2020 Information – old


We are happy to welcome you to the second edition of the Grächen Berglauf on Saturday 5 September 2020!

Registrations open 1 January! 

Entry is open to anyone aged 18 and over. Please be aware this is a tough mountain race and we recommend prior experience of running and hiking on mountain terrain.

You will follow a beautiful and challenging route taking you right to the edge of the awe-inspiring Riedgletscher. After your race you can enjoy the festival atmosphere in Grächen as the UTMR 170km, 100km and stage race competitors also complete their races.

Registered runners will receive the final runner information by email on 28 August. Contact the race organisation at info@graechenberglauf.ch for more information or with any questions.



Registration is open between 1 January and 28 August.

Entry fee: 65 CHF (75 CHF after 1 August)

The registration fee includes:

  • Race bib number and chip timing
  • Baggage storage
  • Changing rooms and showers
  • 1 or 2 checkpoints provisioned with water and snacks
  • First aid / medical support
  • Finisher’s gift
  • Finish line catering



Cancellation: No refunds can be given. Name change is permitted until Friday August 28 only on written application to info@graechenberglauf.ch Only registered runners can receive their bib number on showing ID.


Mandatory equipment

This is a mountain run and we require you to carry the mandatory equipment at all times. You will receive your bib number only after your equipment has been checked at race registration prior to race start on Saturday morning. Race personnel can also carry out spot checks at any time during the race.

  • whistle
  • emergency blanket
  • headgear (buff, bandana or hat)
  • capacity to carry 1 litre water
  • windproof jacket*

*bad weather forecast: hooded waterproof jacket – in case this is needed you will be notified by email and sms by 6am on Saturday 5 September.



The route will be marked with official flagging. Please note that in case of bad weather the race organisation reserve the right to change the route. Any changes will be communicated to participants by 6am on Saturday 5 September and marked accordingly.



Wednesday 1 January – Registration opens

Friday 28 August – Registration closes / final runner information available

Saturday 5 September

  • 07.30 to 09.30 – Registration & equipment check
  • 09.50 – Race briefing on the start line
  • 10.00 – Race start
  • 11.30 – First runners expected to finish in Grächen Dorfplatz
  • 14.00 – Prizing giving in the Dorfplatz
  • 16.00 – Close of the Berglauf in Grächen
  • 16.30 – Children’s race in Grächen
  • 19.00 – Closing celebration, dinner & UTMR prize-giving **

** Participants in the Berglauf are very welcome to join the main UTMR closing dinner & celebration – you can buy a meal ticket here.



For advice on accommodation in Grächen please see the information on our main UTMR website.

We do also have some budget accommodation available in comfortable 2-5 bedded rooms with good self catering facilities. Interested? Please book using the form below before 1 August.



Grächen is easily reached by public transport using the efficient SBB train/bus network. See sbb.ch for connections, timetables, booking.

For general advice on travel to Grächen please see the information on our main UTMR website.

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