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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

35 KM

Elevation Gain

2500 M+

Start Date

Saturday 20th July 2024

Race Start

Burglauenen - 07:35

Max Allowed Race Time

09 Hours

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 Mandatory Equipment.

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, 20 July 2024 at 07:35 in Burglauenen
Start 2: Saturday, 20 July 2024 at 08:05 in Burglauenen

Finish: Saturday, 20 July 2024 at 17:00 (Time limit 9 hrs)

Start times E35 respectively the allocation into the start blocks will be done according to UTMB Index. The allocated start time must be adhered to. Failure to do so will result in a time penalty. The start number is a free ticket for the train ride from Grindelwald village to Burglauenen.

Time Limits

  • Start 07:35 / 08:05
  • Wengen 10:30
  • Männlichen 12:00
  • Kl. Scheidegg 13:00
  • Brandegg 15:30
  • 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, 20 July 2024, 18.30 on the stage.

    Entry Fee

    CHF 150.00

    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 Mandatory Equipment.

    Intermediate Time

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

    Supporters

    At the following Refreshment points a zone for supportes is provided: Wengen | Männlichen | Kleine Scheidegg | Eigergletscher | Brandegg. 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, 20 July 2024, 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, Intermediate Time Check-points, Safety Management, Emergency phone number, Paramedic and Massage services, Dressing Room, Shower, 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.