Basovizza, Trieste (Italy), Sunday 9 March 2014

Kokos Trail, Trieste, Italy (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger /


The Kokos Trail race features a challenging and outstandingly scenic 15km route around the village of Basovizza which sits on the thinly-populated Karst Plateau above the port of Trieste in the north-east of Italy.

The course includes about 500 metres of ascent (and the same of descent).

Starting and finishing at Basovizza's football pitch at about 380 metres above sea level, competitors run almost entirely on trails and gravel roads through woods and grassland and along a disused railway track in the spectacular Val Rosandra gorge.

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.

In addition to the 15km race the event offers a non-competitive 8km fun run.


Race report and photos: 1. Kokos Trail 2012


Country: Italy

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

Date: 9 March 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance: 15km; 8km (fun run and nordic walking)

Start time: 10.00

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

Entries: advance entries by e-mail, payment in cash on the day; late entries on the day

Entry fees (15km): € 15 (advance entries), € 20 (late entries on the day)

Entry fees (8km): € 5

Race centre: at the ‘Campo Zarja’ football pitch (on the day 8.30-9.30)

You get (15km): chip timing; technical T-shirt to the first 400 entries; snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish; a meal after the race

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

Award ceremony: 12.30

Number of finishers 2013: 413 (14km)

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