With only eleven days left before it begins, the UTMB® 2019 is expected to bring around 10,000 runners and 20,000 accompanying people and volunteers to Chamonix.
The 17th edition of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, which takes place from August 26 to September 1, 2019, is the most expected trail-running event worldwide.
About the UTMB®
The UTMB® is an exciting trail-running event which has been happening for 17 years! From the first edition in 2003, the UTMB® has brought together almost 10,000 athletes every year in a competition that requires commitment, discipline, a deep appreciation of sports and an adventurous spirit.
The reward exceeds the sacrifices - pushing one's physical and mental limits always brings satisfaction like nothing else does! In addition, competing in surreal and unique alpine places will broaden one's horizon and create unforgettable memories.
Despite its history of 16 past editions, the UTMB® is constantly bringing something new to the table. After introducing a new race last year (the MCC), this year the TDS® will have a new route.
The new route was designed by the UTMB® race commission with the help of Thierry Bochet’s expertise - he is a brilliant local finisher of the PTL®. It enters the heart of the Savoie passing through all the unmissable places of the massif such as Pas d'Outray, a true view of the Beaufortain, with its breathtaking view of the Pierra Menta and the Grand Mont, two mythical places for ski mountaineering.