|Saturday 09th May 2020||07h00||Jet Ranch, Mare Longue||9 hours|
Opening of the post at 05h30 / closing of start check at 06h45.
The departure of the RR40 on May 09, 2020 is schedule at 07:00 at Jet Ranch, located on the Road ‘’Les Mares’’ in the central plateau of the island. The race track is relatively a smooth route for running on the first kms of the race then you will start the descent with 6 kms in the heart of the endemic forest of the Black River Gorges National Park. This area has a wet ground with 500 m to the ‘’Radier des Gorges’’. As from there, you will have 1.5 km of flat ground in the heart of the endemic forest which will leads you to the famous parakeet trail ascent with 4 km of climbing (600 m of vertical uphill) which brings you to Plaine Champagne; the highest point of the race at 740 m altitude. After the Parakeet, the Trochetia and the Piton de la Rivière Noire trail, runners will start a 2 km climb followed by 1km of descent before reaching the exit; on the road at Plaine Champagne. After 1 km on the road, you will join the route of the Chamarel to pursue your race through the following private estates: Old Chimney, Kamaya, Hermitage and Bon Courage. After passing by these estates, you will enter the Bel Ombre Heritage Estate which will leads you to the finish line at La Place du Moulin in Bel Ombre.