Sonntag 26. Mai 2024
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24. Winterthur Marathon

In the year 2030, the Winterthur Marathon cultivates an environmentally friendly use of resources, uses local, fair products and services wherever possible and avoids unnecessary emissions.

As a major mass sports event, the Winterthur Marathon aims to make a tangible contribution in the area of sustainability and to highlight opportunities to integrate sustainable elements into everyday life.

In order to achieve our goal of a sustainable event, we are committed to social, economic and ecological aspects and take these aspects into account when planning and implementing the Winterthur Marathon.




Priority topics 2019-2024



  • Reduce (packaging) material and use it more than once
  • Use reusable tableware
  • Use waste separation system
  • Avoid littering
  • Train and use school classes as trash heroes



  • Appreciative cooperation with all participants
  • Attractive route
  • Event area with a wide range of activities
  • User-friendly procedures and clear information
  • Year-round training opportunities on fixed signposted route


Local economy

  • Give preference to local service providers and producers
  • Place value on social and ecological standards
  • Renting instead of buying
  • Multiple use of purchases
  • Cooperation with local associations



  • Give preference to seasonal, regional and sustainable food
  • Expand vegetarian and vegan options
  • Avoid small packaging
  • Offer open bar and tap water
  • Avoid and donate leftovers


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