FAQ

53rd Engadin Skimarathon

1. How can I register and what is the entry fee?

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Registration

Online registration for the 53nd Engadin Skimarathon and the 14th Engadin Half Marathon 2023     is open.

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Entry fee

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

Engadin Skimarathon (42 km) CHF
until August 31st 100.00
from September 1st 120.00
from January 1st  140.00
from February 1st 160.00
from March 1st 180.00

2. How and when will the division into the starting waves be done?

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Division into start waves

We proceed as follows for wave allocations:

For registrations before mid-January:

  • The allocation to the different waves B1 to H28 will take place from mid-January. All persons who have registered by mid-January will be considered for allocation. Earlier allocation is not possible.
     
  • Each wave consists of a maximum of 500 persons.
     
  • The 200 participants with the fastest qualification times will be allocated to wave A0.
     
  • For the wave allocations, the existing qualification times from the Engadin Skimarathon 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2022 will be taken into account. The best time (in relation to the winning time) will always be taken into account. 


For registrations after mid-January:

  • Participants who register after mid-January will be placed in the wave that corresponds to their strength class or running time. If the wave is already full, the participants will be placed in the next later wave (if space is still available).
     
  • Each wave has a maximum of 500 participants.

First-time participants and participants without a valid qualification period

First-time participants and participants who do not have a qualification period between 2017 and 2022 can indicate their estimated time when registering online. The split into the waves takes place in mid-January based on the stated time. If a race time of less than 2:30 h is specified, the wave change form  must be filled out and documented with a corresponding Swiss or Worldloppet result from the last four years.

3. Can I start in another starting block?

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General regulations

The classifications are not binding
The specified time, an existing qualification time or a valid performance record do not automatically guarantee a place in the wave that corresponds to the specified time. Depending on the registration status, the corresponding waves may already be full. If this is the case, the participants will be assigned to the next possible wave.

Request for wave change
Participants who have not started the Engadin Skimarathon for more than two years can start in the front waves with a valid proof of performance. For this purpose, the wave change form  must be filled out.

Valid qualification time
The qualification period for all participants is two years. If there is a qualification time from the Engadin Skimarathon for this period, this is relevant and proof of performance from other cross-country races will not be taken into account for the classification in this case. The only exceptions are the years 2020 and 2021, where the races had to be cancelled. In this case, applications for changing the starting wave will be processed if a Swiss Loppet or Worldloppet race was completed in 2020 and 2021 (virtual or individual races do not count as participation).

4. Where can I stay?

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Stay overnight in one of our partner hotels. Here you will find the overview of all hotels with short description and contact details.

We also arrange cheap group accomodations in civil defense facilities and school buildings that you can book online.

5. How and when will I receive the voucher to pick up my starting bib?

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Starting bib voucher

The starting bib voucher will be sent to all participants by e-mail at the end of February and must be presented at the starting bib distribution (on mobile phone or physically). The starting bib voucher can also be accessed via the personal Datasport login at www.datasport.com/myDS. It is important that a current e-mail address was provided during online registration. If you did not receive an email, check your spam folder, check your Datasport account or contact the marathon office.

6. When can I pick up the starting bib?

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Starting bib distribution Marathon-Village, Pontresina

Date Time
Thursday, March 9th 2023 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
Friday, March 10th 2023 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
Saturday, March 11th 2023 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday, March 12th 2023 (Maloja, longer waiting times must be expected.) 06.30 am – 9.00 am

7. How do I travel to the start?

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With the Rhaetian Railway and the Engadin Bus to the start

 

Getting to the start is free for all participants of the Engadin Skimarathon / Half Marathon and Engadin Women's Race. For the transfer on race Sunday, the starting bib is valid on the trains of the Rhaetian Railway and in the buses of the Engadin Bus. The journey to Maloja (Engadin Skimarathon / Half Marathon) takes place from St. Moritz train station on the Engadin Bus.

