Nasce l'Ultra-Trail® World Tour che riunirà assieme, in un circuito di livello mondiale, le più emblematiche competizioni trail sulla distanza di 100 km ed oltre.
Nel 2014, si profilerà dunque, una sfida interessantissima ed avvicente che vedrà confrontarsi tra loro atleti al top del ranking mondiale del trail.
L'annuncio ufficiale è stato il 1° settembre 2013, in una conferenza stampa, inserita nel quadro dell emanifestazioni di contorno delThe North-Face Ultratrail du Mont Blanc 2013.
E' chiaro che la struttura organizzativa di queste gare di ultratrail si muoverà come una "machina da guerra" con perfetta efficienza, stabilendo - di fatto - un primato di qualità indiscutibile di fornte a qualsiasi tentativo di fare rientrare anche le corse trail di lunga di lunghissima distanta sotto l'egida delle Federazioni nazionali di Atletica e delle organizzazioni collegate.
Per l''Atletica è indubbiamente una grande occasione persa.
Otto eventi (sui dieci previsti) hanno già dato la loro adesione ufficiale.
World Tour: bringing together the most emblematic trails (of 100km or more) in the World.
The organizers of the most emblematic trail-running events announce the creation of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour.
From 2014, prestigious races such as The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run (USA), the Marathon des Sables (Morocco), The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (France, Italy, Switzerland), The North Face® Transgrancanaria (Spain), The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra-Trail (Italy), Vibram® Tarawera 100km Ultramarathon (New-Zealand), Vibram® Hong Kong 100 (Hong Kong, China), Ultra-Trail® Mont Fuji (Japan) will combine their energies to participate in and to promote the values of this sport.
Other emblematic races will soon be confirming their participation.
All these events, already open to the widest public, will offer everyone a unique chance, throughout the year, to discover different and varied lands.
The Ultra-Trail® World Tour will propose an international competitive circuit, in partnership with the International Trail Running Association (ITRA).
At the end of each event, each "finisher" will be awarded a number of points based on his or her result. In this way, each year a male and female Ultra-Trail® World Tour champion will be proclaimed.
With the goal of bringing together top athletes, a limited number of races will be labelled «Ultra-Trail® Series», and will have a more important weighting in the ranking..
In this way, each year a male and female Ultra-Trail® World Tour champion will be proclaimed.
All runners will be presented with a passport, which will acknowledge their "finisher" visas.
The organizers of:
- The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run
- Marathon des Sables
- The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®
- The North Face® Transgrancanaria
- The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra-Trail
- Vibram® Tarawera 100km Ultramarathon
- Vibram® Hong Kong 100
- Ultra-Trail® Mont. Fuji
ont annoncé ce jour à Chamonix leur participation à l'Ultra-Trail® World Tour 2014.
The races in the Ultra-Trail® World Tour, in their specific natures, illustrate all the diversity of trail: steep paths of the Alps, California trails, hills and beaches of Hong Kong, Moroccan desert...
The races many different formats will present participants with a real adaptation challengeBetween The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra-Trail and the Vibram® Tarawera 100km Ultramarathon, between the Ultra-Trail Mont Fuji and The North Face® Transgrancanaria, participants will need very different qualities to win, or simply to become a finisher.
While being fundamentally different, the Ultra-Trail® World Tour races will have common values, which they are proud to share and to promote. Ethics, equality in sports, self-respect, respect for others, for the Environment...
Taking part in the Ultra-Trail® World Tour will be the opportunity, throughout the years, to discover cultural and sporting differences. Every continent will be visited: Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania... providing opportunities to enhance their sporting culture, create new friendships, and to feed on emotions in order, one day perhaps, to be a "finisher" in all the events!
Simple criteria of eligibility
- Long distance trail running races of at least 100km.
- Emblematic venues.
- Popular races (around 500 runners minimum).
- International events (a minimum of 20 countries represented).
- Minimum 2 realized editions
An annual ranking for the award of the title of champion of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour
Any "Finisher", according to his performance, will be assigned a number of points and be integrated into the international rankings, updated for each race, and available online at www.ultratrailworldtour.com site.
