Regulations for the 2015 UTMB® / CCC® / TDS® / OCC
The Trailers du Mont Blanc (association law 1901 registered officially on 29/11/ 2003 under n° 1627, Club FFA n° 074060) and Sarl Autour du Mont-Blanc co-organise the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® with the assistance of the communes of Chamonix, Les Houches, Saint-Gervais, Les Contamines, Hauteluce, Beaufort, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Seez, La Thuile, Pré Saint-Didier, Courmayeur, Morgex, Orsières (La Fouly, Champex-Lac), Trient and Vallorcine.
The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® is an event, the essence of which is to offer several events deep in the countryside, making use of the well trodden paths of the Mont Blanc and Beaufort regions. Each event is run in one stage, at one’s own speed, but within a time limit.
- The UTMB® [Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®]: around 170km with about 10,000 metres of height gain, starts from Chamonix, in semi-autonomy and in 46 hours maximum.
- The CCC® [Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix] around 101km with about 6,100 metres height gain, starts from Courmayeur, in semi-autonomy and in 26 hours maximum and 30 minutes.
- The TDS® [Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie]: around 119km with about 7,200 metres height gain, starts from Courmayeur, in semi-autonomy and in 33 hours maximum.
- The OCC [Orsières-Champex-Chamonix] around 53km for about 3,300 metres of height gain, starts from Orsières, in semi-autonomy within a maximum of 14 hours.
- The PTL® [La Petite Trotte à Léon]: this event is appreciably different from the 4 other events and has its own regulations.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
To participate, it is essential:
- To be totally aware of the length and the specificity of the event and to be perfectly prepared for it
- To have acquired, prior to the race, a real capacity for self-sufficiency in the mountains (1) which permits the management of problems induced by this type of course, and notably:
- To know how to face, without outside help, climatic conditions which can become very difficult due to the altitude (night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow)
- To know how to manage, even if one finds oneself isolated, physical or mental problems arising from high fatigue, digestive problems, muscular or joint pain, minor ailments…
- To be fully aware, that it is not the role of the organization to help a runner to overcome these problems and that for such an activity in the mountains security depends upon the capacity of the runner to adapt to the problems encountered, or envisaged.
(1) the participation in other races in order to have the number of necessary points (see the paragraph REGISTRATION CONDITIONS) to be able to register, is useful in acquiring this experience, but it is not always sufficient.
These races are open to anyone, man or women, born in 1995 or before (categories hopefuls to veterans), club member or not.
Each runner declares their knowledge of and accepts the present regulations and agrees to accept them without reserve and to promote the event's ethical charter available at www.ultratrailmb.com
The individual principle of racing in semi autonomy is the rule.
Semi autonomy is defined as having the capacity to be autonomous between two refreshment posts, not only on the food front but also that of clothing and security, being able to adapt oneself in particular to problems encountered or envisaged (bad weather, physical problems, injuries…)
This principle is implicated in the following rules:
- Each runner must have all his obligatory equipment with him at all times during the race (see paragraph EQUIPMENT). He carries this equipment in a pack tagged at the race-bib distribution and it must not be changed during the course. At any time during the race, the marshals can verify the bag, its weight and\or its contents. The runner is obliged to accept these controls in a friendly manner, at the risk of exclusion from the race.
- Refreshment posts have been supplied with drinks and food to consume on the spot.
Only plain water (excluding other drinks) is destined for filling-up water bottles or bags. Each runner must be sure to have, upon leaving each refreshment post, the quantity of water and food necessary for them to reach the next refreshment post.
- UTMB®, CCC®, TDS® : Personal assistance is only tolerated at certain refreshment points (*), in the zone specifically reserved for this usage and with agreement of the head of post. This assistance can only be assured by one single person, without specific equipment other one than one bag of a volume of 30 litres maximum. All professional assistance (team or professional trainer, doctor or other persons in the medical profession, para-medics...) is strictly forbidden.
The remainder of the refreshment post is strictly reserved for the runners.
No assistance is allowed, at any point of route, during the OCC.
- It is forbidden, to be accompanied or agree to be accompanied during all or any part of the race by a person not enrolled, outside the tolerance zones indicated close to the refreshment posts.
