2016 MATTERHORN ULTRAKSAlpina is the official timekeeper
On the 19th and 20th of August, more than 2,500 runners will line up in the Church Square to the sound of Alphorns to face one of the four competitions the « VZS », the « 16K », the « 30K » and « 46K ».
The route will take them around Zermatt in the heart of one of the world’s most fabulous mountain regions at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn, ever present throughout the race. Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn is a Swiss icon in itself. Encircled by 38 towering Alpine peaks of over 4,000m, it is without doubt the ideal venue for a competition that aims to set a new standard in trail running.
The Alpina Sky Prize
As part of its engagement with the Matterhorn Ultraks, Alpina awards the ALPINA SKY PRIZE. This special prize rewards the man and the woman who cross the finish line that score the fastest time on the “Alpina Triangle” segment that goes from Sunnegga to Riffelalp via the highest point of the Race the Gornergrat (3’130 Meters). The winners of the Alpina Sky Prize will receive an Alpina “Alpiner 4 Automatic” sports watch.
The 2016 Programme
FRIDAY 19th OF AUGUST
17h 30 Start of « VZS » (Vertical Zermatt Sunnegga)
From ca. 18h 15 Arrival of the first participants of the « VZS »
SATURDAY 20th OF AUGUST
07h 30 Start of « 46K »
08h 45 Start of « 30K »
10h 00 Start of « 16K »
From ca. 11h 15 Arrival of first « 16K » and « 30K » competitors
From ca. 12h 00 Arrival of first « 46K » competitors
15h 30 Prize Ceremony on the stage at church square
About the Matterhorn Ultraks
The Matterhorn Ultraks is born in 2013 with the objective of creating a race that is great for competitors, easily accessible to spectators and providing action both in winter and summer. The choice of tracks of various distances and difficulty level offers everyone the possibility to find what one wants depending on skills and level of training.
The Trail features the ≪46K≫, one of the most beautiful track in the world at the foot of the Matterhorn, which justifies its belonging to the Skyrunner® World Series since 2013.
Matterhorn Ultraks is supported by Scott, Alpina Watches, Compressport as well as by the Zermatt Tourist Office, the Commune and Bourgeoisie of Zermatt, the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn and Zermatt Bergbahnen.