The Ultra-Trail® World Tour will propose an international competitive circuit, in partnership with the International Trail Running Association (http://www.i-tra.org).
With the goal of bringing together top athletes, a limited number of races will be labelled «Ultra-Trail® Series». Only the 3 best results should be taken in consideration, with a maximum of 2 "Ultra-Trail® Series".
At the end of the year, after the last race, the titles of "Ultra-Trail® World Tour 2014" champion, male and female, will be awarded.
Who will win? Encourage your favorites!
A passport for all races. By the end of 2013, all runners planning to participate in one or more stages of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour can order their "Ultra-Trail® World Tour" passport on the www.ultratrailworldtour.com site.
Whenever they are "finishers" in a racing circuit, they receive a visa to stick in this passport.
Participation in one of these circuit races will automatically imply integration in the rankings for the Ultra-Trail® World Tour of the given year.
2014, a year full of promise
For its very first year, the Ultra-Trail® World Tour will be present on all the continents, with a dozen venues spaced out throughout the year.
The following have already been confirmed:
- January 18th: Vibram® Hong Kong 100 (Hong Kong, China)
- March 1st: The North Face® Transgrancanaria (Spain)
- March 15th: Vibram® Tarawera 100km Ultramarathon (New Zealand)
- April 4th to 14th: Marathon des Sables (Morocco)
- April 25th to 26th: Ultra-Trail Mt.Fuji® (Japan)
- June 27th to 29th: The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail (Italy)
- June 29th: The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run (USA)
- August 29th: The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (France, Italy, Switzerland)
Other emblematic races will soon be confirming their participation.
The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run (USA) Venue: Squaw Valley, California (USA) Year of creation: 1973 Next event: June 28th-29th 2014 Web: www.wser.org Your contact: Craig Thornley - firstname.lastname@example.org
Marathon des Sables
Venue: South Sahara (Morocco) Year of creation: 1985 Next event: April 4th-14th 2014 Web: www.marathondessables.com Your contact: Patrick Bauer - email@example.com
The North Face® Ultra-Trail® du Mont-Blanc®
Venue: Chamonix, Courmayeur (Switzerland, France, Italy) Year of creation: 2003 Next event: last weekend of August 2014 Web: www.ultratrailmb.com Your contact: Catherine Poletti - firstname.lastname@example.org
The North Face® Transgrancanaria
Venue: Gran Canaria island, Canary Islands (Spain) Year of creation: 2003 Next event: March 1st 2014 Web: www.transgrancanaria.net Your contact: Fernando González Díaz - email@example.com
The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail Venue: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Dolomites (Italy) Year of creation: 2007 Next event: June 27th to 29th Web: www.ultratrail.it Your contact: Cristina Murgia - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vibram® Tarawera 100km Ultramarathon Venue: Bay of Plenty, North Island (New Zealand) Year of creation: 2009 Next event: March 15th 2014 Web: www.taraweraultra.com.nz Your contact: Paul Charteris - email@example.com
Vibram® Hong Kong 100 Venue: Hong Kong, China Year of creation: 2011 Next event: January 18th 2014 Web: www.vibramhk100.com/ Your contact: Janet Ng - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ultra-Trail Mt.Fuji® Venue: Yamanashi, Chubu (Japan) Year of creation: 2012 Next event: April 25th-26th 2014 Web: www.ultratrailmtfuji.com Your contact: Tsutomu MIURA - email@example.com
About the Ultra-Trail® World Tour
The Ultra-Trail® World Tour goals are:
- To promote a varied offer of races adapted to all runners, proposing several distances, venues and spectacular and divers environments, with different difficulties and technical challenges
- To ensure the promotion and development of major events in long-distance trail-running (Trail Ultra XL)
- To encourage the participation of athletes at all levels in the races of its circuit, from beginner to elite athlete.
- The Ultra-Trail® World Tour is a partner of the International Trail Running Association (ITRA).
Contacts Fabrice PERRIN, Operations Manager
Mobile: +33 6 22 56 06 66 Mail: fabrice@ultratrailworldtour.
Jean-Charles PERRIN, Development Manager Mobile: +33 6 14 34 81 80 Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet : www.ultratrailworldtour.com