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Baar to Zurich Trail Run (30km 900m elevation gain)

Please note, this is a run not a hike!

The plan is to run from Baar to Zurich via the top of the Uetliberg along the way. We will aim to finish in Brunau Park for a well deserved brunch at the Fork and Bottle (

For those that have the appropriate technology, please use the link below for the gps file of the route.

This should avoid people getting lost once we separate due to different running speeds.  I will also bring along copies of the map so you know where to go.


Plan is to take the 8:35am train from Zurich HB arriving at Baar at 8:56am and start running shortly after.  We meet under the angel at 8:20am and move to the train shortly after, tickets in hand.  

Plan to finish the run at around 3 hours, maybe 3.5, hopefully!

Essential equipment to bring with you: 

• Trail running shoes 

• Backpack

• Mobile / cell-phone (switched on at all times) 

• Insulation blanket (it can be very cold if you get wet and have to stop due to injury)

• Water-proof jacket in case it rains

• A warm long sleeved layer in case it gets cold

• Water and nutrition (gels, bars, etc) to keep you going for 3-4 hours running (includes safety margin in case of delays)

If weather looks horrible i may cancel the event. It´s no fun running in the rain!!

I hope to organize more of these runs over the next few months in preparation for some summer running i have planned. Please let me know if you are interested in these kind of activities in the future and i would be very pleased to hear of suggestions for routes. If you have a run/route you particularly like the look of with hopefully a gpx file that i can upload please let me know.

Disclaimer: All participants take part in this event entirely at their own risk. I do not accept liability for damage to property, death or personal injury that may occur whilst taking part in activities or events organized by me. It is your responsibility to make sure your equipment is appropriate. I reserve the right to stop you from participating if your equipment is not suitable.

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  • Francois

    2 · April 20, 2014

  • Francois

    Just great, from the first minute to the last ;-)

    April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not running very often but like the idea..did you need to be a regular runner? Im often MTBike can climb 1500/day would I be fit enough, or is it frequent runners only? Coming from Luzern also

    April 19, 2014

  • Francois

    Hi Tom! I will depart at 6:00 am from Lausanne, so please advise early enough if it is a go or no go.

    April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Guys. I would like to join in. Was just wondering what pace are you usually running?

    April 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you! Sounds good. Looking forward to it.

      April 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry Guys. Haven't recognized that it is eastern this weekend and I have to go home to see family. But like the idea and will definitely join another time.

      April 16, 2014

  • Thibault B.

    Hi Guys, I will not be able to be with you as I am in Mallorca for a 100Km... Have a nice run! ;-)

    April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we have to run? Running is quite hard for me. Can,t it be a walk?

    April 9, 2014

  • Rachel d.

    Looks great .. Sorry I can't join, but will take the route & do another time, tx !

    April 5, 2014

  • Chantelle

    Hey Tom- I would be coming from Luzern, so would like to meet up in Baar if possible?

    April 4, 2014

    • Tom H.

      No worries, see you in Baar

      April 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Tom
    I meet you at Baar, and I will be in the slow group :-)))

    April 4, 2014

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