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Pre-registration for the 170 km Ultra Tour

Please read this information carefully before proceeding to the registration form

This is the information you need to complete your pre-registration for the UTMR 170 km Ultra Tour.

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

My memories of this beautiful course will last a lifetime! Thank you for having shared this epic, stunningly beautiful, brutally difficult but immensely rewarding route with the running community!  A special word of thanks to your amazing volunteers of course: they worked harder than any of us runners and made ALL the difference to our enjoyment of the event… 

Eric van Castor, 2016 Ultra

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

Completion of a 100 mile race in mountain terrain, from 1 January 2019 onwards

similar to  (but not limited to) the races listed below


  • significant mountain experience such that you can convince us you can comfortably complete the full Ultra Tour, and that you can cope with the demands of the terrain under all possible weather conditions and still have some fun

If you don’t have a finish at a hundred mile mountain race you think you have sufficient experience then please add your reasons in the pre-registration form and write directly to contact@ultratourmonterosa.com to explain your situation.

Registration cost

Registration Fee: 298 CHF

The registration fee includes:

  • Quality race t-shirt
  • 1 start number and race chip (official timekeeping)
  • GPS tracking
  • Checkpoints offering refreshment (excellent food and drink)
  • Baggage storage in Grächen (if required)
  • Transfer of three drop bags per runner to the checkpoints in Zermatt, Gressoney, and Macugnaga
  • Finisher’s gift (for official finishers)

Race registration and equipment check

Race registration will take place in Grächen on Wednesday 4 September between 15:00h and 19:00h. 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

Please note that without the obligatory equipment you will not be allowed to start the race. This is for your safety. Please come prepared!

Finalised race information and schedule

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

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


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 prioritise the participant’s security.

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

Travel and Accommodation

The 170 km Ultra Tour starts and finishes in Grächen, a beautiful small village at 1600m above the Mattertal. See our information pages for help with accommodation and travel.

Information about travel and bus shuttles. Accommodation


Please check our cancellation policy and consider a travel insurance to cover you for withdrawal. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy

Rules and terms

Please read the regulations and terms and conditions. On submission of your registration form you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted.

Regulations Terms and conditions
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