Selz di Ronchi dei Legionari (Italy), Sunday 7 June 2015
Every year, the Marcia dei Tre Laghi attracts a crowd of 2000 or more runners and hikers to the village of Selz, which is in the municipality of Ronchi dei Legionari, near the shipbuilding town of Monfalcone in the Gulf of Trieste in northern Italy.
It doesn't matter if you run or walk. A marcia is a non-competitive event without timekeeping or results lists. Prizes are awarded to the largest groups, not to the fastest finishers.
The event offers four undulating multi-terrain routes (5km, 11km, 18km, and 28km) through the beautiful scenery of the Karst Plateau (Italian: carso).
The route runs through wooded hills and lovely grass- and bushland, and it 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. When we tested the event, participants indulged in sardines, grilled polenta, red and white wine, fruit, tea, biscuits, and more.
The Sirens of Selz lure runners with enchanting smiles, grilled polenta, sardines and wine.
The route runs along the Lago di Doberdò, which is protected by a Regional Natural Reserve.
Venue (Map): Selz di Ronchi dei Legionari (Monfalcone 3km, Trieste 32km, Udine 39km)
Date: 7 June 2015 (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 (GO)
Entries: on the day at the start
Entry fees: € 3 (€ 2.50 for FIASP members)
Entry fees (including T-shirt): € 5 (€ 4.50 for FIASP members)
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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