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Race Across Series registration
What are the opening and closing dates for registration?

Registration for Race Across France opens on October 17th.
Registration for Race Across Belgium, Paris opens on November 1st.
Registration for Switzerland opens on December 1st.

RACE ACROSS France 2024 by Van Rysel prices change on the following dates:
Early bird rate until December 31, 2023
Standard rate from January 1, 2024

  • Registration for RACE ACROSS France 2024 by Van Rysel opens on October 17, 2023 and May 30, 2024.
  • Registration for RACE ACROSS Paris 2024 by Van Rysel opens on November 01, 2023 and March 24, 2024.
  • Registration for RACE ACROSS Belgium 2024 opens on November 01, 2023 and April 07, 2024.
  • Registration for RACE ACROSS Switzerland 2024 opens on December 01, 2023 and June 30, 2024.

RACE ACROSS France 2024 by Van Rysel

2500KM: 150 SOLO and 40 DUO numbers

1000km: 200 SOLO and 40 DUO race numbers

500km: 200 SOLO numbers, 40 DUO numbers, 40 TEAM OF 4 numbers

300km: 200 SOLO numbers, 40 DUO numbers, 40 TEAM OF 4 numbers

RACE ACROSS Paris 2024 by Van Rysel

1000km: X SOLO numbers and X DUO numbers

500km: X SOLO numbers, X DUO numbers, X TEAM OF 4 numbers

300km: X SOLO numbers, X DUO numbers, X TEAM OF 4 numbers

200km Gravel: 100 race numbers

100km Gravel: 100 race numbers

50km Gravel: race numbers

RACE ACROSS Belgium 2024

1000km: X SOLO numbers and X DUO numbers

500km: X SOLO numbers, X DUO numbers, X TEAM OF 4 numbers

300km: X SOLO numbers, X DUO numbers, X TEAM OF 4 numbers

200km Gravel: 100 race numbers

100km Gravel: 100 race numbers

50km Gravel: race numbers

RACE ACROSS Switzerland 2024

1000km: X SOLO numbers and X DUO numbers

500km: X SOLO numbers, X DUO numbers, X TEAM OF 4 numbers

300km: X SOLO numbers, X DUO numbers, X TEAM OF 4 numbers

200km Gravel: 100 race numbers

100km Gravel: 100 race numbers

50km Gravel: race numbers

These quantities may change according to the capacity of the events and the allocation of new numbers by the organizing committee.

RACE ACROSS France 2024 by Van Rysel: https://in.njuko.com/race-across-france-by-van-rysel-2024
RACE ACROSS Paris 2024 by Van Rysel: coming soon
RACE ACROSS Belgium 2024: coming soon
RACE ACROSS Switzerland 2024: coming soon

It is possible that certain number availability quotas may be reached. In this case, the event is said to be "sold-out". Only for individual events (SOLO) is an option available on the registration platform, allowing you to put your registration on hold. You will then be put on this waiting list, until a new number is made available by the organization and/or a number is cancelled by another participant. When a place becomes available, depending on your position on the waiting list, you will receive an invitation by e-mail to finalize your registration. You then have 24 hours from receipt of this e-mail to confirm payment of your race number. After this time, the number will be allocated to

Medical certificate must be less than one year old on the date of the event, or a copy of it, for unlicensed riders to whom the event is open, stating "no contraindication to competitive cycling". A sports license replaces the medical certificate. (see list of licenses in the regulations)
Paid registration
Passport / identity card / driving license

To take part in Race Across Series adventures, you must be 18 or over on the day of the event. Minors must team up with a parent. A parental authorization document will be requested after registration to validate participation.

We don't yet have a Race Across Series customer account for all our events. However, you will have a link to a "Participant Dashboard" for each event.

Whatever the format, each participant is considered an individual. They will be equipped with a GPS tracker/transponder and should have their own compulsory equipment (see regulations).

SOLO bib: the participant starts, evolves and arrives alone throughout the event. Drafting or riding in the slipstream of another participant is not permitted (see regulations). The participant is therefore autonomous in his or her progress and strategy. 

