Battaglia di Fagagna (Italy), Sunday 17 May 2015

Marcia dei Cajs, Battaglia di Fagagna, Italy (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


The Marcia dei Cajs is a delightful non-competitive running and hiking event which forms part of the Sagre dai Cajs, a local festival that is held annually in mid-May in the village of Battaglia di Fagagna in the Province of Udine in the north-east of Italy.

In 2014, more than 450 runners and hikers took part in the event which offers three very scenic routes — 5km, 10km, and 20km long.

Participants run or walk, mostly on trails, through many flowery meadows and through lovely woods and vineyards. The 20km route also passes the beautifully-preserved medieval Castello d'Arcano (pictured below).

After the run, participants get the opportunity to sample local specialities at very reasonable rates, for instance Frico (a cheese-based dish typical for the region) or Cajs (snails).


Marcia dei Cajs, Battaglia di Fagagna, Italy - at the Castello d'Arcano (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Battaglia di Fagagna (Udine 16km, Trieste 87km, Villach 118km, Venice 122km)

Date: 17 May 2015 (Sunday)

Routes: 5km, 10km, 20km — Participants can still decide on the course which route they want to take. All routes are well marked and marshalled.

Start time: 9.00

Start and finish: in the centre of the village of Battaglia di Fagagna

Entries: in person on the day (from 8.30)

Entry fees: €2.50

Timekeeping: No. This is a non-competitive fun run.

Race centre: in the start/finish area

You get: drinks and snacks on the course and at the finish; entry into the post-race prize drawing

Showers and changing facilities: no

Prizes: to the largest groups

Award ceremony and prize drawing: at 12.00

Number of finishers 2014: 462

Event website:


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