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18th October 2023


Partnership will cover 25 races in Europe, North America & Oceania, including the UTMB World Series Finals at Dacia UTMB Mont-Blanc

Runners will benefit from competitive rates at first choice hotels and being able to use one booking agent for accommodation, travel and logistical needs

UTMB® World Series and Nirvana Europe Limited have announced a new partnership across North America, Europe and Oceania to provide runners with accommodation, travel and logistical solutions that will help make their race experience as smooth as possible.

The company will support runners across 25 UTMB World Series events in 2024, including the Dacia UTMB® Mont-Blanc, home of the UTMB World Series Finals and the biggest trail running event of the year that welcomes 10,000 runners annually.

When booking their accommodation through Nirvana, runners can take advantage of competitive rates at specially selected hotels close to the event start or registration hub. Hotels will be managed by the Nirvana team to respond to runner needs through a range of services to minimise stress over the race weekend, such as an early breakfast on race day morning and dedicated support staff on site.

Alongside accommodation support, Nirvana can also arrange airport and train station transfers, flights, and provide general travel and logistics advise for runners travelling alone or with their family.

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Frédéric Lénart, UTMB Group CEO, said: "We know that planning logistics for a race can be nerve-racking enough, and we want to ensure our runners get to their start line in the most stress-free way as possible. Through this partnership with Nirvana, we can hopefully alleviate some of the stress that athletes may face surrounding logistics and ensure they can focus on what’s most important: their training and race preparation.”

Nirvana has over 20 years’ experience in supporting some of the world’s biggest sporting events, helping thousands of athletes each year with their travel, accommodation, and logistics.

Nigel Morris – Managing Director, said: " At Nirvana, our mission is to turn every runner's journey into a seamless adventure. We're excited to partner with UTMB World Series and help athletes from around the globe focus on their race, not the logistics. Nirvana's commitment to excellence aligns perfectly with UTMB World Series' dedication to creating unforgettable race experiences. Together, we'll make sure every step of the journey is as remarkable as crossing the finish line."

Runners can register now to receive a notification when support packages are available on the website here.

Nirvana supported UTMB World Series Events, 2024

  • Tarawera Ultramarathon by UTMB®, New Zealand (17-18 February 2024)
  • Chianti Ultra Trail by UTMB®, Italy (22-24 March 2024)
  • Istria 100 by UTMB®, Croatia (4-7 April 2024)
  • Desert RATS Trail Running Festival by UTMB®, USA (12-14 April 2024)
  • The Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB®, USA (26-27 April 2024)
  • Ultra-Trail Snowdonia by UTMB®, UK (10-12 May 2024)
  • Ultra-Trail Australia by UTMB®, Australia (16-19 May 2024)
  • Trail Alsace Grand-Est by UTMB®, France (17-20 May 2024)
  • Mountain Ultra-Trail by UTMB®, South Africa (24-26 May)
  • Mozart 100 by UTMB®, Austria (1 June 2024)
  • Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB®, France (14-16 June 2024)
  • Trail 100 Andorra by UTMB®, Andorra (14-16 June 2024) 
  • La Sportiva™ Lavaredo Ultra Trail™ by UTMB®, Italy (26-30 June 2024)
  • Trail Verbier St Bernard by UTMB®, Switzerland (5-7 July 2024)
  • Val d'Aran by UTMB®, Spain (3-7 July 2024)
  • Eiger Ultra-Trail by UTMB®, Switzerland (17-21 July 2024)
  • Speedgoat Mountain Races by UTMB®, USA (19-20 July 2024)
  • KAT100 by UTMB®, Austria (1-3 August 2024)
  • Dacia UTMB® Mont-Blanc, France, Italy, Switzerland (26 August – 1 September 2024)
  • Wildstrubel by UTMB®, Switzerland (12-15 September 2024)
  • Grindstone Trail Running Festival by UTMB®, USA (20-22 September 2024)
  • Nice Côte d'Azur by UTMB®, France (September 2024)
  • Kodiak Ultra Marathons by UTMB®, USA (11-12 October 2024)
  • Kullamannen™ by UTMB®, Sweden (November 2024)
  • Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko by UTMB®, Australia (December 2024)
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