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As the race director for a small-scale ultra marathon (the SVP100), I just received an email from the ITRA regarding how to get your race evaluated in the future for UTMB points. On their website, it appears that they are charging €100 for this service. This service used to be provided by TNF for free.
As such, I'm interested to know how important UTMB points are to ultra runners out there? Do most of you have an ambition to run TNF UTMB races, or are the UTMB points a 'nice to have'? Any thoughts on the subject would be great, as this service is clearly going to have an impact on the cost of organising ultra marathons in the future.