Regulation

Technical instructions Engadin Skimarathon, Engadin Women’s Race, Engadin Night Race

If nothing specific is written, the instructions apply to both the Engadin Skimarathon / Half Marathon, Engadin Women’s Race and Engadin Night Race.

Skiing technique

Freestyle and Classic; the whole track is groomed (classic tracks where possible). It is forbidden to skate in the classic tracks. Anyone who violates this can be disqualified.

ATTENTION: Only double poling until the start line, no skating!

Freestyle

Freestyle is permitted on the left side, in the race direction. In bottlenecks where there is not enough space for differentiation, freestyle is permitted.

Classic

The tracks for classical technique are on the right side, in the race direction.

Limitation of participants

The organizer is allowed to limit the number of participants if necessary.

Deadline

Engadin Skimarathon/Half Marathon

The online registration will be closed on Friday before the race day at midnight. Afterwards, registrations are only possible at the starting bib distribution in St. Moritz-Bad, Heilbadzentrum (until Saturday before the race day at 5 pm).

Engadin Women’s Race

The online registration will be closed on Friday before the race day at midnight. Afterwards, registrations are only possible at the starting bib distribution in Samedan (until Saturday before the race day at 6 pm).

Engadin Night Race

The online registration will be closed on Wednesday before the race day at midnight. Afterwards, registrations are only possible at the starting bib distribution in St. Moritz-Bad, Heilbadzentrum (until Thursday at 5 pm)

Entry fee

The amount of the entry fee depends on the time of receipt of the payment.

Engadin Skimarathon

until 31st August CHF 100.- EUR 90.-
from 1st September CHF 120.- EUR 110.-
from 1st January CHF 140.- EUR 125.-
from 1st February CHF 160.- EUR 140.-
from 1st March CHF 180.- EUR 160.-

Engadin Half Marathon

until 31st August CHF 75.- EUR 65.-
from 1st September CHF 95.- EUR 85.-
from 1st January CHF 115.- EUR 100.-
from 1st February CHF 135.- EUR 120.-
from 1st March CHF 155.- EUR 135.-

Engadin Women's Race

until 15th February CHF 60.- EUR 55.-
from 16th February CHF 80.- EUR 70.-

Engadin Night Race

until 15th February CHF 55.- EUR 50.-
from 16th February CHF 75.- EUR 65.-

Notes

  • Juniors born in 2003/2004 can participate in the Engadin Half Marathon for free!
  • The entry fee does not include any transaction costs (for example, credit card fees).
  • The EUR price can be adjusted at short notice depending on the prevailing exchange rate.

Start

Engadin Skimarathon/Half Marathon
The participants in the starting blocks Elite, Elite A (gross time) and Elite B start from the starting field. The start for the participants of the following starting blocks takes place from starting boxes. The participants first walk to waiting boxes next to the starting field. From there they are led in groups to the starting field to put on their skis and start independently. In the boxes, the depositing, wearing or laying-on-the-ground of skis is not allowed. IMPORTANT: From Elite B and the following starting blocks, each participants’ starting time is taken individually upon crossing the starting line (net time).

Engadin Women’s Race

The participants in the starting block Elite (gross time) start from the starting field. The start for the participants of the following starting blocks takes place from starting boxes. The participants first walk to waiting boxes next to the starting field. From there they are led in groups to the starting field to put on their skis and start independently. In the boxes, the depositing, wearing or laying-on-the-ground of skis is not allowed. IMPORTANT: From Elite A and the following starting blocks, each participants’ starting time is taken individually upon crossing the starting line (net time).

Engadin Night Race

For all participants the start takes place from the starting field (gross time). The skiers shall line-up in accordance with their category.

 

Starting Block

Engadin Skimarathon/Half Marathon, Engadin Women’s Race

The start takes place in the allocated starting block, which is computed based on the results from participation at the Engadin Skimarathon / Half Marathon or Women's Race in the past two years. The qualification for a starting block remains, regardless of a participation, for all participants for a period of 2 years. In the case where a qualification from the Engadin Skimarathon exists, this takes precedence for starting block classification and certificates from other cross-country races will not be considered. First-time participants can choose any starting block from main class A to general class for themselves. First-time entrants who provide proof of performance can also be divided into the starting blocks Elite to Elite C (with form Starting block change). The number of people per starting block is limited. Should a starting block be full at the time of registration, participants will be allocated to the next free starting block.

