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47th Relay Race!

On Thursday June 1st at 12.15, Fabiola Gianotti, our Director-General, will fire the starting shot for the 47th Relay Race.

This Race is above all a festive CERN event, open for runners and walkers, as well as the people cheering them on throughout the race, and those who wish to participate in the various activities organised between 11.30 and 14.30 out on the lawn in front of Restaurant 1.

In order to make this sports event accessible for everyone, our Director-General will allow for flexible lunch hours on the day, applicable for all the members of personnel.

An alert for the closure of roads will be send out on the day of the event.

The Staff Association and the CERN Running Club thank you in advance for your participation and your continued support throughout the years.

This year the CERN Running Club has announced the participation of locally and internationally renowned runners, no less!

A bit over a week from the Relay Race of 1st June, the number of teams is going up nicely (already almost 40).

Among them, we will have three teams this year from our main partner Berthie Sport, and I can tell you that they are not coming just for fun!

The ladies’ team has been built from the best runners in the Pays de Gex, including Laetitia Matlet, winner of the Challenge des courses à pied du Pays de Gex, and Isabelle Marchand, winner of the Foulées de Crozet.

But the most impressive will definitely be the men’s team, with the presence of several top-level runners:

  • Tristan Le Lay, triathlete of European level, 4:15 on half ironman
  • Pierre Baque, winner of the SaintéLyon Relay, 1:10 on half marathon
  • Ludovic Pommeret, winner of UTMB, one of the top ultra-trail runners in the world!

You can start placing your bets on the new race record! smiley