Run for children who have fled their homes

Children who have fled their homes live with us and among us – but they are scarcely visible. These children need moments of carefree joy and places where they can feel safe so they can process what they have experienced. Together with The Human Safety Net Switzerland, you can help create these moments and turn your run into a #RunForRefugees.

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CityRun 10K for Refugees

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The project – a place for children who have fled their homes

Your donation lets The Human Safety Net Switzerland take children who have fled their home to visit the MegaMarie play area and recreation centre in Zurich once a week. Far removed from their refugee housing, they can unleash their creativity without worry, talk to each other and simply be children, supervised by pedagogical experts and psychologists. These visits bring colour and variety to their everyday lives – and enable the children to process what they have experienced. Parents get to consult the professional staff at the family centres and receive professional support in parenting issues.

MegaMarie is a project initiated by the “Marie Meierhofer Institut für das Kind” (MMI). With its space for play and interaction, the MMI is testing both new and proven forms of play and learning. The knowledge gained is used to be applied in family centres all over Switzerland.

CityRun for Refugees

The CityRun 10KM is at the center of the fundraising campaign. Runners can register in this special category - the "CityRun 10KM for Refugees". There is no ranking in this category - the times will be listed alphabetically.

CHF 30 of the entry fee will go directly to The Human Safety Net Switzerland to support this year's project.

About The Human Safety Net Switzerland

The Human Safety Net Switzerland, Generali Switzerland’s foundation, supports refugees and disadvantaged families in Switzerland, paying particular attention to young children. Children need a stimulating environment and loving support in order to undergo positive development. Parents and caregivers play a key role here. The Human Safety Net Switzerland offers guidance in this respect, starting with early childhood education. Early childhood education also plays a crucial role in preventing poverty, because the lessons children learn in their first few years stay with them for life. Our goal is to support family centres in Switzerland in building up a range of professional services for disadvantaged families and children who have fled their homes.

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Further donation possibilities

  • Donation at the online registration

    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, CHF 20, CHF 50, CHF 100 to The Human Safety Net Switzerland during the registration process.

  • Classic - Donations to donation account

    Everyone can also make a classic donation: By paying any amount of money into our donation account.

    Bank: Valiant Bank Luzern
    Account owner: Verein SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne, 6006 Luzern
    IBAN: CH37 0630 0016 9636 7140 8
    BC-Nummer: 6300
    SWIFT-Adresse: VABECH22XXX
    Remark: Spende


Former supported projects

2020 & 2021: UNICEF "Kangaroo Mother Care in Nepal"
2019: UNICEF "Support of babies and their mothers in Tajikistan"
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

The SwissCityMarathon thanks everyone for their valuable commitment and donation.