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Runner's guide

English


Each year, since 2003, there have been more and more of you who have dreamed about participating in the World Summit of trail-running. Over the last 15 years, a magical event has taken root. From the shy applause of the incredulous spectators we have succeeded to triumphant arrivals which attract a public from all the horizons. The largest gathering of trail-running enthusiasts has developed from a slightly mad project imagined by a group of friends. From the 700 runners the first year, the UTMB® now welcomes 10 000 runners who come from 100 different countries. Everything has changed, but everything has stayed the identical. The apprehension on the starting line, the capacity of the runners to sublimate their efforts, the love of the mountains, the respect for nature, but also the opening to the world, the emotion on the finishing line... already 15 years and 4 letters which continue to bring us together.

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as in Ultimate Qualifying races, the draw, the training, we know that being on the starting line is for many of you the outcome of a long-term project. For many amongst you this event has long been a dream which you have thought to be impossible. This year, with more than 22 000 registration requests the draw obviously left many disappointed. It is for those reasons that we offered, to all those refused, the chance to register for the MCC. And for those, in your circle of acquaintances, who were not lucky enough to be drawn, remember that with our system of coefficients, they will eventually be able to register for the race of their choice. That is also what the UTMB® is, an event where equity has its place.

as in Terrain Along with the partner communes all is done to make this race an exceptional one. Uniting three countries around an event is unique of its kind. Behind this beautiful cohesion, there is the wish for you to have an extraordinary experience. We use all the material and human means at our disposition to make it exist, the 2 000 volunteers who come from 15 different countries, the 18 French, Italian and Swiss communes of the Mont-Blanc country unite to work together for the success of the event throughout the week and to support the UTMB® runners. On the ground, you also have a role to play in helping to make this event continue. That of helping us to protect this magnificent playground by having good gestures and the right reflexes towards the environment.

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as in Magic There is something in the air during the UTMB®. A particular ambience reigns in the mountains and valleys, there is the mutual assistance at the refreshment posts and life bases, the conviviality shared by all the communes through which the race passes and along the paths around Mont-Blanc, without forgetting the crazy energy at the moment of the starts and finishes. This energy is provided by you, you who have never stopped dreaming, who have trained hard just to get to the end of the adventure. In those moments, there is something in your eyes and those of the admiring public who applaud you.

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as in Brave Each of you is a fighter. Whatever the distance, whether your event is 15 or 300 km, whether you run for two hours or whether you will be engaged in an adventure which lasts several days (PTL®), you have a challenge to overcome and a personal story to write. Behind each participation, there are personal motivations and above all a lot of desire to succeed. For many it will be a baptism of fire it will seem that you will not make it, there will be moments of doubt and discouragement, there will be highs and lows, excitement and fatigue, intense moments and bad patches. In any case, there will be the satisfaction of having given your all, of having been brave and of having done your best..

The organizing team

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event organizing committee

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THE DNA OF tHE UTMB®

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REGULATIONS

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SECURITY

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The UTMB® WEEK

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ORGANIZING YOURSELF BEFORE THE RACE

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The UTMB® and ECO-RESPONSIBILITY

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YCC AND MCC

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OCC

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CCC®

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TDS®

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UTMB®

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PTL®

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FINDING YOUR WAY in the towns

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following the races online

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the UTMB®buses

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animations

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the mini UTMB®

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salon Ultra-trail®

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the partners

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ORGANISING COMMITEE

The guide is enlivened with photographs by: Michel Cottin, Alexandre Girbal, Franck Oddoux, Pascal Tournaire In order to be eco-responsible, this guide has been printed on PEFG paper according to the norms ISO 14001 and EMAS, for sustainable forest management. The ink used is based on vegetable oils.


committee of HONOUR Chamonix mont-blanc

Courmayeur

Stefano Miserocchi Mayor

Eric Fournier Mayor

A sporting and humane event, a race which respects the values of the mountains, a meeting of the populations of our valleys, beyond the borders, the UTMB® is, today one of the high points in Chamonix’ events calendar.

Dear trailer friends, we will support you with all our energy, because few things can unite the way the UTMB® does. Courmayeur is glad to be protagonist of it and to share all of this with you!

Orsières Joachim Rausis President

The Commune of Orsières is enthusiastically associated with the UTMB® organisation especially for the fifth edition of OCC. From the Grand Col Ferret to Champex-Lac, all the population will encourage you to exceed your limits and accomplish your exploit.

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Les Houches

Maurice Desailloud Mayor

Etienne JACQUET Mayor

Nicolas EVRARD Mayor

Mireille Gioria Mayor

Jean Luc Penna Mayor

Mathieu Ferraris Mayor

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Florence Carron Darbellay President

Michel Giraudy Mayor

Riccardo Bieller Mayor

Bertrand Savioz President

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Jean-Marc Peillex Mayor

Annick Cressens Mayor

Jeremy Vallas Mayor

Lorenzo Graziola Mayor

Marcel Gay President


THE DNA OF UTMB®

AN ORIGINAL CO-ORGANIZATION

solidarity

It is a peculiarity which is totally a part of the event’s history and success. For 15 years the UTMB® has been co-organized by an association, Les Trailers du Mont-Blanc, and a limited company, Autour du Mont-Blanc. In order to understand this novel organization it is necessary to return to 2004 when an association Les Trailers du Mont-Blanc and a limited company Autour du Mont-Blanc were created, so as to develop together, each with their own domains of competence, the event by allying professionalism and enthusiasm.

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Since 2004, 15 people have been responsible for making the association active all year long under the impulse of René Bachelard historic president of the Trailers du Mont-Blanc, and a distinguished runner. From 2006, 3400 people requested a place and 2500 runners were on the starting line. In three years, the number of runners had multiplied by 3! Faced by this influx of requests, the organization decided to offer the first solidarity registrations through an association supported by the race (UTMB® et CCC®). Solidarity, with respect for oneself and others but also equity, are a part of the numerous fundamental values shared by the organization’s team in order to stay on course and to make progress. To adapt to the evolution of the event, commissions were developed within the heart of the association in order to combine the thoughts and ideas. So, this is how, according to the needs, the environment commission (2006), the medical commission (2007) and also the solidarity commission, the itinerary commission and the volunteers’ commission came to be set up. Each commission works alongside the organization to respect the values and ethics of the UTMB®.

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The solidarity race-bibs were truly successful, and prove that surpassing oneself addresses a collective and humanist dimension as well. By raising awareness amongst the runner's through the intermediaries of ambassadors of the environment and rehabilitating the paths used by the races, the environment commission is working sustainably in order to protect the natural heritage of the Mont-Blanc country. As for the medical commission, it is composed of doctors, researchers and paramedics who contributed to the setting up of the first health policy upon which the QUARTZ program was based. The commission assures that the practice remains healthy and balanced, by organizing research on pathologies encountered by runners and also by improving medical intervention during the event. Adding to that the itinerary commission, responsible for planning the routes for the event (alternative routes, PTL®…), so many parameters and indispensable ingredients for the UTMB®. Among the actions jointly carried out, by the association and the organization’s team, the integration and management of volunteers play an important part. These actions take place in the commission of volunteers who work intelligently with no fewer than 80 people responsible for different posts, as well as 2000 volunteers, for the success of the event. With the visible growth of the event the French, Italian and Swiss volunteers come together to experience the adventure. Over the years this has created a big family, and each year the association and the organization’s team arrange days out together on the terrain in France, Italy and Switzerland. This historic cooperation between the three countries is also seen at the heart of the association, thanks to a cochair ensured by Léon Lovey for Switzerland, Alberto Motta for Italy and Yann De Seréville for France.

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RÈGLEMENT

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Each runner will be supplied with 2 electronic chips and a bracelet. Certain control points are automatic, others are manual. Unexpected controls will be made by the organization. Those runners who are not permanently in possession of their chips and wrist-bands will be penalized.

RACE-BIBS Race-bib distribution will take place in Chamonix, Courmayeur, Orsières and Martigny-Combe according to your race and your choice. Attention: to claim your race-bib, you must go in person, armed with: photographic identification, your race pack and all your obligatory equipment. The race-bib must worn on the chest or stomach and must be permanently and completely visible throughout the duration of the race. The racebib must not be folded or cut. The race bib is the necessary pass to access shuttle buses, buses, refreshment posts, medical posts, rest areas, drop and pick-up areas for spares bags…The race-bib must not be removed. In the case of an abandonment, it is deactivated by a member of the organization.

Refreshments Only runners who are wearing a visible race-bib, on the chest or stomach, and their bracelets will be allowed in to the refreshment posts. The organization only supplies still water or energizing drinks for filling water bottles/reserves. The other drinks are exclusively for consumption in situ. 3 types of refreshments will be available: 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, salami, bread. Furthermore, a hot dish is offered in les Chapieux and in Courmayeur for the UTMB®, at Champex for the UTMB® and the CCC®, at the Cormet de Roselend for the TDS® (a glutenfree ration will be available upon request). An end of the race meal is served in Chamonix.

Personal portable cup Designed to avoid wastage of disposable cups throughout the race, each runner must provide their own, with a minimum capacity of 15cl. Attention, gourds/water bottles or water flasks with screw/clip top are not accepted as beakers!

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As from this year, the organization will not distribute any disposable cutlery, beakers/cups or bowls at the life bases and refreshment posts. You are asked to carry your own utensils if you wish to eat hot food (soup, pasta).

TIME BARRIERS The times are calculated to allow participants to finish the race in the compulsory maximum time. They are indicated on the various signs put at your disposal. The hour announced at the time barrier is the latest time at which competitors may leave the checkpoint. The organization can, if it is a question of safety, modify the time barriers. The runners will be notified by text message and/or email. At a crossing point, no runner can continue the race behind the sweepers.

SPARE BAGS

• UTMB

1 sack for personal affairs in Courmayeur. During the race, it is obligatory that you recuperate your sack in Courmayeur and then drop it off again in the appropriate area before leaving so that it can be returned to Chamonix. (Attention: no spares bags in Champex) • CCC® 1 sack to leave just before the start of the race with the belongings that you don’t need during the race and which you will find upon your arrival in Chamonix. • TDS® 2 sacks. 1 sack to be left before the start of the race with the belongings which you don’t need during the race, and which is repatriated to Chamonix. 1 sack (not obligatory) for spare personal belongings at the Cormet de Roselend. During the race, you obligatorily recuperate your sack upon arrival at the Cormet de Roselend and then leave in the area provided for this as you leave and it will be repatriated to Chamonix. The 2 bags are to be left in the proximity of the starting line. • OCC 1 sack to leave just before the start of the race with the belongings that you don’t need during the race and which you will find upon your arrival in Chamonix. • MCC 1 sack to leave just before the start of the race with the belongings that you don’t need during the race and which you will find upon your arrival in Chamonix. Neither walking poles, nor fragile or valuable objects, are to be placed in these bags. Only the bags provided by the organization will be permitted. Any delay in their repatriation is due to logistical constraints. A bag can be late in regard to the runner, in particular in the case of abandonment early in the race. Thank you for being patient and respecting the work of the volunteers. ®

Balisage The way markers will be made of a yellow reflective material so that they catch the beam of your torch better at night. Since 2017, the organization’s team has used green way-markers. They are to remind you that you are moving through a naturally fragile zone. ATTENTION: if you can’t see any more markers retrace your steps! Paint restriction: with respect for the environment no paint will be used on the paths.

