safety and performance.
Rear derailleur charger
Small multi function knife
American Scotch tape
Smartphone quad lock
Brake pad x1 set
2 water bottles minimum with a total volume of 1,5 liter.
3 tire changers
Patches and glue
Down jacket (short sleeves)
Long sleeve jersey (long sleeve merino jersey)
Base layer long
Base layer short
Gore tex jacket
It is important for your safety to focus your equipment on clear and visible clothing.
CONTROL the follow-up vehicle. Campers, camper vans, will not be able to follow the whole course and will have to use a “second route” on certain portions which will be communicated by the organization on the day of the registration.
The discharge of waste water in an unauthorized place is a reason for disqualification.
All vehicles participating in the event must be inspected.
Media vehicles may provide support if needed. However, they may not be used as a support vehicle. Media vehicles and drivers must be inspected and must follow all rules.
The following applies to the operation of support vehicles:
All tracking vehicles must use approved headlights.
The following applies to the operation of assistance vehicles: All assistance vehicles must use approved headlights; The assistance vehicle must have the hazard warning lights on at all times.
Must not block or impede the progress of another participant or support vehicle.
Must travel at the speed of traffic and not follow the participant.
Must not overtake the participant more than four times per hour, except in the case of leapfrog support.
Do not ride or block private driveways of residences without permission.
Do not stop on the road. When stopping, support vehicles must park in a safe location that does not interfere with traffic. If a follow-up vehicle breaks down, the support team must immediately notify the organization HQ, indicating the location of the participant and the distance traveled.
The participant grants the organizer the right to use his image directly or in derivative form throughout the world and expressly waives his right to image rights during the event, as well as waiving any recourse against the organizer and its approved partners for the use made of his image.
Only the organization can transmit this image right to any media, via an accreditation or an adapted license.
Race Across France is a legally registered trademark. Any communication about the event or use of images of the event must respect the name of the event, the registered trademarks and with the official agreement of the organization.
The association Ride Eat Sleep & Share is the owner of the exploitation rights of the event it organizes under the legally registered brand name RACE ACROSS FRANCE. Any still or filmed image of the event is therefore the exclusive property of the organizer. Any communication about the event or the use of the event in any form or medium whatsoever must respect the name of the event, the registered trademark and with the express agreement of the organizer.
Any commercial use of the name and/or images of the event can only be made after a written agreement resulting from a written and detailed request.
Any dispute arising out of or in connection with the RACE ACROSS FRANCE event shall be submitted exclusively to the Court of Arbitration for Sport located in Lausanne, Switzerland, in accordance with the Code of Sports-related Arbitration.
According to our ethical charter, any ostentatious display of political and/or religious messages or images during the event is forbidden.
According to the French law of August 6, 1978, and in accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD EU 2016/679), any competitor has the right to access and rectify data concerning him/her.
The information is collected within the framework of a registration to one of the races of the Ride Eat Sleep & Share association for the needs of the organization, and in particular that of identifying each competitor individually in order to communicate to him before, during or after the event any information related to his participation.
All the data of the runner is kept for a period of 10 years, renewable at each registration, corresponding to the legal period of conservation of the medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of Ultra Distance cycling. Beyond these 10 years, and except explicit authorization of the runner, all the data are deleted except name, first name, date of birth, gender and nationality to maintain the classifications.
Any request to modify data can be made
By mail to the following address
the association Ride Eat Sleep & Share
11 Rue Childebert 69002 Lyon
By email to the following address: email@example.com
Any request for access or modification of personal data will be processed as soon as possible after receipt of the request, within a maximum period of 1 month.
According to the French law of August 6, 1978, you have the right to access and rectify any information concerning you. This information is only used within the organization and concerns technical data such as your e-mail. The organization does not use your data for any other purpose. In accordance with the law, each runner has the right to access and rectify his or her personal data. To do so, please send us an e-mail mentioning your name, first name and race number.