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  • Distance 10 Km
  • Elevation 250 MT+
  • KM-Effort 12.5 Km-E
  • Date From September 26 to August 31
  • Participants 955
  • Finishers 442
  • Status Over

When nature calls

Just because our favourite trail running event of the year has been cancelled doesn’t mean we’re not getting outside. Join athletes, trail runners and outdoor lovers all over the world on our UTMB® for the Planet Challenge. Lace up your shoes and take on the Challenge with us. 10km and 250d+ over two days. Run, walk or crawl. Alone or with friends... Just GO OUTSIDE. By taking on the challenge, try to win one of our 10 official Columbia Montrail Team outfits worth 300€.

When nature calls... answer.


Columbia has been UTMB presenting partner since 2016. Columbia, the flagship brand of Portland, Oregon-based Columbia Sportswear Company, has been creating innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for outdoor enthusiasts since 1938. We have become a leading global brand by channeling our passion for the outdoors and an innovative spirit into technologies and performance products that keep people warm, dry, cool and protected in the outdoors year-round.

"UTMB® FOR THE PLANET" Regulations Challenge COLUMBIA

COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR, in partnership with UTMB® GROUP organizes the challenge COLUMBIA as part of the UTMB® for the Planet project.

Challenge overview

From August 28 to August 30, 2020, the following challenge will be open for runners to be completed over 2 runs maximum.

  • 10 km / 250 D+
  • Or 12.5 km/effort

Runners can take part in the "UTMB® FOR THE PLANET" challenge Columbia wherever they are, using their own tracking tool. They will then upload their activities or GPX tracks on the official platform and find their results there.

Liability and Insurance

You are responsible for your own race and GPS / tracking system.

This is not an official competition, it is a virtual, individual and free operation. Consequently, all runners participate under their own responsibility. Physical activity requires good training and all participants declare that they are healthy and fit for the challenge. By subscribing to the operation, you expressly agree to participate under your own responsibility. You expressly agree to release the organization from any and all liability in connection with your athletic activities and you also agree that in no event shall the organization be liable to you or any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the "UTMB® FOR THE PLANET" challenge.

Sporting rules
Being Finisher :
  • 10 km / 250 m D+.
  • 12.5km/effort

*Kilometer-effort: for every 100 m gain in elevation, one kilometer is added to the distance of the course.

For example:

  • For a distance of 170km and 1000m of D+, we count 170 + 10 = 180 km/effort
  • For a distance of 80km and 6000m of D+, we count 80 + 60 = 140km/effort.
  • The challenge must be completed by walking/running
  • The ranking is calculated on the overall timing on the basis of the GPX tracks provided between the first start and the last finish. Thus, runners who choose to complete the challenges in one single run will be ahead of those who have completed the challenges in several runs.
  • In the event of a tie, the activity time (= time in motion) will be taken into consideration.

The winners will be selected via a lottery among all the finishers of the Columbia challenge. Answer on August 31, 2020.

Geolocation data

The geolocation data that the organization may collect will be used only for the purpose of validating the performance and will be considered as personal data. This information is subject to the same rules as other personal data in terms of access rights for modification and storage duration.

Protection of personal data

Participation in the "UTMB® FOR THE PLANET" challenge COLUMBIA implies the express and unreserved acceptance of these rules, of the privacy and data use policy and any instructions sent by the organizer to the participants.


According to the French law "Informatique et liberté" of 6 August 1978, you have the right to access and rectify any information concerning you. This information is only used within the organization and concerns technical data such as your e-mail address. The organization does not use your data for any other purpose. In accordance with the law, each participant has the right to access and rectify any information concerning him/her.

The original version of this document (UTMB® for the planet regulations) is in French. In the event of inconsistency or discrepancy between the French version and any of the other linguistic versions of this regulations, the French version shall prevail.

Final ranking
Rank Bib Name Nationality Cat Rank sex Rank cat. Progression Time
1 743 Olivier DARNEY
France France
V1 M 1 1 100% 00:39:56 See dashboard
2 897 Noriaki YOKOUCHI
France Japan
V1 M 2 2 100% 00:44:26 See dashboard
3 611 Ronal SIERRA ROCHA
France Colombia
SE M 3 1 100% 00:47:59 See dashboard
4 915 Bernard VANDAMME
France Belgium
V1 M 4 3 100% 00:48:36 See dashboard
5 668 Takatoshi YAMAHIRA
France Japan
V1 M 5 4 100% 00:49:57 See dashboard
6 878 Eric SCHMEHL
France United States of America
V1 M 6 5 100% 00:50:17 See dashboard
7 730 Alexandre BOURGEOIS
France France
SE M 7 2 100% 00:50:27 See dashboard
8 627 Steven BETTISON
France United Kingdom
V1 M 8 6 100% 00:52:24 See dashboard
9 440 John MARGUET
France France
V1 M 9 7 100% 00:52:56 See dashboard
10 94 Nicolas EXTIER
France France
V1 M 10 8 100% 00:53:52 See dashboard