Lausanne Marathon typically makes its way through Lausanne on a picturesque course by the Olympic Stadium, along the shores of Lake Geneva and up and down the hilly streets and roads in the surrounding area, cheered on by crowds of spectators.
About Lausanne Marathon
Lausanne Marathon is held annually in October and attracts runners from over 90 countries around the world. Every year, more than 35.000 runners participate. Numerous different running events are usually scheduled: the full marathon, the half marathon, the 20km race, and multiple 10km races. It’s the biggest annual sporting event in Canton Vaud, attracting 2.500 tourists on a typical year.
The route of the Marathon
Lausanne Marathon, which has been running since 1993, is known for its beautiful course. It famously finishes in the historic Olympic Stadium and partially follows the Olympic route past scenic vineyards along the perimeter of the lake.
The road race starts at Place de Milan, which is located next to the Parc de Milan, and then follows the road along Lake Geneva or Lake Léman until La Tour-de-Peilz. Then, the route brings runners back to Lausanne. The finish is in front of the Olympic Museum fountain. Meanwhile, the half-marathon starts from La Tour-de-Peilz and ends in Lausanne.
During Lausanne Marathon, DJs, bands and other entertaining groups typically perform along the sidelines of the course. Amateurs and professionals run side by side in the marathon, so spectators can often have the chance to see some of their idols taking part! it's well known as a fun day out for not only athletes and sports enthusiasts but also families with kids.
The marathon route leads runners past beautiful locations in the city centre, so a view of the marathon can easily be combined with a visit to the best historical sites, heritage monuments and other attractions.
Take part in the Lausanne Marathon 2023
There are various prices for each of the races, and all those registered will receive a Lausanne Marathon gift pack! So, check out the Lausanne Marathon website and see how you can sign up and take part! Otherwise, plan your visit to Lausanne to spectate and cheer on the crowds!