The annual Ironman Switzerland race has been taking place in the city of Zurich since 1997, and in 2007 the city of Rapperswil-Jona welcomed the Ironman 70.3 Switzerland.
Both events attract athletes from over 60 countries to Lake Zurich. The Ironman Switzerland is also the official qualifying competition for the Ironman Hawaii. The swimming routes in the clear waters of Lake Zurich as well as the cycling and running track along the lake and through the heart of the city are special highlights for all participants.
A large festival area at Lake Zurich hosts various attractions such as a children's paradise, marquee etc. offers all visitors a wide range of sports and entertainment.
Staying at Hotel Alexander means you are in the immediate vicinity of the start of the race and you can enjoy our regional breakfast buffet from 4:30 am.