When the snow melts in spring and releases its grip on the seemingly endless network of hiking trails, paths, and roads in the Engadin, it is the time for runners. Top athletes use the Engadin for altitude training, feel-good joggers experience nature as "enjoyment by the meter," and freedom-loving trail runners leave asphalt and cobblestones far behind - welcome to the runner's paradise!
… man runs," the legendary long-distance runner Emil Zátopek once stated. And here in the Engadin, man even runs into happiness. Trail runners, competitive athletes, and casual joggers - they all find their very own runners' paradise here.
“Pleasure and action make the hours seem short'' was already noted by Shakespeare. Although historians disagree as to whether he was exploring the region in jogging shoes at the time or not, his wise words still hit the mark. Here you will find numerous attractive offers guaranteed to make a runner's heart beat faster.
Run fast. Run slow. Run sad. Run happy. Run uphill. Run downhill. Just run!
… begins with a single step." The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu encourages us with this sentiment, but mountain railroads, buses, and other means of transport will also get you on your way. Browse through our numerous offers here.
… If you want to be beautiful, run. If you want to be smart, run. Running is the best medicine." The ancient Greeks already knew this. We add: If you want to be happy, run in the Engadin.
Running in the company of others and especially at running events is pure motivation for many runners. With a clear goal to reach and a personal challenge to overcome, each training benefits from an additional boost of energy and anticipation. The Engadin offers running events of all kinds for all those who want to enjoy the great outdoors, try out our many varied running routes, and meet international fellow runners from all over the world.
Of course, you could just start running on your own. In the Engadin, the probability that you will find yourself in no time on a 1a trail in the forest, on a river bank, along a lake, or on an alpine path is extremely high. But why not let our running experts inspire you? Their tips for young & old, hobby runners & professionals, short-distance fans & long-distance specialists, can make your running experience even better!