(May 11-12)

Athletics Weekly - - Aw Events Guide 2019 - har­mony­geneva­ma­rathon.com

With an IAAF Bronze level race award for the marathon as well as a half­marathon and 10k events tak­ing place over the week­end, Geneva makes a great spring­time event to con­sider.

With cheap flights from the UK and a range of ho­tels avail­able in the city, Geneva of­fers a pleas­ant cli­mate for a marathon and could be much cheaper than you might have first imag­ined.

From the air­port, pas­sen­gers have 80 min­utes of free travel on the rail net­work and it only takes around 20 min­utes be­fore you are in the city and within easy walk­ing dis­tance of the ma­jor­ity of ho­tels.

Ho­tels also of­fer free day tick­ets for use on the city’s trans­port net­work so get­ting around is easy.

The cour­ses for the 10k, half and full marathons start a short bus ride out of town, with each wind­ing their way through the beau­ti­ful Swiss coun­try­side be­fore drop­ping down the lake­side for stun­ning views of the lake and the sur­round­ing moun­tains. At the fin­ish line and race vil­lage there’s plenty to keep fam­ily and spec­ta­tors oc­cu­pied, while Lake Geneva, with its fa­mous wa­ter jet foun­tain, pro­vides a stun­ning back­drop.

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