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.
|Aid Station||Distance||Ascend||Descend||Drop Bags||Crew||Pacer||Cutoff|
|Niederwald||8.7KM||78m||158m||Sat 10:00 Uhr|
|Mühlebach||15.0KM||303m||314m||Sat 10:30 Uhr|
|Chäserstatt||24.9KM||759m||220m||Sat 13:00 Uhr|
|Reckingen||38.5KM||966m||1388m||Sat 16:00 Uhr|
|Münster||50KM||300m||795m||Sat 19:00 Uhr|