Pride Run 5K/10K

We can no longer accept late registrations for the PrideRun.
No vacant places can be transferred either. Thank you for your understanding.

Already registered participants who want to change their category (e.g. change from 5k run to 10k run) can send us an e-mail:


Your biggest rival is you

Frontrunners Bern invite you to join the PrideRun 5K/10K at EuroGames Bern 2023. It doesn’t matter if you show up in your most colourful Pride outfit, in drag, in a costume or in your plain old running clothes: the important thing for you is to show up!

Meeting Point, be ready at 6:10PM
Meeting Point 5K: Sportanlage Schwellenmätteli, Schwellenmattstrasse 1, 3005 Bern Google Maps
Meeting Point 10K: Google Maps (next to Restaurant Terrasse Schwellenmätteli)

Medal Ceremony / Best costume
In addition to age and gender categories, we will also reward the best running outfits. So, run in your best costume! The medal ceremony will take place on stage from 8:30 PM to 9PM in the EuroGames Village on Münsterplattform. Google Maps

Bib, changing room and valuables
Pick up your bib number from 4 PM at sports hall Turnhalle Matte. This is also were you can use the changing room and leave your valuables. See this map to see how to get there from the village. Important: You are required to wear the bib on the front of your torso during the entire race.

Turnhalle Matte
Schifflaube 1
3011 Bern
Google Maps

You can leave small valuables (money, smartphone etc.) in a small bag in a supervised room in the sports hall. The bag number corresponds to your bib number, so please wear your bib number to get your valuables back. You can leave back packs and luggage in the changing room, but please be advise that there is no supervision there. The changing rooms are 15mins walking distance to the start of the race.

The course is hilly with a total elevation of about 100 meters, consisting of a 1.5km flat entry along the river Aare followed by an elevation leading to the forest (Dählhölzli). At the end you will be returning to the riverside where you have the chance to speed up before the finish line. Find the course map below.

5K: Start and finish: Point B. You will run only one round in the forest and head directly back to the finish line. Approximate length of the course: 5,4 KM
10K: Start: Point A. Finish: Point B. Remember: You will run three rounds in the forest. Please make sure that you count your rounds correctly. You should pass the refreshment post on the top of the course a total of three times where there also is a checkpoint. Then you leave the forest and run back on the same track you went up. Approximate length of the course: 10 KM

Download the .gpx file of the route.

We are serving water and isotonic drinks (Sponser) in the forest (see pink dot on the map). There will be water at the end of the race.

We‘ve made an extra effort to pick a route that showcases the best bits of Bern: a view of our Federal Palace, the turquoise green river Aare, the peaceful nature of the Dählhölzli forest and – an aspect that should not be underestimated – the ups and downs that make our hilly city a challenge for every runner.

We strive to make our run as inclusive as possible: You can choose between our 5K and 10K course. Bring the kids and sign up for our 5K Family run. Not the competitive type? Register for our non-competitive run where we rank participants alphabetically by name and not by time. Please be aware that you can register a maximum of 3 kids per adult for the Family Run. All participating children must be at least 10 years old. No fees are due for children.

Key facts

Race start
Friday, July 28, 2023, 18:30
Please be ready in your starting area at 18:10

5km and 10km

Tournament format
Competitive (by age/gender)
Non-competitive (alphabetical ranking)
5K Family run (non-competitive, maximum three children per adult)

Registration for EGLSF members: €80
Registration for non EGLSF members: €100
Pride Run 5K/10K sports fee: €10

Tournament Information

Tournament dates

Friday, July 28
18:30 – 21:30




Our races will be judged according to the rules of World Athletics

Gender categories

male-identified, female-identified, nonbinary

Registering for EuroGames 2023

Registration is open to everyone above the age of 18 regardless of skill level, sexual orientation, gender identity and nationality. A registration fee is required for all athletes.

What you can expect from participating in EuroGames 2023:

  • You will receive a complimentary functional shirt (please indicate your size when registering) from our sports partners Craft and Ochsner Sport
  • You will take part in a professionally organised tournament
  • You have the chance to win a medal in your sport
  • You will have access to discounts for selected events and parties
  • You can participate in the Opening Ceremony
  • You can participate in the Closing Ceremony Ceremony
  • You will have access to the EuroGames Village in the Old Town of Bern
  • You can experience BernPride on Saturday, July 29, 2023
  • You can attend several side events and cultural programs

Early Bird: 100 days
We offer an early bird special for select groups for the first 100 days of our registration period until November 7, 2022. Please avail of the following discount codes:

  • XX Euro discount for all participants under 25 years: YOUTHOUTREACH22
  • XX Euro discount for all participants from countries outside of Western Europe and North America: GLOBALOUTREACH22

All registered participants will receive our official athlete’s shirt.

Changing facilities for Pride Run 5K/10K

Turnhalle Matte
Schifflaube 1
3011 Bern

Refreshments will be served in the forest loop.

Good to know
Changing rooms, showers and a baggage storage area will be provided at the Matte sports gymnasium. The sports gymnasium is conveniently within walking distance to the EuroGames village and the start/finish area.

How to get there

Sports hall Matte: From the EuroGames village, take the stairs located behind the cathedral down to the lower level. Total walking time: approximately 6 mintues.

Start area: Take trams 6,7,8 or bus 19 to «Helvetiaplatz». Take the stairs down to the river (approximately 10 minute walk). If you’re heading to the race area from sports hall Matte, it is a 15 minute walk.

If staying at a hotel or registered Airbnb, you will receive a Bern Ticket for free access to public transport to all sports locations.

Your race organisers

Your race organisers

Frontrunners Bern are hosting the Pride Run 5K/10K. They have already organised the Frontrun for Queer Games in the past.



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