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15th July 2023

E35 - North Face Trail

The E35 delivers its competitors to the very foot of the imposing Eiger north face.

Race Category

ws50KM

Running Stones

2

Distance

35km

Elevation Gain

2500m

Elevation Loss

2380m

Start Date

2023-07-15

Start Time

08:05

Max Allowed Time

09:00

The E35 delivers its competitors to the very foot of the imposing Eiger north face. The trail winds its way up via Spätenalp to Wengen then continues steeply up the infamous Gemsenweg, or ‘chamois way’ to finally top-out on the Männlichen ridge, where the rewards are boundless, breath-taking views deep into the enchanting Lauterbrunnen valley below. With the 3 peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as a constant backdrop now, the race moves on towards Kleine Scheidegg and the glacier moraine below Eigergletscher, at which point a sharp turn brings you abruptly onto the traverse below the looming Eiger north face. There is truly no better place to experience the glacial winds and ancient limestone facets of the Eiger than here. The E35 route then descends the Eiger Trail to Trychelegg and on to the finish in Grindelwald.

The E35 trail should be completed under the partial self-support principle. This means that as a competitor you are responsible for your own food and drinks between check-points and refreshment zones and must carry the mandatory gear as stated in the Race Regulations.

Requirements

A good physical condition and some experience in trail running are essential for tackling the E35. In addition, as a competitor you must be able to complete the race in a partial self-sufficiency according to the ethics of trail running. We reserve the rights to exclude persons from participating in the race.

Bib Distribution

You can find the information here.

Start/Finish Date & Time

Start 1: Saturday, 15 July 2023 at 07:35 in Burglauenen (Start group with target time < 6 hrs 30 mins)
Start 2: Saturday, 15 July 2023 at 08:05 in Burglauenen (Start group with target time > 6 hrs 30 mins)

Finish: Saturday, 15 July 2023 at 17:00 (Time limit 9 hrs)

Time Limits

  • Start 07:35 / 08:05
  • Wengen 10:30
  • Männlichen 12:00
  • Kl. Scheidegg 13:00
  • Alpiglen 15:00
  • Finish 17:00
  • As a competitor you have to leave the check-point before the time limit, regardless of your arrival time at the check-point.

    Award ceremony

    Saturday, 15 July 2023, 18.30 on the stage.

    Entry Fee

    CHF 135.00

    Price inclusive of VAT. +8% Processing fee by Activ will be added at check-out.

    Maximum Number of competitors

    600 participants.

    Mandatory Equipment

    According to Race Regulations – Mandatory Equipment.

    Intermediate Time

    Wengen, Männlichen, Rotstecki, Kleine Scheidegg, Alpiglen, Marmorbruch.

    Supporters

    There is a designated zone for supporters at all Refreshment Zones. These can easily be reached by cable car, bus or train. By consulting the race time estimations and public transport timetables, your supporters are able to reach several Check Points/Refreshment Zones on your race day.

    Material- and securities depot

    Saturday, 15 July 2023, from 03.30 at the curling rink of the Grindelwald Sports Centre.

    The drop bags will be transported from the Burglauenen start area to the finish and will be ready for collection from the material depot in the curling hall from approx. 11.00.

    Overview Qualification points of the trails

    2 Running Stones UTMB.

    Services Provided

    Race Route Infrastructure, Time-keeping, 3 Intermediate Time Check-points, Safety Management, Emergency phone number, Paramedic and Massage services, Dressing Room, Shower, 5 refreshment points, tracking by mobilephone, Souvenir gift, Finisher Eiger stone and finisher t-shirt, Pasta party, Finisher beer, clothes transport to the finish line, Expo.

    Important information

  • The Start number may be used (by competitors only) as a train ticket for the journey from Grindelwald to the Start of E35 in Burglauenen - Departure 06:48 and 07.18 from Grindelwald train station.
  • There is no available parking in Burglauenen
  • We kindly ask all athletes NOT to stand on the grassland outside of that designated for the event. Please use the paths and roads wherever possible.