(*) Personal assistance is tolerated at the following posts :
UTMB® : Les contamines, Courmayeur, Champex, Trient, Vallorcine
CCC® : Champex, Trient, Vallorcine
TDS® : Bourg St Maurice, Les Contamines
It is forbidden at all other refreshment posts as well as at any other point along the route.
OCC : no assistance is allowed, at any point along the route.
ACTION CONCERNING HEALTH MATTERS
The organisation has decided upon the implementation of an internal action concerning health during the events of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®. This action has neither the aim nor competence to substitute itself in the place of the current national and international regulations in the anti-doping fight but has for its objective a strengthened medical supervision wished for by the organisation. This action is led by the organisation’s internal Medical Counsel, consisting of doctors, who are able to take the opinions of the experts of its choice and who will be asked to express a consultative opinion to the race Jury on the medical state of the participants.
Each runner agrees to:
- To inform the Organisation’s medical counsel in the case of the use of a prescription subject to a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) via the procedure available on the personal page which every runner can freely access the International Trail Running (ITRA) web-site: www.i-tra.org. This information is to be declared upon the day of registration in the case of a TUE already requested or previously obtained. If not, it must be made by the 8th day following the request for a TUE and imperatively before the start of the race.
- To agree to give any urinary and/or blood, and/or capillary samples and associated analyses requested by the Organisation’s Medical Counsel, with the understanding that expenses incurred for the realization of these samples and the associated analyses are the direct responsibility of the Organisation.
- To agree to answer to any summons which the Medical Counsel issues on the basis of the information which has been collected from them, so as to decide upon their capacity, or not, to participate in the race for which they are registered. At the conclusion of the interview, the Medical Counsel can propose, to the Race Jury, that the runner is excluded from the race.
The organisation of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® has established a list of qualifying races for the Ultra-Trail® 2015. Each race included in this list has been attributed with 1, 2, 3 or 4 points.
In order to register, it is necessary to have gained the required number of points by finishing, between 01/01/2013 and 31/12/2014 exclusively, any of the races included in this list:
- to register for the UTMB®, 8 points necessary from a maximum of 3 races
- to register for the CCC®, 3 points necessary in 1 or 2 races
- to register for the TDS®, 3 points necessary in 1 or 2 races
- to register for the OCC, no qualifying races are required.
To consulate the full list of regulations regarding qualifying races please consult the “Qualifying Races” page at www.ultratrailmb.com.
In the case of the declaration of races without exact references, non-conformity to the regulations or deceit, the organisation reserves the right to cancel a registration with out the re-funding the admission fee.
Please note : in the case of a change to the length of a qualifying race, premature ening of the race or if the race is cancelled, the qualifying points will be recalculated in relation to the actual characteristics.
To validate their registration, each runner must:
- supply a specific medical certificate(*). It must be posted on the runner's page before may 31st 2015 (the organisation does not accept medical certificates by email or post).
A lack of a medical certificate by this date means that the registration will be cancelled with a reimbursement of 40% of the registration fee (excluding supplementary costs).
- Complete, before May 31st 2015, a declaration of honour using the on-line form available on the runner's page.
NO race-bib will be issued without the medical certificate or the declaration of honour
(*) upon registration, each runner will receive a confirmation email with the official medical certificate form attached.
ACCEPTANCE OF THE REGULATIONS AND ETHICS OF THE RACE.
Participation in the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® assumes the acceptance of the present regulations and ethics of the race which are available at www.ultratrailmb.com
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RUNNERS
UTMB® (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®) : 2300
CCC® (Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix) : 1900
TDS® (sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie) : 1600
OCC (Orsières-Champex-Chamonix) : 1200
Enrolment exclusively on the Internet and secured payment by banker’s card.
- UTMB® : 214 € (*)
- CCC® : 133 € (*)
- TDS® : 147 € (*)
- OCC : 71 € (*)
(*) of which an Eco participation of 1.5€ per person is destined to finance the cleaning, repairing or rehabilitation of paths and which also includes the 10€ 2015 membership of the association of Trailers du Mont-Blanc.
Engagement fees include all the services described in the present regulations...
The registration for any of these races is firm and final and it is not possible to change races.
