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UYN Vertical Courmayeur Mont Blanc: runners take on the Roof of Europe with UYN

The Italian brand of functional wear is the main sponsor for this spectacular skyrunning race, scheduled for 2 and 3 August

A race at 3000 m (over 9842 feet) above sea level along the vertiginous paths and rocky trails of Europe’s highest peak. That’s the charm of the UYN Vertical Courmayeur Mont Blanc, a spectacular skyrunningrace organised by Trail Mountain ASD, which will take place on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 August 2019. Effort, adrenaline and being at one with nature: these core elements of the event at Courmayeur (Aosta) are the very same values of the UYN® brand, main sponsor for this, the fifth Vertical Courmayeur Mont Blanc.

`Three events are planned for two once-in-a-lifetime days. “K Kids” will kick off on Friday 3 August at 11 am, a non-competitive race for little ones, which sets off from the Pavillon Hut, intermediate station of the SkyWay Monte Bianco cable car line. At 9 pm, it will be time for the “K1000”, a 7 km race with a 900 m elevation gain, starting in Courmayeur and finishing at the Pavillon Hut. This race is run at night and use of a head torch is a must. The breathtaking views of Mont Blanc are also a key feature of the “K2000” which will start at 7.30 am on Saturday 3 August: 11 km, ascending 2100 m, from Piazza Brocherel in Courmayeur to Punta Helbronner, a spectacular viewpoint 3560 m above sea level.

Customised UYN shirt helps athletes reach for the skies

UYN, the brand produced by leading Italian functional clothing company Trerè Innovation, will accompany the athletes as they climb towards the peaks. Every race pack contains an exclusive base layer from the VISYON range, customised with the event’s colours and logos. The UYN technical shirt, perfect for physical activities in mid-temperatures, guarantees exclusive comfort and cutting-edge features, thanks to the use of the most advanced technology. The exclusive Hypermotion system removes the need for seams around the shoulders, giving the wearers total freedom of movement as they run. Our Coolvent technology, based on an open fabric structure composed of 3D channels, helps create a thermo-regulating flow of air to keep the skin dry. The Drylight system allows moisture produced in the sweatiest areas to be wicked away, while the most exposed areas are designed to be particular durable, using the Resifit technology.

And there’s another motivating factor for athletes taking on this challenge on the awe-inspiring Mont Blanc: everyone who completes the UYN Vertical Courmayeur Mont Blanc will receive a comfortable and practical UYN headband, with “finisher” written on it. Comfortable, captivating, you can use it when running and show it off to your friends.

Don’t miss out! 20% discount on all UYN products

The UYN stand will be in the Expo area in Piazza Brocherel. It’s your chance to discover the most technologically advanced running kit. All visitors will be able to take advantage of an unmissable promotion. Take your voucher at the stand for a 20% discount on UYN products for use in the Les Pyramides (Viale Monte Bianco 21, Courmayeur). Spend over 50 euro and you’ll also get a free running belt, an indispensable accessory for storing items and giving your best in every race.

Advanced technology, at runners’ service

UYN has launched the Alpha Running and Activyon Running lines to support athletes as well as those who are simply performance enthusiasts. The shirts, shorts and jackets in the Alpha collection are a concentration of technology. They support runners seeking maximum performance. The Activyon has a dynamic and captivating style. It is designed for those who see running as that unmissable daily opportunity to relax and unwind. The UYN running range also includes a vast selection of technical socks and base layers, designed to meet all needs.

“We’re proud to once again associate our brand with such a large and spectacular event as the UYN Vertical Courmayeur Mont Blanc,” says Giuseppe Bovo, brand manager at UYN. “The runners will be involved in highly demanding races, where the elevation requires enormous physical output: UYN is supporting them with our highly technical sportswear, designed to provide the best performance and exclusive comfort even in the most extreme circumstances.”