NEW IN 2017 – Time checkpoints
To allow more recreationnal skaters in the adventure we have decided to organize a Gruppetto for skaters who would be late at the 2 first check points.
Skaters or rollerskiers that are « Hors délai » but within a reasonnable time will be allowed to continue within a « Gruppetto » that will be escorted by 2 volunteers with bikes:
– reach Chanaz (km22) later than 8h45 (18km/h original speed) but before 8h58 (15km/hbase speed)
– reach Yenne (km35) later than 9h30 (18km/h original speed) but before 9h54 (15km/h base speed)
Late skaters that are within the preceeding time windows:
– can go on to km53 (Champagneux)
– will have to wait for the « Gruppetto »: groupof skaters escorted by a « forward bike » and the road closing bike & car
Some fixed volunteers might not be in place anymore when this Gruppetto comes to a crossroad: the escort will then wait for everuybody in order to cross the crossroad with a compact group at a relatively slow speed. The skaters in the Gruppetto will all be asked to stop at km53 (this also concerns Rollerskis)
Minimal speed target: 15km/h
Welcome to the official 2017 Roll’Athlon 100 website !
Do you enjoy roller-skating as a recreative hobby, or as a sporting practise? Do you enjoy competition and a long-distance challenge? Then it’s time for you to join us on the Roll’Athlon 100! Put your in-line skates on and take part in Europe’s longest race of this kind on a 103 kilometres long scenic course, between Motz and Seyssel in Southeastern France. Come and live an exciting and unique event.
For the 4th year, Rollathlon 100 – 2017 will be a stage of the « Coupe de France de Marathon Roller » (French in line marathon cup).
This sixth edition of Roll’Athlon 100 will be held on Sunday June 18th, 2017.
See you soon on the starting line!
Still hesitating? Visit the Bonus page, check the results of all editions and enjoy photos & videos,..
The Organizing Team
Roll’Athlon 100 will take place in the Seyssel area, in France.
Roll’Athlon 100 Village and reception centre (registration, check-in, number allocation, pack pick-up and refreshments) will be located around the Tourist Office in Seyssel.
Address: 2 chemin de la Fontaine 74910 Seyssel.
GPS data: Latitude: 45.9591 and Longitude: 5.8369
WARNING: due to building work and other events concerning the Tourist Office of Seyssel, the reception center may be moved 200m (opposite of the firemens building). To be confirmed in april/may.
Starting line : All races will start from Motz, 3 km away from the Roll’Athlon 100 Village in Seyssel (74). You can get there by car (car park available) or even better, skate from the Village towards the line, using the cycle lane, for a quick warm-up.
Finish line : The finish line will be located within the Roll’Athlon 100 Village.
You will find all the strategic spots as shown in the map section.
Race course description
They include four different races:
– Inline Roll’Athlon 100: 103 km, chip timing
– Roller Ski : 67 km, timed event
– Recreative and leisure skating: 53 or 103 km, untimed event
– The Via Rhôna
A foretaste of what the Léman-Méditerranée 700 kilometres cycle path looks like. You will use it four times. This is a wide traffic-free path with an excellent surface. To be discovered without any moderation!
– Road with moderate traffic
On the major part of the race, you will use a semi-dedicated road (similar to cycling race itineraries). Do not be too concerned with the traffic: around 50 motorbikes and a hundred volunteers will take care of your safety along the road. Skate on the right side of the road and remain vigilant nevertheless.
– Traffic-free road
Both sides of the road can be used on the first few kilometres of the race within a 5-minute time limit after the passage of the leading skaters. (After that time the left side of the road will be reopened to the traffic).
Three main rising slopes will give your heart rate a kick, out of this mostly flat and winding 103-kilometres race course along the river Rhône:– a 700-meters slope, right after the first kilometre
– a 1.1-kilometres ascent coming out of Chanaz (km 22, 1st climber intermediate sprint). And finally,
– a 3.7 kilometers ascent when exiting Anglefort (from km 96 to km 100), divided into three slopes separated by flat and slightly downhill sections: 1 km in Anglefort, 500 m in Mieugy and finally 300 m at the top of the hill, with the 2nd climber intermediate sprint at Corbonod (Rhémoz).
Downhill sections along the race course are rather gentle, and don’t present any particular difficulty, and they will be clearly signposted ahead.
Many signposts will be placed along the track to provide you with essential information (warning signs, directions and so on and so forth…). Pay great attention to them, they are here for your safety !
