Health, equity and research programmes

We take care of you

The good health of runners is a priority for us. The UTMB® makes every effort to assure the security and medical follow-up of all the runners. Besides, we lead numerous informative and preventative actions regarding the health of runners.

Since the first event in 2003, the UTMB® has looked to maintain the authenticity and fair-play of the sport. The organisation thus set up a health policy associating prevention, information and actions of control, aiming to ensure that the races take place fairly. We encourage the athletes to show the greatest transparency, in an exemplary fashion.

The UTMB® is also tremendous research laboratory for ultra-endurance sports. The scale of the races, as well as the number of participants allow our scientific partners to realise research in optimal conditions, and therefore to better understand the health risks linked to the intense practise of trail-running. This scientific research has led to the publication of numerous papers in the domains of sport, science and health.

Medical commission & health policy
Health race-bibs

Health race-bibs


Because the research has to benefit the discipline globally, the UTMB® supports the new foundation "Ultra Sports Science".

This foundation was created to help finance research projects which are more global and international linked to ultra-endurance and to encourage the broadcasting of the results of this research. The interest of a foundation to fund the research is to prevent any conflicts of interest due to the independence created between the donors and research projects.

In 2017, the UTMB® are making available 5 health race-bibs in aid of the foundation and invite those of you who are interested to make a donation.

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The process will be as follows :

  • The donor pays the "Ultra Sports Science" 2000 € to reserve a place in the race of their choice by stating their : family name, first name, email address, date of birth and choice of race.
  • The foundation then informs the UTMB® organisation, via email, that the payment has been made.
  • The organisation will then contact the runner to explain the special registration procedure.

Important : A registration via a health race-bib is subject to the same regulations as a normal registration ( qualifying points, registration tariff, etc.) the only difference being that the runner does have to participate in the draw.

The donations must be given by May 31st, 2017 at the latest. The donor may on no account reclaim any part of his donation. As from the moment that the runner is registered, he is subject to the same race regulations as the other runners including the cancellation of his registration. He will be reimbursed a variable amount according to the date of cancellation (see the race regulations). He can however leave his the place with another runner who will then have to register.


Les études menées sur l'UTMB® 2016
Etudes sur la fatigue et la récupération
Pathologies en course d'ultra-endurance
Sport et féminité
Ultra endurance et stabilite posturale
Etudes Kinesiotaping
Etude sur les addictions
Etude sur les désordres digestifs