Trail Running

The sport of trail running is rapidly growing in popularity worldwide, and Valais is proving to be the ultimate playground for enthusiasts. The region’s big draw? Endless possibilities thanks to an exceptional diversity of topography and terrain. Dramatic mountains, towering peaks, thick forest and lush pastures make for trails full of variety, promising interesting altitude profiles, technical challenges and breathtaking views. Trail runners make use of existing hiking trails, adding an element of speed: perfect for getting fit and overcoming your personal boundaries! Whether you’re a beginner or committed trail runner, you’ll find dream conditions for the sport in Valais. Many competitions, including a number of iconic races, take place throughout the summer.

Trail running events

 

Event Distance Destination Date 2019
Torgon Trail 15-25 km Vionnaz-Trogon May 25
Trail de la Pierre A Voir 10-38 km Saxon June 08
Course des 2 lacs 11,5 - 21,5 km Le Bouveret- Taney June 16
Semi-Marathon d’Aletsch 21,1km Bettmeralp June 22 - 23
Trail Verbier Saint-Bernard 29 - 111 km Verbier July 06 - 07
Zermatt Marathon 42,195 km Zermatt July 06
Tour des Alpages 17 km Anzère July 20
Trail du Vélan 7 – 45 km Bourg St-Pierre July 27
Thyon Dixence 16,4 km Thyon August 04
Sierre Zinal 31 km Sierre August 11
Swiss Alps 100 80 -100 km Münster August 16
Matterhorn Ultraks Trail 16 - 46 km Zermatt August 22 - 24
Nendaz Trail 30 - 65 km Haute-Nendaz August 31
Sommer Gommerlauf 15 - 21 km Obergoms August 31
Ultra trail du Mont Blanc   Champex 26. Aug - 1 Sept. 19
Swiss Peaks Trail 15 - 360 km Le Bouveret Sept. 01-08
Collontrek 22 km Bionaz (IT) Sept. 06 - 07
Trail des dents du Midi 57 km Champéry Sept. 14
Magic Run Event 10 - 21 km Lötschental Sept. 21
Trail des Cabanes 40 km Fully Sept. 22
Trail des patrouilleurs 15 - 40 km Crans-Montana Sept. 28
Les défis du jubilé 2 - 60 km St-Maurice Oct.12
Trail des châteaux 30 km Sion Dec. 14