2019 Regulations

Regulations

PRESENTATION OF THE EVENTS

ORGANIZATION

UTMB Group organizes the UTMB® in collaboration with the Trailers du Mont Blanc association, the support of the municipalities of Chamonix, Courmayeur, Orsières, Bourg Saint Maurice, Les Houches, Saint Gervais Mont-Blanc, Servoz, Vallorcine, Hauteluce, Beaufort, Séez, Les Contamines Montjoie, La Thuile, Pré Saint Didier, Morgex, Martigny-Combe, Trient and Bovernier.  

ACCEPTING THE RULES AND ETHICS OF THE RACE

Participating in the UTMB® events implies full and unreserved acceptance of the regulations presented hereinafter, the ethics of the event and any instructions addressed by the organiser to the participants.  

DEFINITION OF THE EVENTS

The UTMB® is an event which includes several events in the open country, winding through the great hiking routes of the Mont-Blanc and the Beaufort region. Each event takes place in one single stage, at an undefined pace within a time limit.

  • The UTMB®: around 171 km and about 10 000 metres elevation gain, starts from Chamonix, in semi-autonomy and in  46 hrs 30 mins max. Around 2300 runners.
  • The CCC®: around 101 km and about 6 100 metres elevation gain, starts from Courmayeur, in semi-autonomy and in  26hrs 30 mins max. The start is organised in three waves to help the fluidity of the race. Start zones calculated according to the ITRA's performance index's criteria . Around 1900 runners.
  • The TDS®: around 145 km and about 9 100 metres elevation gain, starts from Courmayeur, in semi-autonomy and in of 44 hrs max. Around 1600 runners.
  • The OCC: around 56 km and about 3 500 metres elevation gain, starts from Orsières, in semi-autonomy and in14hrs 30 mins max. Around 1200 runners.
  • The MCC: around 40 km and about 2300 metres elevation gain, starts from Martigny-Combe, in semi-autonomy and in  10 hours max the race is reserved for volunteers, members of the organization, people residing in the Mont-Blanc territory, partners, people living in Valais, Aosta Valley, Savoie and Haute-Savoie (a lottery will be carried out if there are more applications than the number of places available). Around 1000 runners.
  • The PTL®: this event is significantly different from the other  events and has its own regulations
  • The YCC: a challenge dedicated to the young runners born between 1998 and 2006, consisting of a prologue in Chamonix on Tuesday of the event week, at the end of the afternoon, and a 5 to 15 km event (depending on the category) in Courmayeur the following day. Around 300 runners. This race has its own regulations.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION AND REGISTRATION

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION

The organization of the UTMB® has established a list of qualifying races for the 2020 UTMB®. Each race listed awards between 1 and 6 points, you need to have acquired the minimum number of points by having finished, exclusively between 01/01/2018 et le 31/12/2019 (*) , some of the races on the list :

  • UTMB® :  minimum of 10 points in 2 races maximum
  • CCC® : minimum  of 6 points in 2 races maximum
  • TDS® : minimum of 8 points  in 2 races maximum
  • OCC : minimum  of 4 points in 2  races
  • MCC : no qualifying points necessary

(*) 2017  finishers of UTMB® races may as well use these races as qualifying races.

You can consult the complete regulations for the qualifying races  at www.utmbmontblanc.com, page "Qualifying races". In the event of an inaccurate, non-compliant or misleading declaration regarding the qualifying races, the organization reserves the right to cancel the registration without refunding the entry fee. Note : in the case of a qualifying race having been shortened, the premature termination of a race or its cancellation, the qualifying points will be recalculated in relation to the actual race characteristics.

The races are open to any person, male or female, born in or before 2000 (categories espoirs to veteran,  see the details here), licensed, or not, except for the  YCC which is open to runners born between 1996 and 2002 (categories espoirs, juniors and cadets).

To validate their registration, runners must :

1. Supply a specific medical certificate (*). It must be uploaded to their runner's page before May 31st 2020 (the organization does not accept medical certificates sent by email or mail).
If no medical certificate is received by this date, the registration will be cancelled without refund. Warning: as per the FFA regulations, all medical certificates must be provided in French. We strongly advise you to use our official medical certificate template (already including the translation). Any untranslated certificate will be refused.
(*) at the end of the registration procedure, each runner will receive a confirmation email with, as an attachment, the official medical certificate form.

2. Before July 31st, 2020, undertake all the additional actions required to finalize your registration (declaration of honor, decide where to collect their race bib, transport booking, t-shirt size, telephone number, etc.) via an online form available on your runner’s space.

No bib will be issued in the absence of the medical certificate and if all the additional actions required to finalize your registration have not been completed

3. Runners born in or after 2002, minors on the date of the event, must provide parental authorisation.

ENTRY FEE

It is only possible to register on the the internet and via secure payment by credit card.

Fees :

UTMB® : 280€
CCC® : 169€
TDS® : 211€
OCC : 95€
Including the 2020 films in HD streaming, a tailored souvenir video clip (based on webcam images), a 1.5€  Eco fee per person to finance the cleaning, repairing or rehabilitation of trails, and 10€  for the 2020 membership of the Trailers du Mont-Blanc association.

The fee covers all the services described in the current regulations.

Registration is personal. It is not permitted to transfer the entry to another person for any reason whatsoever.

RUNNER'S COMMITMENT

To participate in the UTMB® events, in particular the UTMB®,  CCC® and TDS®, it is essential :

  • To be completely aware of the length and  specificity of the event and to be perfectly prepared for it ;
  • To have  acquired, previous to the race, a real capacity of personal autonomy in the mountains  (1) allowing for the management of problems induced by this type of event and to:
    • Know how to confront, without external help, climatic conditions which could be very difficult to deal with at high altitude ( night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow) ;
    • Know how to manage, including when one is isolated, physical or mental problems arising from a great fatigue, digestive problems, muscle or articular pains, small wounds...
    • To be totally conscious that the organisation's role is not to help a runner manage these problems;
    • To be totally aware that for such an activity in the mountains security depends upon the runner's capacity to adapt to the problems encountered or foreseen
    • To inform and to sensitize the members of the runner’s entourage towards the respect of nature, people and the regulations of the race.
    • To accept to receive newsletters providing information about the event.

(1) participation in other races in order to have the required number of points (see paragraph REGISTRATION CONDITIONS) to register, is useful for acquiring this experience, but not necessarily sufficient .

SEMI AUTONOMY

The principle is that of a race in semi-autonomy. The UTMB® events take place in one single stage, at an undefined pace, within the the cut-off times which are different for each event. Semi-autonomy is defined as having the capacity to be autonomous between two aid stations, as much on the food front as that of clothing and security, being able to adapt to unexpected or foreseeable problems (bad weather, physical problems, injury...)

This implies, in particular, the following rules:

  1. Runners must have with them the totality of their obligatory gear (see paragraph EQUIPMENT) for the whole race. They have to carry their equipment in a pack, tagged during race-pack collection, which can not be changed along the race route. At any moment of the race, the race stewards can verify the pack and its contents. The runner is obliged to submit to these checks with cordiality, at the risk of exclusion from the race.
  2. Aid stations supply drinks and food to be consumed on site. The organization only supplies still water or energising drink for filling water bottles or hydration packs.  Runners should make sure they have, when leaving each aid station, the quantity of drink and food which is necessary to keep them going until the following aid station.
    For slower runners, the longest sections without aid stations can last more than 4hrs during the UTMB®, more than 3hrs during the  CCC® and OCC and more than  6hrs during the TDS®.
  3. For theUTMB®,  CCC® and TDS®, a personal assistant is tolerated exclusively at certain aid stations (*), in the zone specifically reserved for this use and at the discretion of the aid station team leader. Runners can only have one assistant, without specific equipment other than a bag with a maximum volume of  30 litres. Assistance given by a team of professionals, or any medic or paramedic, is strictly forbidden.
    A part from this area, the rest of the aid station is strictly reserved for runners.
    No assistance is allowed, at any point along the race route, during the OCC,  MCC and YCC.
  4. Outside of the zones where assistance is allowed - which are clearly marked in the proximity of the aid station - it is forbidden to accompany or be accompanied along any part of the race route by someone who is not registered for the race.

Note : A participant who accepts being filmed, and therefore accompanied, outside of the expressly designated zones contravenes the principle of semi-autonomy. Race stewards  witnessing irregularities are authorised to penalise the participants in order to guarantee the spirit of trail-running events.

(*) Personal assistance is tolerated at the following aid stations  :
UTMB® : Les Contamines Montjoie, Courmayeur, Champex, Trient, Vallorcine
CCC® : Champex, Trient, Vallorcine
TDS® : Bourg St Maurice, Beaufort, Les Contamines Montjoie
It is forbidden at all other aid stations, as well as at any other point of the race route.
OCC, MCC, YCC : no assistance is allowed at any point of the race

EQUIPMENT

In order to ensure their security and the smooth running of the each event, each participant must carry with them all the items listed in the mandatory equipment checklist (see below).
The  “heat-wave”, “winter” and “bad weather” kits form part of the mandatory equipment. According to the weather conditions, the organizers can activate a kit and inform each participant before the opening of the race-pack collection. Each participant must therefore present their obligatory equipment, including the kit activated by the organisers, in order to get their race-bib, and agree to keep it with them throughout the event.

Please note: the items included in the mandatory equipment checklist are the basics which each trail-runner must adapt according to their own skills. In particular, one should not choose the lightest possible clothing in order to gain a few grams, but prefer clothing that really provides good protection in the mountains against cold, wind and snow, and therefore better safety and performance.

