The charity runs for Horyzon programmes in 2020 took place in Grabs and Olten. In addition, Horyzon has launched a new nationwide Horyzon 2h run on 26 September 2020, which has been carried out decentral and virtual. Click on the following links to get more information about the runs!
We thank you very much for your commitment.
19 September 2020: 32th Grabser 2h run for Colombia
On 19 September 105 runners ran a total of 1,700 km. We thank all participants for their commitment!
19 September 2020: 33th Olten 2h run for Haiti
Because of Corona, this year's run took place decentral and virtual with the help of a tracking app. 372 runners collected a fabulous amount of CHF 70,037. We thank all participants for their commitment! You can find the detailled results here: https://www.o2h.ch/
26 September 2020: 1st Horyzon 2h run NEW!
On the weekend of 26 and 27 September, running enthusiasts ran and donated from Saturday morning 6am to Sunday night 11pm for the young people in the programme countries Haiti, Colombia, South Sudan and Palestine. The 2h run took place locally and with the help of a tracking app. Find out now how the runners did in the race by clicking here.
In the mid-1980s Horyzon brought the concept of the 2-hour run from the USA to Switzerland. The first run took place in Frauenfeld in October 1986 with 200 runners and total proceeds of CHF 62,000.
Since then, 145 sponsored runs have been organised at 23 different locations to volunteer for Horyzon's development projects. In the process, 28,000 participants covered 413,000 kilometres and generated proceeds of over 7 million Swiss francs.
Local organising committees are responsible for the organisation of the runs. Before the run, the runners look for as many sponsors as possible among relatives and acquaintances, clubs or companies who guarantee them a certain amount of money for each kilometre run. The distance covered by the runners is measured and multiplied by the promised amounts.
Part of the donation will go to the Horyzon project selected by the organising committee. Another part usually goes to a social project in the region.
Running donations are an important source of financing for our projects: They contribute more than 10 % to their financing.