The premier running event is just around the corner: the Ascona-Locarno Run is only a few steps away, which means it's time to boost your training and increase your distances. Better late than never! I personally run (not only!!!) for pleasure; the participation is what counts. It's a magical feeling when you cross the finishing line exhausted and your time's shown on the electronic display (at least, when you've done as well as you've hoped 😊). To achieve this, you need an inspiring route to train on. My two personal tips are the Rivapiana, along the lake between Minusio and Tenero (the route can easily be extended to Bellinzona) or, for advanced runners, the "Giro delle tre chiese" from Contra to Brione and on to Orselina (passing the three churches in the name).
Anyone who hasn't yet registered for the Ascona-Locarno Run should do so now! The atmosphere at the finishing line in the Piazza Grande gives you goose bumps and the runners are so happy to be there.