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UNICEF is a partner of the SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne. There are a number of different ways in which runners can get involved in support of the United Nations children’s charity. Naturally, the support of non-runners for UNICEF’s aid programme is also warmly welcomed.

The donatitions will be used to help babies and mothers in Tajikistan, where the mortality rate for newborns is high. UNICEF supports health centres in accessing clean water and sanitation to prevent disease transmission and improve care. Find out more here.

10KM run for UNICEF - own starting block!

At the center of the fundraiser is the 10KM run. Runners can register in a separate starting block - the "10KM for UNICEF". There is no ranking in this block, the times are listed alphabetically. The entry fee is CHF 65.00 for registrations until 27 September 2019 and CHF 75.00 for registrations until 23 October 2019. Of this amount, CHF 30 will go directly to UNICEF Switzerland.
The registration for the 10KM run for UNICEF is already running.

"UNICEF Extra Mile"

Another highlight will be the "UNICEF Extra Mile", made possible by the research-based biopharmaceutical company MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme AG, headquartered in Lucerne. As of 2019, MSD will support UNICEF, the Charity Partner at the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne as the Charity Supporting  Partner. All runners who complete their 10, 21 and 42-kilometre distances will be invited to run an Extra Mile for good cause. At least 2'000 runners must run the Extra Mile to achieve CHF 20'000, the amount of donation formulated by MSD

Charity starting place - running for a good cause

A total of 50 starting places for the marathon and half-marathon are sold as so-called "charity starting places" (via the office). These places cost CHF 200 for the marathon and CHF 150 for the half-marathon. This entry fee will be paid in full to UNICEF Switzerland!

Donation at the online registration

Donations to the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne are very easy to make when you register online. Participants have the opportunity to donate CHF 2, CHF 5, CHF 10 or CHF 20 to UNICEF Switzerland during the registration process.

Classic - Donations to donation account or cash

All non-runners can also make a classic donation: By paying any amount of money into our donation account or directly in cash at the event at the UNICEF Switzerland stand.

An overview of the various registration and donation possibilities can be found here.

The SwissCityMarathon thanks all donors for their valuable commitment.

Former supported projects

2018: UNICEF "Hunger crisis in Southern Sudan"

2017: "LZ Weihnachtsaktion" foundation

2016: "Make A Wish" foundation Switzerland

2015: "SOS children's village" foundation Switzerland

2014: "Kind und Familie (KiFa)" foundation Switzerland