Monteforte d'Alpone (Italy), Sunday 17 January 2016

Montefortiana EcoMaratona - runners in the vineyards near Monteforte d'Alpone, Verona, Italy (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


Staged in the hills around the village of Monteforte d'Alpone, which sits in a wine-producing region between the cities of Verona and Vicenza, the Montefortiana is one of Italy's most popular sports events.

Every year, approximately 15,000 to 18,000 runners and hikers take part in the Marcia. Three routes through picturesque scenery and villages are on offer — 7km, 14km, and 20km long. The Marcia is a non-competitive event. Finishing times are not recorded, and many participants take their time at the well-stocked feed stations that are scattered along the course.

Ambitious athletes can choose between three races:

  • the very hilly 21.1km Maratonina,
  • the even hillier 26km Ecorun Turà race (900m of ascent, 900m of descent),
  • or the demanding 44km EcoMaratona (1900m of ascent, 1900m of descent).

The half marathon is run asphalt roads whereas the 26km and 44km races are run on mixed terrain (asphalt, gravel and trails). All routes are very scenic.


Race report and photos 2012:

Race report and photos 2011:


Montefortiana EcoMaratona - a 44km ultra marathon in the Province of Verona in Italy (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


Event details: 9km-14km-20km Marcia (Trofeo S.Antonio Abate Falconeri)

Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Monteforte d'Alpone (Verona 27km, Padova 58km, Venice 97km)

Date: 17 January 2016 (Sunday)

Start time: 8.30

Start/finish area: via Dante

Entries: advance entries by e-mail or post; late entries on the day; entries for groups close 11 January 2016

Entry fees: € 2.50 (advance entries); € 3 (entries on the day)

Entry fees (incl. goodie bag): € 6 (advance entries); € 7 (entries on the day)

Entry fees (incl. goodie bag + tablecloth): € 10 (advance entries); € 12 (entries on the day)

Timekeeping: No, this is a non-competitive event for runners and walkers.

You get: goodie bag to the first 7000 entrants; snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish, a meal after the run

Prizes: to the 250 largest groups

Number of finishers 2015: approximately 18,000


Montefortiana Maratonina - a half marathon race in Italy (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


Race information: 21.1km Maratonina, 26km Ecorun Turà, 44km EcoMaratona

Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Monteforte d'Alpone (Verona 27km, Padova 58km, Venice 97km)

Date: 17 January 2016 (Sunday)

Start time: 8.00 (26km, 44km), 9.30 (21km)

Start and finish: via Dante

Race centre: Montefortiana-Expo (Saturday 16 Jan 2016, 14.00-21.00; on the day 6.30-9.00)

Entries: online; entries close 12 January 2016; entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration; race limit (26km, 44km): 500 runners

Entry fees (21km, 26km): € 22 (up to 31 December 2015), € 27 (up to 12 January 2016)

Entry fees (44km): € 25 (up to 31 December 2015), € 30 (up to 12 January 2016)

You get: a bottle of D.O.C. wine (for entries up to 31 December 2015), chip timing, goodie bag, snacks and drinks before and after the race and on the course; finisher medal, certificate

Prizes (21km): to the first 40 men and 15 women

Prizes (26km, 44km): to the first 20 men and 10 women

Number of finishers 2015: 851 (21km), 460 (44km)

Event website (in Italian and English):


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