1-4 September 2021
Ultra Tour Monte Rosa elevation profile

170 km Ultra Tour Info

Information about the 170 km Ultra Tour route, 2020

Length : 170 km – D+ : 11,300m – Start time : 04:00 – Thursday 3 September 2020 – 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!



ITRA Certifcation
Endurance: 6
Mountain: 10
Finisher: 370

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

UTMB Certifcation

The 170km Ultra Tour offers 6 points for the UTMB. See here for the UTMB listing.


Race Data

Distance 171 km
Elevation +11600
No. runners 260
Start time 04:00
Final cutoff 60 hours
Aid stations 14 + finish
% Asphalt 2%
% Track 13%
% Trail 85%
Best male time 30:14:01
Best female time 35:05:38

Checkpoints, aid stations, cutoff times

Race programme

Wednesday 2 September - Grächen (CH)
14:00 to 19:30Registration & equipment check
Thursday 3 September
03:45Pre-race briefing
04:00Start of the 170 km ultra in Grächen
Friday 4 September
10:00First finishers of the 170 km Ultramarathon expected in Grächen
Saturday 5 September
16:00Close of the 170 km Ultramarathon in Grächen
16:30Children's race in Grächen
19:00 onwardsBuffet dinner, prize giving and closing celebrations in Grächen

If you wish to register, please read the following page:

Pre-registration information & form
Ultra Tour Monte Rosa 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemicRead our full statement here