ULTRA TOUR MONTE ROSA 2020 (170km/D+11300): The 4th edition opens registration

 

Registration of the fourth edition of the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa is now opened. The fourth edition of this 170 km mountain ultra marathon will take place at the beginning of September,  presented by endurance athlete Lizzy Hawker. The Ultra Tour Monte Rosa encircles Europe’s largest mountain  massif on the Swiss-Italian border on the Tour de Monte Rosa long distance trail.

Let’s begin with the official video from 2018 edition.

 

 

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ULTRA TOUR MONTE ROSA 2020 (170km/D+11300)

 

The non-stop ultra tour of Monte Rosa is accompanied by a stage race over four days. A sister race ‘Three  Passes Ultra’ covers 100 km from Gressoney-la-Trinité to Grächen, with 6,300m of elevation change, crossing  Passo Turlo and Passo Monte Moro.

Registration is open for the 4th edition of the bold, beautiful  and brutal Ultra Tour Monte Rosa, presented by endurance  athlete Lizzy Hawker. “The race is beautiful, it is personal, not too many people,” ​said Corinne Kagerer, Swiss winner of the  shortened 170 km Ultra Tour in 2019​.​ The male winner, Damian Hall from the UK said, “​UTMR has more  climb, more technical terrain, more altitude, more glacier crossings and more beauty than UTMB. I’ll definitely  be back.​”

Hawker says, “UTMR aims to give an authentic mountain race experience, but with an intimate feel. We start  and finish in a small mountainside village and bibs are limited, so it’s easy for runners to meet each other as  well as to have time alone on the mountain, which is sometimes difficult in more commercial races.”  Why another ultra? “​This​ is the race I wanted to race”, says Lizzy Hawker, an endurance athlete and five-time winner of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. “I trained here for the UTMB. I love this route – it’s bold, very beautiful  and definitely brutal,” says Hawker, “While the length is almost the same, the results prove that it’s at least 20  to 30 percent harder than the UTMB.

Registration for the 2020 races are open with places limited to 350 for the ultras and 250 for the stage race.

 

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UTMR 2019: PHOTO GALLERY (Mayayo)

 

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