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E16 - Pleasure Trail

The E16 is perfect for short distance specialists, and for those wishing to enjoy a shorter trail at their leisure!

Race Category


Running Stones



16 KM

Elevation Gain

950 M+

Start Date

Saturday 20th July 2024

Race Start

Grindelwald - 09:00

Max Allowed Race Time

04 Hours

The E16 is perfect for short distance specialists, and for those wishing to enjoy a shorter trail at their leisure! The trail starts out towards the Wetterhorn and when it reaches Wittegg (above Bort) at 1600m, the max altitude is almost already in the bag. From here, the trail leads through alternating sections of forest, small gorges and sweeping meadows via Bort, Nodhalten and Holewang, ending with a spritely downhill back into Grindelwald.

The trail is so well located that it is possible for you to hike or to train on for around 8 months of the year, weather conditions permitting. Since December 2016, the E16 route is marked.


A good physical condition and some experience in trail running are essential for tackling the E16. 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, 20 July 2024 at 09:00
Start 2: Saturday, 20 July 2024 at 09:30

Finish: Saturday, 20 July 2024 at 13:30 (Time limit 4 hrs).

Allocation to the starting blocks is based on the running time specified (more or less than 2h 30min) in your ACTIVE profile. The allocated start time must be adhered to. Participants who have not selected a time by June 21, 2024 will start in the second starting block. Non-compliance will result in a time penalty.

Time Limits

  • Start 09.00 / 09.30
  • Bort 12:30
  • Finish 13:30
  • 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 E16

    Saturday, 20 July 2024, 14:00 on the stage.

    Compulsory equipment E16

    E16 runners must now carry the following compulsory equipment with them throughout the race:

  • smartphone
  • water
  • whistle
  • cup
  • The cup must have a size of at least 15 cl/5oz and must not have a lid. For the sake of the environment, disposable cups are no longer used at refreshment stations.

    Material- and securities depot

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

    Entry Fee

    CHF 65.00

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

    Late entries

    Provided the race is not sold out, we will accept your late entry with a surcharge of CHF 15.00.

    Maximum Number of competitors

    1000 participants.

    Time Check-Points



    At the following Refreshment point a zone for supportes is provided: Bort.

    Qualification Points for finisher

    1 Running Stone UTMB.

    Services Provided

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