The HMDS 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 HMDS 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 HMDS.

Whether in 70, 100 or 120-kilometer formats, the HMDS 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 HMDS participants has been 5.5km/h, a moderate walking pace.
In fact, aside from the top 100, the vast majority of HMDS participants complete the course by walking. There are a total of 95% of finishers at the HMDS in average.

HMDS in the press

Testimonies from former participants

Equip yourself for the HMDS

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