Here are a few examples of the signposts you will find:
Eight (8) Beverage and Food stations will be placed at regular intervals along the race course.
Please, refer to the distance table below.
Time limits at checkpoints
For security reasons, the following four checkpoints must be cleared by all competitors before the allowed time limits and for all events (race and recreative):
– Km 22, Chanaz: 1hr 15 mins, and must be cleared by 8h45 am. Average speed from Motz: 18 km/h
– Km 36, Yenne: 2 hrs 00 mins, must be cleared by 9:30 am. Average speed from Motz: 18 km/h
– Km 53, Champagneux dam: 3hrs 00 mins, must be cleared by 10:30 am. Average speed from Motz: 17.7 km/h
– Km 78, end of the Via Rhôna: 4 hrs 20 mins, must be cleared by 11:50 am. Average speed from Motz: 18 km/h
Competitors exceeding the time limit will be disqualified. Disqualified competitors will be taken back to Seyssel (finish line) on a bus shuttle. The 103-kilometre distance has to be covered within 6 hours (i.e. at an average speed of 17.2 km/h) and, therefore both 103-kilometre events will come to an end by 1:30 pm.
Checkpoints and distance table
Information for the riders
Runner number and welcome pack
You’ll receive your competitor number and a welcome pack when you check-in at the Tourist Office of Seyssel.
5.00 p.m. – Opening of the Roll’Athlon 100 Village in Seyssel (74)
5.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. – Registration, check-in and competitor number allocation, Maison de Pays, Seyssel (74)
5:30 p.m. – Opening of the overnight accomodation in Seyssel: MFR & municipal gymnasium
7:00 p.m. – Opening of the catering facilities for dinner in Seyssel village hall (Pasta party)
10:00 p.m. – Closing time of the Village, the registration office and catering facilities.
Check the global map of Seyssel, the Roll’Athlon100 village and other facilities further on this page.
4:30 a.m. – Opening of the catering facilities for breakfast at Seyssel village hall
5:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. – Last registrations and competitor number allocations,
7:20 a.m. – Setting up of the starting lines for each and every event
7:30 a.m. – Simultaneous start for all in-line skaters of Roll’Athlon 100 event: both male and female competitors or recreative skaters. Starting line will be in place according to federal requirements.
7:40 a.m. – Rollerskis start
9:00 a.m. – Opening of the Roll’Athlon 100 Village
10:30 a.m. – Roll’Athlon 103 km, first competitors cross the finishing line
First 3 skaters of both male and female category gets their photo taken on the podium upon arrival
2:00 p.m. – Awards ceremony
All given times are subject to changes.
The event will go on rain or shine (so bring on your rain wheels just in case).
Awards and Prizes
The first 3 competitors of each race, and of both male and female category, will get a reward.
A cash prize will be given to the top 10 males and top 10 females of the Roll’Athlon 100.
Like on the Tour de France, the best intermediate sprinter as well as the best hill climber will be rewarded. Four sprint zones will give the leading skaters an opportunity to establish themselves:
Two « Intermediate sprints »
– Km 36 in Yenne
– Km 67 in Brens
Two « Best hill Climber » sprints
– Km 23, Chanaz’s hill
– Km 100 in the third and last difficulty of the day: The hill of Anglefort in Corbonod (Rhémoz).
Points will be awarded for each intermediate sprints. The overall best sprinter and climber will get an award on the podium.
You can register online on the Sport-up website and pay with a credit card.
Online registration will remain opened up until June 10th, provided that the maximum number of participants allowed will not have reached its limit by that date.
No extra cost will be charged by the service provider for online registration and payment.
Please download and print your registration form here (.pdf), and forward it.
Postal Address Roll’Athlon 100:
Chez Françoise GIRARD
63 route de Prairod
74910 Seyssel – France
Payment (Euro cash only) is to be made on the day of the event at the registration office. Your postal registration must have reached us by June 10th at the latest. No further registration will be accepted beyond that date.
On the day
You can register at the Tourist Office on Saturday (5:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.) and on the day of the event day (5 a.m. till 6:30 a.m.). All cash payments must be made in Euros.
Please notice that « on the day » registration will be charged 5€ more for the two timed event (Roller 103km and Rollerski) for your chip rentable.
Early birds get the best deal! Registration fees vary according to the calendar shown in the table below:
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Please note that a fully refundable deposit of €60 will be requested on the day of the competition for the timing chip equipment.
Race rules, French version only, click here.
By registering, you implicitly agree to abide by the rules, terms and conditions of the competition.
