Mallorca, a new stop on the UTMB World Series 2024

The UTMB World Series calendar has a new date: from 1st to 3rd of November 2024, the island of Mallorca will host the first edition of Mallorca by UTMB. This event will consist in four distances: 100M, 100K, 50K and 20K crossing the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you want to know more about the events, check all the information and have a look at the photos on UTMB World.

Mallorca by UTMB offers four races in Mallorca in a unique environment: vertiginous cliffs, holm oak and pine forests, and steep peaks from which the magnificence of the Mediterranean Sea can be admired. The island, full of natural treasures, will be the perfect setting for this exciting competition.

In addition, Mallorca by UTMB will offer residents in the Balearic Islands the opportunity to obtain the Running Stones without having to make long journeys. In this way, the Finals of the UTMB World Series, the UTMB (100M), the CCC (100K) and the OCC (50K) will be brought closer to the archipelago.The first three overall finishers in each distance, both male and female, will obtain direct access to Chamonix for the Mont Blanc race.

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What do the UTMB and the UTMB World Series consist in?

The Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc, or UTMB, is one of the most prestigious mountain races in the world. With a distance of 171 km and 10,000 metres of vertical gain, the race circumnavigates Mont-Blanc and crosses three countries: France, Switzerland and Italy. This world trail running event includes seven other races of different distances. All UTMB races are run in a single stage and must be completed in a limited amount of time.

The UTMB World Series is the world’s leading trail running event, encouraging all runners to experience the UTMB adventure through a series of events held internationally in some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes. Based on the values of fair play, solidarity and environmental protection, the circuit offers runners an exceptional experience. It is also the only way for runners to start their journey towards the HOKA UTMB Mont-Blanc and the UTMB World Series Finals.

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UTMB by Majorca: Four races in the heart of the Mediterranean

Serra de Tramuntana (SDT) - Race 100M

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Running the Serra de Tramuntana – Race 100M is a challenge reserved only for the bravest. This route of approximately 146 km, with a vertical gain of 6,000 metres, begins in the village of Sóller on Friday 1st November at 10 p.m. and goes across some of the most beautiful trails in the Serra de Tramuntana, including Lluc, Pollença, Valldemossa and Deià, until it reaches the sea at Port de Sóller.

The event takes place in a unique setting in Mallorca, the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This landscape combines incredible views of the skies, mountains, cliffs and sea, as well as the work of the locals who have shaped this territory with dry stone walls and centuries-old olive trees. Participants will also be surrounded by picturesque villages as they follow the route.

Taking part in this race will leave no one indifferent. Runners will get 4 Running Stones. The first three leading participants in the general classification, as well as those classified according to the UTMB Score, will get direct access to their corresponding category in the finals of the UTMB Mont-Blanc, including the legendary 170 km of the UTMB.

A challenge not to be missed!

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ASSISTANCE

Pacemakers are not allowed to set the tempo throughout the race.

Assistance is only permitted at the following checkpoints:

Refreshment point: POLLENÇA
Refreshment point: BUNYOLA
Refreshment point: SÓLLER

Assistance is forbidden at the rest of the refreshment points, as well as at any other part of the route.

Assistance may only be provided by a single person, with no specific material other than a bag with a maximum volume of 30 litres. Assistance by a team of professionals, or by any doctor or paramedic, is strictly forbidden.

RACE SPECIFICATIONS

DISTANCEELEVATION GAIN
146 KM
90.7 MILES
6000 M+
19685 FT+
MAX ALLOWED RACE TIME START DATE
33 HOURS 30 MINUTESFRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2024
SÓLLER – 22:00

Mallorca 5000 (M5000) - Race 100K

The Mallorca 5000- Race 100K, with 8 editions of history, offers 69 km of route and 4,350 m of vertical gain. Starting from Sóller on Friday the 1st at 6:00 a.m. and heading into the Barranc de Biniaraix, this race unveils the breathtaking beauty of the Serra de Tramuntana.

This event will take you to discover magical places such as Lluc sanctuary and its sacred sites. Crossing forests, mountains and trails, you will reach some of the most emblematic peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana, ending in the picturesque village of Pollença.