YOUR HEALTH PAGE By completing your health page, you can be assured that if necessary, the doctors will have all the relevant information to make their intervention rapid and optimal. It should be noted that the information supplied on your health page is confidential. Only a doctor can access it should they need to treat you. Rendezvous on your runner’s page to complete your health page.

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personal assistance Personal assistance is tolerated only at certain refreshment posts (*). You may only be assisted by one person and only in the zone specifically reserved for this purpose upon the presentation of an "assistance" ticket and with the agreement of the chief of post (the rest of the refreshment post is reserved exclusively for runners). The " Assistance " tickets are supplied to you in your race-bib envelope. Runners are then free to give each ticket to the person of their choice. 1 ticket per assistance post - 1 ticket = 1 person Your assistant has the right to one piece of hand luggage (a bag with a maximum volume of 30 liters) in which to transport the necessary products (food, clothing…). Assistance given by a team professional, or any other professional person, medical or paramedical – even if they are a parent - is strictly forbidden. This measure is taken to ensure equity amongst all the runners, and to avoid the refreshment posts

becoming like Formula 1 race pits. This does not stop your family and friends supporting you along the way. Simply, so that everything runs smoothly, we ask you to respect the instructions given by the chiefs of posts. (*) Personal assistance is tolerated at the following posts: UTMB®: Les Contamines, Courmayeur, Champex, Trient, Vallorcine CCC®: Champex, Trient, Vallorcine TDS®: Bourg St Maurice, Les Contamines It is forbidden at all other refreshment posts and all other points along the race route. OCC, MCC: no assistance is allowed at any point along the raceroute

ACCOMPANYING ALONG THE ROUTE

Repatriation

Again to insure equality between competitors, whatever their position, it is forbidden to be accompanied during all or part of the race by a person who is not a participant, outside of the zones of tolerance which are clearly marked in proximity to the refreshment posts. This authorizes short walks for all the family but forbids pace setters. Race stewards are positioned at several points along the route and can give real time penalties in the case of regulations which are not respected.

The organization can not ensure repatriation by car or 4x4 (except for a medical reason or on the decision of the post organizer). Runners who abandon at a post in the mountains must, as soon as possible, and by their own means, go to the nearest point of repatriation where the organization’s buses are available.

Rest and showers You may have a hot shower uniquely at the finish. Along the race route, showers are only obtainable upon medical advice. The rest areas put at runner’s disposition by the race organization, are strictly reserved for runners during the race or to those who have just finished their race. They in no way constitute the solution for an entire night’s accommodation.

Abandonment Except in the case of injury, you can not abandon anywhere except at a control point. It is therefore IMPERATIVE that you inform the chief of post, who will definitively invalidate your race-bib and remove the electronic chip from your backpack. 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.

RESPECTING THE REGULATIONS AND THE RACE STEWARDS As in previous years, the volunteers are there to help you, but also to see that the rules are respected by everybody. Among them are the Commissaires de Course (race stewards), certain of whom will have specific duties notably for all which concerns the immediate application of real time penalties due to the lack of respect of the rules. It is important to understand that the penalties in stopping times are applied during the race! For those in the lead this represents a possible descent in the ranking, and for those at the back of the field this could mean missing the next time barrier. The Race Stewards have the right to check your mandatory equipment at the start and at different points along the route. If you are missing an element of the mandatory safety equipment (no minimum water reserve of a minimum of 1 liter, no waterproof jacket with hood, no torch, no survival blanket, no mobile/cell phone) you will be immediately disqualified. To know more about the penalties, see the complete rules at www.utmbmontblanc.com For the most important cases, this will be decided with the race directors.

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. 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 organization’s control.

New: for better information feedback, you can also declare your abandonment via the LiveRun by LiveTrail® app. However, be aware that the abandonment procedure previously outlined also applies to runners who use this app..

Environment Help us to conserve the natural surroundings; do not drop your litter along the race route. We all share the responsibility of keeping our play-ground clean. Do not forget to have bag in which to transport your rubbish between two rubbish-bin points.

ARE YOU SPONSORED? That’s great but you can strictly only display it on your clothes and equipment used during the race. No flags in the name of X, or banners for Y.

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REGulations Mandatory equipment At the end of August, in the Mont-Blanc country, the weather can change very quickly. In these conditions it is difficult to forecast the weather conditions in the mountains in a very precise or complete manner. So as to be always ready for the reality on the ground, and in order not to burden you unnecessarily, the organization has added three kits to the list of mandatory equipment. The "heat-wave", "winter" and "bad weather' kits are integrally a part of the obligatory equipment. According to the weather conditions, the organisers can activate a kit and inform each participant before the opening of the race-bib distribution for their race. Each participant must therefore present their obligatory equipment, including the kit activated by the organisers, in order to retrieve their race-bib, and agree to keep it with them throughout the event.

the basic kit

10. Jacket with hood which will withstand bad weather in the mountains and made with a waterproof* and breathable** membrane (eg. Outdry) Please refer to the boxed text below 11. Long-legged trousers or race leggings OR a combination of leggings and socks which cover the legs completely 12. Cap or bandana or Buff® 13. Additional warm second layer(2): a warm second layer top with long sleeves (cotton excluded) of a weight of a minimum of 180g (men’s size medium (M)) OR the combination of a warm long sleeved underwear (first or second layer, cotton excluded) of a minimum weight of 110g (men’s size medium (M) ) and a durable water repellant (DWR protection) windproof jacket. The windproof jacket does not replace the obligatory waterproof jacket, and vice versa. 14. Hat 15. Warm and water-proof gloves 16. Waterproof over trousers 17. ID – passport/ID card (1)

1. One pack only throughout the race. Your pack will be tagged at the distribution of race bibs and you must keep it with you throughout the race.. 2. Mobile/cell phone with international roaming allowing for its use in the three countries (load in to its memory the organization’s security numbers, keep the phone on, don’t mask your number and don’t forget to leave with the battery fully charged) 3. Personal portable cup 15 cl minimum (bottles or flasks with lids are not accepted) 4. Supply of water of 1 liter minimum 5. 2 torches(1) in good working order with spare cells/batteries for each torch. Recommendation: 200 lumens or more for the main torch 6. Survival blanket of 1.40m x 2m minimum 7. Whistle 8. Self adhesive elasticated bandage which can serve as a bandage or strapping (minimum 100 cm x 6 cm) 9. Food reserve. Recommendation: 800kcal (2 gels + 2 energising bars each of 65g)

the hot weather kit

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For all races (can be deemed necessary by the organization, according to weather conditions) Sun glasses*** Saharan cap or any combination which completely covers the head and nape of the neck Sun cream Supply of water of 2 liters minimum

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cold weather kit

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UTMB®, CCC®, TDS® (can be deemed necessary by the organization, according to weather conditions) Protective eyewear *** 3rd warm layer (intermediary layer between the 2nd layer and the waterproof jacket) Recommendation: fleece or compressible down jacket Robust and closed trail-running shoes (minimalist or ultralight shoes excluded)

OCC : 1 torche ; MCC : no torche sauf OCC & MCC

bad weather kit

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OCC, MCC (can be deemed necessary by the organization, according to weather conditions) Additional warm second layer: a warm second layer top with long sleeves OR the combination of warm long sleeved underwear with a windproof jacket (see basic kit) Hat Warm and water-proof gloves Waterproof over trousers

FOCUS hooded jacket

• The jacket must, imperatively, be fitted with 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. • It is the runner’s responsibility to judge, with these criteria , if their jacket fits the regulations stated and therefore bad weather in the mountains, but, during a check, the judgment is made by the person in charge of the check or the steward.. *minimum recommended 10 000 Schmerber **RET recommended inferior to 13 *** 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)

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Security

Even the best runners are not sheltered from injury which may immobilize them during the night, in the cold under snow, or rain in the midst of the mountains. However, do not forget that various hazards, linked to the environment and the race, could mean that you have to wait longer for help than you might expect. So as to evolve through your race in good conditions, here is our safety advices.

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The UTMB® races are all races which take place in open country, in mountainous terrain, with some remote areas (roads, telecommunications…) with weather conditions which can change very fast even at the end of August (snow, hail, fog, heat (>30°) or intense cold (<-10°), violent wind). Advice along the route: • Do not stop at high points • If you lose sight of the way-markers: turn round and go back to the previous marker • Stay on the paths

Rest areas are available at refreshment posts for a few moments sleep. It is dangerous to stop to sleep alone in open country. Fatigue and the lack of vigilance can be the cause of an accident. Run within your limits (above all over the first part) keeping your energy for later to surmount difficult situations which may arise such as a sudden change of weather conditions.

Know that: using you sleep race-bib (to be found in your race-bib envelope) you can rest without being disturbed. While you are running, it makes dialogue with other runners easier because it displays your first name and nationality. Then, if you wish to sleep for a short while, you just turn it over!!

Equipment Some common sense reminders for facing difficult weather conditions: • Anticipate the cold as well as extreme heat • Don’t wait to shiver before covering yourself up • Don’t change in full wind: anticipate or wait to be sheltered • Protect yourself against the sun Walking poles: watch what you do with your poles particularly at the beginning of the race when there is a high human density. Do not wear the wrist straps on the descents: in case of a rough fall wrist-straps prevent the suitable use of the hands (injuries to shoulders, wrists, forearm or more seriously the head)

OBLIGATORY INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE We would like to remind you that it is obligatory to be in possession of individual accident insurance which covers any eventual costs for search and rescue In France, Italy and Switzerland. (Repatriation by helicopter costs between 800 and 3000 euros). Such an insurance policy may be taken out with the organization of your choice. For those runners who are members of the ITRA it is now possible to subscribe to an Assistance -Repatriation insurance which will cover any search and rescue costs world-wide. More information at www.itra.run

Eating & dRINKING Hydration and the consumption of energising snacks must be adapted to the meteorological conditions and enriched in salt throughout the effort. Keep a good balance between slow and rapid release sugars. Find our health advices on www.utmbmontblanc.com

ALERT IN AN EMERGENCY

Telephone network available:

Telephone network unavailable:

1 Contact race HQ on the emergency number +33 4 50 53 47 51 OR The emergency priority number 112 (FR - IT) 144 (CH)

Alert a member of the organization OR other competitors

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Send your position via LiveRun by LiveTrail® It is mandatory that you don’t leave a person in difficulty alone

LIVERUN The app is an interface reference for your security, while at the same time giving you precious information about the race (follow your race and that of your friends in real time). In the case of SOS, this function sends, via text message, your GPS position to the organization. This represents a precious time gain in getting help to you. Attention however, it will not be a substitute for phoning the race HQ (PC Course)

A mobile/cell phone is mandatory: With the international optional activated throughout the duration of the race, with the battery in working order. In no circumstances put your phone in airplane mode because we need to be able to contact you before, during and after the event. Smartphones are highly recommended for using the LiveRun by LiveTrail® app which is indispensable for your safety. For runners who are going to be running for more than 15 hours, an external battery is strongly recommended.

