Matterhorn Ultraks Trail "46K"Trail running

This race pushes the fittest and toughest endurance athletes to the limit: 46 km long, 3,600 vertical metres of ascent and descent, and plenty of challenging terrain. A contest without mercy for diehard runners.

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Description

The Matterhorn Ultraks Trail races have taken place every August since 2012. The routes are devised so that non-runners also enjoy an impressive spectacle and can cheer on the competitors.

 The 46K course follows a breathtaking route with extended open stretches as well as high summits. It’s an ideal course for athletes who can run fast on a technically challenging course complete with a gruelling climb up to 3,100 m on the Gornergrat. Only a true champion can master this circuit, the cult course of the Matterhorn Ultraks Trail contest.

  • Circuit around the Zermatt region
  • For spectators: exciting viewpoints at Sunnegga, Gornergrat, Riffelalp, Schwarzsee
  • For spectators: lift access (packages for friends of runners)
  • Option to help as a volunteer
Zermatt - Tiefenmatten - Sunnegga - Gornergrat - Riffelalp - Furi - Schwarzsee - Stafel - Trift - Schweifinen - Zermatt

Distance: 46 km

D+ 3,600 and D- 3,600

No compulsory equipment specifications are set by the organising committee.

Recommended:

  • Suitable footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof and long-sleeved shirt)
  • Mobile phone
  • Survival blanket

Refreshment stations are located along the route.

Please observe the Rules & Regulations of the Matterhorn Ultraks.

Map and arrival

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty hard
Distance 48,1 km
Ascent 3600 m
Descent 3600 m
Duration 4,45 h
Lowest point 1620 m
Highest point 3130 m

Starting point of the tour:

Zermatt (1'620 m)

Destination of the tour:

Zermatt (1'620 m)

Properties:

  • Nice views
  • Geological highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Summit tour
  • Round tour
  • With refreshment stops
  • Botanical highlights

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