StraLugano Swiss City Run
StraLugano is a city running event in the centre of Lugano. In 2021 it takes place for the 15th time. The running course is an exciting one, overlooking the lake, known as Lake Lugano (Lago di Lugano) and taking in many of the slopes of the scenic Italian-speaking city in Canton Ticino.
StraLugano race categories
- Half Marathon
- Relay Run
- 10km City Run
- 5km Fast Run
- Kids Run
- Monte Bre Vertical Race
COVID-19 measures at StraLugano
StraLugano is taking place under extraordinary circumstances this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In order to collect your numbered bib and therefore participate in one of the running races, participants will need to show up in person at the Exhibition Centre (Centro Esposizioni) with a COVID certificate, whilst wearing a mask and keeping a 1,5-metre distance from others.
StraLugano 2021 race timetable
Here are the kickoff times of each of the different races:
- 10km City Run at 6.30pm on Saturday, August 28, 2021
- Monte Bre Vertical Race at 9.30am on Sunday, August 29, 2021
- Half Marathon and Relay Run at 10am on Sunday, August 29, 2021
- 5km Fast Run at 1.30pm on Sunday, August 29, 2021
- 4Charity at 1.40 pm on Sunday, August 29, 2021
Starting times for the various different age categories in the events for kids take place at various times on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Check the main event’s website for exact details.
StraLugano prize-giving ceremonies
The awards ceremonies for different races take place at various locations in Lugano. The awards for the Kids Run and 5km Fast Run will be held in the Piazza della Riforma, and the awards for the other races take place at the Exhibition Centre.
Attend or participate in StraLugano
For spectators, it's free to view the race. Year after year, StraLugano proves to be a fun day out for families, students and expats working in Lugano. Due to coronavirus, It's important that all spectators follow the COVID-19 protocol to help prevent further spread of coronavirus.
For participants, registration is open on the StraLugano website (in Italian and French). Collect your race bib with your number on it at the Exhibition Center in via Campo Marzio. With the Swiss Runners Ticket, public transportation in the city of Lugano is free for the duration of the event.