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Swiss Alps 100

August 16, 2019 - August 17, 2019 # 3
The event starts at 06:30.

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 are incredibly scenic, yet strenuous and challenging. Some parts of the course, like the 1’128 meter (3,700ft) climb in only 10.3km (6.4 miles) with 14 switchbacks to the Breithorn, will test each runner with terrain and surroundings that are truly magnificent. Make this summer special and come run the Swiss Alps 100 trail race.

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Races

Swiss Alps 100 - 160km

August 16, 2019 (Friday) - 06:30
Cut off: 48:00 hours
Running
160 kilometers
10,490 meters
10,490 meters
 
6 ITRA Points
15 Aid Stations
Trail Single loop Mountainous Mountain Night Race UTMB qualifier Western States qualifier Solo
The number for participants for the race is capped to 300.
 

The Swiss Alps 100 160KM is a beautiful course which runs through the valley, along ridges and over Swiss alpine passes, 3 suspension bridges, one dam, and along many small lakes. It’s a challenging ultramarathon course mostly on single trails and fire roads.
Starting in Münster at 1’327 m.ü.M. (4,353 feet) the course begins with a gradual downhill on farm/fire-roads and single trails. After the Niederwald aid station 160KM runners split from the 100KM and 80KM course and move towards the village Bellwald and towards the first suspension bridge Aspi – titter. From that bridge follows a tough uphill to the Gletscherstube aid station.

The next 6KM runners will run alongside the 13-mile long Aletsch glacier which is one of the most beautiful spots to run at in the Swiss Alps. Soon enough the Riederfurka aid station is coming up. The next 5.5 miles are going to be a tough uphill to the highest point of the race. Along the way, they also cross the Bellalp – Riederalp suspension bridge. Once a the highest point of the course, at 3’014 meter, the Sparrhorn has incredible views to the Aletsch glacier, the Oberaletsch glacier, and down to the valley.

After the Sparrhorn you run towards the Riederfurka aid station again. Along the way you’ll be crossing the Gibidum dam. Once you leave the Riederfurka aid station you’ll traverse along the Riederalp, Greicheralp, Goppisbergeralp, Bettmeralp, and Fiescheralp, where the next aid station is.

Now get ready for a long downhill for about 5 KM and a drop of over 1,100 meter down to the lowest point of the course. Then runners work their way to the next suspension bridge the Mühlebach – Fürgangen. Next up is “The Beast” a 1’128 meter (3,700ft) climb in only 10.3km (6.4 miles) with 14 switchbacks. On top runners find the Breithorn aid.

The runners will then run over the Saflischpass to the Rosswald aid station, around the Fülhorn and then down to the Binn aid station where runners can get their drop bag if they have one. The next 25.5km (15.8 miles) traces ridges and skirts peaks along the Swiss Alps with phenomenal views down to the valleys, snowy mountain tops, and glaciers glimpses going all the way to the Stadle aid station back inside the valley. From there the remaining 13.5km (8.3 miles) are run on a slight downhills course. Once arriving back in the idyllic village of Münster, 160km will have reached their goal and get their well deserved buckle and medal.

With a total elevation gain of 22’980 meter (38,700’), 160km runners will have a cutoff time of 48 hours.

Swiss Alps 100 - 100km

August 17, 2019 (Saturday) - 06:30
Cut off: 24:00 hours
Running
100 kilometers
5,613 meters
5,613 meters
 
5 ITRA Points
10 Aid Stations
Trail Single loop Mountainous Mountain Night Race UTMB qualifier Western States qualifier Solo
The number for participants for the race is capped to 300.
 

The Swiss Alps 100 100KM is a beautiful course which runs through the valley, along ridges and over Swiss alpine passes and a suspension bridge. It’s challenging yet easier than most other ultra marathon events in Switzerland run mostly on single trails and fire roads.
Starting in Münster at 1’327 m.ü.M. (4,353 feet) the course begins with a gradual downhill on farm/fire-roads and single trails. At KM 9 (5.5 miles) runners get the opportunity to cross over the 280 meter (918 feet) suspension bridge Mühlebach – Fürgangen. Next up is “The Beast” a 1’128 meter (3,700ft) climb in only 10.3km (6.4 miles) with 14 switchbacks. On top runners find the Breithorn aid station where 80km runners turn left and 100km runners turn right.

100km runners will then run over the Saflischpass to the Rosswald aid station, around the Fülhorn which is the highest point of this course at 2’734 meter (8,969’), and then down to the Binn aid station where runners can get their drop bag if they have one. The next 25.5km (15.8 miles) traces ridges and skirts peaks along the Swiss Alps with phenomenal views down to the valleys, snowy mountain tops, and glaciers glimpses going all the way to the Stadle aid station back inside the valley. From there the remaining 13.5km (8.3 miles) are run on a slight downhills course. Once arriving back in the idyllic village of Münster, 80km will have reached their goal and get their well deserved medal and free massage.

With a total elevation gain of 11’226 meter (36,830’), 100km runners will have a very generous cutoff time of 24 hours.

The SA 100 course covers 11 municipalities all inside the canton of Valais which is the heart of the Swiss Alps: Obergoms, Münster-Geschinen, Reckingen-Gluringen, Grafschaft, Blitzingen, Niederwald, Bellwald, Ernen, Grengiols, Termen, und Binn

Swiss Alps 100 - 50km

August 17, 2019 (Saturday) - 18:30
Cut off: 12:00 hours
Running
50 kilometers
2,500 meters
2,500 meters
 
3 ITRA Points
5 Aid Stations
Trail Single loop Mountainous Mountain Night Race UTMB qualifier Solo
The number for participants for the race is capped to 300.