Sri Chinmoy 12 + 24 Hour Run
This annual event, which attracts only serious runners and those looking for a challenge, will be taking place once again this year in Basel! It attracts a large number of participants for an event of its kind—in 2019, there were about 100 runners from 24 nations. Sri Chinmoy, an Indian writer, poet, philosopher, meditation teacher, and successful athlete, started a marathon team in 1977 to encourage his students to improve their physical fitness as a key to human well-being. The idea quickly took off, leading to many such marathon teams around the world. The number of events increased steadily, ranging from sprints for children to triathlons and even 5-day runs.
For the 32nd time, the Sri Chinmoy 12 + 24-Hour Run will take place at the St. Jakob sports complex. The run takes place on a paved, fast, flat, circular circuit (IAAF grade B), officially measured at 1,101.43 meters. The run is timed with two electronic time-keeping chips in the start number, plus a personal SCMT counting station that is further backed-up by a video camera. The course will be professionally managed with many tents and a large selection of food and drinks over the 24 hours, and the good infrastructure includes showers and toilets on the running track. Note, however, that this year the track will not be lit at night and you need to bring your own headlamp.
The 24-hour race will start at noon on Saturday and the 12-hour race will start at midnight for a simultaneous finish at 12:00 on Sunday. At the awards ceremony on Sunday at 14:00, awards and trophies will be given to the best runners (most laps) in each category, and each runner will receive a personal certificate, medal, and souvenir prize.
The entry fee is CHF 110 for the 12-hour race and CHF 150 for the 24-hour race. You can register directly online until Sunday, April 30; late registrations are possible from May 1st by e-mail or on site until shortly before the start.
Sportanlage St. Jakob
Grosse Allee 5