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26 AOÛT - 1 SEPTEMBRE 2019

OFFICIAL PROGRAM utmbworld.com


EDITO

HUMANS, FIRST AND FOREMOST UTMB® is a story of men and women. A great adventure driven by strong values and a common vision, that of harmony and diversity among people. The valleys that surround Mont Blanc are one of those rare regions where there is still a strong connection between people who live there and the great outdoors. It’s this rapport with nature that unites the inhabitants of the Mont-Blanc region around a common project, that of sharing, beyond the borders, their know-how and their relation with the mountain and its landscapes. AN EVENT OPEN TO THE WORLD

The UTMB® is undeniably a large family composed of women and men, volunteers and service providers, partners and local officials, tourism and mountain professionals, hut owners... They all gather together around a common goal: to share those values and heritage of which they are proud. They share all of this with runners from all over the world, men and women from 5 continents and 100 nations. The last week of August American, Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian, Argentinean, Omani, Spanish, South African and Australian runners meet at the feet of the Mont-Blanc... This is the opportunity for runners and Friends of the UTMB® to meet and experience a great adventure together.

THE EXPERIENCE OF EACH PARTICIPANT AT THE HEART OF THE ORGANIZATION’S CONCERNS

To ensure that this adventure continues throughout the years, UTMB® works to guarantee that each participant’s experience is authentic and complete. High-quality organization, race monitoring, discovery of the territory, beauty of the races... All these features contribute to improve the quality of the experience. UTMB® is definitely a story of women and men united around a common vision: that of diversity, of sharing, excellence and passion.

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THE PEOPLE

COMMITEE OF HONOUR

CHAMONIX MONT-BLANC Eric Fournier Maire

COURMAYEUR Stefano Miserocchi Maire

ORSIÈRES Joachim Rausis Président

MARTIGNYCOMBE Florence Carron Darbellay Présidente

LES HOUCHES Maurice Desailloud Maire

SERVOZ Nicolas EVRARD Maire

SAINT GERVAIS MONT‑BLANC Jean-Marc Peillex Maire

LES CONTAMINES MONTJOIE Etienne JACQUET Maire

HAUTELUCE Mireille Gioria Maire

BEAUFORT Annick Cressens Maire

SEEZ Jean Luc Penna Maire

BOURG SAINT-MAURICE Michel Giraudy Maire

VALLORCINE Jeremy Vallas Maire

LA THUILE Mathieu Ferraris Maire

PRÉ SAINT DIDIER Riccardo Bieller Maire

MORGEX Lorenzo Graziola Maire

TRIENT Bertrand Savioz Président

BOVERNIER Marcel Gay Président

THANK YOU ! Based on centuries of friendship, exchange and sharing

around the common heritage of the Mont-Blanc, UTMB® has forged strong links with the region. For 17 years, these men and women have been putting their knowhow and expertise at the service of the UTMB® event. Thanks to this excellence and knowledge of the territory, UTMB® is a logistical success that both entertains and shines brightly to the international community, as it passes through 3 countries, 18 municipalities, 7 valleys and 800 km of trails in one week. In each valley, the hospitality and efficiency of these men and women, who the organizing team calls Friends of the UTMB®, participate in the smooth running of the event. With them, it is possible to welcome the entire communities of both trail runners and outdoors enthusiasts under the best conditions every year. Strong bonds were forged around simple and authentic moments: the energy on the starting line, the friendliness of an aid station, the beauty of running at night, the adventures after the race.... The event is an opportunity to gather all this positive energy around a common adventure. UTMB® has been a link between the territories and its inhabitants for 17 editions. Thanks to you all. UTMB® 2019

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SOMMAIRE

EDITO

3  Humans,

first and foremost

THE PEOPLE 4

Committee of Honour

THE EVENT 6 6

What is UTMB® ? Program of the week

RACES 10 Elites

THE EVENT 12 UTMB®LIVE

TRANSPORTS 15

UTMB®BUS

FESTIVITIES 17 19

MINI UTMB® Salon Ultra-Trail®

RACES 20 UTMB 22 CCC 24 TDS 26 PTL 28 OCC 29 MCC 30 YCC

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ACCOMPANYING PERSONS

31  Supporting

the runners along the race route

DEPARTURE CITIES 32 33 34 34

Chamonix Mont-Blanc Courmayeur Orsières Martigny-Combe

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THE EVENT

WHAT IS UTMB ? ®

The UTMB® is a major international sporting event that takes place every year in the last week of August in the region around Mont-Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps. It includes 7 trail races that take place at the foot of the mountain, across France, Italy and Switzerland. Created in 2003, the UTMB® brings together 10,000 runners and 20,000 supporters from 100 countries around the world, as well as tens of thousands of spectators who come simply to partake in this great celebration of trail running.

