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ArianeCross2020 x Magnetic Bordeaux

September 24, 2020

The sports associations of ArianeGroup, the leading regional employer in the space and defence sector in Gironde, have decided to perpetuate the traditional race by innovating for this 42nd edition and opening the race to the general public for the first time!

This year, Bordeaux Métropole is President of the Community of Ariane Cities (CVA). The CVA brings together European cities – known as Ariane Cities – and partner industrial companies working on European space transport. Within the framework of this presidency, events around the theme of space take place throughout the year. Amongst the entire event programme, there is the ArianeCross 2020 which is a virtual race to collect donations for the NGO Aviation Sans Frontières, of which Thomas Pesquet is the sponsor. Created in 1980, Aviation Sans Frontières is an NGO that uses the aviation network as well as its own fleet to help the world’s poorest people. Its goal: to put its aeronautical skills at the service of humanitarian causes.

ArianeCross is a sporting event that brings together all the sportsmen and women from the European space community: Ariane Cities, manufacturers working on launchers and Space Agencies such as ESA. This traditional race, specific to the Ariane community, opens its doors for the first time for its digital edition. Perpetuated for 40 years and created thanks to the ArianeGroup’s sports associations, this special edition has been supported by the Haillan and Saint-Médard sites. To participate, it is possible to run or walk 2.5-5-10 km, anywhere, anytime, with anyone and at any speed, in support of Aviation Sans Frontières, while receiving an event bib and ranking at the end of the event. As the race is open to everyone, it is possible to join your city’s team, create your own team or run alone. Considered as the « Port of the Moon », Bordeaux Métropole will form its own team and it is now possible to join it, just like the other Ariane Cities.

Yves Traissac (Ariane Group)

September 8, 2020

Yves Traissac Ariane-Group Ariane cross 2020

As you know, ArianeCross is a very important event for our Space Community.It allows, every year, several hundred sportswomen and sportsmenfrom all Europe and from French Guiana to participate in this traditional and friendly competition.

This year in spite of the exceptional context, we decided to maintainArianeCross event to perpetuate this tradition.

This edition will be exceptional because, furthermore to participate in virtual mode, it offers the opportunity to sustain one non-governmental organization which acts worldwide.

We hope that this event brings Aviation Sans Frontieresvisibility within our community and also donations that will be used to help more and more people.

This isn’t just a race. It is an act of solidarity.

We are expecting many of you in order, together, to help Aviation Sans Frontieres flying farther.

Gérard Feldzer (Aviation Sans Frontières)

September 8, 2020

CEO Aviation Sans Frontières

Dear friends,

First of all, I would like to thank you for your valuable support to our projects, on behalf of all the Aviation Sans Frontières team.

For 40 years, Aviation Sans Frontières rescued more than 12.000 children with emergency health services.It accompanied 15 000 refugees to their host country.It transported thousands of tons of humanitarian aids.In France, we took over more than 25.000 handicapped peopleto introduce them to this special feeling of freedom: flying.Our pilots provided 54.000 flying hours – corresponding to 400 travels around the Earth – on our own planes, in warring countries and in endemic area.

However, we all know that nothing could have been possible without the help of thousands of men and women who decided to support and accompany us in this journey.

Today, this is your turn to help us to fly higher.Alone, with your teammates, with your family, or in group, your participation to the Ariane Cross 2020 will not be only virtual.Because nothing is more real than to be part of a solidarity action.Nothing is more tangible than the wish to go toward others.As you know, ArianeCross is a very important event for our Space Community.It allows, every year, several hundred sportswomen and sportsmenfrom all Europe and from French Guiana to participate in this traditional and friendly competition.

This year in spite of the exceptional context, we decided to maintainArianeCross event to perpetuate this tradition.

This edition will be exceptional because, furthermore to participate in virtual mode, it offers the opportunity to sustain one non-governmental organization which acts worldwide.

We hope that this event brings Aviation Sans Frontieresvisibility within our community and also donations that will be used to help more and more people.

This isn’t just a race. It is an act of solidarity.

We are expecting many of you in order, together, to help Aviation Sans Frontieres flying farther.

The ArianeCross will take place this year

July 3, 2020

In spite of the contingences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ariane Cross 2020 organization team has managed to offer you the opportunity to keep enhancing the competition.

Then we are pleased to inform you that you will be part of the Bordeaux team challenge for 2 major events instead of one !

Ariane Cross 2020 is becoming a virtual race !

And you will have the opportunity to take part of it from the comfort of your own home!

At an individual level you will be able to subscribe via a dedicated platform, run the race chosen alone or with your team during Oct. 2-3-4 AND raise money to donate to a NGO.

This will allow you to train yourself for Ariane Cross 2021 that will be held in Bordeaux in September, 25 !

Let’s keep our motivation at its higher level !

The more we are, the more these 2 races will make sense for our community !

The organizing team is counting on you! 

Stay tuned, informations will coming soon! 

ArianeCross date postponed

May 25, 2020

Dear runners,

As you already know, the global Covid crisis has caused many changes, especially in the events sector.

Our long-awaited event ArianeCross 2020 will have therefore to be postponed.

In order to bring together a maximum number of people from all over Europe, the project team has decided to organize it in 2021.

The next date will be communicated by e-mail to the participants and on this website soon.

We strongly count on your participation in 2021 !

In the meantime, let’s keep on training to perform and be even more better!

Credit video : Manon Metois