Trail Running in Switzerland: An overview of Trail Runs & Ultra Trails in Switzerland.

The dates for all Trailruns, Trails and Ultra Marathons in Switzerland, including registration, course, schedule, results and more details.

Trail running is "in" - especially in Switzerland with its infinitely beautiful alpine landscape. There are now over 30 trail runs with attractive and beautiful routes in Switzerland.

In contrast to mountain running, trails usually do not lead directly towards the summit of a mountain, but along a mountain or over many mountain ranges. Since trail runs are also often very, very long, many events have very strict regulations that require participants to bring a minimum amount of equipment and food.

Which trail races are there in Switzerland?

Almost all trail runs in Switzerland take place within a short window of time from late May to early October. During the remaining months, safe trail running in the mountains is not guaranteed due to the conditions.

What trail events are there in Switzerland now? Very popular is the Swiss Irontrail. This multi-day event features more than ten different trail runs, including an ultra trail of more than 100 km, as well as shorter trails for beginners. The race takes place in Davos (Graubünden). Really attractive is also the Glacier 3000 Run. A trail and mountain run that leads from car-free Gstaad initially through flat terrain. But after a few leisurely kilometers, the run takes you over forest and meadow trails into the high alpine terrain on ice and snow. Variety is guaranteed on the 42 km or 26 km course.

Tradition & New

Since 2017, the Montreux Trail Festival has been held in the west of the country. Here, too, there are various starting options from 165 km to 15 km. The "MXtrem160" leads through the Vaud Alps. After the finish, as a reward, you can relax in Lake Geneva. A 60 km and 30 km trail also provides a breathtaking mountain panorama for a not so long distance. At the premier, more than 2,000 trail runners were at the start. The Eiger Ultra Trail, on the other hand, has a great tradition, with the main competition covering 101 km and almost 7,000 meters in altitude.

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In Pontresina (Grisons), mountain lovers have taken the "Bernina Ultraks" event firmly to their hearts. It's no wonder, since the only four-thousand-meter peak in the Eastern Alps, Piz Bernina, is in view on this fantastic trail. Running can only be fun - even with a length of over 46 km.

All Trail Runs in Switzerland

Trail Races 2022 in Switzerland: Top-Events

Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon

 
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Icon Date | 08:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Sankt Niklaus
Icon Competitions 45,595 km (2.458 Hm) / 42,195 km (1.944 Hm) / 21,2 km (1.850 Hm) / 21,1 km (1.336 Hm)

Swissalpine

 
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Icon Date | 08:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Chur
Icon Competitions 47,2 km (3.009 Hm) / 29,5 km (1.431 Hm) / 11,2 km (715 Hm)

Scenic Trail

 
5
Icon Date | 12:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Tesserete
Icon Competitions 167 km (12.000 Hm) / 113 km (7.400 HM) / 54 km (3.800 Hm) / 27 km (2.200 Hm) / 18 km (1.150 Hm) / Vertical 4Km (900m)

Sierre-Zinal

 
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Icon Date | 09:45 Uhr
Icon Venue Sierre
Icon Competitions 31 km (2.000 Hm)

Gigathlon Switzerland

 
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Icon Date | 06:10 Uhr
Icon Venue Sarnen
Icon Competitions 244 km (5.600 Hm)

Swiss Irontrail

 
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Icon Date | 11:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Bivio
Icon Competitions 44 km (2.015 Hm) / 14 km (546 Hm)

Eiger Ultra Trail

 
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Icon Date | 04:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Grindelwald
Icon Competitions 250 km (20'000Hm) 101 km (6.685 Hm) / 51 km / 35 km / 16 km / 0,85 km / 0,35 km

47. SIMM - Swiss International Mountain Marathon 13.+14.08.2022 Surcuolm / Obersaxen / Surselva (GR) Schweiz

 
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Icon Date | 10:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Surcuolm
Icon Competitions Total ca. 25 – 50 Leistungs-km pro Tag über 2 Etappen mit Overnight-Camp

