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October 04, 2020 18:00
October 11, 2020 18:00

The Virtual On SquadRace Zurich

The SquadRace turns running into the ultimate team sport. It's squad versus squad, racing in opposite directions on a 5k course. In this race, it’s not about the fastest individual, but the team with the fastest overall average time who wins. And now we’re in search of the fastest running squad in Zurich.

However, 2020 has been no ordinary year, so we’ve had to adapt. We created a platform to keep the SquadRace energy alive, virtually. It’s still squad against squad, competing against one another – all together and yet running alone. 

Get ready to virtually reunite your squad and individually run your best 5k.

The race is virtual, but the competition is real. 

See the results from the first Virtual SquadRace Zurich here.

How it works:

Registration Phase starts from Sept 25th - 4th of Oct: Register your squad via the crew captain or other contact person. Please note that your team must consist of at least 5 members for the race phase. Not part of a squad? No problem. When the race phase starts, submit your 5k time under Team On to participate.  

Race Phase starts on October 4th - 11th: Run a 5k route as fast as you can. Track your run with any tracking app. Register your run by:

- Signing up with your name

- Your race time (min+seconds) 

- Choose your run crew from the drop-down options

- Upload a screenshot of your run as proof 

Share your run experience with #onsquadrace + tag @on_running.

The Rules:

1. Record your best 5k run time whenever it suits you. Once the race period has started, log your race time in here. It will be added to your squad’s overall average time. Every runner can race 5k as often as he/she wants to improve the team’s average, as long as it’s during the period of the event. There are no rules on place or time when it comes to your 5k. Please be fair and note: your normal race would not be a pure downhill race either. Please make sure that the difference in elevation is balanced. 

2. Every runner counts. The team with the fastest average overall time wins.

3. We’ll include your crew in the rankings if 5 runners minimum per crew have participated in the event. 

4. The race period is open for one week from Sunday, October 4th, 18:00 until Sunday, October 11th, 18:00. The live leaderboard will be displayed on this page. The winning crew will be announced on Sunday, October 11th, 20:00.  

5. Be honest and honorable. Log a 5k time that was really ran by you. False names and false times aren’t cool and unfair to fellow crews. We know you all value good sportsmanship, so stick to the rules to make this an enjoyable event for all. 

6. Observe the current hygiene and social distancing rules. Keep your distance and act responsibly. 


1st Place: The fastest squad wins the title of Zurich's Fastest Running Squad and:

a pair of Cloudflows for each participant.

2nd Place: The second fastest squad wins a Performance-T for each participant

3rd Place: The third fastest crew wins a pair of Performance Socks for each participant.

The fastest individual male runner & the fastest individual female runner each receive a new pair of On shoes.

Be first to hear when SquadRaces will take place again – in person – by signing up to our On newsletter and checking the Events page

Depending on how the situation evolves, we look forward to holding the physical SquadRace event again soon. 

Check out the SquadRaces Rules Video to prepare for your next race.

For all other inquiries about the virtual SquadRace, please email events@on-running.com

Have fun and good luck!

#onsquadrace #runonclouds + tag @on_running


The race is virtual, but the competition is real. It’s still squad against squad, competing against one another – all together and yet alone. In challenging times when we miss our team, it’s a common sport that connects us most, and we’re bringing you back together to run your hearts out on a virtual level. Show us how you stayed fit and prove that your squad is the fastest squad in Zurich. Win honour and glory and secure yourself the chance to win great On prizes. Since the event does not take place physically, the given location is our home address in Zurich.

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