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NÎMES In pictures: the Nîmes Urban Trail, running without taking yourself seriously

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Through the streets and monuments of the city of Nîmes, they were more than 4,000 to participate, this Sunday morning, in the Nîmes Urban Trail (NUT). In a joyful atmosphere, the runners rediscovered the race which does not take itself seriously.

This morning, more than 4,000 happy runners took possession of the streets of Nîmes. Disguised or not, relaxed or concentrated, they had arranged to meet on the forecourt of the arenas. The participants were invited to dress up with, for the most original costumes, a meal offered for two people at the bar ‘Le Victor Hugo’ that the Nîmes Urban Trail crossed. This year, the departures, in several waves spaced three minutes apart, took place on avenue Feuchères. There was something for all tastes and shapes with 30 km, 20 km, 10 km races and a 10 km hike.

The event showcased the city’s Roman heritage with passages through the arenas, the chemin de tire-cul, near the Tour Magne, but also the Jardins de la Fontaine and the Maison Carrée. On the outskirts of the NUT village, a small legionnaire’s workshop allowed children to learn archery and shield shooting. There were also other surprises for the children like animals and face painting. Young and old could finally taste regional products.

Each runner received, on presentation of his bib, free entry for one paid entry to the Musée de la Romanité. The first three men and women in the scratch were rewarded over the three races, as well as the first in each category, but the main thing was of course to participate in a beautiful festive atmosphere.

A legionnaire who intrigues a young spectator (photo Norman Jardin)
A bee ready for the race (photo Norman Jardin)
A giraffe on avenue Feuchères (photo Norman Jardin)
When the wolf teams up with Red Riding Hood (photo Norman Jardin)
A first exit from the arena (photo Norman Jardin)

The Romans watch the departure (photo Norman Jardin)
The passage in the majestic setting of the Jardins de la Dontaine (photo Norman Jardin)
It climbs in the descent (photo Norman Jardin)
The steps of glory for two pineapples (photo Norman Jardin)
A quick passage through the dance floor of the Victor-Hugo (photo Norman Jardin)
We see the day again at the exit of the Victor-Hugo (Norman Jardin)
The painful steps of the arenas of Nîmes (photo Norman Jardin)
The participants walked along the Maison Carrée (photo Norman Jardin)
The musical race in the Jardins de la Fontaine (photo Norman Jardin)
The race is far from over (photo Norman Jardin)
A surprising duo on arrival (photo Norman Jardin)
The last meters are often the most difficult (photo Norman Jardin)
This time it’s the end with the satisfaction of having finished (photo Norman Jardin)

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