Quality and Memberships

As a marathon organizer and the largest half marathon in Switzerland, the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne is a member of numerous running organizations and have been awarded with renowned certificates.

AIMS Green Award 2018

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.

5-star certificate as a quality road race

The European Athletics Federation honors 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:

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.

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Swiss Runners

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

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German Road Races (GRR)

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.

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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. 

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Nachhaltige und saubere Veranstaltung

The SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne is committed to a sustainable and clean event.
Here you can find our event profile:

Event profile SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne

Series and championships


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

  • More about the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings

    And that's how it works:
    The qualification time for the ABBOTTWMM WANDA AGE GROUP WORLD RANKING for the SERIES XIII runs from 13 October 2019 - 11 October 2020 (AbbottWMM Series XIII).

    Participants will have one year to run two qualifying times to win a place at the 2021 AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships.

    The Chicago Marathon marks the start and finish of qualifying for the second year of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings. The World Championships will be held in 2021 and the venue will be announced in 2019.

    Participants in an AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking will receive points by age, time and gender for the following age groups for men and women: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

    The distribution of the selected marathon events across the world that are part of the AbbottWMM Wanda Agre Group World Rankings creates for runners, a global series that gives them the opportunity to be part of a new era of age group marathons.

    Tim Hadzima, Managing Director of Abbott World Marathon Majors, said:

    "We are very pleased with the response to the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings of marathon races around the world. More than 125,000 runners aged 40 and over participate in the AbbottWMM races each year, and this new system will allow even more runners to become part of the AbbottWMM family. Our system gives runners the opportunity to run on a truly global stage around the world and in the entire calendar. We want to give them the chance to find recognition like never before.

    We are proud to be working with all our partners to take the age group marathon to the next level and showcase the achievements of these everyday champions."

    More information about the scoringsystem and the worldranking you find on www.abbottwmm.com.