CERN Road Race



The CERN Road Race has been held every year since 1980 in the West Area of the Meyrin site, and is open to everyone working at CERN and their families. 
It comprises 3 laps of a 1.8 km circuit, which makes for a total distance of (5.44+/-0.05)km. 
Children (15 years or younger) have their own race of 1.8 km over 1 lap.

The adult race is run on a handicap basis, by staggering the starting times. All runners cover the same distance and those finishing the course receive a souvenir prize, financed by a registration fee. There are runners of all speeds, times have ranged from under 17 to over 34 minutes. 
There are trophies for Women's and Men's categories in the Seniors and Veterans I ( > 40 years) and II ( > 50 years) age groups, as well as for age/performance and for the best family (2 or more members, scored on best parent + best child).


Runners (or their representatives) will need to log in with their CERN username/password to register. If you do not have a registered CERN account, please first register your e-mail address at

Runners will need to have access to the CERN site of Meyrin on the race day. In case they do not have it, they need to fill an access request by going to this page at least 48h before the race : They will then be able to enter CERN on the day of the race, using entrance B, provided that bring an ID.

Entry Fee

An entry fee of 10 CHF per runner is payable when the number is collected. Children enter free

The distribution of the race numbers will be on the day of the race between 12:15 and 13:00 in the Main Building.

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