What is Wake up and run exactly?

Wake up and run is a non-timed 5km running that takes place at 05.30 a.m. in the center of 15 Swiss cities and which is followed up by a take away breakfast including regional products.

By taking part in a Wake up and run event, you have the opportunity to run or walk with your friends, your colleagues, your family and to discover your city still asleep from a very particular perspective.


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. One of the specificities of the take away breakfast served during Wake up and run events is the origin of the products. They are indeed produced by the farmers and the artisans of the region.

Mission and Values

Environment: we make a point of offering a clean event, designed and conceived to be respectful of the environment. Infrastructures are reduced to a minimum, breakfast ingredients are sourced from environmental-friendly farming and sponsors have to follow strict rules.

Health: In Switzerland, as well as in the rest of the world, overweight and obesity are increasing. Wake up and run is aiming at preventing the overweight problem by promoting a regular sports activity combined with a healthy and balanced diet.