Trieste (Italy), Sunday 5 May 2013

Bavisela, Trieste, Italy (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger /


This popular running event in Italy's north-eastern corner offers three very attractive point-to-point routes along the Adriatic coast — 7km, half marathon, and marathon.

All routes end on the magnificent main square of the port of Trieste.

The Bavisela Family 7km fun run draws approximately 8,000 runners and walkers every year. This is a non-competitive run without timekeeping.

Over 2,000 runners finished the Maratonina di Trieste half marathon last year, and around 700 took part in the Maratona d'Europa marathon.

The marathon begins in the small town of Gradisca d'Isonzo. Along the route, runners pass the gigantic World War One Cemetery of 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 7km fun runners at Miramare.

Most of the route is flat but there are some challenging hills around Duino. Overall, the course drops about 30 metres from start to finish.

The time limit to complete the marathon course is six hours.


Race report and photos: 2012, 2010, 2009


Country: Italy

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

Date: 5 May 2013 (Sunday)

Start (7km): 10.45 Miramare

Start (21.1km): 10.15 Duino

Start (42.2km): 9.00 Gradisca d'Isonzo

Finish: Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia, Trieste

Entries: online (up to 2 May 2013; 12.00); late entries up to 4 May 2013; no entries on the day; entrants to the marathon and half marathon must provide a medical certificate at registration

Entry fees (7km): € 8/10/13 (up to 5 Nov 2012/30 April 2013/4 May 2013)

Entry fees (21km): € 20/27/32/37/45 (entries 1-1000/1001-1500/1501-2000/2001-3000/late entries)

Entry fees (42km): € 33/42/47/64/70 (entries 1-250/251-400/401-600/601-1000/late entries)

You get: chip timing (21km/42km), goodie bag, pre-race bus service to the start, transport of personal clothing to the finish (21km/42km), finisher medal

Prizes: (?)

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Number of finishers 2012: 2069 (21km), 695 (42km)

Event website:


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