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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


121 km & 7 300 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


40 km & 2 300 m ascent
1 000 runners
Start on 27/08/2018
at 10:00 from Martigny Combe


300 km & 25 000 m ascent
300 runners
Start on Monday 27/08/2018
at 08:00 from Chamonix


15 km & 1 000 m ascent
300 runners
Start on Wednesday 29/08/2018
at 10:00 from Courmayeur


Press release 15: Chamonix, October 25th, 2018

Columbia renews its partnership with the UTMB® through 2021

The UTMB® is proud to announce that it has signed another three-year partnership with Columbia, the flagship brand in Columbia Sportswear Company’s portfolio. The new agreement demonstrates the mutual trust and confidence both parties have in one another and who, since 2015, have worked closely together in promoting the sport of trail running, especially in further developing the UTMB®.

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Press release 14: Chamonix, September 2nd, 2018

2018 UTMB® - Learning to expect the unexpected

The 16th edition of the UTMB® will go down in the history books of trail running. Several comebacks and the challenging weather conditions created unbelievable circumstances for the men's and women's elite that shook up the trail running world.

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Press release 13: Chamonix, September 1st, 2018

2018 UTMB® - Thévenard joins D'Haene
and Jornet at the very top

Today, by winning the UTMB® for the 3rd time, Xavier Thévenard equals François d'Haene and Kilian Jornet in number of victories. This also marks the 6th time his has finished in first place in one of the UTMB® ultras.

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Press release 12: Chamonix, August 31, 2018

TDS® - OCC: Poland and China
make UTMB® history

For the first time since its inception, the UTMB® celebrates the victory of a Polish athlete. On Wednesday evening, Marcin Swierc (2nd place in the 2017 CCC®) made history by crossing the TDS® finish line in first place in front of the race's more than 1500 participating runners.

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Press release 11: Chamonix, August 23, 2018

T-minus 3 days and counting until it all starts!

On Monday, August 27, at 08:00 in the morning, the festivities for UTMB® week will start off with a bang! Runners in each of the two races, with two different formats, will be standing their respective starting lines: one new race (the MCC) and the 11th edition of a "leisurely stroll" that has now become legendary for those seeking a truly unique adventure.

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Press release 10: Chamonix, August 7th, 2018

On the start line in 3 weeks!

At three weeks before the start of the event, the excitement is mounting in the villages and along the paths of the Mont-Blanc country. The international athletes arrived several weeks
ago to get to know the itinerary.

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Press release 09: Chamonix, July 17th, 2018

Follow the UTMB®, on the ground or from one of the 5 continents… it's possible and easy!

From home, anywhere in the world, or on the ground, the system for following live and the transport scheme set up all around Mont-Blanc allows accompanying persons and spectators from world-wide to follow all the UTMB® live.

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Press release 08: Chamonix, June 19th, 2018

The UTMB® an event involved in sustainable development

Following the engagements agreed in January 2017, within the framework of the GESI (Big International Sporting Events) charter, by 20 French organizations, the UTMB® reaffirmed its engagement to favor sustainable development.

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Press release 07: Chamonix, June 11th, 2018

Remuneration for the UTMB® athletes: fair recognition

After having carried out a survey involving the 260 athletes who benefitted from the elite registration which was set up in 2016*, the UTMB®'s organization has decided to consecrate part of its budget in recognition of the high caliber athletes by installing, as from 2018, a system of remuneration for 4 races (UTMB®, TDS®, CCC®, OCC).

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Press release 06: Chamonix, May 24th 2018

2018 UTMB®: The latest information: what runners and supporters need to know

In almost 3 months it will be time to line-up for the start of the UTMB® races! Three more months and three new items in the regulations which have been added to reinforce the runners' security and invite them to adopt an even more eco-responsible attitude.

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Press release 05: Chamonix, April 16th, 2018

April 4th in Paris, A joint press conference for the UTMB® Mont-Blanc and UTMB® International

With, the first « by UTMB® » having been held in March, the launch of a second event in the Middle East, and the presentation of the specificities of the UTMB® Mont-Blanc, there was plenty to arouse the guest's curiosity.

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Press release 04: Chamonix, March 5th, 2018

2018 UTMB®: Another historical edition in prospect with the best athletes on the planet!

With 70 runners of an international level* 9 of whom with an ITRA performance index of more than 900, the UTMB® is placing the bar very high.

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Press release 03: Chamonix, March 5th, 2018

INNOVATION! 40 km of festivities created for volunteers and local inhabitants

This event, the MCC, has been created to offer volunteers, residents of the Espace Mont-Blanc and partners, the experience of a festive race.

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Press release 02: Chamonix, January 18th, 2018

Once again, a record number of registrations for the UTMB® races!

For numerous runners world-wide, the end of registration sounds the bell for the beginning of the real adventure.

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Press release 01: Chamonix, December 11th, 2017

Looking forward to 2018

After an outstanding 2017 event, everything is already in place for 2018. Registration begins in a few days time! Let the adventure begin!

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