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Get in shape: our race ideas in Geneva

Amateur or experienced runners have plenty to keep themselves busy in Geneva in 2022. Discover a selection of races held in the city centre or the surrounding countryside offering you the chance to take up a sporting challenge adapted to your level, either individually or in teams, while admiring the scenery. 

Hommes qui courent avec dossards avec sur fond le Jet d'eau de Genève


3 April 2022

Now deemed the biggest race worldwide, Vivicittà sees between 70,000 and 80,000 competitors running at the same time in numerous cities and countries around the world. 

personnes qui courent sur un pont

Course des Ponts

10 April 2022

The Course des Ponts invites the public to go with the flow as they run or walk across the bridges and the follow the marked pathways. 

personnes qui courent sur une route entourée d'herbes

Bernex Race

30 April 2022

The 43rd edition of Bernex Race will allow runners of all ages to set off across the hillsides of Bernex while the Hillside hiking (Rando du Couteau) will allow participants to taste, in four stages, local wines accompanied by a plate of appetizers.

  • Distance and course: 10km/4 km/2km/1km for running, 5km for Nordic Walking, 1km for parents-and-kids race, 2x5km for women, men and mixed relay. A map of the routes and the climbs is available on the website of Bernex race.
  • Registrations: online on the booknrun plateform
personnes qui courent au milieu des champs de colza

Generali Genève Marathon

14 and 15 May 2022

The 16th edition of the Generali Genève Marathon will take thousands of runners into the Geneva countryside before reaching the finishing line at the very heart of the city opposite the Jet d'Eau. 

  • Distances and course: between 1 km and 42.195 km depending on the race (marathon, marathon relay (4–6 people), semi-marathon, semi racing wheelchair, 10 km open to runners and walkers, 5 km by Always, junior races (1 to 3 km for 6-13 year olds) as well as the new 1 km parent/child race for the youngest competitors from the age of 3. More information concerning the course on the Generali Genève Marathon website
  • Registrations: on the online Generali Genève Marathon registration platform
Trois hommes courant sur une route à côté d'un champ d'herbes

Walking tour of the Canton

24 May, 1 and 8 June 2022

Disputed in 3 stages, the Walking Tour of the Canton will take the athletes to Dardagny, Veyrier and Les Evaux.

homme courant dans une forêt

Ecotrail Geneva

11 June 2022

This race begins on the shores of the lake at dawn, it continues on the Salève at noon for reaching the beach for for a afternoon snack. This race invites you to enjoy the subtle curves of the Geneva countryside before gaining height on Mont-Salève with a breathtaking view of Mont-Blanc on one side and Geneva on the other.

  • Distances and course: Into the wild (80 km), Without limits (46 km); Run Forest (30 km); Fast and Curious (20 km); Chicken Run (10 km); Walking (20 km)
  • Registrations: online on Ecotrail Geneva website

To train  

Infrastructures in the City of Geneva

There are several outdoor courses in Geneva designed running:

Timmy: a connected sport app

Since the spring of 2019, the City of Geneva’s sports department has offered the general public the chance to take on “Timmy”. Behind this name lies a permanent timekeeping app installed at the Bout-du-Monde sports centre, available for download free of charge via Google Play and Apple Store


Service des sports

4 Rue Hans-Wilsdorf


Les Acacias


Par courrier

Case postale 1769


Genève 26

Tél. +41 22 418 40 40

Fax. +41 22 418 40 01


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Article modifié le 24.05.2022 à 09:33