4 to 7 September 2024 - Registrations open 16 October 2023!

Frequently asked questions

Questions people ask us

Here are questions that we’re commonly asked.

1. What is the start date and time for the different races?

4STAGE: 0600 Wednesday 4 September 2019 in Grächen, CH

ULTRA170: 0400 Thursday 5 September 2019 in Grächen, CH

ULTRA100: 0800 Friday 6 September 2019 in Gressoney, IT



2. What is the expected finishing time for the first ultra runners?

ULTRA170: 30hrs for the men / 35hrs for the women

ULTRA100: 16hrs for the men / 17 hrs for the women


3. Is any food acceptable for the obligatory 400 calories?

Yes! Real food or energy bars, gels etc. is fine. As long as edible and something you would be able to eat in an emergency.


4. I am running the stage race, what are the names of the hotels where I will be staying after Stage 1, 2 and 3?

You will be given the names of your hotels in Zermatt, Gressoney-la-Trinité and Macugnaga in your race pack at registration in Cervinia. There will also be a list and village map at the finish line in those villages to make it easy for you.


5. Do you transport our baggage?

For all races you only need to carry your obligatory kit during the race itself. Your baggage will be stored in Grächen or transported from start / finish.

ULTRA100: baggage is transported directly from Gressoney to Grächen

4STAGE: baggage is transported – Day 1 from Grächen to Zermatt / Day 2 from Zermatt to Gressoney-la-Trinité / Day 3 from Gressoney-la-Trinité to Macugnaga / Day 4 from Macugnaga to Grächen.

We allow piece of baggage per person (70 litres or 15kg). These will be available for you to collect at the finish line. Please remember you will need to carry your baggage from the finish line to your hotel so it needs to be manageable.





6. Is my normal travel insurance sufficient?

You need to have personal accident insurance sufficient to cover the cost of search and evacuation in Italy and Switzerland. Helicopter evacuations in Italy and Switzerland are not free of charge. The insurance policy must be valid at least for the duration of the race. Please check the terms of your policy and make sure you have adequate cover.


7. Do I need to book my own accommodation in Gressoney and Grächen?

Yes, you will need to book your own accommodation before the race in Grächen or Gressoney and post-race in Grächen. See our accommodation page for further information.


8. Can I make contact with my fellow competitors?

Of course! We invite those who have completed their registration to join a closed facebook group to learn more about each other, share plans, ask questions.


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