36th Zuercher Silvesterlauf – join the Zurich City Run on 16th December!

The 36th “Silvesterlauf” takes place in Zurich on the 16th December.  You can either register online via www.datasport.ch or you can email info@silvesterlauf.ch and request an “Einzahlungsschein” for payment.  Registration via Einzahunsschein closes on 1st December and online on the 9th December – so you still have time to both get in condition and to register.

There are all sorts of categories you can register in – for example, father and child, families, mother and child, “I’m fit”, “Run for Fun” etc, etc!  So find one that suits you and enjoy the run through Zurich. For more information (in German) click here.

Photo: http://www.silvesterlauf.ch

Pink Ribbon Charity Walk on September 30th in Zurich. Are you taking part?

The 5th annual Pink Ribbon Charity walk takes place on Sunday September 30th at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich from 12 noon to 5pm. It covers a distance of 4km through Letzigrund and along the neighbouring streets and you can walk or jog.

As well as being great fun, the Pink Ribbon Charity Walk also raises valuable funds for the Breast Cancer charity. There will be pink caps and t-shirts, a Zumba fitness warm-up, a photo shoot of a “human pink ribbon”, live music, food and refreshments and even a program for children. Men, women and children are invited to participate. You can register online until 12 noon on Thursday 27th September and also on the day at 12 noon.

For more information (in German) click here. If you want to send an invitation to your friends inviting them to take part click here.

Photos: Pink Ribbon Charity


Greifenseelauf September 22nd

How’s your running going?  If you haven’t registered already for the Greifensee run you still have a chance! The very last day to register for the 33rd Greifenseelauf (5k, 10k and 21.1k distances) is tomorrow the 7th September (provided they haven’t already reached maximum capacity of 15,000 entrants). Despite the official register closing on 25th August, the “last minute register”, for which you pay a small surcharge, is still open.

Click here for information and registration. If you don’t fancy running it’s still a great spectator event and you can alway exercise your vocal chords by cheering them all on!

Photo: Greifenseelauf

Room to Read Charity Breakfast September 6th

John J. Wood, the founder of Room to Read is coming to Zurich.  Room to Read believes World Change starts with Educated Children® and it seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.  John will be speaking at the SAMBAplus Leadership Breakfast at the Savoy Baur en Ville in Zurich on September 6.  The breakfast is from 7:30-9:00am and at the moment there are still places available. Please register here if you are interested in attending and supporting this worthy cause. In fact, you may be very interested to know that one of our Guest Bloggers, Rachel Dale will be running the Jungfrau marathon next Saturday 8th September to raise money to support it.