THE MONTANE TOR DES GÉANTS 

The 3rd edition of the Montane sponsored Tor des Géants takes place from 09-16 September 2018.

One of the greatest endurance trail running races in the world, the Tor Des Géants is the first non-stop race of its kind to cover an entire region, running along spectacular paths of the Alps, through the Gran Paradiso Natural Park and the Mont Avic Regional Park.

Starting and finishing in Courmayeur, Italy, competitors must cover 205 miles / 330km, whilst staying ahead of a cut-off time of 150 hours.

The Tor des Géants is beautiful in its brutality.

Find out more here.

Race Info:

  • The Tor des Géants is one of the premier endurance trail running races in theworld.
  • It is a non-stop 205 mile/330km ultra-trail race covering an entire region, from the 4,000m Alp range through to the Gran Paradiso Natural Park and the Aosta Valley
  • Crossing 34 municipalities, 25 mountain passes, 30 alpine lakes, and 2 natural parks, with a total elevation gain of 78,88ft (24,000m)
  • 40% of the 700 starting competitors do not finish.
  • Beautiful surorundings, fierce terrain


THE ROUTE 

The route will run along the Alta Via 1 and Alta Via 2 of the Valle d'Aosta, with the start and finishing line in Courmayeur, and will cover a total of around 336km (200 miles), with an altitude range of 24,000 metres. The landscape at the foot of the region’s Four-Thousanders makes the route especially spectacular.

Along the route there will be a number of rest, rescue and refreshment points, as well as seven larger bases that will divide the route up into seven sectors:

  • Courmayeur – Valgrisenche:                  50 km 4747 D+
  • Valgrisenche – Cogne:                          58 km 5082 D+
  • Cogne – Donnas:                                45 km 2698 D+
  • Donnas – Gressoney St Jean:                54 km 6086 D+
  • Gressoney St Jean – Valtournenche:        33 km 3187 D+
  • Valtournenche – Ollomont:                    48 km 4904 D+
  • Ollomont – Courmayeur:                      50 km 4210 D+

RACE HIGHLIGHTS

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