Already 10 differents countries for the virtual GlaGla Race / Déjà 10 pays pour la GlaGla Race virtuelle !

GlaGla Race 2021 will be virtual ! register now !

In 3 days, we already have 10 countries participating in the virtual GlaGla Race ! Register now and organize your own GlaGla Race wherever you are to celebrate winter on the water!

The principle is simple: everyone can organize their own GlaGla Race wherever they want, while respecting health constraints and local restrictions. Everyone is responsible for their own safety and should only enter the water if they have the necessary skills and equipment.

It would be good (and depending on weather conditions and time zones) if everyone could start on Saturday 23 January 2021 at 10:30 am, the time scheduled for the start of the short and long distance. 3 distances are available: the usual 6 and 15 km to which we have added a 3 km to really allow all levels to participate, even on small bodies of water.

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Une GlaGla Race virtuelle en 2021

bénévoles GlaGla Race

Les dernières décisions gouvernementales concernant l’épidémie de COVID-19 ne nous permettent pas d’organiser la GlaGla Race dans les conditions habituelles. [information in English here]

Nous avons décidé pour garder ce rendez-vous mythique au cœur de l’hiver alpin de proposer une GlaGla Race virtuelle.

Le principe est simple : chacun s’organise sa GlaGla Race à lui là où il le désire, dans le respect des contraintes sanitaires et les restrictions locales. Chacun est responsable de sa sécurité et ne doit se mettre à l’eau que s’il en a les capacités et l’équipement nécessaire.

Dans la mesure du possible (et selon les conditions météo et les fuseaux horaires), chacun devra prendre le départ samedi 23 janvier 2021 à 10h30, soit l’heure prévue pour le départ de la courte et de la longue distance. 3 distances sont proposées : les 6 et 15 km habituelles auxquelles nous avons ajouté une 3 km pour permettre à vraiment tous les niveaux de participer et ce, même sur de petits plans d’eau.

A fully virtual GlaGla Race 2021

bénévoles GlaGla Race

The latest government decisions regarding the COVID-19 epidemic do not allow us to organize the GlaGla Race under the usual conditions. [informations en Français ici]

We have decided to keep this legendary meeting in the heart of the Alpine winter. The only solution is a virtual GlaGla Race.

The principle is simple: everyone can organize their own GlaGla Race wherever they want, while respecting health constraints and local restrictions. Everyone is responsible for their own safety and should only enter the water if they have the necessary skills and equipment.

As far as possible (and depending on weather conditions and time zones), everyone must start on Saturday 23 January 2021 at 10:30 am, the time scheduled for the start of the short and long distance. 3 distances are available: the usual 6 and 15 km to which we have added a 3 km to really allow all levels to participate, even on small bodies of water.

Please choose your race distance when registering and send us via the form your planned route and a photo of you (on your board if possible!).

This is a personal challenge and not an organized race.

We ask for a financial contribution of an amount of your choice (1 € minimum which goes to weezevent, the rest will go to Annecy Stand Up Paddle Club). This free amount will go to projects promoting the practice of stand up paddleboarding among children.

Registration opening: January 14th at 6pm (PARIS TIME ZONE) / 5 pm (LONDON TIME ZONE)

More info on glaglarace.com

GlaGla Race 2021 : registration opening postponed / Report de l’ouverture des inscriptions

GlaGla Race lac d'Annecy

GlaGla Race 2021 Registration opening : Due to the lockdown in France which started on october 30th is suppose to last until december 1st, we postponed the registration opening until december 10th.

Ouverture des inscriptions pour la GlaGla Race 2021 : En raison du confinement qui a débuté le 30 octobre et va durer au moins jusqu’au 1er décembre, nous avons reporté l’ouverture des inscriptions pour la GlaGla Race au 10 décembre 2020.

GlaGla 2020 : A special thank you before anything else

GlaGla Race super team !

Before publishing the photos of the champions, the magnificent views of the lake and the 650 paddlers, .. thanks our great team! Probably the best team of volunteers in the world! There were 35 of them working like crazy for a week to prepare everything, manage everything on race day and put everything away afterwards!

A special thank you to Sarah who spends a lot of time and energy making the GlaGla Race and all stages of the Alpine Lakes Tour a success!

GlaGla Race Super team 2

Avant de publier les photos des champions, les magnifiques vues sur le lac et les 650 paddleurs,.. Merci à notre super équipe ! Probablement la meilleure équipe de bénévoles au monde ! Ils étaient 35 à bosser comme des malades pendant une semaine pour tout préparer, tout gérer le jour de la course et tout ranger après !

Un merci tout spécial à Sarah qui consacre énormément de temps et d’énergie à faire de la GlaGla Race et de toutes les étapes de l’Alpine Lakes Tour des succès !

Fiona Wylde is ready for the GlaGla Race

Fiona Wylde GlaGla RaceFiona Wylde arrived in France one week before the GlaGla Race and was on the lake last sunday for a training session with Alain Teurquetil and Annecy Stand Up Paddle Club.

We asked her a few questions while she was on her way to go skiing in Chamonix !

Question 1 : A SUP race in the middle of winter in the Alps… on lake, what a strange idea don’t you think?

