SIDAS x UTMB®
So, what is the UTMB?
2000 volunteers from 15 countries and 18 French, Italian and Swiss municipalities of the Mont-Blanc region are working to ensure the success of the event and support the UTMB® runners. 20 000 supporters are coming to cheer on their loved ones and more than 50,000 spectators visit the show and take part in the activities in all the villages of the Pays du Mont-Blanc.
Head to Chamonix the last week of August to get involved in this unique and mythical adventure!
Our UK and International Sidas Athletes
The OCC® Race
Elsey ranking 9th, will be joined in a strong female field! Runner such as Allie McLaughlin (1), Anais Sabrie (2) and Luicille Germ of Team Sidas Matryx, and Sidas Spain athlete Virginia Perez Mesonero amongst the top female athletes taking part. We must note that in the mens field, Elsey's British Athleteics team mate, Robbie Simpson ranks 4th! Good Luck to them all!
The CCC® has been elevated from being the "little sister of the UTMB®" to becoming one of the most prestigious races in the world. The start line in the center of Courmayeur is tinged with an atmosphere that only Italians know how to create, a rare emotional moment to the music of Vangelis.
After the first kilometres on an original route - different from the UTMB® - the athletes will quickly climb to 2500m of altitude to enjoy exceptional landscapes, facing the Mont-Blanc and the Grandes Jorasses. The path to the Grand col Ferret (2537m) takesthe racers into Switzerland; La Fouly, Champex and Trient. Already in France but still so close to Switzerland, they will take in Vallorcine, before climbing up to Vallons des Chezerys, a true corner of paradise with a magnificent view over the Mont-Blanc chain. It is then time to finally reach the finish line in the heart of Chamonix.
Check out the UTMB® website for more information
In the shoes of the UTMB®
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