Basovizza, Trieste (Italy), Sunday 10 March 2013

Kokoš Trail, Trieste, Italy (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger, Run International EU)


Held on the thinly-populated Karst Plateau which rises from the Adriatic coast in the far north-east of Italy, the Kokos Trail offers a 14k race and an 8k fun run.

Both routes are very hilly, and almost entirely on trails and gravel roads through woods and grassland and along a disused railway track in the spectacular Val Rosandra gorge. The 14k course includes about 500 metres of ascent.

The start and finish are at the football pitch of the village of Basovizza which sits at 377 metres above sea level on the plateau, very close to the port of Trieste.

The highest point on the course is at an elevation of 672 metres on Monte Cocusso (Slovene: Kokoš), a wooded hill on the border with Slovenia.


Race report and photos: 1. Kokos Trail 2012


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Basovizza (Trieste city centre 11km, Rijeka 66km, Ljubljana 88km)

Date: 10 March 2013 (Sunday)

Race distance: ca. 14km (competitive race); ca. 8km (non-competitive fun run)

Start time: 10.00

Start and finish: ‘Campo Zarja’ football pitch (near the "Foiba di Basovizza" Memorial Site)

Entries: online on; late entries on the day; entrants to the 14k race may have to provide a medical certificate at registration

Entry fees (14km): € 12 (advance entries), € 15 (late entries on the day)

Entry fees (8km): € 5

Race centre: on the day at the start (8.30-9.30)

You get: chip timing; technical T-shirt to the first 300 entries; snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish; a meal after the race

Prizes: to the first 15 men and 8 women and to the 5 largest groups

Award ceremony: 12.30

Number of finishers 2012: 354 (14km)

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