The 8th North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc 2010

The 8th North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® takes place 24th to 29th August 2010.

Heading towards adventure…..

The 2010 The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®: Or how to live a wonderful adventure through 4 events!

©  UTMB® [Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®] : 3 countries  – around 166 km and 9,400 m of positive height gain in semi-autonomy – 46 hours maximum – 2,300 runners maximum

©  CCC® [Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix] : 3 countries – around 98 km and 5,600 m of positive height gain in semi-autonomy –

25 hrs max– 1,800 runners max

©  TDS [sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie] : around environ 106 km and 6,600m positive height gain in semi-autonomy – 30hrs max – 1,200 runners max

©  PTL [la Petite Trotte à Léon]  : 3 countries – around 245 km and 19,000 m positive height gain in total autonomy

A non-stop event without final positions open to 70 inseparable teams of 3 people

6,500 registrations in all for the 4 events.

2008-09 Champion Killian Jornet - UTMB®-©J-P Clatot
The number is restricted in respect for the environment and optimum security on one hand, but also in respect for the competitors. The trail is run along existing paths and in the heart of the countryside. Where those paths are narrow (single track), too greater number of runners cause a “traffic jam”.

For a better understanding of the competitors profile here are a few figures :

55 Nationalities represented : Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.

The division by gender and event :

Events women men
CCC® 14,2 % 85,8 %
PTL 12,4 % 87,6 %
TDS 7,6 % 92,4 %
UTMB® 7,3 % 92,7 %
TOTAL 10,9 % 89,1 %

Contacts :
The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®

Les Trailers du Mont-Blanc – Catherine Poletti
102 clos des Praz Conduits-74400-Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Tel : +33 (0)4 50 53 47 51 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +33 (0)4 50 53 47 51      end_of_the_skype_highlighting – Email: catherine.poletti@autmb.com – Web: www.ultratrailmb.com

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