Sign up for the Challenge - Run it for the Beauty - Go for the Bell

We welcome you to the Swiss Alps 100 trail race, where you will experience some of the finest trails and views of the famous Swiss Alps mountains. Our courses, which are part run on the UNESCO World Heritage, are incredibly scenic, yet strenuous and challenging. Many parts of the course, like the Aletsch glacier, the 3 suspension bridges, or the alpine dam, are truly magnificent and a feast for your eyes.

Every participant will receive a free meal and drink at the finish line. Make your summer special and come run the Swiss Alps 100 trail race.

2022-8-12 8:30:0 GMT+02:00
The 2022 Event starts on August 12, 2022 at 8:30 AM

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SAVE ON YOUR TRAVEL IN SWITZERLAND! There is no better time to plan your transportation needs during race weekend in Switzerland as of right now. You can get 25% OFF for the Swiss Travel Pass and for the Swiss Travel Pass Flex. And up to 50% OFF for the Swiss Half Fare Card.
It will be valid for race weekend but buy it by December 11, 2021.
You can read all about and buy it here.
SAVE ON YOUR TRAVEL IN SWITZERLAND! There is no better time to plan your transportation needs during race weekend in Switzerland as of right now. You can get 25% OFF for the Swiss Travel Pass and for the Swiss Travel Pass Flex. And up to 50% OFF for the Swiss Half Fare Card.
It will be valid for race weekend but buy it by December 11, 2021.
You can read all about and buy it here.
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160KM (finish)
100KM (22 hours or less)

UTMB 20km Qualifier UTMB 50km Qualifier UTMB 100km Qualifier UTMB 160km Qualifier

What does it take to run the Swiss Alps 100 race?

All of our four distances are majestic, challenging, and all within the Oberwallis region in the south side of Switzerland. The Vertical has 1'860m, the 50K has 2'940m, the 100K has 6'120m, and the 160K has 9'850m of elevation gain. We provide a fully stocked aid station every 7KM to 10KM at each distance. We have race-shirts, 160KM sub-24 antic silver and sub-48 antic brass buckles, Vertical, 50KM, and 100KM finisher medals, first place and age-group awards, and a runner's post-race meal. Sign up for the Challenge - Run it for the Beauty - Go for the Bell.

New in 2022
We at the Swiss Alps 100 are passionate about promoting the sport of running to our next generation. For that reason are we offering a free 1km run for up to 100 kids 3 to 10 years old. Every child is receiving a bib before the start and a medal at the finish plus a free meal and drink. The kids course is run entirely within the very safe Sport Resort area and we have safety personnel placed all along the entire course. Bring your children and cheer them on at the start and when they are finishing for an unforgettable day.

New in 2022
If our runners can run as far as 160km why not let them fly too. We are very excited about being the first ultrarunning event to offer a fly division. After the start in Fiesch, participants will collect their first points on Kühboden. From there they can choose to pick up the next points at the checkpoint Breithorn, in Grengiols, Chäserstatt and Fiesch (landing site). Cutoff time is 10 hours after the start. The ranking list is based on categories. In it according to points collected. If the number of points is equal, the time goes ahead.

New in 2022
Are you a runner, who loves to run uphill? Then the vertical distance, which is 10.3km long, has a total elevation gain of 1'860m, 1 full stocked aid station, and a 4 hour cutoff time, will satisfy that uphill need. Starting in Fiesch you keep going to the finish line on top of Eggishorn at 2'867 meter above sea level. There you will receive your hard-earned finisher medal and you can enjoy a 360 degree view of the majestic Swiss Alps including the Matterhorn and the Aletsch Glacier. When you ready take the free gondola ride back to Fiesch and a 1km walk back to the start/finish line.

Run the Swiss Alps like a true local. The 50KM, which has a total elevation gain of 2'940m, 5 fully stocked aid stations, and a 15 hour cutoff time, brings you through historic and quintessential villages, including Caesar Ritz's birthplace in Niederwald, over 2 suspension bridges, to the panoramic Chäserstatt. Run past Swiss cows on top of the Ärnergalle, then towards the finish line and your beautiful 7cm (2.7") finisher medal.

Race within the UNESCO World Heritage along idyllic villages, past picturesque lakes, over 2 suspension bridges, and get the most stunning views of the Swiss Alps available as you take on the 100KM course. Over those 100KM, which has a total elevation gain of 6'120m, 9 full stocked aid stations, and a 27 hour cutoff time, you'll take in the green valley, the view of the snow-covered alps, the incredible panoramic views until you arrive at the finish line with your beautiful 9cm (3.5"") medal waiting for you.

Take yourself on a running tour of the Swiss Alps and complete our challenging yet rewarding 160KM course which has a total elevation gain of 9'850m, offers 15 fully stocked aid stations, and a 49 hour cutoff time. Whether you're taking on your first 160KM ultramarathon or your 10th, your unforgettable journey will take you from the green valleys, over 3 suspension bridges, along a big dam, past many beautiful lakes and through historic villages. At the finish line you'll receive your hard earned sub-24 antic silver or sub-48 antic brass belt buckle.

2021 100km 15 minute video by Robert Kujas

2021 100km 15 minute video by Heinz Ritschard

2021 50km 15 minute video by Adventure Couple

2021 100km 6 minute video by Valentin Marolf

2019 100km 8 minute video by Dan Meakin

2019 160km 2 minute video by Gábor Györgyi

2019 160km 27 minute video by Gábor Györgyi

2019 160km 86 minute video by Gábor Györgyi

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