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E101 - Ultra Trail

Grindelwald holds the honour of hosting the first Ultra Trail race inspired by the myth of the Eiger

Race Category


Running Stones


Finals Access


101 KM

Elevation Gain

6700 M+

Start Date

Saturday 20th July 2024

Race Start

Grindelwald - 04:00

Max Allowed Race Time

25 Hours

Grindelwald holds the honour of hosting the first Ultra Trail race inspired by the myth of the Eiger. The race route passes through the most breath-taking viewpoints in the area; Grosse Scheidegg, First, Bachalpsee, Berghotel Faulhorn, Schynige Platte, Wengen, Männlichen, before traversing the base of the Eiger North Face itself. This Ultra Trail delivers a truly spectacular alpine experience.

With a distance of 101km and 6700m height difference, the E101 is a mighty challenge to even the most seasoned of trail runners. The E101 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 Mandatory Equipment.


A very good physical condition and some experience in trail running are essential for tackling the E101. 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. A UTMB index is required for participation in the E101.

Bib Distribution

You can find the information here.

Start/Finish Date & Time

Start: Saturday, 20 July 2024 at 04:00

Finish: Sunday 21 July 2024 at 05:00 (Time limit 25 hrs).

Time Limits

  • Start 04:00
  • Grosse Scheidegg 06:30
  • Bort 08:00
  • First (2nd passage) 09:30
  • Feld 11:00
  • Faulhorn 12:30
  • Schwand 15:30
  • Burglauenen 17:00
  • Wengen 19:30
  • Männlichen 21:30
  • Kl. Scheidegg 23:45
  • Eigergletscher 00:45
  • Brandegg 02:30
  • Pfingstegg 04:15
  • Finish 05:00
  • As a competitor you have to leave the check-point before the time limit, regardless of your arrival time at the check-point.

    DNF 101 - from Burglauenen directly to Grindelwald

    A runner who decides in Burglauenen to run directly to the finish in Grindelwald (without Wengen/Männlichen etc.) is entitled, if there is stock, to an E51 finisher shirt and an E51 finisher medal. This will only be handed out at the info point after the E51 finish. These runners will not receive Running Stones or an index. The tracking of these runners will be switched off in Burglauenen and the runners can no longer be tracked to the finish line.

    GPS trackers that are not returned will be charged to the runner at CHF 90.

    Award ceremony E101

    Sunday, 21 July 2024, 10.00 on the stage.

    Entry Fee

    CHF 240.00

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

    Maximum number of competitors

    750 participants.

    Mandatory Equipment

    According to You can find the information Mandatory Equipment.

    Intermediate time

    Grosse Scheidegg, Bort, First (2nd passage), Feld, Faulhorn, Schwand, Burglauenen, Wengen, Männlichen, Rotstecki, Lauberhorn, Kleine Scheidegg, Eigergletscher, Brandegg, Pfingstegg.


    At the following Refreshment points a zone for supportes is provided: Grosse Scheidegg | Bort | First | Schynige Platte | Burglauenen | Wengen | Männlichen | Kleine Scheidegg | Eigergletscher | Brandegg and Pfingstegg. 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. A You can find the information Supporter Ticket can be obtained for a reasonable price at most local public transport stations.

    At the following refreshment posts a zone for supervisors is provided: Grosse Scheidegg | Bort | First | Schynige Platte | Burglauenen | Wengen | Männlichen | Kleine Scheidegg | Eigergletscher | Brandegg and Pfingstegg.

    Overview Qualification points of the trails for finisher

    3 Running Stones UTMB, Western States 100 with a time less than 22 hrs.

    Material- and securities depot

    Saturday, 20 July 2024, from 03.30 at the curling rink of the Grindelwald Sports Centre.

    Services Provided

    Race Route Infrastructure, Time-keeping, Intermediate Time Check-points, Safety Management, Emergency phone number, Paramedic and Massage services, Dressing Room, Shower, refreshment points, Tracking, Souvenir gift, Finisher Eiger stone and finisher T-shirt, Pasta party, Finisher beer, special price Supporter ticket, clothes transport to km 50, Expo.

    Early Bird Breakfast on Race Day

    Our competitors and guests are invited to enjoy a very hearty and healthy Breakfast Buffet at Barrys Lounge, Selfness Hotel Eiger. Many thanks to the Sponsors and Local Produce Suppliers.

    On the menu:

  • DRINKS: a variety of teas, coffee, warm and cold milk, chocolate and Ovomaltine, orange juice and mixed fruit juice
  • BREAD: a variety of breads, rolls, croissant from the local ‘Ringgenberg’ bakery in Grindelwald and dry biscuit breads (Zwieback)
  • JAM & SPREADS: an assortment of jam, marmalade, honey, butter, margarine and cheese spread
  • FRUIT: fresh fruit and fruit salad
  • MUESLI: an assortment of cereals, Champion Muesli from bio-familia, with milk and/or yoghurt
  • COLD PLATE: a selection of meats, sausage, salami and Mountain cheese from Eigermilch
  • YOGHURT: a selection of natural and flavoured yoghurts
  • SWEETS: Chocolates
  • Competitors and Supporters or guests are welcome to sign-up for the Early Bird Breakfast at the Start Number Distribution at the infopoint. Price per person: CHF 15.00. The buffet will be open from 02:30 – 06:30.