 

Engadin Night Race

The start takes place from the field for all participants. The starting block can be chosen freely. For the starting block Elite a proof of performance must be submitted.

 

Race distance

Engadin Skimarathon / Half Marathon: Participants who have registered for the 42 km race can finish the race in Pontresina after 21 km and are listed in the Half Marathon ranking. Skiers who registered for the 21 km race must finish the race in Pontresina, otherwise they will not be ranked for either the 21 km or 42 km races.

 

Climbs / descents

The whole route has to be covered on skis. It is strictly forbidden, especially in ascents, to take off your skis. This stipulation also applies to the ascent at the Olympic hill St. Moritz. Participants who take off their skis will be disqualified. Exempted from this rule is the Stazerwald descent, whereby only the specially marked footpath may be used.

Ski equipment – Ski change

  • The skis and poles used must comply with the regulations of the FIS.
  • Ski changes on the go are prohibited.
  • For problems with skis or bindings, a maximum of one ski may be replaced.

 

Responsibilities of the competitors

Competitors have to cover the whole distance on their skis using only their own means of propulsion. Help from pacemakers or pushing is not allowed (IWO Art. 343.7).

Evaluation by age group

Engadin Skimarathon/Half Marathon

Category born in
Boys / Girls U 16 2003-2004*
Men / Women youth U 18 2001-2002
Men / Women youth U 20 1999-2000
Men / Women 1989-1998
Men / Women Masters 1 1984-1988
Men / Women Masters 2 1979-1983
Men / Women Masters 3 1974-1978
Men / Women Masters 4 1969-1973
Men / Women Masters 5 1964-1968
Men / Women Masters 6 1959-1963
Men / Women Masters 7 1954-1958
Men / Women Masters 8 1949-1953
Men / Women Masters 9 1944-1948
Men / Women Masters 10 1939-1943
Men / Women Masters 11 1938 and older
*only Half Marathon  

Engadin Women's Race/Engadin Night Rache

Category born in
Boys/Girls U 16 2003 – 2004
Men/Women Youth U 18 2001 – 2002
Men/Women Youth U 20 1999 – 2000
Men/Women 1989 – 1998
Men/Women Masters 1+2 1979 – 1988
Men/Women Masters 3+4 1969 – 1978
Men/Women Masters 5+6 1959 – 1968
Men/Women Masters 7+8 1949 – 1958
Men/Women Masters 9-11 1948 and older

Evaluation by age group

Distance and Finish

  • The finish is clearly communicated and the route is controlled by a sweeping car.
  • Skiers who arrive at the finish after the official race end will not be ranked.
  • If you are overtaken by the sweeping car, you are only allowed to continue the race at your own risk. The start number bib and time chip must be handed over to the sweeping car.
  • The jury reserves the right to extend the last passing times as well as the finish time (race end) in difficult conditions.

Engadin Skimarathon/Half Marathon:

  • The finish will be closed at 4 pm (42 km) / 2:30 pm (21 km). Participants who arrive at the finish after the official race end will not be ranked.
  • Last passing times for 42 km: Pontresina 01:00 pm, La Punt Chamues-ch 2:15 pm and Zuoz 3 pm.
  • There is an official bus in Pontresina, La Punt Chamues-ch and Zuoz. This brings the late participants to the finish where they can collect their effects.
  • Marathon participants who arrive in Pontresina after 12:45 pm will be pulled out of the marathon and ranked for the Half Marathon.

Engadin Women’s Race: Finish at 1 pm

Engadin Night Race: Finish at 10 pm

Ranking for classic skiers

Engadin Skimarathon/Half Marathon/Women’s Race: In addition to the general ranking, a separate classic-ranking is maintained (alphabetical list, no leaderboard). Participants must enter their style when registering online.

