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The running calendar Switzerland with over 600 running dates from all over Switzerland is online.

In the running calendar you can find almost every running event from all cantons in Switzerland.

What are the running events in Switzerland?

In Switzerland there are no big city marathons like the Berlin Marathon in Germany, but the choice of famous and beautiful countryside and mountain runs in Switzerland is almost unlimited. Road races over the half marathon distance or even shorter distances are also very popular.

A prime example is the GP of Bern in which more than 30,000 people participate every year. Another classic is the "20 km de Lausanne", a road race over 20 km in which a total of more than 20,000 athletes are active.

The most beautiful mountain marathon in the world

Among the most famous city marathons are the Zurich Marathon and the Lucerne Marathon. Among the ultra runners, the Bieler Lauftage are marked in red in the running calendar. 4,000 take part every year.

The Scenic Trail, the Engadin St. Moritz Ultraks, the Zermatt Marathon and the Swiss Irontrail, for example, are all scenically impressive. Almost every week during the summer months there are attractive and well-known mountain runs in Switzerland. World famous is also the Jungfrau Marathon, which takes place in late summer and is considered by many to be the most beautiful mountain marathon in the world. In its beauty it is not inferior to the Greifenseelauf, which, however, takes place on flatter terrain and is thus also manageable for "non-mountain enthusiasts".

Many more details (incl. photos and videos) about the running events in Switzerland can be found in the running calendar:

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Running competitions 2023 in Switzerland: Top-Events

This overview shows the biggest running events in Switzerland:


Date of the race | 10:53 Uhr
Location of the race Kerzers
Distance of the race 15 km (223 Hm) / 10 km (130 Hm) / 5 km (85 Hm) / 1,4 km / 0,3 km

Zürich Marathon

Date of the race | 08:15 Uhr
Location of the race Zürich
Distance of the race 42,195 km / 21,1 km / 10 km

SOLA Stafette Zürich

Date of the race | 07:30 Uhr
Location of the race Zürich
Distance of the race 113,85 km (2.685 Hm)

Wings for Life World Run Schweiz

Date of the race | 13:00 Uhr
Location of the race Zug
Distance of the race 80 km - 1 km

Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon

Date of the race | 08:30 Uhr
Location of the race Sankt Niklaus
Distance of the race 45,595 km (2.458 Hm) / 42,195 km (1.944 Hm) / 21,2 km (1.850 Hm) / 21,1 km (1.336 Hm)

Ironman Switzerland Thun

Date of the race | 06:50 Uhr
Location of the race Thun
Distance of the race Langdistanz (Long Distance)

Eiger Ultra Trail

Date of the race | 04:00 Uhr
Location of the race Grindelwald
Distance of the race 250 km (20.000 Hm) / 101 km (6.685 Hm) / 51 km / 35 km / 16 km / 0,85 km / 0,35 km


Date of the race | 08:30 Uhr
Location of the race Interlaken
Distance of the race 42,195 km (1953 Hm)

3-Länder-Marathon am Bodensee

Date of the race | 10:30 Uhr
Location of the race Lindau
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10,5 km / 4 km

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