UTMB® CCC® TDS®  mandatory equipment checklist 

Basic kit

  • Running pack to transport mandatory gear throughout the race.
  • Mobile phone (smartphone strongly recommended): the runner must be reachable at any time before, during and after the race:
    - mobile phone with international roaming allowing for its use in the three countries (load into its memory the organization's security numbers, don't mask your number and don't forget to take the start of your race with the battery fully charged)
    - Keep the phone on, airplane mode is prohibited and could give rise to penalties.
    - For smartphones: LiveRun application installed and activated.
    - An external battery is highly recommended
  • Personal beaker 15 cl minimum (bottles or flasks with lids are not accepted)
  • Minimum water supply: 1 litre
  • 2 torches in good working order with spare cells/batteries for each torch
    Recommendation : 200 lumens or more for the main torch
  • Survival blanket of 1.40m x 2m minimum
  • Whistle
  • Self adhering elastic bandage for bandaging or strapping (minimum 100 cm x 6 cm)
  • Food reserve
    Recommendation : 800kcal (2 gels + 2 power bars each of 65g )
  • Jacket with hood for bad weather in the mountains. The jacket must be made with a waterproof* and breathable** membrane (eg. Outdry)
    *minimum recommended 10 000 Schmerber
    **RET recommended inferior to 13
    - the jacket must, imperatively, have an integrated hood or one which is attached to the jacket by the original system designed for that purpose by the manufacturer. 
    - the seams must be sealed.
    - the jacket must not have sections of fabric which are not waterproof, but air vents fitted by the manufacturer (under-arm, in the back), since they do not damage in any obvious way the impermeability, are accepted.
    The runner must judge whether, according to the beforementioned criteria,  the jacket complies with the regulations and therefore is suitable for bad weather in the mountains. However, during a check, the race director’s opinion on the matter shall prevail.
  • Long-legged trousers or race leggings  OR a combination of leggings and socks to cover the legs completely
  • Cap or bandana or Buff®
  • Additional warm second layer: a warm second layer top with long sleeves (excluding cotton) weighing at least 180g (men's size medium - M) OR the combination of a long-sleeved warm undergarment (first or second layer, excluding cotton) weighing at least 110g (men's size medium - M) and a windproof jacket* with durable water-repellent protection (DWR protection)
    *the wind-proof jacket does not replace the mandatory waterproof jacket, and vice versa
  • Hat
  • Warm and water-proof gloves
  • Waterproof overpants
  • ID – passport/ID card

Hot weather kit (may be required by the organization, depending on weather conditions)

  • Sun glasses ***
  • Saharan cap or any combination which completely covers the head and nape of the neck
  • Sunscreen
    Recommendation: minimum sun protection factor (SPF) 50 
  • Minimum water supply: 2 litres

Cold weather kit (may be required by the organization, depending on weather conditions)

  • Protective eyewear ***
  • 3rd warm layer  (intermediary layer between the 2nd layer and the waterproof jacket)
  • Recommendation : fleece or compressible down jacket
  • Sturdy, closed-toe trail-running shoes (minimalist or ultralight shoes excluded)

*** it is possible to use the same glasses if they are suited both to the sun and bad weather (such as glasses with photo-chromatic lenses )

All clothing items must fit the runner (in terms of size) and they must not be altered in any way after leaving the factory.
The mandatory gear must be carried in a running pack for the duration of the whole race.  The running pack is tagged during race-bib distribution and must not be changed during the race.

Other recommended equipment (non exhaustive checklist)

  • Spare warm clothing, essential in case of cold and rainy weather or in case of injury
  • Poles in the case of rain or snow for your safety on slippery ground
  • Vaseline or anti-heat cream
  • at least 20€ cash (just in case...).
  • Reusable bowl
  • GPS watch
  • Knife or scissors for cutting elastic bandage
  • Emergency sewing kit...

If you choose to take hiking poles with you, you have to carry them for the duration of the whole race. It is forbidden to take the start without poles and get them during the course of the race.
No poles are authorised in the spare bags.
The use of poles is forbidden in certain zones along the route marked by specific signs, for safety or environmental reasons. If you have further questions about mandatory equipment, do not hesitate to consult our FAQs

OCC MCC mandatory equipment checklist 

Basic kit

  • Running pack to transport mandatory gear throughout the race
  • Mobile phone (smartphone strongly recommended): the runner must be reachable at any time before, during and after the race:
    - mobile phone with international roaming allowing for its use in the three countries (load into its memory the organization's security numbers, don't mask your number and don't forget to leave with the battery fully charged)
    - Keep the phone on, airplane mode is prohibited and could give rise to penalties.
    - For smartphones: LiveRun application installed and activated.
    - An external battery is highly recommended
  • Personal beaker 15 cl minimum (bottles or flasks with lids are not accepted)
  • Minimum water supply: 1 litre
  • 1 torch in good working order with spare cell/batteries (except MCC)
    Recommendation : 200 lumens or more
  • Survival blanket of 1.40m x 2m minimum  
  • Whistle
  • Self adhering elastic bandage for bandaging or strapping (minimum 100 cm x 6 cm)
  • Food reserve
    Recommendation : 800kcal (2 gels + 2 energising bars each of 65g )
  • Jacket with hood for bad weather in the mountains. The jacket must be made with a waterproof* and breathable** membrane (eg. Outdry)
    *minimum recommended 10 000 Schmerber
    **RET recommended inferior to 13
    - the jacket must, imperatively, have an integrated hood or one which is attached to the jacket by the original system designed for that purpose by the manufacturer. 
    - the seams must be sealed.
    - the jacket must not have sections of fabric which are not waterproof, but air vents fitted by the manufacturer (under-arm, in the back), since they do not damage in any obvious way the impermeability, are accepted.
    The runner must judge whether, according to the beforementioned criteria, the jacket complies with the regulations and therefore is suitable for bad weather in the mountains. However, during a check, the race director’s opinion on the matter shall prevail.
  • Long-legged trousers or race leggings  OR a combination of legging and socks which cover the legs completely
  • Cap or bandana or Buff®
  • ID – passport /ID card

Hot weather kit (may be required by the organization, depending on weather conditions)

  • Sun glasses ***
  • Saharan cap or any combination which completely covers the head and nape of the neck
  • Sunscreen
    Recommendation: minimum sun protection factor (SPF) 50 
  • Minimum water supply: 2 litres

Cold weather kit (may be required by the organization, depending on weather conditions)

  • Additional warm second layer: a warm second layer top with long sleeves (excluding cotton) weighing at least 180g (men's size medium - M) OR the combination of a long-sleeved warm undergarment (first or second layer, excluding cotton) weighing at least 110g (men's size medium - M) and a windproof jacket* with durable water-repellent protection (DWR protection)
  • Warm hat
  • Warm and water-proof gloves
  • Waterproof overpants

All clothing items must fit the runner (in terms of size) and they must not be altered in any way after leaving the factory.
The mandatory gear must be carried in a running pack for the duration of the whole race.  The running pack is tagged during race-bib distribution and must not be changed during the race.

Other recommended equipment (non exhaustive checklist)

  • Spare warm clothing, essential in case of cold and rainy weather or in case of injury.
  • Poles in case of rain or snow for your safety on slippery ground
  • Vaseline or anti-heat cream
  • at least 20€ cash (just in case...).
  • Reusable bowl
  • GPS watch
  • Knife or scissors for cutting elastic bandage
  • Emergency sewing kit...

If you choose to take hiking poles with you, you have to carry them for the duration of the whole race. It is forbidden to take the start without poles and get them during the course of the race.
No poles are authorised in the spare bags.
The use of poles is forbidden in certain zones along the route marked by specific signs, for safety or environmental reasons. If you have further questions about mandatory equipment, do not hesitate to consult our FAQs

QUARTZ EVENT PROGRAM

The Organization has decided to set up the QUARTZ Event Program to protect participant’s health and to contribute to doping-free sport.

The QUARTZ Event Program is not meant to replace anti-doping rules but is aimed to strengthen the medical supervision before, during and after the competition.

The QUARTZ Event program is carried out in collaboration with the International Trail Running Association (ITRA), Athletes For Transparency association (AFT) and Ultra Sports Science Foundation (USS).

The QUARTZ Event program is managed by a Medical Commission solely composed of doctors. This Medical Commission can take advice from experts of its choice and specifically give a consultative advice to the race direction on the medical condition of participants.

This Medical Commission can go as far as to suggest to the race direction that a participant should be excluded from competition for health reasons before competition (« no start ») or not ranked after the competition for non-compliance with the procedures.

The QUARTZ Event Program is for each participant who agrees to:

  1. Declare to the Medical Commission the following medical information:

    • Any medical history and/or pathology, in particular those which may increase risks during competition.
    • The use of regular treatments or medication or dietary supplements at least during the 30 days prior to the start of the competition.
    • Request or use of a substance or method subject to a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

The declaration of medical information to the Medical Commission is done through the ITRA health space for which each participant has access after having created a free runner account on the ITRA website: http://www.itra.run. The declared medical information is only accessible by the doctors of the Medical Commission, the designated experts as well as to the medical team during an eventual care during the competition.

2. Provide all urinary and/or blood and/or hair and/or salivary samples required from 30 days before the competition and up to 15 days after the competition and also consent to the associated analysis of these samples, on the understanding that the costs for sampling and analyses are covered directly by the Organization.

3. Do not participate in the competition when using:

Within 60 days before the start of the competition and during the competition

  • Intravenous iron infusion

Within 7 days before the start of the competition and during competition

  • Intravenous infusion
  • Gas inhalation
  • Substance subject to a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) according to the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) Prohibited List published annually
  • Glucocorticoids regardless of the mode of administration
  • Thyroid synthesis hormones except in case of partial or total removal of the thyroid or hypothyroidism of medical origin.

