Race website http://www.swissalps100.com/
Distance 160km 100km 50km
Elevation 9850m 6260m 2600m
The inaugural edition of the Swiss Alps Endurance Run was in 2017. Within the canton of Valais, the racecourse starts and ends in Münster, a small town at the far east end of the Canton Valais. Race organizers describe the course as “mostly non-technical,” offering some “incredible panoramas and beautiful views” of the Swiss Alps, and they are not wrong! Both the 160km and 100km course takes you along the balcony trail overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (the largest glacier in Europe), a trail that has to be on every runner’s tick list.