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4-Stage Race Info

5-8 September, 2018 - 170 km in 4 stages - D+ 11,300m

Length : 170km (4-stages) – D+ : 11,300m – Start time : 06:00 – 5 September 2018 – Grächen

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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 long 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. The stage race is a great format. You can enjoy the views across meadows and mountains in daylight, and socialise and dine with the competitors in afternoons and evenings.

The stage race has a mix of great athletes running for the day’s podium alongside those looking to challenge themselves. The UTMR stage event is an immensely fun way to race the UTMR route. I am sure you will enjoy it.

– Lizzy Hawker

Of all the races in the world, why did you choose to race the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa?

« Because it looks more than fantastic. I have never tried a stage race before so I would love to discover all of the mountain surroundings in daylight. » – Dannie Lindved Mortensen, Denmark

UTMR Route Map

Donnée de course

Clé Etape I Etape II Etape III Etape IV 
StageWednesday 5 SeptemberThursday 6 SeptemberFriday 7 SeptemberSaturday 8 September
Distance36.7 km42.9 km45.2 km44.2 km
D+/D-+2224,m / -2,206m+2,984m / -2,971m+3,276m / -3,583m+2,844m / -2,518m
StartGrächen, SwitzerlandZermatt, SwitzerlandGressoney la Trinité, ItalyMacugnaga, Italy
Start Time06:0006:0006:0006:00
FinishZermatt, SwitzerlandGressoney la Trinité, ItalyMacugnaga, ItalyGrächen, Switzerland
Time Limit12 hrs12 hrs12 hrs12 hrs

Certifications

Certification ITRA
Endurance: 5
Mountain:
Finisher:

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

Certification UTMB

The 4-day stage race offers 5 points for the UTMB. See here for the UTMB listing.

Stage I

Grächen to Zermatt

Profile of Stage I
Images from Stage I
Stage I downloadable files

Points de contrôle, Postes de soins, barrières horraires

Points de contrôle km Altitude Barrières horaires Type de fournitures* Abandon possible? Medical
CP1 - Europahütte17.1km2261m12:00    
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, dried biscuits, bread, cheese etc.
CP2 - Taschalpe26.4km2162m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
Finish - Zermatt36.8km1624m    
Provisions similar to water, tea, fruit, bread.

Stage II

Zermatt to Gressoney-la-Trinité

Profile of Stage II
Images from Stage II
Stage II downloadable files

Points de contrôle, Postes de soins, barrières horraires

Points de contrôle km Altitude Barrières horaires Type de fournitures* Abandon possible? Medical
CP4 - Gandeghütte10.1km2929m    
Provisions similar to water, tea, fruit, bread.
CP5 - Lago Cime Bianche18.2km2831m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
CP6 - Rifugio Ferraro30.7km2068m14:00  Yes  
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, biscuits, bread, cheese etc.
Finish - Gressoney-la-Trinité43.0km1828m    
Provisions similar to water, tea, fruit, bread.

Stage III

Gressoney-la-Trinité to Macugnaga

Profile of Stage III
Images from Stage III
Stage III downloadable files

Points de contrôle, Postes de soins, barrières horraires

Points de contrôle km Altitude Barrières horaires Type de fournitures* Abandon possible? Medical
CP8 - Passo dei Salati8.9km2922m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
CP9 - Alagna20.2km1193m12:00  Yes  
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, biscuits, bread, cheese etc.
CP10 - Quarazza41.1km1369m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
Finish - Macugnaga45.7km1309m    
Provisions similar to water, tea, fruit, bread.

Stage IV

Macugnaga to Grächen

Profile of Stage IV
Images from Stage IV
Stage IV downloadable files

Points de contrôle, Postes de soins, barrières horraires

Points de contrôle km Altitude Barrières horaires Type de fournitures* Abandon possible? Medical
CP12 - Monte Moro Pass6.8km2840m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
CP13 - Saas Fee23.7km1796m12:00  Yes  
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, biscuits, bread, cheese etc.
CP14 - Hannigalp41.1km2126m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
Finish - Grächen44.2km1619m    
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, bouillon, bread, fruit, chia charge bars.

Programme de la course

Tuesday 4 September - Grächen (CH)
14:00 - 19:30Registrations and kit check
Wednesday 5 September
05:45Pre-race briefing
06:00Stage I start from Grächen
until 18:00Info point at the finish line in Zermatt
Thursday 6 September
05:45Pre-race briefing
06:00Stage II start from Zermatt
until 18:00Info point at the finish line in Gressoney-la-Trinité
Friday 7 September
05:45Pre-race briefing
06:00Stage III start from Gressoney-la-Trinité
until 18:00Info point at the finish line in Macugnaga

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

Pre-registration information & form

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