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News from SwissCityMarathon


100 days to go!

In the current newsletter we'll tell you what else you'll get in addition to a great experience and a wonderful running course if you register or have already registered for the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne 2019.


The Finisher Gift 2019

Find out more about the finisher gift for 2019 marathon, half marathon and 10K participants here.


What is included in the registration fee?

Find out here what you get by registering for the marathon, half marathon or 10K run in Lucerne!


Digital Goodie-Bag 2019 is online!

Have you already registered for the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne 2019? Then click here or check your e-mails to find out all about the Digital Goodie-Bag 2019.


Training tips for the summer

The hot days in summer invite you to swim in the cool lake - for those of you who still don't want to stop with your running training, we have put together some training tips for the summer!


New Newsletter: A sweet surprise for marathon runners / change in the route 2019

Find out here which sweet surprise awaits you after 42k at the finish line. For 2019 we have adapted the course of the half marathon, marathon and DuoMarathon distance slightly. Find out more in the current newsletter


Change of route for Marathon, Half Marathon and DuoMarathon 2019!

The course of the marathon and half marathon will be changed by more than 1km for the 2019 edition. Find out more here


Bucherer new timing partner

We are happy to have a new timing partner on board, Bucherer Fine Jewellery


Sweet surprise after 42K

Thanks to our cooperation with Bachmann Confiserie, all marathon finishers can expect a sweet surprise at the finishline. After successfully running the 42K the Marathonrunners will receive four Bachmann "Schutzengeli truffles", which will also inspire the runners in the next run.


Benefit from a good offer for selected ASICS products

In cooperation with ASICS, we have compiled selected products for runners and other interested parties of the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne. Find out more here.


SwissCityMarathon weatherman with summer forecast

How will the summer 2019 be? Again so hot and dry? The SwissCityMarathon meteorologist Joachim Schug provides you a forecast.



In the current newsletter we tell you what the new training program «from 0 to 10» contains and, what products our nutrition partner Peak Punk offers you on the course in Lucerne and much more!


May News from Lucerne

You want to take part in the SwissCityMarathon 2019, but the experience is more important to you than the rank? You're wondering what the finister gift is in 2019? Find out more in the current newsletter.


ASICS extends partnership

We are very happy! Since many years we can count on the support of Asics. The cooperation continues!


No pressure for more experience!

You want to take part in the SwissCityMarathon 2019, but the experience is more important to you than the rank? No problem! We also offer the possibility to participate without ranking.


New Finisher Medal with steamship "Stadt Luzern"

The steamship "City of Lucerne" is this year's commemorative medal winner of the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne. The flagship of the Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstättersees (SGV) AG is the largest and most impressive passenger ship on Lake Lucerne.


APRIL News from Lucerne

What is it about the WANDA AGE GROUP WORLD RANKING SERIES and how does it help you to take part in world championships? Where in Europe can you meet us personally?


Meet us at a marathon fair in Europe!

To make the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne better known and to inspire many runners for a start in Lucerne, we are personally present as organizers at various running events in Europe. Find out here where you can meet us!


Spring-News from Lucerne

Why should I run a marathon? What does the Swiss Army have to do with marathons? Read it here


Three more reasons to run a marathon

Why nothing prevents you from doing the 42,195 KM? Find out more here


International Women's Day: Win a DuoMarathon starting place

We have around 4,300 women at the start every year. On the occasion of today's World Women's Day, we're giving away for free two starting places for the DuoMarathon.


New booklet of the SwissCityMarathon 2019 is available

Take a look at the online version of the 2019 booklet or order a print version.


The Swiss Army at the start in Lucerne

The SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne has a special offer for members of the Swiss Armed Forces. Find out more here


5-star certification!

The SwissCityMarathon was once again awarded with the 5 star certification for road races by European Athletics!


Marathon on the to do list ¦ Marathon of the year ¦ sustainable engaged

Why should I finish a marathon? In the first newsletter 2019 we show good reasons why.


Three good reasons to run a marathon

Why should the "kings discipline" marathon also appear on your "to do - list"?


Don't miss any news from the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne!

Subscribe now for our E-Mail newsletter. It will be published about once a month and informs you about all activities and news about the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne.


Marathon of the year 2018 - Silver for the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne

In November 2018 the SwissCityMarathon already received the AIMS Green Award for sustainable event management, now the event organiser are pleased about another award.


Swiss Trailrun Pilatus on 22 June 2019

The first "Swiss Trailrun Pilatus" is ready to start. The running event on Lucerne's local mountain is a joint project of PILATUS-BAHNEN AG and the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne. Registrations are possible from next Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 12.00 noon.


Runner’s Survey 2018: We take your feedback seriously

More than 4500 runner’s (45%) answered the questions and provide important guidance for future adjustments.


Happy new year!

The new year has already begun and our preparations for the 13th SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne continue.


Merry Christmas and a good start into the running year 2019!

Our office will be closed for the holidays until 7th of January 2019.


Winner runner survey 2018

Around 4'500 runners participated in this year's runner survey! Thanks for your valuable feedback! The winners of the survey draw have been informed already.


