Ultra Tour Monte Rosa
Today is an exciting day!
We start to tell the news and story of our race.
Exact plans are still subject to change depending on final permissions. We will confirm as soon as possible.
The story behind the race: I am Lizzy Hawker, an endurance athlete, I first went to Zermatt at the age of 6, and that is where my love of the mountains started. The opportunity to create a race here and to share this love means a lot to me. Having explored the trails in this region extensively, I am convinced they are some of the most magnificent in the Alps. My intention in founding this race is simply to give people an opportunity to explore these trails, and to experience the value of challenging themselves within the context of an ultra distance race. Running and racing has, over the years, given me so much, and this is what I would like to share with others now.
The route is a circumnambulation around the huge and imposing massif of Monte Rosa. On often technical trails, and with more than 10,000m ascent and descent, it is firmly in the "hard" category. It is tough, beautiful and alluring!
As race director, I would really like to encourage more women to participate and we will work towards achieving this in various ways. It will also be really important to us to support all our runners in their journey to reach the start line, and beyond, so that as many as possible can finish their race and enjoy the experience. Entry criteria for the ultra marathon will be tough, but we will encourage participation and greater access through our stage race and provision of training camps.
We are working hard to make this beautiful journey a reality so that you can come and join us. See you in August 2015!
See www.ultratourmonterosa.com for all information.
We will be sending the next newsletter mid November, but please do get in touch if you want to know more, we would love to hear from you.
Lizzy Hawker UTMR Race Director
KORA Explore GmbH