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SwissPeaks 170

The dream of any trailer, a long crossing through the most beautiful peaks and valleys. A Valais connection that will make you dream before, during and after the race. A departure at the bottom of the “20th century building site”, the dam of the Grande Dixence.

You will then cross typical and isolated villages, walk through steep slopes, wild lakes… You will discover places that you can not even imagine exist.

Information 170k

Dates

Thursday, September 5th, 2024

At the foot of the Grande Dixence dam, Val d'Heremence, Valais, Switzerland

Start at 8 a.m.

You can find the timetable for the collection of race numbers on our official program.

Track

171 km
11'500 m D+ / 13'200 m D-

Maximum 300 athletes

6 ITRA points - Very alpine, technical, demanding course requiring excellent mountain skills.

No qualification or ITRA points required to start the race

Time

Time of the first:

10 p.m.

Time of the last:

58 p.m.

Equipment

Mandatory equipment according to race regulations

You can leave your follower bag on the starting line. You'll find it on every life base. Only the bag provided by the organization will be allowed!

Aid stations

15 refuelling stations on the course including 2 life bases (with follower bag), one at the finish.

Transport

Free shuttles to the start organized from Bouveret, and Sion the day before and the day of the race. Registration is mandatory! Registration possible from July 2024

Registration fee

Price from 01/11/23 at noon:
250 CHF (250€)

Including:
- The welcome T-shirt

- the gift and finisher medal

- the shuttle to the starting line

- GPS tracking and timing

- food stops

- luggage transport

- shower on arrival and rest area for runners arriving during the night

- the post-race meal at a restaurant of your choice in Le Bouveret

Good to know

Briefing on the start line 30 minutes before the start of the race.

For reasons of fairness, environmental protection and organization, private assistance of runners limited (information in the roadbook)

Your personal belongings can be brought to the start and the organisation will drive them directly to Bouveret.

Book your accommodation directly at the Hotel of the Grand Dixence to be on site the day before and acclimated to the altitude.

Access and places

In the access and points of interest menu, you will find a map allowing you to locate the accesses, the parking lots and the important places for you before and after the race.

The official car park (Bellossy car park) costs 5.-CHF/day and The organization sets up a shuttle bus allowing you to connect the Parking and arrival area

Roadbook

You'll find all this important information in the roadbook, plans and maps, which you can download by clicking on one of the buttons below.

Map & Profile

Profile of the 2024 race

171 km | 11500 m D+ | 13200 m D-

Race map

Enjoy interesting features on the SwissTopo map

".gpx" and ".kml" files for download (2023 versions)

SWISSPEAKS 170 track

Click on the corresponding button to download the track in the desired format.

The gpx file contains the altitudes

If you want to download sectors of the 170 race, you can download the corresponding files of the “360” race

  • Between the start and the Finhaut life base, sector 5 of the 360
  • Between the two life bases of Finhaut and Morgins, sector 6 of the 360
  • Between the Morgins base camp and the finish, sector 7 of the 360

Access & Parks

For the SwissPeaks 170, we strongly recommend you to come by train or leave your car in Bouveret. No shuttles available after the race.

You can find all this important information in the roadbook – please note that the car parks inside Le Bouveret are subject to a fee.

In the Practical info/ Access and points of interest menu, you will find a map allowing you to locate the accesses, the parking lots and the important places for you before and after the race.

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