UTMB® International

In 15 years, UTMB® has become a “must-do” international event known as the ‘World’s Summit of Trail Running’. Its unique expertise inspires many organisers especially in countries or continents new to the sport.
UTMB® International was created to speed up and control the international development of the UTMB® brand, and work with events organisers from all over the world.

UTMB® International’s ambition is to contribute in the next 10 years to the birth of major and popular trail running events organised with very high quality standards, in every continents. Improving the runners’ safety will remain a top priority as well as the quality of the “journey” offered to runners and their supporters.

UTMB® International will work with professional and independent events organisers to be certain that the local territories’ knowledge and authenticity will remain unspoilt. UTMB® International will advise and grant up to five ‘by UTMB®’ labels to events meeting requirements on every continent.
Each event will have to be organised in a mountainous environment and be based around an iconic and easily accessible location with high quality facilities. To meet the requirements, events must also offer different race formats (including a 100-mile distance) to attract thousands of participants every year from around the world.


Val d'Aran by UTMB®, the new trail-running event in the heart of the Pyrenees

The first edition will be held in July 2020. Exact dates and format will be presented in August during the 2019 UTMB® Mont-Blanc. Val d’Aran, referred as “The Essence of the Pyrenees”, is an Atlantic facing valley located in the core of the Catalan Pyrenees, with peaks rising to 3000m, a unique climate and a strong cultural heritage. More than 90% of the territory of the Valley is pure nature, a greater part located into the National Park “Aiguastortes y Estany de San Maurici”.

“This new event in the heart of the Pyrenees allows us to further enrich UTMB® offer in term of terrain diversification, presenting a new stunning mountainous course with a strong characterization, differing from the Alpine one” added Michel Poletti, UTMB® co-Director

Facebook, Val d'Aran by UTMB®


Next stop, OMAN by UTMB® on November 28-30, 2019

Building on the hugely successful inaugural event in 2018, the second edition of the challenging OMAN by UTMB® trail running event has been unveiled by host organisers, with distances that will open the event and the Sultanate of Oman to trail running enthusiasts with a broad range of experience. The extraordinary 130KM mountain course at the heart of the 2018 event – hailed by National Geographic as the ‘world’s toughest adventure race’ – will now be joined on the international trail running calendar on 28 - 30 November by a 50KM course and an ultimate 170KM challenge.

“OMAN by UTMB® has instantly established itself as a valued member of the UTMB® International,” said Michel Poletti co-director of the UTMB®. “The new courses will dramatically increase the appeal of OMAN by UTMB® to both experienced and novice runners. I believe they will encourage many more trailers who practice ultra running to come to Oman and take on a unique experience in an unforgettable landscape.”



Creation of USHUAIA by UTMB® in Argentina

For the first edition of USHUAIA by UTMB®, from April 5-7, 2019, runners will explore the wilderness trails of Tierra del Fuego, a province located at the southern tip of Argentinian Patagonia.The event will offer several distances to run:
- 130 km / 8200 meters of vertical gain
- 70 km / 5400 meters of vertical gain
- 50 km / 3000 meters of vertical gain
- 35 km / 2400 meters of vertical gain

Each challenging course winds its way through the incredibly beautiful and wild landscapes that trail runners worldwide dream of - subantarctic forests, glaciers, lagoons, ridge crests, and rivers - in a sometimes thrilling natural environment where one often experiences all four seasons in a single day.

Rémi Duchemin, CEO of UTMB® International: "It's so exciting to organize a breathtaking ultra distance race where the vast, high-mountain, alpine landscape plunges straight down into a unique stretch of water where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet. Being in one of the most remote corners of the planet is more than a simple marketing claim since no other international sporting event has ever set foot here".

Registrations are only via the Internet since November 2018. They close on March 2019 (or else, when the places available for each distance of this edition are completed).


GAOLIGONG by UTMB®, see you in 2020 for the 2nd edition

Local authorities have provided their stamp of approval for the event's 2nd edition, which will be held from March 21-23, 2020. In the meantime, Xingzhi Exploring Group and the UTMB® organizationl will get right to work promoting GAOLIGONG by UTMB® 2020's four race distances: MGU (160 km), RCE (125 km), THT (55 km), and the all-new TCZ (30 km).

