An emblematic event since 1987, it is a celebration of sport, local culture and friendship.
Le Passage du Gois is the scene of a "race against the sea". Indeed, to round off this superb day, the elite competitors face the sea at rising tide. Some competitors arrive on the other shore with water up to their knees. They have to combine endurance and speed over a distance of more than 4km to avoid being trapped by the rising water. This spectacular race brings together more than twenty nations, who do themselves the honour of presenting their best athletes.
Every year, the event attracts more and more spectators and runners, both children and adults. Les Foulées du Gois has become an internationally renowned sporting event!