5.-8. Sep 2018

2018 Pre-registration for the UTMR Stage Race

Please read this information carefully before proceeding to the registration form

This is the information for you to complete your pre-registration for the 2018 Ultra Tour Monte Rosa 4-stage race.

Please read carefully and then complete the pre-registration form linked at the bottom of this page.

The course was challenging but the scenery was even more rewarding. What I loved most was the intimacy of UTMR, the opportunity to meet new people, and share the trails with them for three days with Monte Rosa as the backdrop , it doesn’t get much better. Thanks Lizzy, Rich and team, what an experience. Ruth Croft, 2nd Female 2016 Stage Race

Registration Information

This is a tough and challenging long distance race on high alpine trails. We want you to have fun and enjoy your journey so we need to check that you do have sufficient experience to cope with the demands of the terrain and to look after yourself under all possible conditions.

Selection will be made on a first come first served basis, subject to having the necessary experience (see below). The organisation will reserve a few wild card places to be allocated at its discretion.

Required experience

NB. the 4-day stage race is ~40% harder than the 2017 3-day stage race – please consider carefully how much experience you have and whether you will be prepared for the challenge!

  • completion of a multi-stage race on mountain terrain

OR

  • completion of a mountain marathon (with +2,000m ascent) within 8 hours

AND

  • mountain experience such that you can convince us you can cope with the demands of the terrain and look after yourself under all possible conditions and still have some fun 

Registration cost

Registration Fee: 730 euros 

The registration fee includes:

  • 3 nights half-board accommodation in Zermatt, Gressoney and Macugnaga including:
    • evening meal
    • shared accommodation
    • breakfast
  • Transfer of baggage (one bag of 70 litres / 15kg only) from start to finish of each race stage
  • Start number and race chip (official timekeeping)
  • GPS tracking for security
  • Awesome On race t-shirt (value ~68 euros)
  • 1 pair Smartwool running socks (value ~13 euros)
  • Checkpoints offering refreshment (food and drink)
  • Finisher’s gift (for official finishers of the 4-day race)
  • Post race celebration meal in Grächen

Race registration and equipment check

Race registration will take place in Grächen on Tuesday 4th September 2018 between 1430 and 1930 hrs. This is mandatory.

Your race number and timing chip will be given to you on:

  • presentation of photographic ID (passport, identity card)
  • check of obligatory equipment

Extras

Race cup

There will be no cups provided at refreshment points. A personal cup will therefore be part of the obligatory equipment.

A special edition Ultra Tour Monte Rosa foldable cup will be available for purchase at registration in Grächen if you don’t already have your own.

Transport

We arrange shuttles from Milan & Geneva airports to the race start locations. Please check the travel page for information and booking.

Finalised race information and schedule

Detailed, finalised information about the race will be available by 1st August 2018

  • Final route information, gps and profile
  • Checkpoint locations, time barriers and services (food, drink, first aid)
  • Day-to-day race schedule

Your insurance

Each race participant must have personal accident insurance sufficient to cover the cost of evacuation in Italy and Switzerland. The insurance policy must be valid at least for the duration of the race.

N.B. Helicopter evacuations in Italy and Switzerland are not free of charge. The choice of evacuation will depend exclusively on the organisation which will prioritize the participant’s security.

It is advised that you also take out a normal travel insurance to cover cancellation of accommodation / shuttle etc.

Cancellation

For cancellation:

  • before 1st May – 50% refund (excluding charges) or deferral to 2019 (excluding charges).
  • between 1st May and 1st July – 25% refund (excluding charges).
  • after 1st July no refund is possible.

No exchange of race number is possible.

Your medical form

To validate your registration you must supply a medical certificate by 1st July. The medical certificate can be downloaded here.

Upload your medical form directly via this form.

Rules and terms

The rules and regulations can be found here. The terms and conditions can be found here.

Please read carefully. On submission of your registration form you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted.

Follow the link below to pre-register...

Pre-registration form

Follow the link below to pre-register...

Pre-registration form

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