This event will not leave anyone indifferent, rewarding its participants with 3 Running Stones. The first three leading participants in the general classification, as well as those classified according to the UTMB Score, will have direct access to the 100 km CCC modality in the finals of the UTMB Mont-Blanc, UTMBM’s little sister.

As part of the Balearic Ultradistance Championship, the race will apply to the regulations of the Balearic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing for federated runners.

Do you dare to venture into the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana?

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UTMB by Mallorca

ASISTANCE

Pacemakers are not allowed to set the tempo throughout the race.

Assistance is only permitted at the following checkpoints:

  • LLUC

Assistance is forbidden at the other refreshment points, as well as at any other part of the route.

Assistance may only be provided by a single person, with no specific material other than a bag with a maximum volume of 30 litres. Assistance by a team of professionals, or by any doctor or paramedic, is strictly forbidden.

RACE SPECIFICATIONS

DISTANCEELEVATION GAIN
69 KM
42.8 MILES
4350 M+
14271 FT+
MAX ALLOWED RACE TIMESTART DATE
17 HOURSFRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2024
SÓLLER 06:00 

Mallorca 5000 Relleus - Race 100K

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The Mallorca 5000 Relleus follows the same route as the individual race Mallorca 5000, with the same starting points, refreshment stations and time limits, and under the same rules.

Teams can be either masculine, feminine or mixed, and are divided into three relays:

  • First relay: From Sóller to Cúber, covering 14 km with 1,300 m of vertical gain.
  • Second relay: From Cúber to Lluc, with a distance of 32 km and 1,980 m of vertical gain.
  • Third relay: From Lluc to Pollença, with 23 km and 1,100 m of vertical gain.
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ASSISTANCE

Assistance is NOT allowed in the race, at any point along the course.

Pacemakers are also not allowed to set the tempo throughout the race.

RACE SPECIFICATIONS

DISTANCEELEVATION GAIN
69 KM
42.8 MILES
4350 M+
14271 FT+
MAX ALLOWED RACE TIMESTART DATE
17 HOURSFRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2024
SÓLLER 06:00 

Els Tres Mils (ETM) - Race 50K

Starting from the village of Sóller, Els Tres Mils (ETM) – 50K Race proposes to conquer the highest mountains of Sóller’s valley. The route includes ascents to Portell de Sa Costa, Cúber, Tossals Verds, Puig de l’Ofre, na Franquesa and sa Rateta. A beautiful ridge that descends towards the picturesque landscapes of the Serra de Tramuntana.

The route goes through Biniaraix and Fornalutx and ends at the sea, in Port de Sóller. This unique setting, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, combines incredible views of the skies, mountains, cliffs and sea, as well as the work of the locals who have shaped this territory with dry stone walls and centuries-old olive trees.

With 47 km and 2,300 m of vertical gain, this race awards 2 Running Stones. The first three placed in the general classification, and the first three ranked according to the UTMB Score, will qualify for the 55 km OCC modeality in the finals of the UTMB Mont-Blanc.

UTMB by Mallorca
UTMB by Mallorca

ASSISTANCE

Assistance is NOT allowed in the race, at any point along the course.

Pacemakers are also not allowed to set the tempo throughout the race.

RACE SPECIFICATIONS

DISTANCEELEVATION GAIN
47 KM
29.2 MILEA
2300 M+
7545 FT+
MAX ALLOWED RACE TIMESTART DATE
11 HOURSSATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2024
SÓLLER 07:00 

Camins de s'Arxiduc (CDA) – Race 20K

Starting from the charming village of Valldemossa, the Camins de s’Arxiduc (CDA) – 20K race follows the route of its older sisters, going across Deià and along trails next to the Mediterranean Sea until it reaches the sea at Port de Sóller.

The route crosses the Serra de Tramuntana Natural Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This environment combines spectacular mountainous areas, steep cliffs and the coastline.

With a distance of 26 km and 1,000 metres of vertical gain, this race is ideal for mountain runners who want to live a magical experience between the greenery of the Serra de Tramuntana and the blueness of the Mediterranean. Participants will receive 1 Running Stone.

Fancy a run with a view of the Mediterranean?

UTMB by Mallorca
UTMB by Mallorca

ASISTANCE

Assistance is NOT allowed in the race, at any point along the course.

