[wpcol_1half]– Tor des Géants / Tour of Giants ultramarathon – promotional video[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end]The Tor des Géants (Tour of Giants) is the first and only race to combine long distance with the individual style of runners: the organisation does not impose any compulsory stages, and the winner will be the runner who completes the race in the shortest time, making his or her own decisions on when and how long to stop for rest and refreshment.
The Tor des Géants is the first race of this kind to cover an entire region, running along its 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.
All of these particular features help make this such a unique, inimitable race.
This trail is more than just a competitive sports event; it is also a way to promote tourism in the Valle d’Aosta, through the municipalities the race runs through.
It’s a race across the foothills of the tallest mountains in Europe * 330 km (200 miles) of alpine trails * 24.000 climbing meters * 34 communes involved * 25 passes above 2.000 meters * 30 alpine lakes * 2 natural parks * a climb from 300 to 3.300 meters * 7 life bases * 43 refreshment stations.
The Tor des Géants will take place from 11 to 18 September 2011.[/wpcol_1half_end]