Information on the
Aletsch Half-Marathon

An unparalleled running event and not just because the race takes place amidst the unique mountain scenery of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

But what does the route with its views of the Great Aletsch Glacier look like in detail? Where are the start and finish lines? What is the schedule for the day of the race? And what is the best way to get to the Aletsch Half-Marathon? Find the answers to these questions and many more on Europe's most beautiful mountain run here. 


In preparation for the Aletsch Half-Marathon, you will need to familiarise yourself with the course and profile of the route as well as the location of the refreshment stations and first aid posts.
Facts and Figures Distance 21.1 km…

Hall of Fame

The fastest runners in the Aletsch Half-Marathon will have their names listed in the Hall of Fame. The list not only includes the winners from each year; the leader board also honours those with

Leader board (overall)


The members of the organisation committee are those responsible for organising the Aletsch Half-Marathon. They dedicate themselves year after year to ensuring that the most beautiful run in Europe


The Aletsch Half-Marathon not only attracts around 2,500 enthusiastic mountain runners from all over Switzerland and abroad, it is also an event that appeals to numerous visitors and guests.

Saturday, 23 June 2018 When?

Start and finish line

What facilities are offered at the start and finish line? And where precisely does the award ceremony take place? You can find the answers to these questions by looking at the detailed diagrams

Start zone


To organise a mountain run with 2,500 participants, we need lots of volunteers. This is the only way to ensure the smooth running of the event.
Helping hands are needed in many areas: as route marshals, distributing the race bibs, at the information points, supplying refreshments along the route – there are…

How to get here

The Aletsch Half-Marathon takes place at the heart of the Aletsch Arena, part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. The canton of Valais is easily accessible by

Lost property office

Did you lose something in the build-up to the start of the race or during the race? Or maybe you found something? No problem!
Go to the lost property office of the Aletsch Half-Marathon at the information centre in Bettmeralp. Lost property can be handed in or collected there. Contact…


An event like the Aletsch Half-Marathon could not be carried out professionally without partners and sponsors.
They play a major part in ensuring we offer an impressive running event for up to 2,500 participants in the race every year. A big thank you goes out to all our partners and…