GlaGla Race 2020 : videos, photos & results

The GlaGla Race 2020 is over ! Congratulations Sonni Hönscheid, Titouan Puyo and every single one of the record 637 paddlers who completed a memorable bucket list race around Lake Annecy here in the freezing cold but very sunny French Alps.

Full GlaGla Race 2020 results here

Official GlaGla Race 2020 video

Photos

The GlaGla Race by Blue1310 – communication agency Annecy

The GlaGla Race 2020 by Philippe Millet

 

GlaGla 2020 : A special thank you before anything else

GlaGla Race super team !

Before publishing the photos of the champions, the magnificent views of the lake and the 650 paddlers, .. thanks our great team! Probably the best team of volunteers in the world! There were 35 of them working like crazy for a week to prepare everything, manage everything on race day and put everything away afterwards!

A special thank you to Sarah who spends a lot of time and energy making the GlaGla Race and all stages of the Alpine Lakes Tour a success!

GlaGla Race Super team 2

Avant de publier les photos des champions, les magnifiques vues sur le lac et les 650 paddleurs,.. Merci à notre super équipe ! Probablement la meilleure équipe de bénévoles au monde ! Ils étaient 35 à bosser comme des malades pendant une semaine pour tout préparer, tout gérer le jour de la course et tout ranger après !

Un merci tout spécial à Sarah qui consacre énormément de temps et d’énergie à faire de la GlaGla Race et de toutes les étapes de l’Alpine Lakes Tour des succès !

Fiona Wylde is ready for the GlaGla Race

Fiona Wylde GlaGla RaceFiona Wylde arrived in France one week before the GlaGla Race and was on the lake last sunday for a training session with Alain Teurquetil and Annecy Stand Up Paddle Club.

We asked her a few questions while she was on her way to go skiing in Chamonix !

Question 1 : A SUP race in the middle of winter in the Alps… on lake, what a strange idea don’t you think?

When I told my friends and family that I was coming to France for a race in the mountains in January, I got some pretty strange looks. Sure, it’s a different type of race and a bit unusual, but those are the best experiences!! I’m really excited to race, whatever the weather may be!

Question 2 : You arrived a week ago and came to a training session last sunday in Talloires. What was your first impression of the place, the lake ?

It’s been really nice to arrive early. I got here a week and a half before the race so I can enjoy the mountains skiing and get a few good paddles in before the race. Paddling with the Sunday crew was spectacular!! The local group here in Annecy is really strong and very passionate! It was fun to get on the water with everybody, especially with Alain leading us in Interval Training! 😜

Question 3 : Are you ready 😉 ?

3) I’m really looking forward to it!

Thanks Fiona enjoy you stay in Annecy and good luck for the races !

 

Ty Judson arrived in France one week before the GlaGla Race

Ty Judson will be at the GlaGla Race

Hi Ty! We are super excited to welcome you at the GlaGla Race! What does it represent for a waterman such as yourself who is used to warm conditions, waves and saltwater, to race in the Alps in the middle of winter?

I find that racing in potentially sub zero temperatures is a novelty, but with the higher level of athletes attending it turns into a challenge. Having the likes of Titouan Puyo, Ludovic Teulade and Martin Vitry you always know that when you get on the start line it’s going to be as competitive of a race as any.

Ty Judson NSP team

There are more and more NSP riders attending the GlaGla Race, can you tell us more about the team?

The NSP team is a very tight knit family that I’ve grown to know and love. No matter where we are in the world, we always find the time to come together, have some fun and put on a show. I feel honoured to have been adopted into this amazing team. Having someone like Titouan Puyo to help guide the way as a mentor, fellow competitor, brother and friend has been something of an invaluable experience to me. I can’t wait to see what 2020 brings for me and the team.

Ty judson waves

What board are you intending to use for the GlaGla Race?

For the GlaGla Race 2020, I’ll be using the NSP Carolina. It definitely gives me the advantage for any condition Annecy has to throw at me.

