Since 2016, people with and without disabilities have enthusiastically participated together in the SwissCityMarathon in Lucerne under the motto "never walk alone". The integrative running project has established itself and enjoys great popularity.
When on the last Sunday in October again more than 10,000 runners fill the city of Lucerne and start at the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne, athletes with mental and physical disabilities are also at the start. Year after year, PluSport, with the support of its partners, integrates more than 30 runners with disabilities into the Lucerne running event. The PluSport athletes are accompanied in part and as needed by so-called guides. "Our goal is to enable all interested runners to participate in the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne. For the ambitious athletes we create together with the OC the best possible conditions for a top performance. As with all other participants, the focus is on athletic performance, the shared experience and wonderful emotions," says René Pfister of PluSport Switzerland. Coop and Suva will pay the entry fee for all participants with disabilities and their accompanying persons.
The following running distances are offered:
- CityRun 10KM (start 13:37 in Horw)
- Half marathon 21KM (start between 10:00 - 12:00 in Lucerne)
- Marathon 42KM (start between 08:30 - 08:40 in Lucerne)
Starting in 2022, people in wheelchairs will also have the opportunity to participate in the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne. Until then, participation with a wheelchair was excluded for safety reasons (course drops, descents, overtaking maneuvers, schedule, etc.). Together with a guide, who pushes the wheelchair and/or accompanies during the whole distance, a participation is possible. According to the principle "Roll&Run", the impaired person completes the CityRun 10KM, the half or even the marathon with an accompanying person and experiences the unique atmosphere of the SwissCityMarathon - Lucerne together with all other runners. Participation in a wheelchair without accompaniment is still not allowed. The registration "Roll&Run" is mandatory via PluSport "never walk alone": Register here for Roll&Run
PluSport, Coop and Suva are looking forward to many individual and group registrations and a successful event!
Contact PluSport: Mrs. Katharina Braun (email or +41 (0)44 908 45 08)