GUARANTEE OF ENROLEMENT CANCELLATION
Any person can at the moment of their enrolment subscribe to the cancellation guarantee, averaging an additional charge of 15 € per person to add to enrolment fees on the same payment.
The object of the guarantee is to enable reimbursement of the fees incurred for the enrolment to one of the three races in the case where a runner asks to cancel his enrolment because of the following events:
- an accident, a serious illness or the death of the runner himself/herself.
- a serious illness necessitating hospitalisation or a death one’s spouse or common law husband/wife, one’s parents or one’s children in the first generation, this in the thirty days preceding the event.
In the case of an accident or serious illness to the runner, it is necessary to furnish a medical certificate with signature and stamp of the doctor attesting to the contra-indication to taking part in the race. All other reasons for cancellation must be justified with a certificate signed and stamped by an official authority.
Conditions of indemnity: Any demand for reimbursement must reach us accompanied by the medical certificate, at the last in the 10 days following the event. The demands are treated in the two months which follow the event.
CANCELLATION OF AN ENROLMENT
Any cancellation of registration must be made by email or post. No cancellations are accepted by telephone or fax.
In the case of cancellation for a cause described in the paragraph above, the competitor can, if they have subscribed to it at the time of their enrolment, make his guarantee of enrolment cancellation function by sending us with his letter of withdrawal the necessary document (see above paragraph).
If a competitor registered has not taken out the cancellation guarantee upon registration or wishes to cancel their registration for a reason not covered by this cancellation guarantee, reimbursement of a percentage of the registration fee will be made by crediting the bank account associated to the credit card used upon registration in accordance to the following conditions:
|Send date||Amount credited in % of the registration cost (excluding charges)|
|Before March 15||60%|
|From March 16 to May 15||50%|
|From May 16 to July 31||40%|
|After the 31st July no reimbursement can be made|
No exchange of race number is possible.
CANCELLATION OF A REGISTRATION IN THE CASE OF INJURY
In the case of injury, and uniquely in this case, which occurs after registration and which can not be cured before the day of the race, the organisation recommends that the injured runner does not put themselves unnecessarily at risk, and that they cancel their registration and request the postponement of their race to the following year. To do this the runner must make a request to the Organisation's Medical Committee. This request must be accompanied by a detailed medical report. If the medical Committee are in agreement, the runner will benefit from a priority registration the following year for the same race.
Only the medical committee can judge these requests and their decision is final.
All requests for postponement must be sent to us, accompanied by the medical report, within, at the latest, 10 days after the event. All requests will be dealt with within the two months following the event.
In order to participate in these events, a set of obligatory equipment is required. However it is important to note it is the minimum necessary and that each trail-runner must adapt it according to their needs. It is important, in particular, not to choose clothing that is the lightest possible weight in order to gain a few grams, but to choose items which will give real protection against the cold, windy or snowy mountain weather, therefore giving a good level of security and performance.
Obligatory material :
|mobile phone with option enabling its use in the three countries
(put in one’s repertoire the security numbers of the organisation, keep it switched on, do not hide one’s number and do not forget to set off with recharged batteries)
|personal cup or tumbler 15cl minimum (water bottle not acceptable)||OBLIGATORY|
|stock of water minimum 1 litre||OBLIGATORY|
|two torches in good working condition with replacement batteries||
|survival blanket 1.40m x 2m minimum||OBLIGATORY|
|adhesive elastic band enable making a bandage or a strapping (mini 100cm x 6 cm)||OBLIGATORY|
|Jacket, with a hood, capable of withstanding the bad mountain weather and made with a waterproof (minimum recommended: 10 000 Schmerber) and breathable (RET recommended less than 13) membrane (Gore-Tex or similar) *
|long running trousers or leggings or a combination of leggings and long socks which cover the legs completely||OBLIGATORY|
|Additional warm midlayer top: One single midlayer long sleeve top for warmth (cotton excluded) with a minimum weight of 180g (Men, size M)
OR a two piece clothing combination of a long sleeve baselayer/midlayer for warmth (cotton excluded) with a minimum weight of 110g (Men, size M) and a windproof jacket** with DWR (Durable Water Repellent) protection
in the case
|cap or bandana||OBLIGATORY|
|warm and waterproof gloves||OBLIGATORY|
* - the jacket must, imperatively, have an integral hood or one which is attachable by a system made for that effect by the manufacturer.
