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THE MONTANE TOR DES GÉANTS

The 10th edition of the Montane sponsored Tor des Géants takes place from 08-15 September 2019.

One of the greatest 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 apine trails, through the Gran Paradiso National and Mont Avic Regional Parks.

Starting and finishing in Courmayeur, Italy, this year will see over 2000 competitors from 76 nations attempt to cover the 205 miles / 330km, whilst staying ahead of a cut-off time of 150 hours.



RACE INFO:

  • The Tor des Géants is one of the premier endurance trail running races in the world.
  • It is a non-stop 205mile / 330km ultra-trail race covering an entire region; from the 4,000m Italian Alps to the Gran Paradiso Natural Park and the Aosta Valley
  • Crossing 34 municipalities, 25 mountain passes, 30 alpine lakes, and 2 national parks.
  • Total elevation: 70,880 ft (24,000m) - 3 times the height of Mt Everest.
  • Last year over 60% of competitors did not finish.
  • Beautiful surroundings, fierce terrain. 

 


TOR DES GÉANTS 2018

 

10th Anniversary Commemorative Races:

To honour the races' ascension to one of the worlds' premier ultra-endurance races, this year sees the inclusion of two more distances added to the race programme:

TOR DES GLACIERS - a truly brutal 450km race on little known trails and ridges throughout the Valle d'Aosta.  Only 100 competitors have been hand-selected to attempt its 32,000m of ascent, hoping to complete the course in under 190 hours.

TOR30 - also referred to as the 'Passage Aug Malatra', this 30km option is intended as an entry-level introduction to the TOR.  Despite this, 2300m of ascent and a maximum altitude of 4300 metres commands respect and preparation.

The Tor des Géants: Beautiful in its brutality

Tor Des Geats and Tot Dret route map | Montane

 

ONES TO WATCH

The world's greatest ultra-endurance mountain race naturally attracts world-class talent from across the globe.  Needless to say, Montane Athletes can rarely resist such a seductive call!

Tom Hollins Tor Des Geants | Montane

TOM HOLLINS

A recent addition to the Montane Athlete roster.  Winner of the 2017 Montane Spine Race with a time of 99:25 and recently completing the first solo Double Bob Graham.  He should be perfectly conditioned to the distance, elevation, and fatigue.

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Jenn Gaskell Tor Des Geants | Montane

JEN GASKELL

A Montane Athlete since 2009, Jenn is something of a veteran when it comes to the Tor Des Géants, having already competed twice and finishing in a competitive 115:09.  In recent years she has worked on her pacing in longer races, saving more energy for the tougher later stages.

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Kevin Hadfield Tor Des Geants | Montane

KEVIN HADFIELD

Kevin joined Montane as an athlete in 2015, and finished the 2017 TOR in an impressive time of 118:44.  He is hoping to build on momentum developed through a great 2017 and early 2018.

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Galen Reynolds Tor Des Geants | Montane

GALEN REYNOLDS

A recent Montane Athlete, Galen is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. Finishing second at TOR18 and winning the Berghaus Dragons' Back Race earlier this year, breaking fellow Montane Athlete Marcus Scotneys' course record.

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Terry Conway Tor Des Geants | Montane

TERRY CONWAY

Joining the Montane Athlete team last year after a prolonged hiatus due to injury, Terry is poised to make up for lost time. Despite this break, he finished third in the Montane Lakeland 50 in July, and his Montane Lakeland 100 course record still stands at 19:50. This year he is poised to take on the 130km Tot Dret.

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