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Ultra Tour Monte Rosa 4 Stage 170km Race

04-Sep-2019 Grächen, Switzerland

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Mountains Race Race Terrain
170KM / 106Miles
4 Days

Alternate Distances: 100KM/62M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Expert  

Entry From €730 EUR

Length : 170km (4-stages) – D+ : 11,300m – Start time : 06:00 – 5 September 2018 – Grächen

Grächen is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. The village is situated at an altitude of 1,620 meters on a terrace above St. Niklaus in the Mattertal.

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

 

Race programme


Tuesday 4 September - Grächen (CH)
14:00 - 19:30 Registrations and kit check

Wednesday 5 September
05:45 Pre-race briefing
06:00 Stage I start from Grächen
until 18:00 Info point at the finish line in Zermatt

Thursday 6 September
05:45 Pre-race briefing
06:00 Stage II start from Zermatt
until 18:00 Info point at the finish line in Gressoney-la-Trinité

Friday 7 September
05:45 Pre-race briefing
06:00 Stage III start from Gressoney-la-Trinité
until 18:00 Info point at the finish line in Macugnaga

Saturday 8 September
05:45 Pre-race briefing
06:00 Stage IV start from Macugnaga
12:00 First finishers of the stage race expected in Grächen
16:30 Children's race in Grächen
18:00 Close of UTMR Stage Race in Grächen
19:00 Buffet dinner, prize giving and closing celebrations

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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