Three Possible Outcomes for UTMB® 2020


On 21 April 2020, the organization of the UTMB Mont-Blanc® posted a message on their website, regarding the future possible outcome of the famous ultra-trail running event.

"The entire organization team has been actively working from home, studying the possible solutions to offer you the best experience in this exceptional context," declared the UTMB®.

The UTMB will announce on 20 May if the 2020 edition of the event will take place. Photo

Is the UTMB® 2020 taking place?

In the exceptional context of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, many famous events have already been cancelled, such as the Chamonix Climbing World Cup and the Marathon du Mont-Blanc.

As many sports enthusiasts wondered whether the highly expected ultra-trail running competition would take place or not, the UTMB® answered.

"We are currently focusing on three options:

  1. Maintain the UTMB Mont-Blanc® as scheduled and adjust it to the situation;
  2. Postpone the UTMB Mont-Blanc® and adjust it to the situation;
  3. Cancel the UTMB Mont-Blanc®. "

In addition, the UTMB® are constantly monitoring the health situation and are in contact with the relevant national and local authorities, so they can make the best decision regarding the course of the UTMB® 2020.

"While our wish is, of course, to maintain the UTMB Mont-Blanc® from 24 to 30 August 2020, it is ultimately your health and safety that will guide our actions and decision-making process".

The UTMB® will announce their finale decision around 20 May 2020, i.e. three months before the date of the event.

The poster for the UTMB® 2020

In the meantime, the UTMB® revealed their poster for the 2020 edition.

Just like last year, the UTMB® 2020 decided to collaborate with French illustrator Matthieu Farichon to create a spectacular poster.

After his first creation - rich in details and hints - that honours all those who take part in the event, the illustrator now focuses on emotions and the place they occupy during the event. 

The UTMB 2020 poster, photo source

The UTMB® 2020 poster, photo source

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