UTMB® CCC® OCC Registration

As of 2023, the UTMB® World Series Finals (UTMB®, CCC® and OCC) will be exclusively open to:

  • Runners eligible to enter the lottery
  • Eligible elite runners
  • Runners with priority

REGISTRATION VIA THE LOTTERY

Runners wishing to enter the UTMB® World Series Finals (UTMB®, CCC®, OCC) have to go through the lottery. To enter the lottery, they need to:
- Have at least one Running Stone acquired in the previous two years 
AND
- Have a valid UTMB® Index in the category corresponding to the Final 

 

            RUNNING STONES

A Running Stone provides one entry in the lottery to participate in the UTMB® World Series Finals. You can collect Running Stones by finishing a 20K, 50K, 100K or 100M race of the UTMB® World Series circuit. Running Stones are recorded on your runner’s account and each Running Stone improves your odds in the lottery.

For example, if you have 9 Running Stones, your name appears 9 times in the lottery, thus tripling your odds in the lottery vs someone who only has 3 Running Stones.

 

Find the list of the UTMB® World Series 2022 races here

Running Stones can only be used to enter one UTMB® World Series Finals lottery per year.
If you are selected via the lottery, the Running Stones disappear from your stock.
If you are not selected, you keep your Running Stones to use for the next edition.

Running Stones don’t expire (unless you don’t use them to enter the lottery and you are selected). However, you need to collect at least 1 Running Stone in the 2 years preceding the lottery.

            UTMB® INDEX

  • To enter the OCC lottery, runners need a valid and up to date UTMB® Index in the 20K, 50K, 100K or 100M category.
  • To enter the CCC® lottery, runners need a valid and up to date UTMB® Index in the 50K, 100K or 100M category.
  • To enter the UTMB® lottery, runners need a valid and up to date UTMB® Index in the 100K or 100M category.

A valid UTMB® Index is achieved by completing at least one UTMB® World Series Major, Event, or Qualifier race in the relevant category within the previous 24 months. Further information on the UTMB® Index here.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

GROUP REGISTRATION

Runners may register as a 'Group'. A group may consist of runners owning a different number of Running Stones. In this case, members of the group participate in the lottery with the number of Running Stones of the member of the group that owns the least number of Running Stones. If the group is selected via the lottery, only the number of Running Stones used will disappear from each member’s stock.

Example:

Runner 1: 3 Running Stones
Runner 2 : 2 Running Stones
Runner 3: 1 Running Stones

During the draw, 1 Running Stones is taken from each (the smallest number of Running Stones).

IF accepted after the draw:

Runner 1: 2 Running Stones
Runner 2: 1 Running Stones
Runner 3 : 0 Running Stones

In case of a negative draw, the Running Stones will be credited back to each runner's account.

ENTRY FOR ELITE RUNNERS

Access to the UTMB® World Series Finals is reserved for elite athletes who have qualified in the previous 15 months. Qualification can be achieved as follows:

 

- UTMB® World Series Event: The top 3 men and women at each Event (in the 50K, 100K and 100M category) win direct entry into the corresponding Final.

- UTMB® World Series Major: The top 10 men and women at each Major (in the 50K, 100K and 100M category) win direct entry into the corresponding Final.

Find the list of the UTMB® World Series 2022 Events & Majors here.

If a UTMB® World Series Event offers several races in the same category, only one of those races will be considered a qualifying race for elite runners to enter the corresponding Final and elites should choose their race accordingly.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

CHANGE OF RACE CATEGORY

The top 10 men and women (UTMB® World Series Majors) and top 3 men and women (UTMB® World Series Events) win direct entry into the corresponding Final. However, they may change category, by sending a request before June 15th to the Race Direction (info@utmb.world).

LUCKY LOOSER:

If any of the top 10 men and women (UTMB® World Series Majors) and top 3 men and women (UTMB® World Series Events) decide not to use their reserved place to participate in the UTMB® World Series Finals, the reserved bibs will be reallocated in the first half of June.

These reserved bibs, as well as any other bibs available for any other reason, will be available for runners who have completed at least one UTMB® World Series Event or UTMB® World Series Major 50K, 100K, or 100M race in the previous year. Runners will be ranked according to their best UTMB® Index. If a runner does not take the reserved bib, it will be offered to the next runner; and so on until all bibs are allocated.

RACES TAKING PLACE LESS THAN 3 MONTHS BEFORE THE UTMB® WORLD SERIES FINALS

The qualifying period is open for 15 months to allow for athletes to schedule their running and rest periods. Therefore, runners qualifying 3 months or less before the UTMB® World Series Finals may choose to participate in the same or following year's UTMB® World Series Final.

In some cases, we might consider giving a wild card to a runner who would like to run a shorter distance the current year and compete in the category for which they qualified the following year.

 

ENTRY THROUGH AGE CATEGORY RANKING

Entering the UTMB® World Series Finals is also possible through the age category ranking, for UTMB® World Series Majors finishers only.

The rules are as follows:

  • 55 bibs are allocated for age categories at each Major
  • At least one race bib is allocated for each age category represented at the start line
  • The other bibs are allocated according to the number of runners of each age category

RUNNERS WITH PRIORITY

Apart from the lottery applicants and elite runners, places will be reserved for priority runners (charity bibs, partners, runners registered in 2020, roll-overs of 2021 international runners etc).  

CHARITY/HEALTH/ENVIRONMENT BIBS

Information to come soon.

 

PARTNER BIBS

Runners wishing to use a partner race bib need to have at least one Running Stone acquired in the previous two years AND a valid and up to date UTMB® Index in the corresponding category.

 

RUNNERS REGISTERED IN 2020

Following the cancellation of the 2020 event, runners who were registered for the UTMB®, CCC®, and OCC have a place reserved for them in the same race in either 2021, 2022 or 2023.
Those who did not use their reserved place in 2021 and 2022 can use it in 2023. If they do not use it in 2023, they will lose their priority.

To use their reserved place, these runners need to have a valid and up to date UTMB® Index in the corresponding category.

INTERNATIONAL RUNNERS REGISTERED IN 2021 AND ROLL-OVERS

Due to travel difficulties for international runners in 2021, they were offered to postpone their entry – for the same race - to either 2022 or 2023.
Those who don’t use their entry in 2022 may use it in 2023. If they do not use their reserved place in 2023, they will lose their priority.

To use their reserved place, these runners need to have a valid and up to date UTMB® Index in the corresponding category.

 

NB: we will be sharing soon the entry process for the other UTMB® Mont-Blanc races (TDS®, PTL®, MCC, YCC).