ASSOCIATION FOR THE
TRAIL DES DENTS DU MIDI // The 7 Summits Challenge
STRATEGIC COLLABORATION WITH THE COMMUNITIES CONTINGENT TO THE TRAIL AND WITH THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE TOUR DES DENTS DU MIDI
In 2016, the Trail took a hiatus, so that this iconic race could come back renewed and revigorated in 2017.
And what a comeback we’ve had! With improved collaboration between the 10 villages and communes touched by the Trail and the Trail Association, our goal going forward is to maintain and solidify the existing event while continually striving to innovate and improve for future editions.
A new name, new logo, new website (in 2021), and an updated identity all contribute to increasing the visibility of the Trail in Switzerland, throughout Europe, and internationally – all the while strengthening links between the Trail, its region, and the local entities it serves.
- DDM Trail, the race’s nickname, recognizable the world over
- 7 Summits Challenge, a reference to the 7 summits of the Dents du Midi massif
- An historical adventure born in 1963
The new governing body was specifically created to carry this ambitious project into the future. To this end, we have striven to comprise the governing and organizational entities. The end result are the two following groups:
This site is dedicated to Trail des Dents du Midi, otherwise known as the 7 Summits Challenge. Founded in 1963, this iconic footrace circumnavigating the Dents du Midi massif is the oldest mountain race in Europe.
In 2016, in anticipation of the upcoming race planned for September 2017, the existing organizing committee was revamped and replaced by a young, dynamic committee. This changeover breathed new life into the Trail, which simultaneously took on a new name and a new visual identity.
Runners, volunteers, partners, and the organizing committee all share the same love of adventure and stand united behind the same values.
Rules designed for everyone and applied equally to everyone. No cash prizes – all runners who finish receive the same reward.
RESPECT FOR INDIVIDUALS :
Respect for oneself and for others implies an honor code where cheating of any kind has no place
Respect for volunteers who participate for the love of the sport
Respect for the locals who host the race
Respect for the organization and its partners
RESPECT FOR NATURE:
Leave wildlife intact
Never cut trails, as this causes erosion damage
Prioritize public transportation or carpooling
Assist anyone in difficulty or in danger
PUSHING THE ENVELOPE:
Get to know yourself and develop your autonomy by finding the right balance between exploring the limits of your abilities and maintaining a healthy respect for your physical and moral integrity
“A trail will take you in search of your own hidden resources.”
“A trail is a little pride and a lot of humility”