Nine weeks to go to the 42nd Engadin Skimarathon 2010. More than 8‘000 skiers have registered already in this third largest cross-country skiing race in the world.
On 14 March 2010 thousands of people will once again be at the start of the Engadin Skimarathon. This traditional race enjoys a great popularity. Already now more than 8‘000 cross-country skiers from 32 nations have registered, some of them from faraway places like Australia, Peru or South Africa. According to OC president Emil Tall this number of entries is very positive as it exceeds the average number compared with beginning of January over the last three years.
The Engadin Skimarathon race course is 42 kilometres long and leads from Maloja to S-chanf. Less trained people, youngsters or first-time participants have the option to ski a half marathon. They start with the marathon participants and finish their race after 21 kilometres in Pontresina.
At the moment the conditions for training on the tracks of the Upper Engadin (205 km) are optimal. The lakes are already frozen and the original Engadin Skimarathon course is being prepared.
Entries in the Engadin Skimarathon are possible until Saturday before the race. If you want to profit from cheaper entry fees, we recommend registering before end of January.
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