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Changing rooms

In addition to the official changing rooms in „Hallenbad City“ there are possibilities to deposit clothes in two mobile chalets on the Stadthausanlage (Attention: There are no showers in these chalets!).

You can find the new map here.


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The finish line is in the Fraumünsterstrasse.


Migros MyRun Clip
To capture the special moment all arriving runners will be recorded by the MyRun Clip-Camera. Migros and the organizers of the Zürcher Silvesterlauf invite all the runners to see and/or download their own Clip around 2 days after the race for free.



Each finisher has the possibility to receive his/her personal diploma, which can be downloaded cost-free after the race on


First aid and medical support 
The medical teams are located at the start and finishing area and also positioned along the course.


Giveaway presents

All runners of the adult categories will receive a Sport Cap from SportXX at the number bib distribution. Children will receive a medal after crossing the finish line. From the Migros all participants will receive a iMpuls-Shaker.

For information regarding hotel stays during the Zürcher Silvesterlauf please contact: Zürich Tourismus, Tel. 044 215 40 40, Fax. 044 215 40 44,


The runners participate at their own risk and responsibility. The organizer denies any responsibility and liability. Insurance is in the participants own responsibility. Each participant must be insured for accident.


Lost and Found
Lost and found items can be handed over and picked up at the Info-Desk on Sunday at the number bib distribution. The same is possible at the Info Desk (at Stadthausanlage). From Monday 17, December 2018 you will find your lost items in the Lost and Found counter of the City of Zurich (Werdmühlestr. 10, Mo–Fr, 07.30 a.m. – 18.30 p.m.).

Name Zürcher Silvesterlauf
Where does the name come from – knowing that the race is not on old year’s eve (“which is called Silvester in German) in Sao Paulo, Brazil there is the so called „Corrida Internacional de São Silvestre“ (Eng.: Saint Silvester Road Race), wich is known to be the oldest and most popular street race. It starts on December 31, 10 minutes before  midnight. It is the whole idea to be running into the New Year in the true sense. The Swiss Newspaper Blick picked up that idea 1977 and introduced the Zürcher Silvesterlauf in the city of Zurich.  Just – for organisational reasons it never took place on December 31. It was a huge success and the number of runners quickly rose to 10‘000, but then went back down to 4‘000. 1991 the athletics division of TV Unterstrass took over the event from Blick. Under the guidance of Bruno Lafranchi heading the organizational committee the numbers of runners grew from 4‘500 to over 24‘000. With the arrival of Sunday shopping in December and other limiting factors the date was soon to be fix on the penultimate Sunday before Christmas.


Photographers from Alpha Foto will take pictures at selected photo sites along the race course and in the finish area. Give us your best smile and look forward to beautiful pictures of you and your participating friends.

You can view and purchase these pictures after the race at


The ranking will be published on Sunday December 16, 2018 after the event on


The start is placed on the Limmatquai. Please anticipate short provisioning time and position yourself within the field of runners according to your performance level. Elite runners do have the right to stand in the front row. 

Timing / Transponder
Time is taken via a transponder that is integrated into the number bib. The number bib has to be placed clearly visible at the front of the running shirt. 

It is no longer necessary to return the transponder at the finish line.


The official warm-up with instructors of the „Fitnessparks” is located at the Hechtplatz nearby the start area. Warm-up running is not to be done on the race course.


Winners ceremonies
The ceremonies take place on the Stadthausanlage. The three fastest runners of each category will be rewarded. They will receive an SMS notifying them that they are in the top 3. prizes must be collected and will not be forwarded after the event.

Since the category „Run for Fun“ and „Happy Runners“ are focusing on the fun and creativity of the runners – they will not have an own ceremony. They will have their own ranking in alphabetical order, however. 


43. Zürcher Silvesterlauf
The 43rd Zürcher Silvesterlauf takes place on Sunday, December 15, 2019.