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Runners invited to discover the highest peak in Spain at Tenerife Bluetrail by UTMB

- Tenerife Bluetrail by UTMB to join the UTMB World Series in 2024, welcoming runners from the 6-8 June 

- Distances of 110km, 73km, 47km and 24km as well as community races on offer allowing runners to discover the towering Teide Volcano

- Priority registration opens for UTMB Index Holders on the 4th December at tenerife.utmb.world
Chamonix, France (28 November 2024) Tenerife Bluetrail by UTMB® will become the second event in Spain to join the UTMB® World Series in 2024, giving the large community of runners across the country the opportunity to explore the highest peak in Spain and its surroundings.

Taking place from the 6-8 June 2024, runners can choose from four UTMB Category races, as well as a Vertical Night challenge and a range of community races. Registration will open to UTMB Index Holders on the 4th December, with General Registration opening on 6th December at tenerife.utmb.world.

Hosted by the island of Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, the race will celebrate its 13th edition in 2024. Runners will embark on a journey from the coast to 3,550 metres above sea level as they discover the towering Teide volcano, the third-tallest volcano in the world from its base on the ocean floor.

The volcano and its surroundings make up the Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered one of nature’s true wonders. Runners will be immersed in a variety of landscapes across all races, with the chance to explore other-worldly scenes while traversing the jagged rocks of lava flows and running between volcanic peaks. Descents though steep pine and laurel forests to the coastal paths on the north coast and the finish line on the Martiánez beach will have every sense awakened.

Four races will offer finishers the chance to collect Running Stones. Runners in the Tenerife Bluetrail 110K / 6,250m+ (100M category) race, and the Tenerife Bluetrail 73K / 3,150m+ (100K category) race, will be able to breath in the pure air from the summit of Teide on their adventure. The Tenerife Bluetrail 47K /2,600m+ (50K category) race and the Tenerife Bluetrail 24K / 1,300m+ (20K category) race both pose a challenge from the region’s mythical ascents to its coast.
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The event will also feature a 47km challenge for pairs, the Tenerife Bluetrail Relay, a 3.5km Vertical Night Challenge, kids and family races, as well as two adapted races for athletes with motor disabilities to ensure everyone can share the unique experience and create ever-lasting memories with friends or family. 

Lope Afonso, Vice-President and Councillor for Tourism of the Cabildo of Tenerife, emphasized the importance of the Tenerife Bluetrail by UTMB, the highest mountain race in Spain and the second highest in Europe, becoming part of the UTMB World Series. "Joining the UTMB World Series is another step towards the internationalization of the race and will help to show the world the possibilities that Tenerife offers for outdoor sports 365 days a year, thanks to its excellent weather and first-class hotel infrastructure. This will allow our race to continue to grow all over the world, attracting more and more athletes who want to take part in a unique race in exceptional locations and at the same time take advantage of their stay on the island to enjoy all that Tenerife has to offer.”
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41 events are now confirmed for the 2024 UTMB World Series, giving trail running communities around the world the chance to find a race closer to them. The calendar currently features 19 events in Europe, including the Dacia UTMB Mont-Blanc, the founding race of the global circuit and the home of the UTMB World Series Finals.

For more information about Tenerife Bluetrail by UTMB visit tenerife.utmb.world. For more information about the UTMB World Series visit www.utmb.world.  

