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Facts & Figures - Triathlon

The INFERNO Triathlon, with its ascent of 5500 metres, is one of the toughest in the world and already ranks as a classic. The unforgettable encounter with nature in the incomparable Alpine world of the Bernese Oberland and the easy-going atmosphere make the INFERNO a most impressive challenge.  Top sport in the world’s most scenic setting: in front of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau!

Max. 333 participants


Distance 3.1 km
Thun - Oberhofen

Road Bike:
Distance 97 km, slope 2145 m.
Oberhofen (562m a.s.l.) - Sigriswil (810) - Beatenberg (1153) - Interlaken (563) - Meiringen (593) - Grosse Scheidegg (1962) - Grindelwald (943).

Mountain Bike:
Distance 30 km, slope 1180 m.
Grindelwald (943) - Kleine Scheidegg (2061) - Wengen (1275) - Lauterbrunnen (795) - Stechelberg (862).

Fell Running:
Distance 25 km, slope 2175 m.
Stechelberg (862) - Lauterbrunnen (795) - Mürren (1640) - Schilthorn (2970).


Friday, 22 August 2014

12.00 - 17.00 Check-in at the transition area Oberhofen (Road Bike), Grindelwald (Mountain Bike) and Stechelberg (Run)
18.00 Athletes briefing in Mürren (strongly recommended)

Saturday, 23 August 2014

06.30 Start Swimming at Lido Thun
20.30 Closing time on Schilthorn

The closing time will be strictly adhered to for reasons of safety. Competitors who do not achieve the following intermediary times will be not be permitted to continue the race:

Sunday, 24 August 2014


HK (main category) 1995 - 1980
AK1 (Age group 1) 1979 - 1970
AK2 (Age group 2) 1969 - 1960
AK3 (Age group 3) 1959 and older

Separate ranking lists will be issued for men and women. If fewer than three competitors are classified per category, the competitors will be ranked in the next lowest age group.


Prize mony for women and men each:

1. Rank CHF 1500.-
2. Rank CHF 1000.-
3. Rank CHF 750.-
4. Rank CHF 500.-
5. Rank CHF 250.-

Cash prizes will be awarded in accordance with the “overall classification”. If less than 10 participants are classified, the prize moneys for the 4th and 5th rank will not be pay off. If Tax will be deducted at source for participants from outside Switzerland.

The winners of each catergory will receive a souvenir prize.
All finishers will receive a INFERNO Triathlon-Finisher-T-Shirt. Participants who must stop the race because of the time limits/closing times will receive a  INFERNO-T-Shirt.

Entry fee

CHF 420.- / EURO 350.- for registrations till 25 July 2014
CHF 470.- / EURO 302.- for registrations from 26 July until 16 August 2014

Included in the entry : 2x return trips Stechelberg – Schilthorn by Schilthorn aerial cableway, 2 x Pasta-Party on 22 and 23 August 2014 in Mürren, 2 bustransfers Stechelberg - Thun (to the start and after the run) on 23 August 2014.


We accept your registration starting from Monday 3 March 2014 at 03:33 h.


Cancellations on health grounds will be accepted on presentation of a doctor’s certificate. Refund of the entry fee will be liable to a CHF 50 / EURO 40 deduction for administration costs.

Competition rules

The INFERNO TRIATHLON is carried out in accordance with the Swiss Triathlon Federation (tri) rules under the supervision of the tri adjudicators.  No slipstream running (drafting).

Since 2009 the Inferno Triathlon is licence required! You can buy a 1 day licence (CHF 35.00) at the check-in!
The licence for a whole year can be ordered at Swiss Triathlon and allows you to start at every licence required run in Switzerland.

Doping is prohibited.  The Swiss Olympic Association is authorized to carry out doping tests.

Competition regulations (extraxt)

The INFERNO Triathlon is held in Alpine and partially high-Alpine terrain. High demands are made on the personal responsibility of competitors.
The following competition regulations apply (extract):

The complete competition provisions are included in the programme brochure, which all applicants will receive at the beginning of August 2014.
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