UTMR Roadbook 58 km Ultra 2021

Introduction

Welcome to the 2021 Mischabel Lauf! This information, together with our race website should give you all the information that you need. If you have any further questions please do email contact@ultratourmonterosa.com

It is an amazing challenge ahead of you and we have a team of passionate volunteers ready to support you. We are all here to do what we can to help you succeed. Best of luck! 

Race Organisation

For any general questions / queries before and during the race please contact the race organisation

Email: info@ultratourmonterosa.com

Phone: +41.795.839.539

Please use the following number for emergency only during the race:

Emergency Number

+41.79.399.85.27

Race programme

Covid Certificate Check: 16:00 – 19:00 Friday 3 September

Race Registration: 16:00 – 19:00 Friday 3 September

Race Start: 06:30 Saturday 4 September

Grächen Village Plan

Please consult this map for exact start location, registration, baggage drop / collection and bus stop.

See here for details of parking facilities: https://www.utmr.ch/parking-in-grachen/

Covid Certificate Check

Time: 16:00 – 19:00 Friday 3 August

Location: Dorfplatz, Grächen (google map location here)

All runners and supporters must complete the Covid Certificate Check in Grächen on arrival. The Covid Certificate Check will be open during race registration periods.

Masks must be worn.

Please bring your ID and a valid Swiss or EU Covid Certificate with QR code in the form of a printed or online pdf or in the Covid app. We must be able to scan and check your QR code.

On verification you will be given a wristband. This must be worn throughout your event and will allow entry to registration, checkpoints and start / finish areas.

If you have a supporter accompanying you they must submit their contact details in advance and they will also need to complete the Covid Certificate Check.

Race Registration

Time: 16:00 – 19:00 Friday 3 August

Location: Dorfplatz, Grächen (google map location here)

Masks must be worn within the registration zone.

All race participants must come to race registration in person and with ID and with their obligatory equipment. This will be checked before participants can be given their start number and GPS tracker. It must be carried for the duration of the race and we may check at any point during the race or on the finish line.

INSURANCE: Each race participant must have personal accident insurance sufficient to cover the cost of search and rescue (including by helicopter if required). 

If you do not have insurance or the correct obligatory equipment you will not be allowed to start the race. No exceptions.

Headphones: Use of headphones is not permitted during any part of the race for reasons of safety. Use will result in disqualification. 

Communication

It is essential that we can communicate with you before, during and after the race.

You must have a telephone with you, which works Switzerland. This telephone will not only allow you to call the organisation if necessary, but it is also important that the organisation can contact you (before, during and after the race). We may use SMS to notify you of any route amendments / information. Please make sure your phone is switched on, accessible and checked intermittently before and during the race. We will use the contact number you submitted on your registration form. You will be able to update this via a link to your personal runner page prior to the race.

Please ensure that: 

  • your phone is never put in flight mode
  • it remains switched on before, during and after the race
  • the battery is sufficient for the duration of the race, or equip yourself with a supplementary external battery

Tips to save battery

  • close all unnecessary apps
  • dim screen
  • switch off WiFi, bluetooth and location / GPS
  • Turn on energy saving mode if your phone has it

Note: 85% of the race route is covered by mobile network, so there may be a delay in receiving an SMS message in certain areas.  

Race Start

Your race will start at 06:30 on Saturday 4 September from the Dorfplatz, Grächen (google map location). You must be in the start area by 06:15.

Masks must be worn within the start area and until you have passed under the On archway.

Race Route and Checkpoints

Please see the race website for all route and checkpoint information. 

Route information: https://registration.utmr.ch/race-data/

Checkpoint information: https://registration.utmr.ch/race-data/58-km-checkpoint-information/

Race maps: https://map.utmr.ch/index.php

Checkpoints

Masks must be worn within all checkpoint zones.

Hand sanitiser must be used on entrance to the checkpoint.

Runners may fill bottles from the water dispensers, and serve themselves to bananas and individually wrapped items. Volunteers will serve any “open” food items.

Littering will result in a time penalty.

Liquids: Water + isotonic drink + hot or cold tea

Light: Liquids + coca cola + bar / cake

Medium: Light + bouillon, cheese, bread, crackers, fruit, chocolate

Big: Medium + isotonic drink + hot food (minestrone, pasta etc.)

Route marking

The race route will be well marked with: 

  • bright orange/pink ribbons 
  • bright orange/pink flags on sticks or wires
  • orange dots / arrows / markings made with a biodegradable chalk spray 

Please always follow the race markings if different to the GPS tracks in case of any late alteration to the route.

Day / night: Sunrise: 06:56 / Sunset: 19:55 / Civil Twilight between 06:26 and 20:25

Supporters

Supporters are not allowed access to the registration, start or finish areas. 

Supporters are permitted in checkpoint zones only on presentation of a wristband (indicating they have completed the Covid Certificate Check in Grächen) and when their runner is present. If you have a supporter sharing accommodation with you they must also complete the Covid Certificate Check in Grächen.

No support is allowed between checkpoints. No muling or pacing is allowed. 

Rescue and Medical Assistance

EMERGENCY: +41.793.998.527

First aid will be available at specific points on the race route. These posts are in telephone liaison with the Race Organisation. Medical assistance will also be available at the finish line in Grächen. 

If it appears that a runner is in difficulty or seriously injured: please telephone the EMERGENCY number, or go in person to the next checkpoint.

It is essential that each runner helps anybody in danger. Runners needing assistance submit themselves to the authority of a doctor or a rescuer.

You must stay on the marked route of the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa. Any runner who voluntarily leaves the way­marked route is no longer under the responsibility of the Race Organisation. 

Withdrawal

Withdrawal (DNF) is possible at specified checkpoints from which the organisation organises transport back to Grächen at set times.

If you decide to withdraw you MUST notify the checkpoint coordinator. They will inform the Race Organisation and direct you to the provided transport. 

If you decide to stop at any other location it is your own responsibility to make your way to the finish in Grächen, and to notify the Race Organisation. From many points of the route it is possible to return to Grächen by walking out and using a combination of bus or cable car. Checkpoint volunteers will be able to explain the options available to you at any checkpoint. Official DNF transport buses will only be available at the checkpoints specified.

Finish Line

Masks must be worn within the finish areas.

There will be food options available.

Due to covid restrictions we must ask you to leave the finish area directly. No supporters are allowed within the finish area. Thank you for your understanding.

Race Podiums

Overall winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female) will be notified by SMS and called to the podium in the Dorfplatz to receive their prize.

Category winners will be notified by SMS and can collect their prize from the finish area.

Masks must be worn at the podium and inside the finish area.

Social Media

We’d love to share news about the race with the world. If you post photos or news on social media please use the hashtag #UTMR so we can share too!

Enjoy your race! 

Namaste from the UTMR team!

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