This year, UNICEF is a partner of the SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne for the first time. 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 funds raised will be used to help children. The project to be supported this year is currently being evaluated and published after the decision has been made.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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