UTMB® eine öko-bewusste veranstaltung


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


Das Mont-Blanc Massiv ist ein empfindliches Gebirgsland, das grösste Vorsicht fordert. Um es zu schützen, zählen wir auf Ihre Unterstützung, denn wir müssen so weit wie möglich Umweltschäden vermeiden.

Deshalb haben die Veranstalter des UTMB® eine Reihe von Massnahmen entwickelt, die die Akteure auf die Notwendigkeit des Naturschutzes aufmerksam machen und so Umweltschäden verringern sollen. Sie betreffen alle Beteiligten ; Veranstalter, örtliche Verbände, Läufer, Begleitpersonen, Partner, freiwillige Helfer (Umwelt Ambassadeure).

Wir haben eine Umweltkommission geschaffen, die die verschiedenen Bemühungen leitet und überwacht und ständig weiterentwickelt. Deshalb ersuchen wir auch Sie, ein umweltbewusstes Verhalten zu zeigen.


Environment race-bibs
15 engagements éco-responsables
Verwaltung Abfälle

Limit our waste





Responsible purchases

We give priority to services and products which are derived from the Espace Mont-Blanc, to avoid unnecessary transportation and to involve local players.
The refreshment posts provide regional products, and certain of them are organically produced.
In a country where spring water is abundant, we prioritize this resource which economizes on the use of 8000 plastic bottles and their transportation.  



No more plastic at the refreshment posts

To reduce consumption of plastic, both by runners and UTMB® volunteers, and therefore limit your carbon footprint and your waste production, the organization will not distribute any more disposable crockery (cutlery, beakers, bowls) at the life bases and the refreshment posts (this is the same for the volunteers). This action called " Bring Your Own Utensils " (BYOU) was inaugurated at the Vibram Hong Kong 100 in January 2018.  You are, therefore, invited to bring you own utensils if you wish to eat hot food at the refreshment posts.




Waste management 

Each UTMB® volunteer has been made aware of sorting waste, and everything is done to recycle any waste.  

  • The UTMB® uses the services of specialists in this domain from the local region:
    AREMACS: the association which manages waste, and the sorting of it, in Chamonix.
  • Elise Alpes: which specializes in collecting and sorting, it recuperates the plastic beakers which we collect from the first refreshment posts of each race (the flow of runners is too great and very concentrated) so that they can be recycled in to protheses or small electrical goods.



Individual beaker

To reduce waste, the UTMB® has, since 2006, included a reusable beaker into the list of mandatory equipment. 




Transporting your waste

We ask each trail-runner to keep their waste with them between refreshment posts, fruit skins included. You will find trash bins at each refreshment post for waste disposal. When leaving the post you will find, about 100m after the post, the last trash bin (marked with a sign).Small trash bags are distributed at race-bib distribution, they are for containing used toilet paper and other soiled trash like open gel containers, or film which has contained food.

Prioritize the use of rechargeable batteries and if that is not possible, do not abandon used batteries: special containers are at your disposition at the refreshment posts.

The results of our efforts

  • 60m3 of waste collected and sorted in Chamonix
  • 100 000 disposable beakers less
  • 25% of rubbish: soiled paper
  • 55% non-organic food waste
  • Cleaning the integrality of the Mont-Blanc Tour before and after every race.
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