CharityRun 10K

The CharityRun 10K is the category at the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne in which you "do good while running"! In addition to the charitable character, the CharityRun 10K also offers you a sporting highlight.

CharityRunners can register in one of the 10K starting blocks from 13:00 to 13:37 - with or without ranking. CHF 30 of the entry fee will go directly to the foundation "The Human Safety Net Switzerland" and this year's project "PAT – Parents as Teachers. A programme to support families in challenging circumstances".

With numerous highlights along and on the course, the CharityRun 10K offers an unforgettable sporting experience with a social impact!

Lucerne, October 27th 2024

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All information about the CharityRun 10K

  • Categories CharityRun 10K 2024

    A start at the CharityRun 10K is possible from the age of 14.
    You will be ranked together with the CityRun 10K. In the category "without ranking" your time is measured, but the the ranking list is alphabetical.

    Age Years 2024 Categories Women Categories Men
    14 – 19 years 2010 – 2005 U20W U20M
    20 – 29 years 2004 – 1995 W20 M20
    30 – 34 years 1994 – 1990 W30 M30
    35 – 39 years 1989 – 1985 W35 M35
    40 – 44 years 1984 – 1980 W40 M40
    45 – 49 years 1979 – 1975 W45 M45
    50 – 54 years 1974 – 1970 W50 M50
    55 – 59 years 1969 – 1965 W55 M55
    60 – 64 years 1964 – 1960 W60 M60
    65 – 69 years 1959 – 1955 W65 M65
    70 – 74 years 1954 – 1950 W70 M70
    75 years and older 1949 and older W75 M75
    without ranking 2010 and older alphabetically listed alphabetically listed
  • Starting time CharityRun 10K

    When registering, you choose an individual start slot according to availability. The starting slots are not divided according to performance. The distribution of runners on the course is even, so that in each start slot are the same conditions. It does not matter for your own performance in which start slot you start. There are no pacemakers in the CharityRun 10K.

    To qualify in the special performance slot (start 12.58 p.m.), proof of an official result in the last three years is required.

    Starting times Limit

    Women < 0:45h
    Men < 0:40h



  • Registration fee CharityRun 10K

    Benefit from a cheaper registration fee if you register in time.


  • This is included in the registration fee
    • Free public transport within Switzerland (thanks to the Swiss Runners Ticket)!
    • Free shuttle boat between Lucerne main station and the start/finish area
    • Start permission; personalised race number & acces to the digital starterbag
    • Time measurement; time chip; online ranking
    • Nutrition stations along the course
    • First aid
    • Warm showers
    • Changing rooms and valuables depot
    • Free bag transport from 10K start (Horw) to the changing rooms near the finish (Swiss Museum of Transport)
    • 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 2.6%.

  • Race number and finisher shirt

    Important: The finisher shirt must be purchased by CityRun 10KM participants in the registration. (Limited number - early registration is worthwhile)

    Pick up Friday / Saturday
    You can pick up your race number and finisher gift at the Marathon Expo in the Hotel Schweizerhof (Schweizerhofquai 3, 6002 Luzern) upon presentation of the "Starterguide" sent to you.

    Alternatively, you can have your race number sent to you by mail (postage only in Switzerland and Liechtenstein). Postal delivery must be selected when registering. The finisher gift can be collected after the finish by handing in the voucher on the start number. Foreign guests can also collect their race number on Sunday morning in Horw (only upon presentation of the "starterguide" and personal ID).

    We recommend that you collect your race number (and finisher gift) on Friday or Saturday at the Marathon Expo.

    Your "starterguide" will be sent to you by e-mail in mid-October. It can be conveniently presented on your smartphone or tablet. A printout is not necessary. Together we can avoid more than 20,000 printouts and make another ecologically valuable contribution.

  • Opening hours of race number distribution

    Friday, 27.10.2023, 16.00 - 20.00 @Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne
    Saturday, 28.10.2023, 10.00 - 17.00 @Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne

    Trouble Desk and collection of race numbers for foreign guests and late entries:
    Sunday 29.10.2023, 11:00h - 13:00h @Start Horw

  • Start and finish

    The start of the CityRun 10K is located in the centre of Horw (Ringstrasse 1, 6048 Horw).

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

  • Finish closing time
    • The finish for all categories is at 3.00 p.m.
    • Runners who reach the finish after this time will not be classified.
    • The end of the official competition is determined by the final vehicle.
    • Runners who are overtaken by the final vehicle after 12.00 a.m. are no longer part of the official competition.

    Maximum running times

    • CityRun 10k: 1h 15min
    • Half marathon 21k: 3h 15min
    • Marathon 42k: 6h 15min
  • 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 net time from crossing the start to the finish line is measured. The race number must be worn visibly and unfolded on the front.

    The ranking of the CharityRun 10K is done together with the CityRun 10K.

  • Changing rooms and bag transport

    One piece of luggage per 10K runner can be handed in at the drop-off station in front of the changing rooms in Horw (Horwerhalle, Allmendstrasse 16A, 6048 Horw). Please attach the luggage tag, which is attached to your race number, to your luggage yourself. The luggage will be taken to the drop-off point near the finish. These are located at the School Würzenbach (Kreuzbuchstrasse 60, 6006 Lucerne) for men and at the Sportcenter Würzenbach (Kreuzbuchstrasse 42, 6006 Lucerne) for women. To get your luggage back, you have to show your race number.

    Luggage drop-off (start): 11.45 a.m. - 1.15 p.m.

    • Changing rooms Horw > Horwerhalle (Allmendstrasse 16A, 6048 Horw)


    Luggage return (finish): from 2.00 p.m.

    • Parking  Brüelstrasse (Kreuzbuchstrasse 53, 6006 Lucerne)
  • Security Instructions

    Instructions given by the race course personnel must be followed. Private escort of runners by all type of vehicles (especially by bicycles, inline skates, e-scooters, etc.) 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. The technical directors of the organising committee will make final decisions for disqualifications.

    Participation with a wheelchair is possible in the new category "Roll&Run". More information under never walk alone

  • How do I get to the start in Horw?

    The best and fastest way is to take the train "S4" or "S5" from Lucerne train station to Horw (journey time: 6min / departure: every 15min). Alternatively, you can also take bus no. 20 from Lucerne station.
    From Horw train station, the chaning rooms and the 10K start are signposted. They can be reached within a few minutes on foot.


    Buy ticket with promo code: SBB.CH/SWISSRUNNERS

Find out more about the charity offer at the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne:



The start of the CharityRun 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


Our courses are officially measured according to the international standards of World Athletics.




Runner Shirt

The Runner Shirt of the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne can be purchased by CityRun participants at registration for CHF 25. (Limited number - it's worth registering early) 

To the size chart


CharityRun participants can buy a Finisher-Medal when they register + CHF 5.-.

SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne digitaler Startsack

DIGITAL Starterbag

The digital goodiebag 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 goodiebag by mail.

Digital Goodiebag

Free travel

Thanks to the SwissRunners-Ticket, you can travel free of charge to the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne by public transport from all over Switzerland.

The code for your SwissRunners-Ticket will be sent to you by e-mail at least 10 days before the event.