UTMB World Series and Nirvana in Athlete Travel Partnership

The UTMB World Series and Nirvana Europe have announced a new partnership in North America, Europe and Oceania to provide runners with accommodation, travel and logistical support that will aim to make their race experience as smooth as possible.

The company will support runners in 24 UTMB World Series events in 2024, including the Dacia UTMB Mont-Blanc, home of the UTMB World Series Finals and the biggest trail running event of the year, welcoming 10,000 runners annually .

When booking their accommodation through Nirvana, runners can benefit from competitive rates at specially selected hotels near the event start or registration centre. The hotels will be managed by the Nirvana team to meet the needs of runners through a range of services to minimize the stress of the race weekend, such as an early breakfast on the morning of the race and dedicated on-site support staff.

Along with accommodation support, Nirvana can also arrange airport and train station transfers, flights and provide general travel advice and logistics for runners traveling alone or with family.

Frédéric Lénart, CEO of UTMB Group, said: “We know that planning the logistics for a race can be nerve-wracking enough and we want to ensure that our runners get to their start line in the most stress-free way possible.

“Through this partnership with Nirvana, we can hopefully alleviate some of the stress athletes may face with logistics and ensure they can focus on what’s most important: their training and competition preparation.” “

Nigel Morris, managing director of Nirvana, said: “At Nirvana, our mission is to make every runner’s journey a seamless adventure.

“We are excited to partner with the UTMB World Series and help athletes from around the world focus on their competition, not logistics. Nirvana’s commitment to excellence aligns perfectly with the UTMB World Series’ dedication to creating unforgettable racing experiences. Together, we will make every step of the journey as remarkable as crossing the finish line.”

Runners can sign up to be notified when support packages are available. Nirvana-supported UTMB World Series events in 2024 include:

  • Tarawera Ultramarathon by UTMB, New Zealand (17-18 February 2024)
  • Chianti Ultra Trail from UTMB, Italy (March 22-24, 2024)
  • Istria 100 from UTMB, Croatia (April 4-7, 2024)
  • Desert RATS Trail Running Festival by UTMB, USA (April 12-14, 2024)
  • The Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB, USA (April 26-27, 2024)
  • Ultra-Trail Snowdonia by UTMB, UK (10-12 May 2024)
  • Ultra-Trail Australia by UTMB, Australia (16-19 May 2024)
  • Trail Alsace Grand-Est by UTMB, France (17-20 May 2024)
  • Mozart 100 from UTMB, Austria (June 1, 2024)
  • Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB, France (June 14-16, 2024)
  • Trail 100 Andorra from UTMB, Andorra (June 14-16, 2024)
  • La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB, Italy (June 26-30, 2024)
  • Verbier St Bernard Trail by UTMB, Switzerland (5-7 July 2024)
  • Val d’Aran by UTMB, Spain (3-7 July 2024)
  • Eiger Ultra-Trail from UTMB, Switzerland (July 17-21, 2024)
  • Speedgoat Mountain Races from UTMB, USA (July 19-20, 2024)
  • KAT100 from UTMB, Austria (1-3 August 2024)
  • Dacia UTMB Mont-Blanc, France, Italy, Switzerland (26 August – 1 September 2024)
  • Wildstrubel from UTMB, Switzerland (September 12-15, 2024)
  • Grindstone Trail Running Festival by UTMB, USA (September 20-22, 2024)
  • Nice Cote d’Azur by UTMB, France (September 2024)
  • Kodiak Ultra Marathons by UTMB, USA (October 11-12, 2024)
  • Kullamannen from UTMB, Sweden (November 2024)
  • Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko from UTMB, Australia (December 2024)


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