The Kids Run is a race organised to introduce children and young teenagers to the world of running.

The course, a ring of 300 m to be covered one or more times depending on the age category, takes place within Locarno’s Piazza Grande

Children of 4 and 5 years of age can take part in the parent-child race accompanied by an adult.

The ‘Ascona-Locarno Run’ will therefore get under way in a joyful atmosphere, with the children’s energy no doubt bringing Locarno’s Piazza Grande to life.


17 October 2020


Start time: from 16:30
(depending on the category)


Start and finish
Piazza Grande, Locarno

Prize-giving ceremony

The prize-giving ceremony will take place immediately after each individual race.

All participants will receive a prize.

Entry fees

  • 10 CHF.– online registration from 30 March 2020 until 1 hour before the start of the race.
  • On Saturday 17 October, it will be possible to register in the race village from 14:00 to 16:00.


Tiny tot’s category
Children born in 2015, 2016: parent-child course 1 lap (300m)
Children born in 2013, 2014, 2015 1 lap (300m)
Female categories Male categories
U10 2011-2012 2 laps (tot 600m) U10 2011-2012 2 laps (tot 600m)
U12 2009-2010 4 laps (tot 1200m) U12 2009-2010 4 laps (tot 1200m)
U14 2007-2008 6 giri (tot 1800m) U14 2007-2008 6 giri (tot 1800m)
U16 2005-2006 6 giri (tot 1800m) U16 2005-2006 6 giri (tot 1800m)

Minimum age

Born 2016 onwards.


The ‘Ascona-Locarno Run 2020’ event is organised under the patronage and directives of the Swiss Athletics Federation (Swiss Athletics).

Medical certificates or Federation memberships are not required to take part in the ‘Ascona-Locarno Run 2020’ 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.

For further information, please consult page “Rules and Regulations“.