Within 24 hours before the start of the competition and during competition

  • Beta-2-agonist regardless of the mode of administration
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) regardless of the mode of administration

The possible use of these different substances may be identified in the context of the analysis carried out before and/or after the competition or any other means of investigation.

 

  1. Accept to answer any meeting request on site or remotely (phone or videoconference) that the Medical Commission may ask for in order to discuss their ability or not to participate in the competition or not to be rank after the competition.
  2. Submit any doping control form legible completed within 30 days before the start of the competition and up to 15 days after the competition.
  3. Accept the use, for the only purpose of research and in a strictly anonymous way, of data concerning him. Each participant has a right of access, rectification and opposition to data concerning him. The Medical Commission is the authority with which the participant can exercise this right.

Any unreasonable breach, refusal, or transmission of erroneous information in connection with the QUARTZ Event Program can result in the exclusion of the participant from the competition before the competition or not to be rank after the competition.

ANTI-DOPING CONTROL

Any competitor could be subject to an anti-doping control before, during or at the finish of an event. In the case of refusal or abstention, the athlete will be sanctioned as if he/she was found guilty of doping.

INSURANCE

Each competitor must, obligatorily, be in possession of a personal accident insurance which covers the cost of search and rescue and evacuation in France, Italy and Switzerland. Such insurance can be taken out with any organisation of the runner's choice, and notably with the  Fédération Française d'Athlétisme via the subscription to a 'Pass’Running – Pass J’aime Courir' or a license.

For members of the ITRA (International Trail Running Association) it is possible to subscribe to an Assistance – Repatriation insurance which covers the cost of search and rescue world-wide. For more information go to www.itra.run

NB : you pay for helicopter evacuation. The choice of evacuation method depends exclusively on the organization, who will systematically put the runner's security first.

The choice of the method of evacuation and the actual choice of hospital is at the discretion of the search and rescue and medical officials.

Expenses arising from the use of exceptional methods of rescue or evacuation have to be paid  by the person rescued who will also have to pay their return from the place to where they were evacuated. It falls to the runner to create their file and present it to their insurance company within the stated time limit.

RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

By registering for one of the UTMB® events, participants agree to respect the environment and the natural areas they pass though. In particular :

  • Littering is strictly forbidden (gel tubes, paper, organic detritus, plastic wrappers...). Trash/rubbish bins are available at each aid station and they must be used. The race stewards will be checking all along the race route.
  • All participants must keep their rubbish and wrappers with them until they can throw them in the bins provided at each aid station. The organization encourages runners to carry a bag or pouch in which to transport their waste to the next bin. Plastic bags for soiled paper are handed out with the race-bibs. They must be used for collecting any paper soiled during any urgent need along the route.
  • You must follow the paths as they are way-marked, without short-cutting them. Actually, short-cutting a path causes erosion thus damaging the site.
  • No disposable dishes (cutlery, cups, bowls) will be distributed at any check point or aid station. This is to reduce the plastic waste by runners, as well as by the volunteers of the UTMB®. We invite you to bring your own utensils if you wish to eat hot meals in the aid stations.

ELITE RUNNERS

Having the status of an international elite gives rights and duties for all the athletes concerned. They are as below :

Rights :

  • In the interests of fair recognition of top athletes and fair registration management, we reserve places for elite athletes, who request a spot our races, according to specific criteria and based on their general ITRA performance index.

All registration requests must be sent by email to info@utmb.world before January 2nd, 2020.

  UTMB® CCC®/TDS®/OCC
  Men Women Men Women
Free registration without lottery >880 >760 >850 >730
Registration without lottery but entry fee to be paid  >790 >670 >750 >630
Or runners who are amongst the top 3 of their country

Runners meeting the criteria may benefit from the above registration conditions, if they have gained the required number of qualifying points for 2020.

  • At the starting line of each race, elite athletes are invited to take the lead of the group according to the following race-bib numbers :
    UTMB® : Elite start box 1: bibs 1 to 21 / Elite start box 2 : bibs 22 to 299
    CCC® : bibs 3001 to 3299
    TDS® : bibs 6001 to 6299
    OCC : bibs 10001 to 10299

Duties :

In return, elite runners agree to :

  • Attend to any press conference and official ceremony to which they are invited ;
  • Attend to any prize-giving ceremony that may concern them ;
  • Accept to carry a GPS tag, supplied by the organization at the start of the race, throughout the whole race; then to return this tag at the end of their race;
  • Show up at the starting line no later than 20 minutes before the start of the event.

Prize money:

  • The UTMB® organization has decided to devote part of its budget to the recognition of high-level athletes by introducing in 2018 an award system on 4 races (UTMB®, TDS®, CCC®, OCC). It is the recognition of a virtuous circle bonding the athletes and the event, an exchange of visibility in which the two parts participate in the success of the event
  • Prize money is paid within 2 months after the event. The organization has the right to delay the payment to any runner until they have fulfilled the obligations as per the race regulations, in particular with regard to the Quartz Programme

    In 2020, the remuneration will be split as follows:
UTMB® TDS® CCC® OCC
Men/Women Men/Women Men/Women Men/Women
2000 1300 1300 900
1500 900 900 600
1000 600 600 400
700 400 400  
700 400 400  
500      
500      
500      
500      
500      

RIGHTS FOR IMAGES

Every competitor expressly foregoes the right for any images during the event, just as they renounce any right of appeal to the organizers and their partners for the use of their image. Only the organization can transfer this right for images to any media, via an accreditation or relevant license.
Ultra-Trail®, Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, UTMB®, CCC®, TDS® and PTL® are legally registered trademarks. All communication about the event or the use of images from the event must respect the name of the event, the registered trademarks and have official approval from the organization.

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

Runners who are sponsored can only display their sponsor's logos on their clothing and equipment during the race. All other publicity accessories (flags, banners... ) are forbidden at all points of the race route including the finishing line. Not following these rules might give rise to a penalty calculated by the race directors.

POLITICAL EXPRESSION

As per our ethical charter, any ostentatious display of political messages or images during the event is prohibited.

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY

According to the French Data Protection Act of August 6th 1978, and in accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulations ( EU RGPD 2016/679 ), any competitor has the right to access and amend every information concerning him/her.

The information is collected as part of a registration for one of the UTMB® Mont-Blanc races, for the needs of the organization and in particular to identify each competitor in order to communicate him/her information related to his/her participation before, during or after the event.

The runner's data is kept in the database for 10 years. This period is renewable at each registration and corresponds to the legal data retention period of the medical and non-contraindication to the practice of athletics or running in competition certificate, or the sports card. Beyond these 10 years, and unless the runner authorizes the organization to keep his/her data, all data are deleted except the runner's surname, first name, date of birth, gender and nationality to maintain the rankings.  

Any runner can access his/her personal data on his/her runner’s page which is available at the following link: utmbmontblanc.com/fr/page/172/membre.html

Any request for data modification can be made:

  1. By mail to the following address:

    DPO UTMB®
    UTMB Group
    36 avenue du Savoy
    74400 Chamonix

  2. By e-mailing the following address: dpo@utmbmontblanc.com

Any request for access or personal data modification will be processed as soon as possible and within a maximum period of 1 month of receiving it.

CNIL

According to the IT information and freedom law of August 6th 1978,  you have the right of access and rectification for all information concerning you. This information is used uniquely within the interior of the organisation and concerns technical data such as your email address. The organisation on no account uses your information for other ends. Conforming to the law, each runner has a right of access and rectification concerning themselves. To do this, please send us an email stating your surname, first name and race-bib number.

RACE ORGANIZATION: GENERAL OVERVIEW

RACE-BIBS

Race-bibs are handed over to each runner upon presentation of :

  • A valid photo ID
  • Your race pack and all the mandatory equipment.

The race-bib must be worn on the chest or stomach and must remain permanently and completely visible throughout the totality of the race. It must always be placed on top of all clothing and can in no case be positioned on a leg or pack. The name and partner's logos must not be either modified or hidden. The bib is the pass needed to access the shuttles, buses, aid stations, infirmaries, rest rooms, showers, bag drop-off or pick-up areas... Except in case of refusal to comply with a decision taken by a race official, the bib is never withdrawn but in case of withdrawal it is deactivated.

DROP BAGS / SPARE BAGS

UTMB® : each competitor receives with his bib a 30 litre bag with their race-bib.After filling it with the items of their choice and closing it, they can drop it off, at the end of the afternoon, at the welcome center in Chamonix, in the ENSA gym. This bag is taken to Courmayeur by the organization. Upon arriving in Courmayeur runners must withdraw their bag. When they leave the aid station they must leave -  in person - their bag in the allotted area . The bags are then returned to Chamonix.
NB : No drop bags in Champex. 

CCC® : each competitor receives a 30 litre bag with their race-bib which they can fill with their belongings, leaving it in the allotted area near the start. The bag is then returned to Chamonix.
NB : No drop bags in Champex.

TDS® : each competitor receives 2 x 30 litre bags with their race-bib. 1 bag is to be left just before the start and it must contain the belongings not needed during the race which will therefore be returned to the finishing line. 1 bag (not mandatory)  for any personal belongings required at the Beaufort aid station. During the race, each runner must, obligatorily, get their bag upon arrival at Beaufort and deposit it again, in the allotted area, before leaving so that it can be returned to  Chamonix.
The 2 bags are to be left at the allotted area near the starting line.

OCC : each competitor receives a 30 litre bag with their race-bib which they can fill with their belongings, leaving it in the allotted area near the starting line. The bag is then returned to Chamonix.

MCC : each competitor receives a 30 litre bag with their race-bib which they can fill with their belongings, leaving it in the allotted area near the starting line. The bag is then returned to Chamonix.

