Basovizza, Trieste (Italy), Sunday 8 March 2015

Kokos Trail - on the Karst Plateau near Trieste, Italy (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger /


The Kokos Trail race features an 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 500m of descent.

Starting and finishing at Basovizza's football pitch (at about 380 metres above sea level), competitors run almost entirely on trails through woods and grassland.

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 an 8km run with 300m of elevation change.


Race report and photos: 1. Kokos Trail 2012


Country: Italy

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

Date: 8 March 2015 (Sunday)

Race distance: 8km; 15km

Start time: 10.00

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

Entries: advance entries by e-mail (up to 5 March 2015), payment in cash on the day; late entries on the day (8.30-9.30); runners from Italy must provide a medical certificate at registration

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

You get: T-shirt to the first 500 entries; snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish

Prizes (15km): to the first 15 men and 8 women; to the winners of each category; to the 5 largest groups

Award ceremony: at 12.30

Number of finishers 2014: 59 (8km), 509 (15km)

Event website:


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