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Check that the number that you have given us as an emergency contact number is that of the person who you wish to be contacted in the case of a problem. Very important: In order to improve any medical intervention in the case of an incident, verify that you have submitted, on your runners’ page, the telephone number that you will be using during the race. You can update it until the start of your race.


The UTMB® WEEK 26 SUNDAY AUGUST 17:00 18:00

Briefing PTL® Chamonix Mont-Blanc ENSA

27 August

Monday

28 TUESDAY AUGUST

30 thursday August

01 saturday September

18:00

Prologue YCC & YRUN Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

07:45

Briefing OCC Orsières Place Centrale

11:00

Prize-giving CCC® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

19:00

Buffet YCC Chamonix Mont-Blanc UCPA

08:15

Start OCC Orsières Place Centrale

12:00

Last finishers CCC® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

13:25

First finishers OCC Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

14:45

First finishers UTMB® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

15:00

Prize-giving TDS® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

08:00

Start PTL® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

29 AUGUST

09:30

Briefing MCC Martigny-Combe Place Centrale

05:30

Briefing TDS® Courmayeur Place Brocherel

10:00

Start MCC Martigny-Combe Place Centrale

06:00

Start TDS® Courmayeur Place Brocherel

16:00

Last finishers TDS® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

13:00

First finishers MCC Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

10:00

Start YCC Courmayeur Place Brocherel

19:30

18:30

Opening ceremony Path of Fame Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

11:00 14:30

Registrations Mini UTMB® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Champs du Savoy

22:45

19:30

Prize-giving MCC Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

11:30

First finishers YCC Courmayeur Jardin de l’Ange

20:00

Last finishers MCC Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

14:00

Last finishers YCC Courmayeur Jardin de l’Ange

08:30

14:00

Prize-giving YCC Courmayeur Jardin de l’Ange

09:00

14:30

Yrun & Mini PTL® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Champs du Savoy

17:30

15:00

Mini UTMB® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

18:00

Start UTMB® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

20:30

First finishers TDS® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

20:00

First finishers CCC® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

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First finishers PTL® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

wednesday

12:30

Prize-giving UTMB® Category Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

Prize-giving OCC Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

16:00

Last finishers OCC Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

Prize-giving UTMB® General Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

16:00

Closing ceremony Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

16:30

Last finishers UTMB® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

16:30

Last finishers PTL® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

17:30

PTL® finishers celebration® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

19:00

Closing buffet Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

31 friday August

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02 Sunday September

Briefing CCC® Courmayeur Place Brocherel Start CCC® Courmayeur Place Brocherel Briefing UTMB® Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié


ORGANIZING YOURSELF BEFORE THE RACE GENEVE

E ISS SU E NC FRA

PARIS LYON

Transports in the valley

LAUSANNE ZURICH

MONT BLANC

For all those participants who wish to experience the event under the best possible conditions, and so as to reduce our impact on the environment, we encourage runners, accompanying persons, volunteers and visitors to learn about the exceptional transport plan that we have set up for the duration of the UTMB®.

MARTIGNY

• Free

ORSIERES

public transport (train and bus) in the Chamonix MontBlanc Valley upon presentation of your carte d’hôte/guest card (supplied by your host).

SUISSE CHAMONIX

• Free shuttle buses in Chamonix town centre – Les Mulets . • Free parking in Chamonix/ Flégère and Grands Montets car-

ITALIE

"

COURMAYEUR

parks

AOSTE MILAN

FRA NC E ITA LIE

BOURG SAINT MAURICE

"

• Free shuttle buses for runners to get to the start of the races • The organization’s buses for accompanying persons in

order to get to the start and to follow the runners in all the villages through which the races pass without having to take their personal vehicles.

TURIN

Check the page Transport on our website to have all the details.

spare bags

race-bibs distribution Remember to choose your race-bibs distribution point and the hour via your runners’ page (MY REGISTRATION 2018) • Chamonix - CENTRE SPORTIF RICHARD BOZON • COURMAYEUR - Mountain Sport Center • ORSIERES - SALLE EDELWEISS • MARTIGNY-COMBE - SALLE L’EAU VIVE UTMB® and CCC® Wednesday 29 August 14:00-20:00 - Chamonix Thursday 30 August 10:00-19:00 - Chamonix Thursday 30 August 16:00-20:00 - Courmayeur Friday 31 August 13:00-16:00 - Chamonix TDS® Tuesday 28 August 13:00-19:00 - Chamonix Tuesday 28 August 16:00-20:00 - Courmayeur PTL® Sunday 26 August 13:00-17:00 - Chamonix

OCC Wednesday 29 August 10:00-20:00 - Chamonix 16:00-20:00 - Orsières Thursday 30 05:00-07:00 - Orsières MCC Sunday 26 August 14:00-19:00 - Chamonix 18:00-20:00 - Martigny-Combe Monday 27 August 7:30-9:30 - Martigny-Combe YCC and YRun Tuesday 28 August 14:00-16:30 - Chamonix Place Triangle de l’Amitié

finding Do you need help in accommodation? Rendezvous at .com www.utmbmontblanc tion sec s’ ner run then in the ion. dat mo com Ac ose cho

Drop • UTMB® Chamonix - Gymnase de l’Ensa Friday 31 - 14:00-17:45 • CCC® & TDS® Courmayeur - Place Brocherel TDS® : Wednesday 29 - 4:30-5:45 CCC® : Friday 31 - 7:30-8:45 • OCC Orsières - Place de l’Edelweiss Thursday 30 - 6:30-8:00 • MCC Martigny-Combe Monday 29 - 8:30-9:45

PICK UP For all races Chamonix Gymnase de l’Ensa • Monday 29 - 13:30-21:00 • From Wednesday 29 at 14:00 to Thursday 30 at 23:59 • From Friday 31 at 9:00 to Sunday 2 at 9:00

SHUTTLE BUSES TO THE START OF THE RACES To reach the start of your race in Courmayeur, Orsières or Martigny-Combe by using the organization’s buses, you must reserve your place and that of those accompanying you. Departure areas: from Chamonix (Place du Mont-Blanc), from Vallorcine Gare* (station) and from Les Houches** (Prarion cable-car car park). Follow the schedule of your registration.YCC: Bus without reservation Departure times MCC Monday 27th - 7:15-8:00 TDS® Wednesday 29th - 3:30-4:30 YCC Wednesday 29th - 8:15

OCC Thursday 30th - 4:45-5:30 CCC® Friday 31th - 5:45-7:15

*The bus from Vallorcine will stop at all the public bus stops between Vallorcine and the Arveyron stop **The bus from les Houches will stop at all the public bus-stops between Prarion and les Pèlerins stop. Details of the time-tables are available on www.utmbmontblanc.com or at the information points during the event.

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The UTMB® and ECO-RESPONSIBILITY Organizers, runners, accompanying persons and supporters, we are here because we love the mountains, be vigilant so as to protect our play-ground!

G.E.S.I. the eco-responsible charter of Grands Evénements Sportifs Internationaux One of the first signatories in 2017, the UTMB® signed up for 3 years in order to develop its actions on the 3 pillars of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) alongside the French Minister for the Young and Sports.

Protected natural areas The UTMB® races cross through protected natural zones and areas: 5 Nature reserves A nature reserve is an area which constitutes a reservoir of remarkable and fragile bio-diversity. In the Haute Savoie, they are managed by the association ASTERS (the Conservatory of the Haute Savoie’s natural areas). 6 Natura 2000 sites Natura 2000 is a European program creating a network of land and marine sites identified for the rarity or the fragility of the wild animal or plant species, and their habitats. 1 Franc district In the Swiss territory the Franc districts have the aim of the protection and conservation of rare and threatened wild mammals and birds as well as the protection and conservation of their habitats.

SandSi Since its creation in 2017, the UTMB® has been with " Sport and Sustainability International", an international federation whose mission is to gather together the whole international community of sport and sustainability around means of implementing to the maximum sports’ good environmental, social and economic actions.

RESPECT THE RULES OF THE NATURE RESERVES!

Transport The organization has, since 2004, put in place a free communal transport network for the runners and a service adapted for accompanying persons and supporters. The advantages: For the runners: less stressful, less tiring, the guarantee of being on time for the start (CCC®, TDS®, OCC, MCC) For accompanying persons: not getting lost, not having to look for a parking lot, being dropped near the refreshment post, the guarantee of being on time for giving your assistance, less stressful, less tiring. It is also less onerous than with you own vehicle, in particular for going through the tunnel to Italy. So many good reasons for traveling by bus.

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sign-posting In order to better understand the natural environment in which you evolve, we have created a specific sign-posting system. So, as you approach a herd/flock of animals or a naturally fragile zone, you will be informed by the sign-posts

50 Mt

Herds/flocks On approaching these zones, pay particular attention to your comportment so as not to frighten the animals: don’t wave your arms or poles, don’t shout and slow down.

BYOU

Gates Certain routes cross through fenced pastures, please would you close any gates/ barriers behind you.

Sticks Hiking sticks are forbidden in certain fragile sectors to avoid degradation of the site

No more plastic at the refreshment posts

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

WASTE MANAGEMENT

®

• Individual beaker To reduce waste, the UTMB® has, since 2006, included a reusable beaker into the list of mandatory equipment. • Transporting your waste We ask each trail-runner to keep their waste with them between refreshment posts, fruit skins included. You will find trash bins at each refreshment post for waste disposal. When leaving the post you will find, about 100m after the post, the last trash bin (marked with a sign). Small trash bags are distributed at race-bib distribution, they are for containing used toilet paper and other soiled trash like open gel containers, or film which has contained food. Prioritize the use of rechargeable batteries and if that is not possible, do not abandon used batteries: special containers are at your disposition at the refreshment posts. • The sorting of waste Each UTMB® volunteer has been made aware of sorting waste, and everything is done to recycle any waste. • The UTMB® uses the services of specialists in this domain from the local region: AREMACS: the association which manages waste, and the sorting of it, in Chamonix. Elise Alpes: which specializes in collecting and sorting, it recuperates the plastic beakers which we collect from the first refreshment posts of each race (the flow of runners is too great and very concentrated) so that they can be recycled in to protheses or small electrical goods.

