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.
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This year, Sunday will also see the 2019 European Mountain Running Championships for runners selected by their associations.
On Friday evening, the event weekend kicks off with a Pasta Party in the Festzelt on the Obere Matte. On Saturday, the opening ceremony takes place from 5:00 pm, moving to Kirchplatz for a concert by the local music society “Musikgesellschaft Matterhorn”. The highlight of the evening is a concert by Stromsstoss Orgeler from 8:00 pm in the Festzelt. Sunday’s closing ceremony will be the culmination of an amazing weekend.
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: