2018 registrations

In 2018, the UTMB® will take place from August 27th to September 2nd.


171 km & 10 300 m ascent
2 300 runners
Start on Friday 31/08/2018
at 18:00 from Chamonix


101 km & 6 100 m ascent
1 900 runners
Start on Friday 31/08/2018
at 9:00 from Courmayeur


119 km & 7 200 m ascent
1 600 runners
Start on Wednesday 29/08/2018
at 6:00 from Courmayeur


56 km & 3 500 m ascent
1 200 runners
Start on Thursday 30/08/2018
at 8:15 from Orsières


290 km & 26 500 m ascent
300 runners
Start on Monday 27/08/2018
at 9:00 from Chamonix

Registration has only been possible via the internet.

Important fact: These rules are evolving and are liable to change each year. What ever happens, the registration conditions for one year are announced the preceding February.

UTMB®, CCC®, TDS®, OCC

Registration dates

Registration will be open between December 14th 2017 and January 3rd 2018 during which time all candidates should fill in the application form in full, qualifying races included, for the race of their choice.

Pre-registration: this form will be validated by the payment, by credit-card, of a deposit of 50 euros (secure on-line payment). This payment is automatically reimbursed should you not be selected in the draw.

Registration without  the draw (priority registration) and elite registration: registration will be validated by the payment of the total registration cost (secure on-line payment – except for elite runners entitled to free registration).

Qualifying races

Registration for each race is only possible for runners who have, beforehand, finished races, which are listed in the UTMB®'s list of qualifying races, between January 1st 2016 and December 31st 2017: click here to read the rules concerning the 2018 UTMB® qualifying races

UTMB® : 15 points acquired between 2016/01/01 and 2017/12/31 (in 3 races maximum)
CCC® : 8 points acquired between 2016/01/01 and 2017/12/31 (in 2 races maximum)
TDS® : 8 points acquired between 2016/01/01 and 2017/12/31 (in 2 races maximum)
OCC : 4 points acquired between 2016/01/01 and 2017/12/31 (in 2 races maximum)

The 2015 finishers of the UTMB® races may also use these races as qualifying races.

For all answers to your questions, please consult the FAQs

Registration without the draw and a coefficient of 2

Registration without the draw

Runners who have been refused twice by both the 2016 and the 2017 draw for the same race may register individually for the same race in 2018 without passing via the draw on condition that they have the necessary points for 2018. To benefit from this advantage, it is imperative to register within the stated period of time.

To benefit from your advantage, you must ensure that you connect to the  runner's page you used in previous years.

Coefficient of 2

The runners who were refused in the 2017 draw will benefit individually from a coefficient of 2. This advantage doubles their chance of success in the 2018 draw (under the condition that they choose the same race as in 2017 and that they have the necessary qualifying points for 2018). In terms of probability, the coefficient of 2 is rigorously identical to a classic draw where the individual holds two tickets.

These runners must pre-register during the pre-registration period mentioned above; if you do not pre-register in the time limit given your advantage will be lost for ever.

International elite

Concerning the recognition of high calibre athletes and also for the fair management of registration, we reserve places for elite athletes, who make the request, according to strict criteria based on the ITRA performance index.

Elite runners must register between December 14th 2017 and January 3rd 2018.

Our system automatically detects elite runners through our link to the ITRA data base.
If you are not automatically recognised as an elite runner, please send us an email: info@utmbmontblanc.com

  UTMB® CCC®/TDS®/OCC
  Men Women Men Women
Free registration without the draw >870 >770 >820 >720
Registration without the draw but fee to be paid  >770 >670 >720 >620
Or runners who are amongst the top 3 of their country

Runners who correspond to the criteria can benefit from the registration conditions below on condition that they have the points required for 2018.

Registration for elite athletes is not automatic, each one must finalise their registration themselves.

For all answers to your questions, please consult the FAQs

Registration as a group/couple

It is possible to pre- register in a group (minimum 2 persons, maximum 12 persons with your partner, your running mates etc.) The only interest in group registration is having the same result for all group members in the draw, whether it be positive or negative.
The probability of being lucky in the draw is exactly the same for runners who have pre-registered in a group or individually.

The first group member who preregisters must click on the option “Register as a  group”, they will then obtain a group number which they should send to other group members. Then each runner in the group must access their runner's page, click on “Register as a  group”, state the group number given to them and finalise the pre-registration.

A group may consist of runners pre-registered for different races (excluding the PTL®). In this case, the group participates in the draw for the race for which the percentage of chance of winning is the weakest.

All runners benefitting from an advantage (coefficient of 2, registration without the draw) who choose to register as part of a group loose this advantage (see details in FAQs).

For all answers to your questions, please consult the FAQs

The Draw

If the number of pre-registrations is superior to the permitted number of runners, a draw is organised.

The results will be announced on January 11th 2018 at 10.00 (Paris time) in the list of persons registered and on your runners file at our web-site www.utmbmontblanc.com, and will be confirmed by email.

A positive Draw

Those runners lucky in the draw then have a period of 14 days, January 11th to 24th 2018, to definitively finalise their registration by paying, by credit-card, the balance of the registration price and sending in all the required supporting documents.

Registration will be definitive when all obligatory elements are supplied (declaration of honour, medical certificate, choice of where race-bibs are to be collected, transport reservation) as from the time that these services are accessible on the runner's page.

People who do not finalise their registration by January 24th 2018 at the latest will lose their advantage, the deposit will stay with the organisation and they will not be able to benefit from an advantage (coefficient of 2 or registration without the draw) for the following year's draw.

A negative draw

  • Runners not benefitting from a coefficient of 2

The losers of the draw will have their 50 euro deposit reimbursed.
They will benefit from a draw the following year with a coefficient of 2 which will double their chances of success, on condition that they pre-register for the same race (pre-registration is not automatic) and that they have the necessary points for 2018.

  • Runners befitting from a co-efficient of 2 (= those unlucky in the 2017 draw)

In the case of a second failure in 2018, they can register without passing through the draw in 2019, for the same race as in 2017 and 2018, on condition that they have the necessary points for 2019.

The allocation of these advantages (co-efficient of 2 or registration without the draw) is only effective once the qualifying races claimed by the runner have been verified.

For all answers to your questions, please consult the FAQs

Verifying qualifying races

All the qualifying races used by the runners to finalise their registration are verified, through official race results.
The Organisation takes in to account the results of each individual runner (even if a race was run as a relay or as a team member).

In the case of a false declaration of qualifying races, not conforming or untrue, the organisation reserves the right to cancel the runner’s registration without refunding the rights of engagement and to cancel their advantage for the following year (coefficient of 2 or registration without the draw) in the case of a negative draw.

The qualifying races are managed under their own regulations.
Click here to consult these regulations.

Runner’s commitments

 By registering, each runner personally agrees to engage in the following :

  • I declare that I have read and understood the regulations and ethics of the race (available at www.utmbmontblanc.com)
  • I understand and approve of the conditions of participation which figure in the regulations
  • I agree to respect all items of the regulations
  • I agree to scrupulously respect and promote the ethic
  • I agree to be aware of any medical condition which could concern me and, consequently relieve the organisation of any responsibility for any medical problem which may arise during the event due to any negligence on my part
  • I have read and understood that in the case of a false declaration of qualifying races, not conforming or untrue; the organisation reserves the right to cancel my registration without refunding the rights of engagement and to cancel my advantage for the following year (coefficient of 2 or registration without the draw) in the case of a negative draw.

Enrolment fees

2018 registration fees (communicated in December):
UTMB® : XXX €
CCC® : XXX €
TDS® : XXX €
OCC : XX €
Of which the 2018 films downloadable in HD, an Eco participation of 1.5€ per person is destined to finance the cleaning, repairing or rehabilitation of paths and which also includes the 10€ 2018 membership of the association of Trailers du Mont-Blanc.

PTL®

Pre-registration dates

A period of pre-registration will be open between December 14th 2017 and January 3th 2018 during which time the team leader registers for all their team at the same time.
Each team member must have previously have created their own runner's page.
The team's request will be validated by the payment of the entire fee (secure on-line payment).

Registration conditions

Registration is open to teams of 2 or 3 people.
Registration will be made by presenting a file which lists the previous experience of each team member. Technical experience in the mountains, sporting history as well as team motivation will be evaluated.
Each team member must fill out this self-evaluation form (available in December). Any other complimentary document will not be taken in to account.

Sending the self-evaluation form

This form must be filled in electronically. The following languages will be accepted: French, English, Spanish and Italian. It should be sent to isabelle.juchat@utmbmontblanc.com, as soon as the on-line registration has finished, and at the latest by January 3th 2018.

Selection of the applications

The  PTL® committee will meet to examine each application. Only the committee may take the decision to accept or refuse a team's registration. Its decision is final.

Results of the selection process / Draw

If the number of teams accepted by the  PTL® committee is higher than the maximum number of runners possible, a draw will be organised.
The results of  selection of applications (or the draw if it happens) will be sent be email on January 11th 2018 at 10:00  (Paris time).

Application successful & positive draw

If the team's application is accepted by the  PTL® committee, and if the eventual draw is positive, registration is definitively validated  (the registration fee having already been paid).

Application refused or negative draw

If the team's application is refused by the  PTL® committee, or the draw is negative, the totality of the registration fee will be reimbursed.

Enrolment fees

2018 registration fees (communicated in December):
PTL® : XXX € per team (includes since 2017 6 meal tickets per runner to use in the partner refuges of the runner's choice)

Of which the 2018 films downloadable in HD, an Eco participation of 1.5€ per person is destined to finance the cleaning, repairing or rehabilitation of paths and which also includes the 10€ 2018 membership of the association of Trailers du Mont-Blanc.

#YCC

Conditions of participation

The #YCC is a race open to anybody, man or woman, born between 1996 and 2002 ( cadet and junior categories), licensed or not.

Registration dates

A registration period will open on December 14th 2017 and will be closed when the event is full (maximum 200 runners), during which all candidates must fill out the complete form. This form will be validated upon payment, via credit-card (on-line secure payment).

Runner’s commitments

By registering, each runner personally agrees to engage in the following :

  • I declare that I have read and understood the regulations and ethics of the race (available at www.utmbmontblanc.com)
  • I understand and approve of the conditions of participation which figure in the regulations
  • I agree to respect all items of the regulations
  • I agree to scrupulously respect and promote the ethic
  • I agree to be aware of any medical condition which could concern me and, consequently relieve the organisation of any responsibility for any medical problem which may arise during the event due to any negligence on my part

Droits d'engagement

2018 registration fees (communicated in December):
#YCC : XX €
Of which the 2018 films downloadable in HD, an Eco participation of 1.5€ per person is destined to finance the cleaning, repairing or rehabilitation of paths and which also includes the 10€ 2018 membership of the association of Trailers du Mont-Blanc.

Parental authorisation

Participants of less than 18 years of age on the day of the race must also supply parental authorisation (the second part of the official form for the medical certificate which is downloadable from their runner's page).