The 21 km Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 13 October across a breath-taking course that will take the participants through the enchanting landscapes of Locarno and along the shores of Ascona’s picturesque lake.
The 21 km Half Marathon is open to everyone, regardless of nationality or membership of an athletics club.

The 21 km Half Marathon is an event sponsored by Swiss Athletics and hosted the Swiss Half Marathon Championship 2023.

The title of Ticino Absolute Champion will also be awarded.

The course is approved by Swiss Athletics and has international homologation.

In case you want to run for the title of Absolute Ticinese Champion, please refer to the regulations page where you will find the FTAL regulations and the Self-certification to be filled in (to be sent to FTAL).

In order to take part in the Ticinese Championships, it is compulsory to register only with the name of the FTAL membership company and to run with the official t-shirt.


13 October 2024


start time
9:10 am


Piazza Grande

The link will be active from 15.03.2024 at 06.00.

Discover our partnership offers

  • CHF 55.- online registration from 15 March to 31 May before 23:59.
  • CHF 60.- online registration from 1 June to 31 July before 23:59.
  • CHF 65.- online registration from 1 August to 31 August before 23:59.
  • CHF 70.- online registration from 1 September to 11 October before 23:59.
  • CHF 75.- registration in the race village on 12 October from 14:00 to 19:00 and on 13 October from 7:00 to 8:40*

* On-site registration while bibs last.
Material (race starter pack, t-shirt, prizes, etc.) not collected during the days of the event will not be sent to your home address.

  • Free transport by public transport from all over Switzerland to Locarno (Swiss Runners Ticket)
  • Race Starter bag
  • T-Shirt in technical fabric
  • Pasta Party by Gran Caffè Verbano
  • Participation diploma downloadable online from the Datasport website
  • Photographic service Foto Garbani (photos are available free of charge after the event on
  • Free admission to the Lido di Locarno on 13 October 2024
  • Personalised bib with your name (for those registered ‘online’ by 6 October 2024)
  • Warm-up (in Piazza Grande)
  • Datasport timekeeping service, Swiss precision timekeeper!
  • Disposable microchip
  • Final refreshment at the finish line (refreshment points along the route)
  • Changing rooms and showers (towel and shower equipment not provided)
  • Cloakroom in Piazza Grande at a cost of CHF 2.
  • Medical service with advanced first aid station at the finish line + paramedics on the route, equipped with defibrillators
  • Medal

The prize-giving ceremony will take place from 12:30 in Piazza Grande.

The first three participants to cross the finish line in each category will receive a prize, as per the categories indicated below.

Moreover, the fastest three runners overall male and female in the 21km Half Marathon will receive a prize.

Any unclaimed prizes will remain the property of the organiser.

Prizes 21 km Half Marathon Absolute

1st place: 500 CHF
2nd place: 300 CHF
3rd place: 200 CHF

Prizes 21 km Half Marathon in each category

1st place: 100 CHF
2nd place: 70 CHF
3rd place: 50 CHF

Female Categories Male Categories
WU16 + WU18 + WU20
W20 + W30
2010 – 2005
2004 – 1990
1989 – 1985
1984 – 1980
1979 – 1975
1974 – 1970
1969 – 1965
1964 – 1960
1959 – 1955
1954 – 1950
1949 – 1905
MU16 + MU18 + MU20
M20 + M30
2010 – 2005
2004 – 1990
1989 – 1985
1984 – 1980
1979 – 1975
1974 – 1970
1969 – 1965
1964 – 1960
1959 – 1955
1954 – 1950
1949 – 1905

Born 2010 onwards.

The “Ascona-Locarno Run 2024” event is organised under the patronage and directives of the Swiss Athletics Federation (Swiss Athletics).

The course has been approved by Swiss Athletics. For further information, please consult page Rules and Regulations.

The 21 km Half Marathon is sponsored by the FTAL, which is responsible for awarding the title of “Overall Ticino Champion”.

Medical certificates or Federation memberships are not required in order to take part in the “Ascona-Locarno Run 2024” races; however, by registering to take part, each participant declares to be in “good physical health, to be eligible to take part in a running race, and to have medical confirmation of this”.

In any case, the organisers of the “Ascona-Locarno Run” accept no liability.

The route

Certificate of approval