Running in Wengen
"Gring ache u sekle" (head down and run) was once a saying of a well-known Swiss top runner. In Wengen, however, you should keep your head up and enjoy the mountain panorama while running. Below we give some tips that running enthusiasts should simply know about Wengen:
Gemsen Trophy Männlichen
The Gemsen Trophy from Wengen up to Männllichen is an exciting challenge for the advanced runners. The course is now equipped with fully automated timing. Register online, mount your bib-number and complete the 4.5 km long course with +947 metres of altitude difference.
Supporter Run Jungfrau-Marathon
On a challenging mountain route from Lauterbrunnen via Wengen to the foot of the "Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau" on Kleine Scheidegg, you can satisfy your hunger for competition and running individually. You start at Lauterbrunnen railway station. From there it's a brisk and relatively steep climb to the top. You will run a total of 9km to the finish on Kleine Scheidegg. You will climb a total of 1,225 metres in altitude. The course is signposted throughout.
The Jungfrau Marathon from Interlaken - Lauterbrunnen - Wengen and Kleine Scheidegg takes place every September. With 42.195Km and a remarkable 1'829 metres of altitude, it attracts 4000 runners to the Jungfrau region every year.
The evening races in Wengen take place on two Friday evenings in summer. On the main course, over 100 runners compete over 7.7 kilometres and 280 metres of altitude around Wengen. There is also a 1.25 kilometre run for children.
Info Abendlauf Wengen
Eiger Ultra Trail
Tougher than the North Face solo... The main course covers 101 kilometres and 6,700 metres of altitude difference in the Jungfrau region. For the more leisurely runners, the 51-, 35- or 16-kilometre route is also suitable. The main course and the 35-kilometre course lead through Wengen. After Wengen, the route climbs the steep wall to Männlichen.
Info Eiger Ultra Trail
Every year at the end of the winter season, the original Lauberhorn downhill ski course is tackled by around 400 runners. And they do it from the bottom to the top and on snow. Over a length of 4.5 kilometres, 1,028 metres in altitude will be conquered. Everyone is a Lauberhorn hero who completes the course within 3 hours.