The Eiger Ultra races start in the world-famous mountain village of Grindelwald, at the base of the Eiger North Face. All routes include spectacular views of the Eiger and nearby Berner Oberland peaks. The 35km, 51km and 101km routes include long sections of alpine running along ridges, pastures and some of the most scenic views anywhere in this region.
New in recent years is a “surprise” race, with a distance of between 10 and 15 km, and vertical of between 500 and 1000 meters. The course is announced no sooner than three days before the race!
There are also children’s races on the Friday evening for a range of ages.
These races are now well-known, and draw thousands of runners from around the world. The Eiger Ultra races are highly organized and well-orchestrated.
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