Start for all categories at midnight inside the sports hall
Even after 10 years, our spirit of innovation continues. On 1 January 2015, the start of all distances (except the kids-marathon) will be exactly at midnight in the middle of the sports hall. We managed this by making a minimal change to the first lap, allowing for a distance of precisely 10‘548.75 meters per lap (i.e. the distance of a quarter marathon).
Apart from this small change, the course remains unchanged. The eastern turning point is still located on the Werdinsel in the recreation area of the city of Zurich. After each lap, the runners will pass through the sports hall. As another plus, official intermediate times at kilometer 10 will be taken, which will qualify for official best performances of the year. The same holds true for all marathon and half marathon performances.
On New Year’s Eve, there will again be a kids-marathon on a 750 meters course. The kids will start at 21h00 inside the sports hall, run to the river Limmat and then back into the sports hall. And finally, we have organized a DJ and a speaker to entertain spectators during the whole event.
We are looking forward to welcoming you on New Year‘s Eve 2013/2014 as a runner, volunteer, supporter or party guest at our marathon!
On behalf of the organizing committee,
Race Director of the Neujahrsmarathon Zurich