How to get your bags in Chamonix: The bags are returned to either the competitor or a family member or friend, uniquely upon presentation of the race-bib. The bags must be retrieved no later than 2 hours after the end of the race. After that time, the runner must come, in person, to retrieve their bag, at their own cost, from the organization in Chamonix.

The organization will ensure the repatriation to Chamonix of the bags of runners who have withdrawn, on condition that their withdrawal has been registered. The delay of the repatriation depends on logistical constraints and the organization cannot guarantee that all bags are brought to Chamonix before the end of the race. 

Only bags supplied by the organisation will be transported. Poles are not allowed in these bags. As the contents of the bags are not checked, no dispute about the contents on arrival is admissible. It is recommended not to place valuable items in the bags.
It is advisable to keep toiletries and a change of clothing in Chamonix.

REFRESHMENTS

The organisation ensures the presence of solid and liquid refreshments along the race-route. Aid stations supply drinks and food for consuming in situ. The organisation supplies still water and energising drink for filling water bottles/hydration packs and personal beakers are obligatory. The runner must take care, when leaving the aid station, that they have the necessary quantity of food and drink to last them to the next aid station.

For further information concerning aid stations, consult the page "refreshments"

Only runners wearing a visible race-bib who have been duly checked have access to the aid station.
The race guide and the relevant pages on the web-site have a complete list of aid stations and what kidn of food/beverage they provide.

CHECK POINTS

Runners are checked upon arrival at an aid station and at certain security points.
Unexpected check points are set-up along the route. Their location is not divulged by the organisation.

WAY-MARKING

For a better night vision, way markers are made by a yellow reflective material that catches the light from your headlamp.
WARNING: if you can't see any way marker, turn back!
Out of respect for the environment, no paint will be used on the trails.

TIME LIMIT AND CUT-OFF TIMES

The time limit for the event, for the totality of the route is:

  • UTMB® : 46 hrs 30 mins
  • CCC®* : 26 hrs 30 mins
  • TDS® : 44 hrs
  • OCC : 14 hrs 30 mins
  • MCC : 10 hrs  

*CCC®: the time limit and the cut-off times are calculated according to the departure time of the 3rd wave.

The time limit (cut-off times) for leaving the main aid stations are shown on our web site and in the Runner's Guide. In the case of change  (cf § Exceptional Conditions), the new cut-off times will be announced via SMS/text message.

These cut-off times are calculated to allow participants to reach the finish within the time limit. In order to be authorised to continue with an event, competitors must leave the check point before the time limit set (whatever their time of arrival at the check point).

All competitors excluded from the race who wish to continue the route can only do so after having returned their race-bib and under their own responsibility and in complete autonomy.

SECURITY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Medical stations are positioned at various points along the route. These posts have a radio or telephone link to the race HQ for security  (+33 9 72 16 67 25). Medical staff is present at the race security HQ in Chamonix throughout the events .

Medical stations are intended to assist any person in danger with the organization's own or public means.

It is up to a runner in trouble or seriously hurt to call for the help :

  • By going to a medical station
  • By calling the race HQ
  • By asking another runner to alert the security service
  • By using the SOS app LiveRun

Every runner must give assistance to any person in danger and alert the security services.

If you are unable to call the race HQ, and only in the event of an absolute emergency, you can make a direct call to one of the national security service (especially if you find yourself in an area where only emergency calls are possible).

  • 112 (France and Italy)
  • 144 (Switzerland)

Do not forget that hazards of all sorts, linked to the environment and the race, could make you wait for help longer than expected. Your safety therefore depends upon the quality of the items that you have put in your pack.

All medical, paramedical, first aid and guide staff, as well as any person appointed by the race direction are able to:

  • exclude from the race any competitor who is judged to be unable to continue the event
  • oblige any competitor to use any item of the mandatory equipment
  • evacuate by any means the runners they deem to be in danger 
  • refer patients to the most appropriate care structure

A runner who contacts a doctor or search and rescue personnel submits themselves to their authority and agrees to accept their decisions
As from the moment where the state of a runner's health  justifies treatment via an intravenous drip, they are obligatorily excluded from the race.

A runner calling in a doctor or a first-aider shall de facto submit to his authority and undertake to accept his decisions.
If a runner's state of health justifies treatment via intravenous drip, the runner shall compulsorily withdraw from the race.

An infirmary will be accessible in Chamonix throughout the duration of the event. Runners with a severe medical problem go there. Comfort care is subject to the discretion of the medical staff within the limits of their availability.

Runners must stay on the marked path, even to sleep.
If it is necessary to sleep along the way, you are highly recommended to use the "sleep bib" supplied by the organization.This bib states that you have the need to sleep a little without being disturbed.
All runners who voluntarily venture from  the way-marked course are no longer under the responsibility of the organization.

FINISH

When you finish, you will receive the finisher's gift.
A post-race meal is served at the UCPA in Chamonix.

SHOWERS

It is possible to take a hot shower, but only at the end of the race. Showers at the end of the race can only be used by runners. The race bib is the pass for accessing the showers.
During the race, showers - when available - are only accessible on medical advice.
Access to the rest room and the showers at the finish is strictly limited to barefoot runners.

REST

A rest area in Chamonix is available exclusively for runners of the UTMB®,  CCC® and TDS® .
This room is strictly reserved for runners who have just finished their race.
In no way does this constitute a solution for accommodation for the entire night. Runners having finished their race who wish to prolong their stay must have their own accommodation.
UTMB® (uniquely) : At les Chapieux,  Courmayeur and Champex, each competitor can benefit from a rest area (area with camp beds and blankets).

RANKING AND AWARDS

For each race, a general ranking - man and women - and for each category - man and women - is established (see details of each category here).
UTMB® : the first 10 men and the first 10 women in the general ranking, as well as the first 3 of each category receive a trophy and a prize.
CCC®, TDS®, OCC et MCC : the first 5 men and the first 5 women in the general ranking, as well as the first 3 in each category  receive a trophy and a prize.

Results for all competitors on www.utmbmontblanc.com. Finisher Diploma can be downloaded from the runner's page in the "registration history" tab.

ABANDONMENT AND REPATRIATION

Except in the case of injury, a runner must not abandon other than at a check point. They must inform the person responsible for the post, or report their abandonment via the LiveRun app and inform the race HQ.

If a runner wishes to abandon while on the route between 2 checkpoints, they must reach the nearest checkpoint where they will report their abandonment.

The runner keeps his race bib because it is the pass to access shuttles, buses, meals, treatment rooms...

Repatriation works as follows :

  • Buses are available from certain aid stations - marked by a pictogram «bus» on time charts - to repatriate runners who abandon to Chamonix.
  • Runners who abandon at any other aid station or check point but whose state of health does not require them to be evacuated must return as quickly as possible and by their own means to the nearest point of repatriation.
  • As for aid stations or security posts accessible by car or  4x4:
    • after the closing of the aid station/security post, the organization may, if possible, repatriate any runners who have abandoned and haven't left the aid station yet.
    • in the event of unfavourable weather conditions justifying the partial or total  stoppage of the race, the organization ensures the repatriation of the runners as soon as possible

PENALTIES - DISQUALIFICATION

Race directors along the race-route, and the aid station/security post team leaders ensure that the regulations are respected and can instantly apply (*) a penalty in the event of non-compliance, in accordance with the following chart :

UTMB® CCC® TDS®

BREACH OF REGULATION PENALTIES (*) – DISQUALIFICATION
Short-cutting the route At the race director's discretion
Absence of obligatory equipment (no water supply of a volume of a minimum of 1 litre, no waterproof jacket with hood, no torch, no survival blanket, no smartphone) Disqualification
Absence of other obligatory equipment (race leggings or long trousers, only one torch, cap or bandana, hat, warm and waterproof gloves, long-sleeved top, waterproof over-trousers, whistle, self-adhesive elasticated bandage, food reserve, beaker) 1 hour penalty
Refusal to have obligatory equipment checked Disqualification
Smartphone turned off or in airplane mode 15 min penalty
 Discarding of rubbish (voluntary act) by a competitor or a member of their  entourage 1 hour penalty
Lack of respect for others (organisation or runners)
Note : a participant whose supporters are uncivil and/or refuse to respect the organisation's instructions will be penalised.
Disqualification
Not assisting a person in difficulty ( in need of care) Disqualification
Assistance 1 hour penalty
Being accompanied along the route outside the clearly defined zones of tolerance in the vicinity of the refreshment posts. 15 minute penalty
Cheating (eg. : use of a means of transport, sharing a race-bib, …) Immediate disqualification for life
Lack of visible race-bib 15 minute penalty  
The wearing of a non-conforming race-bib 15 minute penalty
(during which time the runner places their race-bib in a manner which conforms to the rules)
Attitude deemed dangerous (eg. : poles with unprotected points orientated towards runners or spectators) 15 minute penalty
Absence of an electronic chip According to the race directors' decision
Absence of passage through a control point According to the race directors' decision
Refusal to comply with an order from the race directors, race stewards, chief of posts, doctors or research and rescue personnel. Disqualification
Refusal of anti-doping control The runner will be sanctioned in the same manner as they would be for drug taking
Departure from a check point after the time barrier Disqualification
Pack not tagged 1 hour penalty
Use of poles not carried with you  from the beginning of the race 1 hour penalty

(*) The time penalties are immediately applicable in situ, that's to say that the runner has to interrupt their race for the duration of the penalty time.
Any other breach of the rules will be subject to a penalty decided by the Race Directors.

