News : Ultra Trail of Montblanc 2020, all the details of the UTMB® For the Planet


News :

Ultra Trail of Montblanc 2020, all the details of the UTMB® For the Planet


UTMB For the Planet

The most famous trail running race on the planet, the macro-event of the Montblanc Ultra Trail It reinvents itself to adapt to the new world that we have been left with after the terrible passing of the Covid-19.

This year we trail fans will not be able to enjoy another spectacular race and victory for Pau Capell over the queen race of 170km and 10,000m of accumulated elevation gain (with sections at more than 2,500 meters altitude) but instead, due to the Organizational changes due to the pandemic, we will be able to go from spectators to participants (without the need to accumulate ITRA points or participate in impossible draws) thanks to the new virtual modality UTMB For the Planet.

The Ultra Trail of Montblanc 2020 will be 4 virtual races

The cancellation of the test has not been an obstacle for the organization to continue keeping the flame alive, and the 7 tests have become 4 without losing the mythical distances of the test:

  • UTMB® Virtual 50
  • UTMB® Virtual 100
  • UTMB® Virtual 170
  • UTMB® Virtual 240

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Registrations at the 4 distances of the UTMB virtual races will be free, with the possibility of contributing to World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) projects that aim to rationalize the impact that trail running races have on the environment , in aspects such as transportation, waste, or general awareness on this topic.

July 20, opening of registrations

Even if you do not have the possibility to travel to the Mont-Blanc region this summer, thus enjoying the virtual race through that environment (from 27 to 30 a "special welcome" will be organized according to health regulations) Virtual tests will be possible from July 20 to August 30 anywhere in the world.

The distance of each virtual race can be covered in a single stage or in several stages, thus making participation in virtual races much more accessible to runners.

There will be a classification in real time that also will take into account the kilometer / effort ratio (for each positive difference in altitude of 100 meters, one kilometer will be added to the distance taken) to facilitate life for participants who cannot make their routes with the necessary difference in altitude.

Among the finishers, numbers will be raffled to participate in the edition of the Ultra Trail del Montblanc in 2021

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Registrations from July 20 at: https://utmbmontblanc.com/es/home


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