The Ascona-Locarno Run is a unique opportunity to visit the region of Lake Maggiore in its lively autumn setting.

Attractive locations such as Piazza Grande in Locarno – the starting and finishing point of the races – as well as the lakeside promenade of Ascona will be an integral part of the route, which can be chosen according to your sporting and competitive needs: 5 km Sunset Walk&Run, 10 km Walking&Nordic Walking, 10 km Run, 21 km Half Marathon. Children can compete with their peers at the popular Kids Run.

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The year 2020 will be an important year with a number of innovations in terms of competitions but also actions to make the event more and more eco-sustainable:

  • all participants in the races will be able to arrive in Locarno from all over Switzerland free of charge by all public transport (SwissRunners Ticket, more information on the “Free Transport” page).
    Arrive by train without stress and leave relaxed!
    Exceptionally for this event, the duration of the free ticket is up to 7 days!

What are you waiting for? Register now and come running or walking with us!
Ascona-Locarno: “The perfect place for your run!”


Saturday 17th October 2020

16:30 Kids Run
18:00 5 km Sunset Walk&Run
19:15 Prize-giving ceremony: 5 km Sunset Walk&Run

Sunday 18th October 2020

9:30 21 km Half Marathon
9:45 10 km Walking&Nordic Walking
11:45 Prize-giving ceremony: 10 km Walking&Nordic Walking
12:30 10 km Run
13:30 Prize-giving ceremony: 21 km Half Marathon
14:00 Prize-giving ceremony: 10 km Run
14:30 FTAL Prize-giving ceremony: 10 km Run and 21 km Half Marathon