The Race

A unique trail

In The End of the World
an extraordinary race
with the imprint of UTMB®

Ushuaia by UTMB® brings together in one competition all the landscapes and geographies of the southern Andes (forests, rocky terrains, mountains, hills, glaciers, lakes, rivers and wetlands, among others), with the expertise and technology of the UTMB ® organization.

The race has a technical, non-stop format and is ruled by the principle of semi-autonomy. This means that each runner must be independent between refreshment posts.

Participants will come across great ups and downs, and run through all kinds of terrains. Because of its proximity to Antarctica, the climate in the mountains that surround Ushuaia (between 1,000 and 1,500 meters high, with a vegetation limit at around 600 meters), is very similar to the one that exists in the Alps at 2,500 or 3,000 meters high. By April, fall will have arrived in Tierra del Fuego, though runners might find themselves experiencing, during the race, the four seasons of the year in a single day.

Courses

Ushuaia by UTMB® offers 4 courses to run individually. These will have different distances and accumulated incline, so you can choose the one that best suits your profile. Nevertheless, it is essential that you have experience in trail running, be self-sufficient, carry all the obligatory equipment and have a proper training.

8.200 D

8.200 D

Approximate Maximum Time:

38 hours

 

Date of the start

Friday April 5, 2019

 

Location of the start/finish line:

Ushuaia

 

ITRA Points:  6

Valid For 3 Years For The Utmb® Mont-blanc
+ Finalists Gain 1 Year In The Registration Process

5.400 D

5.400 D

Approximate Maximum Time:

22 hours

 

Date of the start:

Saturday April 6, 2019

 

Location of the start/finish line:

Ushuaia

 

ITRA Points:  4

Valid for 3 years for the UTMB® Mont-Blanc

3.000 D

3.000 D

Approximate Maximum Time:

15 hours

 

Date of the start:

Saturday April 6, 2019

 

Location of the start/finish line:

Ushuaia

 

ITRA Points:  3

Valid for 3 years for the UTMB® Mont-Blanc

2.400 D

2.400 D

Aproximate Maximum Time:

10 hours

 

Date of the start:

Saturday April 6, 2019

 

Location of the start/finish line:

Ushuaia

 

ITRA Points:  2

Valid for 3 years for the UTMB® Mont-Blanc

Equipment Ushuaia by UTMB®

In order to ensure the security and good progress of the event, each participant must have at their disposal all the obligatory equipment on the list, detailed below. Each participant must present their obligatory equipment, in order to retrieve their race-bib (*), and agree to keep it with them throughout the event.

It is important to note that the material imposed by the organisers is a vital minimum which each trail-runner must adapt to their own capacities.  In particular, they must not choose the lightest weight clothing possible in order to gain a few grams, but opt for clothing which really offers good protection in the mountains of Ushuaia, which therefore gives better security and a better performance.

(*) Any organization member is entitled to check at any moment that the runner has the obligatory equipment. If the runner refuses to disclose these elements or doesn’t have any part of it, he/she will be left out of the race.

OBLIGATORY EQUIPMENT FOR FBT, LCT AND ELT

› Race bib (provided by the organization)
› Competitor number (provided by the organization)
› 1 chip (provided by the organization)
› 1 backpack or similar (that goes through the shoulders) destined to transport obligatory equipment throughout the race.
› Mobile/cell phone with international roaming allowing for its use in Argentina (load in to its memory the organisation’s security numbers, keep the phone on.
Personal beaker 15 cl minimum (bottles or flasks with lids are not accepted).
Supply of water of 1 litre minimum.
1 lantern in good working order with spare cells/batteries. Recommendation: 200 lumens or more for the main torch.
Survival blanket
Whistle (has to be fastened to the front and fully visible for all distances).
Self-adhesive elasticated bandage which can serve as a bandage or strapping (minimum 100 cm x 6 cm).
› Jacket with hood which will withstand bad weather in the mountains and made with a waterproof It is the runner’s responsibility to judge, with these criteria, if their jacket fits the regulations stated and so bad weather in the mountains, but, during a check, the judgment is made by the person in charge of the check or the steward.

