The 160KM is the longest and hardest race at the Swiss Alps 100. With a total elevation gain of 33,300 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 9,150 feet above sea-level. And, of course, the prudal 3.2 miles and 3,697 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+). See the race weekend schedule page for the check-in and race starting times. The overall cutoff-time is 49 hours and there are 16 fully stocked aid stations.
Finishers are official qualifiers for the popular Hardrock 100 miler and the oldest 100-miler in the USA the Western States 100. They also earn a preferred qualifier for the Badwater 135. On top of this, the male and female winners of the 160 km earn a guaranteed entry into the next Badwater 135.
|Aid Station||Leg Miles||Total Miles||A/S Open||Cutoff||Drop Bags||Crew||Pacer|
|Start Fiesch||4.4 mi||0.0 mi||Fri 8:30||Fri 8:30|
|Kühboden||5.3 mi||4.4 mi||Fri 9:30||Fri 11:00|
|Riederfurka||5.0 mi||9.7 mi||Fri 10:30||Fri 13:30|
|Belalp||4.4 mi||14.7 mi||Fri 11:45||Fri 16:00|
|Belalp||6.5 mi||19.1 mi||Fri 12:45||Fri 18:30|
|Riederfurka||7.2 mi||25.5 mi||Fri 14:30||Fri 22:00|
|Gletscherstube||5.3 mi||32.8 mi||Fri 16:15||Sat 01:00|
|Bellwald||8.5 mi||38.0 mi||Fri 17:45||Sat 3:30|
|Reckingen||3.5 mi||46.5 mi||Fri 18:30||Sat 6:00|
|Blitzingen||4.8 mi||50.0 mi||Fri 17:45||Sat 7:30|
|Chäserstatt||8.5 mi||54.9 mi||Fri 21:30||Sat 11:30|
|Binn||5.3 mi||63.4 mi||Sat 00:30||Sat 15:30|
|Breithorn||5.3 mi||68.7 mi||Sat 2:00||Sat 18:30|
|Rosswald||8.0 mi||74.0 mi||Sat 4:30||Sat 21:00|
|Breithorn||7.0 mi||82.0 mi||Sat 7:30||Sun 00:30|
|Grengiols||5.2 mi||88.9 mi||Sat 8:30||Sun 4:00|
|Mühlebach||4.9 mi||94.2 mi||Sat 9:45||Sun 6:30|
|Finish Fiesch||0.0 mi||99.1 mi||Sat 10:45||Sun 9:30|