DUO or TEAM OF 4 bib: participants start, ride and finish together. Only teams are allowed to ride together (participants making up the team). The adventure is therefore a shared one throughout the course.

Yes, a medical certificate is required to take part in the Race Across Series adventures, regardless of the distance or format chosen, unless you have a license (see regulations for accepted licenses).
It must be dated less than one year before the date of the event and must state "no contraindication to the practice of competitive cycling". Unfortunately, we cannot accept any other document and/or endorsement. This document must be sent to our partner Dokeop (information sent during the registration process).

Yes, there are age categories:

  • 18-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70 and over
What does registration include?

see the counterparties page

Your registration is valid for the current edition. You can subscribe to a deferral option, which you can use up to the day of the event. After this date, it is no longer possible to defer your registration to a later edition.

See the regulations page

See the Gravel regulations page

You can make changes directly from your "Participant Dashboard" (contact details, options, change of distance, number transfer...).

Payment for your registration is only possible via our registration platform. Only credit cards (Visa / Mastercard) are accepted. It is currently not possible to accept any other method of payment, nor to pay in instalments.

Yes, it is possible to change distance after registration up to 45 days before the event. This change must be made in your participant area, by selecting "Change Distance". This option is only available for SOLO bibs. For all other requests, please contact the support team at contact(@)race-across.com

Yes, it is possible to change category after registration up to 45 days before the event. Please note that this type of change will incur a modification fee of 30 euros / race number. For all requests, please send an e-mail to contact(@)race-across.com

Several options are available to you during registration:

  • BEticketing cancellation insurance through our partner Assur-Connect > see our regulations or registration process
  • Bib carry-over option > benefit from a carry-over to another Race Across Series 2024 event (same format / same distance) > see our regulations or registration process
  • Refund conditions applied by the RACE ACROSS organization > see our regulations
What are the certifications?

You must meet one of the following conditions to enter the RACE
ACROSS FRANCE 2500 Km:

  • FINISHING 500 KM in the last 12 months
  • FINISHING 1000 KM in the last 36 months
  • FINISHER 2500 KM into the past
  • Reference to any other event / Long-distance cycling event (road, gravel,
    , MTB, virtual) / BRM or self-organized adventure of at least 500 KM
  • The organization reserves the right to validate other references according to
    profile & experience

For access to the RACE ACROSS SERIES 1000 K, you must meet one of
these conditions:

  • FINISH 300 KM in the last 14 months
  • FINISH 500 KM in the last 24 months
  • FINISHING 1000 KM in the last 36 months
  • FINISHER 2500 KM into the past
  • Reference on any other event / Long-distance cycling event (road, gravel, MTB, virtual) / BRM or self-organized adventure of at least 300 K
  • The organization reserves the right to validate other references according to profile & experience.

Experience certifications linked to your distance (2500km or 1000km) can be filed :

  • When registering in the field provided
  • Once registered, from your participant area

This reference is mandatory and must be provided no later than 45 days before the date of the event. Without this document, your registration will not be validated.

What sports licenses are accepted?

New regulations in force (October 2023). Only FFC licenses are accepted without a medical certificate. Other licenses such as FFTri, FFvélo, FSGT, UFOLEP must provide a medical certificate for registration. As these regulations are subject to change, we will keep you informed of any updates.

This information will be sent to you by e-mail several days before the event. 

For road events (excluding gravel), the start is given at a fixed time according to your registration date/time. A one-minute start interval is established between each participant. For example, if the official start time is 2 p.m., depending on your registration and race number, your start may be within a few minutes. However, it is imperative to be present 30 minutes before the start time. Any delay will result in a start after the last participant in the corresponding category. For Gravel events, the start time is set for all participants. Participants will then have a 30-minute to 1-hour window in which to set off from the start area.

Departure times cannot be changed at the participant's request.

The final version will be sent to you 2 weeks before the start. Illustrations outlining the route will be sent to you when registration opens, and may change.
All information concerning the GPS routes will also be available on Komoot, and on the website on the pages dedicated to each adventure.

