Thursday 25 April 2019

Santuario della Madonna della Rocca, Cornuda, Veneto, Italy (Copyright © 2018 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

Duerocche is a long-standing trail running and nordic walking event that is held every year on 25 April, Italy's Liberation Day (Festa della Liberazione), in the foothills of the Venetian Prealps.

The start/finish area is in the small town of Cornuda which is in the Province of Treviso in the Veneto region, approximately seventy kilometres north of Venice.

Four scenic routes are available for runners (6km, 12km, 21.1km, 48km) and one for nordic walkers (14km).

The 6km route is not too difficult for the vast majority of runners whereas the longer routes are very hilly and challenging. But they also leave lasting impressions.

They take the runners through the Fagarè forest, which is interspersed with World War One trenches, and they visit the Santuario della Madonna della Rocca, a sanctuary built on the ruins of a medieval fortress (pictured above).

The 14km Passeggiata Storica nordic walking route begins in the picturesque small town of Asolo and finishes in Cornuda. Walkers pass due rocche (two fortresses) — the Rocca di Asolo (pictured below) and the sanctuary near Cornuda.

 

Rocca di Asolo, Italy (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

Date:

  • 25 April 2019 (Thursday)

Race distance:

  • 6km, 12km, 21.1km, 48km (running)
  • 14km (nordic walking)

Event website:

  • www.duerocche.com

 

Map of the venue:

 

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