Many runners dare not brave a mountain marathon: 42,195 km of distance and 1944 m of total slop up act as a deterrent.
After all, who has dreams of arriving at Riffelberg, surrounded by 29 peaks above 4000 m with an unforgettable open outlook to the majestic Mount Cervin (Matterhorn)?The "Zermatt Marathon" relay-race makes it possible. Each runner of the team achieves 21,097 km; from St. Niklaus to Zermatt (acclivity: 608 m) for the first relay runner, and from Zermatt to Riffelberg (acclivity: 1336 m) for the second relay runner.
While the second runner is fighting against the slopes, the first gets free (number imperatively as control mark) into the train of the „Gornergrat Bahn“ Railway as far as the arrival area where he makes use of the "Zermatt Marathon" equipment (hot shower room, massage, supplies).
Further interest in the Zermatt Marathon relay race? Categories are: Women, Men and Mixed. Then join us without delay.
Go on – it's worth to get one of the 200 starting places of the Zermatt Marathon relay-race.
Category Master 90+
Whether women-, men- or mixed-teams: If both runners are 45 years old (born in 1973 or earlier), they start in the Masters 90+ category
Starting time for the 1st runner in St.Niklaus at 8.35 am
Pickup of Start documentation and bib number
The start documentation and bib number will be ready to pick up in St. Niklaus. The racing office in St. Niklaus (School house opposite the Church) will be open:
Thursday: 1pm– 7pm
Friday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 6.45am – 8.15 am
Departure at St. NiklausLuggage for the 1st runner in St. Niklaus must be checked in at the start site collection point at least 10 minutes before the race begins. Luggage must be marked with the name and starting number of the participant. Hand luggage will be forwarded to the "Railway Station Square (Bahnhofplatz) in Zermatt."
Hand luggages (5 kg max.) of the 2d runner will be put down at the bus-stop (Bahnhof) near to the Gornergrat Bahn Station in Zermatt at 09.45 a.m. at the latest. Luggage should be marked with the name and the number of the 2d runner.
CHF 180.00 / € 162.00
Participants in the Zermatt Marathon relay-race also earn all the benefits of our generous marathon post race souvenirs, including:
Finisher-Shirt, medal, transportation of clothes to the finish area, finisher certificate, pasta voucher, finisher photo, free journey from Friday to Sunday: Brig-Zermatt (MGBahn), St. Niklaus – Grächen (Postal), Zermatt – Gornergrat (GGB) and Sunegga Zermatt (Zermatt Mountain Funicular)