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Apparel and gear

You may take part in Sierre-Zinal with regular running shoes as long as they provide a decent amount of support.

You may take part in Sierre-Zinal with regular running shoes as long as they provide a decent amount of support. Part of the trail runs 2000 meters above sea level and in case of foul weather conditions it is advisable to wear adequate mountain clothes, full sleeves and sweat pants (this is especially true for the “Tourist” category).

Personal belongings are carried free of charge from Sierre to Zinal by bus. There will be two clothes drop-offs: one at the Zwissig Garage Bib Pick Up, the other at the start staging area. Race organizers will not be liable for any lost or damaged items, so we recommend that you don’t leave any valuables in your bag. As “Tourists” start well before sunrise, a flashlight or running headlamp is recommended. Flashlights or running lamps can be dropped off at the Beauregard Aid Station.

For safety reasons, poles, walking sticks, and such aids are prohibited. No dogs or animals of any kind are permitted. Checks will be carried out throughout the race and violators will be disqualified: During the first climb in the darkness competitors will be running in a single file and the slightest wrong move may result in an injury to the person behind you. The same holds true for the narrow trail section beyond the Weisshorn Hotel. Like in all race, runners are meant to rely only on their feet!

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