The TRANS SWISS RUN is organized by „Trans Swiss Runners“, based in 9620 Lichtensteig, Switzerland.
The TRANS SWISS RUN is an adventure run with the character of a marathon. It is not a competition in which the track has to be tackled within a set time limit. The distance of 323 km (roughly 200 miles) is carried out in 7-day stages with a daily output of approximately 46 km (about 29 miles).
The TRANS SWISS RUN largely leads on back roads as well as partially on hiking trails and singletracks with challenging running passages. Unsecured, public roads must be managed as well. Some sections lead through nature reserves of national importance and require a considerate approach to nature. The disposal of items along the way (including drinking bottles) is strictly prohibited.
The TRANS SWISS RUN will be carried out in 7 days. An average of 46 km per day must be completed with up to 1,170 altitude difference per day. From Kreuzlingen on Lake Constance (TG) to Hulftegg (SG), Einsiedeln (SZ), Sarnen (OW), Interlaken (BE), Gurnigelbad (BE) and Broc (FR) to Lausanne (VD) on Lake Geneva.
All adults of male and female sex of all nationalities who meet the requirements of the present general conditions are admitted to the TRANS SWISS RUN. The minimum age is 18 years. Participation is at your own risk. The organizer assumes no liability for damages of any kind. For the start of the TRANS SWISS RUN, a medical health check is an advantage (personal responsibility). Each participant runs the route in partial autonomy. The participant is often alone on the road between the snack stops and is responsible for his own well-being. The participant is prepared with sufficient food and suitable technical equipment.
It is possible to complete the TRANS SWISS RUN as a single runner, as a couple or a group. Each couple runner has the opportunity to tackle individual routes per day or marathon stages alternately. This is especially interesting for runners who don’t want to run a marathon every day. Couple runners can either alternate days or run one half marathon a day.
For the TRANS SWISS RUN a maximum number of 30 participants is planned. The organizer reserves the right to adjust the maximum number of participants. The running spots are awarded in order of registrations and incoming payments. Waiting lists are not available.
- For runners: 8 nights (double, single or dorm room) with full board (excluding drinks in the restaurants).).
- For companions: 8 nights (double room) with half board (excluding lunch and snacks during the day and drinks in the restaurants)
- Full board: breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks throughout the day and dinner.
- Half board: breakfast and dinner in the accomodations.
- There are 3 snack stops planned per day, including a large food station at the end of each day’s stage.
- Luggage transport is organized during the entire run.
- Participants will be gifted with a personal certificate and a surprise gift at the end of the run.
It is recommended to sign up for a cancellation insurance directly upon registration. This insurance allows the reimbursement of expenses for the following reasons:
- Accident and/or serious illness (medical certificate confirming inability to participate in the run)
- tragic family events
We recommend traveling by plane, bus or train. Car and RV parking is limited and must be organized by the participants.
The TRANS SWISS RUN takes place in partial autonomy. That means, each runner organizes his or her needs for food, drinks, equipment, orientation and safety between the snack stops. The following points should be noted: Each runner must carry all neccessary material during the TRANS SWISS RUN. The required compulsory material must be checked in own responsibility before every start. There are drinks and food at the snack stops. Water and various drinks are available to fill up water bottles. When leaving the food stations each runner is responsible to have enough liquid and food to consume until the next stop.
On the GPS-map you will find the list of locations of all snack and checkpoint stops (every 10 to 12 km). At the snack stops you will find: water, various drinks, muesli bars, bananas, dried fruits, oranges, etc. The offer will be varied and nutritious. Nevertheless, it is always advisable to carry an emergency reserve of food and drinks. The organizer may add food or beverage items at any time without notice.
Any runner in difficulty (injury or health problems):
- contacts helpers at the next snack stop or checkpoint
- asks another runner for first aid
- calls the emergency number given by the organizer
There is a small medical kit at every snack stop and checkpoint. However, there is no medical service on the track. In the case of an emergency, you must contact the emergency numbers which you received from the organizer before the start of the run. If necessary, runners who need a break or are injured, can be transported by the organizer until the next checkpoint or daily stage finish.
The route won’t be marked with flags, tracks or signs.
Track and GPS data of the individual stages are provided by the organizer on the website. Map material and GPS data are to be printed independently by each participant or downloaded to a GPS-compatible device. The functionality of the GPS devices used must be checked by each runner every single day of running. It must also be ensured that the mobile phone is switched on at all times and the organizer’s emergency number is safed.
Each runner must have a personal health and accident insurance which is valid internationally (very important for participants who live outside of Switzerland and the EU). The insurance has to cover all costs for rescue and recovery as well as any healing expenses.
Liability of any kind is neither assumed by the organizer nor by sponsors, partners and service providers of the TRANS SWISS RUN. This also applies to accidents, theft and liability towards third parties.
Private escorts are generally permitted. In all cases, the Swiss Road Traffic Act applies.
Every participant of the TRANS SWISS RUN receives a small gift. In addition, each participant receives a personal certificate.