The 21 km Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 15 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 will host 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 Swiss Half Marathon Championship 2023, please refer to the dedicated page.

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.


15 October 2023


start time
9:10 am


Start and finish:
Piazza Grande, Locarno

The link will be active from 31.03.2023 at 00.00.

DÉCOUVREZ LES OFFRES en collaboration

  • CHF 55.- online registration from 31 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 13 October before 23:59.
  • CHF 75.- registration in the race village on 14 October from 14:00 to 19:00 and on 15 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
  • Migros MyRun Clip:  Personalised finish line film (free of charge)
  • Free admission to the Lido di Locarno on 15 October 2023
  • Personalised bib with your name (for those registered ‘online’ by 8 October 2023)
  • 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

The prize-giving ceremony will take place from 12:45 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
2009 – 2004
2003 – 1989
1988 – 1984
1983 – 1979
1978 – 1974
1973 – 1969
1968 – 1964
1963 – 1959
1958 – 1954
1953 – 1949
1948 – 1904
MU16 + MU18 + MU20
M20 + M30
2009 – 2004
2003 – 1989
1988 – 1984
1983 – 1979
1978 – 1974
1973 – 1969
1968 – 1964
1963 – 1959
1958 – 1954
1953 – 1949
1948 – 1904

Born 2009 onwards.

The “Ascona-Locarno Run 2023” 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 10 km Run 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 2023” 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