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.
EACH overall male/female first-place finisher in the 50KM, 100KM, and 160KM distance will receive a COROS APEX 46mm GPS watch worth 350USD each. Plus EACH overall male/female second and third-place finisher in the 50KM, 100KM, and 160KM distance will also receive a Fenix Limited HM65R-T headlight worth 100USD each. 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.
The Swiss Alps 100 is one of only 6 races worldwide, which is a qualifier for WS100, HR100, and a preferred qualifier for BW135
The Swiss Alps 100 is a GREEN COMMITMENT event
Our event is taking us to spectacular, natural, remote, and fragile landscapes. This is a privilege and we are fully supporting to preserve these landscapes as best as possible. Climate change is placing us, our planet, and future generations at risk. We need to reduce the impact of our activity on the climate and to display climate leadership by engaging actively and collectively in striving to achieve climate neutrality. For these reasons, the Swiss Alps 100 is committed to achieve the goals of Leave no Trace, being Carbon Neutral, and Zero Waste.
What does it take to run the Swiss Alps 100 race?
All of our distances are majestic, challenging, and all within the Oberwallis region in the south side of Switzerland. The Vertical has 6,100 feet, the 50K has 10,860 feet, the 100K has 21,550 feet, and the 160K has 34,810 feet 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.
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 4 to 13 years old sponsored by the Walliser Kantonalbank. 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.
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.
Are you a runner, who loves to run uphill? Then the vertical distance, which is 6.4 miles long, has a total elevation gain of 6,100 feet, 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 10,860 feet, 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 21,550 feet, 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 34,810 feet, 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 Sponsor 12 minute video by Hammer Nutrition DACHLI
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