We welcome you to the Swiss Alps 100 trail race, where you’ll experience some of the finest trails and views to be had in the famous Swiss Alps. Our courses are incredibly scenic, yet also strenuous and challenging. Many parts of the course, such as the Great Aletsch Glacier, the three suspension bridges or the Alpine dam, are truly magnificent and a feast for the eyes.
All of the four distances are majestic, challenging and all within the Upper Valais region.
The 10.3 km Vertical Race has a total elevation gain of 1,860 metres. Starting in Fiesch, you keep going up to the finish line at the view point on top of Eggishorn. At your destination you will be rewarded with the phenomenal vista of the Aletsch Glacier and the majestic Alps (including the Matterhorn). Cut-off time: 4 hours.
The 50K course, with an elevation gain of 2,940 metres and two suspension bridges, takes you through idyllic villages and along part of the Great Aletsch Glacier. Cut-off time: 15 hours.
The incredible 100K in the UNESCO World Heritage Site features 6,120 metres of elevation gain, including a climb high up on the Breithorn. It passes through the landscapes of the Aletsch Arena along the Great Aletsch Glacier, the Binn Valley and Goms. The two spectacular suspension bridges Aspi-Titter and Goms Bridge are also part of the course. Cut-off time: 27 hours.
The 160K course is the toughest and longest route. It comprises 9,850 metres in elevation gain, three suspension bridges, the regions of Goms, Binn Valley, Aletsch Arena with Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiesch-Fiescheralp, and even takes you as far as Rosswald and Belalp. It goes without saying that the UNESCO World Heritage Site with its views of the Great Aletsch Glacier is also part of the course. Cut-off time: 49 hours.
The SwissAlps FLY follows the principle of "run-fly-collect". The Hike'n'Fly race for paragliders starts in Fiesch. They collect their first points on the Fiescheralp (1,150 m). From there, they can collect the next points either at the Breithorn checkpoint (CP), in Grengiols, Chäserstatt and Fiesch (landing site). Whoever has more points faster wins! At the start is none other than seven-time Red Bull X-Alps winner Chrigel Maurer.
Each course has fully equipped aid stations every 7 to 10 km.
Registration includes a race shirt, finisher medals, winner awards (first-place and age group) and a post-race meal with a drink.
Tip for families: Children from 3 to 10 years are well catered for at the 1 km Kids Run. Every child gets a race bib before the start and a medal at the finish, plus a free meal and drink. The kids’ course is run entirely within the safe area of the Sport Resort Fiesch.
Make your summer really special and come and run the Swiss Alps 100 trail race. Sign up for the Challenge – Run it for the Beauty – Go for the Bell.