The 24H Xtreme takes place in and around the fort of Barchon. The Fort de Barchon, built in 1888, is one of the twelve works of the fortified belt of Liège, Belgium. Works of General Brialmont, the fortress played an important part both during the First and during the Second World War. The fort overlooks the right bank of the river Meuse, and is about 6.5 km northeast of the center of the city of Liège. Its mission was to prohibit the crossing of the Meuse and to control the nearby Aachen road. Its equipment and architecture were comparable to those of Fort Loncin.
The Fort of Barchon was besieged from the first days of the First World War by German troops. It was the first fort of the Fortified Position of Liège to surrender, August 8, 1914.
The fort was considerably improved and strengthened in the inter-war period. The most noticeable change was an 18-meter-high tower (visible from the E40), which was used to aspirate fresh air at a respectable distance from the fort. The tower is located a few hundred meters to the west of the fort, to which it is connected by a subway.
It is complicated to calculate exactly the distance of the route, the underground passages of the fort being difficult to estimate.
With the aid of a pedometer, we have drawn a 5 km path. You will pass through the 3 levels of the fort :
Fort Barchon already brings to itself a whole series of natural obstacles :
In addition to all these natural obstacles, we will install a series of diverse tests.
Power and strength will be your allies but not only ... you will also have to show precision, balance, agility and cold blood in order to succeed in all 20 obstacles of the 3h Xtreme.
The list of equipment is mandatory for each member of the team.
This material will be checked before you give your bib number. We will refuse to give you your bib number for any breach.
To make sure we had hot showers for all participants, we decided to ban showers during the race.
Showers will only be accessible after the race.
Toilets will be at your disposal on the camping area. Participants will be forbidden to use the toilets of the fort, which are reserved for the staff.
A meadow is at your disposal to install your camp.
We ask you to use a reasonable area for your team to leave room for everyone.
It will be forbidden to access the campsite with the vehicles, these will have to remain parked on the street.
Are allowed :
The following are prohibited under penalty of exclusion :
A basic refueling will be set up during the whole event with hot, cold, sweet and salty.
We insist that you really have to meet your own nutritional needs, our supply will not be enough for you to resist during the 24 hours.
Prepare a maximum your coming to the fort... it will not be a part of pleasure. Only participants in the race will have access to refueling. It shall be forbidden for crew members who are at rest to come and use.
The 24h Xtreme takes place in and around a place touched by history, the fort of Barchon. This historical site is available to you during the event. To avoid as much waste as possible, we will place garbage cans in the camping and refreshment area.
We thank you in advance to keep the area clean by using the garbage cans available.
Importantly also, we will ask you to leave your camping site clean. It is not necessary to leave your tent, tins or other packaging as a gift.
Access to the fort and the race set up will be forbidden to the public, only medias and our staff will have access.
The 24h Xtreme is a unique race of its kind, only the participants daring to face this challenge will know the strong.
A medical team will be based in one of the halls of the fort, near the refueling.
We will not neglect safety throughout the event. If the medical service notices that a participant is no longer fit to continue the race, he / she will be the sole judge and the participant must submit to the decision of the medical service. Do not hesitate during the race to consult them.
A team of certified divers will also be present on the pond area in order to secure it and ensure the smooth running of this aquatic passage.
The fort is located in an outlying area of the city center of Blegny and surrounded by agricultural crops.
Few parking spaces are available. We advise you to co-operate a maximum in order to avoid a congestion of vehicles.
The Blegny fort street set in one direction to allow lateral parking.
Follow E40-E42 towards Aachen, take exit 36 Blegny
At the first roundabout, turn right at the 1st exit
Cross the second roundabout
At the thirdroundabout, turnleft 3rd exit to go to the street of the fort.
GPS address: rue du fort 4671 Blegny (Belgium)