Date 08/17/2019 – 08/18/2019
Race website http://www.themountainman.ch
Distance 64.2 km 44.6 km 21.6 km
Elevation 3830 m 2320 m 1220 m
With three events over the course of the day, the Mountainman is one of the best-known trail events in all of Switzerland. It also serves as the Swiss trail running championships, so the best Swiss mountain runners will be taking place, as well! All three courses are almost entirely on mountain trail, with a variety of dramatic views of much of this area of the country. Each course passes through a variety of farmlands, forests and small villages, and is extremely well-supported, with enthusiastic volunteers. The finish includes a tough, final uphill push to the summit of famed Mount Pilatus– a dramatic completion that includes no shortage of cheering onlookers. When you’re done, the steepest cog railway in the world provides the descent to the valley. Run the Alps Blog Post: Defying Expectation: An Ultra Marathon, Some Buttermilk, and a Helicopter Ride.