The American School in SwitzerlandThe American School in Switzerland
6th Annual Beat the Bells Run Draws 48 Runners

Forty-eight runners departed from the TASIS gates at 6:15 on the morning of May 1 for the 6th annual Beat the Bells Run, with 38 making it down to Lake Lugano and back before the Sant’Abbondio bells chimed at 7:00. The challenging run, which is just under seven kilometers with an elevation change of 340 meters, helped raise more than CHF 400 for the Nepal Global Service Program group.

Thirty-two TASIS students, 10 faculty and staff members, three parents, and three guests (including the remarkable Fatah Soroush, who made his first trip back to TASIS since graduating in 2014) accepted the challenge. Though this is a community-building event and not a race, it’s worth noting that High School Math Teacher and World Masters Mountain Running Champion Tommy Manning cruised to a course record of 26:44, guest Storm Keays was not far behind at 27:57, and the trio of Danny Schiff (Global Service Program Director and ultramarathon runner), Denis Breus ’20, and Enzo Allanson ’21 crossed the finish line at 31:14.

Learn about the history of this TASIS tradition.

See more photos on the TASIS SmugMug page.

Recent Posts

FIRST Robotics Championship in Houston

Coach Amy Bloodworth and the inspiring all-female team of Mariaurora Rosso ’24, Maddy Costa Felix ’26, Serafina Ballerini ’26, Olivia Canga ’26, and Diana Xiao ’26 were one of just 108 teams in the world to compete at the 2022 FIRST Championship World Festival in Houston, Texas, over the course of April 20–23. Watch them discuss this journey of a lifetime.

Read More about TASIS Robotics Team Proudly Represents Switzerland at World Festival