- all seams must be taped/sealed.
- the jacket must not have sections composed of fabric which is not waterproof, but the air vents (under the arm, across the back), which do not appear to affect the waterproof-ness of the garment are accepted.
It is the runner's responsibility, according to these criteria, whether their jacket fits the regulations and therefore bad weather in the mountains, but, when controlled, the judgement will be made by the person responsible for the control or the race steward.
* The windproof jacket does not replace the mandatory waterproof jacket with hood
Required by the frontier police forces :
- identity papers
Very strongly recommended :
- Knife or scissors with which to cut the self-adhesive elasticised bandage
- walking poles for security on slippery ground in case of rain or snow
- a change of warm clothes indispensable in the case of cold weather, rain or injury
- the sum of 20 € minimum (in order to cover the unexpected....)
Advised (list not definitive) :
Telescopic sticks, change of clothing, compass, knife, string, sun cream, Vaseline or anti-chaffing cream, needle and thread,...
All clothing must be the runner’s size and without alteration since leaving the factory.
You will carry this material in a pack which must be tagged at the race-bib distribution and is not exchangeable during the race.
If you decide to use poles, you must keep them throughout the whole of the race… It is forbidden to start without sticks and recover them up along the way.
No poles will be allowed in the spare’s bags.
For all your questions concerning obligatory equipment consult the FAQs
Every bib is individually handed to each runner on production of:
- a photographic identity,
- your race pack and all you obligatory equipment
The race bib must be worn on the chest or the stomach and must be permanently and fully visible throughout the entire race. It must, therefore, always be positioned over any clothing and cannot for any reason be fixed onto the back or a leg. The name and logo of the sponsors must neither be modified, nor hidden.
The race number is the pass necessary to get to the shuttles, buses, refreshment posts, nurses, rest areas, showers, areas for depositing or recuperating spares bags…Except in the case of refusal to comply with a decision taken by a race official, the race bib is never withdrawn, but in the case of retirement, it is deactivated.
UTMB® : each competitor receives with his/her race bib, one 30-litre bag. Having filled it with the affairs of their choice and having closed it, they can deposit it, at the end of the afternoon, in Chamonix, at the ENSA gymnasium. The bag is transported by the organisation to Courmayeur. When reaching Courmayeur, each runner reclaims their bag. When they leave again, they deposit their bag at the area set aside for this purpose. The bag is then taken back to Chamonix.
CCC® : each competitor receives, with his race number, one 30-litre bag which he can fill with the affairs of his choice and deposit near the start line in Courmayeur before the start of the race. The bag is then taken back to Chamonix.
TDS® : each competitor will, with their race-bib, receive 2 x 30 litre sacks. 1 to be left just before the start of the race, with the belongings no needed during the race, and which will be sent back to Chamonix where they will be at the end of the race. 1 sack (not obligatory) for personal effects for the Cormet de Roselend. During the race you obligatorily recuperate your sack on arrival at the Cormet de Roselend and then leave it at the appropriate location as you leave again so that your belongings can be taken back to Chamonix.
The 2 sacks should be left at the area near the start of the race.
OCC : each competitor will receive, with their race-bib, 1 x 30 litre sack which they may fill with belongings not required during the race and leave near the start. The sack will then be taken to Chamonix.
Recovery of the bags at Chamonix : The sacks are returned to the runner or his relations, exclusively upon the presentation of the relevant race-bib.
The bags must have been collected within two hours of the end of the race. After that, the runner will have to come in person recover his bag at his own costs from the organisation, in Chamonix.
The organisation assures the repatriation, to Chamonix, of sacks belonging to runners who have abandoned, on the condition that their abandonment has been registered. The delay of the return of bags is based on the logistical constraints and the organisation cannot guarantee a complete return of the bags before the end of the race.
Only the bags supplied by the organisation will be transported. Sticks are not transportable in these bags.
The contents of the bags not having been checked, any complaint about the contents on arrival is not acceptable. It is recommended not to put valuable objects in it.
It is recommended to keep toiletry and change of clothing material at Chamonix.
RESCUE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
First aid posts are positioned at different points throughout the course. These posts are in radio or telephone liaison with Race Control. A medical control team is present during the entire duration of the events at the Chamonix Race Control.
