Marathon Village


The Marathon Village will be open once again in the heart of the Jardin Anglais in Geneva on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th May.

Over 30 partners and exhibitors, experts in their field will be present to give you some advice and introduce their latest innovations.

Competitions, giant Zumba sessions, Water Days and several activities and surprises will provide guaranteed entertainment… Come and have a fun time with your friends and family!

Opening dates:

  • Friday 5th May 2017 from 10am to 7pm
  • Saturday 6th May from 9am to 6pm

Free access for everyone


Would you like to become an exhibitor and meet our runner? Find out more here. If you are interested, contact Clémentine by email or phone at +41789364131.

The coupon for collecting your race bib will be sent to you via email a few days before the event. Bibs can be collected at the Marathon Village during the opening hours.

To collect your bib, you must bring:

  • this coupon
  • proof of identity

Junior Races: the bib must be collected by an adult.

Relay Marathon: the team captain will collect the envelope with bibs for the entire team.

To collect the bib on behalf of someone else, or for an entire team: you must present proof of their identity and the relevant coupon for each runner.

On top of the stands erected by our partners and exhibitors a number of activities will be available in the Marathon Village. Please see below for the full list of activities available to delight children and adults alike.

Harmony will also be leading the warm up sessions before every race and there will be a variety of musical groups performing along the course.

SIG Water Days

SIG will welcome you in the heart of the Marathon Village for the Geneva Water Days on the 5th and 6th of May. Learn about all the benefits of tap water and take part in their family friendly activities.

Unicef Foot-Golf

“Foot-Golf” is a combination between football and golf. Players have to kick a football into the hole on the green. Various Unicef themed prizes will be available to win.

10:00am - 6:00pm - Kids Playground Chiquita and Generali

Activities and games for children and their parents.

7pm - Giant Zumba Session with Harmony on the main stage

Easy session with various choreographies to follow, all in a great atmosphere with some latin music.

9:00am - 6:00pm - Kids Playground Chiquita and Generali

Activities and games for children and their parents.

9:00am - COMPRESSPORT Morning run

Meeting in front of the fountain in the Marathon Village for a short run along the shores of Lake Geneva. A headband will be offered to all participants.

10:00am - 8:00pm - "Jardin des Petits"

A certified team will take care of your child aged 4 to 12 for 1h30 max. Cancelled in case of bad weather.

3:00pm - Family Zumba Party by Harmony

On the main stage - a great opportunity for everyone to warm up before the races!

4:30pm - 6:10pm - Junior Races

In the Jardin Anglais

7:00pm - La Genevoise

Start from Chêne-Bourg. Arrival in the Jardin Anglais.

7:45pm - 10km

Run, Walking & Nordic Walking Start from Chêne-Bourg. Arrival in the Jardin Anglais.

8:30pm - Chocolate Fondue with Chiquita Banana’s

Sweet treats after the race, join us after the race to taste the chocolate fondue provided by our partner Chiquita.

8:00am - 4:00pm - HandiBike Testing

On Quai du Général-Guisan

8:30am - Half Marathon and Wheelchair race

Start from Chêne-Bourg. Arrival on the Pont du Mont-Blanc.

9:00am - 4:00pm - Unicef Extra Mile

Do one more loop of a few hundred metres after the arrival to raise money for Unicef.

9:45am - Marathon and Relay Marathon

Start from Chêne-Bourg. Arrival on the Pont du Mont-Blanc.

A TABLE (Pasta bar)

CAFFETINO (Expresso, caffè macchiato, cappuccino, latte macchiato)

CHEZ MAMY (Savoury pies, soups, salads, skewers, burgers)

DEBI'S KITCHEN (Bio asian meals)

DELI MEX (Mexican food)

FUNKY BBQ (Burgers, smoked meat)

KOOKEAT (Burgers, fries)


THE GENTLEMAN LOBSTER (Lobster based meals)

THE HAMBURGER FOUNDATION (Burgers, fries, cheesecake)






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