We would like to remind Race Across Series participants that visas may be required to enter the host countries of our events, depending on your country of origin. It is essential to check and understand specific visa requirements to ensure your participation. We strongly encourage you to take this step well in advance to avoid any complications or disappointments. Visa procedures can vary and take some time. By planning ahead, you ensure your ability to join this incredible experience unhindered. Please contact the appropriate embassy or consulate for detailed information and instructions on the visa application procedure.

See the regulations page

Every year, during the departures and arrivals of our events, we put at your disposal a store where you can find our merchandising.

Yes, Race Across Frace by Van Rysel offers an optional shuttle service for participants.

General information
Where and when can you pick up your race numbers?

Bib numbers can be collected from the start village for each event. Times and locations are listed in the "info" section for each event. In addition, you will be informed of these details some time before the event.

Yes, the road remains open to traffic during the event. We ask you to remain vigilant. Each participant is obliged to respect the Highway Code. In the event of non-compliance on the part of the participant, as observed by the organization, the police or any other individual reporting the matter to the organization, the participant will be excluded from the event.

Semi-autonomy is defined as the ability to be self-sufficient between two "Bases de Vie", in terms of food, clothing and safety equipment, enabling the participant to adapt to foreseeable and unforeseeable problems.
No assistance (food, mechanical, support to facilitate/advantage the participant's progress) is permitted on the course outside the Bases de Vie, under penalty of immediate disqualification.

Each participant receives a GPS tracker/transponder at the start. This GPS enables the organization to track the progress of the participant throughout the adventure.

Each participant receives a GPS tracker/transponder at the start. This GPS enables the organizers to track the progress of each participant, and also to offer "live tracking" via an application and our website, for the general public.

Information to come
Information to come

See the regulations page

A FINISHER is a participant who arrives at the finish line before the time barrier for his or her event (including any time penalties > see regulations). A Finisher T-shirt and trophy will be awarded.

Any participant arriving outside the time barrier will not be considered an Official Finisher. They will receive a Finisher T-shirt, but no trophy.

Dates, times and locations can be found in the "info" section for each event. These details will be sent to you shortly before the event.

For Race Across France by Van Rysel, find all the information here
For Race Across Belgium, find all the information here
For Race Across Paris by Van Rysel, find all the information here
For Race Across Switzerland, find all the information here 

For Race Across France by Van Rysel, find all the information here
For Race Across Belgium, find all the information here
For Race Across Paris by Van Rysel, find all the information here
For Race Across Switzerland, find all the information here 

Via a live tracking link communicated on the day of departure on social networks and also accessible from our website www.raceacrossseries.com

On the 2500 KM and 1000 KM, participants can leave a maximum 20-liter DROP BAG at the "life bases", if they wish. This bag is provided by the organization to each participant at the time of number collection, and only at that time.
After filling it with the items of their choice, closing it and slipping on the identification plate provided by the organization, participants can leave their DROP BAG(s). No DROP BAG will be accepted outside opening hours. No DROP BAG will be accepted outside the opening hours of the village.
For the 500 KM and 300 KM, participants may leave an ARRIVAL BAG at the time of number collection, which they will be able to collect only at the finish village.

The DROP BAG is dispatched by the organization to the "bases de vie" so that the participant can pick it up as soon as he arrives.
When arriving at a base de vie, each participant will be given his DROP BAG in a place provided for this purpose.
When leaving the "base de vie", the participant himself deposits his DROP BAG in the place provided for this purpose.

- 300 K > No DROP BAG
- 500 K > No DROP BAG
- 1000 K > 1 DROP BAG
- 2500 K > 2 DROP BAGS

There are a total of 5 types of bikes accepted: - Standard (standard, chrono, road) - Tandem - Recumbent - Handcycle - Open (different types of bike allowed by the highway code) Bikes must be propelled solely by human power.
Compulsory equipment

COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT FOR ALL DISTANCES :

  • CE-approved helmet
  • Front bike light *
  • Helmet light (headlamp)
  • Rear bike light x2 *
  • High-visibility vest or harness
  • Gps counter with single- or multi-segment downloadable route
  • Repair kits **
  • Reflective strips ***
  • Cell phone in which the PC security number is stored ****
  • 2 survival blankets (1.40m x 2m )
  • Minimum water supply 1 liter
  • Food reserve (Recommendation: 400kcal)

*With spare batteries for each lamp
**Multi tools / 2 chambers / 3 tire levers / Pump / Patches and glue
*** Rear stays / front forks - Offered by our partner The Beam SAFETY
***** keep your phone on, don't hide your number and don't forget to leave with a charged battery.

