Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne? Below you will find the most important answers and links!

General information


  • Where can I register?

    All information regarding the registration you can find here.

    Here the direct link to the online registration.

  • How do I know if I am registered?

    When you register via Datasport, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

    If you find your name on the starting list, your registered.
    Attention: The start list is NOT updated daily.

  • Until when can I register?

    The online registration is possible until 23.10.2019 at the latest, if the participant limit is not reached.

    More about the registration here.

  • How much is the registration fee?

    Registration until 27.09.2019 CHF 120.00
    Registration until 23.10.2019 CHF 140.00

    Half marathon
    Registration until 27.09.2019 CHF 70.00
    Registration until 23.10.2019 CHF 90.00

    Registration until 27.09.2019 CHF 140.00*
    Registration until 23.10.2019 CHF 160.00*
    *for both participants

    Registration until 27.09.2019 CHF 45.00
    Registration until 23.10.2019 CHF 55.00

    10KM for UNICEF
    Registration until 27.09.2019 CHF 65.00
    Registration until 23.10.2019 CHF 75.00


    Benefit from a cheaper entry fee if you register in time!

  • What do I do if I unsubscribe or upgrade or downgrade?

    If you cancel your registration before 27 September 2019, by E-Mail to our office, you will be issued a personal and non-transferable free start for 2020. There is no right to a refund of the entry fee.

    Participants who have registered for the marathon by 30 August can have themselves converted to the half marathon by sending an E-Mail to the office by 24 October. On the 25th and 26th of October, it will be possible to change the race numbers at the "Trouble Desk" at the Expo (race number distribution in hotel Schweizerhof). On the race day (27 October), no further redistribution is possible. A refund or credit of the overpaid registration fee is excluded!

  • Why do I not have to enter my expected running time when registering?

    There is no need to enter your expected running time when registering.

    Choose your starting block on race day with the corresponding running time and stand in the marked blocks independently.

    In the marathon and half marathon you have Pacemakers at your disposal who stand in the marked blocks.
    More about the Pacemakers here.


Arrival and Travel

  • How do I get there?

    Arrival at the SwissCityMarathon by public transport is highly recommended! The organiser does not offer parking space for private vehicles.

    The SBB and the Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern (vbl) as partner of the SwissCityMarathon bring participants and visitors safely and comfortably to the start and finish areas and to the running course.

    Everything you need to know to get to Lucerne and the SwissCityMarathon you can found here.


  • What is the Swiss Runners Ticket?

    The Swiss Runners Ticket is your ticket for free travel by public transport from the swiss boarder to Lucerne.

    All about the Swiss Runners Ticket 


  • Wie profitiere ich vom Swiss Runners Ticket?

    All participants benefit from free public transport (2nd class) from their place of residence within switzerland, the airport or the swiss border to the venue and back via the GA area routes. 

    Approximately 10 days before the event, registered runners will receive the official starting card with two personal promocodes by e-mail. On the SBB website you can buy one ticket for arriving and one for returning.

    More about the Swiss Runners Ticket here.

  • How do I buy the Swiss Runners Ticket?

    Buy the Swiss Runners Ticket

    Video and guidelines

Starting documents and race number

  • How do I get my race number?

    The race number will NOT be sent, but must be collected on Friday or Saturday at the Expo (@ Schweizerhof Luzern) or on Sunday before the race at the race number distribution in the Swiss Museum of Transport or for the 10KM race in Horw.

    Race numbers do NOT have to be collected personally. The race number will be given to you at the race number distribution upon presentation of the registration/payment confirmation or the start card, which will be sent to you by e-mail mid-October.


  • When do I get the starting documents?

    The starting document will be sent to you by e-mail mid-October.

    You will need the starting document to pick up your race number. The documents can be conveniently presented on your smartphone or tablet there's no need to print it out. 

    The start card also contains the codes for buying the Swiss Runners Ticket.

Nutrition and course map

Finish area

  • When is the finish closing time?

    Finish closing time is at 12.15 pm for half marathon runners

    Finish closing time is at 3.00 pm for marathon, DuoMarathon and 10K runners.

    Runners who do not cross the finish line within the time limit will not be classified. Marathon runners who pass the turning point after 12am have to cross the finish line and end the race at halfmarathon distance. They will be listet at the end of the halfmarathon ranking with their finished time. The end of the official competition is determined by the follow-up vehicle, which is passing the kilometers on time, so that it arrives at the finish within the set time limit. Overtaken runners have to end the race and are no longer part of the official competition.

  • Is there a victory ceremony?

    Half marathon: 11:20 am (finish arena Swiss Museum of Transport)

    Marathon: 12.30 pm (finish arena Swiss Museum of Transport)

    10K: 2:15 pm Uhr (finish arena Swiss Museum of Transport)

    Only overall winners will be awarded on stage.
    All other prizes will be sent by post after the event.

    Category winners receive a free starting place for the next year, 2nd placed a 50% voucher and 3rd placed a 30% voucher.

    The award ceremonies will take place in the finish area, please note the speaker announcements.

Changing roooms/baggage transport/ Lost & Found

  • Is there a baggage claim?

    Marathon/DuoMarathon/Half Marathon
    For the marathon, DuoMarathon and half marathon participants there are changing rooms and valuables depots in the Würzenbachschulhaus (men) and in the Sportcenter Smash (women).
    More about the changing rooms here.

    10KM participants can drop off their luggage at the start in Horw. The bags will then be transported to the changingrooms in the finish area.

    More about luggage transport here.


  • Is there a lost and found office?

    During the event, the lost and found office will be located at the official information stands of the SwissCityMarathon: Bahnhofplatz Lucerne; Horw Gemeindehausplatz; finish area Swiss Museeum of Transport.

    After the event, the objects found will be at the SwissCityMarathon office, Würzenbachstrasse 13, 6006 Lucerne.



    There's a lot going on in Lucerne.

    You can find out more about the program for the Marathon weekend here.


  • Where does the "Pasta- and Rösti fun" happen?

    The "Pasta and Rösti fun" takes place at the Expo in the Schweizerhof Lucerne. Participants of the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne will receive a portion of pasta or roastli with their vouchers free of charge.

    Opening hours Expo and Pasta Party at the Hotel Schweizerhof
    Friday, 25.10.2019: 4.00 - 8.00pm
    Saturday, 26.10.2019: 10am - 5pm

    On Sunday, 27.10.2019 there will be no Pasta Party.

Still questions?

Contact our head office +41 (0)41 375 03 30