5 RACES - AUGUST 25 / AUGUST 31 - CHAMONIX, FRANCE

Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB®)
The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, renowned as one of the most respected ultra trail courses in the world, is a 168km circuit of the Mont-Blanc, crossing three countries, ten passes at more than 2,000m in height, with an accumulated positive height gain of 9,600m.

Starting, in the centre of Chamonix, on Friday 29th of august at 17:30.
- maximum race time: 46 hours
- estimated time for the first finishers is 21:30 hours

Courmayeur Champex Chamonix (CCC®)
The popular 100km Courmayeur Champex Chamonix (CCC®) race considers 5950m of altitude as runners face the Mont-Blanc and the Grandes Jorasses before an incredible ascension with a magnificent view on the Mont-Blanc chain.

Starting in the centre of Courmayeur Friday 29th of august at 9:00.
- maximun race time: Maximum time 26:30 hours
- estimated time for the first finishers is 11:30 hours

Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie (TDS)
Crosses through the mountainous terrain of the Mont-Blanc, Beaufort, Tarentaise and Aosta Valley, covering a distance of around 112km with a positive height gain of 7,100m, including sections at altitude of 7250m.

Starting from the centre of Courmayeur on Wednesday 27th August at 7:00am.
- maximum race time : 33 hours
- estimated time for the first finishers is 15 hours

La Petite Trotte a Leon (PTL)
The non-competitive event for teams of two-three people, covers a mountainous course of approximately 300km for about 24,000m of positive altitude change.

Starting from Chamonix Monday August 25th at 17:30.
- maximum authorized time: 141 hours

Orsières - Champex - Chamonix (OCC)
For the 2014 edition this gap will be filled, with the birth of Orsières - Champex - Chamonix.
On a shorter version, this race will be perfect for fans of medium
distances (in the category Trail Ultra Medium (M) between 42km and 69km).

Starting from center of Orsières Thursday 28th of august at 8:00.
- maximum authorized time: 14:00


Interview with Rory Bosio winner of the #UTMB14

Interview with Rory Bosio winner of the #UTMB14

After the UTMB winners press conference we tagged along an interview with The North Face athlete Rory Bosio and the dutch and english media. Rory won the UTMB for the second time in a row this year. In 2013 she set a new course record by almost two hours and 20 minutes. ...more

Podium results of the 5 races of the #UTMB14

Podium results of the 5 races of the #UTMB14

Another edition of The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc comes to end, and the emotions are high as usual. More than 7000 runners participated in the 5 races of the UTMB (UTMB, CCC, PTL, TDS, OCC) ...more

Crossing the Finish line at the #UTMB14

Crossing the Finish line at the #UTMB14

Join us in congratulating The North Face athlete Rory Bosio for claiming a well earned 1st position in the women’s category and 14th position overall with a timing of 23:23:20 hours. Well done Rory. Team member Fernanda Maciel also crossed the finish line in the 4th position after a very close run with the third [...] ...more

News from 122km into the race at Champex-Lac checkpoint

News from 122km into the race at Champex-Lac checkpoint

Dawn has broken and as the mist starts to lift new light shines on the race. The trio D'Haene (FR), Castañer (ES) and Karrera (ES) are still dominating the race, with a good 45 minute lead. Sadly The North Face contender, Mike Foote (US), abandoned the race at La Fouly (107km) due to his body simply shutting down, and Timothy Olson (US) too has dropped out of the race. The North Face athlete Jez Bragg (GB), who arrived at the Champex checkpoint in 17th position, feeling positive about the race. ...more

Courmayeur checkpoint update of the race #UTMB14

Courmayeur checkpoint update of the race #UTMB14

Courmayeur (Italy) - 03:00 am Only a few hours ago it was doom and gloom on the race course, or rather… the weather was very foul. As the runners begin to trickle in to the Courmayeur checkpoint (77km), the conditions have changed drastically. The rain has stopped, the temperatures are pleasant and the stars have appeared. ...more

Updates from the first checkpoint 31km into the race

Updates from the first checkpoint 31km into the race

The leading group just passed the first checkpoint Les Contamines, 31km in to the race, facing the typical #UTMB14 conditions, grim weather. The North Face athletes Jez Bragg (GB) and Mike Foote (US), running together at 15th with about 11 minutes off the lead. ...more

RORY BOSIO

(US)

1st Western States 100, 2012, record
1st UTMB, 2013, record
1st LUT, 2014, record

MEET HER

TIMOTHY OLSON

(US)

1st Western States 100, 2012, record
4th UTMB, 2013
3rd TGC, 2014

MEET HIM

FERNANDA MACIEL

(ES/BR)

1st Western States 100, 2012, record
1st UTMB, 2013, record
1st LUT, 2014, record

MEET HER

JEZ BRAGG

(Uk)

1st UTMB, 2010
1st The Fellsman, 2011, course record
Te Araroa Expedition, 2013

MEET HIM

ASHLEY ARNOLD

(US)

1st The Desert Rats, 2013
1st White River 50 mile, 2013
1st Leadville, 2013

MIKE FOOTE

(US)

3rd UTMB, 2012
5th UTMB, 2013
2nd LUT, 2014

HAL KOERNER

(US)

110 ultras in total with 24 victories
500 mile Colorado Trail, 2003, record
1st Western States, 2007 and 2009

MEET HIM

YERAY DURAN LOPEZ

(ES)

2nd TGC, 2013
5th CCC, 2013
4th TGC, 2014