10K for UNICEF

The 10K for UNICEF at the SwissCityMarathon in Lucerne is the optimal distance for fun-runners and beginners. Officially measured and equipped with numerous highlights, the 10K course offers an unforgettable experience! At the same time you can do something good with your run!

Runners of the 10K for UNICEF can register in a separate starting block.

CHF 30.00 of your paid registration fee will go directly to UNICEF Switzerland.

Lucerne, October 31th 2021

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SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne 10K Finisher-Geschenk


The 10KM and 10KM for UNICEF runners will receive their finisher gift directly after finishing at the Swiss Museeum of Transport, Lucerne.

SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne digitaler Startsack

DIGITAL Starterbag

The digital starterbag offers you informations, exciting promotions and great competitions in the form of so-called "coupons" (vouchers).

You will receive your personal access to the digital starterbag by mail.

Digital starterbag

All information about the 10K for UNICEF

  • Categories 10K for UNICEF

    A start at the 10K for UNICEF is possible from the age of 14. Following you can find an overview of the categories.
    In the category without ranking your time is measured, but the list in the ranking list is alphabetical.

    Age Years 2021 Categories women Categories men
    14 and older 2007 and older 94: Frauen 93: Männer
  • Starting time 10K for UNICEF
    Block Nr. Starting time Run type
    12 1.20 pm 10K for UNICEF (without ranking)
  • Registration fee 10K for UNICEF
    Until 30.09.2021 From 01.10.2020
    CHF 68.00 CHF 78.00

    Option for the medal in the 10K + CHF 5.00
    The additional costs for registrations with payment by invoice is CHF 2.00 per registration. 

    CHF 30 of your paid entry fee will go directly to UNICEF Switzerland.

  • This is included in the registration fee
    • Free public transport within Switzerland (Swiss Runners Ticket)!
    • Free shuttle boat to the start and finish area for runners and spectators
    • Start permission, personalised race number & acces to the digital starterbag
    • Time measurement, time datachip, ranking list online
    • Nutrition stations along the course
    • First aid
    • Warm showers
    • Wardrobe and valuables depot
    • Free clothes transport from start (Horw) to the finish area (Swiss Museum of Transport)
    • Pacemaker
    • Finisher gift of high quality
    • Free sms-service, free personal certificate download
    • One portion of pasta or classic swiss "rösti" at the expo in the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern
    • Free admission at the "Swiss Museum of Transport" on marathon day


    *(Subject to change)

    The association "SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne" voluntarily opted for the VAT. The association is registered with the number CHE-112.487.804 VAT. The entry fees include the VAT of 2.5%.


  • Starting documents and race number

    You will receive your race number at the race number distribution (expo) upon presentation of the registration/payment confirmation or the start card, which you will receive by e-mail in mid-October. The race number distribution and Marathon Expo at the Hotel Schweizerhof will only take place on Friday and Saturday. Please allow enough time for picking up your race number. A collection on Friday or Saturday is strongly recommended.

    On Sunday race number can be picked up before the race at the starting area in Horw.

    Important : The registration confirmation or start card can be shown on the smartphone or tablet in a digital way. A printout of the start card is not necessary. Together we can avoid over 20,000 printouts and make a further, ecologically valuable contribution.

    The start numbers are not sent by post you need to pick them up personally.

  • Opening hours of race number distribution

    Friday, 29.10.2021: 4.00 – 8.00 pm   @ Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern
    Saturday, 30.10.2021: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm   @ Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern
    Sunday, 31.10.2021:  9.30 am – 12.30 pm   @ Horw (only 10K and 10K for UNICEF)

  • Start and finish

    The start of the 10K for UNICEF is located in the centre of Horw on the Ringstrasse. The start takes place at 1.20 pm. For the exact start times see start times above.

    The finish is in the Swiss Museum of Transport (Lidostrasse 5, 6006 Lucerne).

  • Finish closing time

    Finish closing time for 10K for UNICEF runners ist 3.00 pm.

    Runners who do not cross the finish line within the time limit will not be classified. The end of the official competition is determined by the follow-up vehicle, which is passing the kilometers on time, so that it arrives at the finish within the set time limit. Overtaken runners have to end the race and are no longer part of the official competition.

  • Time measurement

    The chip for the time measurement is integrated in your bib. The time chip don't have to be returned at the end of the race. The race number must be worn visibly and unfolded on the front. 

  • Bag transport

    One bag per 10k participant can be dropped at a special desk at the changing rooms in Horw. Please use the voucher attached to your start number to mark your bag independantly. The bags will be transported to the changing rooms near the finish area in Lucerne. The changing rooms are located either for women at the Sportcenter Würzenbach or for men at the School Würzenbach. To get back your bag at the Sportcenter (women) or School (men) you have to show your start number.

    Bag drop: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm, changing rooms Horw
    Bag return: from 2.00 pm, changing rooms Würzenbach

  • Security Instructions

    Instructions given by the race course personnel must be followed. Private escort of runners by all type of vehicles, especially by bicycles or inline skates, is not allowed. Also to run with a dog, a pram, etc. is not permitted. A general ban on driving applies to the whole race course except for the official vehicles of the organisers. Any short cut from the race path and other illegal aids are forbidden.

    Participation in a wheelchair is not possible because of security reasons. The technical directors of the organising committee will make final decisions for disqualifications.

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The start of the 10K is in the centre of Horw on Ringstrasse. After a starting loop, the run leads through the middle of the festival and cheering zone from Horw towards Lucerne. On the way there, the route leads through the modern soccer stadium of FC Lucerne - a few metres from the players' benches. Who knows, maybe you will discover yourself live on the big screen in the stadium. The next highlight is already waiting: the Culture & Congress-Center Lucerne (KKL). Finally, the course leads through Lucerne's picturesque old town to the finish arena in the Swiss Museum of Transport.

Course map 10K