Trail E101 - The Ultra Trail

Grindelwald celebrates the Eiger Ultra Trail and with it the first Ultra Trail in the Bernese Oberland. The race with the staging locationsGrosse Scheidegg, First, the Faulhorn Mountain Guest House, Schynige Platte, Wengen, Männlichen, Kleine Scheidegg and the traverse along the base of the Eiger North Face is not only spectacular but also a fantastic and unforgettable alpine experience.

The trail E101 with 101 kilometers and 6700 meters in height will be a challenge to all competitors. The Mountain Prize, moreover, will be awarded to the first competitor to reach the Faulhorn at 2680m and makes this event especially attractive. Ueli Steck, speed alpinist and event ambassador is convinced "It's going to be a personal challenge for everybody, no matter how fast, how steep or how high. Important is that that you keep on the move! "

The E101 trail must be accomplished under the partial self-support principle. This means that in between the check-points the competitor must be able to care for himself and carry all the supplies such as food, drink and the mandatory gear as stated in the race regulations.

*** We reached the first limit for the E101. Friday 4th november 2016 at 10 a.m. the registration for the planned lottery will start. For 100 participants more, the draw will be done 5th december 2016 ***

Best times

11h 38min, Iker Karrera, Spain
16h 18min, Francesca Canepa, Italy

11h 56min, Urs Jenzer, Switzerland
13h 33min, Francesca Canepa, Italy

11h 44min, Urs Jenzer, Switzerland
12h 45min, Caroline Chaverot, France

11h 39min, Diego Pazos, Switzerland
13h 09min, Andrea Huser, Switzerland

Trail Map

Trail Map Eiger Ultra Trail E101

Trail Profile

Trail Profil Eiger Ultra Trail E101

Trail Characteristics
Distance 101km
Difference in altitude + 6700m / - 6700m
87% (87km) trail, forest road / 14% (14km) asphalt
Starting direction towards Grosse Scheidegg

A very good physical condition and some experience in trail running are essential for tackling the E101 trail. In addition, the competitors must be able to complete the trail according to the ethics in trail running and the partial self support principle. The organiser reserves the rights to exclude persons from participating in the race.

15th July 2017, 4.30 a.m.

16th July 2017, 6.30 a.m. (Time limit 26 hours)

Seniors women & men born between 1978 and 1997
Seniors I women & men born between 1968 and 1977
Seniors II women & men born between 1958 and 1967
Seniors III women & men born 1957 or older

Entry Fee
CHF 175.-, till 31st December 2016
CHF 195.-, from 1st January to 12th July 2017
Late registration is not possible.

A route change to a shorter distance is possible in exceptional circumstances - see race regulations Point 3.1 Starting Fees
Competitors wishing to transfer their registration to another person can do so before 31st march 2017 without incurring any surcharges. Participants wishing to make such amendments after 1st april 2017 will be charged a handling fee of CHF 20.00.
Allocation of start numbers takes place 10 days prior to the event. After the allocation, any amendment requests a are not possible anymore.

Maximum Number of Participants (600 competitors)
Maximum number of competitors including the draw for the E101: 600 competitors.
The first 500 entries received by 31st december 2016 will be charged an entry fee of 175.00 CHF (Swiss Francs).
If less than 500 entries are received by 31st december 2016, all further entries received after this date will be charged 195.00 CHF (official registration counts as the date the entry fee is received)until the maximum number of 600 competitors is reached.
If a maximum of 500 entries have already been received before 31st december 2016, all further entries for 2 months thereafter will be collected and entered into a draw for the final 100 start places. The final 100 drawn entrants will be contacted personally and will then be requested to pay the entry fee of 195.00 CHF.

Mandatory Gear
According to article 7 (Equipment) in the race regulations

Time Limits
07.00 a.m. Grosse Scheidegg
08.30 a.m. Bort
10.00 a.m. First (second passage)
11.45 a.m. Feld
01.15 p.m. Faulhorn 2680m
03.30 p.m. Schynige Platte
05.45 p.m. Burglauenen
08.00 p.m. Wengen
10.00 p.m. Männlichen
03.15 a.m. Alpiglen
04.45 a.m. Marmorbruch

Runners must leave the check-point before the dead line - regardless of the arrival time.

Intermediate times
First, Faulhorn, Burglauenen, Wengen, Männlichen, Kleine Scheidegg, Alpiglen

SMS-Service with timekeeping
Faulhorn, Männlichen, Alpiglen, Grindelwald

The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc
Finishers receive 5 Qualification Points for the UTMB

There is a designated zone for the supporter at all refreshment-points. The locations can easily be reached by mountain transport (cog-railway, cable-car or gondola) bus or train. The good connections enable the supporter to assist his runner at various locations along the trail. A reduced supporter-ticket is obtainable at the transport stations.

Services Included
Infrastructure along the trails, electronic timing keeping devise, 7 intermediate times, souvenir, security measurements, paramedical and massage services, organisational contribution, refreshments, SMS-service, reduced supporter ticket, pasta-party, finisher-shirt, reduced price event-shirt.

Travel package Eiger Ultra Trail

For Trail Runner from Japan: Travel package Adventures Guides Japan including starting bib

For Trail Runner from Belgium & the Netherlands: Travel package MudSweatTrails incl starting bib

For Trail Runner from Romania: Travel package Explore Travel incl starting bib

For Trail Runner from USA & Canada: Travel package Run the Alps including starting bib