Date 09/05/2021 – 09/11/2021
Race website https://gtpmb.com/
This new race has got us intrigued here at Run the Alps! From the information available at present it looks like the Grand Trail du Pays du Mont-Blanc will be held over 7 days, with the course covering a hefty 300km and climbing 25000m. No route map is available yet for the race, but it is set to start from Lac Passy, France, just below Chamonix, in the shadow of the mighty Mont Blanc. Race participants must be in teams of 2 or 3, and will be largely self-supported.
On the face of it, this race sounds a lot like the “Petite Trot a Leon,” a 300km challenge held as part of the UTMB race series in Chamonix. It’s also similar in challenge to Italy’s Tor des Geants and Swiss Peaks. Will the Grand Trail du Pays du Mont-Blanc offer runners a different enough experience from these other races? We have been in contact with the Race Directors and hope to bring you more details soon!