ULTRA-TRAIL DU MONT BLANC®

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UTMB® presented by Columbia
22nd - 28th August 2016
An iconic Trail running event in the unique Mont-Blanc scenery

It’s one of the main epic trail running events in the world with 5 big ultra-trail races travelling through 3 countries in the Mont-Blanc territory and finish in Chamonix.

In 2016, "The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®” is becoming “UTMB® presented by Columbia”. The four letters are known world-wide to all those passionate about trail-running.

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Fly over the UTMB® 2015 with Victor the Eagle
Experience the best moments of the UTMB® 2015 through the eyes of 'Victor the Eagle' from the Freedom Conservation which Columbia proudly sponsors.

MORE THAN 7500 RUNNERS

The UTMB® brings together more than 7500 runners representing 87 different countries and various additional animations, as the Mini UTMB® for children, the #YCC for youth and international medical and scientific exchanges.

Since the first edition in 2003, the UTMB® has always followed its core values: the attachment to the Mont-Blanc territory and its inhabitants in France, Switzerland and Italy, the human values, respect for the environment and sporting ethic.

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3 COUNTRIES
France, Switzerland, Italy
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“We were impressed by the great success of 2015 UTMB® partnership. In 2016, the Columbia brand is very proud to become the Presenting Partner of UTMB®. Chamonix and Mont Blanc is an incredible outdoor playground and the UTMB® is the perfect platform to test and launch new innovations.”

Antti KARAVA – Director of Marketing and Communications EMEA

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THE MOST DEMANDING, BEAUTIFUL & INSPIRING TRAILS IN THE WORLD
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Whether you are training for one of the UTMB® races, preparing your qualification run or taking on your personal trail challenge, rely on Columbia’s functional trail running gear that has been tested tough by our own employees - and by the UTMB® runners and volunteers.

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A LIFE-DEFINING EXPERIENCE FOR EVERY PARTICIPANT
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THE MAIN RACES
  • From Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th August 2016
  • UTMB®: 3 countries – 170 km & 10,000 m ascent
  • CCC®: 3 countries – 101km & 6,100 m ascent
  • TDS®: 2 countries - 119 km & 7,250 m ascent
  • OCC®: 2 countries - 55 km & 3,300 m ascent
  • PTL®: 3 countries – around 290 km & 26,500 m ascent in complete autonomy (teams of 2-3 runners) – A non-stop event