The ultimate challenge for mid-distance ultra-runners, the OCC is the 50K category final for the UTMB World Series.
Thursday 29th August 2024
Orsières - 08:15
Max Allowed Race Time
14 Hours 30 Minutes
KEY DATES TO KEEP IN MIND
- 30 November 2023: Registration opens for Charity Bibs
- 14 December 2023: Pre-registration opens for the OCC (UTMB World Series Final) lottery
- 11 January 2024: Pre-registration closes for the OCC
- 16 January 2024: OCC lottery draw
- 29 January 2024 : Final date for runners to confirm registration for OCC // Second lottery round if runners don’t confirm their registration
To be eligible to take part in the OCC lottery, you must meet the following criteria by 16 January 2024:
- Have collected at least 1 Running Stone in the 24 months preceding the event
- Have a valid UTMB Index
THE LITTLE SWISS SISTER
The ultimate challenge for middle-distance runners, the OCC will start on a 55km course with 3,425 meters of positive elevation gain from Orsières, located in the south-western part of the canton of Valais in the Val d'Entremont.
This Swiss valley will amaze you with its unique landscapes: The OCC route will take you to the heart of this particular and typical nature before reaching Champex-Lac and Trient. You will then cross the Franco-Swiss border by the emblematic Balme pass and its sublime panorama on the Mont-Blanc massif. Once you have reached the last difficulty of the course and the ascent to La Flégère, you will only have to enjoy the descent and savor your performance by crossing the mythical finish arch in the center of Chamonix under the cheers of families and spectators.
A closer look at the course
All you need to know to participate in the OCC
All the information you need to know before starting an extraordinary adventure.
Each competitor must have a personal accident insurance covering search and rescue costs in France and Switzerland.
Check the list of mandatory equipment and the heatwave or extreme cold kits that can be activated depending on the weather conditions.
50K Final of the UTMB World Series
In 2023, the OCC becomes the annual 50K category final of the UTMB World Series, the ultimate challenge for all mid-distance ultra runners. Access to the OCC is open to all runners with at least one Running Stone and to elites who have qualified directly via the UTMB World Series races.