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Green City Run – Women Edition

Saturday, 03 July 2021

Everyone can run a marathon - just not the entire distance at once! Run with us the first leg on the Green Marathon course in Zurich - without bib numbers, without rankings and at your own pace. Register today!
Moving together is fun, inspiring and allows new encounters. Run a stretch on the Green Marathon course together with our special guest, Chantal Cavin - for 5 or 10 kilometers.

With the GREEN CITY RUN - Women Edition we want to unite hobby joggers, casual walkers, sports club runners and running groups for a unique run on the most beautiful jogging route in the city of Zurich! 

Run together with Chantal Cavin

After a sports accident, Chantal Cavin lost her sight from one day to the next at the age of 14. However, this never stopped her from pursuing her desire for movement and dedicating herself to sports.

Today, the athlete from Bern is one of the most successful physically challenged athletes in the world. She is a multiple world champion and world record holder in para swimming (50 m crawl, 100 m crawl), has participated in the Paralympics in Athens, Beijing and London, completed five Ironman and her best time in the marathon is 3 h 14 min.

Be inspired by her energy and seize the opportunity to run together with Chantal across the finish line.

Who can participate?

The Green City Run is for EVERYONE: what counts is the shared experience among friends, acquaintances, neighbors or work colleagues. The purpose of the Women Edition is to connect women who are interested and enthusiastic about running. Of course, men are also welcome to join in.

Meeting point/Route

Date: 03 July 2021

Meeting point: From 09:30

Start: 10 am 

Green City Run "Relaxed" - 5 km

Meeting point: Bahnhof Tiefenbrunnen, Zurich


Green City Run "Moderate" - 10 km

Meeting point: Rio Bar, Zurich



Register for the run via the online registration form.

The participation costs CHF 10.- or CHF 15.- (voluntary solidarity contribution). We kindly ask you to pay the entry fee in cash at the meeting point before the start of the run (cash payment or Twint).

In return, you will receive a great running experience including refreshments at the finish line. (AHV-, IV-recipients, students, asylum seekers, Sans-Papiers, KulturLegi holders participate for free)


#womenrun #greenmarathon

Are you motivated after the joint run to run the remaining 32 or 37 km in stages and by yourself?
Post a picture with the hashtag #womenrun #greenmarathon when you have completed the entire Green Marathon course.

Past events ...

Green City Run on 11. Juli 2020 


We celebrated 3 years of Green Marathon Zurich


In 4 different stages, well-known Zurich running groups lead our participants along the route to the finish-line, where a refreshing snack was served. 

The Green City Run routes:

City Plogging Run (6 km)

Our running partner "Züri rännt" offerd plogging (collecting litter while jogging) for our Green Marathon event. The participants enjoyed being part of this extraordinary environmental experience that combines commitment and fun! The course ran from the starting point of the Green Marathon route at Rio Bar first flat along the river Sihl and then up to the GZ Heuried. 

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Altstetten Run (15 km)

Our running partner "City Running" lead athletic runners from Lindenplatz in Altstetten via Höngg to the Hotel Zürichberg. This course included some challenging ascents. However, the runners experienced first hand how the Green Marathon route connects the city with the surrounding green areas - to the delight of every participant.

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Triemli Run (18 km)

From Bucheggplatz in the heart of the city, the "TV Oerlikon" guided the runnerse along the green spaces in Wipkingen and Höngg to the foot of the Uetliberg. On this part of the Green Marathon route, the participants were spoilt with fantastic views of the city. The final destination was GZ Heuried, where a refreshing snack awaited the athletes.

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Zürichberg Run (19 km)

Together with "TV Unterstrass", ambitious runners got their money's worth. Volunteers guided the participants from the sporting facility Sihlhölzli all the way to the beautifully located Hotel Zürichberg. There were three guided strength groups. 

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Guided running training on the Green Marathon course in Zurich

Run the entire Green Marathon course with the TV Unterstrass in 3 stages.

