UTMB World Series set for South American debut

The UTMB World Series will discuss with South America for the primary time in 2023, with occasions scheduled for Argentina and Brazil. 

The announcement brings the overall choice of occasions within the collection to 29, with each and every one giving runners the risk to qualify for the UTMB World Series Finals in Chamonix. 

Valhöll Argentina by way of UTMB joins the collection because it celebrates its fourth version in May, whilst a brand new match, Paraty Brazil by way of UTMB, can be held in September. 

UTMB Group Chairwoman and Co-Founder Catherine Poletti stated: “U T M B are 4 letters that unite a big group of runners, buddies, and volunteers around the globe, bringing other folks in combination to hook up with nature and proportion adventures.  

“And so, we’re overjoyed that we will now ascertain two occasions in South America in gorgeous locations, and we’re excited to extend our providing to much more runners, giving them the risk to find the UTMB journey in combination. 

“At UTMB, our objective is to make territories, cultures, males, and ladies shine, and UTMB World Series provides everybody, regardless of the place on the earth they could also be, the likelihood to satisfy their atypical. 

“We are excited to further develop the UTMB family in 2023 and invite runners to experience Valhöll Argentina by UTMB and Paraty Brazil by UTMB”. 

The announcement of Paraty Brazil by way of UTMB follows that of alternative new occasions in France – Trail Alsace Grand Est by way of UTMB – and Thailand – Amazean Jungle Thailand by way of UTMB. 

Brazilian coastal problem

Paraty Brazil by way of UTMB will happen from September 22 to 24 in Party, which lies alongside the coast between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. 

The match is supported by way of the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the Prefeitura de Paraty (Paraty City Hall) and ICMBio (Federal company accountable for the control of Brazilian safe spaces). 

Runners can be in a position to make a choice from 21km, 35km, 50km and 100km races, with registration opening in December. 

Paraty Brazil by way of UTMB Race Director Rafael Miranda stated: “Bringing the UTMB World Series to Brazil is a dream. The pleasure of organizing this match is equal to I felt at the place to begin of my first CCC.  

“Brazil is ready to host an extraordinary race. I’m sure Brazil will surprise even the most experienced athletes, with its hospitality, exuberant nature and challenging routes. In September 2023 let’s make the dream come true!” 

‘Steep ascents and dizzying descents’

Photo caption:  Valhöll Argentina by way of UTMB

Valhöll Argentina by way of UTMB takes position from May 12-14, primarily based in Villa General Belgrano, a mountain village within the Province of Córdoba in central Argentina. 

Next yr’s fourth version will see a 128km race added to the to the present 13km, 20km, 33km, 47km and 78km distances, in addition to a youngsters’s race. 

Organisers say that the entire routes have ‘steep ascents and dizzying descents’ via technical terrain. 

Gonzalo Castillo, Valhöll Argentina by way of UTMB Race Director: “This is the hardest and maximum technical race in Argentina, an ideal problem for the runners the place they are going to revel in probably the most numerous sensations blended with the heat of our other folks.  

“Valhöll Argentina by way of UTMB runs virtually solely alongside mountain trails that may permit runners to go ridges and passes in touch with probably the most gorgeous peaks, in a singular context. 

“We are ready to welcome you and surprise you with an event in a place as diverse as it is charming.” 

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