Fragile sectors You are requested to stay on the principle paths so as to protect the nature around you, avoid aggravating the erosion or disturbing the protected flora and fauna.

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

raising awareness Ambassadors for the environment You are going to meet, during your trip around Mont-Blanc, some ambassadors for the environment who have the mission of helping you and accompanying you in the action of protecting the environment as well as raising the awareness amongst the supporters. Be aware, they can also sanction you in the case of not respecting the regulations. Communications, dematerialization We optimize the use of the internet to limit the amount of printed paper. All the documents are available to download from each runner’s personal page.

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15 km - 1 100 m D+ Prologue Tuesday at 18:00 in Chamonix Race Wednesday at 10:00 in Courmayeur Achallenge aimed at the young of 16 to 22 years of ages

40 km - 2 300 m D+

M2

M3

Slowest

0

0

27- 10:00

27- 10:00

Col de la Forclaz

8,2

8,2

1526

1030

0

27- 10:49

27- 12:31

Chalet des Grands

5,4

13,6

2113

1643

19

27- 11:21

27- 14:12

Time barriers

Fastest

804

Cumul D-

0,0

Cumul D+

0,0

Altitude

Cumul Distance

Martigny-Combe M1

Inter Distance

Start in Martigny-Combe Monday 27th August at 10:00 1 000 runners, dedicated to volunteers, local inhabitants and partners Max time allowed: 10hrs00 - 1st : approx 03hrs15

12:45

Col de Balme

3,8

17,4

2191

1798

113

27- 11:37

27- 15:02

Chalets de Balme

2,9

20,3

2001

1811

351

27- 11:48

27- 15:35

Le Tour

4,6

24,8

1453

1867

925

27- 12:08

27- 16:37

16:45 17:30

Argentière

3,8

28,6

1250

1940

1185

27- 12:24

27- 17:27

Le Lavancher

4,7

33,3

1217

2077

1374

27- 12:45

27- 18:31

Les Bois

2,9

36,2

1083

2179

1623

27- 12:59

27- 19:17

Chamonix

3,8

40,0

1035

2211

1658

27- 13:15

27- 20:00

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20:00


56 km - 3 500 m D+ Start in Orsières Thursday 30th August at 8:15 1 200 runners Max time allowed: 14hrs30 1st: approx 05hrs30 Drinks Aid station Aid station + warm meal Time barriers Rest Spare bag WC Organisation bus First aid Shower

O1

O2

O3

Cumul D-

Fastest

Slowest

0,0

887

0

0

30- 08:15

30- 08:15

Som-la-Proz

4,8

4,8

968

277

208

30- 08:38

30- 09:16

Champex-Lac

4,9

9,7

1470

788

218

30- 09:07

30- 10:34

Plan de l'Au

4,7

14,4

1330

871

433

30- 09:25

30- 11:23

La Giete

6,4

20,8

1884

1625

645

30- 10:10

30- 13:23

Trient

4,8

25,7

1300

1672

1292

30- 10:32

30- 14:22

Les Tseppes

4,9

30,6

2065

2500

1377

30- 11:17

30- 16:22

Vallorcine

5,7

36,2

1270

2510

2157

30- 11:43

30- 17:32

Col des Montets

3,7

39,9

1461

2707

2157

30- 12:03

30- 18:24

Time barriers

Cumul D+

0,0

Altitude

Orsières

Cumul Distance

Check point

Inter Distance

O1 M1

14:30 17:45

Montroc

1,8

41,7

1366

2707

2252

30- 12:10

30- 18:43

O4

Argentière

2,3

44,1

1250

2764

2419

30- 12:21

30- 19:15

19:30

O5

La Flégère

4,4

48,5

1860

3366

2419

30- 12:59

30- 20:55

21:15

Chamonix

7,8

56,3

1035

3460

3337

30- 13:40

30- 22:45

22:45

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Altitude

Cumul D+

Cumul D-

Fastest

Slowest

Courmayeur 0,0

0,0

1220

0

0

31- 09:00

31- 09:30

Tête de la Tronche 10,4

10,4

2584

1435

97

31- 10:16

31- 12:58

C1

Refuge Bertone 4,3

14,7

1991

1460

700

31- 10:36

31- 13:55

C2

Refuge Bonatti 7,4

22,1

2025

1746

941

31- 11:12

31- 15:34

C3

Arnouvaz 5,1

27,3

1769

1851

1275

31- 11:39

31- 16:31

Grand Col Ferret 4,6

31,8

2537

2605

1290

31- 12:20

31- 18:22

La Peule 3,6

35,4

2071

2605

1733

31- 12:37

31- 18:55

C4

C5

C6

C7

C8

Time barriers

Cumul Distance

Inter Distance

Start in Courmayeur Friday 31st August at 9:00 1 900 runners Max time allowed: 26hrs30 1st: approx 10hrs30

16:45

La Fouly 6,1

41,5

1592

2803

2413

31- 13:03

31- 20:10

Praz de Fort 8,5

50,0

1151

2913

2962

31- 13:35

31- 21:39

Champex-Lac 5,8

55,8

1470

3370

3103

31- 14:16

31- 23:16

23:30

Plan de l'Au 4,8

60,6

1330

3454

3315

31- 14:51

01- 00:18

00:30

La Giete 6,5

67,1

1884

4220

3539

31- 15:48

01- 02:43

Trient 5,0

72,1

1300

4296

4203

31- 16:13

01- 03:42

Les Tseppes 5,1

77,2

2065

5122

4298

31- 16:51

01- 06:00

Vallorcine 5,8

83,0

1270

5132

5078

31- 17:33

01- 07:01

20:30

04:00 07:15

Col des Montets 3,7

86,7

1461

5329

5078

31- 17:57

01- 08:01

La Tête aux vents 4,0

90,7

2130

5995

5089

31- 18:38

01- 09:54

La Flégère 2,9

93,6

1860

6005

5352

31- 18:55

01- 10:41

10:45

Chamonix 7,9

101,5

1035

6104

6280

31- 19:30

01- 12:00

12:00

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Drinks Aid stations Aid stations + warm meals Time barriers Rest Spare bags Toilettes Organization bus First aid Showers

C1

Check point

Check point with tolerated assistance The points marked in green 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.

C5

Light Station Power Station

power station Garmin Garminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistance area where runners can recharge their watches, ask for help if they have a problem and change a broken bracelet during the race.

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122 km - 7 300 m D+

Altitude

Cumul D+

Cumul D-

Fastest

Slowest

0,0

1220

0

0

29- 06:00

29- 06:00

6,8

6,8

1956

767

49

29- 06:43

29- 07:29

Arete du Mont-Favre 4,6

11,4

2417

1337

134

29- 07:18

29- 08:39

Courmayeur 0,0 T1 Col Checrouit Maison Vieille

T2

T3

T4

T5

T6

Lac Combal 3,9

15,3

1970

1355

609

29- 07:39

29- 09:32

Col Chavannes 4,7

20,0

2603

1981

619

29- 08:17

29- 10:56

Alpetta (passerelle) 9,3

29,3

1768

1981

1376

29- 08:56

29- 12:24

Col du Petit St-Bernard 7,1

36,4

2188

2475

1517

29- 09:33

29- 14:06

Saint Germain 8,8

45,1

1297

2494

2406

29- 10:16

29- 15:39

SĂŠez 3,0

48,2

891

2494

2816

29- 10:33

29- 16:16

Bourg St-Maurice 2,9

51,1

813

2503

2907

29- 10:46

29- 16:46

17:00

Fort de la Platte 5,6

56,7

1992

3658

2910

29- 11:56

29- 19:32

19:45

09:45

14:15

Col de la Forclaz 3,1

59,8

2369

4033

2913

29- 12:26

29- 20:44

Passeur de Pralognan 3,1

62,9

2567

4420

3091

29- 12:57

29- 21:56

Cormet de Roselend 4,4

67,3

1967

4437

3693

29- 13:24

29- 23:15

Col de la Sauce 3,0

70,3

2307

4782

3701

29- 13:58

30- 00:47

La Sausse 2,2

72,5

1991

4782

4023

29- 14:15

30- 01:19

La Gittaz 2,9

75,3

1665

4819

4384

29- 14:33

30- 02:15

Entre Deux Nants 3,6

79,0

2164

5299

4384

29- 15:11

30- 03:45

Col Est de la Gitte 1,0

79,9

2315

5437

4390

29- 15:23

30- 04:14

Col du Joly 6,6

86,5

1989

5639

4877

29- 16:04

30- 06:05

Notre Dame de la Gorge 6,4

92,9

1210

5661

5682

29- 16:38

30- 07:41

3,9

96,8

1170

5676

5739

29- 17:00

30- 08:19

Chalets du Truc 3,6

100,3

1721

6213

5742

29- 17:47

30- 10:01

Col de Tricot 3,6

103,9

2120

6800

5924

29- 18:30

30- 11:36

Bellevue 4,0

107,9

1801

6946

6382

29- 19:05

30- 12:39

12:45

Les Houches 6,7

114,6

1010

7198

7405

29- 19:53

30- 14:28

14:30

Chamonix 7,8

122,4

1035

7336

7533

29- 20:30

30- 16:00

16:00

T7 Les Contamines Montjoie

T8

Time barriers

Cumul Distance

Inter Distance

Start in Courmayeur Wednesday 29th August at 6:00 1 600 runners Max time allowed: 34hrs00 1st : approx 14hrs30

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02:30

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T1

Check points

Check points with tolerated assistance The points marked in green 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..

