Vibram partner of UTMB 2019
From August 26th to September 1st, Vibram will take part in UTMB as sponsor for the 12th consecutive year, the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc, one of the most important trail running events in the world.
The UTMB is an important event for trailers from all over the world, both for world elite athletes and for enthusiasts. A week of mountain running competitions in the enchanted environment of the Mont Blanc massif, on long and challenging routes and in front of unique sceneries.
The UTMB event includes seven races:
- UTMB, 170 km, 10000 m D +. Departure from Chamonix on August 30, 6 pm
- PTL, in teams, 300 km and 25000 m D +. Departure from Chamonix on August 26, 8 am
- CCC, 101 km, 6100 m D +. Departure from Courmayeur on August 30, 9 am
- TDS, 145 km, 9100 m D +. Departure from Courmayeur on August 28, 4 am
- OCC, 55 km, 3500 m D +. Departure from Orsières on 29 August, 8.15 am
- MCC, 40 km, 2300 m D +. Departure from Martigny-Combe on 26 August, 10 am
- YCC (Youth Chamonix Courmayeur), for young people born between 1997 and 2005.
Vibram will be present with the Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab that will offer runners the chance to customize their trail running shoes with Vibram Litebase technology and Vibram Megagrip compound. In collaboration with Tecnica, an area dedicated to Vibram Megagrip and to Origin, the new Tecnica shoes, will be set up by the truck: it will be possible to test and customize this type of shoes.
Vibram will also be present at the Salon de L'Ultra Trail with a stand dedicated to Vibram FiveFingers and Vibram Furoshiki. Within the Salon, this year there will be the new Espace Tendances & Innovations: Vibram will set up an area dedicated to Vibram Litebase technology with totem and scales to discover and measure benefits.
Several athletes from the Trailrunning Team Vibram will be involved in the race:Javier Dominguez, Scotty Hawker, Uxue Fraile, Yulia Baykova and Juliette Blanchet will run the UTMB. Roberto Delorenzi, Natalia Mastrota and Marco Zanchi will deal with OCC.. The Trailrunning Team Vibram China will also be present with three athletes on the UTMB: Jing Zhao, Chan Gang and Li Jungfeng .