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Aid Stations, Checkpoints, Timing Chips, Drug Testing and more...

CUT-OFF TIMES

TOURIST

Chandolin: 10:40 am

Tignousa: 12:00 pm

Hôtel Weisshorn: 1:30 pm 

 

RUNNER

Chandolin: 2:10 pm

Tignousa: 2:40 pm

Hôtel Weisshorn: 3:20 pm 

Check points crossing at Chandolin, Tignousa and Hotel Weisshorn are mandatory. Runners who fail to have their split time recorded may not be listed in the final results, and/or may not receive credit for finishing the race.

 

Aid Stations and Checkpoints

All registered participants can receive nutrition and hydration support at any of the six fully equipped Aid Stations and Checkpoints located along the course. Trash, cups, empty gel packets, etc. must be disposed of within the dedicated zones at the Aid Stations.

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Timing chips

Your timing chip logs your timing and checkpoint crossings. Only participants who complete the race having crossed every checkpoint are entitled to a bespoke Sierre-Zinal medal.

Drug testing

Sierre Zinal supports the policies and rulings of the Fondation Antidopage Suisse . As a participant in the Sierre-Zinal race, you are subject to drug testing and you acknowledge this notification and your willingness to be tested.

Weather

Sierre-Zinal will take place come rain or shine. Only a force majeure event shall be cause for cancellation. In the event of heavy snow fall at high altitude, we now have two alternate routes ending at Zinal and of equal length as the original course. In the event of a course change or cancellation there will be no refunds nor credits that could be applied to future events as all of the organization’s fixed costs must be covered.

Photos

Unless otherwise requested (See race’s official address on last page,) runners understand and agree that all photos taken during the race become the property of the Sierre-Zinal organization who can use them in any form, in any media whatsoever, without payment or other consideration.

Shop

T-shirts, sweaters and other garments bearing the race logo can be purchased on our website. They can also be purchased from the booths next to the Bib Pick-up in Sierre the day before the race or outside the Tent Hall entrance after the race finish.

Start AREA

 

DEPARTURE ACCESS FOR RUNNERS

FROM SIERRE RAILWAY STATION (Buffet side to the north)

For those in the “Tourist” category, there is a free shuttle bus leaving every ten minutes between 3:30 and 4:30 am for blocks 1-2-3, then from 5:05 to 5:45 am for blocks 4-5-6.

For those in the ”Runner” category, there is a free shuttle bus leaving every ten minutes between 9:30 and 10:45 am.

Entrants who are staying at Les Bourgeois for the night and/or breakfast are required to get to the railway station and take the shuttle bus to the start area.

Bib pick up at the Sierre Town Hall is a two-minute walk from the railway station.

FROM THE ANNIVIERS VALLEY

A number of buses will run from the Anniviers Valley to Sierre. These bus rides are not included in your entry fee. Tickets can be purchased for CHF 7.- inside the bus.   There are no possible discounts.

Most buses will leave at 3:00 am for those in the “Tourist” category and will arrive at Sierre at 4:15 am. Runners in blocks 4-5-6 need to pay attention to the schedule.

IMPORTANT: All buses will first stop at the start area then continue on to Sierre Railway Station. Runners who need to pick up their Race number will have to stop at the station, then walk to the Town Hall to retrieve their bib and take the shuttle bus (running every ten minutes) back to the start area.

 

FROM ZINAL GONDOLA LIFT then Ayer and  Vissoie (arrival at Sierre 1h later)

For those in the “Tourist” category

  • The majority of buses depart from Zinal at 3:00 am with only a few departing at 4:15 am

For those in the “Runner” category”

  • Buses depart from Zinal at 9:05am

 

FROM GRIMENTZ GONDOLA LIFT then St-Jean, Mayoux, and Vissoie (arrival at Sierre 1h later)

For those in the “Tourist” category

  • The majority of buses depart from Grimentz at 3:00 am with only a few departing at 4:15 am

For those in the “Runner” category”

  • Buses depart from Grimentz at 9:05 am

 

FROM CHANDOLIN POST OFFICE then St-Luc and Vissoie (arrival at Sierre 1h later

For those in the “Tourist” category

  • Bus departs from Chandolin at 3:00 am

For those in the “Runner” category

  • Regular Post bus departs at 8:51 am

RUNNERS CAN RIDE A BUS TO SIERRE FREE OF CHARGE AFTER THE RACE UPON PRESENTATION OF THEIR BIB.

 

Lodging and Breakfast

"Runners" may find accommodation at Le Bourgeois shelter
"Tourists" may find accommodation at the Goubing Gym
Breakfast for all will be served at The Cafe Restaurant le Bourgeois

If you wish to spend the night before the race in collective accommodation, you can sign up at the information booth at the Sierre Town Hall (see map) next to the Bib Pick-Up booth, on the day before the race, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Accommodation includes mattress and blankets and shower access for a fee of CHF 12.- Your payment grants you a spot. If you arrive late you may pay directly the security officer who will show you to your bed.

You can have breakfast for CHF 7.- on the morning of the race, at the Café-Restaurant Le Bourgeois in Sierre, as of 3:00am. Breakfast includes tea, coffee, juice, cereals, bread, butter jam and fruit. Your payment grants you a spot.

Please note that there is no shuttle between the Goubing Gym and the Café restaurant le Bourgeois. =>Walking itinerary

 

finish area

ACCESS TO ZINAL FOR ACCOMPANYING PARTIES

PUBLIC TRANSPORT 

It is strongly advised to get to Zinal by public transport. The finish line is a stone’s throw away from the “Zinal centre” post bus stop 

Rail service to Sierre Station :

  • 2 trains an hour both ways on the main IR90 line (to /from Brigue and Geneva-Airport)
  • 2 trains an hour both ways on the regional REGIO line (to/from Brigue and Monthey/St-Gingolph)

Bus service between Sierre and Zinal on Saturday August 13th:

  • 12 rides up from Sierre Railway Station starting at 6:30 am
  • Increased service on the way down with over 30 rides to Sierre (free of charge for runners).  

PRIVATE CARS

  • Several free parking areas are available downstream from Zinal, in the vicinity of Mottec. From these areas it is quite easy to get to the finish line at Zinal either walking or using the free shuttle bus (which runs non-stop from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm).
  • Unlike previous years, few parking spaces will be available for spectators beyond Zinal on the road to the Plats de la Lée.
  • Once these spaces are occupied, the road access to the village will be restricted to residents, authorized personnel, race organizers, post and shuttle buses. 

Take note of Road Closures on the Anniviers road, on Saturday August 13th, 2022: 

The Anniviers Road from Sierre to Zinal will be fully closed twice for 35 minutes to let runners use the road from 4:40 am to 5:15 am then again from 5:45 am to 6:20 am. Access Ban applies to all traffic during those times including motorbikes, scooters and bicycles.

The road from Vercorin to Vissoie will be open at all times.



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