Montane, the brand that creates lightweight performance clothing and equipment, is the headline sponsorship of the Tor des Géants race, one of the world’s premier endurance trail running races.
Taking place from September 11 to 18, and 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,.
The route heads through spectacular paths of the Alps, the Gran Paradiso Natural Park and also 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 time of 150 hours.
During the TDG, the runners cross 34 municipalities, 25 mountain passes over 2,000m, 30 alpine lakes and two natural parks. The
Running pal Jamie Aarons takes on TDG
I headed out with Jamie for a day of hiking and running on four Munros earlier this summer. She is an impressive athlete and she told me about the Tor des Géants race.
It seemed incomprehensible that she would take on this event but she has!
The minimum altitude in the Tor des Géants race is 300m (985ft) and the highest is 3,300m (10,800ft), while the total elevation gain is approximately 24,000m (78,700ft).
Our four Munro outing totalled 2450m, which was way more than enough for me. Jamie told me she would need to do 10 times that amount in her race. I stared at her as if she was mad.
Montane supports Tor des Géants
Jonathan Petty, brand director of Montane, said: “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.”
Montane ultra distance runner, Dr Jenn Gaskell, will be participating in this year’s event, having completed the race in 2014 and winning first place in the under 30 female category.
Good luck to Jamie. I’ll be tracking you!
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