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Courmayeur Mont Blanc Challenge

Courmayeur Mont Blanc Challenge

  • Distance 18.2 Km
  • Elevation 1611 MT+
  • KM-Effort 34.31 Km-E
  • Date From September 25 to November 01
  • Participants 857
  • Finishers 601
  • Status Over

Courmayeur Mont Blanc challenges you to cover a distance of 18,2 km with an elevation of 1611m in an attempt to be a finisher and receive a special Courmayeur Mont blanc bag. This challenge can be achieved virtually, but also in real-time if you are in Courmayeur before November 1st!

18,2 km and 1611m elevation gain is the distance to be covered to Val Sapin, Tsapy, Curru, Col Sapin, Armina, Balconata Ferret, Leuchey, Bertone, the spectacular balcony from where you can admire the whole Mont Blanc massif. If you are lucky enough to be in Courmayeur Mont Blanc, this route will enable you to discover or rediscover the valley and its villages along legendary trails at the foot of highest peak of Europe.


About Courmayeur

Courmayeur Mont Blanc is a traditional yet sophisticated resort full of history and charm and surrounded by a spectacular landscape. The pedestrian-only streets of the town center offer superb shopping, world-class restaurants and bars, a fantastic choice of accommodation for all budgets and a fabulous après-ski scene. The resort is renowned as a gourmet hotspot known for its local alpine dishes and for hosting many celebrity chefs. Tradition and good food, sport and entertainment, relax and leisure, shopping and alpine culture, Courmayeur celebrates the Italian art of living surrounded by the exceptional Mont-Blanc landscape. Pure, authentic, elegant, traditional, cosmopolitan, energetic and revitalizing: these are some of the multiple shades that reflect the soul of Courmayeur Mont Blanc, a unique place to recharge your batteries and find yourself, following the rhythm of nature. Further information on

UTMB® FOR THE PLANET Regulations Challenge Courmayeur Mont Blanc

UTMB® GROUP in partnership with Courmayeur Mont Blanc (Centro Servizi Courmayeur s.r.l) organizes the challenge Courmayeur Mont Blanc as part of the UTMB® for the Planet project.

Challenge overview

From September 25th to November 1st 2020, the following challenge will be open for runners to be completed.Come experience autumn at its peak in Courmayeur. Run into it!

  • 18.2 km / 1611 D+
  • Or 34.31 km/effort

Runners can take part in the "UTMB® FOR THE PLANET" challenge Courmayeur Mont Blanc wherever they are, using their own tracking tool. Then they will 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 :
  • 18,2 km / 1611 D+
  • Or 34.31 km/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.

All finishers will receive a special Courmayeur Mont Blanc bag at Courmayeur Sport Center in Dolonne (Via dello Stadio 2 ), until the 10/01/2021

UTMB® will organize a lottery with some prizes given by Courmayeur Mont Blanc.

  • 1 Courmayeur Mont Blanc Funivie ski pass
  • 1 Skyway ticket to admire Mont Blanc from its highest peak
  • 1 QC Terme di Pré Saint Didier ticket
  • 1 tasting and 1 box of bottles from the prestigious Cave Mont Blanc

Those prizes are not transferable to third parties or traded on money prizes.

Geolocation data

The geolocation data that the organization, UTMB® GROUP, 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.UTMB® GROUP undertakes to comply with the EU 679/2016 (GDPR)

Protection of personal data

Participation in the "UTMB® FOR THE PLANET" Challenge Courmayeur implies the express and unreserved acceptance of these rules of the privacy and data use policy and any instructions sent by the organizer, UTMB® GROUP, to the participants.UTMB® GROUP undertakes to comply with the EU 679/2016 (GDPR).The data controller of the data is solely the UTMB® GROUP.UTMB® GROUP will only provide Courmayeur Mont Blanc with the winners’ data of the challenge in order to deliver rewards.


According to the French data protection act of June 1st, 2019, you have: the right to rectification, right to erasure, right of restriction of processing, right to data portability, right to object, right to withdraw data protection consent for 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 or does not operate profiling activities with personal data . 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 Activity Time
1 373 Julien PICHARD
France France
V1 M 1 1 100% 01:52:53 01:52:53 See dashboard
2 827 Noriaki YOKOUCHI
France Japan
V1 M 2 2 100% 01:54:23 01:54:23 See dashboard
France Spain
V1 M 3 3 100% 02:33:58 02:33:58 See dashboard
4 710 Kjartan GUÐMUNDSSON
France Iceland
V1 M 4 4 100% 02:39:31 02:39:31 See dashboard
5 638 Gonzalo PEREZ ESCODA
France Argentina
V1 M 5 5 100% 02:42:01 02:42:01 See dashboard
6 580 Eric SCHMEHL
France United States of America
V1 M 6 6 100% 02:42:02 02:42:02 See dashboard
7 702 Teddy PONTONNIER
France France
V1 M 7 7 100% 02:48:27 02:48:27 See dashboard
8 65 Boris DEHALU
France Belgium
SE M 8 1 100% 02:53:31 02:53:31 See dashboard
9 654 Lem Chee NG
France Malaysia
V1 M 9 8 100% 02:55:23 02:55:23 See dashboard
10 552 Tengis ALTAN-OD
France Mongolia
SE M 10 2 100% 03:02:41 03:02:41 See dashboard