T4

Point lumière Power Station

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171 km - 10 000 m D+

U1

Chamonix 0,0

0,0

1035

0

0

31- 18:00

31- 18:00

Les Houches 7,9

7,9

1010

128

160

31- 18:30

31- 19:06

Time barriers

Slowest

Fastest

Cumul D-

Cumul D+

Altitude

Cumul Distance

Inter Distance

Start in Chamonix Friday 31st August at 18:00 2 300 runners Max time allowed: 46hrs30 1st: approx 20hrs45

U2

Saint Gervais 13,1

21,0

810

955

1173

31- 19:47

31- 21:50

22:00

U3

Les Contamines Montjoie 10,2

31,2

1170

1581

1457

31- 20:52

31- 23:51

00:00

Notre Dame de la Gorge 3,9

35,1

1216

1642

1457

31- 21:10

01- 00:32

La Balme 4,2

39,3

1706

2111

1457

31- 21:46

01- 01:52

Col du Bonhomme 3,6

42,9

2329

2746

1457

31- 22:30

01- 03:17

Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme 2,0

44,9

2433

2911

1508

31- 22:47

01- 03:50

U4

U5

U6

Les Chapieux 5,2

50,1

1549

2911

2393

31- 23:15

01- 04:58

Col de la Seigne 10,3

60,4

2516

3869

2403

01- 00:39

01- 08:07

Col des Pyramides Calcaires 2,9

63,2

2565

4132

2600

01- 01:02

01- 09:05

Lac Combal 4,1

67,3

1970

4132

3198

01- 01:20

01- 09:45

Arete du Mont Favre 3,9

71,2

2417

4589

3208

01- 01:59

01- 11:03

U7

Col Checrouit Maison Vieille 4,5

75,7

1956

4600

3669

01- 02:26

01- 12:08

U8

Courmayeur Mountain Sport Center 4,3

80,0

1210

4600

4441

01- 02:45

01- 12:45

U9

Refuge Bertone 4,8

84,8

1991

5416

4473

01- 03:43

01- 15:01

U10

Refuge Bonatti 7,4

92,1

2025

5696

4717

01- 04:37

01- 16:57

U11

Arnouvaz 5,1

97,3

1769

5801

5051

01- 05:10

01- 18:03

Grand Col Ferret 4,6

101,8

2537

6555

5066

01- 06:08

01- 20:12

02:00

05:15

10:00

13:15

18:15

La Peule 3,6

105,4

2071

6555

5509

01- 06:26

01- 20:52

U12

La Fouly 6,1

111,6

1592

6753

6189

01- 07:03

01- 22:18

Praz de Fort 8,5

120,0

1151

6863

6738

01- 07:47

02- 00:04

U13

Champex-Lac 5,8

125,9

1470

7320

6879

01- 08:36

02- 02:04

02:30 03:45

U14

U15

U16

22:30

Plan de l'Au 4,8

130,6

1330

7404

7091

01- 09:03

02- 03:16

La Giete 6,5

137,1

1884

8158

7303

01- 10:08

02- 06:13

Trient 5,0

142,1

1300

8234

7967

01- 10:39

02- 07:44

Les Tseppes 5,1

147,2

2065

9060

8062

01- 11:38

02- 09:59

Vallorcine 5,8

153,0

1270

9070

8842

01- 12:13

02- 10:57

11:15 12:15

Col des Montets 3,7

156,7

1461

9267

8842

01- 12:44

02- 11:55

La Tête aux vents 4,0

160,7

2130

9933

8853

01- 13:42

02- 13:52

08:00

La Flégère 2,9

163,6

1860

9943

9116

01- 14:03

02- 14:44

14:45

Chamonix 7,9

171,5

1035

10042

10042

01- 14:45

02- 16:30

16:30

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U1

Check point

Check points with tolerated assistance The points marked in green 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..

U3

Light station Power Station

power station Garmin Garminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistance area where runners can recharge their watches, ask for help if they have a problem and change a broken bracelet during the race..

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300 km - 26 000 m D+ Start in Chamonix Monday 27 August at 8:00 300 runners in team of 2 or 3 - Max time allowed 152hrs30

Hut Food supplies Hot meal Rest Spare bags

Cumul D-

Km effort

Average running time of the section

2507

882

49

08:15:00

1770

2957

48

08:00:00

39

3577

3012

85

16:50:00

Rifugio Bonatti - Courmayeur Dolonne

14

623

1489

25

04:10:00

Distance Km

Cumul D+

er

21

Refuge Albert 1er - Champex

20

Champex - Rifugio Bonatti

Chamonix - Refuge Albert 1

Courmayeur Dolonne - Refuge Robert Blanc

29

3588

2021

72

14:20:00

Refuge Robert Blanc - Chalet la Balme Tarentaise

29

2247

2979

61

12:10:00

Chalet la Balme Tarentaise - Refuge des Arolles

25

2021

2109

53

10:30:00

Refuge des Arolles - Beaufort

17

916

2052

33

06:30:00

Beaufort - Refuge du Plan de l'Aar

27

2278

1320

54

09:00:00

Refuge du Plan de l'Aar - Refuge de Doran

36

2838

3073

74

12:25:00

Refuge de Doran - Refuge de PlatĂŠ

17

2214

1645

44

07:20:00

Refuge de PlatĂŠ - Chamonix

26

1609

2625

51

10:10:00

TOTAL

300

26188

26164

649

120:00

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The reg ulation s for th e PTLÂŽ are spe cific an indepe d ndent fr om tho se of th other ra e ces. They a re avail able on the website : www.u tmbmo ntblanc .com

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finding your way around chamonix mont-blanc

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Start and arrival of the races Village UTMB® Prize-giving Prologue YCC Closing buffet

2

Gymnase de l'ENSA

Drop off & pick up point for spare bags

5

Champ du Savoy

Mini UTMB®

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Centre Sportif Richard Bozon

Race-bibs distribution Showers Rest after race Organization’s busses

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4

Place Triangle de l'Amitié

UCPA

Pasta Party UTMB® After race meal

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Place du Mont-Blanc

Centre des congrès du Majestic

Media center

Salon Ultra-Trail® Shuttles to Martigny-Combe for MCC Shuttles to Courmayeur for TDS® YCC CCC® Shuttles to Orsières for OCC Shuttles to Saint-Gervais and Les Contamines for UTMB® Free shuttles for the town center and the sport center. Every 10 min from 8:00 to 19:15

Outside of these times, a mini-bus can take runners to their lodging (within the valley) after their race, upon request from PC (HQ) Transport.

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Race-bibs distribution

Toilettes

Shuttle bus to go to the start

Info point

Races starts and arrivals

Pasta Party and after race meal

Organization’s buses

Salon Ultra-Trail®

Showers

First aid

Drop off spare bags

Car-park

courmayeur 1

Piazza Brocherel

2

MoUntain sport center

Start TDS®, YCC and CCC® Spare bags drop off for TDS® CCC®

Arrival and departure of organization’s buses Arrival and departure shuttles to Arnouvaz Race-bibs distribution Life base and UTMB® passing through

3

Jardin de l'ange

Arrival YCC Prizes giving YCC

ORSIères 1

place edelweiss

Arrival and departure organization’s buses

2

Salle Edelweiss

Race-bibs distribution OCC Spare bags drop off

3

place centrale

Start OCC

PLACE des ides Parking camping-cars

Following THE runners The road Orsières > Champex will be closed at Som-la-Proz (2km after Orsières) between 08:30 and 09:15 for the passage of the OCC. It will therefore be difficult for accompanying persons or spectators to see the start in Orsières and then go to applaud the runners in Champex.

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To follow the races online Use our tracking tools... 1 UTMB TV ®

the television channel for directly experiencing all the highlights of the event (starts, live-coverage, interviews, films, following the race leader, finishes)

UTMB Live ®

The real-time tracking interface during the event

Livetrail® following runners, estimated times of passage, list of favorites, interactive race profiles, comparison between runners, race leaders and webcams

#UTMB the Social Wall so as not to miss the latest UTMB® news on the social networks and to interact with the community.

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LiveInfo

Known under the name of LiveTrail, this application has proved its worth amongst accompanying persons on the ground. Searches for runners, estimates of times of passage, following the race leader. With LiveInfo you have, in your pocket, an information post and more. It is the optimum means for following your runners along the route but also from a distance. In 2018, the app has evolved and is producing new services amongst which the appearance of a premium version which allows for the reception of notifications of times of passage in real time.

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Following via GPS

Runners have the possibility of renting a tag/beacon so as to be followed during their chosen race. Placed in the pack, it allows family and friends to follow from a distance in real time. More information on our web-site www.utmbmontblanc.com in the supporters’ section.

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following via sms

Follow all the runners, stage by stage, through text messages: registration available as from August 10th at www.utmbmontblanc.com. The advantage of following via text messages: being notified when a runner passes a check point; the text messages are sent to all phones/smartphones in the 3 countries, even if you do not have a “mobile” roaming package. Better informed, you can: • better plan your time for moving from point to another • better plan your next steps

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Webcams

Rendezvous on UTMB® Live, to see around 15 webcams installed on the different races. At the passage of each participant a video sequence is available live on their runners’ page. You can also see the runner who you are following at any moment and experience the race stage by stage. After the race, it will be possible to buy a souvenir video grouping all the clips of the runner.

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...and on the course Choose the UTMB®Bus ! Economize

Buy tickets directly on our website or on site. The UTMB® Buses are accessible at bargain prices

Avoid traffic jams

Let yourself be driven:

the UTMB® Buses benefit from priority access to the Tunnel du Mont Blanc, villages and other key areas of the course

Save time

Gain in driving comfort and safety, be sure to arrive on time, enjoy the route

SUISSE

FRANCE

Speedy line

Do not look for a parking spot. The buses drop you off near the aid station

MARTIGNY-COMBE

COL DE LA FORCLAZ

Speedy line & utmb® The only access to the aid station of Les Contamines Montjoie and to see the UTMB® race leaders at the Col des Montets.

TRIENT VALLORCINE

ARGENTIERE

CHAMONIX

shuttles for MCC/TDS®/OCC/CCC®

CHAMPEX-LAC

COL DES MONTETS

ORSIERES

LA FOULY

SUISSE

SAINT GERVAIS

Only with reservation! www.utmbmontblanc.com

ITALIE

LES HOUCHES

ARNOUVAZ

Children

pets

We recommend not to take pets on the organization’s buses, each driver is free to refuse them access to their bus.s.

LES CONTAMINES

COL DU JOLY

COURMAYEUR

N.D. de la GORGE

Prizes, schedules and tickets sales on:

CORMET DE ROSELEND BOURG SAINT-MAURICE

COL DU PETIT SAINT BERNARD

FRA NC E ITAL IE

Taking into account the possible waiting times in the middle of the night and the possibility of difficult weather conditions, this system is not recommended for young children. For reasons of security it is forbidden for children of less than 3 years of age.

• www.utmbmontblanc.com (until August 15th)

• or during the event at the race-bibs

distribution and at the Transport HQ (within the limit of available seats)

Road closures (except UTMB® BUs) by car Following the races by car is strongly discouraged: serious traffic jams, parking difficulties, small winding roads, road closures. Otherwise, we strongly recommend car-sharing.

UTMB® Les Houches - crossing closed Friday 31st from 17:30 to 19:00 • Saint Gervais - Les Contamines Montjoie : access to Saint Gervais very difficult (traffic jams) • Access to the village of Les Contamines only by shuttle bus from Chamonix and St Gervais)

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OCC • Orsieres - Champex Lac: Closed Thursday 30th at 9:15 CCC® and UTMB® • Arnouvaz: access prohibited to cars


THE mont-blanc coUntry in party mode Throughout the UTMB® week, it is party time in the Mont-Blanc country. In all the partner commune’s numerous animations have been organized for the runners and those accompanying them, with music, shows, laughter and attractions, there are even giant raclettes. At www.utmbmontblanc.com you can find the official program of the animations, so you can come and celebrate the UTMB® with us.

