Race info


The second edition of The APEX Race, (Alpine Expedition Race) will take place in the heart of the Swiss Alps between June 5-10th 2012.
Host venue is again the beautiful and city of Interlaken, also know as the “Adventure Capital of Europe”.
The APEX Race will challenge the world’s top endurance athletes and international adventure racing teams with a four-day, non-stop expedition race through the most scenic terrain in the world.
Teams will get to experience the unforgettable natural beauty of Switzerland together with the uniqueness of the regional and local culture as they race through the extreme Bernese Oberland.

The Alpine Expedition Race is a non-stop expedition adventure race. The competing teams must find and visit a number of checkpoints in a predefined order along a designed course. During the course teams will have to utilize a number of different disciplines.
The Apex Race IS the longest non-stop endurance event in Switzerland.

The APEX Race will have two divisions racing on the same course.

The Premiere division, is the main division where teams are racing for prize money and qualifications to the AR World Championships. Teams in the premiere division must consist of co-ed four-person teams.

The Open division, is not eligible for prize money or qualifications to the AR World Championships. Teams in the Open division are same sex three- or four person teams.

The APEX Race facts:
Host Venue: Interlaken, Switzerland
Dates: June 5-10th 2012
Type: 4 day non-stop adventure race
Series: Adventure Racing World Series
Competitors: Teams of four, no support-crew allowed
Divisions: Premier division, only co-ed teams. Open division, all other teams
Elevation gain: ca 15’000 meters
Disciplines: Running, trekking, mountainbiking, kayak paddling, rafting (together with guide), rope-works, via-ferrata
Registration opens: December 1st 2012
Organizers: ECO Outdoor Sports GmbH
Official race language: English. All official correspondence and race information material will be in English

The APEX Team welcomes you to an unforgettable adventure in the most extraordinary and friendly environment!