Vietnam Jungle Marathon 2018, now qualifying race for UTMB

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in News | No Comments

Good news for all you Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB)  points seekers – Vietnam Jungle Marathon is an official UTMB qualifying race!

The points are the following:

70 Km = 4 points
42 Km = 2 points
25km = 1 point

This is not just a great opportunity for our runners to gain points and hopefully to join UTMB race, but also a recognition of VJM quality (and difficulty) as a jungle race.

(1) A qualifying race is a race which allows, according to its difficulty, the acquisition of between 1 and 6 qualification points. Only trail races can be qualifying races.

(2) The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (also referred to as UTMB) is a single-stage mountain ultra marathon.

It takes place once a year on either the last weekend in August or the first weekend of September in the Alps, and follows the route of the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. It has a distance of approximately 166 kilometres (103 mi), and a total elevation gain of around 9,600 m.

  • To register for the UTMB®, it is necessary to have a minimum of 15 points from a maximum of 3 races.

Please read more about the rules of Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® here