Chamonix, France (Jan 7, 2019) — UTMB® International, the international division of the world-renowned Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), is pleased to provide greater details on its 2019 international trail race series.
Although The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) has officially closed registration for 2019, runners will be pleased to learn that the 145km Traces of the Dukes of Savoy (TDS®) race course will be routed with new trails that promise to deliver even more beauty, challenge, and adventure. The 2019 TDS® was re-routed in part to provide greater flexibility in case of inclement weather, but also provide new challenge and breathtaking scenery. The updated TDS® will pass through the historic villages of Beaufort and Hauteluce as well as follow technical mountain trails that include more than 9100m of total elevation.
UTMB International is also pleased to announce the dates of the 2019 OMAN by UTMB® race — November 28-30, 2019. UTMB’s only Middle Eastern event is coming off a successful inaugural race in which the challenging 137km course successfully hosted 326 athletes from 52 countries. Course co-winner, Jason Schlarb, said of the inaugural 2018 race, “The course was unbelievably challenging – technical and exciting all at once. The people were hugely inviting and wonderful, shaking my hand, it was great.”
Finally, UTMB International is proud to partner with Columbia Sportswear for the newest and most imminent race on the UTMB International race schedule in Ushuaia, Argentina. As the official sponsor of USHUAIA by UTMB®, Columbia will equip event’s runners, members of the organization, volunteers and official guests. USHUAIA by UTMB® will take place April 5 to 7, 2019.
- Upcoming UTMB® International Races :
– USHUAIA by UTMB®: April 5 – 7, 2019
– UTMB® Mont-Blanc: August 26 to September 1, 2019
– OMAN by UTMB®: November 28 – 30, 2019
– GAOLIGONG by UTMB®: March 21 – 23, 2020
Registration for the 2020 GAOLIGONG by UTMB® (China) will open March 20, 2019.
About UTMB® International
UTMB International is an organization that was created to help spread the influence of the world-renowned ultra-trail running race, UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc), worldwide. Over the next ten years the organization plans to work with international partners to establish major events on every continent. The goal is to organize summits embracing local traditions while maintaining the professional standards of the original UTMB. Each event will take place in a mountainous region and will feature multiple formats to attract athletes of all abilities.
UTMB International media contact
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