This concept will schedule starts spread over two weeks limited to a maximum of 1,000 persons each day (including staff) and divided into three starts of 300 runners each time. As a first stage, around 8,000 race numbers will be offered on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Depending on how the Covid-19 situation develops and the quantity of race numbers remaining free, this concept may be extended by the addition of further starting times.
New routes of 2, 4, 5, 10 and 20 km have been designed to avoid any major road closures. These routes, which are currently being finalised, will take runners from the Haldimand Tower to the lakeside, the University of Lausanne grounds and the football pitches at Chavannes-près-Renens. The starting and finishing lines will be located in the grounds of the Bellerive open-air swimming pool. This will allow the organisers to take advantage of its different premises while ensuring that they have enough space to separate the flows of runners and thus guarantee the safety of all concerned.
So that the 20KM de Lausanne is not completely neglected at its usual time, a related version of the race will also be arranged this spring. A web application will offer routes which runners can complete at their own convenience.
These new scenarios will obviously depend on changes in the Covid situation. More information will be available in due course via the race’s various communication channels.