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29th August 2023


Take on the adventure of a 15km race with 1200 meters of elevation gain in the heart of the Italian Alps.

Race Category



15 KM

Elevation Gain

1200 M+

Race Start

Courmayeur - 14:00

Max Allowed Race Time

04 Hours 30 Minutes


Start in Courmayeur, an iconic village in the Mont Blanc landscape, and embark on a 15km race with a beastly 1200 meters of total elevation gain in the heart of the Italian Alps. This summer, the course will evolve slightly with a more progressive climb up to the impressive balconies of the Aosta Valley, facing the Mont-Blanc, before continuing on to complete the loop back into Courmayeur. This appealing yet challenging format is ideal for runners who would like to put themselves to the test and be part of the UTMB® Mont-Blanc.

Be careful, short format does not always mean simple format: the ETC features 15 kilometers and 1200 meters of elevation gain. In trail running, we often talk about "kilometer effort", considering both the distance and elevation gain to calculate the perceived distance: the km-effort is calculated by adding 1km to the race distance for every 100 meters of elevation gain. The ETC is therefore 27 km-effort of wonder, sharing and challenging your limits!

In other words, the Experience Trail Courmayeur contains amazing landscapes in the heart of the Italian Alps, a great challenge to enter the trail running adventure and the possibility to taste an authentic pizza just after crossing the finish line.


A closer look at the course

Participate in the ETC

All the information you need to know before starting an extraordinary adventure.


Rules and Regulations

Check out the official ETC rules and regulations including registration process and fees, mandatory equipment, assistance policy, runner commitment and much more.

Registration conditions

Registration for the general public will be possible starting January 10th at 11am, and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Repatriation insurance

Each competitor must have a personal accident insurance covering search and rescue costs in Italy.

Mandatory equipment

Check the list of mandatory equipment and the heatwave or extreme cold kits that can be activated depending on the weather conditions.

Medical Certificate

Each competitor must upload the medical certificate on their dashboard before May the 31st 2023.

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