For the second year in a row, Alpina Watches is the official timekeeper and watch of the Matterhorn Ultraks. Taking place in the iconic setting of the Matterhorn in Zermatt, this unique trail running competition, which is part of the Skyrunner® World Series, represents a beacon for some of the greatest skyrunning champions.
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
Start of « VZS » (Vertical Zermatt Sunnegga)
From ca. 18h 15
Arrival of the first participants of the « VZS »
- SATURDAY 20th OF AUGUST
Start of « 46K »08h 45
Start of « 30K »
Start of « 16K »
From ca. 11h 15
Arrival of first « 16K » and « 30K » competitors
From ca. 12h 00Arrival of first « 46K » competitors
Prize Ceremony on the stage at church square