MORGEX

PRÉ SAINT DIDIER LA THUILE

CCC

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ORSIERES

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COURMAYEUR

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BOURG SAINT MAURICE

CHAMPEX-LAC MONT BLANC 4810M

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THE EVENT

PROGRAM OF THE WEEK

AUGUST 26

MONDAY

08:00

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

10:00

Start of MCC Martigny-Combe Place Centrale

13:00

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

AUGUST 29

19:30

AUGUST 27

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

TUESDAY

18:00

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

19:00

Buffet YCC Chamonix Mont-Blanc UCPA

AUGUST 28 WEDNESDAY Start of TDS Courmayeur Place Brocherel ®

04:00 10:00

Start of YCC Courmayeur Place Brocherel

10:20

First YCC finishers Courmayeur Jardin de l’Ange

11:00 14:30

THURSDAY

08:15

Start of OCC Orsières Place Centrale

13:30

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

16:00

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

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athletes Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

18:00

Solidarity hours Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

19:30

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

20:00

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

AUGUST 30

FRIDAY Start of CCC Courmayeur Place Brocherel ®

09:00 from 12:00

Arrivals PTL Chamonix Mont-Blanc Place Triangle de l’Amitié

Mini UTMB registrations Chamonix Mont-Blanc Champs du Savoy

18:00

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

14:00

Prize-giving YCC Courmayeur Jardin de l’Ange

20:00

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

14:30

Mini PTL Chamonix Mont-Blanc Champs du Savoy

15:00

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

23:00

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

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SATURDAY

11:00

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

14:45

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

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Presentation of the

17:00

AUGUST 31

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SEPT.1 12:30

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

Prize-giving

16:00

16:00

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

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

17:30

19:00

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

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THE EVENT

ECO-RESPONSIBILITY With an event around Mont Blanc and on a territory unique in the world, it is essential to remain committed to our values and to develop all the necessary actions to preserve this extraordinary nature.

G.E.S.I.

The eco-responsible charter of grands evénements sportifs internationaux The UTMB® is one of first signatories of the Charter for Eco- Responsibility in Big International Sporting Events (GESI). By doing this the organization reaffirms its engagement in favor of sustainable development. This charter is supported by the Minister for Sport, WWF® France and 46 signatories (organizers of sporting events and equipment managers).

RAISING AWARENESS

On the ground, you are going to meet the ambassadors for the environment who have the mission of accompanying you in the protection of the environment. In order to better understand the natural environment in which you evolve, we have created a specific signposting system. Feel free to ask the ambassadors!

CARRY YOUR TRASH

Supporters leave no trash along the race-route. Like the runners, think about carrying your trash in a designated bag.

BYOU

As from this year, the organization will not distribute any disposable cutlery, beakers/cups or bowls at the life bases and refreshment posts. Runners and volunteers are asked to carry their own utensils if they wish to eat hot food (soup, pasta). Why not do the same for your picnics?

PROTECTED NATURAL AREAS

The UTMB® races go through protected nature zones in France, Italy and Switzerland. On the ground, please refer to the signaling system with the current rules. In any case, camping and campfires are forbidden, as is all use of drones. Respect the rules of the nature reserves!

WWF® FRANCE

UTMB® continues its commitment to the environment by partnering with WWF® France Beyond the work to reduce the environmental impact of the UTMB®, the partnership aims to prove that an internationally-known event can promote respect for the environment and participate in the sustainable development of the region it calls home. The five key elements of the new partnership include:

• Support of the UTMB® in the commitments made

under the GESI (Grands événements sportifs internationaux) charter

• Guidance on the actions to be taken following a carbon assessment that will be carried out during UTMB® 2019

• Continuation of the innovative and exemplary

efforts of UTMB® in the field of sustainable development

• Support for UTMB® runners for both biodiversity and lynx projects

• Support in the training of environmental ambassadors

« Two years after the signing by the UTMB® of the charter of 15 eco-responsible commitments of WWF® France and the French Ministry of Sports, we are proud to announce today a partnership to further support the UTMB® in its environmental stewardship. Together, we will demonstrate that it is possible for sporting excellence and exemplary environmental stewardship to coexist. Protecting our planet is a long-term race and we need the big players in the sport to take up this challenge! » Isabelle Autissier, President of WWF® France

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RACES

ELITES

Each new edition of the UTMB® is its own epic sporting event, complete with twists and turns, powerful emotions, flashes of brilliance, and no shortage of suspense. Which runners will be attempting to crush the courses this year? Here’s our overview of the favorites for 2019!

UTMB

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WOMEN’S FAVORITES

After her victory in the 2018 CCC®, which brought her to the attention of the general public, Chinese runner Miao Yao is eager to toe the line at UTMB®. Already victorious in the CCC® and TDS®, Sweden’s Mimmi Kokta is back on the starting line of the UTMB® after dropping from the course in 2018. If she remains healthy, she has the experience to do well. American Katie Schide, one of this year’s trail running revelations, will have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

MEN’S FAVORITES

Xavier Thévenard is back for the UTMB®! If he wins, he will be the first man to rack up a record four UTMB® wins! The race promises to be tight, however, with Spaniard Pau Capell leading the Ultra-Trail® World Tour and Americans Hayden Hawks, Zach Miller and Tim Tollefson in the mix as well. They will have an additional motivation: to become the first American to win the race!

TDS

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WOMEN’S FAVORITES

The remarkable American, Courtney Dauwalter, is the big favorite of the new TDS® course (145km 9100mD +). Each time she starts a race, it’s simple, she wins! On her way, she will be challenged by Audrey Tanguy (FR) who won in 2018. They will also have to keep a watchful eye on the Swiss runner, Kathrin Götz who displays significant power at ultra-distances.

