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International Jungfrau Marathon

6 – 7 September 2019

From Interlaken to the foot of the Jungfrau

At what is known as the most beautiful marathon in the world, runners climb a challenging 42.195 km and 1800 m in altitude from Interlaken up to Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the Jungfrau. Be part of this spectacular event, whether as a runner or one of the many cheering spectators.

The International Jungfrau Marathon 2019 at a glance

  • Date: 6 – 7 September 2019

  • Time: The mass start begins at 8.30h

  • Location: Starts in Interlaken on the Höheweg/Ends on the Kleine Scheidegg

  • Food/Drink: Numerous eating and drinking stalls along the route of the marathon 

  • Spectator passes for the Jungfrau Marathon are also valid as all-day train tickets

  • Detailed information about entry fees for athletes can be found at www.jungfrau-marathon.ch

Marathon from Interlaken to the foot of the Jungfrau

Läuferin am Jungfrau-Marathon umgeben von Bergen

The Jungfrau Marathon grew rapidly from day one and is now the world’s largest mountain marathon. Around half of the runners are from Switzerland, with the remainder arriving from 50 countries on all five continents. Join this breathtaking sports event and push your personal limits, or encourage the athletes to achieve their best as you cheer from the sidelines. The Jungfrau Marathon covers the traditional distance of 42.195 km, climbing to the foot of the Jungfrau at a challenging altitude of 1800 m. The start signal is given in Interlaken on the Höheweg, right between the Grand Hotel Victoria-Jungfrau and the Höhematte. Spectators can enjoy the world-famous view of the Jungfrau from the race start in Interlaken, while athletes can admire this fascinating mountain and mentally prepare for the unique marathon that lies ahead.

Various Friday races

Läufer vor dem Hotel Victoria Jungfrau am Start am Höheweg

Would you prefer to take part in a less challenging race? No problem. The build-up to the Jungfrau Marathon starts the day before with the Jungfrau mini-run for children and young people up to 16 years. At the Jungfrau Minimarathon you can take your time as you explore some of the original marathon route over a distance of 4.2195 km. Whether young or a little older, whether at a fast or leisurely pace, the Jungfrau Minimarathon is open to all. Walkers and Nordic walkers are also welcome at this fun run around the Höhenmatte in Interlaken. The Jungfrau Pararace disability sporting event is held the Friday before the Jungfrau Marathon and a variety of races are on offer.

Five reasons why you should attend the International Jungfrau Marathon

  • Marathon with a magnificent mountain backdrop

  • A height of 1800 m from Interlaken to the foot of the Jungfrau

  • Infectious atmosphere with many spectators

  • Push your limits

  • Supporting programme

Personal tip

“It's always fascinating to hear the wonderfully refreshing sounds these young talented musicians elicit from their instruments."

Your accommodation in Interlaken - for a classical stay

Complete your visit to Interlaken Classics with an excellent dinner and a visit the following day to one of Interlaken's attractions.