Ma Lin - Pavel Toropov, co-race directors of Gaoligong by UTMB®: "In 2018 we established GAOLIGONG by UTMB® as both a national and worldwide brand, putting this untouched, uniquely beautiful part of China on the tourist and trail running map. Next year we will work on improving the race course to make the 2020 event one of the world's 'must-do' ultras, and continue building the legacy of GAOLIGONG by UTMB®."

Registration for the 2020 GAOLIGONG by UTMB® will open on May, 2019.



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Nicola Dawson, PR & Marketing: nicola.dawson@utmbi.com / +44 (0) 7919 051 4173

Revue de presse

UTMB® International

07/01/2019 - UTMB international : toutes les news des différentes courses !

Val d'Aran by UTMB®

20/5/2019 - DC Weekly 20 mai 2019 - Ultra-Trail Australie, Skyrace des Matheysins, TOGA Heavens, Le Mont.

17/05/2019 - A luglio 2020 il nuovo evento Val d'Aran By UTMB

17/05/2019 - Val d'Arn By UTMB: le nouvel évènement de trail running au coeur des Pyrénées 

15/05/2019 - L'UTMB version Pyrénées en 2020 dans le Val d'Aran 

17/05/2019 - UTMB va por Cataluna 

16/05/2019 - Le Val d'Aran de 2020 formará parte del circuito "by UTMB"

17/05/2019 - UTMB suma la 5ta parada internacional. Val d'Aran by UTMB será el 5° evento de la familia UTMB

17/05/2019 - L'UTMB en question. Première partie 

15/05/2019 - Val d'Aran By UTMB, le nouveau rendez-vous trail des Pyrénées

15/05/2019 - Val d'Aran By UTMB: Le nouvel évènement du trail running au coeur des Pyrénées 

17/05/2019 - Val d'Aran By UTMB. UTMB desembarca en España 

15/05/2019 - Val d'Aran By UTMB 2020 , la expansión llega a España 


Ouest France
04/12/2018 - Trail. Oman by UTMB : l’ultra dans tous ses états

Revista Trail
01/2019 - Haria extreme Oman by UTMB

Running pour Elles
28/01/2019 - Ultra-Trail on the roc !

Trails Endurance Mag
04/12/2018 - Oman by UTMB® - Hard Roc

28/03/2019 - A Call to Prayer: The 2018 Oman by UTMB

10/05/2019 - Amener les coureurs de trail running sur de nouvelles hauteurs avec l'OMAN by UTMB 

Ushuaia by UTMB®

01/03/2019 - Correre alla fine del mondo
01/04/2019 - Correre alla fine del mondo (2a part)

09/04/2019 - Clínica San Jorge participo en la asistencia sanitaria de la Ultra Maratón de Ushuaia

06/11/2018 - Ushuaia by UTMB viaja hasta el fin del mundo
10/04/2019 - Jason Schlarb y Rory Bosio se anotan el primer Ushuaia by UTMB 2019co

Correr na Cidade
05/06/2019 - USHUAIA by UTMB

09/04/2019 - USA Athletes Jason Schlarb and Rory Bosio Win Inaugural Ushuaia by UTMB®

11/04/2019 - Ultra trail. Ushuaia by UTMB : sauvage, brutal, animal...

Trails Endurance
31/12/2018 - UTMB® International : Et maintenant, Ushuaia !
09/04/2019 - Ushuaia by UTMB, des conditions extrêmes 




UTMB® International

Newsletter n°1 - November 2017
UTMB® International: an invitation to travel
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Newsletter n°2 - September 2018

International gatherings not to be missed!
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Newsletter n°1 - May 2018
Registration opens for the first ever OMAN by UTMB®
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Newsletter n°2 - June 2018
World’s top trail running athletes will be on the start line
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Newsletter n°3 - July 2018
OMAN by UTMB® proving extremely popular
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Newsletter n°4 - May 2019
3 races. 3 distances.
3 opportunities to take on the epic Hajar mountain range
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Ushuaia by UTMB®

Newsletter n°1 - October 2018
Ushuaia by UTMB®: for runners looking for adventure
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Newsletter n°1 - April 2017
World’s First "by UTMB®" Event in March 2018!
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Newsletter n°2 - November 2017
The Gaoligong by UTMB® will be a special event
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