The UTMB or Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is an internationally renowned sporting event composed of four long-distance walking races in the heart of nature, which crosses France, Italy and Switzerland and will be taking place on 22 to 28 August. 2016 will be the thirteenth edition of a 168 km course for amateurs and professionals.

The Academy of Medicine Foundation was present through its charity bibs: three runners chose to give €2,000 each to the Foundation in exchange for participating in the race while wearing its colours.