Ultratrailmb.com Ultratrail.tv LiveTrail Boutique





2014 registrations

In 2014, The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® will take place from August 25th to 31st.

In order to manage the 2014 registrations as fairly as possible, it will only be possible to register on-line.
The registrations are managed by over-booking, which means that we accept more runners than there are places for, in order to allow for eventual annulations. There is, therefore, no waiting list.

Pre-registrations are closed!
Results of the draw : click here
NO WAITING LIST

UTMB®, CCC®, TDS™, OCC

Pre-registration dates

A pre-registration period will open from December, 19th 2013 to January, 6th 2014 during which time all candidates will be able complete their application form, including qualifying courses, for the event of their choice. This form will be validated by the payment of 50€ deposit payable by credit-card (secured on-line payment)

Qualifying races

Registration for each race is only possible for those runners who have finished the relevant qualifying races between January 1st 2012 and December 31st 2013: click here to read the rules concerning the qualifying races for the 2014Ultra-Trail®

UTMB® : 7 points acquired between 2012/01/01 and 2013/12/31 (in 3 races maximum)
CCC® : 2 points acquired between 2012/01/01 and 2013/12/31 (in 1 or 2 races)
TDS™ : 2 points acquired between 2012/01/01 and 2013/12/31 (in 1 or 2 races)
OCC : no qualification points needed

The 2011 finishers of the UTMB®, CCC® and TDS™ may also use these races as qualifying races.

Group registration

It is possible to pre- register in a group (minimum 2 persons, maximum 12 persons with your partner, your running mates etc.) The only interest in group registration is having the same result for all group members in the draw, whether it be positive or negative.
The probability of being lucky in the draw is exactly the same for runners who have pre-registered in a group or individually.

The first member of the group who registers must click “Group registration”; they then obtain a group number which they pass to the other members of the group. The others must then enter this number into “Group registration” when they register themselves.

A group may consist of runners pre-registered for different races (excluding the PTL™). In this case, the group participates in the draw for the race for which the percentage of chance of winning is the weakest.

Group registration, coefficient of 2 and priority

Those persons who were unlucky in the draw for 2013 and who have not transferred their registration to the TDS™ will benefit individually from a co-efficient of 2 which will double their chance of being lucky in the draw for 2014.

If these persons wish to register as part of a group, there are 2 possibilities:

  • A group has runners benefiting from an advantage (co-efficient of 2 or priority) and the others not
    => the runners benefiting from an advantage lose the advantage upon group registration, the chances of the group being drawn are then the same as any other runner who has no advantage
  • A group is made up of runners who all have a co-efficient of 2
    => the group all keep their advantages for the draw.

NB: after the draw, each registration then becomes individual; if for example a runner chooses to cancel his registration, it does not have any bearing upon registration of the other group members.

The Draw

If the number of pre-registrations is superior to the permitted number of runners, a draw is organised.

Those persons unlucky in the 2013 draw and who did not transfer their registration to the TDS™ benefit from a co-efficient of 2 which will double their chances of success in the 2014 draw (on condition that they chose the same race as 2013 and have the necessary qualifying points for 2014). These runners must pre-register during the period of time mentioned above. If you do not pre-register within the time stated, the co-efficient of 2 will be lost forever.
NB: Those persons who were unlucky for the 2013 draw and who chose to transfer their registration to the TDSTM gave up their co-efficient for 2014.

The results will be announced on January 15th 2014 at 10.00 (Paris time) in the list of persons registered and on your runners file at our web-site www.ultratrailmb.com, and will be confirmed by email.

A positive Draw

Those runners lucky in the draw then have a period of 13 days, January 15th to 27th 2014, to definitively finalise their registration by paying, by credit-card, the balance of the registration price and sending in all the required supporting documents.

Those persons who do not finalise their registration in the permitted time lose their place, the deposit will not be returned and they will have no advantage (co-efficient of 2 or priority) for the draw the following year.

