Running for a good cause. The 2h run turns the mileage into donations.
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.
2-hour runs – a success story
In the middle of the eighties, Horyzon brought the concept of a 2-hour run from the USA to Switzerland. The first run was held in Frauenfeld in October 1986 with 200 runners and proceeds of CHF 62'000. Since then, 145 sponsored races have been held in 23 different places. The races were organised by volunteers and the proceeds went to development projects organised by Horyzon. A total of 28'000 runners have run 413’000 kilometres and total proceeds have exceeded 7 million Swiss francs!
Local committees are responsible for carrying out these races. Runners obtain as many sponsors as possible before the race (friends, family, companies etc) who pledge a certain amount per kilometre run within 2 hours. The amount of kilometres run is then multiplied by the promised amount of money of the various sponsors.
A part of all proceeds go to projects organised by Horyzon, another part is often donated to a social project in the respective area.
These proceeds are an important source of finance for Horyzon and provide more than 10% of the funds for financing projects.
In 2018 Horyzon is represented at five 2h runs. Click on the following links, register and start searching for sponsors. On behalf of the beneficiaries, we would like to thank you for your commitment.
September 01, 2018: Hinterthurgauer 2h run
Supported program: Health and neighbourhood development in Bangladesh
September 15, 2018: Oltner 2h run
September 15, 2018: Frauenfelder 2h run
September 22, 2018: 30th Grabser 2h run
September 22, 2018: Limmattaler 2h run
Website of the 2h drive: https://www.limmattaler2hlauf.ch/