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How to follow the The North Face® Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc®

by Press Release
Thursday 14th August 2014
Tags  The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc   |   The North Face   |   ULTRA-TRAIL DU MONT-BLANC   |   UTMB   |   TDS   |   CCC   |   OCC   |   PTL

Race feature: With just 13 days to go until race-day, here are some great tips on how to follow The North Face® Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc® - Chamonix, August 25 - 31, 2014

For this, the twelfth year of the event, 7500 runners are taking part in of one of the 5 events : the UTMB®, CCC®, PTL®, TDS®, or OCC. Five acronyms which resonate internationally. Coming from all the corners of the globe the international elite are gathering to share the same adventure as the unknowns, along the same paths and under the same rules. This proximity between the elite and unknown runners, and also with the volunteers, is the key to this shared passion. Even if the levels of performance are different, everybody experiences intense moments of elation in the heart of exceptional landscapes, a true challenge after months of preparation.

On the internet

Race website: www.ultratrailmb.com

Web tv: on www.ultratrail.tv/en

Throughout the week, broadcasting of all the important moments: start of the races, news, live coverage, interviews, round table discussions, conferences, films... Four webcams will be positioned along the route and at the finish so all the runners can be seen.

LiveTrail®, which is the best way of following on-line

  • Follow each runner on-line stage by stage with an indication of their arrival time at the following points (this allows you to see the passage of your favourites on the webcam)
  • The possibility of determining a list of favourites to follow
  • Follow the race leader on-line stage by stage
  • Follow all runners via text message (SMS), stage by stage: subscription possible as from August 10th
  • Live results and statistics         

On Facebook and Twitter ! News posted instantaneously

Follow the runners on their Facebook walls: points of passage will be posted automatically via an application developed by The North Face® and fed by the information supplied by LiveTrail® (by subscription)

NeXXtep Sport: www.nexxtep.fr/UTMB/EN/

  • Follow on-line the  PTL® teams live via  GPS tags at www.ultratrailmb.com
  • Follow the race leader live on-line
  • Follow live runners who have rented GPS tags on the UTMB® / CCC® / TDS® / OCC
  • Rental and reservation at www.ultratrailmb.com

Follow family or friends via text message (SMS)

This is a personalised accompanying person's page  (registration at www.ultratrailmb.com) which allows the reception via text message of information concerning the passage of a runner at a control point, an estimation of their arrival time at the next village (payable service).

Other services : the reception of official information sent to runners and volunteers: weather warnings, advice, route changes, changes to time barriers, state of traffic (free service).

Follow the races and move around Mont-Blanc

Urban Pulse, the new generation mobility application for a better experience of your Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®. To make your life easier , Urban Pulse regroups all the information so that you can experience the  The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® from the inside: the event programme, animations in the communes, transport solutions, race-bib distribution area, the following and finish of the race leaders, the Ultra-Trail® Salon times, timetables and bus stops for the buses and shuttle buses, free parking, ... but also, all the areas likely to welcome you...

Urban Pulse is totally dynamic and interactive :

  • To follow the runners and find the most practical shuttle buses to take you to refreshment posts, or to estimate the travel time by car which allows you, combined with the Live Trail® information, to organise your personal programme for following the race.
  • In the case of a change to the programme, Urban Pulse will immediately give all the new information.
  • And if you have a problem locating your friends, each of them can send you their location !


In each community, in each country, the The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® races are an occasion for great entertainment. Concerts, soirées, musical ambulations...

Find out more at at : http://www.ultratrailmb.com/page/54/Animations.html

Conferences at the Ultra-Trail ® Salon (in French)


  • 10:30 - 12:00 Corinne Peirano: "The impact of food on the brain and lucidity when racing (staying awake, preventing hypoglycemia etc.)."
  • 14:30 - 16:00  Jean-Christophe Beche: Président of the association for prevention and rescue - La Chamoniarde "Trail-running and the high mountains: what limits?"
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Rémy Hurdiel: "Managing the lack of sleep during ultra-endurance events: how and why?"


  • 10:30 - 12:00 Béatrice Mercier: "The lack of oxygen in the high mountain, a true challenge for the trail-runner"
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Patrick Basset: "The pathologies and dangers of self-medication."


The Mini Ultra-Trail® - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

So as to share their parents passion, around 800 children will run one of the six mini races : from 3 to 13 years of age on the champ du Savoy in Chamonix.

More information at : www.ultratrailmb.com/page/156/Mini

Schedule of events

Monday August 25th - Chamonix
17:30 : Start of the PTL

Wednesday August 27th - Courmayeur et Chamonix
07:00 : Start of the TDS, Courmayeur (Italy)
Ultra-Trail® Salon
22:00 : First TDS™ finishers

Thursday August 28th - Chamonix
08:00 : Start of the OCCOrsières (Switzerland)
All day, finishers of the TDS™
Ultra-Trail® Salon
TDS™ Prize Giving

Friday August 30th - Courmayeur and Chamonix
07:00 : First PTL™ finishers
09:00 : Start of the CCC®, Courmayeur (Italy)
Ultra-Trail® Salon
17:30 : Start of the UTMB®
20:30 : First CCC® finishers

Saturday August 30th - Chamonix
All morning, arrival of CCC®  finishers
CCC® Prize giving
14:00 : First UTMB® finishers

Sunday August 31st - Chamonix
All day, arrival of UTMB® finishers
14:30 : Last PTL™ finishers
UTMB® Prize giving
The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® official closing ceremony
14:30 : Last finishers of the UTMB®


Find out more at: www.ultratrailmb.com/page/88/To_follow_the_race.html  


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