A negative draw

  • Runners participating in the draw for the first time

Those unlucky in the draw will have their 50€ deposit returned.
They will benefit with a co-efficient of 2 for the draw the following year which will double their chance of success to gain entry to the race chosen in 2014 ( on the condition that they have the necessary qualifying points for 2015).

  • Runners befitting from a co-efficient of 2 (= those unlucky in the 2013 draw)

In the case of being unlucky a second time in 2014, they may have priority registration for 2015 (without being entered into the draw) for the same race as 2014, on the condition that they have the required number of points for finishing qualifying races, conforming to the current regulations for 2015.

The allocation of these advantages (co-efficient of 2 or priority) is only effective once the qualifying races claimed by the runner have been verified.

This evolving regulation is subject to change each year. However, the conditions for entering a race are announced at the beginning of February, in the year proceeding the year of the race.

Verifying qualifying races

All the qualifying races used by the runners to finalise their registration are verified, through official race results.
The Organisation takes in to account the results of each individual runner (even if a race was run as a relay or as a team member).

The runner must ensure that they feature in the official race results, and that their family name and first name are spelt correctly.

In the case of a false declaration of qualifying races, not conforming or untrue, the organisation reserves the right to cancel the runner’s registration without refunding the rights of engagement and to cancel their advantage for the following year (coefficient of  2 or priority) in the case of a negative draw.

The qualifying races are managed under their own regulations. Click here to consult these regulations.
NB: in the case of a shortened route of a qualifying race, a premature end to the race or cancellation, or in the case of over-estimation of the distance or positive height gain in a race, the qualifying points will be recalculated in relation to the true characteristics, and that could be after the race itself.

Runner’s commitments

 By registering, each runner personally agrees to engage in the following :

  • I declare that I have read and understood the regulations and ethics of the race (available at www.ultratrailmb.com)
  • I understand and approve of the conditions of participation which figure in the regulations
  • I agree to respect all items of the regulations
  • I agree to scrupulously respect and promote the ethic
  • I agree to be aware of any medical condition which could concern me and, consequently relieve the organisation of any responsibility for any medical problem which may arise during the event due to any negligence on my part
  • I have read and understood that in the case of a false declaration of qualifying races, not conforming or untrue; the organisation reserves the right to cancel my registration without refunding the rights of engagement and to cancel my advantage for the following year (coefficient of 2 or priority) in the case of a negative draw.

Enrolment fees

2014 Enrolment fees :
UTMB® : 207 €
CCC® : 128 €
TDS™ : 142 €
OCC : 68 €
Of which 1.5 euro per person is an éco participation to finance cleaning, restoration or rehabilitation of footpaths

We are obliged, this year to raise our prices. The development of our races and the number of runners we manage – almost 7000 runners expected in 2014 – generates a significant rise in organisational costs in the sectors of security, welcome, logistics and transport. In order to continue guaranteeing the highest level of organisation of athletes and those accompanying them, as well as all our visitors, we have to strengthen our security and welcome plans and professionalize certain of our services. These decisions, added to the evolution of the fiscal rules to which we are subject, mean that we need to increase our budget. Despite this rise, the price we offer and notably the price per race kilometre is still one of the lowest in comparison with the price of the biggest international running events.

PTL™ - La Petite Trotte à Léon

Registration will be open on December 19th 2013 and will be closed when the event is full (maximum 100 teams).

It is open to teams of 2 or 3 persons of whom at least one must have finished, in the past, the UTMB® or the TOR DES GEANTS, or one of the previous PTL™. Dispensations may be granted upon the decision of the race direction upon presentation of a prize list for the last three years, as well as for holders of certificates for state or federal diplomas (high mountain guides, walking guides, instructors…)

The team leader (which is necessarily a UTMB®, Tor des Géants finisher, PTL™ or ...) makes the pre-registration for all his team at the same time.

Enrolment fees

2014 Enrolment fees :
PTL™ : 670 € / team
Of which 1.5 euro per person is an éco participation to finance cleaning, restoration or rehabilitation of footpaths

Regulations

Qualifying

races

Solidarity

bibs