Dreiländerlauf (Three Countries Run)

Marktplatz Basel
Sunday, 26 May

This year marks the 32nd edition of the annual Dreiländerlauf, a special running event that covers territory in Switzerland (Basel), France (St. Louis, Huningue), and Germany (Weil am Rhein). All runs start and end at the Marktplatz; this year all runs will start earlier (9:00, 9:30, and 9:45) to beat the heat. New this year, there will be a full marathon (42.195 km), in addition to the annual half-marathon of 21.1 km, and the shorter run of 10.1 km. The route passes through the three countries, and crosses over the Rhein four times. The 10-km run has 14 age categories (7 for men and 7 for women), the half- and full-marathon has 12 age categories (6 for men and 6 for women); the youngest category is for teens born 2005-2008.

Registration: You can register online until the start of the race on May 26 on their official website ahttps://3laenderlauf.org/de/anmeldung/. Registrations made after May 13 will incur a late fee of CHF 10. Late registration can also be done in person the day before at the Basel Health Expo (between 10:00 and 15:00) or on the day itself on the Marktplatz starting at 7:00 (CHF 10 late fee applies). Registration fees are CHF 70 for the full marathon, CHF 50 for the half-marathon, and CHF 40 for the 10.1 km run.

Getting There: Thanks to support from the TNW (CH), RVL (DE), and Distribus (F), travel to and from the Dreiländerlauf on train, bus, and tram is free for participants on the day of the event. Print out the ticket and take it with you; free transport only applies to participants (not relatives) on May 26, 2024, for 2nd class return journey!

Start Numbers: Number bibs will be handed out on the day itself at a tent on the Marktplatz, starting at 7:00 for the marathon and 7:30 for the other runs. They can also be picked up the day before between 10:00 and 15:00, May 25, at the Basel Health Expo. The bibs are equipped with data chips that will calculate the time.

Prizes: All participants will receive a starter bag with custom pinnies and each participant who reaches the finish line will receive a competitor t-shirt. A souvenir medal can be purchased at the time of registration for 3 CHF. Additionally, the first three finishers in each category will receive a special prize. You need to be present to receive prizes as they will not be mailed to you. The award ceremony will start at 12:00 for the 10 km-run, at 13:00 for the half-marathon, and at 14:00 for the full marathon on the Marktplatz or, in case of really bad weather, at the Turnhalle Rittergasse.

Changing Rooms: Changing rooms will be available for men and women at the Rittergasse-Schulhaus starting at 7:30. You can also get a free massage at this location from the Swiss Massage Team either before or after the race.

Valuables: If you have valuables with you that you don’t want to run with, you can leave them in the inner courtyard of the Rathaus until 14:30, using your start number as your identifier.


4001 Basel

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