Glacier 3000 Run

 
5
Icon Date | 10:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Gstaad
Icon Competitions 26 km (1.900 Hm)

Bernina Ultraks

 
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Icon Date | 08:15 Uhr
Icon Venue Pontresina
Icon Competitions 42,2 km (2.600 Hm) / 30,1 km (1.700 Hm) / 16,3 km (880 Hm) / 6,5 km (1.400 Hm)

Arosa Trailrun

 
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Icon Date | 07:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Arosa
Icon Competitions 52,9 km (3.391 Hm) / 21,1 km (1.338 Hm) / 14,8 km (974 Hm)

Montreux Trail Festival

 
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Icon Date | 04:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Montreux
Icon Competitions 112 km (8.500 Hm) / 55 km (4.200 Hm) / 30 km (2.100 Hm) / 15 km (950 Hm) / 2 km

Swiss Trail Tour

 
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Icon Date | 11:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Lenk
Icon Competitions 30 / 37 / 23 Km für Tour bzw. 41 / 55 / 50 Km für Ultra

Swiss Canyon Trail

 
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Icon Date | 05:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Couvet
Icon Competitions 111 km / 81 km / 51 km / 31 km

Il Cuors da Flem

 
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Icon Date | 11:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Flims
Icon Competitions 21,1 km (750 Hm)

Swiss Alps 100

 
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Icon Date | 09:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Fiesch
Icon Competitions 160 km / 100 km / 50 km / 7 km

Swiss Snow Walk & Run Arosa

 
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Icon Date | 10:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Arosa
Icon Competitions 21,1 km / 16,8 km / 12 km / 6,1 km

SwissPeaks Trail

 
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Icon Date | 12:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Oberwald
Icon Competitions 360 km (25.200 Hm) / 170 km (10.580 Hm) / 90 km (6.140 Hm) / 45 km (3.530 Hm) / 35 km (2.460 Hm) / 15 km (760 Hm)

Gantrisch Trail

 
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Icon Date |
Icon Venue Rüeggisberg
Icon Competitions 35 km / 23 km / 11 km

Gondo Marathon

 
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Icon Date |
Icon Venue Zwischbergen
Icon Competitions 84 km (4.200 Hm) / 42 km (2.000 Hm) / 28 km (1.200 Hm) / 0,8 km

Transruinaulta - Trailmarathon

 
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Icon Date | 09:15 Uhr
Icon Venue Ilanz
Icon Competitions 42,195 km (1.800 m) / 24 km (780 Hm)

Swiss Trailrun Pilatus

 
Icon Date | 12:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Kriens
Icon Competitions 8,5 km (930 Hm) / 5,1 km (430 Hm)

Münsiger-Louf

 
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Icon Date | 16:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Münsingen
Icon Competitions 10 km / 5,2 km / 1,9 km / 1,1 km

Trail Verbier Saint-Bernard

 
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Icon Date | 22:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Verbier
Icon Competitions 140 km (9.300 Hm) / 76 km (5.300 Hm) / 44 km (3.400 Hm) / 26 km (1.800 Hm)

Trail Run Chur

 
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Icon Date | 09:15 Uhr
Icon Venue Chur
Icon Competitions 27,5 km (2100 Hm) / 15 km (800 Hm) / 12,5 km (1300 Hm) / 6,7 km (410 Hm)

Trail des Patrouilleurs

 
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Icon Date | 05:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Crans-Montana
Icon Competitions 55 km / 40 km / 25 km / 15 km

Trail des Dents-du-Midi

 
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Icon Date |
Icon Venue Champéry
Icon Competitions 57 km (3.700 Hm) / 32 km / 13 km / 0,9 km

Rheinquelle-Trail Sedrun

 
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Icon Date | 08:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Sedrun
Icon Competitions 38,1 km (2.908 Hm) / 16,199 km (1.225 Hm)

Humani'Trail des Diablerets

 
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Icon Date | 06:15 Uhr
Icon Venue Les Diablerets
Icon Competitions 56 km (3.600 Hm) / 27 km (1.600 Hm) / 15 km (900 Hm) / 2 km

All Trail Runs in Switzerland

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