Charity Golden Heart

Charity Golden Heart

Start on the front row with the very best athletese
and show everyone that you’re a solidarity champ!

What the heart knows today the head will understand tomorrow

These words, uttered by the Roman philosopher Seneca, 2000 years ago, are still apt and summarise, in just a few words, the essence of the Golden Heart Charity initiative.

You really do need a golden heart to join this project which is determined to make a difference and to help volunteers working in the Canton of Ticino who are involved in our Charity project.

A gesture inspired by the emotion which only an act of generosity can give. It is often said that one derives greater happiness from giving than receiving; the time has come to show it.

Your head and rational thinking will naturally follow what your instincts and soul have already understood.

We realise that 150 CHF is a significant amount. A figure which whilst it might not change our lives, can make a very real difference to somebody who has not been able to enjoy the same privileges.

A gesture to be savoured at every step so as to fully experience 21097.5 metres of total solidarity.

In practical terms, what is the Golden Heart Charity project?

By taking part in this initiative you acquire a special race bib allowing you to take part in the Half Marathon at the price of 150 CHF (including entry fee). By making this choice you gain the right to start with the very best athletes in the first corral whilst making a very concrete gesture of solidarity.

All the proceeds will be shared amongst the Societies taking part in the StraLugano Charity programme.

Which organisations are taking part in the Charity Programme?

  • Società Svizzera Sclerosi Multipla [the Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Society]
  • Progetto Greenhope [Greenhope Project]
  • Associazione Tiziano Muzio per Cuba [Tiziano Muzio Association for Cuba]
  • Gli Insuperabili [the Unbeatables]
  • Atgabbes
  • Telethon
  • Swisstransplant and EOC


How many Special Bibs are on sale?

The number is limited. For this Stralugano, only 100 bibs will be on sale.

How can I buy a special race bib?

It’s very simple. Just go to our site at the online registration section.

You’ll find the option: Start in Block 1 guaranteed. One click and you’ve done it!


When will they go on sale?

As of 15 January 2017