1-4 September 2021 - Registration from 1 Jan 2021!
Grächen running ultra

2021 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 2021 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.
I loved the intimacy of UTMR, the opportunity to meet new people, and share the trails with them for three days….
Ruth Croft Team Scott. 2nd Female, 2016 Stage Race
Ruth Croft ultra runner

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 multi-stage race on mountain terrain
  • OR completion of a marathon on alpine terrain (with up to +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

Fee: 750 euros 

The registration fee includes:

  • 3 nights half-board accommodation in Zermatt, Gressoney and Macugnaga – shared room and including evening meal, breakfast
  • Transfer of baggage (one bag of 65 litres / 15kg only) from start to finish of each race stage
  • Start number and race chip (official timekeeping)
  • GPS tracking for security
  • Awesome race t-shirt
  • A strong and spacious UTMR branded 65 litre duffel bag to use to transport your clothing and equipment for the 4-stage race
  • Checkpoints offering refreshment (food and drink)
  • Finisher’s gift (for official finishers of the Stage Race)
  • Post race celebration meal in Grächen

Race registration and equipment check

Race registration will take place in Grächen on Tuesday 31st August between 14:30h and 19:30h. 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

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

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 prioritise the participant’s security.

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

Cancellation

Please read our cancellation policy carefully before registering. We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance policy to cover you if you must withdraw from the race. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy

Travel and Accommodation

The Stage Race 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 Information about accommodation in Grächen

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

Pre-registration form