OCC MCC

BREACH OF REGULATION PENALTIES (*) – DISQUALIFICATION
Short-cutting the route At the race director's discretion
Absence of obligatory equipment (no water supply of a volume of a minimum of 1 litre, no waterproof jacket with hood, no torch, no survival blanket, no smartphone) Immediate disqualification
Absence of other obligatory equipment (race leggings or long trousers, only one torch, cap or bandana, hat, warm and waterproof gloves, long-sleeved top, waterproof over-trousers, whistle, self-adhesive elasticated bandage, food reserve, beaker) 30 minute penalty
Refusal to have obligatory checked Disqualification
Smartphone turned off or in airplane mode 10 minute penalty
Discarding of rubbish (voluntary act) by a competitor or a member of their  entourage 30 minute penalty
Lack of respect for others (organisation or runners)
Note : a participant whose supporters are uncivil and/or refuse to respect the organisation's instructions will be penalised.
Disqualification
Not assisting a person in difficulty ( in need of care) Disqualification
Assistance outside of authorised zones 30 minute penalty
Being accompanied along the route outside the clearly defined zones of tolerance in the vicinity of the refreshment posts. 10 minute penalty
Cheating (eg. : use of a means of transport, sharing a race-bib, …) Immediate disqualification for life
Lack of visible race-bib  10 minute penalty
The wearing of a non-conforming race-bib 10 minute penalty
(during which time the runner places their race-bib in a manner which conforms to the rules)
Attitude deemed dangerous (eg. : poles with unprotected points orientated towards runners or spectators) 10 minute penalty
Absence of an electronic chip According to the race directors' decision
Absence of passage through a control point According to the race directors' decision
Refusal to comply with an order from the race directors, race stewards, chief of posts, doctors or research and rescue personnel. Disqualification
Refusal of anti-doping control The runner will be sanctioned in the same manner as they would be for drug taking
Departure from a check point after the time barrier Disqualification
Pack not tagged 30 minute penalty
Use of poles not carried with you  from the beginning of the race 30 minute penalty

(*) The time penalties are immediately applicable in situ, that's to say that the runner has to interrupt their race for the duration of the penalty time. (*) 

Any other breach of the rules will be subject to a penalty decided by the Race Directors.

COMPLAINTS

Any complaint must be sent by email, within 10 days after the end of the event.

EXCEPTIONAL CONDITIONS

If necessary, the organization reserves the right to modify at any time the routes, starting times, cut-off barriers, the position of aid stations and medical stations, and any other aspect related to the smooth running of the events.

In case of force majeure, bad weather conditions or any other circumstance endangering the competitors' safety, the organization reserves the right to :

  • Postpone the start of the race (by a few hours at the most)
  • modify the cut-off times
  • cancel the event
  • neutralise the event
  • stop the race in progress

If a race is cancelled, for any reason whatsoever, more than 15 days before the start, runners will be partially refunded the entry fees. The amount of the refund will be decided as to allow the organization to deal with all the irremediable expenses incurred to the date of the cancellation. If a race is cancelled less than 15 days before the start or if a race in progress is interrupted, for any reason whatsoever, entry fees will not be refunded.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

RUNNER'S GUIDE

A guide is downloadable from our web-site www.utmbmontblanc.com from June. It includes maps of the routes and practical information such as time barriers, refreshment post locations, security posts, as well as the areas with access for accompanying persons. It includes maps of the route and practical information such as the cut-off times, aid stations, medical stations, check points and the location of aid stations where assistance is allowed.

FILMS

The 2020 films will be available for preview via the runner's pages from November.

INSURANCE

Civil liability
The organization takes out a third party insurance for the duration of the event. This civil liability insurance guarantees the financial consequences of its liability, that of its employees and that of the participants. 

CANCELLATION OF A REGISTRATION

A participant wishing to cancel their registration must do so by email or mail. No cancellations are registered by telephone

The reimbursement of entry fees will be made by partial re-credit to the bank account associated to the credit card used at the time of registering, as follows:

Date sent % refund (excluding charges)
Before March 15th 60%
Between March 16th and May 15th 50%
Between May 16th and July 31st 40%
After July 31st, no reimbursement of registration fees will be made for any cancellations unless the runner has subscribed to the cancellation guarantee

The entry is registered with the runner's name and family name. It is not permitted to transfer the entry to another race or to another person for any reason whatsoever.

CANCELLATION REGISTRATION GUARANTEE

UTMB® CCC® TDS®

Any person at the moment of their registration can subscribe to cancellation guarantee, for an additional cost of 19€  per person, added to the sum of the registration fee at the moment of payment.

OCC MCC

Any person at the moment of their registration can subscribe to cancellation guarantee, for an additional cost of 12€ (OCC) / 8€ (MCC)  per person, added to the sum of the registration fee at the moment of payment

The objective of the guarantee is  to completely  refund the expenses of registration, in the case where a runner asks to cancel his registration because of one of the following reasons :

  • an accident, a serious illness or the death of the participant themselves ,
  • a serious illness necessitating hospitalisation or the death of a spouse or common law partner, or close relative in the thirty days preceding the event.
  • The pregnancy of a registered runner, or the birth of a child in the 15 days before or after the race.  

In the case of an accident or serious illness of the runner, it is necessary to supply a medical certificate signed and stamped by the doctor giving evidence of the runner's incapacity to participate in the race. Any other cause of cancellation must be justified by a signed and stamped certificate supplied by the relevant and legal authority.

Indemnity conditions : all requests for reimbursement must be sent to the organization, accompanied by a medical certificate, no later than 10 days after the end of the event. The request will be processed in the two months following the event.

Cancellation of an entry or non-participation in the race does not entitle the runner to benefit from a priority entry for a subsequent year.

CANCELLATION OF A REGISTRATION IN THE CASE OF  OSTEO-ARTICULAR INJURY

In the event of a non-chronic osteoarticular or muscular injury, and only in this case, occurring after registration and not completely healable by the day of the race, the organization recommends the injured runner not to put themselves at unnecessary risk, but to cancel their registration (as per the above cancellation conditions) and to request a priority entry, for the same race, in a subsequent year.

All requests for priority, in the case of a cancellation due to injury, must be sent to the organization accompanied by a complete medical file (detailed medical report and imaging examination results confirming the diagnosis ) no later than September 10th and uniquely by the traditional postal mail (the medical committee will not treat any files sent by email).  Any incomplete files will be rejected.

The requests will be treated by November 1st at the latest. The medical committee is the sole judge and its decision is final.

If the medical committee's decision is favourable, the runner will benefit from a priority registration for the same race in a subsequent year . Priority registration only means avoiding the lottery. The entry is subject to all the usual registration regulations : qualifying points, registration fees, medical certificate...

 

The original version of this document (UTMB® regulations) is in French. In the event of inconsistency or discrepancy between the French version and any of the other linguistic versions of this regulations, the French version shall prevail. 

2018 Regulations

Regulations for the 2017 UTMB® / CCC® / TDS® / OCC

ORGANISATION

The Trailers du Mont Blanc (association law 1901 registered officially on 29/11/ 2003 under n° 1627, Club FFA n° 074060) and Sarl Autour du Mont-Blanc co-organise the UTMB® with the assistance of the communes of Chamonix, Les Houches, Saint-Gervais, Les Contamines, Hauteluce, Beaufort, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Seez, La Thuile, Pré Saint-Didier, Courmayeur, Morgex, Orsières (La Fouly, Champex-Lac), Trient and Vallorcine.

EVENTS

The UTMB® is an event, the essence of which is to offer several events deep in the countryside, making use of the well trodden paths of the Mont Blanc and Beaufort regions. Each event is run in one stage, at one’s own speed, but within a time limit.

  • The UTMB® [Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®]: around 171 km with about 10,000 metres of height gain, starts from Chamonix, in semi-autonomy and in 46:30 hours maximum.
  • The CCC® [Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix] around 101 km with about 6,100 metres height gain, starts from Courmayeur, in semi-autonomy and in 26:30 hours maximum.
  • The TDS® [Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie]: around 119 km with about 7,200 metres height gain, starts from Courmayeur, in semi-autonomy and in 33:00 hours maximum.
  • The OCC [Orsières-Champex-Chamonix] around 56 km for about 3,500 metres of height gain, starts from Orsières, in semi-autonomy within a maximum of 14:30 hours.
  • The PTL® [La Petite Trotte à Léon]: this event is appreciably different from the 4 other events and has its own regulations.
  • The #YCC [Youth Chamonix Courmayeur] : this event is reserved for the young and has its own regulations

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

To participate, it is essential:

  • To be totally aware of the length and the specificity of the event and to be perfectly prepared for it
  • To have acquired, prior to the race, a real capacity for self-sufficiency in the mountains (1) which permits the management of problems induced by this type of course, and notably:
    • To know how to face, without outside help, climatic conditions which can become very difficult due to the altitude (night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow)
    • To know how to manage, even if one finds oneself isolated, physical or mental problems arising from high fatigue, digestive problems, muscular or joint pain, minor ailments…
  • To be fully aware, that it is not the role of the organization to help a runner to overcome these problems and that for such an activity in the mountains security depends upon the capacity of the runner to adapt to the problems encountered, or envisaged.

(1) the participation in other races in order to have the number of necessary points (see the paragraph REGISTRATION CONDITIONS) to be able to register, is useful in acquiring this experience, but it is not always sufficient.

These races are open to anyone, man or women, born in 1997 or before (categories hopefuls to veterans), club member or not.

