FAQ

Registrations

Who can register ? 

The event is open to all, subject to all, subject to age limits for the different courses. 

  • 18 years old for the Marathon
  • 16 years old for the Half Marathon
  • 14 years old for the 10km
  • 10 to 13 years old for the Minirathon
  • 6 to 9 years old for the Half Marathon

 

How to register ?

All registrations are done on MSO CHRONO. Your registration will take no more than 5 minutes and you will immediately receive a confirmation by e-mail.

 

I am minor, do I need parental permission ?

By registering for the half-marathon or 10km, the participant confirms that he/she has obtained permission from his/her parents.

Registrations for the minirathon and half-minirathon are made directly by the parents.

 

What does my registration include ?

  • A welcome bag with various gifts
  • A finisher medal
  • Access by train from Martigny to your starting point: Sion, Saxon and Fully (via Charrat station)
  • Access to all refreshment and tasting points according to the chosen route
  • A personalised bib (for all registrations before Monday 30 May)
  • Timing and classification (scratch and by category)
  • Course signage (signposts and staff)
  • Security and first aid services

 

Can I cancel / change my registration ?

Each participant can choose the itinerary that suits him/her best and this choice must be indicated at the time of registration.

The MAXI FLEX option guarantees flexibility in the choice of itinerary at the time of registration. Thanks to this option, participants can, without charge or justification, from the date of registration :

  • Change the route until the morning of the race
  • Transfer the number to another person until the morning of the race
  • Postpone registration for the following year until 31 May 2022

Without the MAXI FLEX option, a fee of CHF 5.00 will be charged for any change (in addition to the price difference between the routes) but no requests will be processed to transfer the race number to a third person or to postpone the registration to next year. Without the MAXI FLEX option, the registration fee will not be refunded, and the welcome pack will not be sent. Any request made after the day of the race will not be processed.

Any registration considered valid for the following year is strictly personal and cannot be transferred to a third party. If the person cannot participate a second time, the registration fee will be lost.

 

Is a medical certificate or licence required to run the race ?

No, a licence and/or medical certificate is not compulsory to participate in cyclosportives in Switzerland. However, the organisation strongly recommends that participants consult a doctor to confirm their ability to perform this type of effort.

 

How can I be sure that I am registered ?

Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You can also retrieve your registration by logging into your MSO Chrono account.

 

I have received a discount or free code, where do I enter it ?

When you register on the MSO Chrono website, an input field will open under the category of your choice (once the category has been selected). This is where you will enter the free or discount code. You can then check the validity of your code. If the code is valid, it will subtract the voucher amount from your bill.

Bibs

Where and when can I pick up my bib ?

  • Friday 3 June: from 16:00 to 20:00 at the Welcome Village in Martigny (Roman amphitheatre, rue d'Oche 10)
  • Saturday 4 June :
  • Marathon: from 6:30 am starting in Sion (Place de la Planta)
  • Half marathon: from 8.00 am onwards, starting in Saxon (Salle polyvalente)
  • 10 km: from 9:30 am onwards, starting in Fully (Charnot football stadium)

 

What documents are needed and who can collect the numbers ?

Each participant must collect his/her number in person. In exceptional cases and if the registration is complete, the group leader (club president) or a colleague may collect the number by presenting :

  • the registration confirmation letter
  • a copy of the identity card of the person concerned

 

When are bib numbers given out ?

The race numbers will be communicated a few days before the event, so that we can allocate them according to the sporting criteria given to us. Your personal number will be available a few days before the event on your MSO Chrono account.

COVID-19

Will the covid pass be mandatory ?

Following government announcements, the use of the "Covid certificate" remains mandatory for outdoor events with more than 1,000 people.
Therefore, when participating in the Marathon des terroirs du Valais, you will have to present a valid health pass.

Accompanying persons are allowed in the Welcome Village, as well as in the Finishers Village if they are also in possession of a COVID 19 certificate which they will have to present at the access control point.

The conditions may be subject to change, depending on government regulations, we will keep you informed.

 

If my country closes its borders with Switzerland, am I entitled to a refund ?

Unfortunately, no. As stated in the rules of the event, "A number being allocated and reserved, no refund will be made in the event of absence, withdrawal of the participant, postponement or cancellation of the event, for whatever reason"

 

If I test positive for COVID-19 on the day of the Marathon des terroirs du Valais, am I entitled to a refund ?

Unfortunately, no. As stated in the rules of the event, "A number being allocated and reserved, no refund will be made in the event of absence, withdrawal of the participant, postponement or cancellation of the event, for whatever reason"

Does the Maxi-Flex option support a positive COVID-19 test ?

No, it does allow you to transfer your number to a third party until the morning of the race or to postpone your registration to the following year until 31 May 2022.

Start & Finish

Where and when does the departure take place ?

  • Marathon start: 7:30 am in Sion
  • Half marathon start: 9:00 am in Saxon
  • 10km start: 10:30 am in Fully
  • Mini-Minirathons / Semi-Minirathons: from 5pm in Martigny

The exact departure times by starting area will be communicated later.

 

Where is the finish line ?