MEN’S FAVORITES

Very fit for 2 seasons and the winner in last year’s CCC®, British runner Tom Evans is the big favorite. But his victory is far from cinched, as close on his heels will be the Russian, Dimitry Mityaev, third in the TDS® in 2018, and Ludovic Pommeret (FR) winner of the UTMB® in 2016. Both will be serious contenders for the win.

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CCC

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WOMEN’S FAVORITES

Fourth in the World Trail Championships, Spain’s Azara García de los Salmones has shown she is a formidable threat in shorter distances. She still has to prove herself in ultra-distances, unlike the Canadian Ailsa Macdonald and the 23-year-old Australian prodigy, Lucy Bartholomew.

MEN’S FAVORITES

At 41, the triple world trail champion (2016, 2017, 2018), Luis Alberto Hernando Alzaga has nothing left to prove. Still, he continues to test himself against the most competitive races on the planet. He will be accompanied by another trail running legend, Italian Marco De Gasperi, 5th in the CCC® last year in what was his first ultra! The young Chinese, Shen Jiasheng, a new trail running sensation, could be the surprise of this year’s CCC®, which promises to be very competitive.

OCC

WOMEN’S FAVORITES

The New Zealander, Ruth Croft, will try to defend her title, having been victorious in 2018. Croft rarely fails when she starts a race. Along the way, she will be pushed by Sheila Avilés Castaño (SP), current vice-champion of the world of trail along with the Chinese runner, Yangchun Lu, who has had a strong debut in trail running competition.

MEN’S FAVORITES

Ruy Ueda (JP) has signed up to return to UTMB® week after a strong second place finish in the CCC® in 2016 at a mere 23 years old. He will have to deal with the experience of French runner Nicolas Martin, and the speed of Erenjia Jia, last year’s winner and who will no doubt be keen to repeat the feat.


THE EVENT

UTMB LIVE ®

Fully experience the UTMB® races with advanced new tracking features A unique way to experience the races from the inside. Dive into the heart of the UTMB® and experience the adventure in real-time! UTMB TV ®

A real TV channel that takes you right to the heart of the event. The television channel for directly experiencing all the highlights of the event (starts, live-coverage, interviews, films, following the race leader, finishes)

#UTMB

The last minute twists and turns, the exploits of the runners, it’s your means to be the best informed! the Social Wall so as not to miss the latest UTMB® news on the social networks and to interact with the community.

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.

LIVEINFO

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. 2 new features in 2019: - UTMB®LIVE monitoring integrated into the application - Access the UTMB®BUS schedule, so you can meet your runner at various points along the course.

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 and replay on their runners’ page.

FROM AUGUST 26TH AT 08:00 utmbworld.com

UTMB® 2019

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TRANSPORTS

AN AMBITIOUS TRANSPORT POLICY FOR AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE EVENT In an effort to encourage a shift away from individual vehicle use, the UTMB® has put in place an extensive public transport system in collaboration with transportation companies in France (Transdev), Italy (ATR) and Switzerland (TMR). The visiting public will now have easy access to the existing network of public transportation, supplemented by special UTMB®BUS lines. This unique network is available for use by runners, accompanying guests and also for the general public who wish to follow the race all around Mont-Blanc in France, Italy and Switzerland. EXCEPTIONAL TRANSPORTATION FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL EVENT

For those arriving via air travel or train, UTMB® recommends use of the transfer service Mountain Drop-Offs and encourages guests to forego vehicle rental from Geneva as they head towards the valleys of the Mont Blanc region. Once on site, the UTMB®BUS service allows riders to be transported to race starting lines in the 3 countries, with the aim of reducing individual vehicles traveling on the roadways around Mont-Blanc. For accompanying guests and visitors, UTMB® offers unique course transportation opportunities that allow for access to runners at key points along each of the major courses. In the Chamonix Valley, UTMB® also relies on the existing community-wide transportation system provided by the Chamonix Bus and Mont Blanc Express (SCNF) train networks. The local train and bus systems are free to all persons holding a valley guest card, as well as full-time and secondary residents of the region. New for 2019, all visitors who are accompanying a runner and have registered at utmbworld.com will be able to download a transport coupon valid for the Chamonix Bus lines. For those who have no alternative other than a car, UTMB® advocates for and supports carpooling through the online platform available at movici.auvergnerhonealpes.fr

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NEW : A PARKING SHUTTLE SERVICE AT LES HOUCHES LAKE AND ENTENDED HOURS FOR THE MONT BLANC TRAMWAY

In order to encourage spectators and accompanying guests to forego use of individual vehicles, a parking area with corresponding shuttle service will be set up in collaboration with the villages of Les Houches and Servoz by the Les Houches Lake area. It will be available for use for the UTMB® start beginning on Friday, August 30th. Signs will be added to the “Route Blanche” (RN205) with information directing drivers to this additional shuttle service. The shuttle will link the parking area with downtown Chamonix. In the Montjoie valley region, the Mont Blanc Tramway, owned by the Haute-Savoie Department and operated by the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc, will operate for additional hours in the evening, with free transportation provided between Le Fayet and the center of SaintGervais. From Saint-Gervais, use of individual vehicles towards Les Contamines will be strictly controlled. Private transportation will be replaced by special UTMB® shuttles. Please consult the web site utmbworld.com, under the heading, “Transport” for information.


