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Ascona-Locarno Marathon

Quick facts

Location Locarno, Switzerland

Distance Half marathon

About Ascona-Locarno Marathon

The Ascona-Locarno Marathon represents a unique occasion for visiting the region of Lake Maggiore in its stunning scenery as it takes on its vivid autumn colours. Suggestive places such as the Piazza Grande in Locarno – both starting and finish point of the marathon – and the famous lakefront promenade of Ascona will be part of the race. Participants may choose among the contests of Marathon (42.195 km), Half Marathon (21.0975 km) and 10km distance, according to their own physical conditions and actual abilities.

The Ascona-Locarno Marathon is an enjoyable, scenic race. It is organised by five sports clubs – the VIRTUS Locarno, the Company Podistica Locarno, The Runners ClubBellinzona, the USA and the Sports Association Ascona Ticino. There is also a half marathon and a 10K race.


City Run 5km

  • 5km

10 km

  • 10km

Mezza Maratona

  • 21.097km

Piazza Grande



Along the way there is amazing scenery, taking in surrounding farmland, snow-capped peaks, castles and a beautiful lake.


The race is a double loop, run on paved roads with the start and finish located near the National Sport Center of Tenero.starting at Tenero it heads towards Bellinzona until Gerra Piano before returning to Tenero, continues along the lakeshore to Locarno and finally back to Tenero again for the finish.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.