Running training with the Generali Running Family

Are you interested in running and would you like to train regularly in a great group?

The Generali Running Family is open to everyone who enjoys running together with other people. The training sessions are free of charge and are led by professional running coaches.

Details about the running trainings

You are welcome to join our training sessions in Zurich and Geneva. The training sessions last about one hour. Participants are divided into two ability groups, depending on their running experience. 



Members of the Generali Running Family enjoy many benefits. We offer amateurs and professionals alike


Prospective professional runners

  • Your very own training plan 
  • The opportunity to attend a training camp in Grisons
  • Workshops with experts tailored to participants’ requirements 


Prospective running coaches



Training In Geneva

Training sessions take place at the Bout-du-Monde sports centre in Geneva (on the left by the stand, in front of the fitness park) on Wednesdays at 6.15 pm and Saturday at 10.30 am.


Sign up for a session in Geneva here.


Training In Zurich

Training sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.00 pm.


Tuesday meeting place: 400 m track at the University Sport Center in Fluntern (next to the Zoo tram station)

Thursday meeting place: Generali agency at Mühlbachstrasse 7 in Zurich


Sign up for a session in Zurich here.




Our coaches offer advice and support to help runners achieve their goals. They also put together a tailored running programme and track performance during and outside the training sessions. 

Tadesse Abraham holds the Swiss record for marathon running – 2:06:38. He became the European half marathon champion in Amsterdam and took seventh place at the Olympic Games in Rio. He describes himself as“big brother” of the Generali Running Family.


Born in rural Eritrea, he arrived in Switzerland as a refugee in 2004. His is a true success story; he’s learned first-hand just how much sport can help. Giving something back means a lot to him. That’s why Mr Abraham joined this initiative himself as a coach. He’ll be on



Tadesse Abraham’s personal trainer and 800-metre vice-world champion at the World Masters in 2015, Olivier Baldacchino, leads all Geneva training sessions. Mr Baldacchino has worked as a sports coach for over 20 years.



Marco Rancan trains the team in Zurich. He’s been a running coach at LC Uster for over 15 years – the very club that helped Mr Abraham on his road to success. Mr Rancan also coaches junior runners who represent their country in a variety of running categories and sports at the highest level in Switzerland and Europe.



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