Look back and vote!

What was your personal highlight at the SwissCityMarathon 2018? Take a look back and check out photos and social media post from SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne 2018


SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne is honoured with the AIMS Green Award 2018!

The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) presents the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne with the AIMS Green Award 2018 for outstanding achievements in sustainability at the sixth annual AIMS "Best Marathon Runner" (BMR) Awards Gala in Lucerne, Switzerland, on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the birthplace of the marathon in Athens, Greece.


Aftermovie 2018: Lean Back and Enjoy

More than 10,000 runners finished last sunday our marathon, half marathon or 10K. Watch the Aftermovie here!


SwissCityMarathon 2018 - Results and Impressions

The 12th edition of the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne has been a success. Check here your result and some impressions of the day!


Time change from Saturday to Sunday

We turn the clock back one hour!


Get your bib and visit the expo

Friday 26.10.2018 4pm - 8pm Saturday 27.10.2018 10am – 5pm Location: Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern,


Latest news online!

Discover here the lates infos for your start at the SwissCityMarathon 2018


Online registration closed

Registrations for DuoMarathon and Marathon are now only possible at the Marathon Fair.


10KM sold out!

Now also the 10KM category is sold out, registrations are no longer possible! Online registrations for the Marathon and the DuoMarathon are still possible.


Checklist - so that nothing is forgotten!

Have you thought of everything? Download our checklists here so you can start next Sunday stress-free and leave nothing important at home.


Marathon newspaper as e-paper!

Exciting stories and lots of information: Here is the marathon newspaper as e-paper!


Exchange service is online now

Are you looking for a half marathon starting place, even if its sold out and you want to sell your starting place?


Start card dispatch in progress

During these days all registered participants will receive their personal start card by e-mail.


Get your runner's beer

Enjoy your deserved Eichhof runner's beer after the finish.


11'000 runner bags are packed by social institution

Around 11,000 bags are currently being packed at IG Arbeit in Lucerne. The social institution enables people with a mental or learning disability to participate in the second labour market or promotes reintegration into the first labour market.


Huge rush for starting places

The rush for starting places at the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne 2018 is big. 10,000 running enthusiasts have already registered so far - there are still places available in all running distances at the moment, but only 500 for the half marathon and 500 for the 10K.


The nutrition plan has arrived!

For your optimal preparation we offer you the food plan 2018 in a clear form!


MSD is Charity Supporting Partner at the Swiss City Marathon Lucerne

MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme AG will support UNICEF, the Charity Partner at the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne as the Charity Supporting Partner with the "Extra Mile".


Run for UNICEF

UNICEF will be a partner of the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne for the first time this year. Runners have various opportunities to become involved in the United Nations Children's Fund as part of their participation.


A suitable distance for everyone!

Along Lake Lucerne, through the football stadium of FC Luzern, the culture and congress center, the beautiful Old Town of Lucerne and the Swiss Museum of Transport: Join the 12th edition!


Charity at SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne: 10KM for UNICEF

UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund and the organizers of the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne enter into a cooperation.


New goodie bag: Registered runners will benefit from end of June

With the new created offer of the digital goodie bag, all registered runners benefit from great offers, information, promotions and competitions around the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne.


No classification - no pressure!

You would like to run your (first) marathon or half-marathon for a long time? But you don't want to feel the pressure of the classification? We'll give you this chance!


Save your place for the official preparation program!

The Luzerner Kantonsspital (LUKS) and the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne offers a series of training and information events so that the runner's are optimally prepared for the race.


Swiss Army will start again in Lucerne

Once again this year, members of the Swiss Army can look forward to participate in the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne. The entry fee of 250 soldiers is partly taken over by the Swiss Army with the aim of promoting the sporting awareness of members of the Swiss Army.


Running training specific for women

The SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne will offer from April 16th a specific running training for women. The so called "RunningLadies" meet every monday morning at 09:00 a.m. on the "Brüelwiese" in Lucerne's Würzenbach Quarter and complete 90 minutes of varied running training under the competent direction of Magi Bänziger and Aline Peer-Stalder.


The new tenders are here!

Fresh from the press: The new invitations to tender for the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne 2018 have arrived and are now available at our office. The invitations to tender will also be sent by post, please contact the office by e-mail.


Ready for "Lozärner Cross #3"

In less than 10 days the iconic "Lucerne Cross" will go into the 3rd round. The question is whether you are ready to meet the challenge?


5-star certifiate!

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


"Marathon of the Year": 6th place in international ranking

A total of almost 11,900 runners took part in the survey for the most popular marathon of the year by Thanks to your votes we made it to the excellent 6th place in the overall ranking and are just behind the Haspa - Hamburger Sparkasse and still ahead of the BERLIN-MARATHON. In the Swiss ranking we are in sensational 2nd place!


12th edition - we are coming!

The new year has already begun and with it our preparations for the 12th edition of the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018 !

The head office will remain closed until January 3, 2018. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a good start into the new (running) year!  


Runner’s Survey: We take your feedback seriously

More than 4800 runner’s (51%) answered the questions and provide important guidance for future adjustments. We take all feedback’s into account and try to draw the right conclusions.