You’re coming for the GlaGla Race, but the ski resorts aren’t that far away, are you planning on skiing during your stay?

That’s about all I’ll be doing during my stay here in France. I’ll be with the NSP Team (my second family) in Valmorel snowboarding, cross country skiing, mountaineering etc. – most of which are brand new to me, which I’m super excited to experience!

A paddler from South Korea at the GlaGla Race !

Ray from KoreaYu-hwan Ray In is the first Korean to participate in the GlaGla Race. We asked him a few questions…

Hello Ray ! You are the first Korean participating in the GlaGla Race ! Could tell us who you are, how long have you been practicing stand up paddling, where do you usually paddle ?

I am a SUP enthusiast. I have been practicing paddling since 2016. I paddle in Han river in Seoul normally and east coast of Korea. Normally I go paddling early in the morning before my work. In 2019, I joined Asian SUP Tour held in South Korea and HK.

Second question : Are you coming to France especially for the GlaGla Race ? Why did you choose to register ? What are you expecting ?

GlaGla Race is the only reason for me to go to France. I expect to see lots of paddlers who don’t really care about cold. I would like to feel the atmosphere there and love to see the beautiful scenery of the Alps. Just enjoying~~, that’s the lifestyle I would like to have in my mid 40s.

Ray from South Korea

More about the GlaGla Race

Alpine Lakes Tour 2020! Save the dates! everything is changing (almost)

Alpine Lakes Tour 2020

Happy new year ! We prepared a brand new Alpine Lakes Tour with a new race and many changes in the racing program !

In 15 days we start with the famous GlaGla Race ! Registration is still open but don’t be too late, prices are going up for late comers next monday !

Alpine Lakes Tour 2020 schedule

  • January 17-19th : The GlaGla Race, Talloires Lake Annecy
  • April 18-19th : Alpine Lakes Tour Canal de Savières et lac du Bourget
  • May 29-31st : Leman Crossing : 82 km across Lake Geneva on 4 person racing SUPs !
  • June 7th : Very Flat Race (Lake Aiguebelette)
  • July 16th : Summer kids paddle battle Evian
  • September 19-20th : Alpine Paradise Race – Aosta Valley (Lake Place de Moulin
  • October 10-11th : Inland waters french SUP race championships

 

GlaGla Race 2020 Poster / L’affiche de la GlaGla Race 2020

Affiche GlaGla Race 2020

Vous pouvez la télécharger en haute définition (pdf) ici / You can download it here (pdf)

  1. Pour s’inscrire à la GlaGla Race
  2. To register for the GlaGla Race

GlaGla Race 2020 : What’s new ? 40 days to go !

banderole glagla race 2020

6 weeks to go ! One of the biggest races in the world is just around the corner — sign up for the « GlaGla Race » today and join us in the French Alps from 17-19 January ! (la version française est ici)

Check our latest news on our new multilingual website ! Go Go GlaGla !!

Register now !

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GlaGla Race 2020 : What’s new ?

Discount up to 25% on ski passes in Le Grand-Bornand (30 km from Talloires)

You are coming to Talloires in winter for the GlaGla Race, take the opportunity to enrich your experience with a ski trip from 3 days to a week at le Grand-Bornand, ski resort and mountain village 30 km from Talloires.

Le Grand bornand partenaire de la GlaGla Race

Le Grand-Bornand is offering all GlaGla Race 2020 registrants a 35% discount on ski passes for people staying 2 days or more at le Grand-Bornand. For more information and to book your stay, you can talk to Perrine or send her a message. ( tel : 0033 (0)4 50 02 78 06 – e-mail : reservation@legrandbornand.com or via Le Grand-Bornand website )

Le Grand-Bornand also offers a special offer for all participants, on presentation of their GlaGla Race ticket: 25 € the day pass instead of 36 €, or 30% discount.

