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17-20 OTTOBRE 2024
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From 17-20 October 2024, the Ascona-Locarno region will host the grand finale of the Golden Trail World Series. The "Ascona Locarno Golden Trail Finals" will see 160 professional athletes competing, including the top 30 trail runners in the world.

Framed by the scenic beauty of the region, the event will consist of a 7km prologue and a 23.5 km race on the picturesque trails of Cardada, a beautiful local mountain surrounded by nature.

Both prologue and race run on "flower format" routes, featuring a start, finish and several passages through the Fan Zone, the beating heart of the event, where the public can fully enjoy the spectacle.

The "Ascona Locarno Golden Trail Finals" are not only reserved for professionals (ELITE). Amateurs and enthusiasts (OPEN) will have the unique opportunity to test themselves by running both prologue and race, experiencing the excitement and adrenaline of a world final.

The Finale will be broadcast live on Eurosport, but the live experience promises much more excitement.

Oct. 16, 2024
5:00 PM
Press conference
Oct. 17, 2024
2:00 PM
Opening area expo
3:30 PM
Race briefing ELITE
4:00 PM
Athlete presentation
4:30 PM
Women’s prologue ELITE and OPEN
Oct. 18, 2024
10:00 AM
Opening area expo
4:30 PM
Men’s prologue ELITE and OPEN
Race briefing OPEN
07:00 AM
Opening area expo
10:00 AM
Start Ascona Locarno Trail Women’s ELITE and OPEN – 23.5km
07:00 AM
Opeing area expo
10:00 AM
Start Ascona Locarno Trail Men’s ELITE and OPEN – 23.5km
5:00 PM
Awards ceremony
6:00 PM
Closing area expo

Between Thursday and Friday, there will be a special prologue course for men and women. The prologue consists of a 7km "flower format" course with 400 meters of elevation gain in which both professional and amateur athletes can participate. The public will be able to see the athletes pass through the Fan Zone 4 times.

The finals will be held on Saturday for the women's category and on Sunday for the men's category and will feature a "flower format" course with a total length of 23.5 kilometers and a total elevation gain of 1,400 meters. The course offers a variety of tracks to suit all types of runners and is designed to take athletes through the fan zone six times.

Race registration
Registration for the prologue and final race will open on May 15, 2024, offering the opportunity to participate in both competitions in the women's and men's categories.
Ascona-Locarno Region
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A trail runner’s world
Take a break from your daily routine, lace up your shoes and run
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Where to stay in the region
From the hospitality of B&Bs to the elegance of five-star hotels, you will find a cozy, high-quality environment
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Cardada Cimetta
Cardada is a beautiful mountain surrounded by nature. Ideal for hiking, biking and enjoying the fantastic view
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