The finish of all the routes will be in the Roman amphitheatre in Martigny.

I want to do the race with a friend but we are not in the same starting group what can I do ?

To ensure that you are in the same starting group, you must select the same race time when you register.

 

Will there be different starting groups and how are the starting areas defined ?

The groups will be defined according to the estimated sports performances. The number of starting areas and start times will be announced later.

D-Day

Is it possible to leave a personal bag and pick it up after the race in Martigny ?

You can drop your bag off at the departure point in Sion, Saxon or Fully and it will then be taken to the Martigny ice rink.

 

Are there changing rooms/showers ?

Yes, at the Martigny ice rink.

 

Is it possible to eat on the course ?

Of course, everything will be there to help you cross the finish line in the best conditions !

There are two types of races:

  • Festive : with about fifteen tasting stations (local products)
  • Sporting : with refreshment stations every 5km (gels, bananas, oranges and isotonic drinks)

 

Are there pacemakers to help me achieve my goals ?

  • For the marathon: 3h00, 3h30, 4h00, 4h30, 5h00
  • For the half marathon: 1h30, 1h45, 2h00, 2h15, 2h30, 2h45, 3h00
  • For the 10km: 40min, 50min, 1h00, 1h10, 1h20, 1h30, 1h40, 1h50, 2h00

 

Are there any time limits or time barriers ?

Yes, for safety reasons, riders must comply with the neutralisation times. These time limits correspond to the times from which it will no longer be possible to continue the race from the checkpoint concerned. Failure to pass the checkpoints before the times defined below will result in the participant being disqualified from the race and will not be included in the event classification.

Time barriers :

  • Ardon (Pitteloud Fruit): 09:35
  • Chamoson (La Potagère): 10.30 am
  • Riddes (Maison de commune): 11.10am
  • Saillon (Bains de Saillon): 11:45 am
  • Martigny (Amphitheatre): 15:00

 

Where can I consult the rules ?

Find the rules here.

After the race

When and where can I see my results ?

Your results will be available on MSO on the day of the event.

There will also be a live feed for your friends and family.

 

Are there any rankings ?

Yes the categories are as follows :

Sports Marathon

  • Men's Scratch
  • Men H18: 18 to 29 years old
  • Men H30: 30 to 39 years old
  • Men H40: 40 to 49 years old
  • Men H50: from 50 to 59 years old
  • Men H60: from 60 years old
  • Women Scratch
  • Women F18: from 18 to 29 years old
  • Women F30: from 30 to 39 years old
  • Women F40: from 40 to 49 years old
  • Women F50: from 50 to 59 years old
  • Women F60: from 60 years old
  • Mixed Scratch Team
  • Ekiden Relay Mixed Scratch

Festive Marathon : only in alphabetical order

Half Marathon Sport

  • Men's Scratch
  • Men H18: 18 to 29 years old
  • Men H30: 30 to 39 years old
  • Men H40: 40 to 49 years old
  • Men H50: from 50 to 59 years old
  • Men H60: from 60 years old
  • Women Scratch
  • Women F18: from 18 to 29 years old
  • Women F30: from 30 to 39 years old
  • Women F40: from 40 to 49 years old
  • Women F50: from 50 to 59 years old
  • Women F60: from 60 years old
  • Mixed Scratch Team

Festive Half Marathon : only in alphabetical order

10KM sport

  • Men's Scratch
  • Men H18: 18 to 29 years old
  • Men H18: 18 to 29 years old
  • Men H40: 40 to 49 years old
  • Men H50: from 50 to 59 years old
  • Men H60: from 60 years old
  • Women Scratch
  • Women F18: from 18 to 29 years old
  • Women F30: from 30 to 39 years old
  • Women F40: from 40 to 49 years old
  • Women F50: from 50 to 59 years old
  • Women F60: from 60 years old
  • Team Mixed Scratch

10km festive : only in alphabetical order

Mixed Festive Team : prize offered to the 3 teams elected by the jury according to the most beautiful disguises, the number of participants and the courses run.

 

Where can I get my medal ?

The finisher medal will be handed over at the finish. As soon as you arrive, you will be able to congratulate yourself, because yes, you did it!

 

Where can I view my photos ?

You can order your photos directly on our partner's page www.sportograf.com. Please note that you can benefit from a preferential rate by pre-ordering your photos when you register.

Supporters

Can my supporters come on the whole course ?

Yes, it is possible to come and encourage the runners on the course. Please note that the roads are closed and access is recommended by gentle mobility (train, bike, scooters, etc.).

Can my accompanying persons come to the start and/or finish of the race ?

The current sanitary conditions require a health pass to access the departures and arrivals. Depending on the evolution of sanitary conditions, this may change.

Volunteers

How can I volunteer on the MTV

The Marathon des terroirs du Valais BCVs is above all a unique adventure that is lived through the smiles of the volunteers!

A great atmosphere and of course gifts and a dinner will be offered to thank you for your commitment.

Contact

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Do not hesitate to contact us via  info@rd-cycling.com

For any question about registration, please write to  support@mso-chrono.ch 

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