-> More information about skiing at the GlaGla Race

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GlaGla Race 2020 : it’s time to register !

GlaGla Race Talloires lac d'Annecy

71 days to go before the GlaGla Race 2020 ! Time goes fast ! It’s time to register if you want to better prepare your stay at Lake Annecy.

Version française de cet article ici

The 7th annual edition of this unique event looks set to attract one of the largest fields in the world, with a stunning backdrop of snow-covered mountains providing a picturesque paddling experience for the 800 competitors expected on the start line in Talloires, Lake Annecy.

How to prepare for the GlaGla Race 2020 ?

1. Register : The first step to mark your commitment to the challenge !

Buy online via the Weezevent module

If it doesn’t work try this link or send us an e-mail : info@alpinelakestour.com

GlaGlaRace Grand Bornand 2020

2. Book you stay at le Grand-Bornand

You are coming to Talloires in winter for the GlaGla Race, take the opportunity to enrich your experience with a ski trip from 3 days to a week at Grand-Bornand, ski resort and mountain village 30 km from Talloires.

Le Grand-Bornand is offering all GlaGla Race 2020 registrants a 35% discount on ski passes for people staying 2 days or more at The Grand-Bornand. For more information and to book your stay, you can talk to Perrine or send her a message. ( tel : 0033 (0)4 50 02 78 06 –  e-mail : reservation@legrandbornand.com or via Le Grand-Bornand website )

Le Grand-Bornand also offers a special offer for all participants, on presentation of their GlaGla Race ticket: 25 € the day pass instead of 36 €, or 30% discount.

hotel clos marcel duingt

3. Book your accommodation

To get a nice accommodation close to the beach of Talloires (where the GlaGla Race is taking place), book your accommodation quickly !

A few recommandations : in Talloires : Les Alerions & Florimontane. You can also check the special GlaGla Race page made by Lake Annecy Tourist office or check Les sources du lac website.

Glagla race : winter and cold

4. Check safety instructions

The GlaGla Race is open to competitors of all levels but as it’s happening in the middle of winter it may be cold and the water temperature is around 4 to 6°c (39 to 43 F) and so you need a dry suit or wetsuit and a good warm up.

Safety instructions in English are here.

glagla race check list

5. Make you check list

Making your check list enables you to be 100% ready before leaving, it also gets you in the mind of the race, it’s like you are already there, getting focused before the start signal is issued !

training the cold

6. Build your training program

It getting colder and harder to go out so the GlaGla Race is a good way to get motivated to train when it’s getting cold and stay in a good shape and enjoy the pleasure of doing things that you would not have done otherwise.

motivation and friends

7. Motivate your friends! It’s easier and more fun when we are numerous

The GlaGla Race is a more than a race, it’s a experience that you can share with friends and in which you will make new friends ! Rare moments and memories for life !

glagla race training

8. Share photos & videos about your training sessions for the GlaGla Race !

People come from many countries for the GlaGla Race (22 in 2019), sharing your photos and videos about your training is a nice way to get in touch with other participants ! You can share them on the Alpine Lakes Tour Facebook page or on the Alpine Lakes tour group page !

Contact us if you have more ideas or questions  : info@alpinelakestour.com

More info about the GlaGla Race 2020

POP & FAT Race + DWC : J-1 ! One day to go !

POP Race & FAT Race + Dragon World Championships

350 participants sont attendus ce week-end sur la POP & FAT + Dragon World Championships à Talloires ! Les prévisions météo sont mauvaises pour samedi et bonne pour dimanche !

350 registered participants for the very special POP & FAT Race + Dragon World Championships in Talloires ! Weather forecast : bad for saturday and good for sunday !

Vous trouverez ici des informations concernant le programme, le retrait des dossards et la sécurité.

Les dernières infos à jour sont publiées sur la page http://alpinelakestour.com/ et notre page Facebook. / Latest updated info on our facebook page and our website.

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