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E51 - Panorama Trail

Although aptly named the Panorama Trail, the first ascent towards Grosse Scheidegg should not be underestimated

Race Category


Running Stones


Finals Access


51 KM

Elevation Gain

3100 M+

Start Date

Saturday 20th July 2024

Race Start

Grindelwald - 07:15

Max Allowed Race Time

13 Hours

Although aptly named the Panorama Trail, the first ascent towards Grosse Scheidegg should not be underestimated. Once reached, the spectacular scenery along the route to Oberläger via First and Bachalpsee, the 360° panorama atop the Faulhorn summit at 2680m, and the views to the horizon on route to Schynige Platte, definitely compensate for all the effort and remain long in the memory.

Shared pain - double the pleasure! The E51 is also available for couples. Go for the team spirit and the collective experience. Handle as team the individual highs and lows during the course. The E51 trail must be accomplished under the partial self-support principle. This means that in between the check-points you as a couple are responsible for your own food and drinks and must carry the mandatory gear as stated in the Mandatory Equipment.


A good physical condition and some experience in trail running are essential for tackling the E51. 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 07:15

Start 2: Saturday, 20 July 2024 at 07:45

Finish: Saturday, 20 July 2024 at 20:45 (Time limit 13 hrs).

The allocation into the start blocks will be done a few days prior to the race according to UTMB Index. The allocated start time must be adhered to. Runners without a UTMB Index start in the second block. Disregard to do so will result in a time penalty.

Time Limits

  • Start 07:15 / 07:45
  • Grosse Scheidegg 10:00
  • First 11:15
  • Feld 12:45
  • Faulhorn 14:15
  • Schwand 17:15
  • Burglauenen 19:15
  • Finish 20:45
  • 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 E51

    Sunday, 21 July 2024, 10.00 on the stage.

    Couples Category

    Teams of 2 participants, man, ladies or mixed.

    Couples complete the entire E51 course in teams of 2. E51 Couples participants will not receive running stones and the kilometers cannot be credited to the Quartz Club. Couples must pass each checkpoint together and run the entire course together. If one runner gives up, the other runner can continue and will be scored as a single in their category.

    Entry Fee

    CHF 175.00

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

    Maximum number of competitors

    1050 runner, incl. Couples category.

    Mandatory Equipment

    According Mandatory Equipment.

    Intermediate Time

    Grosse Scheidegg, First, Feld, Faulhorn, Schwand, Burglauenen.


    At the following Refreshment points a zone for supportes is provided: Grosse Scheidegg | Bort | First | Schynige Platte | Burglauenen. 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.

    Overview Qualification points of the trails for finisher

    2 Running Stones UTMB
    Note: for the couple category, no running stones are awarded. In the Couples category, the kilometers cannot be credited to the Quartz Club.

    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, Expo.