After 2 years of coronavirus-related cancellations, the city of Muttenz will host its 12th marathon at the end of April—the Muttenz Marathon. The marathon involves two rounds on a 21-km route through the town and surrounding forested area, with an altitude difference of 500 m for each round. Additional race categories include a half-marathon (one 21-km round), a 10-km spring run, a 1.5-km youth run, and a 0.8-km kids’ run. There are different age categories for the various runs. New this year will be a walking/Nordic walking competition on the same route as the 10-km runners; starting 10 minutes later. All runs start and end at the Schulhaus Margelacker in Muttenz, which can be reached by tram 14 (stop called “Käppeli” + 400 m walk); there is also parking near the Sportplatz Margelacker.
You can register online for the runs until April 22; the number of competitors for each category is limited.
Cost is CHF 65 for the marathon, CHF 45 for the half-marathon, CHF 25 for the 10-km spring race and walking/Nordic walking race, CHF 8 for the youth run, and CHF 5 for the kids’ run. On-the-spot registration is also possible (until 45 minutes before the respective run) for an additional cost.
The three fastest women and men in each category will receive a prize, and all finishers will receive a medal. There will be plenty of refreshments offered by the sponsors along the route, as well as a grill, drink, and cake stand on the festival grounds.