Course Info 160KM

The 160KM is the longest and hardest race at the Swiss Alps 100. With a total elevation gain of 32,317 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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The 160km overall cutoff time is 49 hours which means the average pace is 29:24 per mile
Aid StationLeg MilesTotal MilesA/S OpenCutoffDrop BagsCrewPacer
Start Fiesch4.4 mi0.0 miFri 8:30
Kühboden5.5 mi4.4 miFri 10:00Fri 11:00
Riederfurka4.9 mi9.9 miFri 12:00Fri 13:45
Belalp4.3 mi14.9 miFri 13:30Fri 16:00
Belalp6.5 mi19.1 miFri 14:30Fri 18:00
Riederfurka7.1 mi25.6 miFri 16:30Fri 21:30
Gletscherstube7.5 mi32.8 miFri 18:30Sat 00:30
Niederwald4.5 mi40.2 miFri 21:00Sat 4:30
Reckingen10.4 mi44.7 miFri 22:00Sat 6:30
Chäserstatt8.6 mi55.1 miSat 1:00Sat 11:30
Binn5.0 mi63.7 miSat 3:30Sat 15:30
Breithorn5.3 mi68.7 miSat 5:00Sat 18:30
Rosswald7.5 mi74.0 miSat 7:00Sat 21:00
Breithorn7.0 mi81.5 miSat 9:00Sun 24:30
Grengiols4.9 mi88.5 miSat 11:00Sun 4:00
Mühlebach4.8 mi93.4 miSat 12:30Sun 6:30
Finish Fiesch0.0 mi98.2 miSun 9:30
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