The MDS has been designed to be accessible to all types of people. Everything is set up so that everyone can participate and become a finisher. On this page, you'll find details of distances, paces, time barriers and other particularities relating to the event.

The MDS route is divided into 3 stages, to be completed at your own pace: walking or running. Depending on the destination, there are 2 or 3 different formats:
-    70 km
-    100 km
-    120 km
Here is a breakdown of each stage:
-    Stage 1: 25km
-    Stage 2: 20, 40 or 60km (up to you)
-    Stage 3: 25km
The choice of the format is made at the registration. However, you can adjust it until the time of MDS.

Whether in 70, 100 or 120-kilometer formats, the MDS is accessible to all levels. The only rule is a minimum pace of 3.5km/h, which represents a very slow walking pace, allowing you to complete the course completely at your own pace.

In recent years, the average pace of the MDS participants has been 5.5km/h, a moderate walking pace.
In fact, aside from the top 100, the vast majority of MDS participants complete the course by walking. There are a total of 95% of finishers at the MDS in average.

MDS in the press

Testimonies from former participants

Equip yourself for the MDS

WAA Ultra has been developing specialized products for MDS participants since 2009.