DDM | J Juniors' Race
The DDM Junior – DDM’s Youth Race
DDM Trail welcomes many ages; we encourage athletes of all ages, whether they be fathers, mothers, or other relatives. While the “big ones” are devoted to their ambitious passion, we have set up an activity for the youngest so that they can take part as well. We call them our “DDM Junior.”
This 10 km long race is reserved for children aged 11 to 17. The race starts at Grand-Paradis, crossing into the village of Champéry before finishing at the same location as its bigger brother, under the great arch of the iconic DDM Trail.
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The departure is located at the place called “Grand-Paradis”, more precisely on the place of the Cover of the Grand-Paradis (Route of the Grand-Paradis 23).
The first 700m is done on asphalt, then once again 700m on a forest road before crossing a bridge over the River “La Vièze”. The path then leads to the place called “Roc-coupé” to follow the surroundings of “Bonaveau d’en Bas” until reaching the “Belle-Etoile” bridge with a vertical drop of about 500m. Then we follow a track to the Bonaveau refuge to join the original Trail route, back to the starting point of Grand-Paradis before crossing the bridge that joins the cable car’s large parking space.
At the end of the parking, just at the edge of the forest, is the beginning of the “Chemin des Pousettes,” a 700m long forest path with a vertical drop of 34m.
Leaving the path, the race course continues through the neighborhoods of Champéry village for another 670m to Restaurant le Vieux-Chalet, then continues in front of the Art.Boutique.Hotel Beau-Séjour.
The finish takes place in the middle of the “Rue du Village”, which is a gentle route down for 480m to finish at the same finish point as the Trail des Dents-du-Midi.