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MINI YCC MINI MCC Short distance of around 400m, for 4 year-olds

Short distance of around 400m, for 3 year-olds

wednesday 29TH AUGust 15:00-16:30 Champs du Savoy in Chamonix Free entertainment for children of 3 - 13 years old In order to share their parent’s passion, almost 1,000 children will compete in one of the mini-races in the presence of event partner and team athletes. Rendezvous directly at the Champs du Savoy, in Chamonix

MINI PTL® Around 3 km of orienteering on trail for children aged 12 & 13 year-olds

free registration on site

MINI OCC

MINI UTMB

Short distance of around 400m, for 5 year-olds

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Around 1800m for children aged 10 & 11 yearolds

MINI CCC®

MINI TDS®

Around 600m for children aged 6 & 7 year-olds

Around 1200m for children aged 8 & 9 year-olds

Registration & race-bib distribution: From 11:00 to 14:30 at the Champ du Savoy The races start at 15-min intervals from 15:00 on A small "snack” is available at the end of all the mini-races Races are untimed and without classification

Find the UTMB® Mini races around MontBlanc in the different partner communes! (See the detailed program at www.utmbmontblanc.com)

for the young teenagers:

YRun tuesday 28TH August and wednesday 29TH august

a Challenge for the young aged 14 and 15 Integrating the participation in: • YCC prologue, timed race • Mini PTL®, timed orientation race The results are reached by adding together the times for the 2 races Unranked races and challenge .

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Salon Ultra-Trail® From 28TH August to 1st September 2018, come and discover all that is new in trail-running and participate in numerous animations especially organized for the UTMB®!

Organized outdoors in the heart of Chamonix, the Salon Ultra-Trail® is an unmissable event for all trail-running enthusiasts. Test products, dedication sessions, previews, over 4 days come and discover the biggest brand names and chat with the discipline’s specialists who have gathered for the event. Manufacturers, coaches and organizers will be happy to present their new innovations and help you discover the trends to come! A moment for exchanging and sharing, the salon is also the occasion to go and meet favorite and future champions. On the program, dedication sessions and surprise animations With 40% of exhibitors coming from all over the world, the Salon Ultra-Trail® will plunge you into the heart of international trail-running. The most beautiful races in the world will be represented through 20 countries. The prospect of great encounters. Rendezvous on the Place du Mont-Blanc, so as to miss nothing of the UTMB®.

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Caldorado III™ UTMB

* Testé en conditions extrêmes pour conquérir routes, chemins, roches et bien plus.

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official partners

Founded in 2007, i-Run.fr is now the #1 online retailer in France in the running, trail and fitness market. i-Run.fr offers the largest choice of shoes, apparel, accessories and electronic devices. i-Run.fr strength is to offer the best brands, the best customer service, great products stock and a fast shipping service. Today, more than 1 million clients trust in us. In addition to our online service, i-Run.fr has opened four stores in the south of France: three in Toulouse and one in Montpellier in order to be closer to our consumers. i-Run.fr always wants to get closer to the runners, this is why i-Run.fr partners with strong events such as the UTMB®. As an Official Partner of the UTMB®, the most popular trail event in the world, i-Run.fr establishes itself as the main actor in running and trail-running in France. For Emmanuel Vidal, President & CEO of i-Run.fr, "i-Run.fr will have the honor of working® hand-in-hand with the UTMB® until 2019. This unique race is THE trail event you do not want to miss. This is why we are partnering with the UTMB®. This partnership is above all a great story between a leading running specialist company and a mythical trail race gathering thousands of trail runners from around the world each year. You can find us at the UTMB® booth where we will be more than happy to give runners advice and help them to reach their full potential. Nothing can stop runners. Nothing can stop you. Be #runstoppable with i-Run. Have a wonderful UTMB®!

Established in 1989, CamelBak is the creator of the hands-free hydration category. Today CamelBak provides some of the world’s most elite athletes with hydration. Thanks to their feedback, in 2017 CamelBak launched a reimagined run line that provides options for a wide range of run distances, hydration requirements and terrains. Upgrades include hi-tech fabrics, multiple torso lengths, gear storage, lighter weights and a new (ISPO Seal of Quality winner) soft flask, the Quick Stow. Also, we will be on-site offering free water to fans and athletes. Xavier Thévenard, winner of all UTMB® individual races, will race in CamelBak hydration vests at UTMB® 2017 again, as well as Gediminas Grinius (UTWT 2016 Champion) and Didrik Hermansen(2016 Transgrancaria Winner). Fans can purchase limited edition CamelBak UTMB® embossed Quick Stow flasks and Ultra Pro vests at the UTMB® merchandise tent.

The energy of your passion. OVERSTIM.s®, 100% French brand, has for more than 35 years offered a range of healthy sports products, innovating and adapted to the most extreme physical exertion conditions. OVERSTIM.s requirement consists in furnishing the best sport nutrition thanks to strictly selected ingredients, specific compositions, varied flavours and an incomparable choice of products: before, during, and after the effort, organic, gluten free or salty. OVERSTIM.s is by endurance athletes, from the trail-runner looking for a healthy and adapted energy to surpass themselves, to the high performance athlete to whom sport nutrition is part of their performance parameters. As an official partner of the UTMB®, OVERSTIM.s joins forces to the biggest Trail event in the world and to its values: respect, solidarity, and autonomy. And this, guaranteeing a health-sport and sport ethic.

Difficulty to resist temptation if it were not that of a nut salami, one of the numerous and mouthwatering products this shop in a rustic setting, stocked with meats, local cheeses and a large spread of local produce. However, you manage to be reasonable by resist when in front of the first Payot refuge, a few steps further, what will you do faced with the second? The mountain air digs such a strong hole in the stomach, and the alpine honeys are so delicious, the jams so tasty an the fruity alcohols so intoxicating!

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territorial partners La Communauté de Communes de la Vallée de Chamonix Mont-Blanc, dont les quatre communes membres sont directement concernées par le tracé des épreuves, contribue fortement, à la fois financièrement et en termes logistiques, à cet événement sportif qui est devenu une véritable référence mondiale. Concernée, notre vallée l'est autant par les valeurs d'effort et de dépassement de soi que ces épreuves induisent que par l'affluence considérable créée par cet évènement, qui l'anime pendant plusieurs jours. La vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc mène depuis des années, avec de nombreux partenaires institutionnels, avec ses voisins frontaliers, une démarche volontariste pour protéger son environnement et pour réduire les facteurs de pollution. Signataire du 1er Plan Climat énergie territorial en territoire de montagne, labellisée Territoire à énergie positive pour la croissance verte (TEPOS et TEPCV), elle a développé un Plan qualité de l'air spécifique composé de 36 mesures. Nous menons une politique active de développement des transports collectifs avec un soutien très fort du réseau de bus urbains (près de 5M€ de subvention versée annuellement) et un rôle déterminant dans la modernisation de notre ligne ferroviaire avec plus de 100 M€ engagés depuis 2012, en intégrant les inscriptions budgétaires du nouveau Contrat de plan Etat-Région. Concernant la rénovation énergétique des bâtiments, outre la rénovation des équipements publics, nous avons mis en place, dès 2015, un dispositif clair et accessible, le Fonds Energie Habitat (FEH), d'aide aux opérations de rénovation de l'habitat privé. Le Fonds Energie Habitat, vient compléter le Fonds Air Bois instauré en 2013 dans la vallée de l'Arve et visant exclusivement le remplacement des appareils de chauffage polluants. En parallèle, la collectivité s'investit dans la mobilité électrique (bornes de recharge, prises électriques dans les parkings, flotte municipale en partie électrique) et dans les modes doux (voie cyclable en construction, installation de racks à vélo). L'ensemble de ces engagements et réalisations a une finalité claire : valoriser et protéger notre patrimoine naturel et les habitants du territoire! Pour renforcer cette démarche, Chamonix a officiellement demandé à l'Etat en janvier 2017d'engager, dans le cadre transfrontalier de l'Espace MontBlanc, la procédure d'inscription du Massif du Mont-Blanc au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO. Every summer Courmayeur lives up to its reputation as a major center for trail and ultra-trail running, with many competitions held at high altitude on the mountain trails winding their way around the highest summit in Europe. From July to September, Courmayeur hosts the most exciting challenges of the season. Summertime can be enjoyed to the fullest by retracing the footsteps of amazing racers, all those trail-running champions who, throughout the entire season, come to Courmayeur to train and compete in some of the most intense and long awaited competitions at an international level. An incredibly rich trail running calendar includes the Gran Trail Courmayeur, the Courmayeur Mont Blanc SkyRace, the UTMB® and the Tor des Géants®. These races take place amid spectacular scenery at the foothills of Mont Blanc, with stunning mountain views and breathtaking natural beauty. Courmayeur will host the prestigious UTMB®, the race that attracts the international trail running elite to the foothills of Mont Blanc: of the 5 scheduled competitions, 3 directly involve Courmayeur as the starting point of the TDS® and of the CCC® ‒ two of the major races ‒ and as a key stage on the route of the UTMB®. Valais offers almost endless possibilities for sport activities like mountain biking, road cycling or running. Up high peaks, through fragrant larch forests, along watercourses, over suspended bridges, by mule paths or vineyard trails. Over 8000 kilometres of signposted hiking paths wait to be explored. Countless high routes and circuits lead through lush alpine meadows, across rushing mountain streams, past deepblue tarns and up peaks with magnificent views. Valais features exciting events from all areas of sporting activity. There’s something for everyone, whether as passive observers or active participants, and every event is best in class. With a wonderful atmosphere and breathtaking scenery guaranteed.

C o o p é r a t i o n transfrontalière parmi les plus emblématiques des régions de montagne européennes, l’Espace Mont-Blanc réunit 50 communes de Haute-Savoie et de Savoie, de la Vallée d’Aoste et du Valais autour d’un projet commun de développement durable et équilibré du Massif du Mont-Blanc et de ses vallées. La collaboration établie avec l’UTMB® repose sur le Contrat éthique de partenariat souscrit en 2007 dans le but de minimiser les nuisances de la course sur l’environnement. L’aide financière apportée permet notamment de promouvoir l’utilisation de transports collectifs pour suivre la course dans un souci de réduction des émissions. Ce fructueux partenariat s’inscrit dans le programme d’actions que l’Espace MontBlanc met en place pour assurer une gestion cohérente de ce territoire transfrontalier porteur d’enjeux et de pressions, tout en relevant le défi de concilier les incontournables exigences de protection avec celles d’un développement socioéconomique respectueux des ressources et de l’identité montagnarde.

