Ultra Trail World Tour 2018 includes again Spain´s Transgrancanaria and Penyagolosa, while Diagonale des Fous exits the series.

 

On January 27th, 2018 Hong Kong 100 Ultramarathon will launch the new season of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour. This will be the guaranty to welcome again runners to discover authentic races and strengthen the roots of UTWT series with all the organizers involved.  The 2017 edition crowned François d´Haene and Andrea Huser as winners.

 

As for 2018 the tour comes down for the upcoming season with two main differences: Ultra-Trail du Mont Fuji® (Japan), canceled last year due to extreme weather conditions, is back in April. The Ultra-Trail® World Tour is pleased about this logical reintegration. The Diagonale des Fous and Trail de Bourbon will no longer be on the calendar. Let us celebrate the 2017 winners with the vidoe of winners arrivals at Chamonix after UTMB and then move on to details of the 2018 calendar.

 

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ULTRA TRAIL WORLD TOUR 2018 CALENDAR: 

 

According to the organizers, this 2018 edition will once again be an invitation to travel and to surpass oneself, both for elite runners and amateurs. Much as it happened with its rival the Skyrunnner World Series which came down this year from 23 to 18 races, the UTWT also sizes down this year as its says goodbye  Diagonale des Fous. On the other hand it yet maintains its presence on the five continents where in fact the 2017 calendar is yet to finish. Indeed, the Ultra-Trail Cape Town (South Africa) (December, 2nd 2017) will close the 2017 edition. Andrea Huser and François d’Haene are already sure to win the annual UTWT ranking.

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As for the relevance of each race, the same 4 categories will remain with SERIES BONUS at top of the game, followed by SERIES, then PRO and finally least important of all as for the victory raking will be the CHALLENGER. From a spanish perspective it must be noted that both Transgrancanaria and Penyagolosa Trails remain for 2018, albeit the former with SERIES status, while the later is just a CHALLENGER race.

 

See full schedule below

 

Date Race Country Distance Category
1 January, 27th Hong Kong 100 Ultramarathon Hong Kong, China 100 km PRO
2 February, 10th Tarawera Ultramarathon New Zealand 102 km PRO
3 February, 21-25th Transgrancanaria HG® Spain 125 km SERIES
4 April, 6-8th Patagonia Run Argentina 160 km CHALLENGER
5 April, 6-8th 100 Miles of Istria Ultratrail Croatia 169 km CHALLENGER
6 April, 6-16th Marathon des Sables Morocco 250 km – 6 stages SERIES BONUS
7 April, 27-29th Ultra-Trail® Mt. Fuji Japan 170 km PRO
8 April, 28th MIUT® Madeira Island Ultra-Trail® Portugal 115 km PRO
9 May, 10-13th Penyagolosa Trails HG® Spain 109 km CHALLENGER
10 May, 17-20th Ultra-Trail® Australia Australia 100 km PRO
11 June, 16th mozart 100® Austria 102 km CHALLENGER
12 June, 22nd The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail Italy 120 km SERIES
13 June, 23rd Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run California, USA 161 km SERIES
14 July, 13-15th Eiger Ultra-Trail® Switzerland 101 km PRO
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August, 27th – September, 2nd TDS®
CCC®
UTMB®
France, Italy, Switzerland 119 km
101 km
171 km
PRO
SERIES
SERIES BONUS
18 September, 7-8th Ultra-Trail® Harricana Canada 125 km CHALLENGER
19 October, 20-21st Cappadocia Ultra-Trail® Turkey 114 km CHALLENGER
20 October, 27-28th Javelina Jundred Arizona, USA 161 km CHALLENGER
21 December, 1st Ultra-Trail® Cape Town South Africa 100 km CHALLENGER

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Info by Mayayo Oxígeno for Trailrunningspain

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