all regulations

Last update: February 1, 2023


In addition to the athletic aspects, our events should bring joy and fun to all participants. Behave fairly and respectfully towards other participants, volunteers, spectators, and all other involved people. Please follow the participation and competition rules and also pay attention to the announcements and instructions of the event staff.


    Your health is the most important thing! Only participate in our events if you are well prepared and healthy. If you feel sick and feverish in the days before the run, you should refrain from participating. If you do not feel well during the run (chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, exhaustion, severe pain, etc.), you should interrupt the run and report to the next medical station. Take enough fluids before, during and after the run! People over 35 years of age, as well as runners with a history of heart, circulatory or lung diseases or other risk groups, are recommended to have regular medical check-ups.


    Take the time to familiarize yourself with the event, the locations, the refreshment and medical stations, the schedule, and the route early on. All information and details are available in detail on the event website.


    Take enough time for the journey, changing clothes, and picking up the starting number. Only go to the starting area at the given time.

    At SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne:

    Each participant has been assigned their own starting time. Your start is possible at the earliest from this time. If you are late, you can simply start in a later section. Would you like to run with someone who has been assigned to a different starting slot? No problem – just go together to the starting slot with the later starting time! To ensure the safety of everyone, do not climb over barriers and do not enter the starting area in an unauthorized manner


    The use of headphones is strongly discouraged. If you still choose to wear headphones, please make sure you can hear all announcements and signals, and be aware of your surroundings, including other participants. This will contribute to the safety of all runners! Thank you!


    It is strongly discouraged to use mobile devices for other purposes than tracking your run while participating in the event.


    Do not run in groups of three or more people side by side; large groups can be an obstacle for other runners. Communicate when overtaking other runners and allow others to pass. Never stop abruptly. If you need to tie your shoe laces, please move to the side of the running course. Be careful when spitting or blowing your nose to avoid hitting other participants.


    Please take drinks and refreshments from the farthest point of the table to avoid congestion and keep moving. There are usually several tables with drinks, so you don't have to wait at the first table.


    Please dispose of your waste in the designated containers and do not throw it on the side of the course or in other people's gardens. This will help the volunteers and keep the course and surrounding area clean! Please be aware not to hit other people.


    If you encounter a runner with problems, offer assistance and report the incident to the nearest medical post, a volunteer, or call for emergency services at the number 144.


    Please pay attention to the queues for the mobile toilets. Stand at the back and do not cut through the line. Usually there are more toilets a little further away. Leave the toilet as you would like to find it. Urinating in the wild is impolite and prohibited!


    If you find any item before, during, or after the race, please hand it in at an information booth or the next volunteer. Found items can be picked up at our office after the event. All items will be kept for 30 days and then disposed of if no owner claims them.


    We know that things can happen that prevent you from participating in the race. But we need to know our runners on the course in order to be able to help them if necessary. If someone else is wearing your start number, it makes it harder for us to provide medical assistance. We also do not know who the relatives of that person are when they ask for them. If you run with someone else's start number, we do not know you and you and us will encounter problems. Start number transfer will be punished with disqualification and may be punished with suspension for further events of the SwissCityMarathon.