It is the runner’s responsibility to judge, with these criteria, if their jacket fits the regulations stated and so bad weather in the mountains, but, during a check, the judgment is made by the person in charge of the check or the steward.
Long-legged trousers or race leggings OR a combination of legging and socks which cover the legs completely.
Cap, bandana or Buff®.
Additional warm second layer: a warm second layer top with long sleeves (cotton excluded) of a weight of a minimum of 180g (men’s size medium (M).
Robust and closed trail-running shoes (minimalist or ultralight shoes excluded). Shoes with a waterproof membrane are strongly recommended.
   → OR the combination of a warm long-sleeved underwear (first or second layer, cotton exclude) of a minimum weight of 110g (men’s size medium (M)) and a durable water repellent (DWR protection) windproof jacket (*).
   → (*) the wind-proof jacket does not replace the obligatory waterproof jacket, and vice versa.
› Warm hat
Waterproof gloves.
ID – passport/ID card.
› Moleskin or similar for blisters in the feet
› First aid kit

All clothing must be the correct size for the competitor and it should not have been modified in any way after leaving the factory.

You will carry this equipment in a pack which must be tagged during race-bib distribution and is not interchangeable during the race.

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT FOR FBT, LCT AND ELT

›  Smartphone with the LiveRun app installed and activated + external battery.
›  Spare clothing. Temperature by night can be as cold as 0° C at altitude.
›  GPS watch.
›  Knife or scissors for cutting elasticated bandage.
›   Emergency sewing kit.

If you choose to take poles, it is for the duration of the race. It is forbidden to start without poles and recuperate them during the course of the race.

No poles are authorised in the drop bags.

OBLIGATORY EQUIPMENT FOR FMU

› Race bib (provided by the organization)
› Competitor number (provided by the organization)
› 1 chip (provided by the organization)
› 1 backpack or similar (that goes through the shoulders) destined to transport obligatory equipment throughout the race.
Mobile/cell phone with international roaming allowing for its use in Argentina (load in to its memory the organisation’s security numbers, keep the phone on, don’t mask your number and don’t forget to leave with the battery fully charged).
Personal beaker 15 cl minimum (bottles or flasks with lids are not accepted).
Supply of water of 1 litre minimum.
2 lanternsin good working order with spare cells/batteries. Recommendation: 200 lumens or more for the main torch.
Survival blanket of 1.40m x 2m minimum.
Whistle (has to be fastened to the front and fully visible for all distances).
Self-adhesive elasticated bandage which can serve as a bandage or strapping (minimum 100 cm x 6 cm).
Food reserve. Recommendation: 1.000kcal (4 gels + 4 energising bars each of 65g).
Jacket with hood which will withstand bad weather in the mountains and made with a waterproof (*) and breathable (**) membrane (e.g. Outdry)
             (*) minimum recommended 10 000 Schmerber
             (**) RET recommended inferior to 13
  → the jacket must, imperatively, be fitted with an integrated hood or one which is attached to the jacket by the original system designed for that purpose by the manufacturer.
 → the seams must be sealed.
 → the jacket must not have sections of fabric which are not waterproof, but air vents fitted by the manufacturer (under-arm, in the back), since they do not damage in any obvious way the impermeability, are accepted.
It is the runner’s responsibility to judge, with these criteria, if their jacket fits the regulations stated and so bad weather in the mountains, but, during a check, the judgment is made by the person in charge of the check or the steward.
Long-legged trousers or race leggings OR a combination of legging and socks which cover the legs completely.
Cap, bandana or Buff®.
Additional warm second layer: a warm second layer top with long sleeves (cotton excluded) of a weight of a minimum of 180g (men’s size medium (M).
  → OR the combination of a warm long-sleeved underwear (first or second layer, cotton exclude) of a minimum weight of 110g (men’s size medium (M)) and a durable water repellent (DWR protection) windproof jacket (*)
   → (*) the wind-proof jacket does not replace the obligatory waterproof jacket, and vice versa
› Additional warm third layer (intermediary layer between the 2nd layer and the waterproof jacket)
Robust and closed trail-running shoes (minimalist or ultralight shoes excluded). Shoes with a waterproof membrane are strongly recommended
› Warm hat
Waterproof gloves
ID – passport/ID card
› Moleskin or similar for blisters in the feet
› First aid kit

All clothing must be the correct size for the competitor and it should not have been modified in any way after leaving the factory.
You will carry this equipment in a pack which must be tagged during race-bib distribution and is not interchangeable during the race.

