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Statement Covid-19 – EN

Unfortunately we have to cancel our 15th Glacier Marathon Pitztal-Imst on 05 July 2020.
The 15th edition will therefore take place on 04 July 2021.

After careful consideration of all organisational aspects, after many discussions, we had to decide to cancel the event. We did not make this decision easy, but in the end we all agreed that the health of each and every one of you and our many volunteers is our top priority:

  • 62% of our runners come from 20 different nations. We expect that the international freedom to travel will continue to be very limited over the summer and therefore many participants from different nations will not be able to travel at all.
  • The glacier marathon cannot be held under the currently clearly expected Covid-19 conditions with an acceptable risk for runners & helpers.
  • At least 20 % of our helpers are over 60 years old and therefore belong to the risk group.
  • Hygiene standards under COVID-19 at the aid stations could only be guaranteed with a significant reduction in the range of products and massive use of disposable packaging.
  • Hygiene standards under COVID-19 in sanitary facilities cannot be guaranteed even with extreme effort.

But now we have the good news for you. We come up with something very special for you.
“The virtual Glacier Marathon Pitztal-Imst” on 05th July 2020 – Everyone runs for themselves, but for a common cause!

So that you can feel the glacier marathon feeling in spite of the Corona crisis, you will run your distance in your home town and will be rated “à la” glacier marathon.

  • Each participant runs the desired distance independently with his GPS sports watch: 42, 195 KM / 21,1 KM / 11, 2 KM
  • By means of a GPS data (screenshot of your Sport watch, time, distance, name, startnumber) announcement right after the run, you will be rated in the corresponding age groups. 
    The number of kilometers will be checked and the fastest time counts, the altitude difference doesn’t matter! It´s all About fun! 🙂
  • Highlight: We run for a good cause. We will donate the proceeds of the event to “Rotes Kreuz Tirol – Imst”.
  • The entire program of the glacier marathon will be a special experience for you online – virtual distribution of start numbers, pasta party and much more.
    –>> Click here for more informations

starting fee:

  • Already registered participants are automatically registered for the “virtual Glacier Marathon” on 05th July 2020.
    In case of non-participation please cancel your registration and the entry fee will be refunded (less handling fee) or you can get a voucher for 2021.
  • The entry fee is same as for the original Glacier Marathon. (€ 50,- marathon / € 45,- half marathon / € 30,- run & fun)
  • Inclusive services:
    • Digital glacier marathon start number to print out yourself
    • € 5,- voucher code for the glacier marathon registration on 04. July 2021
    • digital certificate
    • competition: you can win 3 Pitztal-Goodie packages at the award ceremony
    • Revenue will be donated to “Rotes Kreuz Tirol – Imst”.

Please kindly understand that we keep the already printed Glacier Marathon shirts for ecological & economical reasons and use them for the Glacier Marathon on July 04, 2021.