Swiss Canyon Ultra Trail 111K
The new arrival. 112.3 kilometres of exacting and technical trail running. The elevation change is relentless, the visual rewards endless. Some 5550m of vertical ascension. This race is not simply about climbing a peak one side and descending another. Nor a race defined by one view, one point to conquer. The highlights are frequent and often very personal.
OFFICIAL DISTANCE – 112.3km
HIGHEST POINT – 1606m (Chasseron)
LOWEST POINT – 715m (Noiraigue)
CLIMBING – 5550m
DESCENDING – 5550m
ITRA points – 5
TERRAIN – 2% on paved surfaces ; 58% through forest tracks ; 40% on pedestrian footpaths
START TIMES – 05h00
CUT-OFF TIMES – 28 hours (final)
- Gorges de la Poëta-Raisse Bifu – 34km – after 6 hours 30. Runners may switch to 51K course.
- Le Chasseron – 40.8km – after 7 hours 30 (non-eliminatory). Runners may switch to 81K course.
- Col des Etroits – 64.2km – after 13 hours (eliminatory)
- Gorges de Noirveaux – 75km – after 16 hours 30 (eliminatory)
- Chapeau de Napoléon – 95km – after 21h45 (eliminatory)
- The runners will all be stopped after 28 hours and repatriated by car.
- Eleven official stops offering isotonic liquid, still water, sparkling water, coca, rivella, syrup (mint and lemon), chocolate, farmer, apricots, bananas, oranges, apples, broth, cheese, dried meat, sausage, Tuc, chips, nut mixtures
3 last posts, hot pasta
Runners have the possibilty of leaving a bag at 72km at the Gorges de Noirveaux. Runners can leave bags clearly marked with their bib number to be taken to this stop.
CATEGORIES – Elite Men – Senior Men 1 – Senior Men 2 – Veteran Men – Elite Women – Senior Women 1 – Senior Women 2 – Veteran Women
RACE PACK COLLECTION – Race bibs can be collected from the race office on Friday 16h00-22h00 and on Saturday from 04h00 until 30 minutes before race start. Proof of payment is required.
IMPORTANT NOTES – Choice of racecourse possible after 33.5km and 40.8km.
MANDATORY GEAR – Race bibs can only be collected after the obligatory equipment check (race offices open the 7 June from 16h00 to 22h00 and Saturday 8 June from 04h00 to 04h30). Checks will be carried out during the race.
• ID card • ECO goblet • Minimum water reserve 7.5 dl • Headlamp • Cellphone • Blanket • Safety whistle • A long-sleeved shirt • Trail backpack, capacity not important • 1 x adhesive elastic band to make a bandage or strapping • Food reserves • Sticks are allowed. Any runner who starts with sticks must finish the course with sticks • Waterproof jacket with a water column (hydrostatic head) rating of at least 10’000mm. Using Gore-Tex, Dry Q or other patented membranes. A simple windbreaker is insufficient.
• Warm clothing in the event of bad weather • Hats • Gloves • Trousers or running tights • Cap or bandana • Sunglasses
ECO goblets will be made available for purchase by race organisers at the event.
PRIZES – Each finisher will receive 111K finisher prizes to be confirmed on our social media channels in due course.
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
The Val-de-Travers (population 10,900) is located in the canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The region is nestled in the valley of the Swiss Jura mountains and lies 30 minutes from Neuchatel ; 1 hour, 15 minutes from Geneva ; two hours from Zurich. Its most populous town is the watchmaking centre Fleurier.
ACCOMPANYING ATHLETES, VISITORS AND STADIUM FACILITIES
Athletes coming from overseas or other cantons in Switzerland are encouraged to take advantage of visiting the area after taking part in the race.