12 Jul '17, 9pm

Deferring a race entry due to pregnancy? @UTMBMontBlanc says no

Deferring a race entry due to pregnancy? @UTMBMontBlanc says no

Let’s call this friend, who wants to remain anonymous for now, Jessica (no, it really isn’t me, I swear). Jessica trained incredibly hard to qualify for UTMB last year – a 100 mile mountain race through France, Italy and Switzerland. As most runners know, in order to even enter the UTMB lottery, you have to accumulate a number of points through other races. It is a massive time commitment. At the same time, Jessica was trying to get pregnant with her husband. She wanted a child, but she was really worried about having to give up ultrarunning and racing as it was such an important part of her life and her identity. She didn’t want to have to choose – mother and family or ultrarunner. After she qualified for UTMB, and then managed to make it through the lottery successfully to secure a coveted spot, she found out she was pregnant… She immediately emailed the directors of the...

Full article: https://ultrarunnergirl.com/2017/07/12/deferring-a-race-e...

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