Running in Pornic
You have just booked your mobile home rental with fully equipped kitchen and private terrace at the 4-star campsite Les Vallons de L’Océan in Pornic in Loire-Atlantique and you want to spend active vacations by the sea? Put in your suitcase your tennis shoes or your running shoes: we take you running in Pornic.
Running in Pornic, a festive race
Organized every year since 1995 by the Côte de Jade Athletic Club, “Courir à Pornic” is a foot race that combines sport and festive atmosphere in the city pornicaise. The event was born thanks to running enthusiasts who wanted to bring together runners every summer to help them discover the charms of the seaside resort. The goal? Improve your performance, exceed your limits, prove that you can cross the finish line, exchange with other runners, visit Pornic differently, have a good time in a friendly atmosphere: it depends on everyone. “Courir à Pornic” is an individual race of 10.6 km accessible to all runners over 16 years. The departure takes place in the morning (usually at 9:30 am) from the old port.
Fees and registration procedures
Runners who wish to participate in the race must pay 14 € on the spot, the day before or the day of the race (12 € for FFA licensees). The price is more advantageous if you register in advance on the internet. Race numbers can be collected on the day of the race or the day before at Décathlon Pornic. For non-FFA members, a medical certificate is required. It must be given to the organizers when you pick up your number.
Important: Due to the pandemic of covid-19 and measures taken by the government, the 2020 edition of “Running in Pornic” is cancelled.
3 running courses in Pornic
Your dates of stay at the campsite Les Vallons de l’Océan do not coincide with the race? Don’t panic: we offer you three very pleasant running routes.
- Préfailles-Pornic : Before setting off on this beautiful 10 km route from Préfailles, take the time to admire the Loire estuary and the bay of Saint-Nazaire. It is impossible to get lost because you just have to follow the coastline. You will see along the way some fisheries, the beach Margaret, the cornice of the Source, the beach of Port aux Goths, the tip of Biochon, the beach of the pond, the beach of Gilardiere, the beach of Sablons and the beach of Montbeau before arriving on the port of Pornic.
- Tour de Pornic: This course of 3.75 km is ideal for runners who want to make their morning run in Pornic. From the train station, you will walk along the ocean to the port of Gourmalon and the beach of La Source, through a residential area and back to your starting point.
- Roc Thalasso : A 6,7 km coastal course starting from the Boutinardière beach to the Source beach. You will pass by the beach of the Fontaine aux Bretons, the dolmen of la Joselière and the beach of la Birochère. Celebrate your arrival with a swim in the ocean.
Between two running races, go perfect your swing at the Golf de Pornic!