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The Aosta Valley with its four 4.000 m. peaks (Mont-Blanc, Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso), natural parks, alpine lakes, landscapes and welcoming mountain huts is an alpine region where sportmen and mountain enthousiasts can find their perfect playground. It is a region situated in the heart of Europe, nestled amongst three countries (Italy, France, Switzerland), whose traditions and culture contribute to a strong, peculiar and well-preserved Alpine identity. In this context, the UTMB® is much more than a sporting event for the Aosta Valley: it is an opportunity to work in partnership with its French and Swiss friends and to raise awareness of its natural heritage. .


official suppliers

Back in 1992, Original BUFF® created the first multifunctional neck tubular. Nowadays, BUFF® products are chosen by sports enthusiasts all around the world. BUFF® wants to be where the best ones are and 10 years of collaboration with the UTMB® proves it. Testing is key to create the best products and becoming Official Suppliers of the UTMB® gives us the perfect field for testing our products to the limit. As the result of our collaboration, BUFF® started developing a unique collection of UTMB® officials products, but the road goes on: as trail running keeps growing, technology needs to stay on track and BUFF® will keep on innovating.

Vibram is the world leader in the manufacture of high-performance rubber soles. A partner of UTMB® since 2007, today Vibram represents the brand of reference worldwide for trail running with its soles that offer unparalleled grip, adherence, a light weight and durability. Thanks to Vibram, trail running enthusiasts can take on extremely technical route, just like those faced by the athletes of the Vibram Trail-running Team. Mountain running requires the proper gear: with Vibram soles fitted to the footwear of the best brands, trail runners at every level can practice their favourite sport in very safe conditions, even when the terrain and weather become extreme. Whether you are hitting lowland paths or mountainous trails, with Vibram, peace of mind is guaranteed! www.vibram.com

FOR 120 YEARS, RENAULT HAS BEEN COMMITTED TO MAKING ITS CUSTOMERS’ LIVES EASIER EVERY DAY. Since its formation 120 years ago Renault has had three lives. That of the company’s founder, that of the Régie Nationale des Usines Renault, wholly owned by the French State, and that of Renault SA. Nevertheless, these three lives form a single experience, the life of a car manufacturer that has always deftly adapted to changing times, changing societies, and evolving economies.
Passion has always been the Groupe Renault’s driving force as we continue to innovate and develop mobility solutions for all. This is also why millions of consumers, business users and top-level sportspeople choose Renault. Finally, it is this passion that inspires us when we seek to associate ourselves with sporting and cultural events around the world. And it is it who has led us to link naturally for 3 years with the UTMB®.

Established in 1888, Julbo is a benchmark for sports eyewear at world level. Based in the French Jura, the Company has always drawn inspiration from the mountains. Julbo has been involved in major trail events for many years, including UTMB®. This is not just a partnership but a passionate commitment that has grown from strength to strength since 2006. This year, the Company proudly presents a collection dedicated to this event with frames for both men (Aero) and women (Aerolite). Both have photochromic lenses to ensure clear vision throughout the race, whatever the weather. Enjoy all the beauty of the latest UTMB® route in all conditions! www.julbo.com

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Creator of the outdoor mobile technology market, CROSSCALL offers tough, waterproof mobile phones and smartphones, with long-lasting batteries. The brand is led by a passionate team, designing products which are perfectly suited to difficult and unpredictable environments (water, rain, wind, humidity, dust, shock …) encountered by athletes. Crosscall will be in Chamonix all week long to present its range and offer animations around the race: 2018 will be marked by the second edition of UTMB® ALL SUPPORTERS operation, a device that last year allowed families and riders’ friends to encourage them through a video message broadcast during the race. crosscall.com/utmb

Coming from a medical research background and a specialist in sport compression, the COMPRESSPORT® brand develops products by combining innovative technologies with the latest trends. COMPRESSPORT® is always innovating to respond to the most demanding needs of athletes and to provide equipment which meets their expectations, whether it is improving performance or speeding up recovery. The UTMB® a singlestage mountain ultramarathon, is an unmissable race event for the brand. A proud supporter of the legendary race, COMPRESSPORT has developed, like every year, a limited edition in line with the event’s colours, promoting at first hand the new innovations.

On August 14th, 1962, after 20 years of study and work, and several centuries of hope, an ultimate blow of a pickaxe allowed the French and Italian workers to meet under the massif of Mont- Blanc: a door had just opened on a new human, cultural and economic space. Today, the European Group of Economic Interest of the Mont-Blanc Tunnel, the society involved with the exploitation of this work which is equipped with the most modern means of security, is proud to give its support to the organisers and competitors of the UTMB® who are led by the same will, and by the same courage as those who allowed its realization.

Petzl lights the UTMB®! As head-torch creator and manufacturer, Petzl has been an official supplier to the UTMB® since the beginning. We are proud to put our expertise to work to participate in the lighting of this exceptional event. Along with equipping the runners, our head-torch will light the most inaccessible zones and aid stations. The volunteers and rescue teams who ensure a smoothly and safely run event will also be equipped. The runners can also count on our teams at the aid stations of Chapieux, de Trient and Contamines Montjoie to replace batteries, lend head-torch, or provide pre-charged batteries. Our objective: to give everyone the opportunity to reach the finish under the best conditions! www.petzl.com.

Garmin is an American company, and world leader in GPSs since its creation in 1989. The company intervenes in numerous markets today including those of automotive, marine, connected objects and sport, a fast-growing sector for several years. Pioneer and major player in the world of trail-running, Garmin is proud to, once again this year, accompany the UTMB®, a major event on the world circuit. The aim is simple: to stay in contact with the trail-runner, understand their expectations, accompany them in their training, help them better manage their race, reinforce their knowledge of themselves to push their aims a little further each day.

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official supports Tingerlaat Skin Care The aim of Tingerlaat: to satisfy all users in all situations. You as an athletes will not adapt to the products, the products will adapt to you. We know that it is unrealistic to impose a trail-runner to stop every 2 hours to apply sunscreen... Apply Tingerlaat in the morning on clean, dry skin and create you homogeneous, breathable film that will resists water, sweat and friction throughout your day. Try Tingerlaat at the UTMB® and adopt the sunscreen to save your skin and your health. The Flash-sport team, a partner of the UTMB® since the beginning, will once again be present to immortalize the trail runners’ exploits in photographic images. 10 photographers will be present all along the routes of the UTMB®, CCC® and TDS®, from early morning to nightfall, to photograph their efforts and encourage each participant… from the first to the last. What is more formidable for our photographers than being able to associate, through our images, the sporting values which we find in trail running and the beauty of the nature to which we are subjected around Mont Blanc. Widely acknowledged to be the most friendly, flexible and reliable transfer company in and around the Chamonix Valley, Mountain Drop-offs is ‘The’ transfer specialist, offering both shared and private airport transfer options with shared prices starting from 30€ taxes included with the promo code UTMB2018. By using our minibuses for your transfers between the airport and Chamonix for the UTMB®, you’re choosing a more environmentally friendly way to travel, as with all public transport options. Our drivers will look after you right from the moment you arrive at the airport and take you directly to your accommodation in Chamonix. Flexibility is key and we’ve got a website for you to reserve your seats 24/7. When you need a door-to-door airport transfer, get in touch with us first via www.mountaindropoffs.com

Technical partners The Caisse Centrale d’Activités Sociales for electricians and gas workers welcomes, throughout the year, thousands of beneficiaries, as well as their families, in their holiday centers. The CCAS is also an organizer of cultural and sporting events. An important economic player in Social Tourism, the CCAS has supported this international event since the first edition. In the sporting event and in the teams of volunteers, this partnership resounds as an echo, in the affirmation of common values: solidarity, justice, dignity, respect for oneself, for others and for nature. The commitment of electricians and gas workers is the same!

UCPA, is the outdoors sports holidays specialist. UCPA has been established in the Chamonix Valley for over 50 years and has become a key operator in mountain sports. As such, it was perfectly normal for UCPA to make a contribution the UTMB® world event, that it has been doing for more than 10 years. On that occasion, UCPA offers its holiday centres located in Chamonix and Argentière renowned for their expertise in mountaineering, trailrunning and skiing, in which UCPA welcomes and restores volunteers and some of the trailers. UCPA is also the co-organizer of the #YCC race, Youth Chamonix Courmayeur, composed of a challenge dedicated to young people aged to 16 to 22 bringing together a sporting challenge in Chamonix and a 15km race in Courmayeur the following day. The winner of the challenge will win a one-week stay offered by UCPA in Argentière. With the aim of continuing to make trail-running always more accessible, the UCPA also offers trail-running courses with or without accommodation, all year round and for all levels in the Chamonix Valley. ENSA, the training places for guides, ski instructors and ski patrollers is naturally an UTMB® partner for the human and sporting values which are attached to this exceptional event. Respect, solidarity, engagement, personal and professional development, security: technical and sporting excellence are at the heart of our professions and preoccupations. The ENSA and the UTMB®, are a true partnership for the promotion of mountain sports. Acteur incontournable du BTP dans le grand Ouest et en Ile de France, le Groupe Legendre est présent sur le territoire national et à l'international avec 3 activités principales : Construction, Immobilier et Energie. Entreprise familiale rennaise elle compte plus de 1800 salariés et réalise 550 millions d'euros de CA en 2017. Elle a su préserver les qualités de proximité et d'indépendance d'un groupe bâti sur des valeurs fortes partagées par chaque collaborateur : rigueur, professionnalisme, respect des engagements et qui posent les fondements d'une autre vision de la construction.

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THANK YOU 2000 volunteers, as well as a great number of professionals, are mobilised for the event's success French, Italian and Swiss inhabitants of the Pays du MontBlanc or fans of this massif come specially to participate in the organisation, we have to thank them for the success and quality of this event. Organisers and competitors thank, very sincerely, each and every one of them.

