4-7 September 2019 | Registration open 01.12.2018 - -
2017 UTMR 170 km profile

170 km Ultra Tour Info

Information about the 170 km Ultra Tour route, 2019

Length : 170 km – D+ : 11,300m – Start time : 04:00 – Thursday 5 September 2019 – 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: 9
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 170 km
Elevation +11300
No. runners 300
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

Check points KM Altitude Cutoff time Type of supplies* Drop out possible? Medical
Start - Grächen0.0km1619m  
CP1 - Europahütte17.1km2261m    
CP2 - Taschalpe26.4km2162m   
CP3 - Zermatt36.8km1624m14:00 Thursday  Yes  
CP4 - Gandegghütte46.9km2929m   
CP5 - Lago Cime Bianche54.9km2831m   
CP6 - Rifugio Ferraro67.5km2068m01:00 Friday  Yes  
CP7 - Gressoney-la-Trinité79.8km1828m06:00 Friday  Yes  
CP8 - Passo dei Salati88.7km2922m   
CP9 - Alagna100.0km1193m13:00 Friday  Yes  
CP10 - Quarazza120.9km1369m   
CP11 - Macugnaga125.5km1309m22:00 Friday  Yes  
CP12 - Monte Moro Pass132.3km2840m   
CP13 - Saas Fee149.1km1796m08:00 Saturday  Yes  
CP14 - Hannigalp166.5km2126m   
Finish - Grächen169.7km1627m    

Route description




Race programme

Wednesday 4 September - Grächen (CH)
14:00 to 19:30Registration & equipment check
Thursday 5 September
03:45Pre-race briefing
04:00Start of the 170 km ultra in Grächen
Friday 6 September
10:00First finishers of the 170 km Ultramarathon expected in Grächen
Saturday 7 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

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Pre-registration information & form