Marathons to Run in Switzerland in 2018

Running a marathon became very popular. It is a unique chance to feel as a superhero, to meet new people and travel the world. Every year thousands of running events are held in the world. SUISSEPIC discovered marathons which are planned in Switzerland for 2018.

City and nature marathons have become sporting events reported on the radio, television and in the press.

Marathon running includes both physical and mental health benefits. Preparing to run a long distance you have to perform numerous exercises which help you control weight, stabilize blood pressure and lower cholesterol. Physical concentration reduces level of stress and increase energy potential.


There are 230 running events planned in Switzerland for 2018 including 37 marathons and half-marathons. 6 of them will be held in Lake Geneva area, 17 in Central Switzerland, 6 in the Eastern part of the country, 4 in Bern-Basel area, 3 in Zermatt area, 1 in Ticino. And the most beautiful one to take place in Interlaken on 9th September.

Marathon season 2018 in Switzerland started on 18 March in Oberriet with Rhylauf Half Marathon.

Marathons in Switzerland in March 2018

  • 18 March Rhylauf (Oberriet)

Marathons in Switzerland in April 2018

  • 14 April Budner Fruhlingslauf (Thusis)
  • 22 April Zurich Marathon
  • 29 April Mutenz Marathon
  • 29 April 20 km de Lausanne (Lausanne)

Marathons in Switzerland in May 2018

  • 5 May Harmony Geneve Marathon for UNICEF
  • 11 May Bielersee Ultra-Marathon
  • 24 May Auffahrtslauf (Sank Gallen)
  • 26 May Sempacherseelauf (Sursee)
  • 27 May Winterthur Marathon (Winterthur)
  • 27 May Ybriglauf (Unteriberg)

Marathons in Switzerland in June 2018

  • 6 June Forchaluf (Zürich)
  • 11 June Bieler Lauftage mit NachtMarathon (Biel)
  • 17 June Aletsch Half-Marathon (Bettmeralp)

Marathons in Switzerland in July 2018

  • 7 July Trail Verbier St.Bernard (Bagnes)
  • 7 July Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon (Zermatt)
  • 17 July Eiger Ultra Trail (Grindelwald)
  • 28 July Stockhorn Haf-Marathon (Oberwil im Simmental)

Marathons in Switzerland in August 2018

  • 4 August Swissalpine Marathon (Davos)
  • 20 August Inferno Half-Marathon (Lauterbrunnen)
  • 20 August Marathon Ultraks (Zermatt)
  • 20 August Vully Run (Constantine)
  • 25 August Mountainman (Alpnach)
  • 28 August Emmetaler Half-Marathon (Gohl)

Marathons in Switzerland in September 2018

  • 7 September Swisspeaks Trail (Port-Valais)
  • 9 September Jungfrau Marathon (Interlaken)
  • 22 September Internationaler Greifenseelauf (Uster)
  • 24 September IWB Basel Marathon (Basel)
  • 29 September Humani ‘Trail Les Diablerets (Les Diablerets)

Marathons in Switzerland in October 2018

  • 10 October Brienzerseelauf (Bönigen)
  • 16 October Ticino Marathon (Ascona – Locarno Marathon)
  • 20 October Hallwilerseelauf (Bettwil)
  • 21 October Lausanne Marathon (Lausanne)
  • 28 October Swisscity Marathon Lucerne (Lucerne)
  • 30 October Lucerne Marathon (Lucerne)

Marathons in Switzerland in November 2018

  • 18 November Frauenfelder (Frauenfeld)

Marathons in Switzerland in December 2018

  • 1 January 2019 New Years Marathon Zürich (Zürich)


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