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EVENT ORGANISING COMMITTEE Event Directors Catherine POLETTI & Michel POLETTI, assited by Nathalie ECUER, Nicolas LAGRANGE & Isabelle JUCHAT Communication and Informations Catherine POLETTI & Nathalie ECUER, assited by Chiara MOTTA, Hugo JOYEUX & Chloé MALLET Partners relations Catherine POLETTI, Jean-Charles PERRIN & Romain PIAU Communications consultant EXPLORATIONS, François BICHON Technic, routes Michel POLETTI & Isabelle JUCHAT Volunteers coordination Nicolas LAGRANGE & Jules PIJOURLET, assited by Fabien DECOU Responsible for logistics Stanislas DEGLAIRE Medical and RescueManagement DOKEVER, Dr Patrick BASSET et Bruno BASSET Race command center UTMB®, CCC®, TDS® & OCC Patrice BERGUERAND, Jean‑Cyrille AUDOUIT, Marc BOISSEAU & Bertrand GAUTIER Management PTL®: Patrick DESCHAMPS, Isabelle JUCHAT, Alberto MOTTA, Michel POLETTI CC Law and order Gérard CEFALI assited by Laurence PARROT Medical coordination Dr Laurence GAUTIER-POLETTI Nursing coordination Isabelle PAUCOT Rescue Coordination Gaspard LEBEL & Remy PLUMET Physios Coordination Aurélie CASTILLO Podologists Coordination Olivier GARCIN Medical logistic Claire CHAVRIER Medical Committee and Health policy Jean-Charles ROLLIER, Patrick BASSET & Pierre SALLET Informatic systems and race follow up LIVETRAIL, Isabelle VISEUX‑POLETTI, Mickaël VISEUX, David POLETTI, Sébastien ROBERT Computing in Chamonix Yves‑Marie MAQUET (press area), Raphaël MARUZZI (Chamonix) Finance and accounting Michel POLETTI, Martine FROUCHT, Didier CURDY & Benoit ROUX Management of free gifts Jules PIJOURLET Referent for the Environment Jules PIJOURLET assisted by Maryne BONNIN & Nicole HUEBER Press relations INFOCIMES, Anne GERY, Laetitia BRIAND (TV), Geneviève CADOT Images SERAC PRODUCTION, Gilles et Jérémy SOURICE Image TV distribution Antonios ARGYROPOULOS UTMB®TV WIDE, Fabrice PERRIN Responsible for animation Pierre LEMARCHAL & Ludovic COLLET VIP, Accomodation and protocol Estelle FLOURY & Camille JOURDAN

Salon Ultra-Trail®: Romain PIAU & Clément BALANGER Official shop 74 PRINTER, Nicolas SEMY Management of runner’s bag Jean‑Michel BOUTEILLE Transport management Isabelle JUCHAT, Paul COQUOZ, Georges‑Alain RIBEYROLLES, Bernard FRONT & TRANSDEV-MONTBLANC BUS team Rae-bib distribution Alain BUSTIN & Sylvie BARQUANT Weather reports DOKEVER Operational sport manager Stéphane SCLAVO Anti-cheating control Didier CURDY Radio consultant Pierre FAUSSURIER Fabrication of way-markers Christian BERGAMELLI Information Francine MONTFALCON, Caroline HIGGS & Elodie GUEGAN Social networks animation Nathalie ECUER & Fabrice PERRIN Translation Caroline HIGGS (english), Sveva LAFOND (italian), Helga WILLIEME (german), Barbara LEUTLOFF (german), Quim FARRERO (spanish) Mini UTMB® Alain BUSTIN & Patrick DESBREST Les Houches Maurice DESAILLOUD, Agnès BALMAT, Olivier CAROUGE, Marie LIEVRE Saint Gervais: Bernard SEJALON, Patrice BIBIERCOCATRIX, Didier JOSEPHE, Jeanne FLAMENT, Delphine THEVENOT Les Contamines Montjoie François BOSSON, Pascal FAVIER, Mathieu CABROL Servoz Patrick BOUCHARD Hauteluce - Col du Joly Marie-Christine BRAISAZ Beaufort - Cormet de Roselend Marielle VIARD-GAUDIN, Viviane MONOD, Thierry BOCHET, Lois REVIL SIGNORAT Bourg St Maurice Marie-Ange VILLIEN, Laurence GIMFELD, Jocelyn ARPIN-PONT Les Chapieux refreshment point Activités Sociales de l'Énergie, Alexandre HOUBART, Laurent DUPONT Seez Dominique BESSE, Olivier PETIT, Bernard BLANC, Elodie CHENAL-JACQUET Col du Petit Saint Bernard Dominique CASTELNAU, Corinne GODIN Morgex Mimmo DOMENIGHINI La Thuile Dario BANDITO

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Italy Italian coordination Giulia GEUDOZ Courmayeur and Aosta Valley Liaison with the Mairie Ivan PARASACCO Liaison with Aosta Valley Remo CHUC Communication Chiara LAVAGETTO Responsible for refreshment point Paolo GATTI Security Oscar TAIOLA Dolonne, Mountain Sport Center Federica CORTESE Technical organisation Dario SANNICOLO Starts Enrico ROMANO Logistic Mauro MAINO Transports Massimo CHENAL Runners’ bags Claudio BERGOMI YCC Claudio CHERAZ Waymarker Patrick DESBREST Lac Combal Josiane SERMET, Paolo GATTI Arête du Mont-Favre Yann DE SEREVILLE Refuge de Maison Vieille Giacomo CALOSI, Bernard GUEGAN Refuge Bertone: Alice et Lorenzino COSSON, Sandra ZIGGIOTTO Refuge Bonatti Mara RIZZO, Maryse BROISIN Arnouvaz Marcella BIONDI, Karine CHAMEL Switzerland Swiss organisation Isabelle FELLAY Organisation Les Trailers du Mont-Blanc de Suisse, Léon LOVEY, Bertrand SAVIOZ, Patrice LOVEY, Isabelle FELLAY, Nicolas JORDAN, Jean-Pierre ROSSIER Orsières Liaison with the Commune Meinrad COPPEY & Patricia GABIOUD Turism Office Gaëtan TORNAY La Fouly Olivier THETAZ Champex Léon LOVEY ans Isabelle FELLAY Security Pierre-Yves TERRETAZ Transports Olivier THETAZ et Samuel BROCCARD La Giète: Patrice LOVEY, Vincent MOULIN et Eric DESCLOUDS Start OCC Meinrad COPPEY & Patricia GABIOUD Bovernier Michael FROSSARD Martigny Combe: Pascal GIROUD and Léandre RODUIT Trient Liaison with the commune Bertrand SAVIOZ Logistic Paul GAY‑CROSIER assisté de Mathieu BURE Security Christian GOUMAND


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Les Tseppes Emmanuel ROSSET Vallorcine André BOZON, Comité des fêtes Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Meals UCPA Finish line Refreshment point Ninette DESCHAMPS & Nelly VISEUX Finisher gifts Catherine AUDOUIT & Sylvie CEFALI Waymarkers Marc MIRETTI Volunteers base camp Jacqueline COUPELLIER & Nathalie ETELLIN La Flégère Les Vieilles Planches, Georges SOHIER & Alain LEMONNIER La Vallée de Chamonix MontBlanc Président Eric FOURNIER Offices du Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix Nicolas DUROCHAT Centre Sportif Richard Bozon Véronique JUPPET Commune de Chamonix MontBlanc Directeur général des services Jean‑Michel BOUTEILLE Directeur de la Communication Jean‑Marc MILHOMME Directeur des services techniques Loïc PLUSQUELLEC Chef de la Police municipale Marie‑Pierre VALLET Organismes de la Vallée de Chamonix Mont-Blanc Tunnel du Mont-Blanc Gilles RACKOCZY UCPA Karine MIEUSSET, Jean‑Charles GRANGET et Luc VERRIER Auberge de Jeunesse Thomas MOUGIN Centre de vacances Touristra Sébastien LABISSE Chamonix Mont Blanc Hélicoptère (CMBH) Pascal BRUN SERAC (Société d’Exploitation des Restaurants d’Altitude de Chamonix) Ecole de Ski de Chamonix Nicolas PILLOTBURNET Commune des Houches Office du Tourisme des Houches Services techniques et Police municipale Commune de Saint Gervais Office du Tourisme de Saint Gervais Didier JOSEPHE Services techniques et Police municipale Commune des Contamines Montjoie Contamines Tourisme EPIC des Contamines Montjoie

Léon LOVEY, Alberto MOTTA, Yann DE SEREVILLE, co-Presidents Martine FROUCHT, Treasurer Michel POLETTI, secretary Medical counsel Jean‑Charles ROLLIER Commission for solidarity Yann DE SEREVILLE Commission for environment Patrick DESCHAMPS Commission for volunteers Christian BERGAMELLI Commission fro race routes Alberto  MOTTA René BACHELARD, Honorary president Services techniques et Police municipale Chalet de la Balme Didier GUT Commune de Servoz Services techniques Commune d’Hauteluce Office du Tourisme Services techniques "CHEZ GASTON" Grégoire BONNET LIGEON Commune de Beaufort Office du Tourisme Services techniques Activités Sociales de l'Énergie Eve BERTHET, présidente CMCAS régionale, Jean-Louis GROBEL, Marion HOUZE Commune de Bourg-SaintMaurice Service des Sports de Bourg-Saint Maurice Office du Tourisme de Bourg-Saint-Maurice/ Les Arcs Services techniques et Police municipale Office National des Forêts Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme, Tristan GUYON Commune de Seez Office du Tourisme Services techniques et Police Municipale Commune de La Thuile Office du Tourisme Services techniques Commune de Pré Saint Didier Pompiers de Pré Saint Didier Office du Tourisme & Services techniques Commune de Morgex Association des Alpins La Pro Loco Commune de Courmayeur Polizia municipale Liceo linguistico de Courmayeur, Franco COSSARD Consorzio Operatori Turistici Valle del Monte Bianco Centro Sportivo Courmayeur Pompiers de Courmayeur Le Comité des Traditions Les Beuffons Canton du Valais Les Samaritains Air Glaciers, compagnie d'hélicoptères de secours en montagne Commune d’Orsières Office Régional de Tourisme du Pays du Saint-Bernard Alpage de la Peule, Nicolas et Sabine COPPEY

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Boulangerie Tea-Room Le Gentiana, Claudine LOVEY

Commune de Trient Société de Développement de Trient Alpage des Tseppes, Dominique CAPPI Amicale des Chasseurs de Trient Commune de Martigny-Combe Administration Communale et chemins pédestres Alpage de la Giète Commune de Bovernier Administration Communale et chemins pédestres Commune de Vallorcine Office du Tourisme & Services techniques Comité des fêtes de Vallorcine Autres organismes institutionnels Réserves Naturelles de Haute Savoie, ASTERS École Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme, Hervé JOSSERON, Florence GIRAUD Université de Savoie, Dominique GASQUET et Jérôme POULENARD Organismes de sécurité, de secours et médicaux Compagnie de Gendarmerie de Chamonix Centre de Secours principal de Chamonix Centre de Secours Principal de Bourg Saint Maurice Centre de Secours de Beaufort Association Départementale des Sociétés de Secours en Montagne de Haute-Savoie, Jean-Luc LABORIE, Président La Chamoniarde, Jean-Christophe BECHE, Président Société de Secours en Montagne de St-Gervais et du Val Montjoie, Aurélien REY, Président Equipe du CHU de Grenoble CNEAS Centres d’exploitation des routes départementales Protection Civile Région Autonome Vallée d’Aoste Azienda USL della Valle d'Aoste Guardia di Finanza Associazione Sportiva Valle d’Aosta Motorsport Soccorso Alpino Valdostano Guardia Forestale Organisation Cantonale Valaisanne des Secours


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