The spectacular Monte Rosa massif, with 10 summits over 4000m, lies on the Swiss – Italian border. Our race will follow the wildly beautiful trails of the Tour de Monte Rosa taking a challenging and diverse high level route around this magnificent mountain. The Monte Rosa massif has inspired not only mountaineers, but also poets, writers and explorers – we will let it inspire us too!

The Monte Rosa does not stand alone however. The Zermatt region is host to 38 4000m mountains including, of course, the iconic Matterhorn. Wherever you are along the route of the UTMR these beautiful mountains will be above you, beside you, behind you and ahead of you. It is an incredibly beautiful journey to make. We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.

We start in Cervinia, the old alpine village at the foot of the Matterhorn on the southern side. We climb high, learning to know the less familiar Italian profile of this iconic mountain before turning away to the east. We keep scribing a circle around the huge massif of the Monte Rosa – a roller coaster of tough ascents and long descents and along high wild trails. Many hours and many kilometres later we cross back into Switzerland and reach a gem of a trail, the Saas Fee Höhenweg (high altitude trail) before dropping down to our finish line in Grächen. This village high on a beautiful alp above the Matter Vispa, a tributory of the Rhone, will be waiting to welcome us back.

Majestic mountains, wild high passes, spectacular valleys, remote hamlets, traditional villages, flower filled meadows, leafy forests, mountain tarns, demanding ascents, breathtaking descents and miles and miles of superbly runnable trails – the UTMR promises you a journey through an amazingly diverse landscape, through a region rich in history, culture and tradition.

Come and be part of it!

Upcoming Races

Sep 6 2019
100 KM
See https://www.ultratourmonterosa.com/ - a beautiful crossing of 3 major passes running from Italy to Switzerland.
21,300 21,300 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
28 :00 Cutoff
Mountainous, >12,500 feet in 50 miles
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts
Sep 5 2019
170 KM
Single Loop Course
Mountainous, >12,500 feet in 50 miles
Very rough trail
Sep 4 2019
170 KM
Length : 170km (4-stages) – D+ : 11,300m – Start time : 06:00 – September 2019 – 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 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
37,073 37,073 ft.
Single Loop Course
12 Aid Stations
12 :00 Cutoff
Mountainous, >12,500 feet in 50 miles
Very rough trail

Results

Date Distance Total Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
09/07/18 100 KM No Results Posted. Submit Results
09/06/18 170 KM No Results Posted. Submit Results
09/05/18 170 KM No Results Posted. Submit Results
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.
Map of the 170 km route Crossing the famous Monte Moro Pass Gressoney - start location for the 100 km race. Seb runs for fun! The Matterhorn's reverse side The start in the Italian village of Macugnaga - for the 4 stage race Crossing the famous Monte Moro Pass Crossing the famous Monte Moro Pass Crossing the famous Monte Moro Pass Alpine scenery Glacier Crossing the Theodul on the 170 km route Glacier Crossing the Theodul on the 170 km route Monte Moro pass
The Hennepin Hundred
  • Oct 5, 2019
  • Sterling, IL
50 KM 50 Miles 100 Miles