Qualification & starting blocks

Qualification of participation Engadin Skimarathon 2017
starting block men women time
  rankings rankings from time
Elite 1-109 1-12 1:27.46,0
Elite A 110-648 13-48 1:34.01,8
Elite B 649-1291 49-103 1:50.07,2
Elite C 1292-2950 104-306 2:00.30,3
main class A 2951-4670 307-632 2:27.10,4
main class B 4671-6114 633-1118 2:52.50,5
main class C 6115-7270 1119-1653 3:12.08,5
general class from 7271 from 1654 3:44.39,9
total classified 7'970 2'110  

Starting block change

First time competitors who offer proof of ranking with their entries (Swiss Loppet or Worldloppet) may be allowed to start in a front group. The same rule is valid for competitors who have not participated in the Engadin Skimarathon for the last two years.

The request must be made by filling out the form online after the online registration and after paying the starting fee. The event organizer has sole responsibility for determining the starting order and will confirm the assigned starting block by e-mail. Qualifications of participation in the last two years are valid and cannot be changed.

Qualification of participation Engadin Skimarathon 2016
starting block men women time
  rankings rankings from time
Elite 1-108 1-5 1:48.08,3
Elite A 109-635 6-37 1:58.03,6
Elite B 636-1264 38-89 2:18.00,1
Elite C 1266-2853 90-304 2:31.12,6
main class A 2854-4505 305-625 2:56.13,9
main class B 4506-5967 626-1050 3:24.08,1
main class C 5969-7095 1051-1558 3:49.03,2
general class from 7097 from 1560 4:24.34,9
total classified 7'772 1'915  

Qualification rules

The classification for a starting block remains valid for two years, whether or not you participate this year.

Starting block without former qualification 42 km, with former qualification 21 km, with former qualification
Elite FIS Marathon Cup athletes,
Members of national teams
1% of all ranked participants (21km + 42km) minus the number of qualified Half Marathon competitors for starting block Elite Half Marathon times, which are in the first percent of the sum of the intermediate times of the marathon in Pontresina and the Half Marathon finishing times.
Elite A Members of regional cross-country skiing teams, national biathlon
and ski orienteering teams or proof of ranking
at the same level in other races
2% - 6% of all ranked participants (21km + 42km) minus the number of qualified Half Marathon competitors for starting block Elite A Half Marathon times, which are in the first 2% - 6% of the sum of the intermediate times of the marathon in Pontresina and the Half Marathon finishing times.
Elite B Members of regional cross-country skiing teams, national biathlon
and ski orienteering teams born in 1998 or proof of ranking
at the same level in other races
7% - 12% of all ranked participants (21km + 42km) minus the number of qualified Half Marathon competitors for starting block Elite B Half Marathon times, which are in the first 7% - 12% of the sum of the intermediate times of the marathon in Pontresina and the Half Marathon finishing times.
Elite C Only with proof of ranking at the same level in other races 13% - 28% of all ranked participants (21km + 42km) minus the number of qualified Half Marathon competitors for starting block Elite C Half Marathon times, which are in the first 13% - 28% of the sum of the intermediate times of the marathon in Pontresina and the Half Marathon finishing times.
main class A Only with proof of ranking at the same level in other races
first-time competitors: self-assessment when registering before 31th of December
29% - 46% of all ranked participants (21km + 42km) minus the number of qualified Half Marathon competitors for starting block main class A Half Marathon times, which are in the first 29% - 46% of the sum of the intermediate times of the marathon in Pontresina and the Half Marathon finishing times.
main class B Only with proof of ranking at the same level in other races
first-time competitors: self-assessment when registering before 31th of December
47% - 64% of all ranked participants (21km + 42km) minus the number of qualified Half Marathon competitors for starting block main class B Half Marathon times, which are in the first 47% - 64% of the sum of the intermediate times of the marathon in Pontresina and the Half Marathon finishing times.
main class C Only with proof of ranking at the same level in other races
Holders of a Worldloppet passport
first-time competitors: self-assessment when registering before 31th of December
65% - 82% of all ranked participants (21km + 42km) minus the number of qualified Half Marathon competitors for starting block main class C Half Marathon times, which are in the first 65% - 82% of the sum of the intermediate times of the marathon in Pontresina and the Half Marathon finishing times.
general class first-time competitors without proof of ranking other competitors other competitors

Starting blocks

The starting blocks will be defined as follows:

Starting block 42*/21**km
with former
qualification
start time
Elite 1% 08:30
Elite A 2% to 6% 08:30
Elite B 7% to 12% 08:32
Elite C 13% to 28% 08:35
main class A 29% to 46% 08:47
main class B 47% to 64% 08:59
main class C 65% to 82% 09:11
general class 83% to 100% 09:23

 *42 km: in percent of all ranked participants (42km and 21km), minus the number of qualified Half Marathon competitors of the corresponding starting block

**21 km: in percent of the sum of the intermediate times of the marathon in Pontresina and the Half Marathon finishing times of the corresponding starting block (according 42km, see above).

Holders of a Worldloppet passport intending to start in the starting block Hauptklasse C (main class C) have to inform the Engadin Skimarathon office or mark the corresponding text fiel when registering online.

Members of national/regional teams must enclose proof of their memberships with their entries.

FIS points
Only competitors with valid FIS code which they must indicate upon registration will be awarded FIS points.

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