Each runner declares their knowledge of and accepts the present regulations and agrees to accept them without reserve and to promote the event's ethical charter available at www.utmbmontblanc.com

SEMI AUTONOMY

The individual principle of racing in semi autonomy is the rule.
Semi autonomy is defined as having the capacity to be autonomous between two refreshment posts, not only on the food front but also that of clothing and security, being able to adapt oneself in particular to problems encountered or envisaged (bad weather, physical problems, injuries…)

This principle is implicated in the following rules:

  1. Each runner must have all his obligatory equipment with him at all times during the race (see paragraph EQUIPMENT). He carries this equipment in a pack tagged at the race-bib distribution and it must not be changed during the course. At any time during the race, the marshals can verify the bag, its weight andor its contents. The runner is obliged to accept these controls in a friendly manner, at the risk of exclusion from the race.
  2. The refreshment posts supply food and drink which must be consumed on site. The organisation only supplies still water or energising drink for filling water bottles or reservoirs. The runner has to ensure, when leaving each refreshment post, that they have a sufficient amount of water and food to keep them going to the next refreshment post.

  3. UTMB®, CCC®, TDS® : Personal assistance is only tolerated at certain refreshment points (*), in the zone specifically reserved for this usage and with agreement of the head of post. This assistance can only be assured by one single person, without specific equipment other one than one bag of a volume of 30 litres maximum. Assistance given by a professional team, or any medical or paramedical professional is strictly forbidden.
    The remainder of the refreshment post is strictly reserved for the runners.
    No assistance is allowed, at any point of route, during the OCC.

  4. It is forbidden, to be accompanied or agree to be accompanied during all or any part of the race by a person not enrolled, outside the tolerance zones indicated close to the refreshment posts.

(*) Personal assistance is tolerated at the following posts :
UTMB® : Les Contamines Montjoie, Courmayeur, Champex, Trient, Vallorcine
CCC® : Champex, Trient, Vallorcine
TDS® : Bourg St Maurice, Les Contamines Montjoie
It is forbidden at all other refreshment posts as well as at any other point along the route.

OCC : no assistance is allowed, at any point along the route.

PREVENTIVE AND RESEARCH ACTIONS CONCERNING MEDICAL MATTERS

The organisation decided to set up preventive and research actions concerning health matters during the UTMB® events. These actions have neither the vocation nor the competence to be substitutes for national and international regulations concerning  anti- doping, but aim to strengthen the medical supervision that the organisation wishes for. These actions are carried out in collaboration with the ITRA (International Trail Running Association), the Ultra Trail World Tour (UTWT) and the association Athletes For Transparency (AFT). These actions are led by a Medical Commission consisting of doctors who can take advice from the experts of their choice and are, in particular, asked to give consultative advice to the race jury on the medical state of participants.

Each runner agrees to:

  1. Declare the following information to the medical commission  :
    • any medical history and/or pathology which may increase risk during the sport
    • the regular use of treatments and medicines during the 15 days prior to the start of the race
    • all requests for or use of prescriptions subject to a Therapeutic Usage Exemption (TUE)
      The declaration of this information to the medical commission must be made through each runner's ITRA health page which each runner can create free of charge on the ITRA website: www.itra.run (To open an account at www.itra.run is free of charge and is necessary in order to access the health page).
      The medical information declared on the pages is accessible only to the Medical Commission and the organisation's own medical team.
  2. Accept to submit any urine, and/or blood, and/or capillary, and/or saliva samples and the associated analyses requested by the Organisation's Medical Commission, on the understanding that the costs for the sampling and analyses are covered, directly, by the Organisation.
  3. To accept to answer any request that the Medical commission may make based on information that they have collected, in order to discuss their ability or not to participate in the race for which they are registered . As a result of the meeting, the Medical Counsel may suggest that the race Jury exclude the runner from the race.
  4. Accept the use of data concerning the results of research, while knowing that the data used will be strictly anonymous. According to the data protection act, the runner will have a right of access, rectification and opposition to the data concerning them. The Organisation's Medical Commission will be the entity through whom the runner can exercise this right.

Any unreasonable breach, refusal, or transmission of erroneous information in connection with the health policy can result in the exclusion of the runner from the competition.

ENROLMENT CONDITIONS

The organisation of the UTMB® has established a list of qualifying races for the Ultra-Trail® 2015. Each race included in this list has been attributed with from 1 to 6 points.
In order to register, it is necessary to have gained the required number of points by finishing, between 01/01/2015 and 31/12/2016 exclusively, any of the races included in this list:

  • To register for the UTMB®, it is necessary to have a minimum of 15 points (9 old points) from a maximum of 3 races.
  • To register for the CCC®, it is necessary to have a minimum of 7 points (3 old points) in 1 or 2 races.
  • To register for the TDS®, it is necessary to have a minimum of 7 points (3 old points) in 1 or 2 races.
  • To register for the OCC, it is necessary to have a minimum of 3 points (1 old point) in 1 or 2 races.

To consulate the full list of regulations regarding qualifying races please consult the “Qualifying Races” page at www.utmbmontblanc.com.
In the case of the declaration of races without exact references, non-conformity to the regulations or deceit, the organisation reserves the right to cancel a registration with out the re-funding the admission fee.

Please note : in the case of a change to the length of a qualifying race, premature ending of the race or if the race is cancelled, the qualifying points will be recalculated in relation to the actual characteristics.

To validate their registration, each runner must:

  1. supply a specific medical certificate(*). It must be posted on the runner's page before may 31st 2017 (the organisation does not accept medical certificates by email or post).
    Non- reception of the medical certificate by this date means that the registration will be cancelled and the fee not refunded.
  2. Complete, before July 31st 2017, a declaration of honour using the on-line form available on the runner's page.

NO race-bib will be issued without the medical certificate or the declaration of honour

(*) upon registration, each runner will receive a confirmation email with the official medical certificate form attached.

ACCEPTANCE OF THE REGULATIONS AND ETHICS OF THE RACE.

Participation in the UTMB® assumes the acceptance of the present regulations and ethics of the race which are available at www.utmbmontblanc.com

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RUNNERS

UTMB® (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®) : 2300
CCC® (Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix) : 1900
TDS® (sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie) : 1600
OCC (Orsières-Champex-Chamonix) : 1200

ENROLMENT

Enrolment exclusively on the Internet and secured payment by banker’s card.

Enrolment fees:

  • UTMB® : 235 € (*)
  • CCC® : 143 € (*)
  • TDS® : 158 € (*)
  • OCC : 78 € (*)

(*) of which an Eco participation of 1.5€ per person is destined to finance the cleaning, repairing or rehabilitation of paths and which also includes the 10€ 2017 membership of the association of Trailers du Mont-Blanc.

Engagement fees include all the services described in the present regulations...

The registration for any of these races is firm and final and it is not possible to change races
.

GUARANTEE OF ENROLMENT CANCELLATION

Any person can at the moment of their enrolment subscribe to the cancellation guarantee, averaging an additional charge of 15 € per person to add to enrolment fees on the same payment.
The object of the guarantee is to enable reimbursement of the fees incurred for the enrolment to one of the three races in the case where a runner asks to cancel his enrolment because of the following events:

  • an accident, a serious illness or the death of the runner himself/herself.
  • a serious illness necessitating hospitalisation or a death one’s spouse or common law husband/wife, one’s parents or one’s children in the first generation, this in the thirty days preceding the event.

In the case of an accident or serious illness to the runner, it is necessary to furnish a medical certificate with signature and stamp of the doctor attesting to the contra-indication to taking part in the race. All other reasons for cancellation must be justified with a certificate signed and stamped by an official authority.

Conditions of indemnity: Any demand for reimbursement must reach us accompanied by the medical certificate, at the last in the 10 days following the event. The demands are treated in the two months which follow the event.

CANCELLATION OF AN ENROLMENT

Any cancellation of registration must be made by email or post. No cancellations are accepted by telephone or fax.

In the case of cancellation for a cause described in the paragraph above, the competitor can, if they have subscribed to it at the time of their enrolment, make his guarantee of enrolment cancellation function by sending us with his letter of withdrawal the necessary document (see above paragraph).

If a competitor registered has not taken out the cancellation guarantee upon registration or wishes to cancel their registration for a reason not covered by this cancellation guarantee, reimbursement of a percentage of the registration fee will be made by crediting the bank account associated to the credit card used upon registration in accordance to the following conditions:

Send date Amount credited in % of the registration cost (excluding charges)
Before March 15 60%
From March 16 to May 15 50%
From May 16 to July 31 40%
After the 31st July no reimbursement can be made

No exchange of race number is possible.

CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION DUE TO INJURY

In the case of a the runner having osteo-articular or non chronic muscular injury, and only in this case, suffered after registration and not completely healed by the day of the race, the organisation recommends that the injured runner does not unnecessarily put themselves at risk, but cancels their registration (cancellation conditions are described in the paragraph “cancellation of a registration” above) and requests a priority registration, for the same race, at a later date.

All requests for priority in the case of a registration cancellation due to injury, has to reach us, accompanied by a full medical report (detailed report and all images confirming the diagnosis ) by September 2nd at the latest, only by post ( the medical committee does not accept files via email). All incomplete reports will be rejected.

The request will be treated by, at the latest, September 10th. The medical committee is the only judge and their decision is final.

If the Medical Committee approves the request, the runner benefits from priority registration for the same race at a later date. Priority means avoiding the draw. Registration is still subject to the same conditions : qualifying points, registration fees, medical certificate...

EQUIPMENT

In order to participate in these events, a set of obligatory equipment is required. However it is important to note it is the minimum necessary and that each trail-runner must adapt it according to their needs. It is important, in particular, not to choose clothing that is the lightest possible weight in order to gain a few grams, but to choose items which will give real protection against the cold, windy or snowy mountain weather, therefore giving a good level of security and performance.

