Are you ready for the UTMB® 2019?


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.

UTMB® 2019 poster, created by Matthieu Forichon, found on
The Ultra-Trail of Mont-Blanc (UTMB®) starting line in 2013
The Ultra-Trail of Mont-Blanc (UTMB®)
The Ultra-Trail of Mont-Blanc (UTMB®) finish line in 2014
The Ultra-Trail of Mont-Blanc (UTMB®) 2015
The Ultra-Trail of Mont-Blanc (UTMB®)

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.


In January 2019, the UTMB® published the results of the registration draw, which broke the records again. 25,678 people registered for the UTMB® - 4000 more applications than in 2018!

In April 2019, the UTMB® announced that they have changed the entry requirements in favour of the candidates! Read all about the changes that apply from 2020.

Novelties this year

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.

Useful links

Check results from 2018.

Curious about the UTMB® 2019 awesome poster? Check everything about it here.

Check the UTMB® transport plan for 2019, which aims at protecting the Chamonix valley while still catering to the needs of the participants.

Everything about the races here.

Learn everything about following the races, including through live television and #UTMB, but not only.

Everything about the UTMB 2019 on

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