The Single and one Gigathlete from each Couple and Team of Five will line up for the SwimRun on the Friday evening in Sarnen. Swimming in the Sarnersee lake and running through the streets, alleys, beach resorts and sports grounds of Sarnen. A wetsuit and running shoes are worn throughout the whole SwimRun. Only one team member starts in the Couple and Team of Five categories. The SwimRun is paused without split times and counts towards the overall competition time of Gigathlon 2019.
The Trailrun discipline consists of trails of an adventurous nature which  mainly follow paths. With a steep alpine run on the Saturday, on which sticks are officially allowed. This is the right place for anyone who likes to experience the mountains at first hand! A hilly cross-country run amidst the rustic scenery and natural beauty of Obwalden follows on the Sunday.
The running courses are shorter and consist mostly of gravel paths and asphalt – running in the conventional sense, in other words. Sticks are not allowed here. Athletes and less experienced runners alike «always in the green zone».
After a two-year break, inline skating is on the Gigathlon programme once again – not least in response to requests from the Gigathlon community. The inline courses are designed in such a way that two or three circuits can be skated.
The temperature of the water in Lake Lucerne and the Sarnersee is usually moderate at the height of summer. Four kilometres will be completed on both the Saturday and the Sunday to ensure that the swimming really feels like a Gigathlon event. Split into two 2000 m laps, each of which will be interrupted by the inline or running discipline.

Those who set their sights high must be willing to put up with a lot of elevation gain and long ascents. You will have plenty of these on the cycling courses. But have no fear, everything is measured out to make sure you can breathe deeply and enjoy the stunning vistas.

Mountain Bike

The mountain bike courses mostly go uphill on gravel roads and forest paths. As befits outstanding mountain biking regions, trails with individual technical sections then head down to the valley. Depending on your riding skills, there are even one or two dismount sections. But remember: the name of the discipline is mountain biking.

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