Run into the New Year, lighting your way with a headlamp and relax on January 1st after completing the very first in 2021 marathon, half marathon or quarter marathon

17th New Year Zurich Marathon (Neujahrsmarathon Zürich) and Half Marathon 2021, scheduled for 1 January 2021, is cancelled due to the uncertainties around Covid-19. More info is here.

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In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

Date:
1 January 2021 (Friday)
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Number of participants: 1.100,
marathon 2020 — 216,
half marathon 2020 — 417
Race Record: 2:26:52 (marathon) Nikki Johnstone, United Kingdom, 2019
Entry fee:
57—85 € (60—90 CHF) marathon,
38—67 € (40—70 CHF) half marathon

The New Year Zurich Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Zurich, Switzerland. The official name of the event is Neujahrsmarathon Zürich. About 1 100 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (216 completed marathon and 417 finished half marathon in 2020).

Runners from 52 countries participated in the 2020 race which started with the very first second of the new year.

In 2020 Astrid Roberts Feyer from Switzerland set a new women’s race record of the New Year Zurich Marathon — 2:59:18.

The New Year Zurich Marathon is the first in the calendar of running events certified by AIMS. The winners of the races (including national best time) hold World Athletics/AIMS world leading times as of 1 January. We are the champions, my friend. At least till the next AIMS certified running competition.

The New Year Zurich Marathon entry fee is the smallest of the Switzerland marathons.

In April you may run the Zürich Marathon.

The New Year Zurich Marathon (Neujahrsmarathon Zürich) 2020

The New Year Zurich Marathon (Neujahrsmarathon Zürich) 2019

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 42.195 km (Neujahrsmarathon Zürich)

The marathon race of 42.195 km starts at 0:00 1 January 2021 (Friday) inside the sports hall «Unterrohr» in Schlieren (Unterrohrstrasse 2, 8952 Schlieren).

Birth year of the participants: 2005 and earlier.

Half Marathon race, 21.097 km

The half marathon race of 21.097 km starts together with the marathon at 0:00 1 January 2021 (Friday) inside the sports hall «Unterrohr» in Schlieren (Unterrohrstrasse 2, 8952 Schlieren).

Birth year of the participants: 2007 and earlier.

Quarter Marathon race, 10.548 km

The quarter marathon race of 10.548 km starts together with the marathon at 0:00 1 January 2021 (Friday) inside the sports hall «Unterrohr» in Schlieren (Unterrohrstrasse 2, 8952 Schlieren).

Birth year of the participants: 2011 and earlier.

Entry fee: 29—57 € (30—60 CHF).

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Course

The course of the New Year Zurich Marathon (Neujahrsmarathon Zürich) 2021 is a lap of 10.55 km (quarter marathon) along the river Limmat.

According to the chosen distance the runner makes 1, 2 or 4 laps, in the end of each lap the runner goes through the sports hall «Unterrohr» in Schlieren (Unterrohrstrasse 2, 8952 Schlieren). You may switch to a shorter distance during the race and be classified on the new distance.

The course is 90% natural surface, 10% asphalt. Total climb is 19 m per lap.

The course is not illuminated. Headlamps are recommended.

The course of the New Year Zurich Marathon (Neujahrsmarathon Zürich) 2021

The course of the New Year Zurich Marathon (Neujahrsmarathon Zürich) 2021

Start and finish for all races of the New Year Zurich Marathon (Neujahrsmarathon Zürich) 2021 are inside the sports hall «Unterrohr» in Schlieren (Unterrohrstrasse 2, 8952 Schlieren).

Plan of the start and finish zone for all races of the New Year Zurich Marathon (Neujahrsmarathon Zürich) 2021

Official course map of the New Year Zurich Marathon (Neujahrsmarathon Zürich) 2021 is here.

Time limit for the marathon distance is 5 hours. The limit may be expanded in case of bad weather.

