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 2019 and younger 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.


14 October 2023


Start time


Start and finish
Piazza Grande, Locarno

The link will be active from 31.03.2023 at 00.00.

  • CHF 10.– online registration from 31 March to 13 October before 23:59.
  • On Saturday 14 October, it will be possible to register in the race village from 14:00 to 15:15.*

*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
  • Medal to all participants
  • 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)
  • Datasport timekeeping service, Swiss precision timekeeper!
  • Disposable microchip
  • Final refreshment at the finish line
  • 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

The prize-giving ceremony will take place at 17.45.

Unclaimed prizes will remain the property of the organizer.

Parent-child race Start time
Children born in 2019 – 2020 – 2021 accompanied by a parent 1 lap (300 m) 15:45
Categoria cuccioli Start time
Children born in 2018 1 lap (300 m) 16:00
Female categories Male categories Start time
U8 2016 – 2017 1 lap (tot 300 m) U8 2016 – 2017 1 laps (tot 300 m) 16:15
U10 2014 – 2015 2 laps (tot 600 m) U10 2014 – 2015 2 laps (tot 600 m) 16:30
U12 2012 – 2013 4 laps (tot 1200 m) U12 2012 – 2013 4 laps (tot 1200 m) 16:45
U14 2010 – 2011 6 laps (tot 1800 m) U14 2010 – 2011 6 laps (tot 1800 m) 17:00
U16 2008 – 2009 6 laps (tot 1800 m) U16 2008 – 2009 6 laps (tot 1800 m) 17:00

Born in 2019 – 2020 – 2021 (they can participate in the parent-child race accompanied by an adult).

The “Ascona-Locarno Run 2023” 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 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.

For further information, please consult page Rules and Regulations.