Pacemakers are also not allowed to set the tempo throughout the race.

RACE SPECIFICATIONS

DISTANCEELEVATION GAIN
26 KM
16.1 MILES
1000 M+
3280 FT+
MAX ALLOWED RACE TIMESTART DATE
05 HOURSSUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2024
VALLDEMOSSA 09:00 

Escales del Calvari - A Vertical Challenge in Pollença

As an extra we find the Escales del Calvari race, a short but intense vertical race, with a length of 0.4 km and a vertical gain of 100 metres. This exciting challenge will be held on Wednesday 30th of May at 6 p.m. on the Calvari stairs in Pollença.

The race consists of 365 steps, representing the 365 days of the year leading to Calvari, one of the most emblematic places in Pollença. On reaching the top, participants can enjoy spectacular views of Pollença and the Mallorcan coast.

This race does not follow the same rules as the others mentioned above, a life bag is not necessary and the rules are the following:

  • Qualifying races: Open to all participants born in 2006 or earlier. All runners will start in pairs. The eight best times in the men’s and women’s categories will proceed to the semi-finals.
  • Semi-finals: Divided between male and female semi-finals, the first 8 classified in each category will compete in two rounds.
  • Final: The top two from each round will qualify for the final, in which the top 4 from each category will compete for victory.
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RACE SPECIFICATIONS

DISTANCEELEVATION GAIN
0.4 KM
0.2 MILES
100 M+
328 FT+
MAX ALLOWED RACE TIMESTART DATE
00 HOURSWEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2024
POLLENÇA 18:00 

The distances and courses of all races are provisional and may change subject to the approval of the competent authorities. Most races cross private property, and that can only be done with the owners’ permission during the race. It is essential to respect private property and check access restrictions before training.

What are the Running Stones?

A Running Stone gives you the chance to participate in the UTMB World Series finals: UTMB, CCC and OCC of the HOKA UTMB Mont-Blanc. You only need one Running Stone earned in the last two years to enter the draw, and since are cumulative, each one gives you an extra chance to enter it.

To get them, you must complete 20K, 50K, 100K or 100M races in UTMB World Series or UTMB World Series Major events. Discover the 42 events in 2024 where you can earn Running Stones to enter the HOKA UTMB Mont-Blanc draw.

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Requirements for the participants of the Mallorca by UTMB 2024

To participate in the UTMB® World Series events, it is essential to meet the following basic requirements explained below. For further information about the conditions/rules, please visit the following website.

1. Knowledge and Preparation: To be aware of the length and specific characteristics of the competition and to be perfectly prepared to face it.

2. To develop a real capacity for personal autonomy in the mountains in order to manage problems inherent to the event, such as:

  1. Coping with adverse weather conditions such as darkness, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow without external help.
  2. Managing physical or mental problems caused by fatigue, digestive problems, muscular and/or joint pains and minor injuries, even in isolation.

3. Individual responsibility: Be aware that the organisation will not help in the management of personal problems.

4. Mountain safety: Understand that safety depends on the runner’s ability to adapt to foreseeable or unforeseen problems.

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UTMB by Mallorca

5. Raising the awareness of those accompanying: Inform and sensitise accompanying people about respect for the places, people and rules of the event.

6. Principle of semi-autonomy: Which implies that each runner should carry their own liquids, food and equipment, including clothing suitable for adverse weather conditions, and cope with changing weather conditions.

7. Material and equipment: All participants must carry all mandatory equipment for the duration of the race. The equipment must be of the participant’s size and unmodified, packed to protect it from rain/snow. The list of mandatory equipment is available on the event website. For more information about the mandatory equipment, please contact the organisers.

8. Refreshments: Drinks and food must be consumed at the refreshment points and enough supplies must be brought to get to the next refreshment point. Disposable tableware will not be distributed; runners are invited to bring their own utensils. The organisation provides runners with food and liquid provisioning points, accessible only to runners with a visible race bib.

9. Personal assistance: Only allowed at some refreshment points of the 100M, 100K and 50K races, in a specific area and by a single person with a bag of up to 30 litres. Professional assistance is prohibited.

