Défi Grand Blanc - Sobaka Challenge

Montchavin - Les Coches

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Défi Grand Blanc - Sobka Challenge
Salle Marcel Pignard
Les Coches
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
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Sobaka Challenge is a recently formed association that promotes the "development and practice of sled sports on snow and on land".
A stage of the challenge will be organised in Montchavin - Les Coches in partnership with the commune of La Plagne Tarentaise and the tourist office on 10, 11 & 12 March 2023. All the heats will be run in the evening after the slopes close.

On the programme
- Friday 10 March: Prologue. The Canicross Blanc starts from the village centre (Montchavin) and finishes at Les Coches ice rink.

- Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 March: Timed heats. Starting and finishing at Les Coches ice rink.
The routes have been traced by Steve SAMSON, the resort's musher, and explore the area of Plan Bois, le Sauget and the valley of Les Bauches.
The mushers' village (Stake Out) will be set up in Les Coches below the ice rink. Spectators will be able to see the daily life and preparation of the dogs and their masters for the competition.
(Please note, no visiting dogs are allowed)

Categories:
- Canicross Blanc: 1 racer + 1 dog
- Ski Joring: 1 skier + 2 or 4 dogs
- Sleds: 6 or 8 dogs

The races:
They range from 4 to 15 km depending on the category. The races are held in two rounds, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday, and the ranking is done by adding the two times.
The two, three and four dog categories are on courses of 7 to 8 km per round.
The five, six or eight dog categories are on courses of 12 to 15 km.

The race is affiliated to the French Federation of Sled Sports (FFST)
Prices
Free of charge.
Opening
From Friday 10 to Sunday 12 March 2023.
Languages spoken
French

Défi Grand Blanc - Sobaka Challenge

Salle Marcel Pignard
Les Coches
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches