The Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef will take place from 1 to 30 May 2021.
Due to the current health situation incertainties, the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef is offering an reimagined edition this year. For this 16th edition, the event will be held over a full month so that everyone can set a goal and take part in the competition, individually and safely.
Six challenges are on offer: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run, 10km Walk, 10km Nordic Walk and 5km La Genevoise #LikeAGirl by Always which this year will also be open to men. All challenges are open to wheelchair athletes. Each individual challenge can be run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May, at the times proposed by the organisation and in compliance with the health regulations in force on the day of the event.
The Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef is a certified event, recognised for the quality of its organisation. Here are the different distinctions that make the event so famous.
This reimagined edition will offer participants the opportunity to complete an individual challenge while enjoying all the aspects of a real competition, namely:
In order to avoid any road closures, new routes have been designed, allowing you to run or walk in complete safety along the quays and to enjoy a continuous view of the magnificent Jet d’eau.
Since 2016, the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef sits now alongside the world’s premier elite running races. By receiving the the World Athletics prestigious Road Race Label, the global governing body of athletics recognised the quality of event organisation, standard of course and elite field of athletes.
The Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef has become the first marathon in Switzerland to receive this prestigious Bronze Label.
The event is also accredited with the 5 star quality road race label by European Athletics that guarantees the participants that the organisers have met and fulfilled stringent checks on all aspects of the race from safety to organisation.
The Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef is a member of Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Rankings.
Participants in the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef, who are aged 40 and above, can be part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group series by earning world ranking points in our race.
For Age Group World Ranking points, the age group will be determined by the runner’s age on May 1, 2021.
The AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings comprise a one-year qualifying period during which began on January 1 2021 and will conclude on December 31 2021.
At the end of the qualifying period, the top ranked runners in each age group will be invited to the 2022 AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships.
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In 2019 the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef received the “Social Award” by The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), the member organisation representing more than 460 of the world’s leading distance races.
The award, which recognises races working towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
The Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef is a member of Swiss Running, an association gathering the best Swiss running events.
In 2019, 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.