Matterhorn Ultraks

The Matterhorn Ultraks with its long-range mountain races is well anchored in the international race calendar and an attractive challenge for endurance athletes. Since 2013, it has been held annually at the end of August from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening.

Information about the next Matterhorn Ultraks

The goal with Matterhorn Ultraks is to offer to competitors exceptional courses of various distances and difficulty levels so everyone can find what fits to one skills and preparation level.

Crowd

Matterhorn Ultraks also offers a new and intense spectator experience: a giant screen with race tracking and commentary allows the public to enter into the spirit of the sport while enjoying the resort and waiting for the finish line to be crossed. For the more adventurous, there is the option to ride up the mountain to cheer on the competitors from key locations around the course.

Courses

Zermatt has wonderful paths that allow one to go through hamlets, alongside lakes and through forests. 

The Matterhorn Ultraks offers three courses of varying distance and difficulty and difference in altitude of up to 3.600 m. In addition, there is a vertical race, a company relay race and a children's race. So, everyone can choose the route that suits him or her best.

« ACTIVE » RACE

Distance: 19 km
D+: 1,150 m | D-: 1,150 m

The proposed distance is ideal for those who wish to try competitive trail in full view of the Matterhorn throughout the race.

« MOUNTAIN » RACE

Distance: 32 km
D+: 2,000 m | D-: 2,000 m

Although the "Mountain" can be considered as the "middle course", it offers a remarkable track with magical spots around Zermatt. Most of the time, you'll run on small pleasant paths and you won't miss the suspension bridge of Gorner Gorge that promises to be a breath-taking experience.

« SKY » RACE

Distance: 49 km
D+: 3,600 m | D-: 3,600 m

A magical track! With a concentration of wild space and high mountains, an ideal course requiring one to combine speed and technique, without fearing the climb to 3'100m to Gornergrat, offering a panoramic view of the ever-present Matterhorn. Only a great athlete will be able to win this race. It is THE race of the Matterhorn Ultraks. 

« VERTICAL » RACE

Length: 2.3 km
D+: 655 m | D-: 0 m

The race will take place on the Friday late afternoon with a "Time Trial" start. The finish in Sunnegga will be the occasion to celebrate on the mountain.

CORPORATE RELAY RACE « RELAY »

Each team consists of three runners who cover 7.5 km, 10.4 km and 14.1 km. The first stage leads from Zermatt to Sunnegga, the second from Sunnegga via Riffelalp to Furi and the third from Furi via Schwarzsee to Zermatt.

KIDS RACE

Two courses are proposed according to the age of the participants. Doing so, even the youngest can enjoy running. 

Wolli Course (900 m, D+/D-: 17 m)
Super Wolli Cours (2.6 km, D+/D-: 151 m)