The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.

The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.

It’s officially lottery season in the trail world. (In the soccer world this is called silly season, refers to something different, but it feels apt. This season is a bit silly, as our sport is growing and runners worldwide are making their plans on where they get to race this coming year by entering lotteries.)

If you’re silly enough to want to race in Chamonix this coming summer and want to race on of the World Series Finals races (that’s UTMB, CCC, OCC) then these are the dates you gotta keep on your calendar:

  • 30 November 2023: Registration opens for Charity Bibs (€2,000 Euro let’s you bypass the lottery but you still need to qualify for the race you’re wanting to enter with stones and index.)
  • 14 December 2023: Pre-registration opens for the UTMB (UTMB World Series Final) lottery
  • 11 January 2024: Pre-registration closes for the UTMB, CCC, OCC
  • 16 January 2024: UTMB, CCC, OCC lottery draw
  • 29 January 2024 : Final date for runners to confirm registration for UTMB // Second lottery round if runners don’t confirm their registration

This year I finally have an index and a few lonely stones, so I will enter the lottery and make my offering to the luck dragon.