Course Info 50KM

Out of the 3 distances at Swiss Alps 100, this is the shortest and easiest. Runners will still cover a respectable amount of total elevation gain of 2,050 meter (6,720') but have a generous total cutoff time of 12 hours. The most difficult part by far is the 2km downhill after climbing to the highest point of the course at Tristul (2'650 m.ü.M.) at mile 17.6 (28.3km). If you are looking in moving from a marathon to a 50KM this could be your next race.

Starting in Münster at 1'327 m.ü.M. (4,353 feet) the course begins with a gradual downhill on farm/fire-roads and single trails with some occassional slight uphills. At 9km (5.5 miles) runners get the opportunity to cross over the 280 meter (918 feet) suspension bridge Mühlebach - Fürgangen. Soon after that they'll arrive at the Mühlebach aid station and then make their way to the Chäserstatt aid station.

Once they leave the Chäserstatt aid station they'll run over to the last aid station Reckingen, where crews are allowed to meet their runners for the last time. From there it's an almost mostly downhill run to the finish line.

With a total elevation gain of 2,050 meter (6,720'), 50KM runners will have a very generous cutoff time of 12 hours.

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Race profile with aid station locations
Aid Station Cutoff Times
Aid StationDistanceAscendDescendDrop BagsCrewPacerCutoff
Niederwald8.7KM78m158mSat 10:00 Uhr
Mühlebach15.0KM303m314mSat 10:30 Uhr
Chäserstatt24.9KM759m220mSat 13:00 Uhr
Reckingen38.5KM966m1388mSat 16:00 Uhr
Münster50KM300m795mSat 19:00 Uhr
Race overfly course video
The Blinnental aid station was replaced with the Reckingen aid station
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