Official rules - SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne


1. These competition regulations are an integral part of the contract between the organizer and the runner. The competition regulations also apply to the registration of other or additional persons (third parties). The organizer assumes that these third parties have authorized the registering person to register. If under-age runners are registered by third parties, the organizer assumes that the consent of the legal representatives has been obtained.

2. Companies that work for us for the organisation and execution of running events, the processing of registrations (online, offline), the administration of participants' data, collection, time measurement, results service, start number processes, participants' recruitment and information process the data on our behalf and only for our purposes. According to the law, we are obliged to control the data processing by these companies and to oblige them not to process the data for their own purposes or to pass it on to third parties.

3. Depending on which company carries out the timekeeping, all runners must open an account with this company. For data processing regarding accounts, the data protection declarations and general terms and conditions of the respective company (Datasport AG) apply.

Data privacy

4. The use of personal data is regulated in the applicable data protection declaration. The runner undertakes to make the personal data of third parties available to the organizer only if they or their legal representatives know the applicable data protection declaration and they are entitled to do so in accordance with applicable data protection law. The organizer may request the runner at any time to prove the existence of these conditions - in particular the consent of the third parties - within a period of time and may otherwise withdraw from all contracts without further ado.

5. The photos and film recordings made in connection with our running event may be used on TV, the Internet, in our own advertising material, magazines and books without remuneration claims.


6. The event will be held according to the regulations of the Swiss Athletics Association and according to the categories listed in the competition. Anyone who has reached the age stipulated in the call for entries is eligible to enter. The finish line is 12.15 for the half marathon and 15.00 for the marathon and the 10 km run. Runners who reach the finish line after this time will not be ranked. Marathon races that pass the turning point after 12.00 o'clock have to run to the finish and are listed in the ranking with the half marathon time achieved. The end of the official competition is determined by the broom wagon, which is on its way so that it arrives at the finish line at the end of the race. Runners who are overtaken by the broom wagon must hand in the start number and are no longer part of the official competition.

7. The route is measured in accordance with the provisions of AIMS/IAAF.

8. The time is measured by means of a chip integrated in the start number. The start numbers are unfolded, clearly visible to the front, to be worn on the chest.

9. The instructions of the route service must be strictly obeyed. Private escorts of runners with vehicles of any kind, especially bicycles and inline skates, are not permitted. A general driving ban applies to the entire running course. Dogs, prams etc. are not allowed! Abbreviations and other unauthorized aids are prohibited. For safety reasons, participation with a wheelchair is not possible. Disqualifications are finally decided by the technical management of the organising committee.


10. The registration can be done via internet or in written form (incl. payment slip). Foreign participants also have the option of registering using a special registration form. Registrations by phone or e-mail are not accepted. Registrations without receipt of payment within 10 days will not be accepted.

11. The organizer reserves the right to disqualify participants at any time and without refund of the amount of the participant, if they have either provided false information about personal data when registering or if they suspect that they will go to the start after taking unauthorized substances (such as doping).

12. The organizer can set a limit for the number of participants. If this is achieved, registrations received afterwards cannot be taken into consideration. Registrations will be registered after receipt of payment.

13. If a runner does not start due to illness with or without a medical certificate, any claim for reimbursement of the entry fee is void. If the registration is cancelled before the communicated deadline, a personal and non-transferable free start will be issued for the SwissCityMarathon in the following year. Registrations made twice will not be refunded, but entitle to a free start at the SwissCityMarathon in the following year. For a fee of CHF 20 it is possible to transfer the start number to another person. It is not possible to change the distance. Changes will only be made on Friday and Saturday of the competition weekend upon presentation of a registration or payment confirmation at the Trouble Desk at the SwissCityMarathon start number counter. On Sundays no changes are possible!

14. If the run cannot be carried out or can only be partially carried out due to force majeure, extraordinary risks or official orders, there is no claim to reimbursement of the entry fee.


15. Those who feel ill and feverish in the days before the SwissCityMarathon should refrain from participating. It is recommended to drink enough liquid during and after the run. In case of shortness of breath, dizziness, exhaustion, severe pain and the like, the runner should interrupt or give up the run. Event doctors and paramedics can take runners out of the race at any time if health problems are detected. Persons over 35 years of age, as well as runners with a history of heart, circulation or lung diseases or other risk groups are recommended to undergo regular medical examinations.


16. The organizer and his partners assume no liability for risks of runners of all kinds, especially of a health nature. The runner is responsible for appearing at the start in a well-trained and physically healthy state. Insurance is the responsibility of the participant.

17. The organizer declines any liability towards spectators and third parties.

18. The organiser accepts no liability for items stored free of charge.


19. The current Swiss Olympic Doping Statute applies to this competition. Doping controls may be carried out. By participating, runners submit to the anti-doping rules of Swiss Olympic and acknowledge the exclusive competence of the Disciplinary Commission for Doping Cases of Swiss Olympic and the Tribunal Arbitral du Sport in Lausanne to the exclusion of the ordinary courts (see ).


20. The organizer of the SwissCityMarathon is the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne.

21. The place of jurisdiction is Lucerne.

22. The organizer reserves the right to make changes.

Final remark

23. The present version of the competition regulations is an automated translation. The German version is valid. If you have any questions, please contact us: Verein SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne, Würzenbachstrasse 13, 6006 Luzern, Schweiz, Tel: +41 (0)41 375 03 30,