Engadin Night Race: No classic ranking

Timing Chip

The timing chip is attached to the inside of the start bib and must be worn on the front. It must be returned after the finish at the accordingly marked place. Chips not returned will be invoiced at the cost of CHF 40.- / € 35.-. If you did not start or withdrew from the race, you can return the chip to the Engadin Skimarathon office before end of March without incurring any further expenses.

 

Appeals

 

Engadin Skimarathon/Half Marathon: Appeals must be submitted in writing to the jury (at the jury office on the finish area). A charge of CHF 100.- will be levied. Appeals may be accepted from male elite skiers until 15 minutes after the arrival of the 100th male participant, and from female elite skiers until 15 minutes after the arrival of the 20th female participant. Appeals from all other participants will be accepted until 15 minutes after the official race end.

Engadin Women’s Race: Appeals by elite participants must be submitted within 15 minutes of the 20th participant’s finish. For all other participants, the appeal period ends 15 minutes after the official race end.

Engadin Night Race: Appeals by elite participants must be submitted within 15 minutes of the 20th male participant / 10th female participant. For all other participants, the appeal period ends 15 minutes after the official race end.

Disqualification

Participants will be disqualified and not allowed to compete for the following two years, who

  • are competing with a different start number than the one assigned
  • are competing under a false name
  • give their start number to another person
  • start in a front starting block than the one assigned
  • cause a false start
  • cover part of the course in a manner other than on skis. Exception: The Stazerwald decent on the specially marked footpath
  • skate in the tracks reserved for classical skiing
  • behave in an unsportsmanlike manner towards participants, officials or spectators

If competitors are banned for two years, they automatically lose their original starting qualifications and are relegated to the next starting block.

Doping controls

Engadin Skimarathon: Doping tests will be carried out in line with the regulations of Antidoping Switzerland and participants must cooperate. Refusal of the test will be considered equal to a positive doping result and the disciplinary commission will rule on it. In this case any prize money will not be paid to the athlete.

Prize Money

Engadin Skimarathon

for ladies and gentlemen, each

1st place CHF 10'000.-
2nd place CHF 5'000.-
3rd place CHF 2'500.-
4th place CHF 1'250.-
5th place CHF 750.-
6th place CHF 500.-

Engadin Women's Race

1st place CHF 1'000.-
2nd place CHF 500.-
3rd place CHF 250.-

Trail grooming

Participants are requested to stop entering newly groomed trails before the race starting at the times listed below:

Engadin Skimarathon: From Saturday, 4 pm

Engadin Women’s Race: From Saturday, 8 pm

Engadin Night Race: From Thursday, 5 pm

 

Illness or accident

If you cancel before the 31st of December the payed entry fee will be credited for the next years’ race (no refund). If you cancel after December 31, NO refund will be given. We recommend to take out insurance for this case (for example directly when registering online). Competitors may also transfer their entry to a person of their choice. For this an administration fee of CHF 40.- / EUR 35.- will be charged.

Data protection

The event organizer reserves the right to use your personal details for marketing purposes and to publish pictures of the event, unless you object to this in writing.

 

Info numbers in doubtful conditions

Information about the commencement of the race can be obtained from the telephone number 1600 (from abroad +41 848 80 1600).

 

Engadin Skimarathon/Half Marathon: From Friday evening, 8th March 2019
Engadin Women’s Race
: From Friday evening, 1st March 2019
Engadin Night Race: From Wednesday noon, 6th March 2019

ATTENTION: This number will only be activated in case of doubtful conditions. The information will be constantly updated if necessary. The telephone number for emergency information on the race day is +41 (0) 81 850 55 55.

 

Cancellation of the competition

If, for any reason, it is not possible to hold the competition, 80% of the entry fee will be refunded (Entry fee: CHF 20.-) in accordance with ICR. Administrative charge: CHF 80.-). Only that part of the administrative charge which has not already been used can be refunded.

Insurance / Liability

All participants must have their own accident insurance and they are fully responsible for their own state of health. The event organiser assumes no liability for accidents, lost items, theft or any other damage. Likewise, the organiser declines liability towards spectators and third parties.

 

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