The first stage started on Saturday, July 13, 2019, meeting point was at 9.00 a.m. at the official start of the "Green Marathon Zurich", the Rio Bar at Gessnerallee. The running distance was about 18 km via Witikon to the centre of Zürichberg, where the Green Marathon Association offered a snack.


The 3 performance groups were each instructed by running professionals from TV Unterstrass. Afterwards, showers were available in the center of Züriberg. The luggage was transported from the start to the finish. The event was free of charge, no registration was necessary.

The Zentrum Züriberg is a very special oasis in the middle of Zurich. After the run one could treat oneself to a sauna or a massage. Reservation recommended. 

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May 25, 2018

City Hunt Zurich

We were born to run. Since prehistoric times, we have been hunting - and we always came back together in our group. Do you still have your hunting instinct? On invites you and your friends to find out: on the very first On Stadtjagd. 


Together with the Green Marathon Zurich as a partner, On started this unique run through the Zurich hunting grounds on May 25, 2018.


Whether as a lone wolf or in a pack with your friends - the goal is to run as many checkpoints as possible in 90 minutes. 


At each checkpoint you can buy tickets, which will be put into the big lottery drum at the end. The calculation is simple: more tickets - more chances to win a prize. And even better: every hunter has a prize for sure. And of course the hunt is celebrated with BBQ and beer at the end. 

Starting point of the hunters: The Breathing Room by On bei Och Sport Limmatquai, Limmatquai 78, 8001 Zürich


Meet-up time: 17:00 Uhr


Start of the hunt: 17:30 Uhr


Finish and end of the hunt: 19:00 at Bürkliplatz, 8001 Zurich, for the award ceremony and afterparty with barbecue and beer

From March 4th, there will be a series of guided jogging sessions at the Green Marathon.
Ideal to get to know the whole route!

Do you want to rediscover the city of Zurich? Come to the meeting places and join in! Run the "Jungle Run"  with the tigers, enjoy the panoramic view of the lake and mountains and get to know the urban oases from a different perspective. “Urban Zurich at its best”! The highlight is the "Lake Run"  along the shores of Lake Zurich on Sunday, May 6th. The runner community meets for a brunch after this last jogging session.


Runners of the Zurich running shoe company "On"  and the running group "Züri rännt"  skilfully lead the way. Runners of every level can run.

Participation in the jogging sessions is free. 

Jogging sessions

March 4:  "Urban Zurich at its best"

9 km, meeting point  Rio Bar


March 11:  "Reach for the stars"

9 km, meeting point  bus stop Rautihalde

March 25   "Jungle run"

8.5 km, meeting point   bus stop Waidspital

April 8:  "Panoramic route"

4.5 km, meeting point  Dolderbahn mountain station

April 15:  "Postcard run"

8 km, meeting point  Community Center Witikon,  Witikonerstrasse 405

May 6:  "Lake run"

6.5 km, meeting point  tram stop Balgrist, followed by a  Brunch (expenses contribution CHF 10.–)

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On 21 May 2017 Green Marathon Zurich was launched and opened to the public with a big celebration. Many runners took the opportunity to be among the first to run from Rio Bar to the foot of the Uetliberg and over 250 people celebrated the new attraction on the lovely sun terrace at Atlantis by Giardino. “Everyone can run its marathon - no matter how long it will take. You can walk, hike or run the circuit, in a few hours or within a year. " says Barbara Urfer Wyss, the president of the Green Marathon Association.


The permanently signed route was opened with a ceremonial act on the starting ground at the Rio Bar, near the main station. City Council Gerold Lauber presented a greeting from the government and handed over the specially created medal to the President of the Association.  “Now Zurich has got a new tourist highlight!”  says tourism director Martin Sturzenegger. David Allemann, co-founder of the running shoe brand "On"  and main sponsor of the Green Marathon, was inspired by the idea, which his company will carry on promoting worldwide.


The route is available to all Zurich residents as well as visitors for free use.

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