Basler Bruggelauf

September 22, 2019

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Dear Athletes

Welcome to the 14th Basler Bruggelauf, the Ekiden relays and now the 5km run on the Altstadtrunde.

New to the programme is the 5km Old Town Circuit, which runs on the same course as the Ekiden competition, is completed as a single runner and takes you across the Mittlere-Brücke and Wettsteinbrücke with a beautiful view of Basel’s Old Town panorama.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Basler Bruggelauf 10 miles, Altstadtrunde 5km and Ekiden over 20km distance.

Bruggelauf

The traditional Basler Bruggelauf starts in the heart of Basel’s old town. All five bridges over the Rhine are crossed at least once during the demanding 10 miles, which take you to vibrant Kleinbasel, riverside parks, historic districts and world-famous buildings. This unique course provides a perfect background to some fast running!

Runners are ranked in the age and gender categories listed below. Please note that there is a running time cap of 2 hours. At all times, follow instructions given by Bruggelauf staff and stewards.

Categories Bruggelauf

Minimum entrance age is 16 years:

– Men/Women M/W under-18s
– Men/Women M/W under-20s
– Men/Women M/W 20
– Men/Women M/W 30
– Men/Women M/W 40
– Men/Women M/W 50
– Men/Women M/W 60
– Men/Women M/W 65
– Men/Women M/W 70 and above

Entrance fees Bruggelauf

The entrance fee for all categories is

  • until Saturday, September 14, 2019 CHF 35.00
  • between Sunday, September 15, 2019
    and Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    CHF 40.00
     
  • on the day CHF 45.00

Please note that we cannot refund your entrance fee. You may, however, sign up for a cancellation insurance during registration.

Start times Bruggelauf

The Basler Bruggelauf will start, for all runners in all categories, at 9.00 am.

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Course Video

Ekiden

The Ekiden competition runs over 20km along the Rhine and through Basel’s old town. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of “Ekiden” before – it just means “team relay”.

The Ekiden course leads through the beautiful historic centre of Basel.

Get some friends to come along and have fun tackling the course in teams of three.

Teams are ranked in the categories listed below. Please note that there is a running time cap of 2h 30min for the 20k distance. At all times, follow instructions given by Bruggelauf staff and stewards.

Categories Ekiden

Minimum entrance age is 16 years.

Marathon distance

Women’s teams of six
Men’s teams of six
Mixed teams of six (three women, three men)

The 42k are split into legs of

10k, 5k, 10k, 5k, 5k and 7k (in this order).
Team members run multiple laps on the historic course. That gives your team mates ample opportunity to cheer you on!

20k distance

Women’s teams of three
Men’s teams of three
Mixed teams of three (at least one woman)

The 20k are split into legs of

10k, 5k and 5k (in this order).
Team members run multiple laps on the historic course.

Team entrance fees Ekiden

The entry fee for Ekiden Marathon distance is

  • until Saturday, September 14, 2019 CHF 200.00
  • between Sunday, September 15, 2019
    and Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    CHF 220.00
     
  • on the day CHF 240.00

The entry fee for Ekiden 20km distance is

  • until Saturday, September 14, 2019 CHF 100.00
  • between Sunday, September 15, 2019
    and Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    CHF 110.00
     
  • on the day CHF 120.00

Please note that we cannot refund your entrance fee. You may, however, sign up for a cancellation insurance during registration.

After the race, you need to return your timing chip to us (we’ll have to charge CHF 50.00 per chip that is not returned to us).

Start times Ekiden

The Ekiden event will start at 9.30am.

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Altstadtrunde

The Altstadtrunde follows the same route as the Ekiden competition. The 5km route is completed as a single runner and leads through the beautiful old town of Basel and after crossing the Mittlere Brücke into Kleinbasel. Over the Wettsteinbrücke the route leads back to Grossbasel. The participant completes 2 laps on this course.

Runners are ranked in the age and gender categories listed below. Please note that there is a running time cap of 1 hour 15 minutes for the Altstadtrunde. At all times, follow instructions given by Bruggelauf staff and stewards.

Categories Altstadtrunde

Minimum entrance age is 14 years:

Men/Women M/W under-16s
Men/Women M/W under-18s
Men/Women M/W under-20s
Men/Women M/W 20
Men/Women M/W 30
Men/Women M/W 40
Men/Women M/W 50
Men/Women M/W 60
Men/Women M/W 65
Men/Women M/W 70 and above

Entrance Fees Altstadtrunde

The entrance fee for all Altstadtrunde categories is

  • until Saturday, September 14, 2019 CHF 30.00
  • between Sunday, September 15, 2019
    and Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    CHF 35.00
     
  • on the day CHF 40.00

Please note that we cannot refund your entrance fee. You may, however, sign up for a cancellation insurance during registration.

Start times Altstadtrunde

The 5km Altstadtrunde will start, for all runners in all categories, at 11.00 am.

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What's included

  • SMS Service
  • Participant registration
  • Electronic race time measurement
  • Race number with timing chip
  • Locker rooms
  • Medical aid during the race
  • Marshalled race course
  • Finisher gift
  • Race food and drinks
  • Electronic ranking, accessible online
  • Personal diploma for download
  • Around 300 volunteers organising a fantastic day to remember

Medals

A medal can be ordered during registration for an additional CHF 7.00 per participant.

Please note that for the Ekiden event, you can only order a full set (i.e. for every team member).

If you order a medal before September 14, 2019, you’ll receive your medal on the day! If ordered later, we’ll send the medals by post to one of the team members.

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