In order to complete the Irontrail, experience in running on Alpine terrain, an outstanding capacity for orienteering, adaptability, self-reliance in the mountains and an excellent level of training are necessary. Acclimatisation at the relevant altitude (over 1,500 m above sea-level) for at least five days before the race is strongly recommended.
The briefing T201 / T141 takes place 20 minutes before the start and ist mandatory to every participant. There is no start briefing for T81/T41 participants.
For runner who like to stay in Davos for the whole time an get to the start in Pontresina on Friday early morning we offer a nextra shuttle bus from railway station Davos Platz via Tiefencastel and Savognin to Pontresina.
Departure approx. 5.15 a.m. from Davos
Seat reservation is mandatory and has to be done in advanced. Cost per person CHF 20.00. It has to be paid by entering the bus.
cancellation of race
Travel details for mountain pass crossings with caravan
Closure of course
The course will be closed at the times mentioned in the timetable. Runners arriving after closure of the course will be taken out of the race.
Please see timetable
For course knowledge, detailed study of the route maps is essential. Runners must be prepared to find the race route using the map. This becomes particularly important if the course markers are missing due to wind or outside interference. We therefore strongly recommend the use of a GPS unit.
Course markers are primarily limited to turn-offs and places where there is no through-route.
The organizer provides the participants, depending on the external conditions by taking appropriate measures, the highest possible safety implementation. The race organisers are authorised at short notice and without refund of the entry fee:
- Reroute the course;
- Interrupt the race and then resume it;
- Not to start the race at all or cancel it after starting.
Together with Alpin Runners Chur we worked out a new route marking concept. Different materials have been tested at night with wind and heavy rain. As a result of these tests we decided to mark the trails with the following materials:
- road crosses with a noticeable coloured flutter-band with reflector
- flags and flutter-band along the whole track
- ever 5k a kilometre board
- within villages with biodegradable chalk-spray and signposts