TRANSPORTS

NEW!

A partnership with the Courmayeur ski lifts For the first time, on the Courmayeur side of Mont-Blanc, the ski lifts (CMBF) will be open during the entire UTMB® week. A 20% discount will be available to all holders of a UTMB®BUS pass. The lift provides access to Maison Vieille to view runners taking part in both the TDS® and UTMB®.

UTMB BUS ®

utmbworld.com or during the event at the race-bibs distribution and at the Transport HQ (within the limit of available seats)

SUISSE

FRANCE

PRICES, SCHEDULES AND TICKETS SALES

COL DE LA FORCLAZ

MARTIGNY-COMBE

TRIENT ARGENTIERE

VALLORCINE

CHAMPEX-LAC

CHAMONIX

CHILDRENS

LA FOULY

SUISSE

SAINT GERVAIS

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 security reasons it is forbidden for children who are less LES CONTAMINES than 3 years old.

ITALIE

LES HOUCHES

ARNOUVAZ

PETS

We recommend not to take pets on the HAUTELUCE UTMB®BUS, each driver is free to refuse them access to their bus. Following the races by car is strongly discouraged: serious traffic jams, parking difficulties, small winding roads, road closures. Otherwise, we strongly recommend car-sharing.

COURMAYEUR

N.D. de la GORGE

BEAUFORT CORMET DE ROSELEND BOURG SAINT-MAURICE

COL DU PETIT SAINT BERNARD

FRA NC E ITAL IE

BY CAR

ORSIERES

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FESTIVITIES

WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST 15:00-16:30 FREE REGISTR ATION 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 on-site !

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 A small «snack» is available at the end of all the mini-races Find the UTMB®MINI races around the Mont-Blanc in the different partner communes: Trient, Courmayeur, Orsières, Martigny-Combe, La Fouly et Les Contamines-Montjoie! (Detailed program on utmbworld.com)

MINI YCC MINI MCC

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

Short distance of around 400m, for 3 years old

MINI PTL

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

MINI OCC

MINI UTMB

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

Around 1800m for children aged 10 & 11 year- olds

MINI CCC

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

MINI TDS

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

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FESTIVITIES

SALONULTRA-TRAIL

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From 27th august to 30th august 2019, come and discover all that is new in trailrunning and participate in numerous animations 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, greet and meet 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, meet and greet 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 13:00 - 19:00 AUGUST 27 TUESDAY be represented through 20 countries. The prospect of 10:00 - 19:00 AUGUST 28 WEDNESDAY great encounters. Rendezvous on the Place du Mont-Blanc, to not miss 10:00 - 19:00 AUGUST 29 THURSDAY a single thing of the UTMB®. 10:00 - 14:00 AUGUST 30 FRIDAY

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RACES

171 km - 10 000 m elevation Start in Chamonix Friday August 30th at 18:00 2 300 runners Max time allowed : 46:30 First : aprox 20:45

On-site

Access

Car

Grépon, Grands Montets, Prarion - Centre-Ville by shuttle bus

Chamonix

30- 18:00

30- 18:00

U1

Les Houches

30- 18:30

30- 19:06

U2

Saint Gervais

30- 19:47

30- 21:50

22:00

U3

Les Contamines Montjoie

30- 20:52

30- 23:51

00:00

Notre Dame de la Gorge

30- 21:10

31- 00:32

La Balme

30- 21:46

31- 01:52

U4

Transports

Time barriers

Slowest

Fastest

SERIES BONUS

Only by shuttle bus +

02:00

500m

N.D. de la Gorge +

1h30

Col du Bonhomme

30- 22:30

31- 03:17

Les Chapieux +

2h45 or N.D. de la Gorge +

Refugio de la Croix du Bonhomme

30- 22:47

31- 03:50

Les Chapieux +

2h or N.D. de la Gorge +

Les Chapieux

30- 23:15

31- 04:58

U5

U6

05:15

Col de la Seigne

31- 00:39

31- 08:07

Refuge Mottets +

Col des Pyramides Calcaires

31- 01:02

31- 09:05

La Visaille +

3h

La Visaille +

2km

La Visaille +

2h or Col Chécrouit +

Lac Combal

31- 01:20

31- 09:45

Arête du Mont Favre

31- 01:59

31- 11:03

U7

Col Checrouit Maison Vieille

31- 02:26

31- 12:08

U8

Courmayeur Mountain Sport Center

31- 02:45

31- 12:45

2h 2h

10:00

Dolonne +

2h

1h30

2h (800m D+)