The rescue posts are aimed at bringing help to any person in danger with the means particular to the organisation or registered.
If it appears that a runner is in difficulty or seriously injured to call for assistance :
- go in person to a first aid point
- telephone the course controller
- ask another runner to alert the first aiders
It is essential that each runner helps anybody in danger and alerts the first aid point.
Do not forgot, that due to the problems related to the environment and the type of event, one might have to wait for assistance for longer than anticipated. Your security, therefore, depends upon the quality of the materials that you have in your pack.
A runner calling on a doctor or a rescuer submits himself to their authority and undertakes to accept their decisions.
The first-aiders and official doctors are authorised especially:
- to put any competitor unfit to continue the event out of the race (by invalidating the race bib).
- to evacuate runners whom they judge in danger, by any means at their disposal.
- To hospitalize at their convenience any runners whose state of health requires it.
Expenses incurred, resulting from emergency assistance or evacuation, are payable by the person rescued who is also responsible for all costs relating to their return from the area to where they were rescued. The only resort is for the runner to constitute and present a dossier to his personal insurance within the deadline given.
If for any reason it is impossible to make contact with the course controller (+33 4 50 53 47 51), you can call the rescue services direct (especially if you find yourselves in a zone « urgences seulement/sos only »)
An infirmary will be open in Chamonix for the duration by the event. Runners who have a severe medical problem may make use of it.
Each runner must stay on the way-marked paths, even to sleep. Any runner who voluntarily leaves the way-marked path is no longer under the responsibility of the organisation.
CONTROL AND REFRESHMENTS POSTS
Every runner will be provided with electronic chips fixed to the race bib and\or to the wrist. The runners will be penalized for not permanently having their chips.
A control is carried out on the arrival of any rescue or refreshment post.
Unexpected control posts are set up in places other than the rescue and refreshment posts. Their position is not communicated by the organisation.
Only the runners carrying a visible and duly controlled race number have access to the refreshment posts.
The race guide and the relevant pages on the internet give a precise list of the refreshment points.
2 types of refreshments are offered:
- Refreshments of drinks only: plain water*, sparkling water*, energizing drinks, Cola*, coffee*, tea*, noodle soup.
- Complete refreshments: drinks (as above) + cereal or energizing bars, sweet cakes, chocolate*, bananas*, oranges*, raisins*, prunes*, salty biscuits, cheese*, sausage*, bread.
* Product without gluten
Furthermore, a hot dish is offered in Chapieux and in Courmayeur for the UTMB®, at Champex for the UTMB® and the CCC®, at the Cormet de Roselend for the TDS®.
An end of race meal is served in Chamonix.
To avoid the wastage of disposable plastic cups during the race, every runner has to equip himself with a tumbler with a minimum volume of 15cl. Attention, bottles are not tumblers!
Due to the large numbers, disposable beakers will be used at the following points:
- The first 3 UTMB® refreshment posts (Les Houches, Saint-Gervais and Les Contamines)
- The first 3 CCC® refreshment posts (Bertone, Bonatti and Arnuva)
- The 1st TDS® refreshment post (Col Checrouit-Maison Vieille)
- The 1st OCC refreshment post
A small pouch for collecting their rubbish is handed to every runner with their race bib. Every runner seen throwing down their litter along the route will be penalized.
Trash cans are provided in large numbers at every refreshment post and must be used.
MAXIMUM AUTHORISED TIME AND TIME BARRIERS
The maximum time for the event, for the totality of the course, is fixed at:
- UTMB® : 46 hours
- CCC® : 26 hours & 30 minutes
- TDS® : 33 hours
- OCC : 14 hours
The time limits for leaving (time barriers) of the principle control posts will be marked and written in the course guide.
These time barriers are calculated to enable participants to reach the Finish in the maximum time imposed, while making possible stops (rest, meal…) To be authorised to continue the event, runners must set off again from the control post before the fixed time limit (whatever their arrival hour at the control post).
Any competitor excluded from the race and wishing to continue his race can only do so after returning his race number, at his own responsibility and in complete autonomy.
In the case of poor meteorological conditions and/or for reasons of safety, the organisation reserves the right to stop the event underway or to modify the time barriers.
