Last week of august, trailers coming from the whole world will run beyond borders around the Mont Blanc range between France, Italy and Switzerland of the 4 events of the UTMB® featuring distances beyond 100km. The trail effect is contagious and arouses new desires! This great week just lacked one event: a race that starts in Switzerland
On a shorter version, this race will be perfect for fans of medium distances (in the category Trail Ultra Medium (M)
between 42km and 69km).
Therefore, for the less "ultra" runners wishing to get into the event of the UTMB® will find a race suitable for them to start the adventure. Orsières will finally experiment the rhythm of a start of a race desired for several years.
The UTMB® from Chamonix to Chamonix travels through 3 countries, the CCC® takes off from Italy and flies over Switzerland, TDS® opens towards the Beaufortain region and the OOC will now honour the Swiss Valais region.
The race will start from Orsières located southwest of the canton in the Val d’Entremont. This valley offers unique landscapes: ultimate peaks on the eastern flanks of the Mont Blanc drawing the franco-swiss frontier, hanging glaciers on polished rocks, fiery torrents… The layout of the OCC goes through that nature, in a charming atmosphere before reaching Champex and the last part just as magical at the UTMB® or the CCC®.
Characteristics of the 2018 OCC