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT FOR FMU

Smartphone with the LiveRun app installed and activated + external battery.
Spare clothing. Temperature by night can be as cold as 0° C at altitude.
› Poles in case of rain or snow for your safety in case of slippery terrain
› Vaseline anti-chafing cream
› A cash sum of a minimum of 800 ARS (for contingencies).

Reusable bowl.
GPS watch.
Knife or scissors for cutting elasticated bandage
Emergency sewing kit

If you choose to take poles, it is for the duration of the race. It is forbidden to start without poles and recuperate them during the course of the race.

No poles are authorised in the drop bags.

FMU 130 KM

8.200 m

elevation drop

This course is a true mountain ultra-marathon, for experienced runners. The trail offers spectacular views of the Beagle Channel, Five Brothers and La Cloche mountains, The French and Tristen passages, Bonete Hill, Cortez Mountain, Middle Hill and Esmeralda Lagoon, among other iconic points. In particular, participants will be able to visit Cerro Castor, the southernmost ski center of the planet.

Competitors will cross more than 8 mountain passages, which connect the valleys of the southern Andes. Because Argentinian Patagonia is one of the wildest and loneliest places that exist, participating in this 130km route will be like running 160km, for participants from other parts of the world.

The route will eventually reach Lake Fagnano, a huge body of water of glacial origin that spreads 110 kilometers. Ancient inhabitants of this land wisely called it “Khami”, which means “Big Water”. Later, European settlers named it after Moneñor José Fagnano, the first Salesian director in the Patagonia.

The lake will be the northernmost point of the race before runners begin their return, crossing the Andes once again, to reach the mountains that surround Ushuaia and make their way back to the city.

 

Start:
Friday April 5, from Ushuaia
Finish Line:
Ushuaia city center

Maximum Time: 38

hours approximately

Grants 6 ITRA Points, which can be used during 3 years (instead of 2) for a registration to UTMB® Mont-Blanc.

Additionally, finishers of the FMU distance will gain one year in the UTMB® Mont-Blanc registration process: if they would like to participate in the 2020 edition, they will double their chances in the lottery if registering for the first time; or they will be guaranteed a spot if they were unsuccessful when trying to register for the prior year’s edition.

Categories:

Runners will be classified according to the following chart (Male and Female categories):

 

Category  Age on April 5, 2019
     Open 18-29
 Veterans 30-39
Masters 1 40-49
Masters 2 50-59
Masters 3 60+

Course & Profile Map

La organización se reserva el derecho de realizar modificaciones, en cualquier momento, ya sea por condiciones climatológicas desfavorables, fuerza mayor o cualquier otra circunstancia que la organización entienda pueda afectar la seguridad de los participantes o el óptimo desarrollo del evento. Reglamento Ushuaia by UTMB® > Excepcional Conditions

Technical Data

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Time Chart

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GPS

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FBT 70 KM

5.400 m

elevation drop

FBT is a circuit aimed at runners with experience in mountain races of similar distances. As you ascend in the course, you will admire the Beagle Channel and incredible views of glaciers, lakes, lagoons, hills and valleys.

Even though the route will be, in certain points, similar to the 130km ultra (offering the possibility of passing through emblematic sites such as Cerro Castor, The French and Tristen passages, Bonete Hill, Cortez Mountain, Middle Hill and Esmeralda Lagoon), the best part of this circuit is the impressive view of the Five Brothers Mountain that runners will encounter.

This mountain, 1,037 meters high, is located east of Ushuaia and stands as an icon of the city, with its five well-defined peaks. Escorting Mount Olivia in its reign over the elevations of the area, the “five brothers” offer an extraordinary spectacle of the capital at the End of The World.

After crossing numerous passages in the middle of the Andes, runners will return to Ushuaia, bringing with them the memory of a unique journey through this wild territory.

