6-9 September 2017: 116km & 170km ultras + 3 & 4-day stage races -- REGISTER NOW!
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3-Stage Race Info

7-9 September, 2017 - 116km in 3 stages - D+ : 8,200m

Length : 116km (3-stages) – D+ : 8,200m – Start time : 08:00 – 7th September 2017 – Cervinia

 

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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

Course data

Key Stage I Stage II Stage III
StageThursday 7 September 2017Friday 8 September 2017Saturday 9 September 2017
Distance27.7 km40.8 km43.4 km
D+/D-+1,800m / -1,930m+2,800m / -3,300m+2,835m / -2,500m
StartCervinia, ItalyGressoney la Trinité, ItalyMacugnaga, Italy
Start Time08:0006:0006:00
FinishGressoney la Trinité, ItalyMacugnaga, ItalyGrächen, Switzerland
Time Limit10 hrs12 hrs12 hrs

Certifications

ITRA Certifcation
Endurance: 4
Mountain: 10
Finisher: 200

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

UTMB Certifcation

The 3-day stage race offers 4 (new) points for the UTMB. See here for the UTMB listing.

Stage I

Cervinia to Gressoney-la-Trinité

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

Checkpoints, aid stations, cutoff times

Check points KM Altitude Cutoff time Type of supplies* Drop out possible? Medical
CP1 - Rifugio Ferraro16.6km2068m13:30  Yes  
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, biscuits, bread, cheese etc.
Finish - Gressoney-la-Trinité39.6km1828m    
Provisions similar to water, tea, fruit, bread.

Stage II

Gressoney-la-Trinité to Macugnaga

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

Checkpoints, aid stations, cutoff times

Check points KM Altitude Cutoff time Type of supplies* Drop out possible? Medical
CP1 - Passo dei Salati8.6km2922m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
CP2 - Alagna17.4km1193m12:00  Yes  
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, biscuits, bread, cheese etc.
CP3 - Quarazza37.0km1369m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
Finish - Macugnaga40.8km1309m    
Provisions similar to water, tea, fruit, bread.

Stage III

Macugnaga, Italy to Grächen, Switzerland

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

Checkpoints, aid stations, cutoff times

Check points KM Altitude Cutoff time Type of supplies* Drop out possible? Medical
CP1 - Monte Moro Pass6.8km2840m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
CP2 - Saas Fee22.8km1796m12:00  Yes  
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea, fruit, biscuits, bread, cheese etc.
Hannigalp40.3km2126m   
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, tea.
Finish - Grächen43.4km1619m    
Provisions similar to water, coca-cola, bouillon, bread, fruit, chia charge bars.

Race programme

Wednesday 6 September - Cervinia (IT)
14:00 - 19:30Registrations and kit check
Thursday 7 September
07:45Pre-race briefing
08:00Stage I start from Cervinia
until 18:00Info point at the finish line in Gressoney la Trinité
Friday 8 September
05:45Pre-race briefing
06:00Stage II start from Gressoney la Trinité
until 19:00Info point at the finish line in Macugnaga
Saturday 9 September
05:45Pre-race briefing
06:00Stage III start from Macugnaga
12:00First finishers of the stage race expected in Grächen
16:30Children's race in Grächen
18:00Close of UTMR Stage Race in Grächen
19:00Buffet dinner, prize giving and closing celebrations

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