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Swiss Canyon Trail 81K

Now in its 25th year, the 81K remains one of the most varied and demanding courses in Europe. A constant physical and mental challenge. The birth of a new long distance race does not detract from the allure and prestige of the 81K.

DATE – 3 June

OFFICIAL DISTANCE

83.5km – (it is not possible to deviate to another race distance)

HIGHEST POINT – 1606m (Chasseron)

POINT INFÉRIEUR – 715m (Noiraigue)

DEVELLING – 3600m

POINTS INTRA – 4

START – 06h00

LIMIT TIME – 27 hours

RULES AND REGULATIONS

SUPPLY

8 official stations with isotonic liquid, still water, sparkling water, coke, rivella, syrup (mint and lemon), chocolate, farmer, apricots, bananas, oranges, apples, broth, cheese, dried meat, sausage, Tuc, chips, nut mixtures 3 last stations, hot pasta. NB: Personal refreshments possible at each official post until 100m after these. Wild refuelling = disqualification.
CATEGORIES -Elite Men – Senior Men 1 – Senior Men 2 – Veteran Men – Elite Women – Senior Women 1 – Senior Women 2 – Veteran Women

LIFE BASE

Possibility to drop off a bag for the Life Base in Noirvaux (km 75). The bags can then be picked up at the race office at EspaceVal at any time until Sunday 8am. Bags will be brought back on Saturday at 1:30 pm, 5 pm, 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

RUNNER’S WELCOME

The race office, changing rooms, showers and massages are located at EspaceVal in Couvet.

SCHEDULE RACE OFFICE 

Friday 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 4am – 4h45am

CONTROL EQUIPMENT

Before the number pick-up and individual presence with ID card required. Friday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Saturday 4:00 am – 5:45 am

FREE PASTA PARTY

Each runner receives a voucher for the pasta party on Friday evening at EspaceVal.

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

  • Identity card
  • Eco-cup*
  • Water reserve minimum one liter
  • Headlamp
  • Cell phone
  • Survival blanket 
  • Safety whistle
  • Waterproof jacket with a minimum of 10’000mm of water column.
  • Gore-Tex, Dry Q and other patented membranes.
  • A simple windbreaker is not enough
  • A long-sleeved garment Trail backpack, capacity not important.
  • 1 x adhesive elastic bandage or strapping
  • Food reserve
  • Sticks allowed. The runner, who will be equipped with sticks, will start and finish the race imperatively with them.

TRANSIT TIME 81K

Download the 81K file

Download the PDF file

Download the "gpx" file

Intended for training purposes

Map in SuisseMobile

Access to SuisseMobile

The distance of the Swiss Canyon Ultra Trail 81K
is a bit… long.

You will find all the information about the 51K and 31K courses by following these links.