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The 18th Zurich Marathon cannot take place

Status: 12.08.2020

The 18th edition of the Zurich Marathon cannot take place on the 6th September 2020 due to the national restrictions for events.


The organizers of the Zurich Marathon tried everything but due to the latest decisions regarding the restrictions for events and the associated limitation of participants for major events cannot take place on the 6th September 2020. The cancellation of the Zurich Marathon also means the cancellation of the planned Swiss Marathon Championship.

We have developed a detailed protection concept with Dr. Daniel Koch, other experts and the authorities and we had to adapt it constantly to current developments so it would meet the high standards at all time. The health of the runners has always been the top priority and we wanted to find a way to run the marathon including the Swiss championship on behalf of the running community. Now it is time to set a new goal with the Zurich Marathon 2021 which is planned on the 25th April 2021.

Currently we cannot give any precise statement about the reimbursement of the participant fee options but the Zurich Marathon has been declared as structurally relevant by Swiss Athletics, so there is a right to funds from the federal stabilization package which has an influence on this calculation. The participants in the Zurich Marathon will then be contacted individually over the next few weeks.


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