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Monday, 07. January 2019

Runner’s Survey 2018: We take your feedback seriously

The annual survey on behalf of the SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne was conducted again by the company Amrein & Heller MarktforschungsTreuhand AG. More than 4200 runner’s (45%) answered the questions and provide important guidance for future adjustments.

We take your valuable feedback’s into consideration for the planning of the 2019 edition.

Some results of the survey:

  • The general satisfaction was answered with over 97% good or very good votes.
  • More than 95% of the runners would recommend the SwissCityMarathon to their friends. Many thanks for that!
  • Travel by public transport (bus / train) to the event has increased by a total of 13% since the introduction of the SwissRunners Ticket and is now at already 71%.
  • The frequency of participation in running events is increasing, so that 75% of runners take part in several events per year.
  • The unique atmosphere along the course, thanks to the many spectators and the numerous music formations, is most memorable for the participants.
  • The finish area (e.g. space conditions, catering, toiletts, signalling) can be further optimised.


More findings from the survey:

  • Runners from all 26 cantons of Switzerland and a total of 91 different nations took part in this year's SwissCityMarathon.
  • The proportion of women over the entire event is 37%, while the proportion at the 10KM is over 50%.
  • Already 6% of all participants made use of the possibility to run without ranking.

 We will keep you informed about the concrete adjustments for the upcoming 2019 event.