Information on the coronavirus by the Engadin Skimarathon
Questions & answers to the refund of the starting fee
What are the minimum amounts for reimbursement?
According to the regulations, a reimbursement of 80 percent of the entry fee will be made in the event of a cancellation. Only the part of the service fee that has not yet been used by the organization can be repaid.
- Entry fee Engadin Skimarathon Engadin Half Marathon: Fr.20.00
- Entry fee for the Engadin Women's Race and the Engadin Night Race: CHF 20.00
- Service fee: difference between entry fee and paid entry fee.
What amounts will be refunded?
The following amounts can be reimbursed for the individual races:
- Engadin Skimarathon: Fr. 35.-
- Engadin Half Marathon: Fr. 25.-
- Engadin Women's Race: Fr. 20.-
- Engadin Night Race: Fr. 20.-
Are additional options booked refunded?
Anyone who has additionally booked the option of medal engraving, company ranking or Go4 women's race will be reimbursed an additional CHF 10 each.
The DS live gold tracking will not be refunded, but will be automatically carried over to the next year (it is an offer from Datasport and not the Engadin Skimarathon). If you had booked this option, please do not select it when registering for 2021, and it will be activated automatically shortly before the event.
The Marathon Deluxe package will be refunded minus the entry fee.
The Marathon Deluxe package will be refunded minus the entry fee.
Participants who are entitled to a refund will be contacted by us in writing by email. They will receive an individual link to which they can enter their bank details or waive the refund.
Didn't receive an email regarding the refund?
If you haven't received a message, this could be for one of the following reasons:
- The email ended up in the spam folder.
Please check your email inbox again.
- Another email address was stored with us.
You have different email addresses or you were registered by another person or a group, to which the message was sent.
- You have no email address with us.
In this case we have informed you in writing by letter about the repayment.
- You had a free start.
The email was only sent to people who are entitled to a partial repayment. You did not receive a message regarding the refund if you won the starting place in a competition, were invited by the Engadin Skimarathon or received a starting place from one of the partners and sponsors of the Engadin Skimarathon.
How will the amount be refunded?
The refund will be made by bank transfer. A cash payment or credit for the year 2021 is not possible for logistical reasons.
When does the repayment take place?
The repayment will be made by June 15, 2020 at the latest.
What happens to the medals and start numbers?
The medals are still available in the office of the Engadin Skimarathon in Samedan. A delivery is not possible. The start numbers could no longer be used and were disposed of.
Will the qualifications for 2021 be maintained?
The qualification for a starting block remains for two years. Since the races could not take place in 2020, this will be extended by one year. Thus, the results of the Engadin Skimarathon 2018 and 2019 are taken into account for the Engadin Skimarathon 2021.
Has the Engadin Skimarathon taken out event cancellation insurance?
The Engadin Skimarathon has no insurance that covers cancellation of the event due to force majeure. The annual premium for such insurance would be a six-figure amount. This amount would have to be passed on to the participants, which would mean an increase in the entry fee of 5% to 8%. Most large, annually recurring sports events in Switzerland do not have event cancellation insurance (the situation is different at world championships etc.).
The federal government has given financial support to the sports sector. Does the Engadin Skimarathon also benefit from this?
Although it has been reported in the media that the Engadin Ski Marathon could benefit from this, it currently does not look like it will meet the criteria for support.
Engadin Marathon Week cancelled
Questions and answers
How much of the entry fee will be refunded?
The refund is clearly defined in the regulations of the Engadin Skimarathon. Under certain circumstances a higher refund is possible. In this case we will clarify by the end of March how much the final amount will be.
The amount will be refunded to you, a credit for 2021 is not possible for logistical reasons.
What happens with the finisher medals for the Engadin Skimarathon?
The finisher medals can be collected at the marathon office, the Engadin Info Points and the cross-country ski pass sellers. No medals will be sent by post.
Can the starting bib vouchers still be used for any travel to and from the Engadin?
Yes, the starting bib vouchers are valid as RhB tickets for any arrival and departure. As always, the ticket is not valid for the transport during your stay in the Engadin.
Are the cross-country ski trails groomed?
Yes, the marathon track is still prepared and from Thursday to Sunday it is open to registered participants.
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Is the Marathon-Village open?
No, unfortunatley the whole village plus the bib distribution is closed as well.
When does the registration for 2021 open?
We can't say at the moment, but we will inform you as soon as we know.
On the following dates the races will take place in 2021.
- Engadin Women's Race: 7 March 2021
- Engadin Night Race: 11 March 2021
- Engadin Skimarathon: 14 March 2021
The Engadin Skimarathon 2020 will not take place. Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the health authorities of the canton of Grisons have imposed a ban on holding large-scale events with supraregional import in the Southern Grisons until 8 March. As a consequence, the Engadin Skimarathon, the Engadin Women's Race, the Engadin Night Race, and the St. Moritz Supersprint will not take place this year. The Engadin Skimarathon is the world's second-largest cross-country skiing event.
The biggest cross-country skiing festival of the Alps, the Engadin Marathon Week 2020, will not be held. On Thursday, in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the health ministry of the canton of Grisons has decreed the cancellation of all public events in Southern Grisons. On Wednesday, two cases in the Upper Engadine valley were confirmed to have tested positive for the coronavirus.
«We very much regret having to cancel the Engadin Marathon Week after all, but the health of our participants, our volunteers, and the general population comes first,» explained Menduri Kasper, CEO of Engadin Skimarathon. The cancellation impacts close to 17,000 participants of the five competitions of the Engadin Marathon Week. The organiser will inform the participants on the administrative steps following the imposed cancellation by the end of March.
The Engadin Skimarathon is the world's second-largest cross-country skiing event. It has only been cancelled twice since it began in 1969. The Engadin Women's Race, which was due to be held this coming Sunday, is the second-largest cross-country skiing event in Switzerland.
Information for all participants
Dear friends of the Engadin Skimarathon
It is with great regret that we must inform you that we have to cancel the Engadin Marathon Week at short notice. Given the spread of the coronavirus in Europe – with two confirmed cases just nearby – the authorities had no choice but to impose a ban on all major events such as our cross-country skiing races for the next ten days.
We are all very disappointed that we shall not be able to welcome you to the Marathon, the Women's Race or the Night Race, which would have crowned off a fabulous cross-country skiing season in the Engadine. We, along with all our volunteers and hosts in the Engadine Valley, would be all the more pleased to have you join the largest cross-country skiing festival in the Alps next winter.
We will get back to you as quickly as possible with information on how we will be handling the reimbursement of the registration fee, and which amounts will be refunded. Before we can do so, we must figure out the costs that have been incurred so far despite the cancellation, how high the revenue shortfalls are, and how much we can economise. Rest assured that we shall reimburse or credit you towards your next registration with as much as possible. We will let you know by the end of March. (There is no coverage by the cancellation insurance of Europäische Reiseversicherungung).
Sadly, all that's left to say is to wish you an excellent end of the winter season. To those of you who have booked hotels or apartments, we suggest you still make your trip to the Engadine. The conditions of the cross-country skiing tracks and Alpine skiing slopes are still excellent.
In the name of the organising committee and the volunteers of the Engadin Skimarathon
Menduri Kasper, CEO