ULTRA TRAIL MONTE ROSA 2021: OPEN REGISTRATIONS.

Registration is open for the 2021 edition of the bold, beautiful and brutal Ultra Tour Monte Rosa.
The 2021 edition of this 170 km mountain ultra marathon will take place at the beginning of September (1-4 September 2021),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.

UTMR, Photo: G_Meneg

As with many events in 2020, UTMR also had to be cancelled. But race director Lizzy Hawker is hopeful for
2021, “The terrible pandemic is still ongoing of course. However, we have hope and we are working hard
with preparations for next September so that we can offer a great race edition.” She added, “Last September
we successfully hosted a small race, the Grächen Berglauf, with all the necessary covid-19 precautions in
place, so we have confidence that organising a smaller race like UTMR is very possible in 2021.”
Registration for all races opened on 1 January 2021.

What makes the UTMR different? “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.”

UTMR, Photo: ©Jan-Nyka

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.

Places are limited to 450 for the ultras and 250 for the stage race.

UTMR, Photo: ©Jan-Nyka


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