Verein Neujahrsmarathon Zürich
Sunday, 31 December 2023 – Monday, 1 January 2024
Kids run, 750 m: 31 December, 22h00
Marathon, half marathon, quarter marathon and team run: 1 January, 00h00
Option to change to shorter race
Thanks to the joint start, it is explicitly allowed to switch to a shorter distance during the race and be classified on the new distance.
Start and finish
For all races inside the sports hall «Unterrohr» in Schlieren.
05h00. Runners must start their last lap before 03h45.
Laps of 10.55 km. Meters uphill: 19 m per lap. All tracks are officially measured by World Athletics. 90% natural surface, 10% asphalt.
The course is not illuminated. Headlamps are recommended.
The course is marked by signposts, barrier tape and flags.
On the 10.55 km lap, each kilometer is indicated with a kilometer sign.
In case you encounter problems, please report to the mobile checkpoints (mountain bikers) or fixed checkpoints on the track.
Official time keeping and data processing by Raceresult.
In addition to the finish times, several intermittent times will be taken. In particular, 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.
In the ranking list net times will be shown.
Changing rooms with showers are located in the sports hall.
Valuables (keys, mobile phones, wallets; but no bags, laptops, etc.) can be left for safekeeping at the information desk.
Race numbers can be picked up either on 30 December from 16h00 until 18h00 or on 31 December from 19h00 until 23h00 in the sports hall Unterrohr in Schlieren.
Cat. 12: Mar-M20, born 1995 – 2008
Cat. 13: Mar-M30, born 1985 – 1994
Cat. 14: Mar-M40, born 1975 – 1984
Cat. 15: Mar-M50, born 1965 – 1974
Cat. 16: Mar-M60, born 1964 + earlier
Cat. 32: HM-M20, born 1995 – 2010
Cat. 33: HM-M30, born 1985 – 1994
Cat. 34: HM-M40, born 1975 – 1984
Cat. 35: HM-M50, born 1965 – 1974
Cat. 36: HM-M60, born 1965 + earlier
Cat. 51: QM-M19, born 2005 – 2014
Cat. 52: QM-M20, born 1995 – 2004
Cat. 53: QM-M30, born 1985 – 1994
Cat. 54: QM-M40, born 1975 – 1984
Cat. 55: QM-M50, born 1965 – 1974
Cat. 56: QM-M60, born 1965 + earlier
Kids Run (750 m)
Cat. 71: M3-6, born 2017 – 2020
Cat. 72: M7-10, born 2013 – 2016
Cat. 73: M11-14, born 2009 – 2012
Cat. 22: Mar-F20, born 1995 – 2008
Cat. 23: Mar-F30, born 1985 – 1994
Cat. 24: Mar-F40, born 1975 – 1984
Cat. 25: Mar-F50, born 1965 – 1974
Cat. 26: Mar-F60, born 1964 + earlier
Cat. 42: HM-F20, born 1995 – 2010
Cat. 43: HM-F30, born 1985 – 1994
Cat. 44: HM-F40, born 1975 – 1984
Cat. 45: HM-F50, born 1965 – 1974
Cat. 46: HM-F60, born 1964 + earlier
Cat. 61: QM-F19, born 2005 – 2014
Cat. 62: QM-F20, born 1995 – 2004
Cat. 63: QM-F30, born 1985 – 1994
Cat. 64: QM-F40, born 1975 – 1984
Cat. 65: QM-F50, born 1965 – 1974
Cat. 66: QM-F60, born 1964 + earlier
Kids Run (750 m)
Cat. 81: F3-6, born 2017 – 2020
Cat. 82: F7-10, born 2013 – 2016
Cat. 83: F11-14, born 2009 – 2012
Team Run (42.195 km)
Cat. 91: teams of 2 to 4 runners
open to runners born in 2014 + earlier
The Sponser products of our food partner PowerLab will be offered every 5 kilometers. Warm carbohydrate drinks, energy bars, bananas, gel and water will be available. Additionally, Coca Cola is available every 10 kilometers.
For supporters, handing over personal beverages/food is only allowed at the official stands.
A restaurant will be installed in the sports hall, where meals and beverages will be available starting from 19h00.
The medical team will be positioned in the sports hall Unterrohr.
For the kids run the fastest three per category will be honored at 22h15.
For the midnight races, the fastest three runners overall and the winners per category will be honored at award ceremonies which will be held at 01h45 (quarter marathon and half marathon) and 04h30 (marathon and team run) in the sports hall. The prizes will not be mailed to the winners.
Increase by CHF 250.- per year
Men: CHF 1250.- (course record 2:26:52, Nikki Johnstone 2019)
Women: CHF 1000.- (course record 2:59:17, Astrid Roberts Feyer 2020)
The (optional) order of the souvenir T-shirt is done together with the registration for the race.
The (optional) order of the finisher medal is done together with the registration for the race. The participants of the kids run get a medal free of charge when finishing the race.
On the occasion of the festive character of the event, a sparkling wine (with Neujahrsmarathon bottle label) can be ordered when registering for the race.
Participants can order their personal pictures on www.alphafoto.com. Participants will not be remunerated for pictures used by the organizers.
We offer our runners official certificates of their Neujahrsmarathon ranking as well as their ranking in the World Athletics list of world leading performances as of 1 January.
There are no licences necessary. Performances of runners without a licence qualify for World Athletics and national best performances of the year as well.
Participants are responsible for providing their own insurance, including accident insurance.
Athletes participate at their own responsibility. The organizers deny all responsibility for accidents and claims of all kind (including theft).
The organizers advise all participants to prepare seriously for this competition. By registering for the race, the athletes confirm to be healthy and adequately trained for participating in the race. The organizers deny all responsibility for claims resulting from insufficient fitness or excessive physical demand. If an athlete cannot start (also with medical attestation), the entry fee will not be reimbursed by the organizers. However, there is the option to take out cancellation insurance when registering for the race.
Competitors may be tested for drugs.
For the races starting at midnight or later, private escort of participants on bicycles and other external support is not allowed. Following the rules of World Athletics, support by lapped runners or by participants of the relay race is not allowed. For the kids run, escort by adults is explicitly allowed.
Any deviation from the set course will result in disqualification.
Littering will result in disqualification.
Verein Neujahrsmarathon, 8000 Zürich
The Neujahrsmarathon would not exist without the help of our esteemed volunteers! Do not hesitate and become part of the event by registering as a volunteer and selecting your preferred function.
Runners bringing along a volunteer start for free! Please register until 17 December and provide the runner information in the comment field.
All volunteers will be invited to our volunteer event in winter/spring 2024.