You want to complete a competition over five kilometers?

Absolutely no problem in Switzerland. Because every year there are almost 100 different events with a race over the 5 kilometer distance.

Why you should run a race over the 5 kilometers!

The five kilometers are anything but out, even if marathons, trails and mountain runs attract the running masses. After all, a run over five kilometers has its appeal for almost everyone who enjoys exercise. Beginners can gain their first competitive experience over this distance. After all, successfully completing a five-kilometer course does not necessarily require long and focused training. Almost anyone can run five kilometers at a stretch without training. Of course, the time then plays a subordinate role.

Ideal as a form test

But even for runners with sporting ambitions, a five-kilometer race is definitely an option. A run over this short distance can almost always be scheduled at short notice. The recovery time after the race is relatively short. For each kilometer of competition, you have to reckon with about half a day's rest until complete physical recovery. This means that after a 5-kilometer race you will be fully fit again after two and a half days. This in turn means that the recovery period is much shorter, such as after a half marathon or a marathon.

By the way, the fastest runners in the world cover the five kilometers in around 13 minutes. Ambitious runners can do it in 15 to 16 minutes. Very fast women, on the other hand, easily crack the 20-minute mark. But where in Switzerland can you run the five kilometers?

Our recommendations in Switzerland

You can start the hunt for a personal best time at the Ascona-Locarno Run, for example. At the running event in the canton of Ticino, the 5-kilometer run is held on Saturday evening, before the 10-kilometer run and half marathon follow on Sunday.

Another nice city run is the Mizuno Städtlilauf in Wangen, where you can also choose between the 10-kilometer distance and the 5-kilometer distance. The event is held in June. As early as March, jogging takes place in the middle of nature at the Kerzerslauf. This run serves as an ideal form test for the upcoming season. Almost 10,000 take advantage of this opportunity every year at the traditional event. Over the five kilometers, there is not only a popular run, but also elite runs.

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Towards the end of the year, on the other hand, a trip to Wallisellen is worthwhile. There you have another chance to run a best time at the Walliseller Lauf.

Many women's races

The ladies are completely among themselves at the many women's races, such as in Bern or Basel. At the Basel Women's Run and the Swiss Women's Run in Bern, well over 1,000 women runners compete over the five-kilometer distance.

To the overview of all 5km runs in Switzerland:

All 5 km Races in Switzerland

5 km runs: Dates 2022 in Switzerland: Top-Events

The 20 best 5K Runs in Switzerland

Armband Love Running

Schweizer Frauenlauf Bern

 
5
Icon Date | 09:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Bern
Icon Competitions 10 km / 5 km / 1,6 km / 0,5 km

Kerzerslauf

 
4
Icon Date | 10:53 Uhr
Icon Venue Kerzers
Icon Competitions 15 km (223 Hm) / 10 km (130 Hm) / 5 km (85 Hm) / 1,4 km / 0,3 km

Zürcher Silvesterlauf - Zürich

 
3
Icon Date | 11:10 Uhr
Icon Venue Zürich
Icon Competitions 8,5 km / 6,3 km / 5 km / 2,7 km / 1,5 km

SWITZERLAND MARATHON light

 
8
Icon Date | 09:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Sarnen
Icon Competitions 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 0,4 km

Basler Frauenlauf

 
3
Icon Date | 09:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Basel
Icon Competitions 10 km / 5 km

Herbstlauf Burgdorf

 
1
Icon Date | 13:20 Uhr
Icon Venue Burgdorf
Icon Competitions 16,09 km / 5 km / 2 km / 1 km / 0,5 km

Mizuno Städtlilauf Wangen

 
3
Icon Date | 19:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Wangen an der Aare
Icon Competitions 10 km / 5 km / 2 km / 0,84 km / 0,48 km / 0,24 km

Sempacherseelauf

 
1
Icon Date | 18:05 Uhr
Icon Venue Sursee
Icon Competitions 21,1 km (71 Hm) / 10 km / 5 km

StraLugano

 
2
Icon Date | 20:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Lugano
Icon Competitions 21,098 km / 10 km / 9 km (730 Hm) / 5 km

Glattlauf

 
5
Icon Date | 14:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Zweidlen-Glattfelden
Icon Competitions 10 km / 5 km / 3 km / 1 km

Winterthur Marathon

 
3
Icon Date | 09:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Winterthur
Icon Competitions 42,195 km / 21,097 km / 10 km / 5 km

Ascona-Locarno Run

 
3
Icon Date | 09:10 Uhr
Icon Venue Locarno
Icon Competitions 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 0,6 km

RunningDay Eschenbach

 
4
Icon Date | 14:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Eschenbach
Icon Competitions 10,4 km / 5 km / 1,8 km

Langenthaler Stadtlauf

 
4
Icon Date | 17:45 Uhr
Icon Venue Langenthal
Icon Competitions 7,5 km / 6,25 km / 5 km / 2,5 km / 1,25 km

Walliseller Lauf

 
4
Icon Date | 13:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Wallisellen
Icon Competitions 10 km / 7 km Walking / 5 km / 2 km Schüler / 0,85 km Kinder

Bürenlauf

 
1
Icon Date | 14:20 Uhr
Icon Venue Büren an der Aare
Icon Competitions 11,5 km (160 Hm) / 5 km (100 Hm) / 1,5 km

Rechthaltenlauf

 
2
Icon Date | 16:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Rechthalten
Icon Competitions 11 km / 5 km

City STRONGMAN Baden

 
1
Icon Date | 12:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Baden
Icon Competitions 10 km / 5 km

Züri rännt 2 - 42 km

 
3
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Zürich
Icon Competitions 42,195 km / 30 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2 km

All 5 km Races in Switzerland

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