Follow and support your runner
The UTMB® is a great trail-running festival. During the week and on the route of the 7 races, all the event's players are mobilised to ensure that runners and their supporters have an extraordinary experience.Supporters and families have numerous tools and plans at their disposal allowing them to follow the races in the best conditions.
Follow the evolution of each runner live through UTMB®Live, information which can also be posted on the runners' Facebook pages or be sent to you via text message (SMS). On each runner's page find the video sequences of their passages in front of the webcams installed along the route and at the finish.
Experience the race live via the webcams installed at the main points of passage and the finish.
From Wednesday to Sunday, you can follow all the key moments of the races on UTMB® TV with numerous live broadcasts, and on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).
In Chamonix itself and along the route, everything is done to facilitate the access for families and supporters : exceptional means put in to place for TRANSPORT so as to limit the use of personal vehicles and so reduce our impact upon the environment.
So that you may support your runner while respecting the equity of the races, assistance to runners is subject to strict rules which are explained, below, in the regulations.
Supporters may also consult numerous pieces of information on their dedicated on-line page. Registration is simple and quick and it allows you to receive all the official information sent by the organisation via text message (SMS).
Everything is done to simplify following the races whether on the ground or from home.
Assistance and support
Between 2003 and today, what a long way we have come! From one single race in 2003 with 700 runners, to the event today which gathers 10 000 runners with 100 different nationalities and 7 events which each have their reason for existing. If the event has gained in notoriety, its values haven’t changed:
fair-play, respect for others and the majestic outdoors, conviviality... For each person who participates in the UTMB® to have an unforgettable experience, a certain number of rules of the game are to be respected along the race itinerary:
The runners, upon registering, have committed to respecting the regulations. Those accompanying them must do likewise to avoid putting them in the wrong with regard to their commitments.Reminder: running beside a participant outside of the zones, which are labelled as such in the proximity of the refreshment posts, is strictly forbidden and exposes the runner to a penalty of between 15 and 10 minutes. Concretely this penalty engenders a regression in the ranking and for certain runners it is the risk of not being within the time limit. Be careful not to confuse the zone of accompaniment (several hundred meters before and after each refreshment post, limits of which are clearly marked) with the zone of assistance (the area of the refreshment post reserved for this use). One could state that in the accompaniment zone you may only be accompanied not assisted!
Personal assistance is tolerated only at certain refreshment posts, in the zone specifically reserved for this use, upon the presentation of an "Assistance" ticket (see below) and upon the agreement of the chief 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 team professional, or any other professional person, medical or paramedical – even if they are a parent - is strictly forbidden.
1 ticket per assistance post
1 ticket = 1 person
(*) The personal asistance is tolerated in some points :
- UTMB® : Les Contamines-Montjoie, Courmayeur, Champex, Trient, Vallorcine
- CCC® : Champex, Trient, Vallorcine
- TDS® : Bourg St Maurice, Les Contamines-Montjoie
Here are the only posts where you may receive assistance from family or friends. Only family type assistance is tolerated. All assistance at any other point along the route is forbidden.
On the OCC and MCC, no asistance will be tolerated on the race route.
FOLLOWING THE RACE LEADER ON THE GROUND
At the request of the elite runners, we would like to remind you that it is essential that they are left to run serenely. Please help ensure that their unique preoccupation is the management of their effort:
Respect their race space so that they can run without being hampered
Avoid crowding around a runner so as not to disturb them in their progression and concentration.
Protect their tranquility and the equity of the race
Respect the regulations: the race stewards are present throughout the race route.