The measures around COVID-19 also have an impact on the CRUX in 2021. The information is adapted to the currently valid specifications of the Swiss BAG as of February 24, 2021.
|Start / Check-In||Kollbrunn train station |
08:40 Group photo session
Daily, independent, at any time, self-organized.
|Finish||CRUX CONTESSA: Restaurant Hulftegg, +41 79 345 85 81 / +41 71 983 33 66. Generally open for Take-Away&water, call to be sure.|
Along the hiking trail „69“
CRUX COUNT: Restaurant Pizzeria Krone (Take-Away only), Hauptstrasse 21, 8716 Schmerikon, Tel 055 212 15 15 Tipp: Place your order already during the run.
APERTO-Shop at the train station is open.
This is off route „69“ and before „Rapperswil“. Check the race maps.
|Course|| The course follows basically the „69 Zürich Oberland Höhenweg Winterthur-Rapperswil“. Look out for signs like |
16 km/10 mi: at the crossing take very right trail
50.-53 km/ 31-32 mi: follow offical signs, 2x left (correct trail does not follow the main road)
Not relevant for 2020: Swiss Army Shooting training area CRUX detour (only if announced)
|Distance/Elev.||CONTESSA: 28 km, 1’500 m / 17.4 mi, 4’920 ft ascent|
COUNT: 56 km, 2’300 m / 34.8 mi, 8’000 ft ascent
|Runtime||CONTESSA: expect from 3-6 hours|
COUNT: expect from 7-12 hours
|Weather||Region Zürich Oberland / Hörnli|
|Webcam||Berggasthaus Hörnli (26 km) 1’100 müM (3600 ft) |
Chrüzegg (40 km)
Atzmännig (44 km)
Schmerikon (56 km Finish)
|Support / Food||There are no aid stations or other support provided by the organization. Participants need to organize their self-support. There are no working fountains in the winter. You may not want to miss enjoying a hot chocolate at the Restaurant Hulftegg Pass (28 km)!|
Between Hulftegg (28 km/17.4 mi) and Rüeterswil (48 km/31 mi) you will see only Restaurant Chrüzegg (40 km/25 mi closed, vending machine at place, payment through cash coins or TWINT only) and Restaurant Atzmännig (44 km/28 mi Take-Away) to get food. Make sure you have everything you need for this section in case you miss the trail.
|Transfer / Logistics||Due to the COVID-19 regulations there will be no organised transport for personal equipment from start to finish|
Tipp: If you’re uncertain and decide on the way wheather you run from Hulftegg to Schmerikon you may give a small bag to transport to Hulftegg and carry it from there with you for the rest of the run.
|Ranking||The sole purpose of this event is for fun, experience and adventure. There is no official ranking or award. However, finisher times will be posted if you send your data using the contact form (with time of arrival, optional GPS brand and model, distance, total ascent.|
|Gear list||The following list is only a suggestion of gear. Temperature ranges from -10°C/14f to 3°C/38f. Also expect wind on exposed locations (windchill).|
• GPS-Track, printed maps (please see also Download. There are no printed papers provided)
• safety mask (COVID-19)
• Rescue/space blanket
• extra dry clothes for after the finish
• dry clothes during the run
• trail running shoes
• windproof jacket
• money and train tickets (GA/Halbtax SBB)
• food/water for minimum 4 hours of running
• charged cell phone
• transparent plastic bags (map protection)
• photo camera
• Compass / GPS
|Description||The elevation ranges from 493 m/1600 ft up to 1304 m/4280 ft (profile). Snow up to two feet may be expected as well as ice..|
|Dawn/Dusk||07:06 AM / 06:09 PM|
|Drop out||Please be reminded that you are on your own out there. You may drop out when you wish. The maps (Downloads) will indicate where it is best for you to stop for an easy return. The organization is not responsible for your well being. |
|Safety||Some sections are in remote areas where there is no cell phone reception. If you feel uncomfortable join other runners and stay together.|
|Fee||For 2021: Even if the event may not be held in the usual maner, there will still be ongoing fixed costs. We will waive the usual fixed contribution and leave it up to you to decide for a financial share on a voluntary basis (account details will be sent in the confirmation after registration). THANK YOU|
|Downloads||GPS Track, Maps, Timetable|