Corona virus

Information on the coronavirus by the Engadin Skimarathon

Cancellation

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.

Please find below further information on how we are handling the reimbursement of the registration fee, and which amounts will be refunded.

Best regards,

In the name of the organising committee and the volunteers of the Engadin Skimarathon

Menduri Kasper, CEO

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 have been contacted by us in writing by email. 

 

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.

Please contact the Engadin Skimarathon office if you didn't receiev any e-mail.

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.