Marathon races in Switzerland

Racing in Switzerland

Known for its breathtaking scenic views and the mountain 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.

Quick facts


Region: Europe
Capital: Bern
Population: 8.4 Million