Fogliano Redipuglia (Italy), Monday 25 April 2016
A crowd of 1,643 runners and hikers of all ages and abilities took part in last year's Marcia di Redipuglia, a non-competitive event that is held every year on 25 April, the day when Italians celebrate the ‘Anniversario della liberazione d'Italia’, Italy's Liberation from fascism.
The marcia takes place in the "Carso della Grande Guerra", the Karst region on the border between Italy and Slovenia where fierce battles were fought between the Austro-Hungarian and Italian armies during World War I.
Three multi-terrain routes are on offer — 6km, 13km, and 25km long.
The routes are undulating-to-hilly and very beautiful and scenic, starting and finishing in the village of Fogliano Redipuglia which is located about halfway between Udine and Trieste. Both cities are about 35km away.
All routes pass the Sacrario militare di Redipuglia (pictured above), Italy's largest war memorial, which contains the remains of more than 100,000 soldiers.
Venue (Map): Fogliano Redipuglia (Udine 33km, Trieste 36km, Ljubljana 121km, Venice 126km)
Date: 25 April 2016 (Monday; public holiday in Italy)
Routes: 6km, 13km, 25km
Start time: 9.00 (until 10.00)
Start and finish: Parco Feste, via San Michele, Fogliano Redipuglia
Entries: on the day of the event in the start/finish area
Entry fees: € 3 (€ 2.50 for FIASP members)
Timekeeping: No, this is a non-competitive event without timing or results lists.
You get: snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish
Prizes: to the largest groups
Number of participants 2015: 1643
Event website (in Italian): marciadiredipuglia.prolocofoglianoredipuglia.it
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