When I told my friends and family that I was coming to France for a race in the mountains in January, I got some pretty strange looks. Sure, it’s a different type of race and a bit unusual, but those are the best experiences!! I’m really excited to race, whatever the weather may be!

Question 2 : You arrived a week ago and came to a training session last sunday in Talloires. What was your first impression of the place, the lake ?

It’s been really nice to arrive early. I got here a week and a half before the race so I can enjoy the mountains skiing and get a few good paddles in before the race. Paddling with the Sunday crew was spectacular!! The local group here in Annecy is really strong and very passionate! It was fun to get on the water with everybody, especially with Alain leading us in Interval Training! 😜

Question 3 : Are you ready 😉 ?

3) I’m really looking forward to it!

Thanks Fiona enjoy you stay in Annecy and good luck for the races !

 

Titouan Puyo répond à nos questions avant sa première GlaGla Race

Titouan Puyo NSP

Titouan Puyo vient spécialement de Nouvelle-Calédonie pour participer à la GlaGla Race ! Nous l’avons interrogé alors qu’il était en transit au Japon !

Hello Titouan, on est super content que tu viennes à la GlaGla Race ! On a 3 questions pour toi en attendant ton avion…

Une course en plein hiver dans les Alpes… drôle de concept non ?

Pas du tout , les Alpes c’est la neige et le froid pour un étranger haha !
Oui c’est sur que c’est une drôle d’idée de faire du sup à cette période. Il y a des amis en Calédonie qui ont eu du mal a me croire ! Mais le concept a fait ses preuves, vu le nombre de participants.

Le lac d’Annecy est tout proche des montagnes tu as prévu d’aller en profiter pour aller skier ?

C’est une excuse la course haha. L’idée c’est carrément d’y allier un trip ski. On va faire un essai de stage ski de fond tout le tralala avec Ty Judson, Vincent Verhoeven , Alain Teurquetil et notre entraîneur Vincent Guillaume.

Au programme  : ski rigolade et fondue !

Petite question matos : tu as prévu comme planche pour la GlaGla Race ?

Alors j’ai prévu deux planches. Ma ninja si les conditions sont totalement flat et ma carolina si le lac remue un peu.

Une dernière pour la route : tu t’es blessé parait-il ? Que s’est il passé ? Ça va mieux ?

J’ai mis la main sur une espèce de étoile de mer vénéneuse ! Ça fait trois semaines et c’était a la fin de ma pause donc j’ai pas trop rame depuis Paris. Ça va être une belle reprise haha

Merci Titouan ! Rendez vous samedi matin sur la plage de Talloires ! N’oublie pas ton bonnet !

Ty Judson arrived in France one week before the GlaGla Race

Ty Judson will be at the GlaGla Race

Hi Ty! We are super excited to welcome you at the GlaGla Race! What does it represent for a waterman such as yourself who is used to warm conditions, waves and saltwater, to race in the Alps in the middle of winter?

I find that racing in potentially sub zero temperatures is a novelty, but with the higher level of athletes attending it turns into a challenge. Having the likes of Titouan Puyo, Ludovic Teulade and Martin Vitry you always know that when you get on the start line it’s going to be as competitive of a race as any.

Ty Judson NSP team

There are more and more NSP riders attending the GlaGla Race, can you tell us more about the team?

The NSP team is a very tight knit family that I’ve grown to know and love. No matter where we are in the world, we always find the time to come together, have some fun and put on a show. I feel honoured to have been adopted into this amazing team. Having someone like Titouan Puyo to help guide the way as a mentor, fellow competitor, brother and friend has been something of an invaluable experience to me. I can’t wait to see what 2020 brings for me and the team.

Ty judson waves

What board are you intending to use for the GlaGla Race?

For the GlaGla Race 2020, I’ll be using the NSP Carolina. It definitely gives me the advantage for any condition Annecy has to throw at me.

You’re coming for the GlaGla Race, but the ski resorts aren’t that far away, are you planning on skiing during your stay?

That’s about all I’ll be doing during my stay here in France. I’ll be with the NSP Team (my second family) in Valmorel snowboarding, cross country skiing, mountaineering etc. – most of which are brand new to me, which I’m super excited to experience!

A paddler from South Korea at the GlaGla Race !

Ray from KoreaYu-hwan Ray In is the first Korean to participate in the GlaGla Race. We asked him a few questions…

Hello Ray ! You are the first Korean participating in the GlaGla Race ! Could tell us who you are, how long have you been practicing stand up paddling, where do you usually paddle ? I am a SUP enthusiast. I have been practicing paddling since 2016. I paddle in Han river in Seoul normally and east coast of Korea. Normally I go paddling early in the morning before my work. In 2019, I joined Asian SUP Tour held in South Korea and HK. Second question : Are you coming to France especially for the GlaGla Race ? Why did you choose to register ? What are you expecting ? GlaGla Race is the only reason for me to go to France. I expect to see lots of paddlers who don’t really care about cold. I would like to feel the atmosphere there and love to see the beautiful scenery of the Alps. Just enjoying~~, that’s the lifestyle I would like to have in my mid 40s. Ray from South Korea

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