The UTMB World Series has announced its full 25-event calendar for 2022, with the addition of three further fixtures.
The Transvulcania by UTMB in Spain, Kullamannen by UTMB in Sweden, and Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko by UTMB in Australia complete the list of events confirmed for the inaugural edition of the global series.
The new series will take place over 16 different countries and present qualifying opportunities for the UTMB World Series Finals, the flagship UTMB Mont Blanc event.
The top three male and female finishers in the 50km, 100km and 100-mile categories will win automatic entry into the corresponding final (OCC, CCC or UTMB), while regular runners will be able to collect "running stones" which can be used as entries into the UTMB Mont-Blanc lottery.
The series will get under way with Croatia’s biggest trail running race, Istria 100 by UTMB, from April 7-10. More than 2000 runners are expected to line up.
Marie Sammons, UTMB World Series Sport and Regeneration Director, said: “The calendar for 2022 is exceptional and we are really excited to be working with such dedicated race organisers around the world who share our vision for excellence, inclusivity, camaraderie and accessibility. With 25 events in 2022, both amateur and elite runners around the world will be able to find a UTMB World Series event closer to them, which for many will be the start of the journey to UTMB Mont-Blanc and the finals. We look forward to welcoming athletes from across the globe to an event soon, and to delivering an unforgettable experience at the best races and in the most striking locations.”
UTMB® World Series 2022 calendar of events*
Istria 100 by UTMB (Croatia), 7-10 April
Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB, (USA) 23 April
Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB (Australia), 12-15 May
Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB (France), 11 June
mozart 100™ by UTMB (Austria), 18 June
La Sportiva® Lavaredo Ultra Trail® by UTMB (Italy), 23-26 June
Trail 100 Andorra™ by UTMB (Andorra), 24-26 June
Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run (USA), 25-26 June
Ultra-Trail Snowdonia by UTMB, (Wales), 1-3 July
Restonica Trail by UTMB (France) 7-9 July
Val d'Aran by UTMB (Spain), 7-10 July (MAJOR)
Trail Verbier Saint-Bernard by UTMB, (Switzerland), 8-10 July
Eiger Ultra Trail by UTMB, (Switzerland), 15-17 July
Speedgoat Mountain Races by UTMB (USA), 22-23 July
Wildstrubel by UTMB, (Switzerland), 8-11 September
Julian Alps Trail Run by UTMB, (Slovenia), 16-18 September
Nice Côte d’Azur by UTMB (France), 22-25 September
Transvulcania by UTMB (Spain), 20-23 October
Puerto Vallarta México by UTMB (Mexico), 28-30 October
TransLantau™ by UTMB (Hong Kong), 4-6 November (MAJOR)
Kullamannen by UTMB (Sweden) 4-6 November
Thailand by UTMB (Thailand), 10-13 December
Kosciusko by UTMB (Australia), 15-18 December
Panda Trail by UTMB (China), dates TBC*
UTMB Mont-Blanc (France, Switzerland, Italy) 22-28 August (FINALS FROM 2023)