The perfect gift for Christmas: Run SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne!

You are looking for the right gift for your beloved ones for Christmas? How about a voucher to start at the SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne 2018? You will not only be able to suprise your dearest, but also to set a fantastic goal for the new year. All you have to do is to write an email with your request at We are pleased to help you and to send the desired voucher.


Marathon of the year: Please vote!

The time has come: Now you can vote for the best marathon at Marathon4you. We count on your support. Please vote for us!


Halfmarathon runner collects 4600 Swiss Francs for children in hospitals

With the Motto „Tom runs for Kids“ – the halfmarathon runner Thomas Odermatt collected on personal initative 4‘600 Swiss Francs for the foundation Theodora. The supporters donated a fix amount for every kilometer that was ran by Tom.



We wish you all the best, good luck and enjoy it!


10K is sold out!

Short after closing the halfmarathon registration, the 10K is sold out as well! 2000 Runners are registrated. The 10K replaces the former 5-Mile-Run. It will depart at Horw and finishes at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne. But there are still starting places available at the DuoMarathon and Marathon.  


Exchange place is online now

Are you looking for a half marathon starting place, even if its sold out and you want to sell your starting place, due to any reason? For such cases the start number exchange is now online, the advertisement is for free.


Checklists are online now

So that all runners on the 29th of October can be easy on the start and don't forget the train ticket, the shower towel or the mobile phone, are now the checklists online. Be on the safe side and check what has been packed.


Save the date!

"Testrun" with pacemaker! Sunday 1 october. Come and join us! what: "Testrun" with pacemaker where: Swiss Museum of Transport, Lidostrasse, 6006 Lucerne when: 06.30h to 09.00h no registration needed, no changing rooms!


The marathon route from the bird's perspective

The new flight over the marathon rout is online now


Happy New Year

We wish you a happy new year and hope to see you again 29th October in Lucerne!


Register now!

Registration is open!


Change of time

Don't forget to change the time: one hour back!


Get your bib: 06:30 - 08:30 at Swiss Museum of Transport

Get your bib between 06:30 - 08:30 at Swiss Museum of Transport


SwissCityMarathon - App

In the free SwissCityMarathon App, all relevant information for participants and spectators before, during and after the event is summarised in a compact and clear form.


Marathon Expo continues today at 10am

Today the expo will open at 10am in the Hotel Schweizerhof! Looking forward to seeing you there.


Get your bib - Expo opens on Friday at 4pm

From friday 4pm, our expo and race number distribution in the Hotel Schweizerhof is open and ready to hand over your race bib! Registrations for Marathon, DuoMarathon, 5 Mile Run and Maratholio will still be possible.


Marathon Newspaper (german)

Our Marathon - Newspaper is enclosed in todays edition of the local Newspaper "Zentralschweiz am Sonntag" (german only). It's also available as epaper.


entry ticket!

Today we start sending your personal entry ticket by email to your registered adress.


Bibs assigned - Delivery of entry ticket by 20th of october

Bib numbers have been assigen. Look up your number in the starting list and register for our SMS Service by Datasport. Your personal entry card will be delivered via e-mail by 20th of October.


halfmarathon: sold out!

No more registrations possible in the halfmarathon: Sold out! Registrations still possible for marathon, DuoMarathon and 5 Mile Run.


2 months to the start!

2 months to the start . Are you registered ? Do you have your hotel reservation?


Register now!

Over 5000 people are already registered for this years edition. Half of the available places in Halfmarathon are sold. Register now to save your place!



Already today, the Expo is fully booked ! Here are the exhibitors!


Race course through soccer stadium

Exciting news to our 10th anniversary: our race will pass the home stadium of FC Luzern!



Be part of our 10th edition on october 30 2016! Registration is open!


Winter time!

Do not forget to set your clock one hour back!



In the early morning it will be mainly cloudy, but mostly dry. After late morning we can expect variable sunny and cloudy weather. Morning temperatures will be around 9 °C. During the day they will reach a maximum of 15 °C.


Race Number Distribution

Race Number distribution for Marathon, Halfmarathon and Maratholino Luzern is open between 6.30 and 8.30am at the Swiss Museum of Transport. For 5 Mile Run and Maratholino Horw, the distribution point is located in Horw and open between 9.30 and 12.30.


Get you bib today!

Get your bib today! Saturday 24.10.2015: 10.00h - 17.00h Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern


The expo will open today at 4pm

Today at 4pm, our expo will open its doors at the Hotel Schweizerhof! We are looking forward to welcome you!


Halfmarathon sold out!

The half marathon is sold out, registration will not be possible! There is to buy some charity places! In Marathon and 5 Mile Run Registrations are still possible! Run for charity! Your entry fee flows to 100% to SOS Children's Village and you get even a shirt!


Bibs are allocated

Your bib has been allocated! Check it online. From now on you may register for our free SMS Service sponsored by Manor. Stay tuned with our SwissCityMarathon - App, available for Iphone and Android! All links may be found below on our Homepage.


Goal 2015!

Go for a participation in 2015's edition!