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The Occitanie Region


Mrs Carole DELGA


The Montcalm Challenge is one of those incredible human challenges that exceptional athletes face each year, a wonderful demonstration of the ability to surpass oneself that men and women can have. For its 30th edition, the Montcalm Challenge reiterates the ambition of last year to include in its program a new circuit with the organization of the PICaPICA, a race designed by mountaineers for mountaineers with characteristics making you feel dizzy. It is difficult to imagine the mental and physical resources into which the participants will have to tap, during this event, to overcome the 100 km of the race, the four summits at more than 3000 meters altitude and the 11 000 meters of positive altitude difference. Let's hope that for the 2019 edition, the weather conditions will not trouble the race of these athletes of the extreme. 

Beyond the PICaPICA, the Montcalm Challenge includes a marathon, very difficult too and five other races of various levels. A total of 1500 athletes will cross the start line and for each of them, we must pay tribute to the work carried out by the organizers who place at the heart of their concerns the safety, the quality of the races and their markings but also the food supply points and the welcome of the runners and their families.

 I would also like to congratulate the Montcalm Challenge team for their exemplary commitment to respect the environment and for the deeply human and supportive dimension of their organization, which counts people with disabilities among its 400 volunteers.

It is with pleasure and conviction that the Region supports the Montcalm Challenge, so that sport can live and that the magical landscapes of our mountains can be an opportunity for all, organizers, volunteers and participants to create unforgettable memories.


Carole DELGA

President of the “Occitanie / Pyrénées Méditerranée” Region