The Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef is arguably one of the most picturesque city marathons in Europe and unquestionably one of the fastest. During the last edition, 50% of runners achieved a personal best. The course takes in the countryside nestled between mountains and the shore of Lake Geneva before finishing in the heart of the city in front of the famous Jet d’Eau.
And with the city named Europe’s Leading City Break Destination at the World Travel Awards for a second consecutive year, there couldn’t be a better reason to come and set your personal best in Geneva.
The 15th edition of the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef takes place on 11th-12th May 2019. Thousands of runners from more than 120 global destinations are expected to join this inclusive festival of running by signing up for one of eight events: Marathon, Relay Marathon (4-6 people), Half-Marathon, Wheelchair Race, 10km (open to runners and walkers), La Genevoise #LikeAGirl by Always (a 6.5km race for women) and Junior Races (1 to 5km for 6 to 15-year-olds).
IAAF Bronze Label
The Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef has become the first and only running event in Switzerland to receive the IAAF’s prestigious Bronze Label.
In issuing the exclusive accreditation, the global governing body of athletics recognised the quality of event organisation, standard of course and elite field of athletes. The award represents a landmark moment in the history of the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef, which sits now alongside the world’s premier elite running races.
5* quality road race label by European Athletics
The event is also accredited with the 5 star quality road race label by European Athletics.
Member of Swiss Running
The Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef is a member of Swiss Running, an association gathering the best Swiss running events.
Fastest marathon in Switzerland
In 2017, the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef was the fastest marathon in Switzerland.
A flat course and perfect running conditions helped more than 50% of runners set a personal best time during the last edition. A few changes to the Marathon and Half Marathon courses will please those looking to set a personal best. The courses are flatter and straighter than in previous years, allowing you to maintain momentum throughout the race.