The 10th edition of the World Championship of Joëlette organized by Synapse 17 will take place on the 7th of May 2016 at 15h, at Rochefort (Charente-Maritime, France).
Last year, 74 teams composed of one mobility-challenged person in a Joëlette and 4 runners were present at the departure of this all-terrain race between land and ocean. The organizer hopes to welcome many new teams from different countries.
Registration is open to everybody! The application form is downloadable here and should be returned to the organizer before the 7th of April 2016.
If you don’t have your own Joëlette, the organizer can lend you one, within the limits of available Joëlette.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary, a festive meal will be proposed at 20h! To participate, please fullfil the form (limited places).
J.J. FRANCAUD, President of Synapse 17, organizer
"SYNAPSE 17 will mobilize its entire team of volunteers again this year to sign up more runners, to advertise, and to "internationalize" the race more than ever.
A joëlette allows five runners to race with a handicapped person between them. Together, the runners take on a challenging, all-terrain course filled with obstacles!
The participants must role, run, climb, scramble down paths that are chaotic, yet adapted for the joëlettes! The teams arrive at the finish line amidst tumultuous applause! The race is difficult, but the victory is shared by everyone. It is an unforgettable day that will be engraved forever in all of us, but especially in the memories of the person carried by the runners, who was thus able to participate in the entire race!"J.J. FRANCAUD President