UTMB World Series partners with BUFF®, COMPRESSPORT and CAMELBAK as Official Suppliers
May 31, 2022
UTMB® World Series organizers UTMB Group and The IRONMAN Group, have confirmed they have joined forces with three new Official Suppliers to further bolster the Series’ offering to runners through the provision of best-in-class products across a variety of essential categories.
(Chamonix, France) 31 May 2022/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – UTMB® World Series organizers UTMB Group and The IRONMAN Group, have confirmed they have joined forces with three new Official Suppliers to further bolster the Series’ offering to runners through the provision of best-in-class products across a variety of essential categories.
2022 marks the inaugural year for the UTMB World Series – a global circuit that brings together the best races in the world to offer elite athletes and passionate runners a unique trail running experience.
Frédéric Lénart, CEO at UTMB Group commented: “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with three leading and essential brands in trail running. We believe in giving runners access to quality products and supporting them on their journey, and that is exactly what BUFF®, CAMELBAK and COMPRESSPORT all offer.”
BUFF® extends long-term partnership with UTMB as Official Head and Neckwear Supplier to provide quality, stylish and performance-focused neck and head accessories
BUFF® – the experts in sports and lifestyle accessories and the choice of countless athletes all over the world – have become Official Head and Neckwear Supplier to the UTMB World Series Events in EMEA and the Americas for 2022, with a commitment to a Global partnership from 2023.
BUFF® produces a diverse range of accessories, and as Official Head and Neckwear Partner will provide a selection of caps, beanies, headbands, and the most iconic neckwear product, the BUFF® Original EcoStretch that will support the performance and comfort of all runners and staff. A new exclusive BUFF® product range will be available at all UTMB World Series events including some of the core products, with a wider range available at some key events.
As part of the company’s plans to create a more conscious business model, 90% of all BUFF® products are designed and made in Barcelona with recycled or natural fabrics as part of their sustainability platform ‘DO MORE NOW’, and over the last 30-years, the company has continually innovated and experimented with cleaner methods of production, renewable energies, and recycled fabric.
Partners to UTMB Mont-Blanc since 2007 – during which time the brand has been worn by many UTMB podium finishers – the partnership extension solidifies a strong ongoing relationship between UTMB and BUFF® which will now see the two brands embark on a new, global journey together.
“The passion for the outdoors has been at our core since the start and UTMB has managed to present one of our core activities in the most thrilling and challenging ways possible. As partners over the past 15 years, we are happy to join the new circuit and continue to support athletes with key products for all conditions, cheering them through months of training and to be there on the finish line. We are here for the love of the sport, the mountain and the never-ending adventure,” said Jeanette Francke, Brand Director at BUFF®
COMPRESSPORT® to bring the latest compression technology as UTMB World Series Official Compression Apparel and Technical Socks Supplier
COMPRESSPORT®, the world’s leading sports compression clothing and accessories specialist, has become the Official Compression Apparel and Technical Socks Supplier of the UTMB World Series through 2024.
Originating in Switzerland, COMPRESSPORT® has been a stable brand at UTMB Mont-Blanc since partnering with the sports pinnacle event in 2014. During that time, they have provided essential products as well as supported elite athletes, including Frenchman Ludo Pommeret when he won the UTMB Mont-Blanc in 2016.
As part of the partnership, COMPRESSPORT® will develop a specific UTMB-branded range of compression products. These products will feature innovative technologies, exclusive designs, and optimal comfort. Participants of UTMB World Series events deserve the best available gear. Every detail of the product line has been considered for the athletes to perform at their best.
COMPRESSPORT® will be activating their partnership at races across EMEA. Many athletes will compete using COMPRESSPORT® material including Aurélien Dunand-Pallaz, Ivan Camps, Diego Pazos, Kathrin Götz, Grégoire Curmer, Arthur Joyeux-Bouillon, Ludovic Pommeret, Sage Canaday, Dylan Bowman, Julien Chorier, Fernanda Maciel, Michael Wardian, Thibaut Garrivier and Audrey Tanguy.
CAMELBAK to provide industry leading hydration products to UTMB World Series runners around the globe as Official Hydration Systems and Drinkware Supplier
With a shared passion for outdoor performance, innovation, and empowering athletes on their running journeys, UTMB World Series and CAMELBAK have announced a multi-year, global partnership beginning in 2022. As the official supplier for hydration packs, filtration systems, sports bottles, and drinkware, CAMELBAK will bring its best-in-class innovation to the Series for those seeking to perform to their fullest potential.
Pioneers in hydration and carry solutions since 1989, and a UTMB partner since 2016, CAMELBAK empowers those who pursue an active lifestyle – from established elites to newcomers just beginning their running journey. In line with UTMB World Series commitment to reduce plastic waste by removing all disposable cups from aid stations, CAMELBAK has a clear mission to reduce the use of disposable plastic bottles through the provision of reusable products. Together, the two brands share a passion for a better, healthier future.
“For 30 years CAMELBAK has reinvented outdoor hydration for runners, bikers, hikers, and all who enjoy the outdoors. We are honored to join UTMB World Series as the official hydration sponsor to ensure that all athletes are hydrated, both on and off the trail,” said Steve Nadler, VP of Product and Marketing at CAMELBAK. “The UTMB World Series is the pinnacle trail racing event series, and we look forward to being a part of the global partnership program.”
The 2022 UTMB World Series includes 25 incredible events across 16 different countries in Asia, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas. Coming up in June are 5 exceptional events including Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB (France), mozart 100 by UTMB (Austria), La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra-Trail by UTMB (Italy), Trail 100 Andorra by UTMB (Andorra) and Western States Endurance Run (USA). Visit UTMB.World for more info.
UTMB® World Series
UTMB® World Series is the world’s ultimate trail-running circuit that unites the sport’s biggest stars and passionate runners through the best, leading international events in the most stunning locations. Built on a passion for the mountains with sustainability at its heart, UTMB® World Series gives all trail runners the chance to experience the UTMB® adventure across the world, with events taking place across Asia, Oceania, Europe and the Americas in 2022. It is the only place where runners can begin their quest to UTMB® Mont-Blanc, France, where the prestigious UTMB® World Series Finals will be held. For more information, visit www.utmb.world.
About UTMB Group
Over the last 18 years, and since the creation of UTMB® Mont-Blanc in 2003 by a group of passionate friends, UTMB Group has been the driving force behind the development of trail running. The UTMB® Mont-Blanc is the sports pinnacle event, and every year, 10,000 runners earn their place on the start line. UTMB Group also pioneered the LiveTrail® technology, an innovative digital service that supports the management of endurance races. Revered by hundreds of thousands of athletes, UTMB® has become a global, premium, and leading brand. In May 2021, UTMB Group partnered with The IRONMAN Group to launch the UTMB® World Series, which from 2022, will bring together many of the best international events on the planet to provide exclusive access to the sport’s pinnacle event, UTMB® Mont-Blanc. The UTMB® World Series is built on the founding principles of UTMB® Mont-Blanc: surpassing oneself; fair-play; respect for people and the environment; and solidarity. Find out more at www.utmb.world.
About The IRONMAN Group
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.
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