The start of the 18th Zurich Marathon takes place on Saturday the 26th of April, at 08:30am at the Mythenquai. About two hours later the last runners will leave the city, at the train station Tiefenbrunnen, towards the turning point in Meilen. Meanwhile the elite will already be on the way back, close to the city boundary at Zollikofen.
Cityrun & Teamrun
The start for the 11th Teamrun takes place at the Mythenquai at 08:30am. The 9th Cityrun also starts at the Mythenquai at 08:30am. The course of the Cityrun will lead over Seefeld to Downtown Zurich, along several points of interests to the inner city. No cars, no public transportations, so the runners are allowed full bent and can enjoy the run.
Along the course
The spectators have various food options along the route, from breakfast to late lunch, sweet or salty, hot or cold. At the General Guisan Quai and the Bürkliplatz - with a speaker updating you and the runners passing by six times – everyone will find something to eat.
1 Softmarex Soft-Ice, Crêpes, Churros, Magenbrot
2 Hotel Trümpy Original Berliner Currysausage, Steak-Sandwiches
3 MonCook Khuushuur (Mongolisch), Tsuivan (Mongolisch)
4 Chalet Chuchichäschtli Schwiizer Chuchi
5 Shangrila Tibetan Rest Diverse Momo
6 Yam-Yam Homemade Fries, Pita with Pork Belly,Pita with Chicken, Pita with Haloumi
7 Aegerikiosk GmbH Ice Cream, sweet and salty Crêpes
8 Bratorama Sausage, French fries, Nuggets
9 Süss&Salzig NYC Hotdogs, NYC Hotdogs vegan, Fries diverse, Nuggets divers
10 Lobsang Momos Vegetarien Momos
11 Jungle AG Energy-Smoothie, Protein-Smoothie, Green-Juice, Coconut Water
12 SWIPF GmbH CHEEBAB - The Swiss Chefs Kebab
13 M&S Crêpes Crêpes
Bellvue and Quaibrücke
The Bellvue and the Quaibrücke will be passed four times. On this spectacular route section, everyone will be satisfied by the diversity of foods and drinks.
The first time passing by the Paradeplatz, the runners will still be energetic, but the second time they already mastered 39km and will need the spectators supporting and cheering.
At the Talstrasse you can watch the runners at the food station, where over 10’000 drinks will be handed out every 20 minutes.
Various live bands will take care for great atmosphere along the course. The rhythms and sounds will offer entertainment, not only for the spectators but also for the runners. Along the route from the Mythenquai, where the start and finish is located, to the turning point Meilen, over 25 bands and groups will perform for the spectators and athletes.
The elite reaches an average speed of about 20 km/h, while the last ones have an average of about 7.5 km/h.
Way out of town
Start Zurich Marathon 08:30am
Uhr Start Teamrun 08:30am
Start Cityrun 08:30am
Innenstadt von Zurich 08:30am – 10:00am
Finish Cityrun 09:10am – 09:55am
Tiefenbrunnen 09:10am – 10:15am
Erlenbach 09:30am – 11:00am
Turning point in Meilen 09:40am – 12:00pm
Erlenbach 10:00am – 12:30pm
Tiefenbrunnen 10:20am – 13:30pm
Inner city of Zurich 10:25am – 14:00pm
Finish 10:40am – 14:00pm
In contrast to the athletes from the Cityrun, the runners of the Marathon and the Teamrun have not reached the turning point at Seefeld. Along the Seestrasse the spectators have the possibility to see the leaders as well as the tail-end running by twice, between 09:00am and 01:00pm. The audience from Zurich can enjoy a sporty spring festival among friends at the waterside of lake Zurich and cheers up the brave athletes.
Big Marathon festival
The runners will pass by the start and finish area at the harbor Enge three times, at the start, at about 10km and for finishing the run. Between start and finish times there will be numerous activities entertaining all generations from 07:00am to 03:00pm.
Kids paradise of Zurcher Kantonalbank
Pavilion with food corner
Finish of the run with band and dancers
Partner stand with exciting activities
Massage service PPrivate Clinic Bethanien
Runners have right of way
The downtown of Zurich will be closed between 08:00am and 03:00pm and from the city borders Zurich to Meilen, the Seestrasse will be closed until 02:30pm. There won’t be any possibilities for parking.
For this Sunday, 26th of April, we recommend using public transports. Nevertheless, there will be some restrictions as well, due to this mega event. Following Tram lines are affected by the Marathon: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13 as well as these Bus lines: 161, 165, 910, 912.
Cheer on friends
Every runner will receive his ranking and time for free by SMS after the run, sponsored by the Zürcher Kantonalbank. On the start list all the times of friends are accessible. Further interesting information and pictures will be found shortly after the race on Facebook. The Infopoint is located at the start and finishing area and serves as a meeting point for athletes and friends.
For all the finishers of the Marathon, Teamrun and Cityrun 10’000 medals will be ready and all the finishers will be celebrated by the spectators. The best athletes will be honored vis-à-vis of the pavilion at the Hafendamm Enge:
11:00am Zurich Marathon Elite
13:15pm Zurcher cantonal Championship Marathon
01:30pm Teamrun (the fastest team of all four categories will be rewarded with the challenge cup „the Golden muscleache“)
02:00pm Zurich Marathon all categories
ZH Marathon GmbH