The 44th success of the CERN Relay Race

On Thursday 5 June, 590 people (8 Nordic walkers and 97 teams of 6 runners each) took part in the 44th CERN Relay Race.


The teams were divided into 8 different categories: mixed, mixed open, women, women open, men, men open, men veterans and Nordic Walk. The participants covered 3,900 metres around the Meyrin site, with the race's winners covering this distance in only 11 minutes and 4 seconds! (See all the results here.)

All the participants received a souvenir prize and the winners of each category took home a trophy. Additional prizes were given to the winners of the 1000 m challenge and Challenge Entreprise, and to the best CERN Users and Associates team, Department team and fancy dress team.

Everybody had a very good time, thanks to the excellent weather and the dynamic and friendly atmosphere created by the CERN Clubs! The Running Club would like to thank the Staff Association, the CERN Management and services, the event’s sponsors and, especially, all the volunteers for their help organising this event. Every year it is one of the most important CERN team-building experiences!

The next event organised by the CERN Running Club will be the CERN Road Race this autumn, which will be announced in due course.

by Anaïs Schaeffer