10. Accompaniment: It is forbidden to be accompanied by non-registered individuals, except in the permitted areas near the refreshment points. Infringements will be penalised in order to maintain the spirit of trail running.

11. Race bibs: They are issued with an identity document, and must be worn visibly on the chest or on the belly area without modification, and they are also necessary to access the organisation’s services.
In case of abandonment, the bib will be cut off and deactivated.

12. Respect for the environment: Do not leave waste and follow the marked trails to avoid erosion. Use the rubbish bins at the refreshment points and take your personal utensils with you to reduce plastic consumption.

13. Safety: Participants must have accident insurance that covers rescue and medical expenses. The organisation offers the possibility of taking out insurance at the time of registration. Additional costs will be charged to the participants, who will have to arrange reimbursement with their insurance company.

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UTMB by Mallorca Regulations

Mandatory equipment race 100M and 100K

  • Trail running enclosed shoe.
  • A fully charged smartphone, with a Spanish number and the Livetrail app must be installed. The runner must be available and answer the phone at all times before, during and after the race.
  • A personal tumbler of at least 15cl.
  • Water supply of 1.5l minimum and the recommended 800 kcal food.
  • 2 headlamps in good condition with spare batteries.
  • Thermal survival bag.
  • Whistle.
  • Waterproof jacket with hood (minimum 10,000 mm water column).
  • Full-length trousers or leggings or full-leg covering/waterproof trousers/trousers cover.
  • Warm waterproof hat, scarf or headwear and gloves.
  • Second thermal layer (minimum 180g or combination of 110g and windbreaker).
  • Walking poles (if used, with soft tip or protection).
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  • Music: Allowed with headphones in a safe and secure way, although they are forbidden when crossing roads, at checkpoints and when overtaking safety equipment.
  • In the Mallorca 5000/Relevos: Headphones prohibited by the Balearic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing.
  • Equipment Conditions: All equipment must be of the participant’s size and without modifications, and must be carried in a single rucksack throughout the race. Pack appropriately to protect from the rain.
  • Penalties: Lack of material, time penalty or disqualification.

Mandatory equipment race 50K and 20K

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  • Trail running enclosed shoe.
  • A fully charged smartphone, with a Spanish number and the Livetrail app must be installed. The runner must be available and answer the phone at all times before, during and after the race.
  • A personal tumbler of at least 15cl.
  • Water supply of 1.l minimum and the recommended 800 kcal food.
  • Survival blanket of 1.40m x 2m minimum.
  • Whistle.
  • Waterproof jacket with hood (minimum 10,000 mm water column).
  • Cap, bandana or headgear.
  • Music: Allowed with headphones in a safe and secure way.
    • Forbidden when crossing roads, at checkpoints and when overtaking safety equipment.
  • Equipment Conditions: All equipment must be of the participant’s size and without modifications, and must be carried in a single rucksack throughout the race. Pack appropriately to protect from the rain.
  • Penalties: Lack of material, time penalty or disqualification.

Other recommended material (non-exhaustive list):

  • Thermal clothing: Essential in case of cold or rain or in case of injury.
  • Plates and eating utensils: Eating utensils are not provided at the refreshment posts.
  • Water purification tablets or filtered water bottles.
  • Walking sticks: For safety in case of rain or slippery ground.
  • Vaseline or anti-scratch cream.
  • Sun protection.
  • GPS watch.
  • Adhesive elastic band to make a bandage or strapping (min. 100 cm x 6 cm).
  • Knife or scissors to cut the elastic band.
    Sewing kit…

Any participant who chooses to bring walking sticks must carry them for the entire duration of the event. It is forbidden to go out without walking sticks and then obtaining them during the route. They may be prohibited in certain areas of the route for safety or environmental reasons. In such cases, this will be indicated by specific signs on the route. Walking sticks will not be accepted in the life bags provided by the organisers.

UTMB Life Bag

When the race bib is handed over, each participant receives 1 or 2 30-litre bags depending on the route. After filling them with the garments and utensils that the participant considers necessary, they will have to be deposited in a place near the starting line. The organisation will take it to the next refreshment point.

When the participant reaches the refreshment posts, they can remove the bag. When the participant leaves the refreshment point, they will have to deposit the bag in the area indicated for this purpose.

