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15th February 2024

UTMB World Series welcomes Suunto as official GPS watch and technical partner

Suunto and UTMB World Series join forces to help runners reach their goals

Sharing the same passion for sports and the outdoors, UTMB® World Series and Suunto, known for their world-renowned GPS multisport watches and training tools, have announced a global partnership, that will see the two companies work together to contribute to the positive development of trail running and help individual runners reach their goals.

Suunto have supported adventurers since 1936 and have been involved in trail running since its inception. Their legacy in the sport is enriched by a strong team of elite runners, including UTMB® winners Courtney Dauwalter, Francois D'Haene and Pau Capell. Suunto watches feature award-winning design, industry-leading battery life, reliability, and purpose-built features for training and racing.

As official GPS watch and technical partner of the UTMB World Series, Suunto will support runners in navigating the trails and achieving their dreams across the 41 UTMB World Series Events, by bringing its heritage and experience with GPS sports watches. Athletes with a Suunto Vertical or Suunto Race watch can download intuitive GPS maps in three different map styles with important landmarks, contour lines, water, paths and different sorts of terrain highlighted. Maps are available for each UTMB World Series Event, whether you are running the 100K CCC® (Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix) in the European Alps, the 50K Kodiak Ultra Marathons by UTMB® in California, the 100M Black River Peak race in the sugarcane fields for Mauritius by UTMB®... or any other race of the circuit.

Frédéric Lénart, UTMB Group CEO, said: “We are delighted to join forces with Suunto who has over 80 years' experience in creating products that runners can rely on in the most extreme conditions. With Suunto becoming technical partner of the UTMB World Series, we enable runners to live adventure that stays with them forever, helping them to take the first step and keep on moving.”

Hannu Korpivaara, Suunto brand and marketing Director, said: “We firmly believe that collaboration empowers companies, communities, and individuals to evolve. It fosters relationship-building, innovation, and effective problem-solving. We are honored to partner with the UTMB World Series and to connect with all the runners out there. Together, we aim to contribute to the positive development of trail running and help individual runners reach their goals.”

The 2024 UTMB World Series kicks off this month with the Tarawera Ultra-Trail by UTMB from the 17-18 February. This inaugural event of the year welcomes trail runners of all abilities and promises unforgettable moments in the most stunning scenery of Rotorua.

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