Trieste (Italy), Sunday 8 May 2011

David Maiyo Chirchir, 4th place Maratona d'Europa 2009, Trieste (Photo: Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger /


12th European Marathon

16th European Two Castles Half Marathon

18th Bavisela non-competitive run


The Maratona d'Europa features an interesting route along the Gulf of Trieste in north-eastern Italy.

The event consists of three point-to-point races - a marathon, a half marathon, and an immensely popular 7-kilometre fun run, the Bavisela, which had an estimated 12,000 participants last year.

All races finish in the port city of Trieste. The finish line is on Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia, Trieste's showpiece main square, located right on the seafront.

The start of the 42km-marathon is in the attractive old town of Gradisca d'Isonzo.

Competitors pass Italy's largest military cemetery of World War I in Redipuglia, the shipbuilding town of Monfalcone, the castle and the cliffs of Duino and the castle of Miramare.

Half marathon runners join the field at Duino, the 7k runners at Miramare. Most of the route is flat but there are some challenging hills at Duino.

In 2009, the marathon winners were Adem Zekerya of Ethiopia (2:24:05) and Croatia's Marija Vrajić (2:57:20). Stefano Zancan of Italy (1:10:31) and Wubet Tesma Yewubet of Ethiopia (1:15:55) were the top half marathon finishers.


Race report and photos: 2012, 2010, 2009


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Gradisca d'Isonzo - Duino - Miramare - Trieste

Date: 8 May 2011 (Sunday)

Start (42.2km): 9.00 Gradisca d'Isonzo

Start (21.1km): 10.15 Duino

Start (7km non-competitive run): 10.45 Miramare

Finish: Trieste, Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia

Entries: online (payment by credit card) or by e-mail, post or fax (payment by bank transfer); late entries at the marathon expo until 7 May; no entries on the day!

Entry fees (42km): 30/35/40/50 euros (until 8 March/8 April/2 May/7 May)

Entry fees (21km): 15/20/25/35 euros

Entry fees (7km): 10 euros (entries at the marathon expo until 7 May)

Race centre: Marathon Expo, Molo Bersaglieri 3, Trieste (5 May 16.00-20.00, 6 May and 7 May 10.00-20.00)

You get: timing chip rental, goodie bag, pre-race bus service to the start, transport of personal clothing to the finish, finisher medal, pasta party after the race

Prizes: (?) - 2010: prize money to the first 10 M/F (42km) and to the first 5 M/F (21km)

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Number of finishers 2010: 620 (42km), 1869 (21km), ca. 12,000 (7km)

Event website:


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Maratona d'Europa, Trieste, the last kilometre (Copyright © 2009 Hendrik Böttger /


Trieste - Maratona d'Europa/Bavisela (Copyright © 2009 Hendrik Böttger /


Bavisela, Maratona d'Europa, Trieste (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger / )


Trieste, Italy (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /