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Anti-doping Resources

In line with UTMB® Group’s commitment to protect the health of participants and act for a clean sport, the organizers of Val d’Aran by UTMB have made an agreement with the CELAD (Spanish Commission for the Fight against Doping in Sport), linked to the Culture and Sport Minister, to put in place official doping controls relevant to any participant of the event’s races.

As an entrant to UTMB events, you are subject to both In and Out of Competition testing, and are responsible for understanding and complying with the World Anti-Doping Code and associated International Standards, as issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency (e.g., the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions, the List of Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods, and the International Standard for Testing and Investigations) and applicable anti-doping rules adopted by Organizer.

TESTING:

-ALL athletes are subject to testing, which includes both blood and urine.

-You are solely responsible for anything you use, attempt to use or is found in your system, regardless of how it got there and whether it was your intention to cheat.

-Never been tested? Check out the video which illustrates the Doping Control Process.

PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS:

• BEFORE taking, you should check the status of all medications, substances, supplements and treatment methods against the WADA Prohibited List.

• Use GlobalDRO.org to do an online search

• Use the resources of your National Anti-Doping Agency- use their online tools and speak to their staff when questions arise.

• Confirm Therapeutic Use Requirements (TUE) if using or intending to use a prohibited substance or prohibited method.

SUPPLEMENTS:

All athletes need to be informed consumers when it comes to decisions related to supplements and sports nutrition products. Choosing supplements that have been screened for prohibited substances by an independent laboratory can significantly lower the risk of a positive test or an adverse health effect.

WADA does not certify, approve, endorse, or guarantee any supplement. Some products on the market imply, or state directly, that they are WADA certified or approved, but they are not.

Before you take a supplement:

• Assess the need: seek advice from a medical professional or nutritionist on your need to use supplement products.

• Assess the risk: Thoroughly research any product you consider taking. Look for products that have been screened for prohibited substances by an independent laboratory.

• It is important to know if a supplement is high-quality and free from prohibited substances BEFORE use. A thorough third-party certification program that tests for performance enhancing drugs is an important risk-reduction step.

• Being told by a supplement company that its products are "safe" and have been screened is not sufficient.

• Unless a supplement has been independently certified by one of the organizations listed below, it should be considered high-risk.

NSF Certified for Sport HASTA Certified Informed Sport Certified Informed Choice Certified If you have any questions at all, please reach out to elite@utmb.world.com* for assistance.

**Val d'Aran by UTMB is part of the UTMB Group.