13:15

U9

Refugio Bertone

31- 03:43

31- 15:01

U10

Refugio Bonatti

31- 04:37

31- 16:57

U11

Arnouvaz

31- 05:10

31- 18:03

Grand Col Ferret

31- 06:08

31- 20:12

Arnouvaz +

La Peule

31- 06:26

31- 20:52

Pont des Ars +

18:15

Val Ferret ou Val Sapin +

2h

Lavanchey (Val Ferret) +

1h

Uniquement par navette

+

2h (800 D+) 1h

300m

La Fouly

31- 07:03

31- 22:18

22:30

Champex-Lac

31- 08:36

01- 02:04

02:30

U13

La Giete

31- 10:08

01- 06:13

U14

Trient

31- 10:39

01- 07:44

Les Tseppes

31- 11:38

01- 09:59

Vallorcine

31- 12:13

01- 10:57

11:15

Col des Montets

31- 12:44

01- 11:55

12:15

La Tête aux vents

31- 13:42

01- 13:52

Flégère +

1h15

La Flégère

31- 14:03

01- 14:44

14:45

Les Praz +

2h

Chamonix

31- 14:45

01- 16:30

16:30

Grépon, Grands Montets, Prarion - City center by shuttle bus

U12

U15

U16

UTMB® 2019

20

+

200m

Col de la Forclaz +

1h30

08:00 Trient +

2h30 or Vallorcine + 2h

Accessible only by bus (no parking)


Parking with limited capacity

Village Hamlet Outdoor Hut

U1 U3

Parking with very limited capacity

The points noted in green are the only places where you can assist your runner. Personal assistance is tolerated on the following positions: Les Contamines, Courmayeur, Champex, Trient, Vallorcine. It is prohibited at other refuelling stations and at all other points along the route.

High Point - Col > 2300m Musical entertainment - concert UTMB BUS

Buvet - Catering

Train

Animations for children

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Cable car

Check point Check point with tolerated assistance

N.B : See the detailled program on the website for details of the animations

Departure + Time of walking (good walker) Road access impossible / prohibited

COURMAYEUR

LA PEULE

REFUGE BONATTI

GRAND COL FERRET REFUGE ELENA

REFUGE BERTONE

U10

U9

U8

U7

MONT BLANC 4810M

ARÊTE DU MONT FAVRE

COL CHECRUIT

LA FOULIE

STOP 22:30

STOP 13:15

LAC COMBAL STOP 10:00 RIFUGIO

U6 ELISABETTA PYRAMIDES

COL DE LA SEIGNE

CALCAIRES

VILLES DES GLACIERS

U12

U5

PRAZ DE FORT

CHAMPEX-LAC STOP 02:30

COL DU BONHOMME

U13

U4

NOTRE DAME DE LA GORGE

PLAN DE L’AU

CROIX DU BONHOMME

LA BALME

CHAMONIX

LA FLÉGÈRE

TRIENT

U15

STOP 08:00

VALLORCINE STOP 11:15

COL DES MONTETS

STOP 12:15

STOP 14:45

LES CONTAMINES

U1

U16

START 18:00 30/08/2019

STOP 00:00

LES HOUCHES

STOP 16:30 01/09/2019

U2

SAINT GERVAIS STOP 22:00

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TÊTE AUX VENTS

LES TSEPPES

W

U14

E

LA GIÈTE

STOP 02:00

U3

S

STOP 03:45

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LES CHAPIEUX STOP 05:15


RACES

SERIES

C1

Courmayeur

30- 09:00

30- 09:30

Tête de la Tronche

30- 10:11

30- 12:38

Refuge Bertone

30- 10:31

30- 13:36

Val Ferret or Val Sapin +

2h

Lavanchey (Val Ferret) +

1h

Dolonne +

600m

C2

Refuge Bonatti

30- 11:09

30- 15:15

C3

Arnouvaz

30- 11:36

30- 16:17

Grand Col Ferret

30- 12:18

30- 18:01

Arnouvaz +

La Peule

30- 12:35

30- 18:42

Pont des Ars + 300m 200m

16:30

Only by shuttle bus

C4

La Fouly

30- 13:03

30- 19:49

20:15

+

C5

Champex-Lac

30- 14:18

30- 23:00

23:15

+

La Giete

30- 15:41

31- 02:34

Trient

30- 16:07

31- 03:39

Les Tseppes

30- 16:47

31- 05:21

C6

C7

C8

On-site

Access

Car

Transports

Time barriers

Slowest

Fastest

101 km - 6 100 m elevation Start in Courmayeur Friday 30th August at 9:00 1 900 runners Max time allowed : 26:30 First : aprox 10:30

1h30

04:00 Trient +

Vallorcine

30- 17:30

31- 07:10

30- 17:52

31- 08:00

La Tête aux vents

30- 18:37

31- 09:53

La Flégère

30- 18:54

31- 10:29

10:45

Chamonix

30- 19:30

31- 12:00

12:00

22

1h

Col de la Forclaz +

Col des Montets

UTMB® 2019

2h (800 D+)

