28th August 2023
Mental toughness, team spirit, a sense of adventure, and core mountain values are essential to experience this adventure of a lifetime, a grand tour of the Mont-Blanc as a team.
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LA PETITE TROTTE À LÉON
With its unique concept and its specific features, the PTL sets apart from other races. The spirit of the PTL is based on mental commitment, team spirit and adventure, as well as on sporting and mountain values.
This ultra endurance race takes participants on a grand tour of the Mont-Blanc (300km and 25000m of D+), covering high altitude trails, without any way-marking, which requires a sense of orientation on and off the trails. The course changes every year and allows for runners to discover the rich diversity of the French, Italian and Swiss trails of the Mont Blanc massif.
The 2023 course - winding through the ever-present Mont-Blanc and its prestigious satellites - is again this year innovative and out of the ordinary. You will cross little-known places, often difficult to access and offering breathtaking views.
A demanding team race
The PTL is run in teams of 2 or 3 athletes, without any official ranking. The teams progress in a rough and demanding mountain environment requiring a strong technical, physical and mental level. Because it is a very difficult and demanding race, applicants go through a selection process requiring the presentation of a motivational letter and a file proving their mountain experience.
A closer look at the 2022 course
Participate in the PTL
All the information you need to know before starting an extraordinary adventure.
Rules and Regulations
Check out the official PTL rules and regulations including registration process and fees, mandatory equipment, assistance policy, runner commitment and much more.
Pre-registration for the PTL 2023 will open on January 3rd. Teams will have to submit their candidature, justifying their experience before January 10th.
Each competitor must have a personal accident insurance covering search and rescue costs in France, Italy and Switzerland.
Everything you need to know about using a GPS, a compass and much more...
Dive deep into the heart of the race
Pre-register for the PTL
Pre-registration for the PTL is now open. Pre-register for the PTL by submitting your application between January 3rd and 10th.