Retrieval of the bags: The bags are given to the participants or their companions only when the race bib is presented. They must be collected at the finish line no later than 2 hours after the end of the race.

The organisation assures the return of the bags to the participants who have abandoned the competition, on the condition that the abandonment has been registered. The time taken to return the bag will depend on logistical requirements. The organisation does not guarantee the return of all bags before the end of the competition. Only the bags provided by the organisation will be transported*. The walking sticks cannot be transported in the bags. The contents of the bags will not be checked, and no complaints about their contents will be dealt with. It is recommended not to deposit valuable objects.

For logistical and environmental reasons, the UTMB World series events only accept the life bags distributed when the race bib is handed out. These bags are reusable and runners are asked to use them each time they take part in a UTMB World Series race.

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Registration

Registrations for Mallorca by UTMB are available on the website from the 28th of May at 11:00 CET, starting only with participants with a valid UTMB Index. From the 30th May at 11:00 CET, registration will be open to all. Registration closes on the 13th of October or when the entrances are sold out. Registration is made online and payment is made by credit card. The minimum age for participation depends on the competition. A minimum UTMB Index of 400 is required to ensure the ability to meet the times. Registrations are nominal and non-transferable, and those unable to attend must inform the organization to process the cancellation.

Registration fees vary and are subject to a limit on the number of bibs available. Here are the price ranges for each race, with 21% VAT included:

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Prices include current taxes and fees according to legislation. An 8% administration and bank service fees will be added, those are non-refundable in case of cancellation, even with insurance.

Federated athletes in the Balearic Islands will receive a 15% discount on the race bib price by attaching a copy of their federative card at the time of registration (this does not apply to M5000-Relleus and Escales del Calvari).

Apart from the right to participate, the registration includes utensils such as the race bib, the participation bag and much more. You can check everything that comes with it on the event’s website or by clicking here. You can also check the cancellation options and specific cases such as elite runners, pregnant women or adapted athletes.

Classification and awards

For each specific competition, overall rankings are drawn up for men and women separately, as well as for each specific category.

  • For UTMB World Series events, the first 5 in the general classification, together with the top 5 on each category, will be awarded a trophy.
  • At the UTMB World Series Finals, the first 10 in the overall ranking, plus the top three in each category, will be awarded a trophy.
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The presentation of awards takes place exclusively during the official ceremony, so the presence of the winners is compulsory. The results are available on utmb.world

The categories are age-based, you can check them on the website.

Security and medical assistance

There are first aid stations connected to the Race Control Centre, with medical teams available. Participants in distress should call for help at the first aid stations by calling the Race Control Centre, asking another runner to do so, or by using the LiveTrail SOS function.
Every participant must assist anyone in distress and notify the Race Control Centre. Medical professionals may withdraw unfit participants from the competition, force them to wear mandatory equipment, and evacuate and hospitalise those in need. Medical care includes a nurse’s station at the finish line.

Withdrawal, Penalties and Claims

Unless injured, a participant may only withdraw at a checkpoint by notifying the person in charge or by using the LiveRun app and notifying the Control Centre. If they decide to withdraw between two checkpoints, they must arrive at the next one to notify the Control Centre. The race bib is retained in order to access the organisation’s transport and services. The organisation’s vehicles at some stations help with the return to the finish line, and in case of withdrawal at other points, the runner must reach the nearest evacuation point. During adverse weather conditions, the organisation ensures the return to the finish line.

Regarding penalties, the Director and those in charge of the organisation and refreshment points have the authority to enforce the rules, and apply penalties according to the corresponding cases when necessary. You can consult the table on the website, in the section PENALTIES-DISQUALIFICATIONS.

Claims requiring changes to the classification must be submitted by email (mallorca@service.utmb.world) within 2 hours after the end of the event. All other complaints must be submitted by email within 10 days of the race.

Complaints about the registration or the sporting management of the race, including the withdrawal of a runner, will not be considered valid.

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Do you want to experience the UTMB by MALLORCA 2024?

Here are some other ways in which you can also participate in the UTMB MALLORCA:

  1. By being one of the collaborators of the UTMB WORLD SERIES.
  2. By signing up on the volunteer form.
  3. As a means of communication.

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