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The North Face® Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc® has a new little (Swiss) sister!

by Editor
Friday 6th September 2013

Race news: The North Face ® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® ads a 50 kilometre event to it's portfolio

During the last week of August, trail runners from around the world run across borders around Mont-Blanc between France, Italy and Switzerland in one of the four events of The North Face ® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® offering distances beyond 100km. 

What was missing from the programme was a race that starts in Switzerland! Such a race will now be included in the 2014 edition, after the announcement of the OCC (Orsières-Champex-Chamonix).

At 50 kilometres this new event will be a little less 'ultra' than the other four races and accessible to those who want to start to participate in The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®

The race will start from Orsières, located south-west of the township in the Val d'Entremont. This valley offers unique landscapes and final needles last spurs of t ... The route of the OCC will take runners into the unique landscape along the eastern flanks of Mont-Blanc which form the French-Swiss border, before joining the last part of the course of the UTMB ® and the CCC ® at Champex.

  • Name: OCC (Orsières - Champex - Chamonix)
  • Start: Orsières
  • Finish: Chamonix
  • Date: Thursday of the week of The North Face ® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc ®
  • Distance: 50 km
  • Ascent: 3100 meters
  • No qualification points required
  • Points earned for finishers: 1 point
  • Maximum number of participants: 1000


Check out www.ultratrailmb.com for more information in due course


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