Worldwide first marathon of the year 2018

Dear runners,

The popularity of the Neujahrsmarathon has been growing quickly year after year. On 1 January 2017 there were for the first time more than 1000 runners from 53 different countries and all continents. Due to these steadily increasing numbers, we decided to limit the numbers of runners for the quarter marathon and the half marathon to 300 and 400, respectively, in order to guarantee a high quality of the event. No such restrictions apply to the full marathon, the team run and the kids run.

The concept of the Neujahrsmarathon – with its worldwide unique start at midnight in the very first second of the new year and with the consequent official world leading times of the year for the winners – remains unchanged. As part of this concept, runners will again have the option to register for the marathon but still decide during the race which distance to run.

The Neujahrsmarathon starts with the Kids Run at 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The Kids Run is free of charge for all young runners from 3 to 14 years. Registration for all races is done online.

We are looking forward to welcoming you as a runner, volunteer, sponsor, spectator, or party guests to this 14 edition of the Neujahrsmarathon Zurich. Last but not least we want to raise your attention for our “promotion 1+1”: runners bringing along a volunteer start for free!

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Roger Kaufmann,
Race Director of the Neujahrsmarathon Zurich


Main sponsor
Ryffel Running by SportXX


Volunteers wanted

A big thank you to all those who have already registered as volunteers!Without you, the Neujahrsmarathon could not take place. We are grateful for further support:

Register as a volunteer