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Woman in Trail

For more women in trail running

At HOKA Val d'Aran by UTMB® we want to encourage the participation of women in long distance mountain races. We know that there are very few women who dare to undertake this adventure and we want to reverse this situation.

In our last edition, women accounted for 12.5% of the participants who took part in the different races, but the number of abandonments was lower in proportion to that of men.

Woman in Trail is an initiative with a clear purpose: to encourage women to take part in this experience, because we know that they are more than capable of crossing the finish line of any distance.

To this end, we are creating a series of specific programmes adapted and oriented to any woman who intends to start or improve her participation in long distance or trail running.

  • Scholarships to participate and train in our races,
  • Training actions.
  • Communication and awareness-raising.

These types of actions will become an essential part of our event, with the shared objective of making women's sport more visible and increasing the number of female runners.

Our first activity, together with Transvia Sport and Maldito Running.

Maldito Running and Transvia Sport launched the first of the actions of the Woman in Trail programme. They organised an experience with the aim of running the SKY Baqueira Beret 15K, EXP 32K and discovering the wonders of the Val d'Aran. Sport, gastronomy and lots of experiences.


UTMB strongly believes in equal rights and opportunities for all members of the trail-running community. We are in the process of building inclusion and diversity policies on gender, race, age, social class and more. We endeavour to grow and continue to evolve the sport and to make UTMB World Series welcoming for each athlete.