Montreux Trail Festival

Date 07/28/2023 – 07/30/2023

Country Switzerland

Distance 112km  55km 30km 15km

Elevation 8500m  4200m 2100m 950m


The Montreux Trail Festival is a 2-day trail event taking place in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Vaud, with its base camp at the famous city of Montreux, on the shores of Lake Geneva. 

There are four main races to choose from: MXTREME (112km, 8500m), MXALPS (55km, 4200m), MXSKY (30km, 2100m), and a fun night race called Freddie’s Night (15km, 950m), a race in memory of Queen singer Freddy Mercury, who loved Montreux, and played at the famed Montreux Jazz Festival. “Bring your costumes or your mustaches, Freddie is waiting for a night of fun and madness that will end late at night in the bars of Montreux!,” say the race organizers. 

Finally, Montreux offers a family relay race, MXFAMILY (1 km + 30 km with 2100 meters of climbing), and a separate race for children, MXKids 2km kids. This event offers, “An atmosphere of sports, music and culinary delights, whether you are a runner or a spectator.” 


For unique trail running clothing, visit Run the Alps partners, Insane Inside.