Marathon, marathon relay and 10km race along the shores of Lake Zurich and the old town on a flat, comfortable and scenic route

18th Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021, scheduled for 25 April 2021, is cancelled as in-person event due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Races are converted to virtual events. More info is here.


In brief

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25 April 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 10.000,
marathon 2019 — 2.310
Course Record: 2:07:44 (marathon) Abraham Tadesse, Eritrea, 2013
Entry fee:
92—148 € (99—159 CHF) marathon

The Zurich Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Zurich, Switzerland. The official name of the event is Zürich Marathon. About 10.000 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (2.310 runners completed marathon in 2019).

48 runners finished all 17 past editions of the Zurich Marathon.

In 2020 the Zurich Marathon was cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.

The New Year Zurich Marathon (Neujahrsmarathon Zürich) and Half Marathon is held in January.

More about Zurich and its attractions you may find here.

Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2019

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Zürich Marathon)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 8:30 25 April 2021 (Sunday) from Mythenquai Street.

Age limit: from 18 years old on the race date.

6.2mi/10km Race (Cityrun)

The 6.2mi/10km race starts at 8:30 25 April 2021 (Sunday) from Mythenquai Street.

Age limit: from 14 years old on the race date.

Entry fee: 46—92 € (49—99 CHF).

Course of the 10km race, Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021

Course of the 10km race, Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021

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The round trip course of the Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021 passes through the streets of Switzerland’s largest city and along the shores of Lake Zürich (Zürichsee).

Course of the Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021

Course of the Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021

The Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021 has a very flat route with only a few meters of height difference.

Altitude profile of the Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021 course

Altitude profile of the Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021 course

Zurich Marathon course visualization

Start and finish for the Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021 is on Mythenquai Street in Enge, a quarter of Zurich.

Start and finish zone, Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021

Start and finish zone, Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021

You may find the official course map of the Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021 here.

The Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021 participants are divided into starting blocks according to their expected finish time. The starting block is color indicated on the bib number.

Time limit for completing the marathon is 5 hours 30 minutes. Additional limits are applied for certain points of the course.

The pace makers of the Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. Target times for marathon are 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:30 hours.

Water and nutrition stations are located every 3.5km of the route and at the finish. The stations provide runners with drinking water, isotonic drink PowerBar Isoactive, fruit, Power Bar carbohydrate bar, Powergel, Rivella soft drink. Finishers get water, Rivella soft drink and snacks.

Water and nutrition stations, Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021

Water and nutrition stations, Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021

Before the start you may leave your personal belongings in the deposit area in 400 m from the start line (Mythenquai Street).The stuff must be packed in a deposit bag, you should attach to your bag a sticker that has your race number on it (the sticker and the bag are included in your Race Pack along with your bib number). Participants or their friends may retrieve the bags from 9:30 till 15:00 by showing a coupon attached to the bib number.

You may change and have shower from 6:30 till 15:00 25 April 2021 (Sunday) in the Mythenquai bathing establishment, near the start and finish line.

The route of the Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).


You may sign up for the races of the Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 20 April 2021.

The entry fee for the Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
from 27 April till 6 September 2020 — €92 (CHF 99);
from 7 September till 31 October 2020 — €102 (CHF 109);
from 1 November till 31 December 2020 — €111 (CHF 119);
from 1 January till 28 February 2021 — €120 (CHF 129);
1—31 March 2021 — €130 (CHF 139);
1—20 April 2021 — €148 (CHF 159).

If you can’t start because of health issue you may claim a voucher for the paid entry fee (to be spent on next year race). A valid medical certificate must be submitted. More info is here.

You may switch to another distance for a fee of €10 (CHF 10) online or at your bib number pick-up for €19 (CHF 20). More info is here.

Your Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Goody bag
  • Pasta Party voucher
  • Public transport round trip ticket to the start line (2nd class)
  • Bag deposit
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Pace maker service
  • Finisher medal
  • Finisher T-shirt
  • Changing facilities
  • Shower after finish
  • Recovery massage on first-come, first-served basis
  • Online race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Expo of the Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021 — Runners Experience Week on the 4th floor of the department store Jelmoli (Seidengasse 1, 8001 Zurich).
Pick-up desks schedule:
20—23 April 2021 (Tuesday — Friday) from 10:00 till 19:00,
24 April 2021 (Saturday) from 9:00 till 19:00,
25 April 2021 (Sunday) on race day from 6:00 till 7:30 in front of the department store Jelmoli.

To get your Race Pack you should show your confirmation letter (sent via email).

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Zurich Marathon (Zürich Marathon) 2021.

Race Results 2019*

Men (marathon)
1. Edwin Kosgei (KEN) 2:14:49
2. Simon Tesfay (SUI) 2:15:43
3. Kepha Ongeri Ondima (KEN) 2:21:19

Women (marathon)
1. Margo Malone (USA) 2:42:22
2. Claudia Bernasconi (SUI) 2:46:15
3. Akmaral Meirman (KAZ) 2:46:25

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Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
ZH Marathon GmbH
Uetlibergstrasse 111
8045 Zürich
tel. +41 419304848

Social media:

* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please write to

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 26 April 2020 (race cancelled)
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 7°C – 22°C (45°F – 72°F)
Wind: 4 km/h (3 mph)
Date: 28 April 2019
Light rain throughout the day. Rain 4,6 mm (0.18 in).
Temperature: 4°C – 9°C (39°F – 48°F)
Wind: 13 km/h (8 mph)
Date: 22 April 2018
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 11°C – 26°C (54°F – 82°F)
Wind: 8 km/h (5 mph)

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Flights to Zurich

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 23 April 2021 — 26 April 2021. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

You may use public transport, taxi, or preordered transfer to get to Zurich from the airport and back.

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.


Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Zurich

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Have a look at what locals offer for a short-term rent. Such option may be cheaper, more comfortable and with better location than a hotel. You may book a room, an apartment or a house via airbnb.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in April 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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