Obligatory material :

  UTMB®
CCC®
TDS®
OCC
Mobile phone with option enabling its use in the three countries (put in one’s repertoire the security numbers of the organisation, keep it switched on, do not hide one’s number and do not forget to set off with recharged batteries) OBLIGATORY
Personal portable cup 15cl. minimum (water-bottles or flasks with lids are not acceptable) OBLIGATORY
Water reservoir minimum 1 litre OBLIGATORY
Two torches in good working condition with replacement batteries for each torch

2 torches

1 torch
Survival blanket 1.40m x 2m minimum OBLIGATORY
Whistle OBLIGATORY
Adhesive elastic band enable making a bandage or a strapping (mini 100cm x 6 cm) OBLIGATORY
Food reserve OBLIGATORY
Jacket, with a hood, capable of withstanding the bad mountain weather and made with a waterproof (minimum recommended: 10 000 Schmerber) and breathable (RET recommended less than 13) membrane * OBLIGATORY
Long running trousers or leggings or a combination of leggings and long socks which cover the legs completely OBLIGATORY
Cap or bandana or Buff® OBLIGATORY
Additional warm midlayer top: a single midlayer long sleeve top for warmth (cotton excluded) with a minimum weight of 180g (Men, size M)
OR a two piece clothing combination of a long sleeve baselayer/midlayer for warmth (cotton excluded) with a minimum weight of 110g (Men, size M) and a windproof jacket** with DWR (Durable Water Repellent) protection
OBLIGATORY Strongly
recommended
in the case
of bad
weather
Warm hat OBLIGATORY
Warm and waterproof gloves OBLIGATORY
Waterproof over-trousers OBLIGATORY

* - the jacket must, imperatively, have an integral hood or one which is attachable by a system made for that effect by the manufacturer.
- all seams must be taped/sealed.
- the jacket must not have sections composed of fabric which is not waterproof, but the air vents (under the arm, across the back), which do not appear to affect the waterproof-ness of the garment are accepted.
It is the runner's responsibility, according to these criteria, whether their jacket fits the regulations and therefore bad weather in the mountains, but, when controlled, the judgement will be made by the person responsible for the control or the race steward.

** The windproof jacket does not replace the mandatory waterproof jacket with hood

Required by the frontier police forces :

  • identity papers

Very strongly recommended :

  • Knife or scissors with which to cut the self-adhesive elasticised bandage
  • walking poles for security on slippery ground in case of rain or snow
  • a change of warm clothes indispensable in the case of cold weather, rain or injury
  • the sum of 20 € minimum (in order to cover the unexpected....)

Advised (list not definitive) :

Telescopic sticks, change of clothing, compass, knife, string, sun cream, Vaseline or anti-chaffing cream, needle and thread,...

All clothing must be the runner’s size and without alteration since leaving the factory.
You will carry this material in a pack which must be tagged at the race-bib distribution and is not exchangeable during the race.


If you decide to use poles, you must keep them throughout the whole of the race… It is forbidden to start without sticks and recover them up along the way.
No poles will be allowed in the spare’s bags.
The use of poles will be forbidden in certain areas along the route, which will have the relevant signs, for safety or environmental reasons.

For all your questions concerning obligatory equipment consult the FAQs 

RACE BIBS

Every bib is individually handed to each runner on production of:

  • a photographic identity,
  • your race pack and all you obligatory equipment

The race bib must be worn on the chest or the stomach and must be permanently and fully visible throughout the entire race. It must, therefore, always be positioned over any clothing and cannot for any reason be fixed onto the back or a leg. The name and logo of the sponsors must neither be modified, nor hidden.
The race number is the pass necessary to get to the shuttles, buses, refreshment posts, nurses, rest areas, showers, areas for depositing or recuperating spares bags…Except in the case of refusal to comply with a decision taken by a race official, the race bib is never withdrawn, but in the case of retirement, it is deactivated.

SPARES BAGS

UTMB® : each competitor receives with his/her race bib, one 30-litre bag. Having filled it with the affairs of their choice and having closed it, they can deposit it, at the end of the afternoon, in Chamonix, at the ENSA gymnasium. The bag is transported by the organisation to Courmayeur. When reaching Courmayeur, each runner reclaims their bag. When they leave again, they deposit their bag at the area set aside for this purpose. The bag is then taken back to Chamonix.
NB: No spare bag in Champex

CCC® : each competitor receives, with his race number, one 30-litre bag which he can fill with the affairs of his choice and deposit near the start line in Courmayeur before the start of the race. The bag is then taken back to Chamonix.
NB: No spare bag in Champex

TDS® : each competitor will, with their race-bib, receive 2 x 30 litre sacks. 1 to be left just before the start of the race, with the belongings no needed during the race, and which will be sent back to Chamonix where they will be at the end of the race. 1 sack (not obligatory) for personal effects for the Cormet de Roselend. During the race you obligatorily recuperate your sack on arrival at the Cormet de Roselend and then leave it at the appropriate location as you leave again so that your belongings can be taken back to Chamonix.
The 2 sacks should be left at the area near the start of the race.

OCC : each competitor will receive, with their race-bib, 1 x 30 litre sack which they may fill with belongings not required during the race and leave near the start. The sack will then be taken to Chamonix.
Recovery of the bags at Chamonix : The sacks are returned to the runner or his relations, exclusively upon the presentation of the relevant race-bib.
The bags must have been collected within two hours of the end of the race. After that, the runner will have to come in person recover his bag at his own costs from the organisation, in Chamonix.

The organisation assures the repatriation, to Chamonix, of sacks belonging to runners who have abandoned, on the condition that their abandonment has been registered. The delay of the return of bags is based on the logistical constraints and the organisation cannot guarantee a complete return of the bags before the end of the race.

Only the bags supplied by the organisation will be transported. Sticks are not transportable in these bags.
The contents of the bags not having been checked, any complaint about the contents on arrival is not acceptable. It is recommended not to put valuable objects in it.
It is recommended to keep toiletry and change of clothing material at Chamonix.

RESCUE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

First aid posts are positioned at different points throughout the course. These posts are in radio or telephone liaison with Race Control. A medical control team is present during the entire duration of the events at the Chamonix Race Control.

The rescue posts are aimed at bringing help to any person in danger with the means particular to the organisation or registered.

If it appears that a runner is in difficulty or seriously injured to call for assistance :

  • go in person to a first aid point
  • telephone the course controller
  • ask another runner to alert the first aiders

It is essential that each runner helps anybody in danger and alerts the first aid point.

Do not forgot, that due to the problems related to the environment and the type of event, one might have to wait for assistance for longer than anticipated. Your security, therefore, depends upon the quality of the materials that you have in your pack.

A runner calling on a doctor or a rescuer submits himself to their authority and undertakes to accept their decisions. From the moment where the health of a runner necessitates treatment via an intravenous drip, the runner will be, obligatorily, excluded from the race.
The first-aiders and doctors have the right to :

  • exclude from a race (by invalidating the race-bib) all competitors deemed unfit to continue the event.
  • to evacuate by any means a runner judged to be in danger
  • to hospitalise any runners whose state of health necessitates doing so

The choice of the means of evacuation and of hospital is the decision of the official first-aiders and doctors.

Expenses incurred, resulting from emergency assistance or evacuation, are payable by the person rescued who is also responsible for all costs relating to their return from the area to where they were rescued. The only resort is for the runner to constitute and present a dossier to his personal insurance within the deadline given.
If for any reason it is impossible to make contact with the course controller (+33 4 50 53 47 51), you can call the rescue services direct (especially if you find yourselves in a zone « urgences seulement/sos only »)

  • 112 (France)
  • 118 (Italy)
  • 144 (Switzerland)

An infirmary will be open in Chamonix for the duration by the event. Runners who have a severe medical problem may make use of it.

Each runner must stay on the way-marked paths, even to sleep. Any runner who voluntarily leaves the way-marked path is no longer under the responsibility of the organisation.

CONTROL AND REFRESHMENTS POSTS

Each runner will be supplied with electronic chips fixed to their race-bibs. Runners who do not have their 2 chips permanently with them will be penalised.

A control is carried out on the arrival of any rescue or refreshment post.
Unexpected control posts are set up in places other than the rescue and refreshment posts. Their position is not communicated by the organisation.

Only the runners carrying a visible and duly controlled race number have access to the refreshment posts.
The race guide and the relevant pages on the internet give a precise list of the refreshment points.

2 types of refreshments are offered:

  • Refreshments of drinks only: plain water*, sparkling water*, energizing drinks, Cola*, coffee*, tea*, noodle soup.
  • Complete refreshments: drinks (as above) + cereal or energizing bars, sweet cakes, chocolate*, bananas*, oranges*, raisins*, prunes*, salty biscuits, cheese*, sausage*, bread.

* Product without gluten

Furthermore, a hot dish is offered in Chapieux and in Courmayeur for the UTMB®, at Champex for the UTMB® and the CCC®, at the Cormet de Roselend for the TDS® (A ration without gluten will be available upon request).
An end of race meal is served in Chamonix.

To avoid the wastage of disposable plastic cups during the race, every runner has to equip himself with a tumbler with a minimum volume of 15cl. Attention, water-bottles and flasks are not beakers !
Due to the large numbers, disposable beakers will be used at the following points:

  • The first 3 UTMB® refreshment posts (Les Houches, Saint-Gervais and Les Contamines Montjoie)
  • The 1st TDS® refreshment post (Col Checrouit-Maison Vieille)
  • The 1st OCC refreshment post

Every runner seen throwing down their litter along the route will be penalized.

Trash cans are provided in large numbers at every refreshment post and must be used.

