A new ultra that ‘packs a punch’ has been launched by Lizzy Hawker, crossing three high passes on the border from Italy to Switzerland. The race starts on September 7th 2018. It’s a demanding course with 6,400m of climb crossing into thin air of almost 3000m altitude on four occasions. Starting in Gressoney-La-Trinité, competitors are treated to some of the prettiest sections of the Tour de Monte Rosa path, with the taste of authentic Italian pizza in Macugnaga and Swiss fondue at the endpoint in the Swiss mountain village of Grächen.

Grächen, Switzerland. September 10, 2017 . Endurance athlete Stone Tsang from Hong Kong won the inaugural Ultra Tour Monte Rosa, a 170 km mountain trail race on the border between Switzerland and Italy, which finished on the 9th of September.

Stabio, Switzerland. (September 4th, 2017) — With only two days before the start, ultra runners from around the globe are descending on the small alpen villages as they get ready to step to the start line of one of Europe’s premier mountain races, the magnificent Ultra Tour Monte Rosa (UTMR), 6-9 September. Offering a combination of one-day ultramarathons and multi-day stage races ranging from 116- and 170-km distances with more than 11,200 metres, the UTMR stage event traverses throughout the Italian and Swiss Alps along a high alpine trail that is tough, technical and will challenge even the most seasoned mountain runner.   

For the first time, starting on September 7th, 107 athletes will attempt a 170 km foot race around the Monte Rosa massif, the second highest mountain in the Alps and western Europe. The 2017 Ultra Tour Monte Rosa is an ultramarathon race created by internationally renowned endurance athlete and five-time winner of the Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc, Lizzy Hawker. The event is held from 6th to 9th September 2017.

A new 170km mountain ultra marathon is being launched in September by endurance athlete Lizzy Hawker. The Ultra Tour Monte Rosa encircles Europe’s highest mountain massif on the Swiss-Italian border.

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