Refreshment and nutrition stations are located every 5 km along the course. Warm carbohydrate drinks, energy bars, bananas, energy gel, Coca Cola and water are available for the runners.

Small valuables (keys, mobile phones, wallets) can be left for safekeeping at the information desk inside the sports hall «Unterrohr» in Schlieren (Unterrohrstrasse 2, 8952 Schlieren). No bag deposit is available.

On 31 December 2020 (Thursday) starting from 19:00 a restaurant offers meals and beverages in the sports hall «Unterrohr» where the races start and finish.

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

Registration

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

The online registration is open till 27 December 2020 or till the slots last (for the quarter marathon and the half marathon).

It’s possible to buy the Race Pack on 31 December 2020 from 19:00 till 23:00 in the sports hall «Unterrohr» in Schlieren (Unterrohrstrasse 2, 8952 Schlieren) if slots are still available.

The entry fee for the New Year Zurich Marathon (Neujahrsmarathon Zürich) 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
till 31 October 2020 — 57 € (60 CHF);
from 1 November till 17 December 2020 — 67 € (70 CHF);
18—27 December 2020 — 76 € (80 CHF);
31 December 2020 (late registration) — 85 € (90 CHF).

The entry fee for the New Year Zurich Half Marathon 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
till 31 October 2020 — 38 € (40 CHF);
from 1 November till 17 December 2020 — 48 € (50 CHF);
18—27 December 2020 — 57 € (60 CHF);
31 December 2020 (late registration) — 67 € (70 CHF).

The time is measured using electronic DataChips which are fixed on the race bibs. If you don’t return the chip after the race you will be charged 38 € (40 CHF).

Promotion 1+1: bring a volunteer and start for free! A volunteer registered before 17 December 2020 may fill in the comment field (Kommentar) the runner’s information and get a free entry for him.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number
  • Small valuables safekeeping
  • Food and beverages stations, WC along the course and after the race
  • Changing rooms before and after the race
  • Shower after the race
  • On-line race results
  • Digital race certificate with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may order at extra charge:

  • race T-shirt — 24 € (CHF 25);
  • finisher medal — 15 € (CHF 15);
  • bottle of sparkling wine (with Neujahrsmarathon label) — 15 € (CHF 15).

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number in the sports hall «Unterrohr» in Schlieren (Unterrohrstrasse 2, 8952 Schlieren).
Registration desks schedule:
30 December 2020 (Wednesday) from 16:00 till 18:00,
31 December 2020 (Thursday) from 19:00 till 23:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo (passport).

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

Race Results 2020*

Men (marathon)
1. Robert Wilms (GER) 2:35:23
2. Philipp Arnold (SUI) 2:46:01
3. Stephan Gerber (SUI) 2:56:21

Women (marathon)
1. Astrid Roberts Feyer (SUI) 2:59:18
2. Lina-Kristing Schink (GER) 3:08:29
3. Kerstin Hötte (GER) 3:15:25

* Source: www.neujahrsmarathon.ch

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

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Verein Neujahrsmarathon Zürich
CH-8000 Zürich
Switzerland

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 admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 1 January 2020
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: -3°C – 3°C (27°F – 37°F)
Wind: 2 km/h (2 mph)
Date: 1 January 2019
Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain 0.19 mm (0.01 in)
Temperature: 0°C – 5°C (32°F – 41°F)
Wind: 6 km/h (4 mph)
Date: 1 January 2018
Light rain until morning, starting again in the evening. Rain 3.5 mm (0.14 in)
Temperature: 5°C – 9°C (41°F – 49°F)
Wind: 19 km/h (12 mph)

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Flights to Zurich

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 30 December 2020 — 2 January 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.

Insurance

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

Find a hotel via online service that compares the most popular booking websites to get the best deal for your dates.

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.

Hotels in Zurich:

Tours and Excursions

Do you feel energetic after the race? Do you need to entertain your bored supporters? Are you really interested in something other than running? Excursions in Zurich and surroundings are here.

Other Races in January 2021

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

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