REST AND SHOWERS
Uniquely for UTMB® : at Les Chapieux, Courmayeur and Champex each competitor can benefit from a rest area (with camp beds and blankets).
Both races: a rest area is available in Chamonix for all runners.
This room is strictly reserved for runners who have just finished their race.
This by no means constitutes, in any from, an accommodation solution for an entire night. Those runners who wish to stay on in Chamonix after the race must make their own accommodation arrangements.
It is possible to take a hot shower, only at the arrival.
Throughout the course, showers - when there is one - are only available on medical advice.
Access to the rest area and to the showers at the arrival is strictly limited to runners in bare feet (a bag is supplied to you at the entrance for your shoes)
ABANDONMENT AND REPATRIATION
Except for injury, a runner must only abandon at a control post. They must alert the head of post, who will invalidate their race-bib.
The runner keeps his invalidated race bib because it is still his pass for shuttles, buses, meals, care rooms…
Repatriation will be decided on by the post leader, based on the following general rules :
- Buses are available from certain refreshment posts indicated by a pictogram “bus” on the event route maps to repatriate runners, who abandon, back to Chamonix.
- Runners who abandon at another rescue or refreshment post but whose state of health does not necessitate being evacuated must get back as quickly as possible and by their own means to the closest repatriation point.
- Concerning the refreshment or rescue posts accessible to cars or four-wheel drive
- During the closure of the post, the organisation can, in the measure of means available, repatriate the runners having retired and still present at the post
- ln the case of unfavourable weather conditions justifying partial or total closure of the race, the organisation ensures the repatriation as soon as possible of those runners having retired.
In case of abandonment before a control point, it is imperative to return to the previous control point and inform the post leader of one’s abandonment.
If, during this return, the runner meets the end of race sweepers, it is them who invalidate the race bib. The runner is then no longer under the organisation’s control.
For better night vision, the way markers include a section of yellow reflective material which will be easily visible with a head torch.
ATTENTION: if you can not see any more markers, retrace your steps!
With respect for the environment no paint will be used on the paths.
It is imperative that you follow the paths with the markers without taking short cuts. In effect, short cutting the paths leads to erosion which damages the site.
When you finish, you will receive a finisher’s gift.
PENALTY - DISQUALIFICATION
Race officials present on the course, and those in charge of different control and refreshment posts are authorised to uphold regulations and to immediately (*) impose a penalty for non-respect, based on the following chart :
|BREACH OF RULES
||PENALTY (*) – DISQUALIFICATION|
|Taking a serious shortcut||Penalty 1 hour|
|Not a serious shortcut but one away from any path or via a closed shortcut||Penalty ¼ hour|
|Lacking obligatory safety equipment (no minimum water supply of 1 litre, no waterproof jacket with hood, no torch, no survival blanket, no mobile phone)||Immediate disqualification|
|Lacking other obligatory equipment (running trousers or leggings, 1 single torch, cap or bandana, hat, warm long sleeved clothing whistle, adhesive elastic band, food reserves, cup/tumbler, waterproof over-trousers, warm and waterproof gloves
||Penalty 1 hour|
|Refuse to have obligatory equipment checked out||Disqualification|
|Throwing away rubbish (voluntary act) by a competitor or a member of their team||Penalty 1 hour|
|Not respecting people (organisation or runners)||Penalty 1 hour|
|Not helping someone in difficulty||Penalty 1 hour|
|Receiving help outside authorised zones||Penalty 1 hour|
|Being accompanied along the course outside the tolerance zones clearly marked close to the refreshment posts||Penalty ¼ hour|
|Cheating (e.g.: using transport, sharing race number,…)||Immediate disqualification and for life|
|Race number not visible||Penalty ¼ hour|
|Not wearing the race number in the correct manner||Penalty ¼ hour (during which the runner adjusts his race number in the correct manner)|
|Recognised dangerous attitude (e.g.: sticks with unprotected points pointing at the runners or the spectators)||Penalty ¼ hour|
|Lacking an electronic chip
||Depending on the Race Jury|
|Not passing through a control point||Depending on the Race Jury|
|Refusal to comply with an order from race control, from a race official, from a head of post, from a doctor or from a rescue worker||Disqualification|
|Refusal to accept an anti-drug test||The runner will be sanctioned as if found guilty of taking drugs|
|Departure from a control post after the hour limitation||Disqualification|
|Pack not tagged||1 hour penalty|
|Use of sticks not carried with you at the beginning of the race||1 hour penalty|
(*) Penalties of ¼ hour or of one hour are applicable immediately, meaning that the runner must interrupt their race during the entire duration of the penalty.
