UTMB® an ecologically responsible event

Let's respect this great playground

Ultra-Trail® : l’environnement est une priorité! par UltraTrailMontBlanc


The Mont-Blanc Massif is actually a fragile natural environment to which we must pay great attention. To contribute to the protection of it, we are counting on the engagement of each person. We have the duty of doing all that we can to limit our impact to the minimum.

As the organiser, the UTMB® has developed numerous actions to protect the natural environment and to raise awareness amongst all the players. This is a collective action which involves the organisation, regional groups, runners and supporters, partners and volunteers( Ambassadors for the Environment).

We, ourselves, have formed a Commission for the Environment which guides the projects and we set ourselves ambitious environmental objectives. We are always looking for ways of progressing in this domain and incite everybody to adopt an ecologically responsible attitude.


Environmental commission
Environment race-bibs

Environment race-bibs

Aménagement de la zone humide de la Sausse (France, 73) - Mise en place d'une passerelle pour éviter cette zone sensible entre le Cormet de Roselend et le Col du Joly

Since the creation of the UTMB® in 2003, one of the event's preoccupations has been the impact of the passage of the trail-runners on the environment.
In 2006, the Environment Commission was developed, directed Jean-Claude Marmier. Studies, carried out by students from the Université de Savoie, made obvious the areas which needed improving.
For 2 years now, we have been working to renovate paths which are run by the UTMB® :  the Col du Bonhomme path,  Chemin du curé,  la Gittaz path and the wet zone at  la Sausse.
All these actions which favour the environment were recognised by COP21 as they were "remarkable initiatives in the sporting domain".

In 2017, the UTMB®'s environment commission will benefit from 5 environment race-bibs to help protect the environmental heritage which offers the UTMB® such a formidable play-ground and go farther along this path which means so much to us!

You can also assist in our projects by wearing an environment race-bib!

Contacts :
Patrick Deschamps, President of the Environment Commission, impri.p@gmail.com

The process will be as follows :

  • The donor pays the Environment Commission 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 Environment Commission 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 environment 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.


15 engagements éco-responsables
Waste management
Raising awareness
Natural areas