CityRun 10K for Refugees

The CityRun 10KM for Refugees at the SwissCityMarathon in Lucerne is the optimal distance for fun-runners and beginners. The CityRun course offers an unforgettable experience! At the same time you can do something good with your run!

Runners of the CityRun 10KM for Refugees can register in a separate starting block. CHF 30.00 of your paid registration fee will go directly to The Human Safety NetSwitzerland.

Equipped with numerous highlights, the CityRun course offers an unforgettable experience! 

Lucerne, October 29th 2023

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All information about the CityRun 10KM for Refugees

  • Categories CityRun 10KM for Refugees

    A start at the CityRun 10KM for Refugeest 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 2023 Categories women Categories men
    14 and older 2009 and older 92: Frauen 91: Männer
  • Starting time CityRun 10KM for Refugees

    The start time for the CityRun for Refugees is set for 13:37.

  • Registration fee CityRun 10KM for Refugees
    until 31.12. 01.01. until 30.04. 01.05. until 31.07. 01.08. until 30.09. from 01.10.
    CHF 59.00 CHF 64.00 CHF 69.00 CHF 74.00 CHF 84.00

    Option for the medal in the CityRun 10KM for Refugees + CHF 5.00
    CHF 30 of your paid entry fee will go directly to The Human Safety Net

  • 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 / race number and finisher gift

    Pick up Friday / Saturday October
    You can pick up your race number and finisher gift at the Marathon Expo in the Hotel Schweizerhof upon presentation of your registration confirmation or starterguide.

    Alternatively, you can have your race number sent to you by mail (shipping only in Switzerland and Liechtenstein). Foreign guests can also pick up their race number on Sunday morning in Horw (only on presentation of the starterguide). You can then pick up your finisher gift after crossing the finish line by handing in the voucher on your race number. We recommend to pick up the starting documents and the finisher gift already on Friday or Saturday at the Marathon Expo. 

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

  • Start and finish

    The start of the CityRun 10KM for Refugees is located in the centre of Horw on the Ringstrasse. 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 CityRun 10KM for The Human Safety Net 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.

  • Bag transport

    One piece of luggage per 10K runner can be dropped off at a separate drop-off station at the checkrooms in Horw. Please attach the luggage label, which is attached to your race number, to your luggage. The luggage will be taken to the checkrooms at the finish. The checkrooms for the men are located at the parking lot Brüelmoos, for the women at the Sportcenter Würzenbach. To get your luggage back, you have to show your start number.

    Luggage drop-off: 11.15 - 13.00, checkrooms Horw

    Luggage return: from 14.00 h, checkrooms men parking lot Büelmoos / women Sportcenter 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.

  • How do I get to the start in Horw?

    The easiest way is to take the train "S4" or "S5" from Lucerne station to Horw. Alternatively, you can also take bus no. 20 from Lucerne. From Horw station the starting area is signposted and can be reached within a few minutes.


    Buy ticket with promo code: SBB.CH/SWISSRUNNERS

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For CityRun 10KM finishers, a finisher gift is included in the entry fee.

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


The start of the CityRun 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