55th Engadin Skimarathon

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

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Online registration for the 55th Engadin Skimarathon and the 16th Engadin Half Marathon 2025 is open. 


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 2019, 2022, 2023 or 2024 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 2022 and 2024 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.

«Engadin Skimarathon – individual» does not count as qualification

Results from the «Engadin Skimarathon – individual» do not count as qualification time for the Engadin Skimarathon. These running times will not be taken into account for the wave allocation when participating in the Engadin Skimarathon.


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. 

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  (see messages). 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 6th 2025 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, March 7th 2025 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 8th 2025 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 (will be published later)

regular schedule of the Rhaetian Railway

regular schedule of the Engadin Bus

For all other connection within Switzerland


Access Maloja

Private coaches with more than 16 people are allowed to drive to the start. 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

The road is closed between Silvaplana and Sils. The following parking spaces are available (parking fee CHF 10.00):

Place Access times Parking fee
Surlej  05:30 am–08:15 am CHF 10.00
Silvaplana Parking open all day individually
St. Moritz, Islas (Camping) open all day, bus shuttle service to Maloja 06:00 am-08:10 am free
S-chanf* 05:20 am–02:00 pm (Saturday, 05:30 pm–07:00 pm) CHF 10.00

*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 Silvaplana an Maloja! 5:00 am – 9:30 am
Sils Sils Baselgia - Sils Maria 06:00am – 09:30 am
Sils Maria Access road Suot Ovas 06:00 am – 09:30 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) 12:00 am – 2:00 pm
La Punt Chamues-ch Via Chamuera & District street Curtins (from the previous evening, 04:00 pm) 12:00 am – 3:00 pm
La Punt Chamues-ch Via Cumünela, Chesa Planta 9:00 am – 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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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 9:15 am.


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

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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, tea and bouillon.

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. 

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 3:45 pm (42 km) / 2:30 pm (21 km). Participants who arrive at the finish after the official race end will not be ranked.
  • Last passing times for 42 km: Pontresina 01:00 pm, La Punt Chamues-ch 2:15 pm and Zuoz 3:00 pm.
  • There is an official bus in Pontresina, La Punt Chamues-ch and Zuoz which 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

  • The finish will be closed at 1:00 pm.

Engadin Night Race

  • The finish will be closed at 9:30 pm.
  • Last passing time in St. Moritz at 8:30 pm.

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

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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 16th for a fee of CHF 40.00. The organization reserves the right not to consider any applications after 16 February.

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

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 .

16. Applies the fluorid wax ban also to the Engadin Skimarathon?

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Fluorid wax ban at Engadin Skimarathon

The fluoride wax ban also applies to the Engadin Skimarathon 

On July 1, 2023, a total ban on fluorinated ski waxes was introduced for all competitions sanctioned by the International Ski and Snowboard Federation. This ban applies to all participants of Engadin Skimarathon, Engadin Half Marathon, Engadin Women’s Race and Engadin Night Race. All ski wax must now be fluoro-free. Controls can be carried out both before the start and after the finish. If fluorine is detected, it will result in a starting ban or disqualification. Therefore, it's crucial to thoroughly clean your skis and other equipment. 

Controls at competitions 

Controls can take place before the start or after the finish. With new testing equipment, it only takes a few seconds to determine whether the wax contains traces of fluorine. If the test result before the start shows traces of fluorine exceeding the limit, the skier will be banned from starting. If there are traces of fluorine after the race exceeding the limit, the skier will be automatically disqualified. 

What the ban on fluoro wax means for participants of the Engadin Skimarathon 

This ban affects not only the pros, but all participants in the Engadin Skimarathon, Engadin Half Marathon, Engadin Women's Race and Engadin Night Race. Worldloppet.com have analysed the effects and significance of this ban.

More information

FIS Ski: Fluor ban information

Worldloppet: How does the Fluoro Wax Ban affect us at ski marathons?

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