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10th Zurich Marathon 2012

Anniversary: the 10th Zurich Marathon will be held in 2012

10th Zurich Marathon 22 April 2012

10th Zurich Marathon 22 April 2012

In 2012 the popular Zurich Marathon will be even more special for all those involved – because the coming marathon through the fastest Swiss city is also a unique one:

The Zurich Marathon will be held for the 10th time! The 10th Zurich Marathon and the 3rd teamrun will be held on Sunday, 22 April 2012.
The event organisers have already arranged the perfect course: „The course has been slightly modified, so that nothing stands in the way of a fast run”, explains OC-President Bruno Lafranchi. This is also emphasised by the anniversary year’s slogan: “ZURICH GOES FAST!” is what the posters and advertisements read. “Together with the runners and spectators we will duly celebrate the 10 year anniversary,“ says Lafranchi excitedly.

How everything began
The starting signal was given for the first Zurich Marathon on Sunday, 13 April 2003, during ideal marathon weather at 8:30 am The maximum number of participants (5’000 registrations) had already been reached nine weeks prior to the race! The men’s elite race was determined at kilometre 38, following a fantastic duel between the Ethiopian Tesfaye Eticha and Viktor Röthlin. Röthlin arrived at the finish line only 6 seconds behind the winner and was thrilled by the “fantastic mood and the
incredible support on the sides of the streets.”

Official Zurich Marathon preparation course Everyone wanting to be advised by professionals for this race now has the possibility to do so. Under the direction of Bruno Lafranchi (several-time participant at the Olympic Games and former Swiss marathon record holder), there will be weekly training courses from October to April together with other experienced marathon runners. Registration on

Zurich Marathon – already a classic!
The course is beautiful and fast. It passes right through the middle of the charming historic centre and along the Lake of Zurich to Meilen. Thanks to its flat profile, the Zurich Marathon is suitable for all runners and offers advanced athletes and beginners a fast race and good times. The many extras that are included in the entry fee again this year make this unique city marathon an unforgettable experience – both for the runners and spectators.

Popular Teamrun
Those not wanting to run the entire distance but who wish to experience the unique marathon feeling nonetheless can find the optimal solution by participating in the 3rd Teamrun. The Teamrun in 2011 again found a lot of favour among runners. Accordingly, some politician and celeb teams divided up the 42.195 kilometres around the Zurich lake basin into four different stages. The 3rd Teamrun will now be limited to 850 teams. Therefore, the motto is “first come, first serve!”

Early birds profit
Those deciding to participate before 29 February 2012 will profit from an attractive discount (individual start CHF 110.-, team start CHF 220.-). Late registrations are possible until 5 April 2012 and subject to a late registration fee (marathon CHF 20.-, Teamrun CHF 40.-)

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