EIGER ULTRA TRAIL 2021: REGISTRATION OPENS ON 9TH DEC.

EIGER ULTRA TRAIL 2021: OPENS REGISTRATIONS ON DECEMBER 9th. In memory of Andrea Huser, who recently passed, and who was an ambassador of the Eiger Ultra Trail and double winner of the E101, the organization announced today the registration opening for the Eiger Ultra Trail from 16th-18th July 2021 on 9 December 2020.

IN MEMORIAM ANDREA HUSER
Andrea left us last weekend at a training run in her beloved mountains. With her we lose our ambassador, a very special person and an outstanding sportswoman. Her cheerful smile and her enthusiasm for the sport will remain in our memories forever and motivates us to continue with the organisation of the Eiger Ultra Trail 2021. We have summarised the most important information about registration and preparation for the Eiger Ultra Trail 2021 for you.”

EIGER ULTRA TRAIL E101, E51, E35 & E16

The Eiger Ultratrail, part of the Ultra-Trail World tour, brings together thousands of people from more than 70 nationalities every year. This 2020 the race did not happen in the original planned distances by the causes already known by all, although, they organized the Surprise Trail 2.0, with 20 kilometers and 1300 meters of altitude difference that delighted the participants last 18th July. 

Eiger North Face, from the starting line. Photo @hekruca

For this 2021the organization released today the information that registration opens on 9th december with the following conditions:

REGISTRATION AND LOTTERY

On Wednesday the 9th December 2020, everyone who was on the start list at the time of the cancellation of the 2020 event will receive a registration link via e-mail. You can choose between participating in 2021 or 2022. Confirm your 2021 participation by paying the registration fee

Registration for the raffling of the remaining E101, E51 and E35 starting places will open on Thursday the 17th December 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Raffle registration will close at midnight on the 21st December. The drawing of the raffle winners and subsequent informing process will take place as from the 22nd December 2020. Participation in the raffle is free-of-charge. The remaining E16 and Trail Surprise starting places can be purchased directly online as from the 22nd December 2020. 

ENTRY FEE

The entry fee remains unchanged from the previous years. It is now sub-divided into a registration fee and a participation fee. The registration fee has to be paid at the time of registration. This is 25 CHF for E101, E51 and E35 and 15 CHF for E16 and Trail Surprise respectively. In spring 2021 we will send you a payment link for the remaining part of the entry fee.

WHAT IF…

If the 2021 Eiger Ultra Trail has to be cancelled due to official measures, we guarantee you the free transfer of your starting place to the following year or a refund of the starting fee minus the registration fee. Please consult the website and the registration rules to find out more information about making an official cancellation.

DISCOVER E101 & E51 CAMPS GUARANTEED STARTING PLACE

Guided by one of the founders of the Eiger Ultra Trail you will have the opportunity to explore the original E101 and E51 routes and insider tips will help you to prepare for the day’s competition. We will spend the night in mountain lodges at the important key points along the route so that we can really get to know the original trails. Camp participants guaranteed a starting place in the 2021 or 2022 Eiger Ultra Trail. 

EIGER ULTRA TRAIL: FIVE MOUNTAIN RACES.

Fully consolidated, the race offers up to five different routes so that all runners can adapt to the distance that is most suitable for them and enjoy the breathtaking views of the four thousand peaks of the area. The big race the E101, with 101km and 6700m of positive elevation; and the E51, 51km and +3,100m , have more than 30% foreign participation, with large quotas of runners arriving from Japan, China and the Netherlands. Departure is scheduled at 4:30 a.m. for E101, 7.15 for E51 and 10.00 for E35 and E16 respectively.

As a curiosity to tell you that the E51 race can be run in pairs whether male-male, female-female, male-woman and get a specific classification, in addition anyone who crosses the finish line in any of the modalities receives as a finisher medal a stone that has been collected on the north face of the Eiger.

EIGER ULTRA TRAIL: ROUTE & PROFILE

  • E101 this is a complete tour around the Eiger, with101km+6700the organization announces it with the following motto: harder than climbing the north face alone!; Maximum time 25 hours
  • E51 and E51 Couples with start and finishline in the village square of Grindelwald. 51km+3100; Maximum time 14 hours
  • E35 Departure from Burglauenen and arrival to Grindelwald 36km 2,410 D+, maximum time 9 hours
  • E16 with start and finishline in Grindelwald 16km+980; Maximum time 4 hours

ITRA points for the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc: The Eiger Ultra Trail is a qualifying race for the Ultra Trail du Montblanc. The king race (101kms) gives 5 points in ranking; the E51 and E51 Couples (51km) gives 3 points in the rankings; and E35 (35km) gives 2 points in the ranking and the E16 (16km) gives 1 points in the ranking.


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