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Our environmental commitment

Sense of responsibility, commitment to the environment and sustainability are issues that also at sporting events such as the Swiss City Marathon - are becoming increasingly important. Therefore, the commitment to the environment also takes position in an increasingly economized and rationalized society.
The SwissCityMarathon is acting based on his concept of sustainable development (only available in german).

Our principles

The SwissCityMarathon association feels obliged to give at this major event the largest environmental significance. Negative effects on the environment are hardly avoidable in such a big event. With appropriate measures, the effects can be minimized.

The association has set itself the aim of implementing a sustainable Marathon. This means that the three dimensions environment, society and economy are considered equivalent. This points to the present environmental policy, such as the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne can be performed as an environmentally friendly event. In particular, unnecessary emissions as waste, noise, water and air pollution be avoided whenever possible, without neglecting the social and economic aspects. Appropriate organization and information is environmentally friendly actions simplify (and offers no prohibitions). The induced costs should be portable.

The precautionary principle is paramount in planning and implementation. The environment is seen as a cross-cutting issue and concerns all ministries. For the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne possible businesses in the region are considered. Cooperation with the specialized agencies of the public sector is self-evident. The measures for the environmentally friendly implementation of the marathon part of the PR. They are communicated accordingly and serve to promote environmental awareness positive.


Based on these principles the following priority areas of the environmentally sensitive and sustainable business were the environmental concept for the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne:

  • An environmental officer ensures that the environmental measures are in an early stage in the planning of and implemented.
  • Public transports and combined transport mobilities are preferred. When motorized transport, a high utilization rate is desired and it is kept away from the center.
  • Waste is avoided in the first place, separated by at least reduced and safely.
  • If it is possible, existing infrastructure will be used.
  • Energy consumption is kept low and covered by renewable energies.
  • Seasonal and regional products and companies (with label) are given preferential treatment.
  • The cooperation with the authorities is strengthened and compensation measures are backed up.
  • We will communicate the environmental measures actively and environmental conduct is sensitized.
  • We will controlle the life cycle assessment of SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne and we will optimise our concept for the future.