2h30 or Vallorcine +

2h

07:15 Flégère +

1h15

Les Praz + 2h Grépon, Grands Montets, Prarion - City center by shuttle bus


MONT BLANC 4810M

START 09:00 30/08/2019

S REFUGE BERTONE

E

STOP 12:00 31/08/2019 TÊTE DE LA TRONCHE

CHAMONIX REFUGE BONATTI C2

C8

LA FLÉGÈRE

STOP 10:45

ARNOUVAZ C3

STOP 16:30

RIFUGIO GRAND ELENA COL FERRET

LA TÊTE AUX VENTS COL DES MONTETS

LA PEULE

C7

C4

VALLORCINE STOP 07:15

LES TSEPPES

LA FOULY

STOP 20:15

C6 LA GIETE

PRAZ DES FORT

CHAMPEX-LAC STOP 23:15

C5

TRIENT

STOP 04:00

PLAN DE L’AU STOP 00:15

Village Hamlet Outdoor Hut High Point - Col > 2300m

UTMB BUS ®

Train Cable car Departure + Time of walking (good walker) Road access impossible / prohibited Parking with limited capacity Parking with very limited capacity Musical entertainment - concert Buvet - Catering Animations for children

N.B : See the detailled program on the website for details of the animations

C1

C5

Check point Check point with tolerated assistance

The personal assistance is tolerated on the following positions: Champex, Trient, Vallorcine. It is prohibited at other refuelling stations and at all other points along the route.

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N

C1

W

COURMAYEUR


RACES

Courmayeur

28- 04:00

28- 04:00

Dolonne

T1 Col Checrouit - Maison Vieille

28- 04:46

28- 05:30

Dolonne +

Arete du Mont-Favre

28- 05:21

28- 06:37

Lac Combal

28- 05:41

28- 07:14

Col Chavannes

28- 06:27

28- 09:00

Col du Petit St Bernard

28- 07:48

28- 11:58

St Germain

28- 08:28

28- 13:28

Seez

28- 08:42

28- 14:06

Bourg St Maurice

28- 08:53

28- 14:30

14:45

Fort de la Platte

28- 10:10

28- 17:06

17:15

Passeur de Pralognan

28- 11:13

28- 19:21

Cormet de Roselend

28- 11:39

28- 20:24

Col de la Sauce

28- 12:09

28- 21:26

La Gittaz

28- 12:42

28- 22:44

Pas d'Outray

28- 14:25

29- 03:05

Beaufort

28- 15:27

29- 05:21

05:45

Hauteluce

28- 16:21

29- 07:48

08:00

Mont de Vores

28- 17:47

29- 11:20

T2

T3

T4

T5

T6

T7

T8

2km

Lac Combal +

1h

1h30

Cormet de Roselend +

1h30 (600m elevation)

Cormet de Roselend +

1h

20:30 23:00 Beaufort +

Haute Luce +

Col du Joly

28- 18:54

29- 13:31

28- 19:33

29- 14:41

Les Contamines

28- 19:53

29- 15:21

Chalets du Truc

28- 20:32

29- 16:48

Col de Tricot

28- 21:26

29- 18:24

Bellevue

28- 21:55

29- 19:28

19:30

Les Houches

28- 22:23

29- 20:28

20:30

Chamonix

28- 23:04

29- 22:00

22:00

24

2h or Col Chécrouit +

La Visaille +

12:15

Notre Dame de la Gorge

UTMB® 2019

2h

La Visaille + 07:30

On-site

Car

Transports

Time barriers

Slowest

Fastest

PRO

Access

145 km - 9 100 m elevation Start in Courmayeur Wednesday 28th August at 4:00 1 600 runners Max time allowed : 42:00 First : aprox. 19:00

1h30

1h30

13:45 +

500m

15:30 Les Contamines Montjoie + Miage +

1h30

1h30 (600m elevation)

Les Houches +

1h45

Grépon, Grands Montets, Prarion - City center by shuttle bus


MONT BLANC

N

4810M

STOP 22:00

E

29/08/2019

CHAMONIX START 04:00

MAISON VIEILLE

LES HOUCHES STOP 20:30

W

28/08/2019

S

COURMAYEUR T1

T9 BELLEVUE

ARETE DU MONT-FAVRE

COL DU TRICOT

LAC COMBAL STOP 07:30

T2 COL CHAVANNE

LES CONTAMINES MONTJOIE

ALPETTA PASSERELLE

T10 T3

STOP 15:30

NOTRE DAME DE LA GORGE

COL DU JOLY STOP 13:45

COL DU PETIT SAIN BERNARD STOP 12:15

T9

MONT DE VORES

COL OUEST DE LA GITTAZ

PAS D’OUTRAY

LA GITTAZ

STOP 23:00

T8

SAINT GERMAIN

COL DE LA SAUCE

T6

T5

CORMET DE ROSELEND

PASSEUR DE PRALOGNAN

COL DE LA FORCLAZ

FORT DE LA PLATTE

STOP 17:15

STOP 20:30

HAUTELUCE

STOP 08:00 T7

BEAUFORT

SEEZ

T4

BOURG SAINT-MAURICE STOP 14:45

STOP 05:45

Village Hamlet Outdoor Hut High Point - Col > 2300m Parking with limited capacity Parking with very limited capacity UTMB BUS ®

Train Cable car

THE 11TH EDITION OF THE TDS® IS GOING TO BE MEMORABLE

More beautiful, more technical and more adventurous, the new route features a longer course that passes through the Beaufortain mountains. NEW! The Cormet de Roselend life base will be relocated to Beaufort village. Supporters will be able to benefit from the town’s infrastructure and facilities. The new route will also pass through Hauteluce, with its many hamlets, its alpine chalets and its breathtaking view of Mont-Blanc. All supporters can count on the warmth and enthusiasm of the Beaufortain locals who enjoy showing off their alpine village, renowned for its authenticity and friendliness.

