Key programme items

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. Here is the programme of this year’s major running event for both participants and spectators.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

When? What? Where?
4 – 7 p.m. Race bib distribution Upper station of the Bettmeralp aerial cable car

Sunday, 24 June 2018

When? What? Where?
from 7 a.m. Race bib distribution Upper station of the Bettmeralp aerial cable car
from 9.45 a.m. Start of U12 Marmot race Upper station of the Bettmeralp aerial cable car
  Start of U18 “Gletschi” race Upper station of the Bettmeralp aerial cable car
from 10 a.m. Start of main categories Upper station of the Bettmeralp aerial cable car
from 10 a.m. Event catering & musical entertainment Moosfluh, Riederalp & Bettmerhorn
10 a.m. Start of “Block 1” Upper station of the Bettmeralp aerial cable car
10.05 a.m. Start of “Block 2” Upper station of the Bettmeralp aerial cable car
10.10 a.m. Start of “Block 3” Upper station of the Bettmeralp aerial cable car
10.15 a.m. Start of “Block 4” Upper station of the Bettmeralp aerial cable car
10.20 a.m. Start of “Block 5” Upper station of the Bettmeralp aerial cable car
10.25 a.m. Start of “Block 6” Upper station of the Bettmeralp aerial cable car
10.30 a.m. Start of “Block 7” & Nordic Walking Upper station of the Bettmeralp aerial cable car
1.30 p.m. Finish line closed Moosfluh, Riederalp
3 p.m. Finish line closed Bettmerhorn
from 2.30 p.m. Event catering & musical entertainment Bachtla Sports Centre, Bettmeralp
3 p.m. Award ceremony Bachtla Sports Centre, Bettmeralp

Feedback

Florian Koch

Head of Recreational Sports and Training Swiss Athletics

It was a sensational experience to take part in the Aletsch Half-Marathon. Wonderful weather and an incredible feeling running towards the finish line with so many spectators watching. I particularly liked the circuit around Riederfurka and, of course, the first glimpse of the glacier.

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