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The adapted version will offer 4 distances, officially measured:

Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km La Genevoise #LikeAGirl by Always

Faced with the uncertainties linked to the current health situation, the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef will offer an adapted 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 in complete safety.

Like many sectors affected by this damn virus, being an organizer of major sporting events such as the Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef is not easy. Nevertheless, for several months, the organizing committee has worked tirelessly (remotely) to meet the expectations of its community. Different scenarios were considered in order to find the most suitable and responsible model which will retain the majority of the elements which have made the event famous.

Benjamin Chandelier, director of the event, is very happy to launch this adapted edition: “We are very enthusiastic to be able to organize our event this year with a concept very similar to previous editions but adapted to the health situation we are currently experiencing. Participants will be able to challenge themselves individually over the desired distance, officially measured, on the day of their choice throughout the month of May. We thank all our participants, our volunteers, our partners, our service providers and all the communities and administrations for their messages of support which go straight to our hearts and allow us to move forward despite the difficult period we are going through.”

This year, runners and walkers will be able to participate in one or more of the six events offered: 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 carried out on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May, at the time slots proposed by the organization and in compliance with the health rules in force on the day of the event.

In order to avoid any road closures, new routes have been designed, allowing participants to run or walk in complete safety along the quays and to benefit from a continuous view of the magnificent Jet d'Eau. Departures will be from the Jardin Anglais on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. The last arrivals will be at 8 p.m. on all 4 days at the same location.

This adapted edition will offer participants the opportunity to complete a challenge individually while benefiting from all the aspects of a real competition, namely: Quite simply the pleasure of participating in a sporting event and wearing a medal around your neck.

  • A runner's pack including: a personalized bib, a Compressport technical T-shirt, a diploma and a finisher's medal, various partner gifts and participation in a raffle allowing you to win numerous prizes including watches from a famous Swiss watchmaker.

  • A sporting experience including: officially measured courses, timing, rankings and prices by scratch and by category, downloading of the GPS track, information and advice before and after the race and the possibility of registering for the team challenge.

Participants can register today for one or more competitions via the website:


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