Battaglia di Fagagna (Italy), Sunday 15 May 2016

Marcia dei Cajs, Battaglia di Fagagna, Italy - Fine views of Friuli! (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


Held annually in mid-May in the village of Battaglia di Fagagna in the Province of Udine in the north-east of Italy, the Marcia dei Cajs is a delightful event for runners and hikers.

A marcia is a non-competitive event, so finishing times are not recorded. Prizes are awarded to the largest groups, not to the fastest finishers.

The entry fees are very low (€ 2.50 on the day).

Three very scenic routes are available (5km, 10km and 20km), all well marked and marshalled. Participants can still decide on the course which route they want to take.


Marcia dei Cajs - runners at the church of Battaglia di Fagagna, Italy (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


All the routes run on mixed terrain (mainly on trails) through lovely woods, vineyards and flowery meadows. The 20km route also passes the beautifully-preserved medieval Castello d'Arcano.

As the marcia forms part of the annual Sagre dai Cajs festival, runners get the opportunity to taste some of the local specialities after the run, for instance Cajs (snails) or Frico, a cheese-based dish that is typical for the region.


Marcia dei Cajs, Battaglia di Fagagna, Italy - a runner in the woods of Friuli (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


Country: Italy

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

Date: 15 May 2016 (Sunday)

Routes: 5km, 10km, 20km

Start time: 9.00

Time limit: 4 hours 30 minutes

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

Entries: in the start/finish area (on the day from 8.00)

Entry fees: € 2.50

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

Race centre: in the start/finish area

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

Showers and changing facilities: no

Prizes: to the largest groups (at least 15 participants)

Award ceremony: at 12.00

Number of participants 2015: (?)

Number of participants 2014: 462

Event website:


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.