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

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

I assuming due to COVID but the two UTMB races that were previously in China didn’t happen the last couple of years. Now they popped back up on the UTMB World website. PandaTrail by UTMB is listed to happen in November, but there’s no information on the actual website that this race is actually happening. For the TransLantau by UTMB event in Hong Kong there’s a version of the race available to run UTMB calls ‘Hybrid’. A virtual, self-timed event on the trails of the race course without aid or support. Runners can complete the route from 28 Oct – 18 Nov and will receive Running Stones.

Hybrid (virtual) update:

  • The event period is from October 28 to November 18, 2022. Participants can start anytime during this period.
  • The cut-off is extended to 34 hours (there is no intermediary cut-offs)
  • There is no aid station (no food and no drink) on the course. 
  • The course is NOT marked with signage (but you can check the course on our app LiveRun).
  • You will need to use our app LiveRun and your own GPS device to validate your race performance.

I’m quite surprised UTMB is offering this type of event as a way to get official Running Stones. But it’s great to see that UTMB is trying to give folks in China the chance to acquire their required stones to participate in UTMB this coming year.