Selz, Ronchi dei Legionari (Italy), Sunday 19 May 2013

Marcia dei tre laghi, Selz, Italy (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger /


Held for 35 years already in the wooded hills of the Carso in the north-east of Italy, the Marcia dei tre laghi attracts a crowd of 2000 or more runners and hikers.

Entrants can choose to run either 5km, 11km, 18km, or 28km — mostly on trails.

All routes begin and end in the village of Selz, situated near the shipbuilding town of Monfalcone in the Gulf of Trieste.

As the Marcia is a non-competitive event without timekeeping, participants are well advised to take their time and enjoy the course through beautiful scenery.

The route passes three lovely lakes and a number of well-restored World War One trenches in the "Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra" ("Great War Open Museum").

There are several well-stocked feed stations on the course.

The first one offers some fine local delicacies — sardines (sardelle), grilled polenta, red wine, white wine, fruit, tea, biscuits, and more!


Marcia dei tre laghi - sardelle (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger /

Runners are well catered for, ...


Lago di Doberdo, near Ronchi dei Legionari, Italy (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger /

... they pass the tranquil waters of Lago di Doberdo, ...


Marcia dei tre laghi, Selz, Italy (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger /

... and they run across beautiful grass- and bushland.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Selz, Ronchi dei Legionari (Monfalcone 3km, Trieste 32km, Udine 39km)

Date: 19 May 2013 (Sunday)

Routes: 5km, 11km, 18km, 28km

Start time: 8.30 (28km); 9.00-10.00 (5km, 11km, 18km)

Start and finish: Via Monte Cosich, Selz, Ronchi dei Legionari

Entries: on the day at the start

Entry fees: € 2.50

You get: snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish

Timing: No timekeeping. This is a non-competitive event.

Prizes: to the largest groups

Number of finishers 2013: 1075 (less than usual due to unstable weather)


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