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Organisation

The people behind the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa...

Race Director: Lizzy Hawker

Bouddha Stupa in Kathmandu

Bouddha Stupa in Kathmandu

The Ultra Tour de Monte Rosa is presented by Lizzy Hawker, five-time winner of The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and an athlete on The North Face global team.

Lizzy has explored these trails of the Monte Rosa and Matterhorn extensively and is passionately convinced that they are some of the most magnificent trails in the alps. She has founded UTMR to give people an opportunity to explore these wonderful paths, and to experience the value of challenging themselves within the context of an ultra distance race. Her hope is to create a unique and beautiful race that will have the power to unite runners, volunteers, communities and supporters in an experience that becomes so much more than just the race itself.

Management team

Richard Bull

Advisory team

Richard Bull is an Engineer turned Race Director who is based out of Kathmandu, Nepal. He organises two popular high-altitude multi-day races in the Manaslu and Mustang regions, and three single stage ultra races in the Kathmandu Valley. He is a passionate trail runner himself, and founded Trail Running Nepal , which aims to develop trail running in Nepal, encourage local participation and to support Nepali trail running athletes.

Jonathan Boylan

Advisory team

Jonathan Boylan When not exploring the Himalaya or running in the Alps, Jonathan works as a Project Director advising on and implementing Geographical Information Systems. He has advised the European Union, as well as governments in Asia and Africa, on policy and successfully implemented projects for, among others, the United Nations, Microsoft, Google, Post Office, TripAdvisor and The Co-operative Group.

Organising committee

Information to follow.

Local Organising Committee

Cervinia

Local organising team: Tatiana Locatelli / Massimo Chatrian / Luca Caruso

Tatiana Locatelli, Massimo Chatrian & Luca Caruso are helping the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa on the ground in Cervinia. From accommodation issues, to arranging the Cervinia cinema to show Mira Rai’s film, to actually running the ultra (Tatiana!). We’re very pleased to be working with this team of charming people for the two race starts in Cervinia!

Rifugio Ferraro

CP1: Fausta Bo

Fausta has been a friend and supporter of Lizzy’s repeated tours of Monte Rosa over the years. Checkpoint One, at the beautiful location of Rifugio Ferraro, arguably has the best checkpoint food in any race.

Gressoney la Trinité

Paolo Viganò / Davide Branca

Alagna

Ivan Camurri

Macugnaga

Luca Vittore

Saas Fee

Sarah Senn

Grächen

Beatrice Meichtry

Medical doctors

Luca Cavoretto

Head of medical team

Mountain Guides

Paolo Comune

(Gressonay)

Michele Cucchi

(Alagna)

Maurizio Vittone

(Macugnaga)

Volunteers

No race can exist without the generous support of its magnificent volunteers. If you would like to help us please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

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