UTMB World Series Qualifiers become UTMB Index races.
In June 2021 we launched the UTMB Index, which is now positioned at the heart of the UTMB World Series sports system. The UTMB Index allows a single metric to be used for all runners, from beginner to elite, as a way to demonstrate their race experience and their level of performance.
Until 2022, races used the UTMB World Series Qualifier logo, to indicate that their race counts for UTMB World Series Qualification. Starting in June 2022, all the UTMB World Series Qualifier races become UTMB Index races, as this better describes the sports system and status given to runners through their participation in these races. There is a new UTMB Index logo that will replace the existing qualifiers logo, (available for you to update your site and show that you are part of the UTMB Index races).
Qualification for UTMB Mont-Blanc
As announced in 2021, and starting for the 2023 edition, the qualification rules for the UTMB Mont-Blanc flagship races (UTMB, CCC and OCC) have changed as they become the UTMB World Series Finals. The former qualifying system based on UTMB points no longer exists.
To enter the lottery, runners must have at least 1 Running Stone, which can exclusively be collected by finishing a UTMB World Series Events or Majors, namely the 25 events that carry the name ‘By UTMB’. Runners must also possess a UTMB Index in a specified ‘race category’ as proof of their experience.
The UTMB Index races provide a range of new benefits and advantages to runners and throughout the UTMB World Series.
Benefits for Race Organizers
By registering as a UTMB Index race, you will have the following advantages:
- Free registration on UTMB.world platform
- Inclusion in the UTMB Index race calendar
- Access to the UTMB Index logo for your event and race categories logos for your races
- The right to communicate your UTMB Index status to your community through your digital media*
- Access to the UTMB Index start-list feature on utmb.world
*NB: the use is limited to the official digital media of the event (website, App, social networks) and digital campaigns (newsletters, emailing) conducted by the organizer to their database. Any other use is prohibited.
UTMB Index races will provide the following advantages to their community of runners:
UTMB Index races provide all finishers a valid UTMB Index in the distance corresponding race category of the race
For all races in the UTMB World Series, runners with a valid UTMB Index will have a priority entry
This applies to the 27 following events and the new 2023 UTMB World Series Events to be revealed later this year :
Istria 100 by UTMB
Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB
Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB
Trail 100 Andorra™ by UTMB
Ultra-Trail Snowdonia by UTMB
Restonica Trail by UTMB
Trail Verbier Saint-Bernard by UTMB
Mozart 100™ by UTMB
Val d'Aran by UTMB
Eiger Ultra Trail by UTMB
Nice Côte d'Azur by UTMB
Wildstrubel by UTMB
Julian Alps Trail Run by UTMB
Transvulcania by UTMB
Kullamannen by UTMB
Ultra Trail Australia by UTMB
Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko by UTMB
TransLantau by UTMB
Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB
Amazean Jungle Trail Thailand by UTMB
Panda Trail by UTMB
North American Races
Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB
Speedgoat Mountain Races by UTMB
Puerto Vallarta México by UTMB
Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run by UTMB
There are several 100K and 100M races in the 2022 UTMB World Series which for safety reasons are currently only accessible to runners with a valid UTMB Index, this list is likely to evolve depending on current or future races technical difficulties.
- Nice Côte d’Azur by UTMB
- Ultra-Trail Snowdonia by UTMB
- Wildstrubel by UTMB
- Trail Verbier St-Bernard by UTMB
UTMB Mont Blanc Runners who want to enter the UTMB World Series Finals (UTMB, OCC and CCC), must show their UTMB Index in the relevant race category which can be earned in any UTMB Iindex race, (in addition to having at least 1 Running Stone collected at a UTMB World Series Eevent)
Elite runner access to the 25+ UTMB World Series Events and Majors is only possible using their UTMB Index. Elite runners are offered either:
- Free access to the UTMB World Series Events and Majors.
- Bypass of the lottery to sold out races in UTMB World Series Events and Majors.
We remain at your disposal, would you have any further questions or comments and are very pleased to count you among the thousands of our UTMB® Index races.
(*) Please note that the list of events granting this benefit will be regularly updated on the utmb.world website.