Sierre-Zinal 2024 Saturday, August 10
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One of the world’s most scenic mountain running trails, Sierre-Zinal has been hailed as the “New York Marathon” of mountain races. It is also the oldest of the kind in Europe.

Also called the “Race of the Five 4000m Peaks”, Sierre-Zinal heads along a daunting 31 km mountain trail involving a 2200 meter elevation gain and a 1100 meter vertical drop in the heart of the Valais Alps. The ingredients that lead to Sierre-Zinal’s enduring success are the stunning scenery, the warm and genial atmosphere, and the overall superb organization of the event. It stands out among the world’s most famous mountain races for good reason!

“As a mountain racer you must experience the tradition and history of this race.” These are the words of Jonathan Wyatt, a record holder of Sierre-Zinal, the Jungfrau Marathon and many other world-famous races.


Sierre-Zinal Overall Organization:

Sierre-Zinal executive committee

Director: Vincent Theytaz
Assistant Director: Valentin Genoud
Sponsoring manager: Sylvie Melly
Guest Runners: Lucien Epiney
Starting Block: Jean-Yves Delacombaz


other committees

Association Delegate: Gaby Vianin
General Administration: Sophie Varoniner
Safety and Tech: Manu Zufferey
Translation: Sandra Beck, Adriana Claude, Maria Epiney, Lieve Buntinx, Alexandra Jodidio
Website Translation: Evelyne and Isabelle Pinard (EN), Ursi Salamin (DE)
Archives: Rémy Zufferey, Corem
Finances: Sophie Varonier
Media Relations: Benoist Germann
Sierre Lodging: Claire Zen Ruffinen
Website: Boomerang
Graphic Design: K'rla
Photo Service: Mégane Delacombaz
Social Events: Jérôme Crettaz
Mascot: Yves Crettaz
Prize-giving ceremony: Anne-Sophie Theytaz

Start and course managers

Bib Number hand out: Roland Beney
Start: Nicolas Bonvin, Jean-François Mardiné
Radio Liaisons: Guillaume Ebener
Juniors' race: Sindy Cartiaux
Sound System: Sonoval
Traffic: Police municipale de Sierre, Police cantonale
Trail Maintenance: Voirie de Sierre, Commune d’Anniviers, René Baumann
Signage: Yolande Moos avec le CA Sierre
Check-points: Alain Emery
Race Medical Staff Manager: Manu Zufferey
Massages: Olivia Debatty, Tanguy Zufferey
Course Safety / Marshalls: Vincent Berthod, Manu Zufferey
Touristes Backrunners: Jean-Daniel Délèze et Gilles Favre
Runners Backrunners: Remo Carissoni

Finish managers

Overall Coordination: Patrice Morisod
Diplomas: Marc-André Zurwerra
Timing: Gil Bonnet, Datasport
Ranking: Datasport
Zinal Speaker: Jérôme and Yves Crettaz
Guest Runners Meal: RMGZ
Finish Welcome: Fanny Ebenegger

Association de Sierre-Zinal board

Jean-Claude Pont (President)
Gabriel Vianin (Vice-President)
Christian Melly
Myriam Bonnard
Didier De Courten

Zinal Festivites

Concert: Nathan Melly
Canteen: Philippe Burgener, Patrick Bérod
Catering: Amadeus Sarl, Mayen Traiteur
Celebratory Drink: Commune d’Anniviers et Bourgeoisie d’Ayer
Car Park: Etienne Crettaz
T-shirts: Ophélie Genoud

checkpoints team leaders

Checkpoint 1 Beauregard: Bastien Blanc
Checkpoint 2 Ponchette: Yannick Ruppen, Christian Affolter
Checkpoint 3 Chandolin: Magali Crettaz
Checkpoint 4 Tignousa: Sandy Robatel
Checkpoint 5 Hôtel Weisshorn: Nicolas Misson
Checkpoint 6 Barneusa: Sébastien Chaudron, SD Ayer

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