1-4 September 2021 - Registration from 1 Jan 2021!

Stage Race Information

2-5 SEPTEMBER, 2020 – 170 KM IN 4 STAGES – D+ 11,460M

170 km in 4-stages – D+ : 11,460m – Start time : 06:00 – 1 September 2021 – Grächen

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

Stage I

Wednesday 2 September
39.7 km – +2850,m / -2,870m
Grächen to Zermatt (Switzerland)
06:00 Start, 12 hrs time limit

Stage 1 – 39.7 km

Wednesday 2 September

39.7 km
D+/D- : +2850,m / -2,870m
Start: Grächen, Switzerland
Start Time: 06:00
Finish: Zermatt, Switzerland
Time Limit: 12 hrs

Stage 2 – 39.7 km

Wednesday 2 September

39.7 km
D+/D- : +2850,m / -2,870m
Start: Grächen, Switzerland
Start Time: 06:00
Finish: Zermatt, Switzerland
Time Limit: 12 hrs

Stage 3 – 39.7 km

Wednesday 2 September

39.7 km
D+/D- : +2850,m / -2,870m
Start: Grächen, Switzerland
Start Time: 06:00
Finish: Zermatt, Switzerland
Time Limit: 12 hrs

Stage 4 – 39.7 km

Wednesday 2 September

39.7 km
D+/D- : +2850,m / -2,870m
Start: Grächen, Switzerland
Start Time: 06:00
Finish: Zermatt, Switzerland
Time Limit: 12 hrs

Certification

Race programme

Tuesday 1 September – Grächen (CH)

14:00 – 19:30

Registrations and mandatory equipment check.

Wednesday 2 September
Zermatt

05:45 Pre-race briefing
06:00 Stage I start from Grächen, until…
18:00 Info point at the finish line in Zermatt

Thursday