Inferno Half Marathon and Relay Race


Aug 22, 2020 at 10:15 AM

Inferno Half Marathon and Relay Race

Mürren, Lauterbrunnen


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Entry Fee $60
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $80
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 13.1M

Type: Mountain

Participant Limit: 600

Course Map: Download Map

Starting Elevation: 795m

High Point: 2970m

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 1993

Men's Record: 1:57.33

Women's Record: 2:16.34


With a climb of over 2000 metres, “The Devilish Mountain Race” is a tremendous challenge for all mountain runners.

Only well-trained and experienced mountain runners should take part in the INFERNO half-marathon and relay race. High demands are made on personal responsibility. As one example, it may be cold or even snow on competition day, thus requiring suitable clothing.

Race distances: Relay (1) 7.130 km, (2) 7.492 km, (3) 6.475 km. Individual race 21.097 km

Distance 21.097 km, Inclination 2175 m.
Lauterbrunnen (795m a.s.l.) – Mürren (1640) – Schilthorn (2970).

The start is at Camping Jungfrau, directly below the Staubbach Falls, the landmark of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The first 11 kilometres appear fairly “harmless”, with a climb of around 800 metres, merely a warm-up. After the Sports Centre, it’s straight down to business. The Höhenlücke is the first wall to stand in the way of the “mountain goats”. After the Kanonenrohr (Cannon Barrel), which is two grades steeper, a 2km level stretch of scree awaits athletes before they tackle the steep 1.5km final climb of 400 metres to the Schilthorn summit.



Event Dates

Held on Aug 22, 2020

Held on Aug 17, 2019

Held on Aug 18, 2018

Held on Aug 19, 2017

Held on Aug 20, 2016

Held on Aug 15, 2015

Held on Aug 23, 2014

Held on Aug 17, 2013

Held on Aug 18, 2012

Held on Aug 20, 2011

Held on Aug 21, 2010

Held on Aug 15, 2009

Held on Aug 23, 2008

Held on Aug 18, 2007

Held on Aug 19, 2006

Held on Aug 20, 2005

Held on Aug 21, 2004

Held on Aug 16, 2003

Held on Aug 17, 2002

Held on Aug 18, 2001

Held on Aug 19, 2000

Held on Aug 21, 1999