A brand new event: runners can discover new regions, landscapes and cultures at the Wildstrubel by UTMB.
The Wildstrubel by UTMB links the Swiss cantons of Valais and Bern, taking runners on a grandiose journey through the Swiss Northern Alps. Perfectly groomed alpine pastures, breathtaking views of the Swiss four-thousand-metre peaks, the striking landscapes of the Bernese Oberland and the high mountains of the Wildstrubel massif await the field.
The 106-kilometre top race embraces 6000 metres of altitude on a course designed by CCC winner Jean-Yves Rey (2009). Participants complete a full loop over the Wildstrubel massif and the Plaine-Morte glacier. They cross two cantons, two language regions and five internationally renowned destinations: Crans-Montana, Leukerbad, Kandersteg, Adelboden and Lenk. Over the
legendary Gemmi (2268 metres) and Rawil (2427 metres) passes and the famous Via Alpina between Kandersteg and Lenk.
The Wildstrubel by UTMB also offers a race over 50 kilometres from Adelboden and one over 23 kilometres from Leukerbad.
The holiday resort of Crans-Montana, situated on a high plateau at 1500 metres above sea level with a view of over 40 peaks with an altitude of over 4000 metres, will host the first edition of the Wildstrubel by UTMB from 8 to 11 September.