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Panda Trail by UTMB® Challenge

Panda Trail by UTMB® Challenge

Panda Trail by UTMB® is challenging you to join them and run 26km with 1,500 metres of elevation gain with a top prize of entry into the race of your choice at Panda Trail by UTMB® 2021, as well as accommodation. There are also 30 extra bibs up for grabs.
  • Distance 26 Km
  • Elevation 1500 MT+
  • KM-Effort 41 Km-E
  • Date From November 08 to November 22
  • Participants 725
  • Finishers 536
  • Status Over

The first ever edition of Panda Trail by UTMB® will take place from 20-22 November 2020 in China’s Dujiangyan region and we are inviting you to join the runners virtually to complete your own Panda Trail by UTMB® adventure.

Based on the Little Panda Trail race, Panda Trail by UTMB® challenges you to complete 26km with 1,500 metres of elevation gain in 14 days from wherever you are in the world.

All Finishers will be entered into a draw with the top prize being entry into the race your choice at Panda Trail by UTMB® 2021 plus accommodation. There are also 30 entry bibs up for grabs. Get your running shoes on and join thousands of runners today to celebrate this brand new UTMB® event.


About Panda Trail by UTMB®

The inaugural event will be based around one of most famous Taoist mountains in China, Qingcheng Mountain in Dujiangyan city and Wenchuan County in the Sichuan province. Located in the southwest of the country, the Sichuan Province is one the largest in China and the gateway to Tibet and where Tibetans, the Yi, the Hui, the Han and other ethnic groups live. Known as the Country of Heaven thanks to its world heritage irrigation system and as the Sunshine Valley due to its mild temperatures throughout the year, runners will have the chance to experience colourful historic towns, delicious spicy Sichuanese food, incredible temples, bamboo forests and of course the Giant Panda that the region is famous for. Chengdu International Airport (CTU) is located just an hour’s drive from Dujiangyan in Sichuan and is the fourth largest hub in mainland China with direct flights to most major North American cities and European capitals. There will be four distances to attract runners of different abilities; 120 km, 106km, 49km and 26km.


To become a Finisher, you must run 26 km with 1,500 meters of elevation gain or the equivalent of 41 Kilometer-effort. Kilometer-effort means that for any gain of 100m in elevation, one kilometer is added to the distance of the route.
The Virtual Race must be completed by walking/running (max speed of 22 km/h max) and outdoors.
The Virtual Race can be completed over several runs or in one go.


The ranking is calculated on the overall timing on the basis of the GPX tracks provided between the first run (start) and the last run (finish). Thus, runners who choose to complete the Virtual Race in one single run will be ahead of those who have completed the it in several runs.
In the event of a tie, the activity time (= time in motion) will be taken into consideration.


Every runner who completes the Panda Trail by UTMB® Virtual Challenge will be entered into a special draw to win the top prize of entry into the race of the winners’ choice at Panda Trail by UTMB® 2021 plus accommodation during their visit. There are also 30 extra entry bibs available for entry into race of the winners’ choice at Panda Trail by UTMB® 2021. All winners will need to have their qualifying points up to date to take the start of this race. Winners must confirm their choice of race at Panda Trail by UTMB® 6 months prior to the race start. They cannot change the distance after registering. The winners cannot transfer their prize for the entry to another person. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash.

Liability and Insurance:

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

Final ranking
Rank Bib Name Nationality Cat Rank sex Rank cat. Progression Time Activity Time
1 70 Jason WEST
France Canada
V1 M 1 1 100% 02:50:06 02:50:06 See dashboard
2 619 Eric SCHMEHL
France United States of America
V1 M 2 2 100% 02:53:28 02:53:28 See dashboard
3 541 Candide GABIOUD
France Switzerland
SE M 3 1 100% 02:53:42 02:53:42 See dashboard
France Austria
V2 M 4 1 100% 03:00:55 03:00:55 See dashboard
5 215 Igor RUBBO
France Italy
V2 M 5 2 100% 03:10:27 03:10:27 See dashboard
France United States of America
V2 M 6 3 100% 03:10:58 03:10:58 See dashboard
7 35 Zdeněk PELÍŠEK
France Czech Republic
SE M 7 2 100% 03:11:22 03:11:22 See dashboard
France Italy
SE M 8 3 100% 03:14:14 03:14:14 See dashboard
9 185 Vitor COELHO
France Portugal
V1 M 9 3 100% 03:15:34 03:15:34 See dashboard
10 275 Luca COMBA
France Italy
V2 M 10 4 100% 03:24:46 03:24:46 See dashboard