Grisons Marathon

42.1 km
9:00 h
2648 mhd
401 mhd
Graubünden Marathon

Marathon run over the classic distance from Chur via Lenzerheide to the Parpaner Rothorn.

Technique 6/6
Fitness 6/6
Highest Point  2840 m
Lowest Point  591 m
Best Season
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The route from Chur to Lenzerheide is signposted and can be walked all year round. The route from Lenzerheide to the Rothorn can be walked from June.


The start is in Chur on the Quader meadow. From there you take the route through the old town and then turn to the road Chur-Arosa. At the junction “Arosa” continue straight towards Sand. At Sand, the route leaves the asphalt road on a gravel road towards Passugg. In Passugg, the route leads around the building of the drink manufacturer Passugger and leaves the road again on a dirt road. After a climb, you turn onto a wide gravel road. Follow the “Polish” path to Churwalden. You run through the village Churwalden (1’240m asl) past the post office, Coop and after the hotel Hemmi you turn left. Afterwards a longer section starts up to Büel, Foppa. In Foppa (1’753 m asl) turn into the asphalt road direction Parpan. After about 1 km down the road, turn left onto a narrow path towards Mittelberg. At Mittelberg, turn left onto the asphalt road that leads to Parpan. At the first junction in Parpan (1’493m asl), turn right into the main road just before the main road, turn left and then go up the parallel to the Hotel Alpina. After the post office, turn left. After about 15m turn right and after another 10m turn right again. You then turn directly into a narrow path that leads over roots to the Valbellnerhöhe. There you walk past a very small lake and then you run parallel to the road until you reach Canols. On your right, you can see the big lake Heidsee. Cross the main street and walk past the Canols kiosk. After a round around the right side of lake Heidsee you cross the main road at the Rothorn valley station. After the underpass turn right and then walk up the sidewalk and after about 100m cross the side of road and run straight into the forest. After about 1.5 km on a gravel road in the forest you cross a side road and cross the main road at the underpass. After going around the school you leave Lenzerheide (1’478m asl) again at the underpass and after the underpass you turn right towards village centre. After the UBS building turn left and walk up a steep asphalt road. After approximately 100m turn left onto a 1m wide gravel road. After the steep gravel road turn left onto an asphalt road after about 25m turn right. After another 100m turn left and then climb steeply again towards the waterfall. The path up to the waterfall is narrow and is very energy-sapping. When you reach the waterfall, a beautiful trail leads up to the Alp Scharmoin (1’904 m asl) to the Rothorn centre station. From the centre station, about 1km has many steep sections on the gravel road. Then there is a small flat section of about 500m. However, the final ascent starts at 2’266m asl on a route of approx. 2.5 km up to the Rothorn summit 2’861 m asl. Once you are on the summit, you can be proud of what you have done, because you have made the toughest marathon in the world!

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