CHF 113'454.- for childrens in Switzerland

The 17th run4kids event in Zurich saw 700 runners from 25 companies gathering in Zürichhorn park to make their own personal contribution to the well-being of children in Switzerland. The run was a resounding success, raising funds to a total of CHF 113'454.50. Proceeds from this year's event will go to fit4future, Switzerland's biggest school scheme promoting healthy living, as well as the Förderverein für Kinder mit seltenen Krankheiten (Swiss association for children with rare diseases) and the youth division of Swiss athletics club TV Unterstrass.

Press release

Organisations funded in 2017

Cleven Foundation – «fit4future»

50 per cent of the proceeds will go to «fit4future». The project is organised by the Cleven Foundation, which has been committed to promoting preventative action and healthy living among children since 2004.



TV Unterstrass

10 per cent of the proceeds will go to the youth department of LAC LAC TV Unterstrass. The Zurich-based athletics club has being making sure the run4kids event runs smoothly ever since it first took place in 2001

Association for children with rare diseases

A total of 40 per cent of the proceeds raised from the run will be donated to the Förderverein für Kinder mit seltenen Krankheiten. There are around 350,000 children and young people suffering from rare diseases in Switzerland. Their families are faced with uncertainty and countless challenges every day, and they have to overcome these challenges with incredible courage and spirit. The Förderverein für Kinder mit seltenen Krankheiten has been campaigning for these children and their families since 2014, arranging direct financial aid for those affected and creating platforms to bring these families together. Video

Participating companies

AdNovum Informatik AG

AWK Group AG

Banco Itaú (Suisse) SA

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Betty Bossi AG


Brown Brothers Harriman

Ernst & Young AG

GAM Investment Management (Switzerland) Ltd

Glenfis AG

Homburger AG



Lombard Odier & Co AG

Meili Unternehmungen AG

Migros Bank AG

Niederer Kraft & Frey AG


Otsuka Pharmaceutical (Switzerland) GmbH

SAP (Schweiz) AG

SCOR Services Switzerland Ltd.

Telefónica Business Solutions

Weinmann Zimmerli

Zürich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft A


More than 700 runners completed laps of the run4kids course in 2017, following the motto “if you’re taking part, you’ve already won”. Winners were announced in four different categories:

A) Runners' Category

Highest number of laps – individual runners

  1. Michael Locher (AWK Group AG), 37 Rounds
  2. Cordin Arpagaus (Team fit4future), 34 Rounds
  3. Simon Schmidlin (AWK Group AG), 32 Rounds
    Anderas Höpfner (Zürich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG)


Biggest private donation - individual runners

  1. Stefan Kunz (Otsuka Pharmaceutical (Switzerland) GmbH, CHF 2'446.00
  2. Pascale Kurth (Kinder mit seltenen Krankheiten), CHF 2'049.00
  3. Christoph Borer (SAP)
    Beatrice Loch (Kessler & Co AG), CHF 335.-

The winners in both of the individual runners’ categories each receive a voucher for CHF 100 from Ochsner Sport.

B) Kategorie Firma

Highest number of laps (average per runner)

  1. AWK Group AG, 26.625 Rounds
  2. SAP (Schweiz) AG, 20.25 Rounds
  3. GAM Investment Management, 19.5 Rounds


Highest company donation

  1. Zürich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG, CHF 14'020.-
  2. Meili Unternehmungen AG, CHF 13'100.-
  3. Banco Itau (Suisse) SA, Gam Investment Management CHF 10'000.-



The winning companies each categorie win a running workshop with TV Unterstrass.