Race website http://www.glacier3000run.ch
Distance 26.2 km
Elevation 2015 m
Glacier 3000 has a little bit of everything! It starts in Gstaad, one of the more posh mountain resorts in the Swiss alps. Within minutes, though, the route takes one past diary farms, over hills on rolling single-track and dirt roads, then through the village of Gsteig. At the halfway mark, the course suddenly gets steep! First on a dirt road, then mountain paths, and past a Swiss Alpine Club hut, the race finishes with, yes, nearly a full kilometer on glacier, before reaching the finish line at the top of the Glacier 3000 ski area. Tram rides and a free bus take runners back to Gstaad for a celebratory lunch in the town square.
There is also a Nordic walking event and a kid’s run.