On is proud to be title sponsor of the 170km "Ultra Tour Monte Rosa" (UTMR). Said to be one of the most beautiful ultra marathons in the world, the trail winds up through the Swiss and Italian Alps, encircling Europe’s highest mountain mass.
“This is the race I always wanted to race” - trail running legend Lizzy Hawker: 5 time winner of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and the creator of the UTMR. "While I was running these trails around Monte Rosa, my training ground for the UTMB, I thought this is the location I would prefer it to be. Of course, no race existed here, so I created it: the dream trail runner's race."
As a one-stage race it is a serious challenge: bold, brutal, beautiful and brilliant – and in 4 stages, it’s a lot of beauty and fun. With four race options: 3 stages race, 4 stages race, ultra 116 and the huge ultra 170 - the UTMR can be run by any trail runner (though tickets sell out in an instance).
Ruth Croft, runner up in the 2016 stage race, said, “The course was challenging - but the scenery worth every step. What I loved most was the intimacy of UTMR compared to other events and the opportunity to meet new passionate people.”
Find out more about UTMR through the link, and keep up with On at the event here: https://www.ultratourmonterosa.com/
Monte Rosa Massif
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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!