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ODLO sponsors High Trail Vanoise in Val d’Isere July 7th-9th 

Trail run weekend features various race lengths and breath-taking alpine terrain – also a chance to step “Inside the HTV” 

(May 15th, Hünenberg, CH) – ODLO, the Swiss-based performance apparel brand today announced its continued sponsorship of the ODLO High Trail Vanoise, a grassroots trail running event held on some of the most beautiful terrain in the French Alps.  

Held in Val d’Isere this July 7th-9th, the ODLO High Trail Vanoise sees up to 1500 trail runners cross the breath-taking landscapes of the Vanoise National Park. The inclusive event offers seven race lengths stretching from the vertical kilometre to the 72km High Trail Vanoise route for which the event is named.  

The 9km Odyssea race (in support of the fight against breast cancer) is held in both run and walk formats. Junior athletes can join a bespoke youth race while relay formats are offered for the longer courses. 

"The High Trail Vanoise is a key reference trail race in France,” said Ingrid Jacquemod, Director of the Val d’Isere sports club. “Our partnership with ODLO, a renowned brand in the outdoor sports community, is essential for the organisation of an event like this. We are therefore thrilled to again collaborate with ODLO to deliver this fantastic weekend of sport."  

With ODLO’s heritage in high-sweat endurance sports, and their passion for athletes to see what’s out there, the company is thrilled to support this unique event for the 8th consecutive year.  

“ODLO is driven by the desire to create made-for-comfort performance apparel that inspires more athletes to get out there and enjoy amazing outdoor experiences,” said Shanjay Damani, Marketing Director, ODLO. “We’re delighted to support events such as the High Trail Vanoise because it motivates athletes to take on a memorable challenge in a beautiful environment.”  

As well as equipping the event organisers and dedicated volunteers that make the HTV possible, ODLO will also be present in the race village all weekend and be supporting the Annecy-based trail running team Team ODLO X-Alp at the event. 

Further race details and entry information can be found here.  

Inside the HTV 

This year, ODLO is launching ‘Inside the HTV’ – an opportunity to win an exclusive High Trail Vanoise experience. The prize includes a race bib for the winners chosen event, a complete package of the latest ODLO trail running apparel (worth up to 500€), a unique professional coaching session from Team ODLO X-Alp plus two nights’ accommodation. Two additional prizes of ODLO trail running kit valued at 250€ are also up for grabs.  

Find out more or get involved here.  

Apparel made for running way off road 

ODLO’s X-Alp trail running collection is purposefully designed for the growing number of everyday athletes seeking the excitement of running way off the beaten path. Crafted with input from the Team ODLO X-Alp athletes, the comfortable, technical X-Alp pieces combine lightweight performance materials with athletic cuts and practical details.  

The collection is headlined by the ISPO award-winning X-Alp Performance Wool 115 trail running t-shirt – a modern, high-performance natural merino that sets a new standard in trail running t-shirts. Find out more about the full collection here.  

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High Trail Vanoise 

From July 7 to 9, 2023, Val d'Isère organises its ODLO High Trail Vanoise weekend. Over 3 days, 7 races of all levels will take place, from the 9km charity trail to the ultra-trail in stages over 2 days, offering its participants the possibility to cross the most beautiful panoramas of Haute Tarentaise Vanoise, Maurienne and Grand Paradis thanks to the new Trail des 5 Vals course. The following races earn UTMB index points to qualify for the UTMB World Series Events: High Trail Vanoise, Trail des 6 cols, Balcons of Val d'Isère, and Trail des 5 Vals.  

For full race details visit: 


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