Rougemont - Sport
The Rougemont-Videmanette race returns on July 12.
The Rougemont-Videmanette run will once again be attracting mountain running enthusiasts to Rougemont on July 12. A group of enthusiasts has decided to relaunch the event, some twenty years after its disappearance. It should be remembered that the race was run for the first time in 1985. It didn’t take long to find its devotees, a record 468 runners stood on the starting line in 1991. A few big names of the time took the event in their stride: Michel Marchon (European champion), Madeleine Nyffenegger (European champion), Frenchman, Thierry Icart and the Austrian runner, Elisabeth Heinzle. Ten years later the event would disappear when the committee of the time ran out of steam.
This year the race is back on over a 7.6 kilometre course with a vertical climb of 1,200 m and a mix of hiking trails, forest paths and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. This is a demanding route that will take participants from the start, at the Videmanette car park, to the top of the gondola at an altitude of 2,200 meters. There will be three refreshment stations along the course, at 3.4 km, 5.4 km and 7.6 km. The fastest runners can also win prizes for an intermediate sprint.