Departure + Time of walking (good walker) Road access impossible / prohibited Musical entertainment - concert Buvet - Catering Animations for children

N.B : See the detailled program on the website for details of the animations

T1 T4

Check point Check point with tolerated assistance

Personal assistance is tolerated on the following positions: Bourg Saint Maurice, Beaufort et Les Contamines. It is prohibited at other refuelling stations and at all other points along the route.

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RACES

300 KM - 26 000 M D+ Start in Chamonix Monday 26th at 8:00

300 runners in team of 2 or 3 Max time allowed 152:30

DENT DE MORCLES

COL TERMIN FULLY

COL DE BY

COL DES CORBEAUX

START 08:00 26/08/2019

MONT BLANC 4810M

STOP 16:30 01/09/2019

CHAMONIX MONT FALLÈRE LES ROGNES MORGEX

N W

E

COL DʼENCLAVE

S

UTMB® 2019

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NEW! Also for the first time, the PTL® will pass through the Swiss Valais village of Fully, between the Rhône river and the hillside vineyards. Supporters will enjoy a warm welcome from local Valaisans and the high quality, local products of Fully, most notably the variety of grapes known as Petite Arvine. It’s a good opportunity to live it up a little!


RACES

56 km - 3 500 m elevation Start in Orsières Thursday 29th August at 8:15 1 200 runners Max time allowed : 14:30 - 1st : aprox. 05:30 LEGENDE Village Hamlet Outdoor Hut High Point Col > 2300m UTMB BUS ®

Train Cable car

MONT BLANC 4810M

Departure + Time of walking (good walker) Road access impossible / prohibited Parking with limited capacity Parking with very limited capacity STOP 22:45 29/08/2019

Musical entertainment concert

CHAMONIX LA FLÉGÈRE

O4 COL DES MONTETS

CHAPEX LAC

N

ORSIÈRES

E

STOP 19:30

29/08/2019

W

O5

ARGENTIERES START 08:15

Buvet - Catering

S

STOP 21:15

VALLORCINE

O1

STOP 17:45

TRIENT

PLAN DE L’AU

STOP 14:30

STOP 11:30

LA GIETE

O3

LES TSEPPES

M1

O2

O2

+

300m

Champex-Lac

29- 09:07

29- 10:34

+

200m

Col de la Forclaz +

La Giete

29- 10:10

29- 13:23

Trient

29- 10:32

29- 14:22

Les Tseppes

29- 11:17

29- 16:22

Vallorcine

29- 11:43

29- 17:32

Montroc

29- 12:10

29- 18:43

O4

Argentière

29- 12:21

29- 19:15

19:30

O5

La Flégère

29- 12:59

29- 20:55

21:15

Chamonix

29- 13:40

29- 22:45

22:45

28

1km

Car

14:30

O3

UTMB® 2019

On-site

29- 08:15

Check point

Access

29- 08:15

Transports

Slowest

Orsières

Time barriers

Fastest

O1

O1

Animations for children

N.B : See the detailled program on the website for details of the animations

Trient +

2h30 or Vallorcine +

2h

17:45

Les Praz + 2h (800m elevation) Grépon, Grands Montets, Prarion - City center by shuttle bus


40 km - 2 300 m D+ Start in Martigny-Combe Monday 26th August at 10:00 1 000 runners Dedicated to volunteers, local runners and partners Max time allowed : 10:00 - First : aprox. 03:15

MONT BLANC 4810M

STOP 20:00 26/08/2019

START 10:00

CHALET DES GRANDS

26/08/2019

MARTIGNY COMBES

LE TOUR

STOP 16:45 M2

M3

M1

STOP 12:45

LES BOIS ARGENTIERE

REFUGE DU COL DE LA BALME

COL DE LA FORCLAZ

CHAMONIX

LE LAVANCHER

STOP 17:30

S E

M3

26- 10:00

26- 10:00

On-site

Access

Car

Transports

Time barriers

Fastest

N M2

Slowest

W

M1

Martigny-Combe

+200 m

Col de la Forclaz

26- 10:49

26- 12:31

Chalet des Grands

26- 11:21

26- 14:12

Trient +

12:15 2h

Col de Balme

26- 11:37

26- 15:02

Le Tour +

2h

Chalets de Balme

26- 11:48

26- 15:35

Le Tour +

1h30

Le Tour

26- 12:08

26- 16:37

16:45

Argentière

26- 12:24

26- 17:27

17:30

Le Lavancher

26- 12:45

26- 18:31

Les Bois

26- 12:59

26- 19:17

Chamonix

26- 13:15

26- 20:00

20:00

Grépon, Grands Montets, Prarion - City center by shuttle bus

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RACES

Prologue Tuesday at 18:00 in Chamonix Race Wednesday at 10:00 in Courmayeur 15km - 1000 mt elevation | 1999 - 2001 8km - 600 mt elevation | 2002 - 2003 4km - 200 mt elevation | 2004 - 2005 A challenge dedicated to young runners from 14 to 22 years old The YCC (Youth Chamonix Courmayeur) is a race organized in collaboration with the UCPA of 1rgentière and the commune of Courmayeur. It is composed of a prologue in the form of a fast race in Chamonix at the place du Triangle de l’Amitié and a trail in total autonomy, starting from Courmayeur

The UTMB® has joined together with 3 other organisers to create «The Young Trail Challenge», the 1st trail-running challenge reserved for junior runners in the categories of 1 Juniors and Espoirs. A true spotlight on the young of the Trail-Running World!

