2 weeks to go before GlaGla Race 2017 ! Over 300 participants registered so far and registration is still open. For more info read SUPRacer article and watch the teaser below.
INFO ABOUT GLAGLA RACE 2018 here
The GlaGla Race is definitely not your average SUP race. While paddleboarding usually conjures up images of boardshorts, sun and sand, GlaGla takes the opposite approach. Instead of sand it’ll be snow, and in place of boardies you’ll find full-length winter gear.
But those paddlers who aren’t afraid of the cold will certainly be rewarded: Lake Annecy (or lac d’Annecy) is a beautiful part of the world, with the Alps rising high above the lake to create lasting imagery.
Named after the French equivalent of “Brrr, it’s freezing!” the “GlaGla” race will be a very special way to kick off the new year. For those who can make the trip to the Alps near the border between France and Switzerland, the event offers a full day of winter racing with several different courses on offer, while the sight of 300+ paddlers charging off the line will surely be something to behold (let’s get those drones going). »
On January 21st, 2017, the 4th edition of the GlaGla Race (understand the Brrrr Brrrr Race in French … as in freezing COLD!) is taking place in Talloires, Lake Annecy – France.
For the latest edition, 200 paddlers from all regions of France and also from Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland, took on the GlaGla Race challenge : paddling in the Alps in the middle of winter, on a lake at 6°c! In 2015 the water temperature was 4°c! As the number of participants double each year, we expect at least 300 paddlers in 2017. For the first time this year there will be €3,500 prize money for the Long Distance (Men & Women) races.
Sunday April 17th Lake Aiguebelette, Savoy – France. The FLAT RACE, 2nd stop of the Alpine Lakes Tour 2016 took place in a nature reserve. The lake Aiguebelette is a preserved area where motor boat are banned. It’s a sheltered area famous for rowing where the world championships tooks place last year.
The night before the race, a big storm came up and shook the tents already installed on the beach. The rain stopped at 6 am and the lake was perfectly flat as the Long Distance started. Then the rain came back and lasted until the award ceremony.
The Teulade Brothers, Ludovic and Jérémy came up first before Philippe Lachenal (2015 Alpine Lakes Tour winner). In the main category (12’6 hard boards men), the podium is totally international with Leandro Cruz from Brazil (1st), Hakim Dridah from Switzerland (2nd) and Luca Di Silvestre from Italy (3rd).
With 4 stops in 2 weeks and the Alpine SUP camp, for all stand up paddle and wide open mountain spaces addicts, it is an exciting time !
It started on Lake Roselend (with the famous Pierra Mountain above), a pure emerald green mountain lake with an XXL SUP Camp supervised by Eric Terrien.
Eric then won the long distance and technical race in Roselend and the SUPer LAP Race in Tignes !
This week-end, after the white summits of the Savoie, the Alpine Lakes Tour is heading towards the largest European lake, Lake Geneva, with 2 stops in 2 days : one on the French side in Sciez with a long distance race going up to the picturesque village of Yvoire, a short race, a technical and kid race, Red Paddle Co (and others brands) tests and also a GladiaSUP to relax afterwards. (a stand up paddle contest with inflatable obstacles)
On sunday August the 2nd, less than 30 kilometers from Sciez, a totally different stop in the city of Geneva in Switzerland. The race format is going to be more technical and fun with a SUPer LAP Race. The Super Lap concept is pretty simple: During a multi-lap race, each participant gets to take a shortcut on one lap of their choice. The key here is that each paddler gets to choose when they take the Super Lap. This throws up so many interesting possibilities that turns the race into an unpredictable, tactical battle.
8.30 am : Registration confirmation and bib pick up 10 am : Long and short distance races start 1 pm : GladiaSUP 2 pm : Kid Race 2-4 pm : Red Paddle 2015 range test (and others brands) 3.30 pm : Technical Race 5 pm : award ceremony 6 pm : Red Circus concert
Sunday August, 2nd : Geneva
10.30 am : Registration confirmation and bib pick up 11.30 am : Super LAP Race first round 12.30 am : Lunch at the Tropical Corner 1 pm : parents and kids contest 2 pm : Super LAP Race 2nd round 3 pm : Award ceremony
Benoit Mouren (widiwici) tel : +33(6) 85 85 6006 / mail : firstname.lastname@example.org More info. : www.alpinelakestour.com
After the underground Lake Leonard in Switzerland, and Lake Aiguebelette, the Alpine Lakes Tour next stop this week end is in Annecy. It’s the first time ever that a SUP Race is taking place in the heart of the city of Annecy, famous for its old town and canal.
This very special event mixes entertaining activities and sprint, short, long distances races + a technical race.
A Paddle Yoga session will be held on saturday afternoon.
Thanks to our main sports partner Red Paddle Co, Tests, sprint races, crazy games and the kid race will be free !
The Beach Race is going to be held in the evening (at 7 pm) to catch the very nice sunset light.
The Long Distance -15 km-, a record for an Alpine Lakes Tour race, is going to be held on Sunday Morning (at 9 am) to have a very still and clear lake. Don’t miss it !
The Route is a new one starting from Les Marquisats beach in Annecy, crossing towards the village of Veyrier, then along the shore up to the Menthon Castle. The the racers will cross again the lake towards the “lagoon”, a part of the lake where the water is very clear.
The last part follow the shore to the starting point in les Marquisats.