Benoît Laval - Raidlight
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« It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare,
but because we do not dare that they are difficult. »



« I am passionate about the mountains and running, I have competed in competitions since the age of 10 years old. I developed a taste for entrepreneurship and management from my studies and military service.
Working as a textile engineer, I built my life around my passions: creating the Raidlight company in 1999, taking up the mantle of Vertical in 2010, the creation of tourism networks, Trail resorts and ski touring areas in 2011 and 2012, the creative production workshop "Made in France" and INO-Fab in 2015.
The following sporting successes were achieved alongside my other activities: 2nd in the Grand Raid Reunion in 2003, 9th in the Marathon des Sables in 2004, for French Trail Team 2010.
The building of the Outdoor Lab in 2011 in the heart of the mountains in Saint-Pierrede- Chartreuse was a turning point in the quest for personal and entrepreneurial sense, which in turn led to a personal involvement in regional policies. »



  • French Trail Team (2010).
  • 2nd of the French Trail Running Championship (2009).
  • 3 wins trials of the French Trail Running Championship.
  • 2nd, 4th and 5th at the Grand Raid de la Réunion.
  • 5th at the Ultra-Trail Gobi Race UTGR, 400km non-stop.
  • 9th at the Marathon des Sables.
  • 1 winning at the Annapurna Mandala Trail.
  • 1 winning at the Grand-duc de Chartreuse.
  • 5th of the French 100km Road Race Championship.
  • 13th at the 100 km de Millau.
  • 2 rounds at the Barkley.
  • Winner of the World trophy of Raid-orienteering IOF.
  • 2nd of the French Raid-orienteering Championship (x3).
  • French champion of snowshoe (x2).
  • 6th at the european cup of snowhoe.
Find here the complete results of Benoît Laval

Describe yourself in 5 key words:

Work • Perfectionism • Perseverance • Boldness • Pleasure


Being a Raidlight athlete: what does it mean to you?

« It is about being passionate for the love of trail running and its core values of discovery.

This encompasses discovering new landscapes, new territory, discovering others, and also self-discovery. Hence our Raidlight motto: "Share The Trail Experience". »

His Signature Brand :

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Responsiv 10L Race Vest Trail Ultramax Ultralight Jacket