Any other breach of the rules will be the object of a sanction decided on by the Race Jury.
Any competitor can be submitted to an anti-drug control before, during or at the end of a race. If he/she refuses or abstains, the sportsman or woman is treated as if found guilty of taking drugs.
All objections must be in writing and lodged with the course director, with a caution of 100 (one hundred) euros (non-returnable if the objection is not valid), within two hours of the arrival of the runner concerned.
This is made up of:
- a representative of the runners
- the President of the Trailers du Mont-Blanc
- the Course Director
- and relevant people chosen for their competences by the president and course director
The jury is authorised to give a ruling in the time compatible within the imperatives of the race on all the objections lodged during the event. The decisions will be without appeal.
MODIFICATIONS TO THE COURSE OR TO THE TIME BARRIERS; CANCELLATION OF THE RACE
The organisation reserves the right to modify at any moment the route and the positioning of the rescue and refreshment posts, without warning.
In the case of unfavourable weather conditions (important quantities of rain or snow at altitude, strong risk of storms….) the start may only be postponed by a maximum several hours, after that time the race is cancelled.
In the case of poor meteorological conditions, and for reasons of safety, the organisation reserves the right to stop the event underway or to modify the time barriers.
In case of cancellation of an event, for whatever reason, decided more than 15 days before the date of the start of the race, a partial refund of the registration fees will be made. The amount of this refund will be fixed so as to allow the organisation to cover all irredeemable expenses committed, up to the date of the cancellation. In case of a cancellation decided less than 15 days before the departure or in case of interruption of the race, for whatever the reason, no refund of the registration fee will be made
The organiser has taken out civil responsibility insurance for the duration of the event. This civil responsibility insurance guarantees the financial consequences of its responsibility, of that of its officials and of the participants.
Each competitor must, obligatorily, have their own accident insurance which will cover any costs of search and rescue in France, Italy and Switzerland. Such insurance can be taken out with any organisation of the competitor’s choice in particular with the French Federation of Athletics via the subscription of the ‘Pass’ Running’ or membership
NB: helicopter-borne evacuations in Switzerland and Italy are not free of charge nor are the evacuations made in France by a private helicopter. The choice of the evacuation depends exclusively on the organisation, which will systematically the prioritise the runners’ security
A guide is down-loadable from www.ultratrailmb.com from the month of June or is sent during the month of June exclusively to the runners who have requested it at their registration (14€ costs). It includes in particular practical information such as the cut off times, refreshment posts, rescue posts, care posts, as well as access points for accompanying persons.
RANKINGS AND REWARDS
For the 4 races, only the runners arriving at Chamonix (UTMB®, CCC®, TDS® & OCC) are classed.
For each race, a general classification man and woman and a classification for each category man and woman are established: the first 10 men and the first 5 women in the general classification, as well as the first 3 from each category receive a trophy and a prize
This challenge is composed of two middle distance trail races, Trail Verbier St Bernard’s La Traversée (61km) and the OCC, which must be realised in the same year (The Traversée will take place on Saturday July 11th 2015). The ranking will be based on the accumulated time taken over the 2 races. The first 3 runners in the ranking will be recompensed at the OCC prize giving.
Competitors who are sponsored may only have the sponsor's logos on their clothing or equipment used during the race. All other publicity accessories (flags, banners) are forbidden at all points of the race including at the finish, at the risk of penalties imposed by the jury.
Every competitor relinquishes their claim to photographic copyright during the event, and he relinquishes any recourse against the organiser and against his approved partners for the use of his image. Only the organisation can pass on these rights for the image in any media, via an accreditation or an adapted license.
Ultra-Trail®, Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, UTMB®, CCC®, TDS® and PTL® are legal trademarks. Any communication about the event or use of photographs of the event must be made respecting the name of the event, the trademarks and with the official agreement of the organisation.