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  January 17, 2020
UTWT 2020 season kicks off in Hong Kong

The Vibram® Hong Kong 100 (January 16-19) launches the 2020 season of the new UTWT circuit, which now includes 28 events around the world. A new, simplified and unified calendar, that includes all classic events as well as new major races in China, France, Spain, Russia and the Sultanate of Oman. The Vibram® Hong Kong 100 inaugurates this new calendar and celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with 2,500 athletes from 50 countries around the world. A fitting recognition for this event which has helped Hong Kong to develop as a trail running destination and has contributed to the media coverage of the sport in Asia-Pacific.

The Vibram® Hong Kong 100 marks the start of the season for the community of athletes, fans, media, sponsors and organizers of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour, the circuit that brings together the most iconic and prestigious long-distance trail running races on the planet. It should be noted that all participants in UTWT races will now earn "Running Stones", designed to facilitate and accelerate access to the popular UTMB® Mont-Blanc races. A great opportunity for all trail running enthusiasts to explore the world by having the chance to go beyond their limits. The 2020 season is going to be exciting!

UTWT Awards

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Ragna Debates (ES, 787 ITRA index performance)
Xiang Fuzhao (CN, 741 ITRA index performance)
Veronika Vadovicova (SVK, 706 ITRA index performance)
Yang Guangmei (CN, 698 ITRA index performance)
Claire Bannwarth (FR, 686 ITRA index performance)

Jared Hazen (USA, 919 ITRA index performance)
Pere Aurell (ES, 880 ITRA index performance)
Wong Ho-chung (HK, 837 ITRA index performance)
Liang Jing (CN, 863 ITRA index performance)
Deng Guomin (CN, 843 ITRA index performance)

Watch the start list here.

The Vibram® Hong Kong 100 will start on Saturday, January 17 at 1am (Paris time) (8am local time). The first runners are expected to arrive at the finish line around 11am (6pm local time). The first woman and the first man will be awarded 1500 points in the UTWT ranking, like the Transgrancanaria HG, Madeire Ultra-Trail® and Ultra-Trail® Australia winners. Follow the live here and all the highlights of the race on the UTWT social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).


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UTWT RACES 2020 (race/country/points/date)
Download the UTWT 2020 map here
1 Vibram® Hong-Kong 100/Hong-Kong/UTWT 1500/17.01.2020
2 Tarawera Ultramarathon/New Zealand/UTWT 1000/08.02.2020
3 Transgrancanaria HG/Spain/UTWT 1500/04.03.2020
4 Gaoligong by UTMB®/China/UTWT 1000/23.03.2020
5 Patagonia Run/Argentina/UTWT 500/04.04.2020
6 100 Miles of Istria/Croatia/UTWT 1000/17.04.2020
7 Penyagolosa Trails HG/Spain/UTWT 1000/18.04.2020
8 Ultra-Trail® Mount Fuji/Japan/UTWT 1000/24.04.2020
9 Madeira Island Ultra-Trail®/Portugal/UTWT 1500/25.04.2020
10 Whalers' Great Route Ultra-Trail/Portugal/UTWT 500/08.05.2020
11 Ultra-Trail® Australia/Australia/UTWT 1500/16.05.2020
12 VVX Volvic-Volcanic Experience/France/UTWT 500/22.05.2020
13 mozart100®/Austria/UTWT 1000/20.06.2020
14 La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail/Italy/UTWT 1500/26.06.2020
15 Western State®100-Mile Endurance Run /USA/UTWT 1500/27.06.2020
16 Val d'Aran by UTMB®/Spain/UTWT 500/03.07.2020
17 Eiger Ultra-Trail®/Switzerland/UTWT 1000/19.07.2020
18 Golden Ring Ultra-Trail®/Russia/UTWT 500/19.07.2020
19 TDS® (UTMB® Mont-Blanc)/France-Italy/UTWT 1000/26.08.2020
20 UTMB® (UTMB® Mont-Blanc)/France-Italy-Switzerland/UTWT 2000/28.08.2020
21 CCC® (UTMB® Mont-Blanc)/France-Italy-Switzerland/UTWT 1500/28.08.2020
22 Harricana Ultra-Trail®/Canada/UTWT 500/13.09.2020
23 Trans Jeju/Korea/UTWT 500/10.10.2020
24 Ultra-Trail® Ninghai/China/UTWT 500/17.10.2020
25 Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail®/Turkey/UTWT 1000/17.10.2020
26 Javelina Jundred/USA/UTWT 500/31.10.2020
27 Ultra-Trail® Cape Town/South Africa/UTWT 1000/28.11.2020
28 Oman by UTMB®/Sultanate of Oman/UTWT 500/03.12.2020

Note to Editors:
Since its beginnings in 2014 the Ultra-Trail® World Tour has gradually expanded to include the most iconic and prestigious ultra-endurance trail running races around the world. From 10 events in 2014 the Ultra-Trail® World Tour now features 28 events from 20 countries and 6 continents. The original roster – which included races held in Hong-Kong, Spain, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Italy, USA, France and Switzerland – has now been joined by events in Croatia, Portugal, Austria, Canada, South Korea, China, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Argentina and Oman.

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