We are happy to announce the official launch of Trail with purpose!
Since our creation in 2014, you discovered races all over the world. From mountain ranges and jungles to national parks and deserts, those beautiful places allow you to live out your passion in the heart of nature. But this year, we wanted to go further, not only focus on the competition. This beautiful sport allows us to run in world beautiful nature. But it also gives us the opportunity to fully acknowledge what is happening to the environments. Therefore, it is really important to protect and sustain these environments for the generations to come. Are you ready to do that with us?
Discover Trail with purpose, a new initiative to show our commitment to sustainable development and initiating change in trail-running across the world. We are proud to announce Volvic as the Committed Partner of Trail with Purpose and are excited to start this journey together in 2021 and work on paving the way towards an eco-friendlier future in the world of trail-running. Check out our official Trail with purpose video.
What are we going to do concretely?
We are going to have three forums throughout the year. They will include the race organizers, athletes and partners and experts in sustainability. The best 2 or 3 eco-responsible race initiatives carried out throughout the year will be rewarded!
How to develop an environmentally friendly economy around a trail running event.
Water as an essential and precious resource
Minimising the impact of the event on the environment and strengthening relations with local stakeholders
“While the world continues to be gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic, we must not forget that climate change and the protection of our environments are still crucial issues to tackle. That is why we are proud at the Ultra-Trail® World Tour to launch Trail with purpose, our new initiative to make bold and committed steps towards a more sustainable future in trail-running and indeed beyond. Through our 3 dedicated forums, and prizes awarded to leading sustainable initiatives across the circuit, we hope to raise awareness and provide education on eco-responsibility and how best to sustain and protect the natural environment for everyone’s future.” – Marie Sammons, Director of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour
He supports Trail with Purpose – Kilian Jornet
“I believe that sustainability is one of the greatest challenges we face. And as trail-runners, we have a role to play, because we are among the first to see how nature is being impacted by climate change. That is why I am very happy to join forces with the Trail with purpose project from the Ultra-Trail® World Tour. Together we will be able to develop and work on joint projects to protect biodiversity, push the industry to work on more sustainable models, and encourage local actions to preserve these landscapes that we all love so much.”
Take part in Trail with purpose and challenge yourself on the UTWT Virtual Club!
You have one month to complete 10 Km & 700 M+ elevation gain and try to win a free subscription to the new UTWT TV! Show us your beautiful playground while you challenge yourself and join us in committing to a sustainable future. Share your adventure on social media using #trailwithpurpose and show us that you care too!
Every runner who completes the Trail with purpose challenge will be entered into a special draw to gain a free subscription to the UTWT TV. The winners will have the chance to watch UTWT episodes and many archives unlimited times. There will be 10 entries available: 5 for a female and 5 for a male winner.
New year, new website, new platform!
2021 is characterized by newness for us! Not only have we developed Trail with purpose but we also worked on a new website. You’ll be able to find information about the races of the 2021 UTWT circuit and the latest news from us.
Discover also the brand new UTWT TV platform to check out all movies of the 2021 UTWT season as well as archive videos. Throughout the year, you will access new videos and some great live content! The funds raised through the subscriptions to access the UTWT TV will be donated to the Kilian Jornet Foundation.
Updates on the 2021 Ultra-Trail® World Tour Calendar
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many races of the 2021 UTWT circuit have been forced to cancel or postpone their race. Therefore, there has been some changes on the calendar. Make sure you don’t miss you favorite race! Click the button below to see the updated calendar.