Special timetable Rhaetian Railway and the Engadin bus: The special timetable will be available from the beginning of February.

regular schedule of the Rhaetian Railway

regular schedule of the Engadin Bus

For all other connection within Siwtzerland

Coaches

Access Maloja

Private coaches with more than 16 people will be forwarded to the post office in Maloja. You have to leave the premises after unloading the guests. There are no parking spaces available.

 

Access S-chanf

Access to the finish area is only granted with the appropriate access permit. The car companies are requested to register in advance at the marathon office: E-mail or T +41 81 851 60 60.

Private car

Parking marathon Sunday

Access times Silvaplana, Surlej and S-chanf (parking fee CHF 10.00):

Place Access times
Surlej  05:30 am–07:30 am
Silvaplana Parking open all day
S-chanf 05:20 am–02:00 pm (Saturday, 05:30 pm–07:00 pm)

Recommendation: Use the free parking in St. Moritz Islas (junction Olympic ski jump), bus shuttle service to Maloja 06:00am-08:10am. In S-chanf there are very few parking facilities available. The OC therefore asks all participants to start the return journey from the finish area by public transport. Parking and stopping along the street is prohibited.

Road closures

Based on Article 64 of the Roads Act (StrG) and Article 24 of the Road Ordinance (StrV), the following cantonal and municipal roads are closed to all traffic.

Marathon Sunday

Location Road section Time
Maloja-Silvaplana Only transit traffic allowed. No parking in Maloja! 5:00 am – 9:30 am
Sils Sils Baselgia-Sils Maria 7:45 am – 10:45 am
Sils Maria Access road Suot Ovas 7:45 am – 11:00 am
St. Moritz Bad Access road Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains and Medical Centre 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bever Access road Isellas from the previous evening
10:00 pm – 2:00 pm
La Punt Chamues-ch Via Chamuera & District street Curtins from the previous evening
4:00 pm – 3:00 pm
La Punt Chamues-ch Via Cumünela, Chesa Planta 9:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The OC asks for understanding and thanks in advance for following the instructions of the law enforcement officers.

8. When is the start?

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Start Engadin Skimarathon / Engadin Half Marathon

Marathon Sunday

Time Wave Admission times Color of the start number
08:25 am A0 (Elite Damen)  06:30 am yellow
08:30 am A0 (Elite Herren) 06:30 am yellow
08:30 am B1  06:30 am yellow
08:30 am C2  06:30 am yellow
08:32 am D3  06:30 am yellow
08:33 am E4  06:30 am yellow
08:38 am F5 06:30 am yellow
08:39 am G6 06:30 am yellow
08:40 am H7 06:30 am yellow
08:48 am B8 08:15 am green
08:49 am C9 08:15 am green
08:50 am D10 08:15 am green
08:51 am E11 08:15 am green
08:55 am F12 08:15 am green
08:56 am G13 08:15 am green
08:57 am H14 08:15 am green
09:05 am B15 08:40 am red
09:07 am C16 08:40 am red
09:09 am D17 08:40 am red
09:11 am E18 08:40 am red
09:16 am F19 08:40 am red
09:18 am G20 08:40 am red
09:20 am H21 08:40 am red
09:28 am B22 08:57 am blue
09:30 am C23 08:57 am blue
09:32 am D24 08:57 am blue
09:34 am E25 08:57 am blue
09:39 am F26 08:57 am blue
09:41 am G27 08:57 am blue
09:43 am H28 08:57 am blue
       

From wave D3 the net time measurement applies. The time measurement is only triggered after the start line (by the lake) has been passed. For waves A0 to C2 the gross time applies.

We recommend that participants arrive at the starting area at least 60 to 80 minutes before the start time. Due to the pre-defined admission times, it does not make sense to arrive in Maloja hours before the start. There are two heated tents available as cold protection.

9. By when do I have to submit my effects at the latest?

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Effects delivery

 Participants of waves A0 - H7  must drop their effects bags by 8:30 am.

Participants of waves B8 - H28 must drop off their bag by 9:00 am.

