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.
Don’t miss the “Slow Up” next Sunday 23rd September around Lake Zurich from Meilen to Rapperswil and then on to Schmerikon. It’s 28 km in total and you can do as much or as little of it as you like, by biking, skating, pushing a pram….. It’s mainly flat and there are refreshment booths and snack stops all along the route. The road along the lake from Meilen is shut to cars and all road traffic from 9am till 6pm – and the road is yours from 10am – 5pm!
Well if you didn’t manage to make it to the Forchbahn 100 years celebrations here are some photos of what you missed! There were free rides on Forchbahn carriages of all eras, a “Christening ceremony for a Forchbahn”, pig racing (N.B. the photo just shows the exhausted piglets catching up on some sleep after the first race), a band, the Pfadi entertaining the children with nail and hammer games and cooking bread rolls on sticks and making apple fritters, a market and a Schwingen (Swiss wrestling) contest to name just a few of the attractions. The rain held off and a fun day was had by all.
This Wednesday 22nd why not swim across the lake as part of the annual Zurich “Seeueberquerung” from Mythenquai to Tiefenbrunnen? No need to pre-register, you simply turn up on the day and the ticket office opens at 2pm with the first swimmers crossing at 3pm and the event ends at 6.15pm. The crossing is recommended for good swimmers only as it is about 1,500 meters in length and is open to 16 year olds and above. Your luggage is transported to the other side by boat. Tickets cost CHF 20 and the price includes a drink, a voucher for risotto and a souvenir glass. There will be space for up to 10,000 swimmers – so if you missed out on Saturday’s Limmat Swim, now is your chance to do some real swimming!
Tickets for yesterday’s 49th Limmat Swim sold out within hours of going on sale but if you were lucky enough to be amongst the 4,200 swimmers who took part you were rewarded with a refreshing swim in the 30 degree plus heat in Zurich! Starting at the Frauenbadi near Buerkliplatz the swimmers took to the water on little yellow “butterflies” which enabled you to either float or swim along the Limmat past the Muensterbruecke, the Rathaus-Bruecke, the Rudolf-Brunbruecke, Muehlesteg, Bahnhof-Bruecke, Walche-Bruecke, Landesmuseum, Drahtschmidligsteg to the final destination in Oberer Letten. A veritable city tour by water!
The 50th anniversary of Zurich’s Limmat swim will take place next year and for those of you who like to plan in advance it will take place on either 17th or 24 August 2013. See you there!