Selz di Ronchi dei Legionari (Italy), Friday 2 June 2017

Marcia dei tre laghi, Selz, Italy (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger /


The Marcia dei tre laghi is a long-standing non-competitive event that attracts, if the weather is fine, a crowd of around 2,000 or even more runners and hikers.

The event offers three very scenic multi-terrain routes (5km, 11km, 18km) through the wooded hills of the carso (Karst) in the Italy-Slovenia border region.

As a marcia is a non-competitive event without timekeeping or results lists, many participants take their time to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

It doesn't matter if you run or walk. You can start off at any time between 8.30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Prizes are awarded to the largest groups, not to the fastest finishers.

The start/finish area is in the village of Selz which is located in the municipality of Ronchi dei Legionari, near the shipbuilding town of Monfalcone in the Gulf of Trieste.

The route visits not only tre laghi (three lakes) but also the well-restored World War One trenches of the Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra (Great War Open Museum).

You may want to linger for a few minutes at the feed stations. When we tested the event, participants indulged in sardines, grilled polenta, red and white wine, fruit, tea, biscuits and more.

The entry fees are very low: € 3 for entries on the day.


Marcia dei tre laghi - sardelle (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger /

Runners are well catered for, ...


Lago di Doberdo, near Ronchi dei Legionari, Italy (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger /

... they pass the tranquil waters of the Lago di Doberdo, ...


Marcia dei tre laghi, Selz, Italy (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger /

... and they run through beautiful grass- and bushland.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Selz di Ronchi dei Legionari (Monfalcone 3km, Trieste 32km, Udine 39km)

Date: 2 June 2017 (Friday; Festa della Repubblica; public holiday in Italy)

Routes: ca. 5km, 11km, 18km

Start time: from 8.30 until 10.00

Start and finish: Via Monte Cosich, Selz, Ronchi dei Legionari (GO)

Entries: in person in the start area (on the day of the event)

Entry fees:

  • € 3 (€ 2.50 for FIASP members)
  • € 5.50 (€ 5 for FIASP members) including a T-shirt

You get: snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish

Timekeeping: Finishing times are not recorded. This is a non-competitive event without timekeeping.

Prizes: to the largest groups


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