The historic company based in Asolo is investing in trail running for the 2021 season and has chosen TORX® to strengthen its position in the international market.
SCARPA, the Italian company leading in the production of mountain footwear and outdoor activities, has become one of the main sponsors of TORX®, the prestigious trail running event recognized worldwide for its charm. This significant choice is based on shared and solid principles, such as respect for nature, sports ethics, and environmental sustainability.
For SCARPA, this is an important collaboration that fits into a consolidation plan in the field of trail running, offering increasingly high-performance and quality products for athletes and enthusiasts of the sport. The addition of Marco De Gasperi as the Category Manager for trail running in April 2020 set the pace for new goals and led the Asolo-based company to develop four new products for the upcoming Spring/Summer season: Spin 2.0, Spin Infinity, Ribelle Run, and Golden Gate Atr.
The attention to detail and the continuous ambition of the research and development team in designing and producing increasingly innovative, high-performance, and cutting-edge models have driven SCARPA to invest more and more in a rapidly growing sector, such as mountain trail races. Furthermore, the Asolo-based company considers the specific technical aspects and individual characteristics for both men and women, differentiating its offerings and providing ample choices for consumers.
Partnering with an event like TORX® is a source of pride for SCARPA, a fixed point from which to start rethinking the adrenaline of races and the unique spirit that distinguishes the outdoor world. The SCARPA team of athletes is ready to demonstrate their value, and motivation is high among all its members, from the well-known names to the newcomers introduced in the fall of 2020. Among these is Silvia Trigueros Garrote, a Basque athlete of international fame who has won the last two editions of the Tor des Géants® and has made history in endurance trail running.
Marco De Gasperi states: "The Tor Des Geants®, since its inception, represents the forbidden dream of every Trail Runner who aspires to experience a unique and unprecedented adventure. During the second week of September, Courmayeur becomes the world capital of Ultra Trail. It is an honor for SCARPA to sponsor an event of such magnitude, as well as a clear signal to the entire world running on the trails that the Italian company, a leader in mountain footwear, has begun to undertake in this specialty. After the forced stop of the last edition, we look to the future with cautious optimism, hoping to relive, this time as protagonists, the emotions of the past."
SCARPA is a company specialized in the production of outdoor footwear for mountaineering, climbing, trail running, trekking, hiking, urban outdoor, ski mountaineering, and telemark. Founded in 1938 in Asolo, Treviso, as Società Calzaturieri Asolani Riuniti Pedemontana Anonima (hence the acronym S.C.A.R.P.A.). Today, SCARPA has offices in the USA and China, and facilities in Romania and Serbia, while still maintaining 70% of production in Italy, in the heart of the Veneto footwear district.