Over 40 years at the Engadin Skimarathon
The title "Giubiler" is given to all participants who register a total of 40 or more participations in the Engadin Skimarathon or Engadin Half Marathon.
Giubilaras / Giubilers is the Roman word for jubilarian, someone who is celebrating an anniversary. In total, 6 women and 161 men (as of March 11, 2018) may call themselves Giubilara / Giubiler of the Engadin Skimarathon.
These award-winners can be recognized by their special starting bib (with laurel wreath) that they are allowed to wear during the Engadin Skimarathon. Giubilers also enjoy certain advantages. For example, they are allowed to stay in a reserved room at the Hotel Maloja Palace prior to their start, and regardless of their qualifications choose the starting block (from Elite C).
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History of the genesis of the Giubilers
The OC of the Engadin Skimarathon has been giving the title "Giubiler" since 1989. At that time, all cross-country skiers were honored who had participated in all the "Engadin" races that had been held so far, at that time 20 races. In the following years, the number of Giubilers decreased continuously.
After the number of the Giubilers had decreased strongly in the year 2001, the board decided to include more cross-country skiers after the 33rd execution of the Engadin Skimarathon, with the intention not to let the total number rise over 60 Giubilers. In 2005, this was laid down in a regulation. The regulation stipulated that runners who had missed only one Engadin Skimarathon also became Giubilers. The Giubilers family reached a new level of 55 cross-country skiers. Giubilers, who were unable to participate in the Engadin Skimarathon but actively participated in the annual summer meeting, no longer lost their status. As of 2008, cross-country skiers were also included in the Giubilers circle even though they lacked two participations at the "Engadiner".
In 2011, the OC of the Engadin Skimarathon decided to change the admission criteria further. All cross-country skiers who have run the Engadin Skimarathon or Engadin Half Marathon at least 40 times will receive a certificate and the title "Giubiler". With this regulation, the Giubilers family will grow annually by about 20 cross-country skiers in the next few years.