UTMB® 2019

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ACCOMPANYING PERSONS

SUPPORTING THE RUNNERS ALONG THE RACE ROUTE AND IN THE VILLAGES Between 2003 and today, what a long way we have come! From one single race in 2003 with 700 runners, to the event today which gathers 10 000 runners with 100 different nationalities and 7 events which each have their reason for existing. If the event has gained in notoriety, its values haven’t changed: fairplay, respect for others and the majestic outdoors, conviviality... For each person who participates in the UTMB® to have an unforgettable experience, a certain number of rules of the game are to be respected along the race itinerary. ACCOMPANYING ZONE

The runners, upon registering, have committed to respecting the regulations. Those accompanying them must do likewise to avoid putting them in the wrong with regard to their commitments. Reminder: running beside a participant outside of the zones, which are labelled as such in the proximity of the refreshment posts, is strictly forbidden and exposes the runner to a penalty of between 15 and 10 minutes. Concretely this penalty engenders a regression in the ranking and for certain runners it is the risk of not being within the time limit. Be careful not to confuse the zone of accompaniment (several hundred meters before and after each refreshment post, limits of which are clearly marked) with the zone of assistance (the area of the refreshment post reserved for this use). One could state that in the accompaniment zone you may only be accompanied not assisted!

YOU ALSO !

A short reminder of the rules of good manners to be applied in all the municipalities crossed by the UTMB® (but not only)! Set a good example and make the celebration even more beautiful: • I collect my waste and use bins and selective sorting stations • I respect private properties and their surroundings • I prefer public transportation and I use official car parking areas (wild parking is strictly forbidden in all municipalities) • In the evening and early morning, I respect the inhabitants by controlling the noise I make • At all times, I respect the instructions given by the organization and the police. Enjoy your UTMB®, everyone!

SUPPORT AREA

Personal assistance is tolerated only at certain refreshment posts, in the zone specifically reserved for this use, upon the presentation of an «Assistance» ticket (see below) and upon the agreement of the chief of post. This assistance can only be assured by one single person, without specific equipment other one than one bag of a volume of 30 litres maximum. Assistance given by a team professional, or any other professional person, medical or paramedical – even if they are a parent - is strictly forbidden. 1 ticket per assistance post 1 ticket = 1 person

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DEPARTURE CITIES

CHAMONIX MONT-BLANC

Free shuttles for the town center and the sport center. Every 10 min from 8:00 to 19:15

1

PLACE TRIANGLE DE L'AMITIÉ

2

CENTRE SPORTIF RICHARD BOZON UTMB BUS

Starts and arrivals of the races Village UTMB® Prize-giving Closing buffet

®

3

PLACE DU MONT-BLANC Salon Ultra-Trail Shuttles to Saint-Gervais AND Les Contamines to follow the UTMB ®

®

5

CHAMP DU SAVOY Mini UTMB

7

®

CENTRE DES CONGRÈS DU MAJESTIC Media Center

UTMB® 2019

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DEPARTURE CITIES

COURMAYEUR 1

PIAZZA BROCHEREL Departure CCC and TDS ®

2

®

MOUNTAIN SPORT CENTER Arrivals and departures of UTMB®BUS Arrivals and departures shuttles to Arnouvaz Race-bibs distribution Life base and UTMB® passing through

3

JARDIN DE L’ANGE Arrival YCC Prize-giving

4

PIAZZALE MONTE BIANCO Drop off spare bags CCC and TDS ®

®

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DEPARTURE CITIES

1

ORSIÈRES

PLACE EDELWEISS

Arrivals and departures of UTMB®BUS

2

SALLE EDELWEISS Race-bibs distribution OCC Drop off spare bags

3

PLACE CENTRALE Start OCC PLACE DES IDES Camping pitch for motorhomes or caravans Attention ! The road Orsières > Champex will be closed in Som-la-Proz (2km after Orsières) from 8:30am to 9:15am for the OCC passage. It will be difficult for accompanying and spectators to see the start in Orsières and to go support the runners in Champex.

MARTIGNYCOMBE 1

PLACE CENTRALE

2

SALLE DE L’EAU VIVE

Start MCC

Race bibs distribution Drop off spare bags UTMB BUS ®

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OFFICIAL PARTNERS

TECHNICAL PARTNERS

OFFICIAL SUPPLIERS

MONT BLANC BUS

OFFICIAL SUPPORT

TERITORIAL PARTNERS

COMMUNES

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