The race’s spirit

The Escalade race is a massive sport event in Geneva. It is a popular event which is gathring an important number of participants. More than 40’000 in 2019. This race is the first pedestrian race in Switzerland and one of the most important in Europa.

The event focus on a double mission :

  1. The race must be popular, welcoming and beneficente in order to sensitizing the population about a regular physical activity.
  2. The race must be highly competitive and interesting for international elit athletes in order to make an impressive show and also to be exemples for the youth.

This ingenious blend of joy and seriousness brings together public institutions, sponsors and partners, schools and associations working together in a collective effort, in the magic of the Geneva winter, to promote the values of the Run: pleasure, respect, solidarity, integration and excellence.