Balexert Run Geneva

Balexert Run Geneva

Nov 05, 2023
Various times
Quai du Mont-Blanc, 1201
Tickets starting from 47 Swiss francs (free for spectators)

Lace up your running shoes and prepare for the 6th edition of the annual Balexert Run in Geneva. With scenic views of the Jura mountains and Lake Geneva, all the blood, sweat and tears accumulated during the race will be worth it.

A race with great views of Geneva

Every November, thousands of people gather for the Balexert Run in Geneva for the opportunity to get moving and explore the Swiss city at the same time. Starting and finishing at the Quai du Mont-Blanc, the route of the race runs alongside the lake, goes through the vineyards and countryside of the right bank of Geneva, and even runs near Geneva Airport

Photo: courtesy of Balexert 20km de Genève Balexert Run Geneva starting line marathon Switzerland

Choose your distance and race type 

This year, the race has two distance options of 10km and 20km. There are also different race formats including relay, running alone, walking and Nordic walking. All of the race options run at different times on the same day.

Things to do for runners and spectators

Spectators are welcome to cheer on their family and friends and can join in on the post-race enjoyment too. While the day's main focus will be the races, at the finish line the village will be set up and made open to the public. The village is a temporary fair after the race where exhibitors await with surprises for everyone and food trucks will be ready to refuel runners and spectators with something to eat and drink. 

If you want to make a day of it, you could observe the race from the sidelines and plan some visits to historical sites and other attractions while in the area. 

Photo: courtesy of Balexert 20km de Genève Balexert Run Geneva United Nations Building

Register for the Balexert Run Geneva

The different race formats have various prices to pay with registration. You don’t have to be a winner to get something out of the race, as all racers receive a bag, participant gift and an optional personalised medal. Raring to go? Register on the Balexert 20km Geneva website and find out how you can get involved.



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