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18.06.2022

UTMB® World Series

mozart 100 by UTMB® has been one of the first events to become part in the UTMB® World Series which includes the best races held in exceptional places in the middle of unspoiled nature. The goal of the UTMB® World Series is to bring the trail running community together through a new, integrated sports system that is open to all.

The UTMB® World Series is made up of 4 levels: 

  • UTMB® World Series Finals
  • UTMB® World Series Majors
  • UTMB® World Series Events
  • UTMB® World Series Qualifiers

Many of the best international events on the planet are part of the series and each will provide exclusive access to the UTMB® World Series Finals, the UTMB® Mont-Blanc in Chamonix, France. Runners across the globe are invited to be part of it and to “meet your extraordinary”.

The three emblematic distances of the UTMB® Mont-Blanc, the OCC (50K), the CCC® (100K) and the UTMB® (100M), can only be accessed after participation in one of the UTMB® World Series Events or in the UTMB® World Series Majors. As birthplace of the legends of the sport, the UTMB® Mont Blanc will crown the men’s and women’s champions of the UTMB® World Series.

 

How to qualify for the UTMB® World Series Finals?

To gain access to the UTMB® World Series Finals, runners will have to qualify by taking part in the UTMB® World Series Majors or UTMB® World Series Events over a period of 15 months.

  • The top 10 male and top 10 female runners in each of the 50K, 100K and 100M categories at the UTMB® World Series Majors will win a place for the next edition of the UTMB® World Series Finals race of the same category.
  • The top 3 male and top 3 female runners in each of the 50K, 100K and 100M categories at the UTMB® World Series Events will win a place for the next edition of the UTMB® World Series Finals race of the same category.

 

Running Stones

mozart 100 by UTMB® is a qualifying race in the 20K, 50K and 100K category. The race awards Running Stones to all finishers – with 1 Running Stone equivalent to 1 entry into the UTMB® World Series Finals entries lottery – giving runners the chance to be on the start line in UTMB® Mont-Blanc. Running Stones accumulate over time and each Running Stone gives an additional chance to be selected via the lottery.

 

KM

Category

 

Finisher mozart 100

108km

100K

3 Running Stones

Finisher mozart Ultra

78km

100K

3 Running Stones

Finisher mozart Marathon

42km

50K

2 Running Stones

Finisher mozart Light

31km

20K

1 Running Stone

Finisher mozart Half Marathon

21km

20K

1 Running Stone

 

 

UTMB® Index

The UTMB® Index is based on the sport’s first-ever ranking system and can be achieved by completing at least one UTMB® World Series Major, one UTMB® World Series Event, or taking part in one of thousands of UTMB® World Series Qualifier races across the world within the last 24 months. Runners will be able to evaluate and compare their performance level. Those with a UTMB® Index will have privileged access to register at UTMB® World Series Event or UTMB® World Series Major, regardless of their level, and will use their UTMB® Index to validate their entry into the UTMB® World Series Finals lottery.

 

Four categories based on the km-effort

There are four UTMB® World Series categories including 20K, 50K, 100K and 100M which are based on the km-effort, a globally recognized formula for measuring the race distance in trail running by considering both the distance and elevation gain to calculate the perceived distance.

 

Only runners who have acquired at least 1 Running Stone in the last two years are eligible to enter the OCC, CCC® or UTMB® lottery. Additionally, they must also own a valid UTMB® Index for the distance of their choice.

  • To enter the OCC lottery, runners must own a valid UTMB® Index in the 20K, 50K, 100K or 100M category
  • To enter the CCC® lottery, runners must own a valid UTMB® Index in the 50K, 100K or 100M category
  • To enter the UTMB® lottery, runners must own a valid UTMB® Index in the 100K or 100M category

 

For further information please refer to https://utmb.world/faq#Runners