What is the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc?
Each year, at the end of August, the elite of the trail-running world, almost 8000 runners, come to Chamonix Mont-Blanc to participate in one of the event’s races. The UTMB crosses three countries: France, Italy and Switzerland. This year, the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc is to take place from 22 to 28 August 2022.
How do you qualify for Mont Blanc Ultra?
I would like to participate in the UTMB® Mont-Blanc in 2023, how do I go about it? Only runners who have acquired at least 1 Running Stone in the last two years are eligible to enter the OCC, CCC® or UTMB® lottery. They must also own a valid UTMB® Index for the distance of their choice.
How far is UTMB Mont Blanc?
Each event takes place in one single stage, at an undefined pace and within a time limit. UTMB®: around 171 km and about 10 000 meters elevation gain, starts from Chamonix, in semi-autonomy. Cut-off time for finishing is 46 hrs 30 mins. Around 2300 runners.
Can you walk UTMB?
A walk in the park UTMB is about 40% a hiking race and you only need to go at 2.28 miles per hour to get round inside the cut-off time (the average walking pace is deemed to be about 3mph, albeit on the flat). But it’s going to be somewhere between 10 and 46 hours of steep uphill yomping.
How long is UTMB in miles?
The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) is arguably the World Cup of trail running as the 106-mile race is considered one of the most popular trail events in the world.
How hard is it to get into UTMB?
You can’t just enter the lottery, though, as UTMB has a qualifying system. To have a chance to register for UTMB, a runner must have accumulated 10 “points” between the start of 2018 and the end of 2020. To race TDS, a runner needs eight points; for CCC, six points; and for OCC, four points.
Do running stones expire?
Running Stones don’t expire (unless you use them to enter the lottery and you are selected).
How do you train for an ultramarathon?
Your Ultramarathon Training Plan Increase your total weekly distance or time by no more than 5 to 10% each week. The first two months of training, simply focus on building up mileage with easy runs and long runs. About four months from race day, add in one hill workout per week and one interval or tempo run per week.
How do I get a place in UTMB?
The top 10 men and women on the UTMB® World Series Majors, as well as the top 3 men and women on the UTMB® World Series Events in each of the 50K, 100K and 100M category, will earn a place at the UTMB® Mont-Blanc.
Is UTMB a lottery?
To enter the UTMB® lottery, runners need a valid and up to date UTMB® Index in the 100K or 100M category.
How do you qualify for OCC?
To enter the OCC lottery, runners need a valid and up to date UTMB® Index in the 20K, 50K, 100K or 100M category. To enter the CCC® lottery, runners need a valid and up to date UTMB® Index in the 50K, 100K or 100M category.
What is the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc?
The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (also referred to as UTMB) is a single-stage mountain ultramarathon. It takes place once a year in the Alps, and follows the route of the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. It has a distance of approximately 166 kilometres (103 mi), and a total elevation gain of around 9,600 m.
When does registration open for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc?
Registration will open from 23th March 2018 to 2nd April 2018! The Competitions of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) 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.
How long is the Tour du Mont Blanc?
It takes place once a year in the Alps, and follows the route of the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. It has a distance of approximately 166 kilometres (103 mi), and a total elevation gain of around 9,600 m.