UTMB® World Series 2024 calendar (as of 28 October 2023)  
  • Tarawera Ultramarathon by UTMB®, New Zealand (17-18 February 2024)  
  • Chianti Ultra Trail by UTMB®, Italy (22-24 March 2024)  
  • Istria 100™ by UTMB®, Croatia (4-7 April 2024)  
  • Desert RATS Trail Running Festival™ by UTMB®, USA (13-14 April 2024)   
  • Ultra Trail Mount Yun by UTMB®, China (19-21 April 2024)  
  • The Canyons Endurance Runs™ by UTMB®, USA (26-27 April 2024)  
  • Amazean Jungle Thailand by UTMB®, Thailand (2-5 May 2024)  
  • Valhöll Argentina by UTMB®, Argentina (9-12 May 2024)   
  • Ultra-Trail Snowdonia by UTMB®, UK (10-12 May 2024)  
  • Trail Alsace Grand-Est by UTMB®, France (17-20 May 2024)   
  • Ultra-Trail Australia by UTMB®, Australia (18-19 May 2024)  
  • Mountain Ultra Trail™ by UTMB®, South Africa (24-26 May 2024)  
  • Mozart 100™ by UTMB®, Austria (1 June 2024)   
  • Tenerife Bluetrail by UTMB®, Spain (6-8 June 2024)
  • Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB®, France (14-16 June 2024)  
  • Trail 100 Andorra™ by UTMB®, Andorra (14-16 June 2024)   
  • Mauritius by UTMB®, Mauritius (22-23 June 2024)  
  • La Sportiva™ Lavaredo Ultra Trail™ by UTMB®, Italy (26-30 June 2024)  
  • Western States™ 100 Endurance Run, USA (29 June 2024)  
  • Val d’Aran by UTMB®, Spain (3-7 July 2024)   
  • Restonica Trail by UTMB®, France (4-6 July 2024)   
  • Trail Verbier St Bernard by UTMB®, Switzerland (5-7 July 2024)  
  • Eiger Ultra-Trail™ by UTMB®, Switzerland (17-21 July 2024)  
  • Speedgoat™ Mountain Races by UTMB®, USA (19-20 July 2024)  
  • KAT100™ by UTMB®, Austria (1-3 August 2024)   
  • Quito Trail by UTMB®, Ecuador (2-4 August 2024)   
  • Dacia UTMB® Mont-Blanc, France, Italy, Switzerland (26 August – 1 September 2024)  
  • Wildstrubel by UTMB®, Switzerland (12-15 September 2024)  
  • Paraty Brazil by UTMB®, Brazil (19-22 September 2024)   
  • Grindstone Trail Running Festival™ by UTMB®, USA (20-21 September 2024)   
  • Julian Alps Trail Run by UTMB®, Slovenia (20-22 September 2024)  
  • Ultra Trail Whistler™ by UTMB®, Canada (28-29 September 2024) 
  • Nice Côte d’Azur by UTMB®, France (3-6 October 2024)  
  • Kodiak Ultra Marathons™ by UTMB®, USA (10-11 October 2024)  
  • TransJeju by UTMB®, South Korea (12-13 October 2024)  
  • Ultra-Trail Ninghai by UTMB®, China (17-20 October 2024)  
  • Kullamannen™ by UTMB®, Sweden (1-2 November 2024)   
  • Puerto Vallarta México by UTMB®, Mexico (November 2024)  
  • Translantau by UTMB®, Hong Kong (November 2024)  
  • Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB®, Thailand (6-8 December 2024)   
  • Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko™ by UTMB®, Australia (December 2024)  
   Runners can view the full calendar of events and choose their adventures here.    
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UTMB® World Series
UTMB® World Series is the world’s ultimate trail-running circuit that unites the sport’s biggest stars and passionate runners through the best, leading international events in the most stunning locations.  Built on a passion for the mountains with sustainability at its heart, UTMB® World Series gives all trail runners the chance to experience the UTMB® adventure across the world, with events taking place across Asia, Oceania, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. It is the only place where runners can begin their quest to Dacia UTMB® Mont-Blanc, France, where the prestigious UTMB® World Series Finals will be held. Launched in May 2021 through the collaboration between the UTMB Group and The IRONMAN Group, the UTMB World Series circuit brings together many of the best international trail-running events on the planet. For more information, visit http://www.utmb.world.   

UTMB Group   
Since the creation of Dacia UTMB® Mont-Blanc in 2003 by a group of passionate friends, UTMB Group has been the driving force behind the development of trail running. The Dacia UTMB® Mont-Blanc is the sports pinnacle event, and every year, 10,000 runners earn their place on the start line. UTMB Group also pioneered the LiveTrail® technology, an innovative digital service that supports the management of endurance races. Revered by hundreds of thousands of athletes, UTMB® has become a global, premium, and leading brand. In May 2021, UTMB Group partnered with The IRONMAN Group to launch the UTMB® World Series, now in its second year, which brings together many of the best international events on the planet to provide exclusive access to the sport’s pinnacle event, Dacia UTMB® Mont-Blanc. The UTMB® World Series is built on the founding principles of Dacia UTMB® Mont-Blanc: surpassing oneself; fair-play; respect for people and the environment; and solidarity. Find out more at www.utmb.world.   

About The IRONMAN Group  
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3®Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series trail-running events including the Canyons Endurance Runs™ by UTMB®, Tarawera Ultra by UTMB® and Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB®, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business, and Orkila Capital, a growth equity firm focused on building great brands. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.