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Valle d'Aosta Challenge, a timeless journey

Valle d'Aosta Challenge, a timeless journey

You have 28 days to run 160km with 6000m of elevation gain and try to win 2 Pré-Saint-Didier Spa entry tickets or 2 Skyway Monte Bianco roundtrip tickets to Punta Helbronner.
  • Distance 160 Km
  • Elevation 6000 MT+
  • KM-Effort 220 Km-E
  • Date From October 03 to October 31
  • Participants 521
  • Finishers 214
  • Status Over

About the race

Take up our challenge that you can achieve remotely or on site over several runs or in one go: you have 28 days to cover 160 km and 6,000 m of elevation gain into the innermost heart of the territory and of the local community, where human history has left the most evident signs of its passage.

Discover the architecture of the villages as well as local traditions, still alive and deeply rooted, but also the rural landscape: pastures, vineyards, vegetable gardens, mills, cellars and cheese factories. A route in the wake of Roman and medieval times, but also an immersion in nature: lakes, waterfalls, nature reserves and wooded areas. Running, walking, alone or with friends, the choice is yours! Enjoy the colours of autumn and discover part of the Cammino Balteo, from La Salle to Pont-Saint-Martin, a hiking route that crosses 46 municipalities in the Aosta Valley which are mostly located at medium and low altitude.


Each runner who completes the challenge automatically participates in a draw to win 2 Pré-Saint-Didier Spa entry tickets or 2 Skyway Monte Bianco roundtrip tickets to Punta Helbronner.


About the Valley d'Aosta

Formed by glaciers and surrounded by mountains, the Aosta Valley is located in the north of Italy. A third of its territory is located more than 2,600 meters above sea level. It is bordered to the north by Switzerland (canton of Valais), to the west by France (Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region) and to the south-east by Piedmont. Extending over an area of approximately 3,270 km2, the Aosta Valley is the smallest region in Italy. With its iconic summits such as Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Matterhorn (here called Monte Cervino) and Gran Paradiso, the Aosta Valley is dominated by the highest and most impressive peaks of the Alps. The Aosta Valley presents itself as a mixture of cultures marked by the warm atmosphere of Italy with a slight touch of French charm. The region enchants visitors from all over the world thanks to its excellent gastronomy, its picturesque alpine architecture and landscape, its living traditions, its rich historical past and its wide range of cultural and sport activities. The Aosta Valley offers the perfect environment for an unforgettable holiday, not only for mountaineers and skiers, but also for those who are expecting higher standards.


To become a Finisher You must run 160 km with 6000 meters of elevation gain or the equivalent of 220 Kilometer-effort. Kilometer-effort means that for any gain of 100m in elevation, one kilometer is added to the distance of the route.
The Challenge must be completed by walking or running
The Challenge can be completed over several runs or in one go.
Time slot : 28 days (from October 3rd to October 31st)


The challenge has no ranking. Runners will be ranked according to the % of progress of their challenge and the registration date.


Every runner who completes the Valle d'Aosta challenge will be entered a lottery to win 2 Pré-Saint-Didier Spa entry tickets or 2 Skyway Monte Bianco roundtrip tickets to Punta Helbronner.

Liability and Insurance:

You are responsible: For your own race and GPS / tracking system.
All runners participate under their own responsibility: Physical activity requires good training and all participants declare that they are healthy and fit for the challenge

Final ranking
Rank Bib Name Nationality Cat Rank sex Rank cat. Progression Time Activity Time
1 13 Hélder LEMOS
France Portugal
SE M 1 1 100% 29:51:03 29:51:03 See dashboard
2 104 Benoit CALVEZ
France France
V1 M 2 1 100% 31:11:48 14:49:11 See dashboard
3 142 Sebastien POIRIER
France France
V1 M 3 2 100% 85:32:24 43:07:48 See dashboard
4 528 Thomas BOOTHER
France United Kingdom
V1 M 4 3 100% 91:03:06 26:02:07 See dashboard
5 495 Thao NGUYEN LE THI
France Argentina
V1 F 1 1 100% 105:46:13 31:32:59 See dashboard
6 378 Zdeněk PELÍŠEK
France Czech Republic
SE M 5 2 100% 123:06:53 19:16:55 See dashboard
7 19 Patrick BEAULIEU
France Canada
V1 M 6 4 100% 144:29:57 34:03:42 See dashboard
8 347 Cedric GOLEA
France France
V1 M 7 5 100% 147:38:28 16:03:03 See dashboard
9 375 Daniel KUMBANG
France Malaysia
SE M 8 3 100% 175:30:01 41:39:19 See dashboard
10 452 Laurent ESTIVAL
France France
V2 M 9 1 100% 184:15:10 25:20:07 See dashboard