Cancellation of Aletsch Half-Marathon 2021

Dear Runners and Friends of the Aletsch Half-Marathon,

Given the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone the Aletsch Half-Marathon until 19 June 2022.

The organising committee has examined various scenarios and safety concepts. Regrettably, however, we cannot make plans or organise anything with any certainty. And with the authorities unable to offer us any clarity either, this decision is forced upon us.

We are devastated to have to postpone the race for the second time. Nevertheless, we would still like to offer you a real-world running experience during this difficult time. 
More about the  real-world running experience 2021.

All runners registered for the 2020 and 2021 are eligible for 2022. However, they also have the option of claiming back the entry fee they paid, minus CHF 10 handling costs, until the end of October 2021. It is still possible to transfer the starting place to someone else.

Please be assured that we’re not about to lose heart and will continue to pour all our passion into the Aletsch Half-Marathon. We look forward to holding next year’s race weekend on 18–19 June 2022. Stay well and keep on training,

Aletsch Half-Marathon Organising Committee

Next edition, 19 June 2022 - Tip: Starting place exchange

Since the 35th Aletsch Half Marathon could not take place due to Covid-19, all booked starting places were carried over to 2021. Accordingly, the mountain race is already fully booked. The next edition will take place on 19 June 2022.

It will nevertheless be possible to submit a late registration online from 08:00 on 1 October 2021. Details to follow. Please note that there are only a few start numbers left. First come, first served! We don’t keep a waiting list.

Those who want to give away their starting place and all those who are looking for a starting place are best to report their concerns in the Facebook group "Aletsch Halbmarathon". The group also works for other topics related to the Aletsch Half Marathon. Become a group member now!

Real-world running experience from 3 July to 3 October 2021

Experience the Aletsch Half-Marathon 2021 as an individual challenge in the real world. 

Please note: Unfortunately, the running meeting with Viktor Röthlin scheduled for 1 July has had to be postponed to NEW 26 July due to the uncertain weather conditions.  Please take note of this.

More about it

Absage / annullé /called off

The board and management have decided to cancel the 35th Aletsch Half-Marathon on 21 June and the Saturday races on 20 June 2020.

Become part of the Facebook group!

There is an official Facebook group for the Aletsch Half Marathon. You will be kept up to date and have a platform for the exchange among each other. The group is part of the Aletsch Arena Facebook page. The Aletsch Half Marathon Facebook page has been deactivated.

Join the group!


The UNESCO World Heritage Trophy combines two unique runs.

Included in the package:

  • Start number for Jungfrau Marathon
  • Start number for Aletsch Half-Marathon
  • UNESCO World Heritage Trophy T-shirt
  • Contribution to the “UNESCO World Heritage Trophy” climate protection project; the carbon footprint generated by taking part in the mountain runs will be offset.

Further information will follow.

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Free travel

SBB makes it possible: with the Swiss Runners Ticket, participants can travel for free from anywhere in Switzerland to the Aletsch Half-Marathon. This is how it works!

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