Chamonix is the annual epicenter of the most iconic trail running event in the world: the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. BUFF® is proud to have sponsored the UTMB® for more than a decade by developing the official BUFF® UTMB® collection. Our products help the 10,000 determined ultramarathoners achieve their dream of completing one of the seven UTMB® races that take place during the week-long event – whatever the weather throws at them. The main course loops for 170+ kilometres around Mont Blanc, spanning three countries (France, Italy and Switzerland) and offering spectacular scenery. However, it challenges runners with a total elevation gain of 10,000+ metres in punishing weather conditions – conditions that BUFF® products are specifically designed to protect you from, making them an essential part of every runners toolkit.
I feel very lucky to have reached this huge challenge in good shape. For me, the UTMB® is the queen of all European races. I think my participation is the culmination of a long and beautiful path which began when I started trail running. Although I never considered the UTMB® to be my ultimate goal, my sporting career has brought me to this point. I feel confident, well prepared and eager to compete among the best athletes in the ultra-distance world!”
Andreu Simón (ES), BUFF® ambassador
"UTMB® is the most important trail running race in the world and is the biggest goal of the year. All the training and races I’ve completed so far have been done with the UTMB® in mind, and I am still working hard to get there in peak condition. In 2021, I will race the CCC (Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix), and I hope to finish it knowing that I have given the course my all with no regrets."