MAXIMUM AUTHORISED TIME AND TIME BARRIERS

The maximum time for the event, for the totality of the course, is fixed at:

  • UTMB® : 46:30 hours
  • CCC® : 26:30 hours
  • TDS® : 33:00 hours
  • OCC : 14:30 hours

The time limits for leaving (time barriers) of the principle control posts will be marked and written in the course guide.

These time barriers are calculated to enable participants to reach the Finish in the maximum time imposed, while making possible stops (rest, meal…) To be authorised to continue the event, runners must set off again from the control post before the fixed time limit (whatever their arrival hour at the control post).

Any competitor excluded from the race and wishing to continue his race can only do so after returning his race number, at his own responsibility and in complete autonomy.

In the case of poor meteorological conditions and/or for reasons of safety, the organisation reserves the right to stop the event underway or to modify the time barriers.

REST AND SHOWERS

Uniquely for UTMB® : at Les Chapieux, Courmayeur and Champex each competitor can benefit from a rest area (with camp beds and blankets).

All races: a rest area is available in Chamonix for all runners.
This room is strictly reserved for runners who have just finished their race.
This by no means constitutes, in any from, an accommodation solution for an entire night. Those runners who wish to stay on in Chamonix after the race must make their own accommodation arrangements.

It is possible to take a hot shower, only at the arrival
.
Throughout the course, showers - when there is one - are only available on medical advice.

Access to the rest area and to the showers at the arrival is strictly limited to runners in bare feet.

ABANDONMENT AND REPATRIATION

Except for injury, a runner must only abandon at a control post. They must alert the head of post, who will invalidate their race-bib.
The runner keeps his invalidated race bib because it is still his pass for shuttles, buses, meals, care rooms…
Repatriation will be decided on by the post leader, based on the following general rules :

  • Buses are available from certain refreshment posts indicated by a pictogram “bus” on the event route maps to repatriate runners, who abandon, back to Chamonix.
  • Runners who abandon at another rescue or refreshment post but whose state of health does not necessitate being evacuated must get back as quickly as possible and by their own means to the closest repatriation point.
  • Concerning the refreshment or rescue posts accessible to cars or four-wheel drive
    • During the closure of the post, the organisation can, in the measure of means available, repatriate the runners having retired and still present at the post
    • ln the case of unfavourable weather conditions justifying partial or total closure of the race, the organisation ensures the repatriation as soon as possible of those runners having retired.

In case of abandonment before a control point, it is imperative to return to the previous control point and inform the post leader of one’s abandonment.
If, during this return, the runner meets the end of race sweepers, it is them who invalidate the race bib. The runner is then no longer under the organisation’s control.

WAY MARKERS

For better night vision, the way markers include a section of yellow reflective material which will be easily visible with a head torch.
ATTENTION: if you can not see any more markers, retrace your steps!
With respect for the environment no paint will be used on the paths.

It is imperative that you follow the paths with the markers without taking short cuts. In effect, short cutting the paths leads to erosion which damages the site.

FINISH

When you finish, you will receive a finisher’s gift.

PENALTY - DISQUALIFICATION

Race officials present on the course, and those in charge of different control and refreshment posts are authorised to uphold regulations and to immediately (*) impose a penalty for non-respect, based on the following chart :

BREACH OF RULES PENALTY (*) – DISQUALIFICATION
UTMB® - CCC® - TDS® OCC
Short-cutting the route  At the race directors' decision
Lacking obligatory safety equipment (no minimum water supply of 1 litre, no waterproof jacket with hood, no torch, no survival blanket, no mobile phone)  Immediate disqualification
Lacking other obligatory equipment (running trousers or leggings, 1 single torch, cap or bandana, hat, warm long sleeved clothing whistle, adhesive elastic band, food reserves, cup/tumbler, waterproof over-trousers, warm and waterproof gloves  Penalty 1 hour  Penalty 30 min
Refuse to have obligatory equipment checked out  Disqualification
Throwing away rubbish (voluntary act) by a competitor or a member of their team  Penalty 1 hour  Penalty 30 min
Not respecting people (organisation or runners)  Penalty 1 hour  Penalty 30 min
Not assisting a person in difficulty (requiring official assistance)  Penalty 1 hour  Penalty 30 min
Receiving help outside authorised zones  Penalty 1 hour  Penalty 30 min
Being accompanied along the course outside the tolerance zones clearly marked close to the refreshment posts  Penalty 15 min  Penalty 10 min
Cheating (e.g.: using transport, sharing race number,…)  Immediate disqualification and for life
Race number not visible  Penalty 15 min  Penalty 10 min
Not wearing the race number in the correct manner  Penalty 15 min (during which the runner adjusts his race number in the correct manner)  Penalty 10 min (during which the runner adjusts his race number in the correct manner)
Recognised dangerous attitude (e.g.: sticks with unprotected points pointing at the runners or the spectators)  Penalty 15 min  Penalty 10 min
Lacking an electronic chip According to the race director's decision
Not passing through a control point According to the race director's decision
Refusal to comply with an order from race control, from a race official, from a head of post, from a doctor or from a rescue worker  Disqualification
Refusal to accept an anti-drug test The runner will be sanctioned as if found guilty of taking drugs
Departure from a control post after the hour limitation  Disqualification
Pack not tagged  Penalty 1 hour  Penalty 30 min
Use of sticks not carried with you at the beginning of the race  Penalty 1 hour  Penalty 30 min

(*) Time penalties are immediately applicable in situ, that's to say a runner while be required to interrupt their race for the duration of the penalty.

Any other breach of the regulations will be the object of a penalty decided by the race directors.

ANTI-DRUG CONTROL

Any competitor can be submitted to an anti-drug control before, during or at the end of a race. If he/she refuses or abstains, the sportsman or woman is treated as if found guilty of taking drugs.

COMPLAINTS

All objections must be in writing and lodged with the course director, with a caution of 100 (one hundred) euros (non-returnable if the objection is not valid), within two hours of the arrival of the runner concerned.

RACE JURY

This is made up of:

  • one of the Trailers du Mont-Blanc's co-presidents
  • race directors
  • a representative of the runners
  • and relevant people chosen for their competences by the president and course director

The jury is authorised to give a ruling in the time compatible within the imperatives of the race on all the objections lodged during the event. The decisions will be without appeal.

MODIFICATIONS TO THE COURSE OR TO THE TIME BARRIERS; CANCELLATION OF THE RACE

The organisation reserves the right to modify at any moment the route and the positioning of the rescue and refreshment posts, without warning.
In the case of unfavourable weather conditions (important quantities of rain or snow at altitude, strong risk of storms….) the start may only be postponed by a maximum several hours, after that time the race is cancelled.

In the case of poor meteorological conditions, and for reasons of safety, the organisation reserves the right to stop the event underway or to modify the time barriers.

In case of cancellation of an event, for whatever reason, decided more than 15 days before the date of the start of the race, a partial refund of the registration fees will be made. The amount of this refund will be fixed so as to allow the organisation to cover all irredeemable expenses committed, up to the date of the cancellation. In case of a cancellation decided less than 15 days before the departure or in case of interruption of the race, for whatever the reason, no refund of the registration fee will be made

INSURANCE

Civil responsibility:
The organiser has taken out civil responsibility insurance for the duration of the event. This civil responsibility insurance guarantees the financial consequences of its responsibility, of that of its officials and of the participants.

Individual accident:
Each competitor must, obligatorily, have their own accident insurance which will cover any costs of search and rescue in France, Italy and Switzerland.
Such insurance can be taken out with any organisation of the competitor’s choice in particular with the French Federation of Athletics via the subscription of the ‘Pass’ Running’ or membership

Those of you running around the planet to quench your passion are becoming more and more numerous. So that you can be serene at the the start of your UTMB® race, we would like to remind you that you must have individual accident insurance which covers any eventual search and rescue and repatriation costs in France, Italy and Switzerland.* Such an insurance policy may be taken out with the organisation of your choice.
For more information, go to the website http://itra.run/page/353/Insurance.html

NB: you have to pay for helicopter evacuation. The choice of the evacuation depends exclusively on the organisation, which will systematically the prioritise the runners’ security

GUIDE

A guide is down-loadable from www.utmbmontblanc.com from the month of June or is sent during the month of June exclusively to the runners who have requested it at their registration (14€ costs). It includes in particular practical information such as the cut off times, refreshment posts, rescue posts, care posts, as well as access points for accompanying persons.

FILMS

The preview of 2017 films will be downloadable in HD and from each participant's runner's page as from the end of October. Runners who would like to receive the  films on DVD may do so by ordering them at registration (15€). Pre-ordered  DVDs will be sent out by post at the end of November.

RANKINGS AND REWARDS

For the 4 races, only the runners arriving at Chamonix (UTMB®, CCC®, TDS® & OCC) are classed.

For each race, a general classification man and woman and a classification for each category man and woman are established.
UTMB®: the first 10 men and the first 10 women in the general classification, as well as the first 3 from each category receive a trophy and a prize
CCC®, TDS® & OCC: the first 5 men and the first 5 women in the general classification, as well as the first 3 from each category receive a trophy and a prize

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

Competitors who are sponsored may only have the sponsor's logos on their clothing or equipment used during the race. All other publicity accessories (flags, banners) are forbidden at all points of the race including at the finish, at the risk of penalties imposed by the jury.

PHOTO COPYRIGHT

Every competitor relinquishes their claim to photographic copyright during the event, and he relinquishes any recourse against the organiser and against his approved partners for the use of his image. Only the organisation can pass on these rights for the image in any media, via an accreditation or an adapted license.

Ultra-Trail®, Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, UTMB®, CCC®, TDS® and PTL® are legal trademarks. Any communication about the event or use of photographs of the event must be made respecting the name of the event, the trademarks and with the official agreement of the organisation.