On September 10, 2017, Gab will compete in The “Tor des Géants” - the first non-stop race of its kind to cover an entire region, running along spectacular paths at the foot of the highest peaks in the Alps. He’ll run through the Gran Paradiso Natural Park, the Mont Avic Regional Park and through the Aosta Valley with 700 other competitors, aiming to complete the 205 miles in one go. This will all be done on mountain trails with 80,000+ feet of elevation gain and within 150 hours. For those keeping score – that’s the equivalent to climbing Mt Everest almost three times! 

Why? To  support his wife, Dr. Julia Valente, and to raise funds and awareness for epilepsy.  




We don't grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges."


Follow Gab's Journey:

One month to go!

One month to go! So far, the weather isn't looking too inviting along Gab's path...

Meet Dr. Julia Valente

Dr. Julia Valente was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 19 after more than five years of unknowingly experiencing seizures. Despite her challenges with epilepsy and its subsequent treatment, Julia persevered with her studies and graduated from medical school. She’s now a member of EFMN’s Board of Directors and is married with two young daughters.

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Nevada Training

Gab says hi from Nevada! Get a peak at what it takes to train for the Tors de Geants.



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