Background

It seems like yesterday, but 10 years have already passed since September 17, 2006. StraLugano made its debut that day with 630 athletes and now with the 2016 event attracting over 5000 runners, an amazing dream has come true.

A goal which acts as an incentive and which encourages the entire organising team – headed up once more by Vanni Merzari – to double down and achieve new, even more fantastic goals.

The decision to organise a half marathon in Lugano was new and exciting and was inspired by the need to make StraLugano even more professional and capable of attracting runners both from Switzerland and abroad.

As confirmation of StraLugano’s big heart, we then created a new non-competitive race (alongside the classic 10 km race) so as to involve the whole population and to support associations in the Charity Programme. A 5 km run which is accessible to everybody and which provides the opportunity to go running with friends, to take up a personal challenge or, for companies, to spend a Saturday evening in the company of colleagues.

We are sure you will have a great time!!!