53rd Engadin Skimarathon
1. How can I register and what is the entry fee?
Online registration for the 53nd Engadin Skimarathon and the 14th Engadin Half Marathon 2023 is open.
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?
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?
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).
5. How and when will I receive the voucher to pick up my starting bib?
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?
Starting bib distribution Marathon-Village, Pontresina
|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?
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.
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 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.
Parking marathon Sunday
Access times Silvaplana, Surlej and S-chanf (parking fee CHF 10.00):
|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.
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.
|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?
Start Engadin Skimarathon / Engadin Half Marathon
|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?
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?
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).
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?
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?
Refreshment stands & marathon party
|from 10:00 am||Refreshment stands and marathon party organised by the ski clubs Zuoz and Zernez||Finish area, S-chanf|
Engadin Skimarathon Happenings
|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?
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?
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.
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.
15. Where can I return the timing chip if I do not want to/cannot participate in the race?
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 .