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Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon



The Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon is one of the finest running events in the Alps. Start in St. Niklaus (1,116 m), finish in Zermatt on Riffelberg (2,582 m) – with the option of racing all the way to the top of the Gornergrat (3,089 m). The course covers 42.195 km and conquers 1’469 metres altitude. One compensation for the gruelling run is the breathtaking panorama.

The marathon welcomes not only runners, but also spectators who can enjoy this event within an unforgettable setting. The „Terraces on the move“ will be an attractive and original event: an excursion train of the „Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn“ Company going from St. Niklaus to Zermatt in the same way as the Marathon. More information about the Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon

This year, Sunday will also see the 2019 European Mountain Running Championships for runners selected by their associations.

Programme Saturday, 6 July 2019:
16.00 h: Technical Meeting
17.00 h: Parade "Church - Main Street - Obere Matten"
17.30 h: Opening Ceremony, Obere Matten
19.00 h: Yodel mass with the group "Zer Tafernu" in the St.Maritius Church Zermatt

Programme Sunday, 7 July 2019:
09.30 h: Start U20 Women, Riffelalp
10.15 h: Start U20 Men, Riffelalp
10.15 h: Start Senior Women, Zermatt
11.15 h: Start Senior Men, Zermatt
18.00 h: Award & Closing Ceremony, Obere Matten

The Mountain Running Weekend Package enables you to be right in the middle of it all, either as a spectator or as a supporter. Cheer the runners on and experience the race atmosphere close up:

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