RACES

An event accessible to all, thanks to its 5 different courses.

The Marathon and the Half-marathon for experienced athletes.

The 10km to challenge yourself or others.

And finally, a format adapted to children thanks to the Minirathon and Half-minirathon : the youngest will be able to run 1/10th or 1/20th of the Marathon and learn about the pleasures of running thanks to a tailor-made course in the centre of Martigny.

The races take place on hard ground and are accessible to people with disabilities.

 

All courses can be run :

  • in « sports » mode : classic sports refreshment points and time classifications
  • in « festive » mode : tasting stations of local products, disguises and alphabetical classifications
Marathon

This exceptional route links Sion, the oldest town in Switzerland with its medieval charm, to Martigny, the Roman city with its historical treasures.

The course, labelled by Swiss Athletics, crosses orchards, vineyards, the banks of the Rhône and villages on the plain.

  • Access : reach the start in Sion by train from Martigny (included in the registration fee)
  • Departure : Place de la Planta in Sion - Saturday from 7:30 am depending on the starting area (communication of the schedules of the starting area at the latest on Thursday June 2, 2022)
  • Pacemakers: 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00
  • Disguise : strongly recommended for the festive ones!
  • Refreshments : 8 sportsmen and 15 festive tasting stations

DISTANCE

42,195km

Elevation

80m D+ / 120m D-

Start

Sion

Finish

Martigny

Age

18 years old

Time limit

7 hours
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In the heart of the Valais countryside, it links Saxon, the apricot village, to Martigny, the Roman city and its historical treasures.

The course, certified by Swiss Athletics, crosses orchards, vineyards and the banks of the Rhône.

  • Access: join the Saxon departure by train from Martigny (included in the registration fee)
  • Departure: Halle polyvalente in Saxon - Saturday from 09:00 am depending on the allocated starting area (communication of the schedules of the starting areas at the latest on Thursday, June 2, 2022)
  • Pacemakers: 1h30, 1h45, 2h00, 2h15, 2h30, 2h45, 3h00
  • Disguise: strongly recommended for the festive ones!
  • Refreshments: 4 sportsmen and 7 festive tasting stations

DISTANCE

21,097km

Elevation

40m D+ / 30m D-

Start

Saxon

Finish

Martigny

Age

16 years old

Time limit

5 hours
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Take advantage of the terraced vineyards to link Fully, the capital of Petite Arvine and Châtaigne, to Martigny, the city of art.

The course, certified by Swiss Athletics, crosses the vineyards and the village of Branson.

  • Access: reach the departure of Fully by train from Martigny to Charrat station, then on foot or by shuttle bus (included in the registration)
  • Departure: Stade du Charnot (Fully) - Saturday from 10:30 am according to the allocated starting area (communication of the starting area timetables at the latest on Thursday, June 2, 2022)
  • Pacemakers: 40min, 50min, 1h00, 1h10, 1h20, 1h30, 1h40, 1h50, 2h00
  • Disguise: strongly recommended for the festive ones!
  • Refreshments: 3 sportsmen and 5 festive tasting stations

DISTANCE

10km

Elevation

90m D+ / 80m D-

Start

Fully

Finish

Martigny

Age

from 14 years old

Time limit

4 hours
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Like the adults, experience the Marathon des Terroirs du Valais BCVS !

The course crosses the town of Martigny.

  • Access: reach the start in Martigny by train (Martigny-Expo stop) or by car by parking at the CERM.
  • Departure: Roman Amphitheatre (Martigny) - Friday from 5.30 pm depending on the allocated starting area (communication of the starting area timetable at the latest on Thursday 2 June 2022)
  • Refreshments: 1 refreshment point on the course and 1 at the finish

Minirathon

  • Distance : 4,20km
  • Elevation : 20mD+ / 26mD-
  • Start : Martigny
  • Finish : Martigny
  • age : 10-13 years old
  • Time limit : 1 hour

 

Half-minirathon

  • Distance : 2,10km
  • Elevation : 10m D+ / 12m D-
  • Start : Martigny
  • Finish: Martigny
  • Age : 6-9 years old
  • Time limit: 1 hour
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Together, choose your challenge and live an unforgettable experience!

Marathon Ekiden Relay
According to the original Japanese custom, relay in a mixed team of 6 participants to get from Sion to Martigny as quickly as possible on the mythical Marathon course.

The members of the team split the following relays :
  • Sion – Châteauneuf (Ecole d’Agriculture) : 4.50km
  • Châteauneuf (Ecole d’Agriculture) – Chamoson (La Potagère) : 8.70km
  • Chamoson (Cave Ardevaz) – Riddes (Philfruits) : 4.50km
  • Riddes (Philfruits) – Saillon (Bains de Saillon) : 4.50km
  • Saillon (Bains de Saillon) – Fully (Services industriels) : 10.30km
  • Fully (Services industriels) – Martigny (Amphithéâtre) : 7.195km
 
Mixed sports team
Form a mixed team of at least 5 participants to complete the course of your choice (42km, 21km or 10km) The team time will be established according to the average time of all team members.
 
Mixed festive team
There is no limit to the number of participants. Come in teams with your best disguises on one of the three courses and participate in the election of the most original team.

Group registration info
Have you decided to take on this challenge together? No worries, you just have to enter the name of your team during your personal registration and send it to your colleagues who will also add it when they register.

Warning ! For the team to be registered correctly, the team name must be strictly the same for each member.
To take advantage of team rates, you have two choices:
  • After all team members have registered, someone from the team communicates to info@rd-events.ch the names of all their colleagues and the amount corresponding to the corresponding group discount.
  • Upstream, you communicate the number of registrants to info@rd-events.ch, in order to receive the free codes for registration and you will receive an invoice for the amount corresponding to the total number of registrations.
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