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Taking in to account the success of the event and the very large number of requests, registration for the UTMB® races is governed by two principles : a points system, for runners who have previously completed qualifying races, and a draw.

This system ensures that the runners have the experience necessary to participate in one of the UTMB® races, and it manages the number of participants so that the races take place in good conditions (quality, safety and with respect for the environment).

The organisation offers 4 individual races (UTMB®, CCC®, TDS®, OCC) and an adventure in teams (PTL®) meaning welcoming almost 8000 participants coming from 87 different countries.

Those who are not selected in the draw will benefit from a co-efficient of 2 when they pre-register the following year, this doubles their chances of being selected. For those who are not selected two years in succession, there is a priority registration (upon the understanding that they have the necessary points).

All the information concerning pre-registration and registration are available below.

International ELITE runners are invited to the event according to precise criteria based on their ITRA performance index. Each runner must contact the organisation to finalise their registration.

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2016 Enrolment

2016 registrations

In 2016, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® will take place from August 22th to 28th.

Since 2007, 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

Pre-registration dates

A pre-registration period will open from December, 16th 2015 to January, 5th 2016 during which time all candidates will be able complete their application form, including qualifying courses, for the event of their choice. This form will be validated by the payment of 50€ deposit payable by credit-card (secured on-line payment)

Qualifying races

Registration for each race is only possible for those runners who have finished the relevant qualifying races between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2015: click here to read the rules concerning the qualifying races for the 2016 Ultra-Trail®

UTMB® : 9 points (15 new points) acquired between 2014/01/01 and 2015/12/31 (in 3 races maximum)
CCC® : 3 points
(7 new points) acquired between 2014/01/01 and 2015/12/31 (in 2 races maximum)
TDS® : 3 points
(7 new points) acquired between 2014/01/01 and 2015/12/31 (in 2 races maximum)
OCC : 1 point
(3 new points) acquired between 2014/01/01 and 2015/12/31 (in 2 races maximum)

The 2013 finishers of the UTMB®, CCC® and TDS® may also use these races as qualifying races.

For all answers to your questions, please consult the FAQs

Priority registration and coefficient of 2

Priority registration

Runners who have been refused twice for the same race in the draws for 2014 & 2015 and who never transferred their registration to the TDS®, will benefit individually from a priority registration for the same race (without passing through the draw – under the condition that they have the required points) in 2016.

Coefficient of 2

The runners who were refused in the 2015 draw, who didn’t transfer their registration to the TDS®, will benefit individually from a coefficient of 2. This advantage doubles their chance of success in the 2016 draw (under the condition that they choose the same race as in 2015 and that they have the necessary qualifying points for 2016). 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.

All registration requests must have reached us before January 5th 2016.

  UTMB® CCC®/TDS®/OCC
  Men Women Men Women
Free registration >850 >750 >800 >700
Registration guaranteed but fee to be paid >750 >650 >700 >600
  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 2016.

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 member of the group who registers must click “Group registration”; they then obtain a group number which they pass to the other members of the group. The others must then enter this number into “Group registration” when they register themselves.

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.

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 13th 2016 at 10.00 (Paris time) in the list of persons registered and on your runners file at our web-site www.ultratrailmb.com, and will be confirmed by email.

A positive Draw

Those runners lucky in the draw then have a period of 14 days, January 13th to 26th 2016, to definitively finalise their registration by paying, by credit-card, the balance of the registration price and sending in all the required supporting documents.

Those persons who do not finalise their registration in the permitted time lose their place, the deposit will not be returned and they will have no advantage (co-efficient of 2 or priority) for the draw the following year.

A negative draw

  • Runners participating in the draw for the first time

Those unlucky in the draw will have their 50€ deposit returned.
They will benefit with a co-efficient of 2 for the draw the following year which will double their chance of success to gain entry to the race chosen in 2016 ( on the condition that they have the necessary qualifying points for 2017).

  • Runners befitting from a co-efficient of 2 (= those unlucky in the 2015 draw)

In the case of a second failure in 2016, runners may register with priority for 2017 (without passing thought the draw for the same race as in 2015 & 2016), on the condition that they have the necessary qualifying points for 2017.

The allocation of these advantages (co-efficient of 2 or priority) 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 priority) 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.ultratrailmb.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 priority) in the case of a negative draw.

Enrolment fees

2016 registration fees:
UTMB® : 219 €
CCC® : 136 €
TDS® : 150 €
OCC : 73 €
Of which 1.5 euro per person is an éco participation to finance cleaning, restoration or rehabilitation of footpaths.

PTL®

Pre-registration dates

A period of pre-registration will be open between December 16th 2015 and January 5th 2016 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 personal and team motivation  will be evaluated.
Each team member must fill out this self-evaluation form. 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@ultratrailmb.com, as soon as the on-line registration has finished, and at the latest by January 5th 2016.

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 13th 2016 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 / 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

2016 registration fees:
PTL® : 690 € per team
Of which 1.5 euro per person is an éco participation to finance cleaning, restoration or rehabilitation of footpaths.

2017 Enrolment
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