ADDITIONAL MANDATORY EQUIPMENT FOR 2500K AND 1000K

  • Gore-Tex-type jacket for bad weather (especially in the mountains)

Once you've received your race number, we'll check your bike and the compulsory equipment. This check is compulsory, and the organizers must give you an authorization to access the starting line. Dates, times and locations can be found in the "info" section of each event. This information will be sent to you some time before the event.

Each participant must have his/her own compulsory equipment. A DUO / TEAM OF 4 team is not allowed to share this equipment between participants.

Road race : 

  • CE-approved helmet
  • Front bike light
  • Helmet light (headlamp)
  • Rear bike light x2
  • High-visibility vest or harness
  • Gps counter with single- or multi-segment downloadable route
  • Repair kits
  • Reflective strips
  • Cell phone in which the PC security number is stored
  • 2 survival blankets (1.40m x 2m )
  • Minimum water supply 1 liter
  • Food reserve (Recommendation: 400kcal )

 *With spare batteries for each lamp or dynamo system (Recommendation: FRONT: minimum 300 lumens / REAR: minimum 100 lumens).

**Multi-tools / 2 chambers / 3 tire levers / Pump / Patches and glue

*** Rear stays / front forks

***** Keep your phone on, don't hide your number and don't forget to leave with a charged battery.

No, outside help is not allowed outside the living quarters. The evolution of the participants, individually or as a team, is a semi-autonomous adventure, from start to finish. All outside help from friends, family, colleagues, etc. is strictly forbidden on the course. If a participant is found to be in need of outside assistance, in accordance with the regulations, he or she will be excluded from the Race Across event. This potential outside help can only be given within the life base enclosure, having notified the organization / life base manager of any support in advance.
It is authorized and recommended that participants take advantage of local shops on the course (bakeries, grocery stores, cafés, hotels, restaurants, bike stores, etc.).

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT (NOT MANDATORY)

  • Night
    Inflatable mattress and pillow
  • Health: Toothbrush and Toothpaste, Lip Balm, Paracetamol, Sunscreen cream
  • Electronics: derailleur, power bank or dynamo recharger
  • Accessories: Small multi-purpose knife, Multi-purpose toggle, American Scotch tape, Rilsan collars, Plastic pouches, Straps, Chain lubricant, Padlock
  • Warm clothing : Compressible down jacket, Hat, Cap or bandana, Choker, Warm gloves, Sleeves, Second layer > An additional warm long-sleeved garment, Shoe cover or toe cap, Long shorts or leggings or a combination of tights and socks
    fully covering the leg, First layer > A short-sleeved garment, A warm jacket to withstand bad weather (especially in the mountains) made with a waterproof, breathable membrane, A windproof jacket with durable water-repellent protection (DWR protection), Long shorts or leggings or a combination of tights and socks covering the entire leg, Shoe cover or toe cap
    ● Miscellaneous : ID, Credit card
General information
Where can I find photos taken during the race?

The link to all the photos will be sent to you by e-mail a few weeks after the event. We know you're always eager to see the photos, and we do our best every year to get them to you as quickly as possible. Please be patient, we'll send them as soon as we can. Free access.

Photographs are included in the price of your race number. They will be sent to you shortly after the event. We'll do our best to send them to you as soon as possible.
The results can be accessed via this live tracking link and the history on the www.raceacrossseries.com website.
A VAN RYSEL EDR bike for the first woman and the first man on the longest distances in PARIS and FRANCE. There are also prizes from our partners.

A "found object" area will be set up at each event. You can hand in any items you find, or check to see if you've lost an object. In the case of a found object that we should return to you after the event, service and transport costs will have to be borne by you.

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