Sunday 3 December 2017

Corse Pignote, Artegna, Italy - fine views of the Friulian Plain with the Julian Prealps in the background (Photo: Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

The Corse Pignote is a very popular marcia non competitiva, a non-competitive running and hiking event, held annually in late November or early December in the Friuli area in the north-eastern part of Italy.

On a fine day, the event attracts a crowd of 2,000 or more runners, hikers and nordic walkers to the village of Artegna which sits at the foot of the Julian Prealps, approximately 20 kilometres north of the city of Udine.

Three scenic routes are available, 4km, 7km and 14km long.

The 4km route is a barrier-free loop for participants of all abilities.

In contrast, the 7km and 14km routes are very hilly. Participants run or walk on mixed terrain (asphalt, cobbles, trails, gravel roads, stairs) through the village and through woods and farmland.

The 14km route also runs up to the beautiful Castello Savorgnan which was badly damaged in the 1976 Friuli earthquake — and finally reconstructed in 2013:

 

Corse Pignote, Artegna, Italy - Participants walk up to the Castello Savorgnan (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

Date: 3 December 2017 (Sunday)

Event details: 6. Corse Pignote 2017

 

Map of the venue:

 

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