Course Info 160KM

The 160KM is the longest and hardest race at the Swiss Alps 100. With a total elevation gain of 34,810 feet it sure will test runners to the max on the course.

The course being so challenging it helps a lot that you will be enjoying incredible views like running along the Aletsch Glacier, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, and traversing over the 124 meter (406 feet) Belalp-Riederalp suspension bridge , the 160 meter (524 feet) Aspi-Titter suspension bridge , and the 280 meter (918 feet) suspension bridge Mühlebach-Fürgangen .

After the Belalp aid station there is a tough out-and-back up to the hightest point of the course at 9150 feet above sea-level. The distance between the Reckingen and the Chäserstatt aid station is challenging because it has the longest distance of 10.4 miles and also has a 4330 feet uphill and then a 2729' downhill. And, of course, the prudal 3.2 miles and 3697 feet uphill after the Binn aid station going on top of the Breithorn. Lastly, after the Rossald aid station runners will go over the Fülhorn which has a very short but very technical section.

Finisher, who finish this course in less than 24 hours, will receive a sub-24 hour antic silver belt buckle. Whoever finish between 24 and 49 hours will receive a sub-48 hours antic brass belt buckle. We also give out female/male age group awards (18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+). And the DFL (very last finisher) will get a WhiteAlps Sport Rush-7 (black) hydration pack and a full-size version of a Hit!Balm product.

See the race weekend schedule page for the check-in and race starting times. The overall cutoff-time is 49 hours. Finishers are official qualifiers for the popular UTMB 100 miler UTMB 160km Qualifier, the oldest 100-miler in the USA Western States 100, and the prestigious Badwater 135.

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= Crew Allowed       = Drop Bags Allowed       = Pacer Change Allowed
The 160km overall cutoff time is 49 hours which means the average pace is 29:24 per mile
Pacer: 160km runners are allowed to have a pacer starting at the Reckingen aid station all the way to the finish line. They can drop/change pacers at the Chäserstatt, Binn, Rosswald, and Mühlebach aid stations. Only one pacer can run along the runner at any given time. Pacers do not need a pacer bib and they are allowed to drink/eat at all the aid stations.

Drop Bags: Runners have to have one drop bag for each location they want to have one. We do not transport drop bags from one aid station to another.
Aid StationLeg MilesTotal MilesA/S OpenCutoffDrop BagsCrewPacer
Start Fiesch4.4 mi0.0 miFri 8:30Fri 8:30
Kühboden5.5 mi4.4 miFri 9:30Fri 11:00
Riederfurka4.9 mi9.9 miFri 10:30Fri 13:45
Belalp4.3 mi14.9 miFri 11:45Fri 16:00
Belalp6.5 mi19.1 miFri 12:45Fri 18:00
Riederfurka7.1 mi25.6 miFri 14:30Fri 21:30
Gletscherstube7.5 mi32.8 miFri 16:15Sat 00:30
Niederwald4.5 mi40.2 miFri 17:45Sat 4:30
Reckingen10.4 mi44.7 miFri 18:30Sat 6:30
Chäserstatt8.6 mi55.1 miFri 21:30Sat 11:30
Binn5.0 mi63.7 miSat 00:30Sat 15:30
Breithorn5.3 mi68.7 miSat 2:00Sat 18:30
Rosswald7.5 mi74.0 miSat 4:30Sat 21:00
Breithorn7.0 mi81.5 miSat 7:30Sun 00:30
Grengiols4.9 mi88.5 miSat 8:30Sun 4:00
Mühlebach4.8 mi93.4 miSat 9:45Sun 6:30
Finish Fiesch0.0 mi98.2 miSat 10:45Sun 9:30
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