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Vert.run is the Official Online Coaching for the 2024 UTMB® Mont-Blanc – UTMB

Vert.run is the Official Online Coaching for the 2024 UTMB® Mont-Blanc – UTMB

We started Vert.run with one goal in mind: to make trail running accessible to everybody, everywhere. Whether you’re training for local trails or aiming for the ultimate challenge like UTMB, we’ve got you covered.

Over the past four years since founding Vert.run, we’ve been working diligently towards this mission. Through Vert.run, we’ve unlocked access to trail running for over 85,000 people from more than 100 countries. Our free training programs for beginners, affordable coaching, and technology in the Vert.run App has made this possible. 

By working with races around the world–like the UTMB ® Mont Blanc, and 14 other races in the series–we know that we’ll be able to bring the joy of finishing a race and safely achieving their goal to thousands more trail runners.

Comprehensive Plans for Every UTMB ® Race

Each plan is designed specifically for the demands of the race, including its distance, technicality, elevation gain, and type of terrain.

The plans also include a very important element: the Mountain Index of each race, a tool we developed ourselves at Vert.run so that racers can make sure they’re gaining exactly the right amount of elevation in their training for their race. 

Adapting to Individual Needs for UTMB ® Training

Our training plans adapt to each runner’s personal experience level, schedule, and available training surfaces (e.g., flat or hilly). This ensures correct and safe preparation for their adventure, whether they live in a city or the mountains.

With Vert.run, we help racers achieve their goals—whether they want to compete for the podium, break their PR, or simply finish feeling strong. 

Improving Finishing Rates with UTMB ® Coaching 

Throughout the history of trail and ultrarunning, the finishing rate has never been as high as it could be. We want to improve that. We want to help as many runners as possible–of all experience levels–achieve the feeling of accomplishment, self-confidence, and pride that comes with reaching the finish line feeling strong.

We know that training with Vert.run increases a runner’s chances of finishing their trail race or ultramarathon. We have proven this with the thousands of runners who have excelled with our innovative training and coaching services. 

Affordable and Personalized UTMB ® Coaching

With our $25 USD/month training and coaching subscription, runners not only get access to a training plan designed specifically for their race–with workouts handcrafted for their distance–but they also get access to personal coaching support from their Vert.run coach on a weekly basis.

When you train with Vert.run, your personal Vert.The run coach checks your training once weekly to ensure you’re training safely and following your progress.

In addition to ensuring you’re on track for your goal, your Vert.run coach also answers any of your questions about training, nutrition, and gear–giving you direct access to an expert right in your pocket.

Your connection with your Vert.run coach provides you with accountability, support, and encouragement—the key tools for success in reaching your trail running goals. 

Commitment to UTMB ® Success

We’re on a mission to help every runner at the start line of all 14 of these 14 races not only finish their race but also have a great time while doing so. 

UTMB ® Training Plans

Here are the training plans we’ve designed for each race, including descriptions: 

TRANSVULCANIA BY UTMB® is a race that traverses an amazing island–it’s a scenic, volcanic adventure.

This training plan will thoroughly prepare you not only to finish the full 72 km distance but also to enjoy it. Since the 72k starts with a long, steady climb that will drain lots of energy, you’ve got to develop the skills you’ll need to run down the incredibly hard, demanding downhill to the finish line.

It tarts with a block of speed and Vo2 max training sessions, followed by a nice 6-week block of  Lactate threshold training. It also includes key long runs and endurance runs to make sure you’re ready to rock Transvulcania.

Transvulcania takes place at the heart of a volcanic island–so it’s no surprise that the route of the beautiful, 48 km Volcanes course takes you to discover the beauty of this island.

This training plan will prepare you not only to reach the finish line feeling strong but to enjoy each step of the race. The running economy and speed-focused sessions at the beginning of this plan will allow you to feel comfortable kilometer after kilometer as you race Volcanes. Let’s go!

Transvulcania is a race that traverses an amazing island, making it a scenic, volcanic adventure. This training plan will prepare you not only to finish this 28k feeling strong but to enjoy each step of the race.

The plan focuses heavily on downhill training because El Roque has much more downhill than uphill–so it’s going to be a fast adventure on race day! In just 10 weeks, you’ll develop speed, power, strength, and downhill skills to finish El Roque feeling strong. 

🏁 Ultra-Trail Snowdonia by UTMB®:

Snowdonia’s technical terrain and challenging weather require not only serious endurance, but also technical skills.

This training plan will help you develop both: you’ll complete key workouts with a strong focus on endurance to prepare you for the 100 miles you’ll face in UTS. Our weekly coaching support will keep you on track and training safely–and to help you reach your goals on race day.  

Prepare for Snowdonia’s challenging terrain and unpredictable weather with this training plan for UTS 100 km.

You’ll build the technical skills and endurance needed to tackle the course’s ups and downs with confidence. Plus, our weekly coaching support will help you stay motivated and on track towards your UTS 100k goal. 

From technical terrain to changing weather, the UTS 50 km demands both speed and technical skills to keep you safe.

This training plan is designed to help you move fast and light while enjoying every kilometer of your race. With this plan’s focus on speedwork, strength, and lactate threshold workouts, you’ll be ready to take on the challenge.

The ERYRI 20 km is all about moving fast and light through hard weather conditions and technical terrain.

This training plan is designed to help you develop the speed and endurance you’ll need to tackle the course’s challenges–and to finish feeling strong. Plus, you’ll have access to weekly coaching support throughout this plan to keep you motivated and focused on reaching your goals.

🏁 Trail Alsace Grand Est by UTMB®

Get ready to enjoy the stunning terrain of Alsace with our custom training plan for the UTDC 170k! Our handcrafted workouts are designed to help you tackle the race’s 170 km distance, and its cumulative elevation gain of over 6,000m.

With targeted training and a smart build-up, you’ll be prepared for the fast running and demanding ups and downs of the French landscape.

Get ready to enjoy the stunning terrain of Alsace with our custom training plan for the UTDC 100k! Our handcrafted workouts are designed to help you tackle the 100 km distance and its elevation gain.

With targeted training and a smart build-up, you’ll be prepared for the fast running and demanding ups and downs of the French landscape.

Ready to explore the breathtaking French landscape of Alsace? Our custom training plan for the TDC 50k is designed to help you complete the 50 km distance with a cumulative elevation gain of over 2,000m.

With handcrafted workouts and a smart build-up, you’ll be prepared for the challenging ups and downs (and fast running) of the region and achieve your goals.

Get ready for a fast, exciting race through the beautiful French landscape of Alsace with our custom training plan for the TDP!

Our handcrafted workouts are designed to help you complete this distance with a cumulative elevation gain of over 1,000m. With a smart build-up and targeted training, you’ll be prepared for the demanding terrain and achieve your running goals.

🏁 Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB®

Prepare for the ultimate endurance challenge of the Ultra Du Saint Jacques 100 M with our custom training plan.

With accumulative elevation gain of over 6,000m, our handcrafted workouts are tailored to fulfill all your needs for the 100-mile distance.

Plus, with weekly coaching support from our team, you’ll be fully prepared to tackle the demanding terrain and achieve your race goals.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning French landscape with our custom training plan for the Grand Trail du Saint Jacques 100km.

Our personalized approach is designed to fulfill all your needs for the 100 km distance, with targeted workouts for the technical terrain and long climbs and descents. With weekly coach support from our team, you’ll be fully prepared to tackle the challenging course and achieve your goals.

Get ready to race the trails of the Saint Jacques route with our personalized training plan for the Maratrail 50k.

Our handcrafted workouts are designed to fulfill all your needs for the 50 km distance with a cumulative elevation gain of over 2,500m, including targeted workouts for the demanding technical terrain.

Plus, with weekly coaching support from our team, you’ll be fully prepared to tackle the course and achieve your race goals.

Experience the thrill of a fast, challenging trail race with our personalized training plan for les Chibottes 20k.

Our handcrafted workouts are tailored to fulfill all your needs for the 20 km distance, including targeted workouts for the demanding terrain.

With weekly coaching support from our team, you’ll be fully prepared to tackle the course and achieve your goals.

🏁 VAL D'ARAN BY UTMB®

Ready to tackle the ultimate challenge of your endurance? Our custom training plan for VDA 163k is designed to help you race the 163 km distance with a cumulative elevation gain of over 10,000m. With handcrafted workouts and a smart build-up, you’ll be prepared to take on the beautiful yet demanding terrain of the Pyrenees and achieve your running goals. Let’s make it happen!

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with our custom training plan for the CDH 110k! Our handcrafted workouts are designed to help you race the 110 km distance with a cumulative elevation gain of over 7,000m–and to finish feeling strong. With a smart build-up and targeted training, you’ll be ready to take on the stunning trails of the Pyrenees and make your running goals a reality.

Ready for an epic adventure in the mountains? Our custom training plan for the EXP 30k is designed to help you conquer the 30km distance with a cumulative elevation gain of over 2,000m. With handcrafted workouts and a smart build-up, you’ll be prepared to take on the stunning trails of the Pyrenees and make your running goals a reality. Let’s go!

Looking for a challenging yet achievable goal? Our custom training plan for the SKY 15k is designed to help you conquer the 15 km distance with a cumulative elevation gain of over 1,000m. With handcrafted workouts and a smart build-up, you’ll be ready to take on the stunning trails of the Pyrenees and achieve your running goals. Let’s make it happen!

🏁 Trail Verbier Saint Bernard by UTMB®

Achieve your goals while racing the technical terrain and long climbs and descents of the Swiss mountains with our custom training plan for the X-Alpine 170k!

Our handcrafted workouts are designed to fulfill all your needs for the 170 km distance with a cumulative elevation gain of over 12,000m. With targeted training and weekly coach support from our team, you’ll be fully prepared for the demanding terrain and achieve your race goals.

Embark on a challenging adventure in the stunning Swiss mountains with our custom training plan for the X-Traverse 111k.

Our personalized approach is designed to fulfill all your needs for the 111 km distance with a cumulative elevation gain of over 8,400m, including targeted workouts for technical terrain and long climbs and descents. With weekly coaching support from our team, you’ll be fully prepared to tackle the demanding terrain and achieve your goals.

Embark on a challenging adventure in the stunning Swiss mountains with our custom training plan for the X-Traverse 42k.

Our personalized approach is designed to fulfill all your needs for the marathon distance, including targeted workouts for technical terrain and long climbs and descents. With weekly coach support from our team, you’ll be fully prepared to tackle the demanding terrain and achieve your goals.

Experience a fast, thrilling race through the stunning Swiss mountains with our custom training plan for the X-Plore 26k.

Our personalized approach is designed to fulfill all your needs for the 26 km distance with a cumulative elevation gain of over 1,000m, including targeted workouts for the demanding technical terrain. With weekly coach support from our team, you’ll be fully prepared to tackle the course and achieve your goals.

🏁 UTMB® Mont-Blanc

Achieve the ultimate challenge of endurance with our custom training plan for UTMB! Our handcrafted workouts will help you tackle the 171 km distance and its cumulative elevation gain of over 10,000m.

With handcrafted workouts and a smart build-up, you’ll be prepared to take on the stunning yet demanding terrain of the Alps and achieve a finish you’ll remember for a lifetime. 

Ready to take on the epic challenge of CCC? Our custom training plan is designed to help you achieve the 101km distance with a cumulative elevation gain of over 6,100m.

With handcrafted workouts and a smart build-up, you’ll be ready to tackle the beautiful yet demanding terrain of Courmayeur, Champex, and Chamonix. Let’s make your running goals a reality!

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with our custom training plan for OCC! Our handcrafted workouts are designed to help you conquer the 55km distance with a cumulative elevation gain of over 3,500m.

With a smart build-up and targeted training, you’ll be ready to take on the challenging trails of Orsières, Champex, and Chamonix. Let’s make your running goals a reality!

Looking for a new challenge? Our custom training plan for ETC is designed to help you conquer the 15km distance–but don’t underestimate these 15k, because they come with a tough elevation gain of over 1,300 m.

With handcrafted workouts and a smart build-up, you’ll be ready to take on the stunning yet demanding terrain of the Alps and achieve your running goals. Let’s make it happen!

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