More than 700 runners registered for the Courses du Jura alsacien in 2019, on the occasion of the 17e edition of the event. In 2021, due to the pandemic, there were no more than 300. Three days before the start of the six races offered this Sunday August 14, only 200 participants are registered this Wednesday August 10 in the morning.
Denis Grandjean, secretary of the organizing association, wonders: “The fear of very hot weather may have discouraged some? Even if a good part of the different courses is done in a wooded environment, it is not possible, especially on the 32 km, to offer it in its entirety. “And to continue:” I suppose that the Triat’Academy, which will take place the same day in Carspach, only ten kilometers away, is also no stranger to the drop in registrations that we are experiencing. Finally, last hypothesis, the holiday of August 15, right the day after the Jura Races, which allows people to consider a long weekend. It would be nice if a hundred participants still registered. The receipts of the year being used to organize the next edition of the event. »
You can still register, only online, until Friday August 12 at 11:59 p.m. on the sporkrono website. Without constraint this year since the presentation of the health pass will not be required.