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2017 UTMR 170 km profile

170km Ultra Tour Info

Information about the 170km Ultra Tour route, 2017

Length : 170 km – D+ : 11,300m – Start time : 04:00 – Thursday 7th September – Grächen

Wild spaces, numerous 4000m mountains in every direction, and non-busy trails – this is where I chose to train for UTMB and other races. This is the format I trained in – going around Monte Rosa in two long back-to-back days, staying with my friends in villages and refugios along the way. It’s a tough trail, high and technical in many places – and prior mountain running experiences is needed – but so beautiful.

While I was running these trails I thought “this is the race I would really like to run”. It didn’t exist so we have created it for you to enjoy. The full route is tougher than UTMB. As a one-stage race it is a serious challenge – brutal, beautiful and brilliant. Come and try it!

Certifications

ITRA Certifcation
Endurance: 6
Mountain: 10
Finisher: 360

The ITRA listing of the races is on the ITRA website calendar.

UTMB Certifcation

The 170km ultra offers 6 (new) points for the UTMB. See here for the UTMB listing.

Profile

Race Data

Distance 170km
Elevation +11300m
No. runners 100
Start time 04:00
Final cutoff 60 hours
Aid stations 14 + finish
% Asphalt 5%
% Track 10%
% Trail 85%
Best male time n/a
Best female time n/a

Checkpoints, aid stations, cutoff times

Check points KM Altitude Cutoff time Type of supplies* Drop out possible? Medical
Start - Grächen0.0km1619m  
CP1 - Europahütte17.1km2261m    
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, dried biscuits, bread, cheese etc.
CP2 - Taschalpe26.4km2162m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
CP3 - Zermatt36.8km1624m17:00 Thursday  Yes  
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, dried fruit, cake, biscuits, bread, cheese, soup.
CP4 - Gandegghütte46.9km2929m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, biscuits.
CP5 - Lago Cime Bianche54.9km2831m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, biscuits.
CP6 - Rifugio Ferraro67.5km2068m03:00 Friday  Yes  
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, dried fruit, cake, biscuits, bread, cheese, soup.
CP7 - Gressoney-la-Trinité79.8km1828m08:00 Friday  Yes  
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, dried fruit, cake, biscuits, bread, cheese, soup.
CP8 - Passo dei Salati88.7km2922m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
CP9 - Alagna100.0km1193m16:00 Friday  Yes  
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, dried fruit, cake, biscuits, bread, cheese, soup.
CP10 - Quarazza120.9km1369m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
CP11 - Macugnaga125.5km1309m00:00 (midnight) Friday  Yes  
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, dried fruit, cake, biscuits, bread, cheese, soup.
CP12 - Monte Moro Pass132.3km2840m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
CP13 - Saas Fee149.1km1796m08:00 Saturday  Yes  
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, dried fruit, cake, biscuits, bread, cheese, soup.
CP14 - Hannigalp166.5km2126m   
Finish - Grächen169.7km1627m    
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, bouillon, bread, fruit, chia charge bars.

Route description

Race programme

Wednesday 6 September - Grächen (CH)
14:00 to 19:30Registration & equipment check
Thursday 7 September
03:45Pre-race briefing
04:00Start of the 170km ultra in Grächen
Friday 8 September
03:00First finishers of the 170km Ultramarathon expected in Grächen
Saturday 9 September
14:00Close of the 170km Ultramarathon in Grächen
16:30Children's race in Grächen
19:00 onwardsBuffet dinner, prize giving and closing celebrations in Grächen

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