In the overview plan you will find the location of the delivery point.

 

10. What kind of refreshments are available during the race?

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Refreshments

The entire food and drink offer can be found on the route plan incl. food overview

Isostar provides the participants with the following products:

Isostar Energy Bar

Isostar Energy Bar provides rapidly available energy from various carbohydrates, which serve to maintain performance and replenish energy reserves in the body. B vitamins support the energetic metabolic activity.

Isostar Hydrate & Perform

The isotonic drink, which is available in the black cups at the refueling station. Now with a fine natural lemon flavor and no artificial colors or preservatives.

As an alternative there is of course water, which will be available in white cups at the refueling station (as well as yellow cups for tea and green cups for bouillon).

Isostar Extra-Power

Get a free portion of extra power at the Isostar stand in the Marathon-Village with a voucher (available at the starting bib distribution).

11. Can I finish the race early in Pontresina if I do not want to continue?

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Reported marathon participants at the Half Marathon

Marathon participants (registered 42 km), who decide before the start to finish the race after 21 km (Half Marathon) in Pontresina, are to deposit their effects bag in the Half Marathon truck H. Please note the separate location.

Bus from Pontresina to S-chanf

For Marathon participants (registered 42 km), who finish the race in Pontresina, as well as all Half Marathon participants who would like to visit the marathon party, shuttle busses run from Pontresina station between 10:00 am to 14:30 pm every half hour directly to the finish area at S-chanf. The next bus is always ready and can be used as a waiting room.

12. Where can I celebrate after the race?

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Refreshment stands & marathon party

Time Program Place
from 10:00 am Refreshment stands and marathon party organised by the ski clubs Zuoz and Zernez Finish area, S-chanf

 

Engadin Skimarathon Happenings

Time Program Place
from 08:15 am Live broadcast of the race on big screen Finish area, Pontresina
from 09:00 am Race moderation and musical entertainment Finish area, Pontresina

13. When is the race closing time?

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Distance and finish line

  • The official race end is clearly communicated and the track is controlled by a race control vehicle. 
  • Skiers who arrive at the finish after the official race end will not be ranked.
  • If you are overtaken by the race control vehicle, you are only allowed to continue the race at your own risk. The starting bib and time chip must be handed over to the race control vehicle.
  • The jury reserves the right to extend the last checkpoint times as well as the official 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 checkpoint 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 01:00 pm will be pulled out of the Marathon and ranked for the Half Marathon.

Engadin Women's Race: Finish at 1:00 pm

Engadin Night Race: Finish at 10:00 pm

14. I can't participate. What happens next?

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Cancellation

If no cancellation insurance has been taken out and you cancel before the December 31st, the paid starting fee will be credited to the next year's race (no refund). The starting place can be postponed only two times. If you cancel after December 31st, no credit will be given. We recommend taking out cancellation insurance (eg. directly with online registration). The start authorization can be transferred to a replacement person until February 18th for a fee of CHF 40.00.

If participants who enter Switzerland from abroad have to remain in quarantine for at least 5 days due to official instructions and therefore cannot start the Engadin Skimarathon, Engadin Women's Race or Engadin Night Race, the entry fee will be carried over to the next year.

Cancellation insurance

We recommend taking our cancellation insurance (only possible directly with the online registration). In the event of illness or accident, you may submit a request for reimbursement by submitting a medical certificate to Europäische Reiseversicherungs AG. If the application is accepted, you will automatically receive a Datasport voucher equal to the insured amount.

Europäische Reiseversicherungs AG
Steinengraben 28, CH-4003 Basel
T +41 61 275 27 27
schaden@erv.ch
www.erv.ch

15. Where can I return the timing chip if I do not want to/cannot participate in the race?

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Timing chip

The timing chip is attached to the inside of the starting bib and will be taken at the finish line. If you do not participate in the race, we ask you to return the timing chip - either by mail (in a padded envelope) to the marathon office or during the race at the finish line in Pontresina or S-chanf .

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