Montane announces headline sponsorship of the Tor des Géants

Montane is pleased to officially announce headline sponsorship of the world famous Tor des Géants race, one of the premier endurance trail running races in the world. 



Starting and finishing in Courmayeur, Italy, the Tor des Géants (TDG) is the first non-stop race of its kind to cover an entire region, running along spectacular paths at the foot of the highest 4,000m mountains in the Alps, through the Gran Paradiso Natural Park and the Mont Avic Regional Park.

Approximately 700 competitors race through the Aosta Valley, aiming to complete the 205 miles (330 km) route before the cut-off of 150 hours. During the TDG, the runners cross 34 municipalities, 25 mountain passes over 2,000m, 30 alpine lakes and 2 natural parks. The minimum altitude is 300m (985ft) and the highest is 3,300m (10,800ft). The total elevation gain is about 24,000m (78,700ft).

Jonathan Petty, brand director of Montane commented: “We are delighted to announce our official partnership with one of the world’s premier ultra distance trail races. The TDG embodies Montane’s own philosophy of ‘Further. Faster.’ which drives our passion for authentic endurance sports in extreme environments”

“Working to support this exceptionally demanding endurance race helps cement our growing reputation as a provider of innovative, lightweight clothing and equipment. We look forward to the first Montane Tor des Géants in September this year”

Alessandra Nicoletti, president and race director of the TDG added: “We are happy to be able to share this unique experience with Montane. For us, the Tor des Géants is a jewel, and having a significant partner, like Montane, will definitely allow it to shine even more.”

The 2016 race takes place from 11-18 September in Courmayeur. To register or to read more about the race click here.

Key facts

  • The TDG is a non-stop 205 mile (330 km) ultra-trail race through the Aosta Valley, starting and finishing in Courmayeur, Italy.
  • Capped at 700 competitors each year with a 60% completion rate, racers must complete the route in less than 150 hours.
  • The minimum altitude is 300m (985ft) and the highest is 3,300m (10,800ft). The total elevation gain is about 24,000m (78,700ft).
  • It is considered to be one of the world’s greatest endurance trail races due to the beautiful and unforgiving terrain.
  • The 2016 race takes place from the 11-18 September, registration opened on February 1.

Read more about the TDG here or visit the race website.

Photography courtesy of Tor des Géants.

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