 

Start:
Saturday April 6, from Ushuaia
Finish Line:
Ushuaia city center

Maximum time: 22

hours approximately

Grants 4 ITRA Points, which can be used during 3 years (instead of 2) for a registration to UTMB® Mont-Blanc.

Categories:

Runners will be classified according to the following chart (Male and Female categories):

 

Category  Age on al 05/04/2019
     Open 18-29
 Veterans 30-39
Masters 1 40-49
Masters 2 50-59
Masters 3 60+

Course & Profile Map

La organización se reserva el derecho de realizar modificaciones, en cualquier momento, ya sea por condiciones climatológicas desfavorables, fuerza mayor o cualquier otra circunstancia que la organización entienda pueda afectar la seguridad de los participantes o el óptimo desarrollo del evento. Reglamento Ushuaia by UTMB® > Excepcional Conditions

Technical Data

Coming soon

Time Chart

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GPS

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LCT 50 KM

3.000 m

elevation drop

This trail allows runners to appreciate mountain passages like Tristen and The French, as well as elevations like Bonete Hill, Cortez Mountain and Middle Hill, among other distinctive sites of Ushuaia.

LCT`s main characteristic is that it offers unique views of La Cloche Mountain, which rises 1,000 meters above sea level. Together with Mount Olivia and Five Brothers Mountain, this elevation belongs to the mountainous system of “Sierra de Sorondo”. It was baptized “La Cloche” by Luis F. Martial´s expedition, due to its peculiar bell shape (“cloche”, in French).
Like the other circuits, runners will cross several mountain passages until they start their return to the city, obtaining in their descent unique views of the Beagle Channel and Ushuaia´s privileged position at the End of The World.

 

Start:
Saturday April 6, from Ushuaia
Finish Line:
Ushuaia city center

Maximum time: 15

horas aproximadamente

Grants 3 ITRA Points, which can be used during 3 years (instead of 2) for a registration to UTMB® Mont-Blanc.

 

Categories:

Runners will be classified according to the following chart (Male and Female categories):

 

Category  Age on 05/04/2019
     Open 18-29
 Veterans 30-39
Masters 1 40-49
Masters 2 50-59
Masters 3 60+

Course & Profile Map

La organización se reserva el derecho de realizar modificaciones, en cualquier momento, ya sea por condiciones climatológicas desfavorables, fuerza mayor o cualquier otra circunstancia que la organización entienda pueda afectar la seguridad de los participantes o el óptimo desarrollo del evento. Reglamento Ushuaia by UTMB® > Excepcional Conditions

Technical Data

Coming soon

Time Chart

Coming soon

GPS

Coming soon

ELT 35 KM

2.400 m

elevation drop

ELT is a course that goes through similar landscapes than the 50km race (LCT), in the midst of the wild nature that characterizes the Argentinian Patagonia.

In this race you will come across trails, mountain passages and paths laid out over very different terrains. You will be able to appreciate the famous Cortez Mountain, the Five Brothers Mountain, La Cloche Mountain and Middle Hill, among other emblematic elevations of the area, all sprinkled with the colors of autumn. On your return to Ushuaia, you will enjoy a fabulous descent and get a surprising view of the surroundings of the city and the Beagle Channel.  

 

Start:
Saturday April 6, from Ushuaia

Finish Line:
Ushuaia city center

Maximum time: 10

hours approximately

Grants 2 ITRA Points, which can be used during 3 years (instead of 2) for a registration to UTMB® Mont-Blanc.

Categories:

Runners will be classified according to the following chart (Male and Female categories):

 

Category  Age on 05/04/2019
     Open 18-29
 Veterans 30-39
Masters 1 40-49
Masters 2 50-59
Masters 3 60+

Course & Profile Map

La organización se reserva el derecho de realizar modificaciones, en cualquier momento, ya sea por condiciones climatológicas desfavorables, fuerza mayor o cualquier otra circunstancia que la organización entienda pueda afectar la seguridad de los participantes o el óptimo desarrollo del evento. Reglamento Ushuaia by UTMB® > Excepcional Conditions

Technical Data

Coming soon

Time Chart

Coming soon

GPS

Coming soon

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