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How to Follow UTMB

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This week thousands of runners and their friends and families will be descending on Chamonix to run or support one of the UTMB races. If you’re not lucky enough to be there you can still follow all of the action from your armchair and cheer on the favourites. And you’ll save yourself hundreds of pounds in air fare, hotels, overpriced tartiflette and impulsive expo purchases in the process.

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Here’s how to follow UTMB from home:

Here’s the UTMB Live page, a kind of dashboard so you can get a snapshot of what’s going on at any time during the whole week  There’s a countdown to the start of each race, you can follow the leaders here and you can also put in a runner’s name to follow them live. If you love to dot watch, you’ll be glued to this all week!

Here is UTMB TV, which is self-explanatory! There will be live coverage of all the race starts, they will follow the race leaders and you’ll be able to see the winners crossing the finish line. There are even channels for each race. They will also provide highlights throughout the week, with continuous coverage from August 26th to September 1st.

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Fans in the UK and Ireland will be able to watch all the UTMB® races across four days streaming and follow the exclusive action on mobile, tablet, laptop or their TV sets via endurance sports TV. The 2019 UTMB® LIVE stream will start on Wednesday 28th August, more details on https://watch.endurancesports.tv/ultra-trail-du-mont-blanc-r

As is the way of the modern world, Twitter and Facebook will also provide the latest news. We (@run247com) will be tweeting as much as we can and the usual channels such as irunfar will keep you up to date.

Here’s a timetable for what’s happening throughout the week:

Sunday, August 25th – Chamonix
13:00 – 17:00: Bib pickup for PTL
14:00 – 19:00: Bib pickup for MCC
17:00 – 18:00: Briefing PTL at ENSA
18:00 – 20:00: Bib pickup for MCC in Martigny-Combe

Monday, August 26th – Martigny-Combe and Chamonix
08:00: Start, PTL®, Chamonix (France)
10:00: Start, MCC, Martigny-Combe (Switzerland)
13:00: First MCC finishers
19:30: MCC prize-giving
20:00: Last MCC finishers

Tuesday, August 27th – Chamonix
13:00-19:00: Salon Ultra-Trail® expo village and bib pickup for the TDS®
14:00-20:00: Bib pickup for the TDS® in Courmayeur

Wednesday, August 28th – Courmayeur (Italy) and Chamonix
04:00: Start, TDS®, Courmayeur
10:00: Start, YCC, Courmayeur
10:00-20:00: Salon Ultra-Trail® expo village and bib pickup for the OCC
10.20: First YCC finishers
14:00-20:00 Bib pickup for UTMB and CCC in Chamonix
18:00-20:00: Bib pickup for the OCC in Orsières
23:00: First TDS® finishers

Thursday, August 29th – Chamonix
08:15: Start, OCC, Orsières (Switzerland)
All day long, runners finishing the TDS®
10:00-19:00: Salon Ultra-Trail® expo village and bib pickup for the CCC® and UTMB®
13:30: First OCC finishers
16:00-18:00: Official ceremony/presentation of athletes
16:00-20:00: Bib pickup for the CCC® and UTMB® in Courmayeur
18:00-19:00: hour of solidarity
19:30: OCC prize-giving
20:00: TDS prize-giving
22:00: Last TDS finishers
22.45: Last OCC finishers

Friday, August 30th – Courmayeur and Chamonix
09:00: Start, CCC®, Courmayeur (Italy)
10:00-14:00: Salon Ultra-Trail® expo village
18:00: Start, UTMB®
20:00: First CCC® finishers

Saturday, August 31st – Chamonix
All morning long, runners finishing the CCC®
11:00: CCC prize-giving
12:00: Last CCC finishers
14:45: First UTMB® finishers

Sunday, September 1st – Chamonix
All day long, runners finishing the UTMB®
11:30-12:00: winners interview
12:30: UTMB prize-giving (category)
16:00: UTMB prize-giving (general ranking)
16:00: official UTMB® closing ceremony
16:30: last runners finishing the UTMB® & PTL
17:30: PTL prize-giving

It’s going to be a really exciting week, which may well make you want to go and do one of the races next year. Here’s our guide if you do!

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