Known for its breathtaking scenic views and the mountainous high cliffs of the Swiss Alps, Switzerland has no shortage of organized marathons. The cleanest air lets runners get their lungs full making their way around the countryside and major city centers.
Scenery that is something out of this world, runners try their hand at half marathons such as the Aletsch Glacier, which takes runners to new highs, literally 2650 meters above sea level.
Or push themselves beyond the limits with ultra marathons such as the Gielersee Ultra-Marathon. Most marathons are conducted for fund raising, so runner’s have a cause that drives them forward. From spring to fall you can find marathon enthusiasts training and running for their personal best all across the nation. With so many amazing things to see and do, is a Switzerland Marathon in your future?
Switzerland Marathon 2019 - Which One Will Inspire You?
If a flat and fast course is what inspires you, then inspiration will be in abundance at the Swisscitymarathon - Lucerne. See all the great sites of the city while racing with other participants from around the globe. It is an excellent event for a newbie marathoner or someone trying to break their personal best.
Or if you would rather see mountainous views and steep cliffs while traveling along a hilly terrain, then look no further than the Jungfrau Marathon. Over 3,500 runners from 35 different countries typically make the trek to Interlaken to run this Switzerland Marathon 2019 event!
If your New Year's Resolution is to compete in a marathon, then commit to the Neuhahrsmarathon Zurich. Racers begin just as the new year it set to ring in at midnight, and run well into the next year! Whatever it is that inspires you to run, you can find it with one of the many marathons in Switzerland. So, what are you waiting for? Start training today!
The marathon is actually running the same half-marathon twice. I was a bit afraid of the hills that this course is known for. Several people had been telling me about them, but in the end they were no worse than the ones that I run in on my normal Sunday runs and as they are pretty much in the beginning of the course (and before the 28 kilometer mark on the second passing), so you can really preserve your energy to ensure you conquer them, before that final (pretty flat) last 14 kilometers.