Chamonix Valley: the UTMB® still Stands

 

In the international context of the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, all French ski resorts have been closedmany competitions & events have been cancelled, such as the Unlimited Festival.

However, according to utmbmontblanc.com, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc still stands.

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The UTMB® has not been cancelled yet.

"Dear community, fellow runners,

This is obviously a very challenging time for us all. We are thinking of all of you, citizens of the world, mothers and fathers, children, grandparents, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, friends. There is no doubt that together we will overcome this challenge", commenced the UTMB® their latest press-release, dated 20 March 2020.

The legendary trail-running event, scheduled from August 24 to 30, 2020, still stands. "With more than 5 months left before the event, neither the date nor the organization of the UTMB® Mont-Blanc are in question".

However, the UTMB® has announced that they would be monitoring the situation, follow the advice & protocols given by health authorities & the government, and let everyone know of any possible changes, in due time.

"We hope to see you all in August!", declared the UTMB®.


You can read the whole statement of the UTMB® here.

As a reminder, the 18th edition of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc will contain 7 events, run by 10,000 runners from 111 different nationalities.

In 2020, a new registration record was attained & big names of the trail-running world have been announced.

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