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Mattmark semi-marathon
Mattmark semi-marathon

Mattmark Memorial 1965 semi marathon

09 September 2023

On 9 September 2023 the fifth Mattmark semi marathon takes place. The start is next to the round chirch in Saas-Balen and leads among larch trees to Saas-Grund and Saas-Almagell towards the the hamlet "Zermeiggern". On the historical path you'll get to the dam Mattmark where the most beautiful part awaits you: the last 7 km around the beautiful lake Mattmark.

For those who prefer to take it a little easer it is also possible to only do the lake tour around lake Mattmark or participate at the Nordic Walking / Fun categorie.The kids race will be along the dam.


Program 2023


21.1 km | 810m ascent | 90m descent

The half marathon starts at the round church in Saas-Balen, then leads through magnificent larch forests past Saas-Grund and Almagell to the hamlet of Zermeiggern. On historical paths you reach the dam wall in a pleasant ascent. Finally, the most beautiful part for the runners follows, the 7-kilometre practically flat circuit around the pictorial Mattmark!

Tour data, altitude profile and map

Lake lap

8 km | 100m ascent | 100m descent

The 8 km lake lap offers everything a runner's heart desires: fast, flat passages alternating with rapid, short ascents. Ideal terrain for competition or training. A pleasant round for the connoisseur, but a challenge for the ambitious competitor.

Tour data, altitude profile and map

FUN semi-marathon

For all those who prefer to take it easier.

The starting field may be divided into blocks. Which block you run in depends on the time you entered when you registered. In this case you will be notified by the timekeeper DATASPORT about your block allocation.
Semi-marathon FUN 9.30 a.m.
Sea-Round FUN 10 a.m.
Semi-marathon RUN 10.30 a.m.
Sea-Round 10.30 a.m.

Number distribution

Award ceremony: 2.30 p.m. | village square Saas-Almagell
Date Time Location Run
Friday, 08.09.2023 6.30 - 8 p.m. Gym Saas-Balen Semi-marathon and Lake round
Saturday, 09.09.2023 From 8.30 a.m. Gym Saas-Balen Semi-marathon
Saturday, 09.09.2023 From 9 a.m. Mattmark Dam Lake round

Starting times

Categories Starting time Semi-marathon (21.1 Km) Starting time lake tour (8 Km)
U15   10:30
U25 10:30 10:30
25+ 10:30 10:30
40+ 10:30 10:30
50+ 10:30 10:30
60+ 10:30 10:30
Fun 09:30 10:00

Starting fee calendar

*personalised race number
Category Date Semi-marathon Lake Round
U15     CHF 20.-
Remaining Categories from 10.12.2022 CHF 50.-* CHF 35.-*
  from 01.04.2023 CHF 60.-* CHF 40.-*
  from 26.08.2023 CHF 70.- CHF 45.-


Gerd Zengaffinen
Bidermattenweg 1
CH-3908 Saas-Bidermatten

Tel. +41 78 815 18 11

General Information


Registration open from 10 December 2022 ( 8 a.m.)