An Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc UTMB® World Series Qualifiers are the gateway to the UTMB® World Series, with thousands of races around the world which are open to all. Participating in a UTMB® World Series Qualifier race will allow for runners who take part to benefit from privileged access to the UTMB®
All Finishers of a UTMB® World Series Events 20K race earn 1 Running Stone
All Finishers of a UTMB® World Series Events 50K race earn 2 Running Stones
All Finishers of a UTMB® World Series Events 100K race earn 3 Running Stones
HOW DO THE RUNNING STONES WORK?
One Running Stone is equivalent to one entry into the lottery to participate in the UTMB® World Series Finals, i.e., the UTMB®, CCC® and OCC races of the UTMB® Mont-Blanc. Running Stones will be awarded to all finishers of a 20K, 50K, 100K and 100M UTMB® World Series Event or UTMB® World Series Major. Running Stones accumulate over time and each Running Stone gives an additional chance to be selected via the lottery.
Running Stones can be used to enter the lottery for only one race per edition of the UTMB® World Series Finals. If the athlete is not selected, they may use their Running Stones for a subsequent edition of the lottery for the race of their choice if they hold a valid UTMB® Index in the category. For example, if you have 9 Running Stones, your name appears 9 times in the lottery, thus tripling your odds in the lottery vs someone who only has 3 Running Stones.