Selz, Ronchi dei Legionari (Italy), Sunday 25 May 2014

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


The Marcia dei tre laghi is a long-standing non-competitive event that attracts a crowd of 2000 or more runners and hikers every year.

The event offers four very scenic multi-terrain routes (5km, 11km, 18km, 28km) through the wooded hills of the Carso in the north-east of Italy.

All routes begin and end in the village of Selz which is located near the shipbuilding town of Monfalcone in the Gulf of Trieste.

As the Marcia is a fun run without timekeeping many participants take their time to enjoy the course through beautiful scenery. The route visits three lakes (‘tre laghi’) and the well-restored World War One trenches of the ‘Great War Open Museum’ (‘Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra’).

Along the course, there are several well-stocked feed stations. Last year, participants indulged in sardines, grilled polenta, red and white wine, fruit, tea, biscuits, and more. The entry fees are very low — three euros on the day.


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: 25 May 2014 (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: € 3

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

Timekeeping: No, this is a non-competitive event.

Prizes: to the largest groups


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