Half marathon

The half marathon is the most popular distance at the SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne with 7000 runners per year from all over Switzerland and the whole world. This makes the SwissCityMarathon the largest half marathon in Switzerland.

The half marathon in Lucerne always takes place on the last sunday in October.

Lucerne, October 31th 2021

SwissCity Marathon – Lucerne

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Finisher-Shirt 2021


With this year's start package (shipping or pick-up), all half marathon runners will receive the ASICS finisher shirt in advance. The shirt is made of 100% recycled material!

SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne Medaille 2021


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

The Finisher-Medal will be handed over directly after the finish line.

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

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.

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All Information about the half marathon

  • This ist how it works in 2021

    This year it is a bit different. How exactly the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne 2021 will take place you can find here.

  • Categories half marathon

    A start at the half marathon is possible from the age of 16.
    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
    16 – 19 years 2005 – 2002 71: U20W 51: U20M
    20 – 29 years 2001 – 1992 72: W20 52: M20
    30 – 34 years 1991 – 1987 73: W30 53: M30
    35 – 39 years 1986 – 1982 74: W35 54: M35
    40 – 44 years 1981 – 1975 75: W40 55: M40
    45 – 49 years 1976 – 1972 76: W45 56: M45
    50 – 54 years 1971 – 1967 77: W50 57: M50
    55 – 59 years 1966 – 1962 78: W55 58: M55
    60 – 64 years 1961 – 1957 79: W60 59: M60
    65 – 69 years 1956 – 1952 80: W65 60: M65
    70 – 74 years 1951 – 1947 81: W70 61: M70
    75 years and older 1946 and older 82: W75 62: M75
    without ranking 2005 and older 66: alphabetically 66: alphabetically
  • Registration fee half marathon

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

    Registration until 30.09.2021 From 01.10.2021
    CHF 73 CHF 93

    Option for the medal in the half marathon + CHF 5
    The additional costs for registrations with payment by invoice is CHF 2.00 per registration. 

  • 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. 

  • Security Instrucitons

    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.