The races are opened to participants of 18 years old or above, on the date of the event (born before June 1st 1998). A written parental consent is mandatory for competitors aged 17 and they will be asked to present it at the check-in desk when collecting their race number.
It is mandatory for all participants to wear appropriate protective headgear. Wrist, knee and elbow pads are also recommended.
License/Medical certificate: All participants must show a valid competition license (or a copy) or a valid medical certificate, issued no earlier than three months prior to the event. Both license and medical certificate must confirm your ability to take part in a roller-skating competition.
You will have to provide those documents, at the latest, on the day of the race when picking up your race number.
Beware: if you forget your license or medical certificate or if either of these documents prove to be unlegible, we will have to turn you down.
We offer the following options:
Camping free of charge
We are very grateful to Seyssel Municipal Council for putting the local football pitch and its facilities (toilets, showers) at our disposal to be used as a campsite free of charge. Just bring your tent, respect your fellow campers and keep the place tidy. Address: Stade du Fier, Road Nr D991 (next to the « Zone de l’Ile Sud ») in Seyssel 74910.
– Municipal Gym, a 10-minute stroll from the Roll’Athlon 100 Village. Bring your mattress or camp bed and sleeping bag. The facilities include toilets, washing facilities and showers.
Booking is compulsory and must be made well in advance when submiting your registration. There’s a limited number of places and they are booked on a first come, first served basis. There won’t be any further admittance for this facility on the day of the event.
This option also includes dinner and breakfast. The gym will be opened from Saturday 5:30 p.m. up until Sunday 3:00 p.m. It is strongly advised not to leave any of your belongings on the premices at any time as the facility will remain unsupervised. We advise you to store your belongings at our cloakroom in the Tourist office.
Price per person: € 23
Address: Gymnase Municipal, 21 rue des Oudets, 74910 Seyssel
– Maison familiale Rurale, at 10-minute stroll from the Roll’Athlon 100 Village. 4-single bed shared rooms. You only need your sleeping bag. See some pictures of the Seyssel MFR there.
Booking is compulsory and must be made well in advance when submiting your registration. There’s a limited number of places offered and they are booked on a first come, first served basis.
This option also includes dinner and breakfast. Maison Familiale Rurale (MFR) will be opened from Saturday 5:30 p.m. and up to Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Price per person: € 32
Address: MFR, 6 rue des Oudets, 74910 Seyssel
These two options can (and should) be booked and paid together with your registration to the event (online or mail).
For further information or to make a booking, please send an email to email@example.com
Our partners welcome you!
Our accomodation partners will be pleased to welcome you with special prices (from Wednesday 15th, for one or more nights):
The area has a wide choice of accommodations to offer including camp sites, inns, traditional French gîtes, hotels and more. Check it out on our local Tourist office website below:
– Pays de Chautagne, click here
– Pays de Seyssel, click here
– Around Belley
A pasta party will take place on the evening of Saturday June 17th. This must also be pre-booked when you registrate. There won’t be any further admittance on the night.
Food will be dished out from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the Seyssel’s village hall, next to the Tourist Office.
On Sunday morning, breakfast will be served from 4:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. at the Seyssel’s village hall. This must also be pre-booked at the time of your registration. There won’t be any further admittance on that morning.
To keep you going at the end of the race, you will find a final food and water station once the finish line crossed.
There will be a caf’ in the Roll’Athlon 100 Village with a range of soft drinks, coffee, as well as nibbles such as sandwiches and cakes.
Visitors accompanying competitors are welcome. Accommodation and meals can be booked before June 10th 2017:
– By registering and paying online on the Sport-up website
– By email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment (only Cash in €) at the registration office on the D-day.
There again, there won’t be any possibility for further admittance on the day.
Accompanying people are not authorized to follow riders along the races whether driving or biking.
A cloakroom for your luggage will be available in the tourist office of Seyssel on Sunday from 5:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
How to get there
GPS data: Latitude: 45.9591 and Longitude: 5.8369
– The Roll’Athlon 100 village is 1 km far from the Seyssel-Corbonod railway station.
You can one reach it from Lyon (1h10), Geneva (45′), or Bellegarde-sur-Valserine (20′: TGV link to Paris (2h40), Marseille (3h15)).
– 15 km from A40 Motorway, Exit No. 11
– 25 km from A41 Motorway, Exit No. 15
By Air + Train
– 50 km from Geneva International airport
Motz and Seyssel Map
Please feel free to get in touch with the organizing team for further information at: email@example.com