4 to 7 September 2024 - Registrations open 16 October 2023!

Registration for the Grächen Berglauf

Please read this information carefully before proceeding to the registration form

Registration Information

This is the information for you to complete your registration for the Grächen Berglauf

Please read carefully and then complete the registration form linked at the bottom of this page.

This is a challenging race on high alpine trails. We want you to have fun and enjoy your journey so we need to check that you do have sufficient experience to cope with the demands of the terrain and to look after yourself under all possible conditions.

Selection will be made on a first come first served basis. The organisation will reserve a few wild card places to be allocated at its discretion.

Registration form   

Required experience

Entry is open to anyone aged 18 and over. You will follow a beautiful and challenging route taking you right to the edge of the awe-inspiring Riedgletscher. Please be aware this is a tough mountain race and we recommend prior experience of running and hiking on mountain terrain. Please email  info@graechenberglauf.ch if you need advice on your suitability. 

Registration cost

Fee: 70 CHF 

The registration fee includes:

  • race bib number and chip timing
  • Baggage storage
  • 1 checkpoints provisioned with water and snacks
  • First aid / medical support
  • Participation gift
  • Overall and category prizes according to ranking

Obligatory equipment

  • 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 race day.

Race registration and equipment check

Race registration will take place in Grächen on Friday 6 September between 16:00h and 19:00h and Saturday 7 September between 07:30h and 09:00h. This is mandatory.

Your race number and timing chip will be given to you on:

  • presentation of photographic ID (passport, identity card)
  • check of obligatory equipment

Finalised race information and schedule

Detailed, finalised information about the race will be available by 20:00h Saturday 31st August 2024.

  • Final route information, gps and profile
  • Checkpoint locations, time barriers and services (food, drink, first aid)
  • Day-to-day race schedule

Insurance

Each race participant must have personal accident insurance sufficient to cover the cost of evacuation in Switzerland. The insurance policy must be valid at least for the duration of the race.

N.B. Helicopter evacuations in Switzerland are not free of charge. The choice of evacuation will depend exclusively on the organisation which will prioritise the participant’s security.

It is advised that you also take out a normal travel insurance to cover cancellation of accommodation / shuttle etc.

Cancellation

50% refund can be requested until Saturday 31st August only by email to contact@ultratourmonterosa.com. We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance policy to cover you if you must withdraw from the race. Thank you.

Travel and Accommodation

The Grächen Berglauf starts and finishes in Grächen, a beautiful small village at 1600m above the Mattertal. See our information pages for help with accommodation and travel.

Information about travel and bus shuttles Information about accommodation in Grächen

Rules and terms

Please read the regulations and terms and conditions. On submission of your registration form you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted.

Regulations Terms and conditions

Registration form