TRAIL VERBIER SAINT BERNARD BY UTMB 2022: 90 DAYS TO GO!
Trail Verbier Saint-Bernard by UTMB® – which will be taking place from July 8 to 10, 2022 – is indeed a unique race, with its steep terrain and vertical ascents.
TRAIL VERBIER SAINT BERNARD BY UTMB 2022
140KM| 76KM | 45KM | 26KM
When you think about big ascents in trail running races, it’s impossible not to think about the infamous slopes of Trail Verbier Saint Bernard by UTMB®.
Created in 2009, this adventure through the Swiss Alps is one of those classics you have to check off once in your life.
Over the years, the organizers have been able to make their mark and continue innovating in order to “offer a new lease of life to this event, which will always maintain its core values and its roots in the region. The event is supported by committed volunteers who give it its authentic character, which has been widely praised by those who have already honored us by coming to run it,” explains Tiphaine Artur and Matthieu Girard, co-presidents of the event.
With less than 90 days to go until the start of the event, there are still a few spots available to enter the following races, which will no doubt leave their mark on every runner’s body and mind.
TRAIL VERBIER SAINT BERNARD BY UTMB 2022: THE RACES
The Col des Chevaux has become part of the race from this year – a change that makes the route even more Alpine! Starting at La Fouly, the runners are directed to the sublime Lacs de Fenêtre, the Col du Grand St-Bernard, the Col des Chevaux and the Col de Mille; and the race then continues past Panossière in its wonderful setting.
The view of the Grand Combin (4314m) and the crossing of the Corbassière footbridge (190m long) are the high points of the X-Traversée. The ascent of the 1200m “wall” is the final challenge in this magnificent route. Time allowed: 15h Running Stones: 2
For this year the additional 600m to Mt Rogneux is now fully part of the main race and the shorter route becomes the alternative. Both Marathons start in Liddes and the main race will continue up to the top of Mt Rogneux (3084m).
The trail then goes down alongside some mountain lakes to reach the Brunet hut where the race continues towards Panossières, with its suspension bridge and its glaciers. At the end of the trail, you’ll still have to face the wall: the Lourtier-La Chaux ascent to be allowed to go down to Verbier and pass the finish line. Time allowed: 15h Running Stones: 2
This race has been especially designed as an introduction to trail running. It is suitable for any kind of runners and isn’t technically too difficult, while offering superb and extensive views of Verbier.
The race starts from the centre of the resort then, after a first climb towards Pierre Avoi, well known for its panoramic picture-postcard views, the route takes a splendid hillside path to Attelas, continues to the Cabane Mont-Fort and then follows a section of the charming Bisse du Levron irrigation channel.
The Verbier X-Plore then joins the other races’ route and finishes by crossing Verbier. Time allowed: 7h Running Stones: 1
UTMB WORLD SERIES 2022 CALENDAR
To date, 15 events have been confirmed to be part of the inaugural 2022 UTMB® World Series and more races will be announced in the coming weeks. To receive the latest news, you can register here.
We start with the PROVISIONAL calendar and continue now with more details.
UTMB® World Series Events 2022 (confirmed on 5th November 2021)
- Tarawera Ultramarathon by UTMB (New Zeland) 12Feb
- Ultra-Trail Australia by UTMB (Australia) 12-15may
- Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB® (France), 11 june
- Mozart 100 by UTMB (Austria) 18jun
- La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail® by UTMB® (Italy), 23-26 june
- Trail 100 Andorra by UTMB® (Andorra), 24-26 june
- Val d’Aran by UTMB (Spain) 7-10JUL
- UTMB Mont-Blanc (Francia, Italia, Suiza) 22-28AUG
- Nice Côte d’Azur by UTMB® (France), 22-25 september
- Puerto Vallarta México by UTMB® (México), october
- TransLantau by UTMB (Hong Kong), november
- Thailand by UTMB (Thailand) NOV
- Panda Trail by UTMB (China) dates to be confirmed
- Gaoligong by UTMB (China) Dates to be confirmed
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