15 Facts about the UTMB 2017 -

Did you get a place in the ballot for one of the 2017 UTMB races? Taking place in the Alps at the end of August this is the world’s most famous trail running festival.

Impress your ultra-running friends with these 15 facts you probably didn’t know about the 2017 UTMB…


  • The UTMB®weekend consists of five races (the UTMB®, CCC®, TDS®, OCC and PTL®) ranging from 56km to 290 km
  • Around 8000 competitors will take part
  • The UTMB races take place between August 28th and September 3rd 2017
  • This will be the 15th edition of the UTMB
  • There are participants from 92 countries taking part, including from Cambodia, Costa Rica, Gambia and Mauritius.
  • There was an 15% increase in runners from the USA to 212
  • The growing interest in trial running in Asia has seen a huge jump in competitors from China from 185 in 2016 to 301 in 2017
  • The top 10 Countries represented:

France                         37.8% (3516 runners)
Spain                           9.8% (911)
Italy                             8.8% (815)
United Kingdom          5.6% (524)
Japan                          3.4% (318)
China                           3.2% (301)
Belgium                       2.9% (266)
United States              2.3% (212)
Switzerland                 2.2% (206)
Poland                         2.2% (202)

  • 85% of runners are men and 15% women
  • 5% of UTMB runners and 23% of OCC runners are women
  • The average age of male runners is 42
  • The average age of female runners is 41
  • The oldest competitor running in the UTMB is 75
  • The youngest runner in the UTMB will be 20 – the youngest in the history of the event
  • The oldest competitor in all races will take part in the OCC at the age of 86

The Profeet team wish everyone with a place in this year’s UTMB races the best of luck.


Profeet can help you chose the right trail shoe and look at custom insoles and exercises to help you get through the race and reduce the risk of injury.


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