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Quality and Memberships

SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne wins the Sustainability Award!

The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) has rewarded the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne with the AIMS Green Award 2018.

The award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in sustainability, was presented at the sixth annual AIMS "Best Marathon Runner" (BMR) Awards Gala, which took place in November 2018 in the birthplace of the marathon in Athens, Greece.

The International Association of Marathon Runs AIMS assesses the candidates for the Green Award against various criteria such as the promotion of environmentally friendly practices, the involvement of volunteers in project success or the ability to educate young generations about the benefits of sport and environmental protection. 

The aim of the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne is to organise a sustainable event that can continue in the future. This means that the three dimensions of society, economy and environment in which the SwissCityMarathon takes place are taken into account.

Click here to read the media release about the AIMS Green Award 2018.


SwissCityMarathon awarded with highest quality standard

The European Athletics Federation honours the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne with the 5-star certificate as a quality road race.

As part of the "Running 4 all" brand, the European Federation applies official safety and quality standards for running events, which can be used to assess and compare the quality of running events for participants and organisers. In this evaluation, the SwissCityMarathon receives the highest award of 5 out of 5 stars, thus guaranteeing the runners a comprehensive level of safety and a high quality service.


Significant memberships

Satisfaction of guests and sustainability combined in a popular sports event is our goal. That is why we maintain active membership and partnerships and constantly optimize our processes and procedures.

The SwissCityMarathon is a member and partner of the following organisations:

The SwissCityMarathon is a member of Swiss Athletics.
Swiss Athletics is the professional association for athletics in Switzerland. Its headquarters are located in the Haus des Sports in Ittigen b. Bern. Swiss Athletics promotes top-class sport and young talent and supports the development of the general public. Find out more here.


The Swiss Runners, is an association of the most important running competitions in Switzerland. All members take part with their event in the SwissRunners Ticket, i.e. free travel of runners within Switzerland to the competitions. Find out more here.

German Road Races (GRR) is an interest group of large running events. Its members are many organisers of marathon and road races held in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey and the Czech Republic. Learn more about the German Road Races here.

The AIMS Association of International Marathon and Distance Races, to which the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne belongs, is the international association of all marathon and long-distance races worldwide. Find out more here.

The SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne is committed to a sustainable and clean event. Here you can find our event profile: Event profile SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne. Find out more about sustainable events here.

Series and championships

The SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne is the only marathon in Switzerland that is part of the ABOTT WORLD MARATHON MAJOURS WANDA AGE GROUP WORLD RANKINGS.

Find out more about the ABBOTT WORLD MARATHON MAJOURS series here.