The KM DE CHANDO is a running race in the mountains, of the type “vertical kilometre”. In the nature, the route is mostly on hiking trails.
The unique double vertical kilometre in Switzerland offers two route: the long path has a 2000 m ascending elevation (the DOUBLE KM) while the short path has a 1000 m ascending elevation (the KM VERTICAL).
So as to attract big and small runners, 3 different starts exist: the long path starts at the beginning of Fang’s STEP; the small path starts higher, in the heart of the village of Fang, and the kids’ start is at the “mayen de la Rèche”.
For both the short and the kids’ paths, the finish line is on the main square of the picturesque resort of Chandolin. The finish line for the long path is perched at a height of 2700m, in an exceptional setting, at the top of the Illhorn, with a magnificent view on the whole Rhone Valley, the Val d’Anniviers and the four 4000m summits of the imperial crown.
From all starting points, whether at the STEP or in Fang, the track is very sinuous until Chandolin. Then, for the DOUBLE KM, the rise until the Illhorn’s summit becomes very steep since the runners follow the ski lift’s path.
For the spectators, everything is also planned: a free chairlift brings you directly to the Illhorn sector, a festive atmosphere awaits you on the main square in Chandolin, animations are organised for children, a pasta party is served to ease your hunger and the award ceremony also takes place on the main square!