Starting and finishing in Courmayeur, Italy. The Tor des Géants is the first non-stop race of its kind to cover an entire region, running along spectacular paths at the foot of the highest four-thousanders in the Alps and through the Gran Paradiso Natural Park and the Mont Avic Regional Park.
The 700 competitors race through the Aosta Valley and aim to complete the 205 miles (330 km) route before the cut-off of 150 hours. During the tour, the runners cross 34 municipalities, 25 mountain passes over 2,000 metres, 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 Tor des Géants 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 Tor des Géants 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 11th to 18th September in Courmayeur, to register or to get more information about the race please visit: http://www.tordesgeants.it/
Montane already sponsor the Spine Race in the UK and the Yukon Arctic Ultra in Canada, and is fast becoming one of the world's leading supporters of ultra running.
All Photos courtesy of Tour Des Geants