UNICEF is partner of the SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne. There are a number of different ways in which runners can get involved in support of the United Nations children’s charity.
Spectators are also welcome to support the UNICEF’s aid programme!
The donatitions will be used to help babies and mothers in Tajikistan, where the mortality rate for newborns is high. UNICEF supports health centres in accessing clean water and sanitation to prevent disease transmission and improve care.
At the center of the fundraiser is the 10K run. Runners can register in a separate starting block - the "10K for UNICEF". There is no ranking in this block, the times are listed alphabetically. The entry fee is CHF 65.00 for registrations until 27 September 2019 and CHF 75.00 for registrations until 23 October 2019. Of this amount, CHF 30 will go directly to UNICEF Switzerland.
Another highlight will be the "UNICEF Extra Mile", made possible by the research-based biopharmaceutical company MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme AG, headquartered in Lucerne. As of 2019, MSD will support UNICEF, the Charity Partner at the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne as the Charity Supporting Partner.
All runners who complete their 10, 21 and 42-kilometre distances will be invited to run an Extra Mile for good cause. At least 2'000 runners must run the Extra Mile to achieve CHF 20'000, the amount of donation formulated by MSD.
A total of 50 starting places for the marathon and half-marathon are sold as so-called "charity starting places" (via our head office). These places cost CHF 200 for the marathon and CHF 150 for the half-marathon. This entry fee will be paid in full to UNICEF Switzerland!
Donations to the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne are very easy to make when you register online. Participants have the opportunity to donate CHF 2, CHF 5, CHF 10 or CHF 20 to UNICEF Switzerland during the registration process.
All non-runners can also make a classic donation: By paying any amount of money into our donation account or directly in cash at the event at the UNICEF Switzerland stand.
Spende via Bankeinzahlung
Bank: Valiant Bank AG, 6003 Luzern
Account: Verein SwissCityMarathon, 6006 Luzern
Account number: CH14 0630 0372 3337 4511 3
SWIFT / BIC Adresse: VABECH22XXX
VAT No: CHE-116.268.922 MWST
The SwissCityMarathon thanks everyone for their valuable commitment and donation.
Former supported projects
2018: UNICEF "Hunger crisis in Southern Sudan"
2017: "LZ Weihnachtsaktion" foundation
2016: "Make A Wish" foundation Switzerland
2015: "SOS children's village" foundation Switzerland
2014: "Kind und Familie (KiFa)" foundation Switzerland