On Saturday, as always, the start will be in Gondo, but for once the finish will not be in Ried-Brig but in the centre of Brig. For the anniversary, the runners will run through the Stockalperhof after crossing the Saltina Gorge and will be welcomed in the town square of Brig.
To commemorate 14 October 2000, when a huge landslide buried the small village of Gondo on the Simplon Pass and 13 people lost their lives, the international Gondo Marathon has been held every year since 2002 on the first weekend in August. It is a two-day race over a total distance of 84 km and 4200 metres of altitude. There is also a mountain marathon over the marathon distance and a 28 km race. The Gondo Marathon is a family trail race away from the big crowds with a lot of heart and soul among the runners and helpers!