Goal: Qualify For a Race

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Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB)

how to Qualify for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) in Chamonix, France

The “world summit of trail running” is no longer just a slogan. Every August, trail runners from all over the world descend on Chamonix, France to participate in a series of events that comprise perhaps the biggest week in mountain running. UTMB seems to be on most people’s bucket list these days.

Qualifying for UTMB — like qualifying for its sister races (CCC, TDS, OCC) — is based on a point system managed by the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). As of 2019, qualifying for UTMB requires a “minimum of 15 points from a maximum of 3 races” in a two-year window.

Alongside a detailed looked at the process, we assembled a consolidated list of qualifying UTMB races in the United States and British Columbia. A surprising finding: there are far more 50Ks in British Columbia than the US that offer 3 points.

(5-minute read)

 

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