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My UTMB® – The best thing I’ve done in the mountains – Des Rhule (Ellis Brigham’s, Store Manager)

My UTMB® – The best thing I’ve done in the mountains – Des Rhule (Ellis Brigham’s, Store Manager)

After last weekend’s race, we sat down with Ellis Brigham’s Outdoor Department Manager, Des Rhule, to understand what it is like to participate in a gargantuan run like the 168km UTMB for a non-elite athlete. Here’s what he had to say: TNF: Why did you do it? What was the motivation to run the UTMB? [...] ...more

#UTMB13 – The Year History is Made

#UTMB13 – The Year History is Made

This year’s The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc® (UTMB®) will stand out from the many that have been, and maybe even those to come. Not only because it’s been the first one since 3 years that hasn’t been pestered by bad weather or course shortenings – perfectly blue skies blessed this year’s event – [...] ...more

Race Updates – The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and CCC

Race Updates – The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and CCC

At the last checkpoint, at Trient, three The North Face athletes, Timothy Olson, Mike Foote and Rory Bosio were 6th, 7th and 8th respectively. If Rory is able to finish the race within the overall top 10, she will be the first woman to succeed with this record at The North Face Ultra Trail du Moint-Blanc. ...more

TDS 2013 Podium

TDS 2013 Podium

Compared to the bad weather of 2012, this year’s TDS race saw a significant improvement in conditions as the participants raced under a blue sky for most of it. And the photos are all the more spectacular because of it. ...more

The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc: Mini UTMB

The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc: Mini UTMB

What's more fun than getting ready for a 168km (104.3 mile) running race with more than 9600m (31,500 feet) of elevation gain and loss? Well racing with your kids of course. ...more

Lines. The ones that we cross and the ones that we don’t – Lizzy Hawker

Lines. The ones that we cross and the ones that we don’t – Lizzy Hawker

When in the beginning of June, Lizzy Hawker injured herself, her plans to run the UTMB changed drastically. With broken ribs and a stress fracture of the foot, Lizzy had to shift the focus in her training races from finishing first to simply getting better. Here is what she ad to say about it: The [...] ...more

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

THE NORTH FACE® ATHLETES