UTMB Mont-Blanc presented by Columbia



UTMB® PRESENTED BY COLUMBIA
AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 3 2017

AN ICONIC TRAIL RUNNING EVENT AMID
THE EPIC BEAUTY OF MONT BLANC.
The UTMB is one of the most challenging and most recognized trail running events in the world. It features five main races—including the flagship 166-kilometer Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc—and thousands of participants running through the stunning landscape of three countries in the Mont Blanc region before finishing in Chamonix.

Discover the UTMB experience here.
Video for UTMB 2017.
MORE THAN 8,000 RUNNERS
The UTMB brings together more than 8,000 runners representing 92 different countries for the five main races, plus additional events like the Mini Ultra-Trails® for children and the #YCC for youth. Since the first edition in 2003, the UTMB has followed core values like a love for trail running, respect for nature, and appreciation for the people and places of the Mont Blanc region.
A group of thousands of participants wait at the UTMB starting line.
UTMB participants run on a trail with a stunning mountain valley in the background. UTMB participants run on a trail with a stunning mountain valley in the background. UTMB participants run on a trail with a stunning mountain valley in the background.

THREE COUNTRIES:
FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, ITALY.

A UTMB participant crosses the finish line.

“We were impressed by the great success of our 2015 and 2016 UTMB partnerships. In 2017, the Columbia brand is proud to introduce Columbia Montrail footwear and apparel built for trail running. The UTMB, Chamonix, and the Mont Blanc region as a whole are an incredible outdoor playground and the perfect testing ground for launching new Columbia innovations.”

-Antti Karava
Director of Marketing and Communications, Columbia-EMEA

Aerial view of UTMB participants running in a line up a mountainside. Aerial view of UTMB participants running in a line up a mountainside. Aerial view of UTMB participants running in a line up a mountainside.

THE MOST DEMANDING, BEAUTIFUL, AND
INSPIRING TRAILS IN THE WORLD.

GET READY
Whether you are training for one of the UTMB races, preparing your qualification run, or taking on your personal trail challenge, Columbia Montrail’s trail running apparel and footwear has been tested tough by our own employees as well as UTMB athletes and volunteers.
A man runs on a trail high in the mountains.
UTMB runners make their way at dusk through a rock-strewn mountain valley. UTMB runners make their way at dusk through a rock-strewn mountain valley. UTMB runners make their way at dusk through a rock-strewn mountain valley.

A LIFE-DEFINING EXPERIENCE
FOR EVERY PARTICIPANT.

UTMB® STORIES
ABOVE ALL, THE UTMB IS A UNIQUE INNER JOURNEY FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL COMPETITOR.
Video for the UTMB Story "My First UTMB."
"My First UTMB®"
Video for the UTMB Story "Running in the Dark."
"Running in the Dark"
Video for the UTMB Story "Mind Game."
"Mind Game"
Video for the UTMB Story "I Will Never Forget."
"I Will Never Forget"
Runners sprint away from the UTMB starting line.
THE MAIN RACES
August 28 to September 3 2017
UTMB®: Three countries – 171 km & 10,000 m of ascent
CCC®: Three countries – 101 km & 6,100 m of ascent
TDS®: Two countries - 119 km & 7,200 m of ascent
OCC®: Two countries - 56 km & 3,500 m of ascent
PTL®: Three countries – 290 km & 26,500 m of ascent (team event)

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