Battaglia di Fagagna (Italy), Sunday 21 May 2017

Marcia dei Cajs - runners in the countryside near Battaglia di Fagagna, Friuli, Italy (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


Held every year in May in Battaglia di Fagagna, a very pretty small village in the Province of Udine in the north-east of Italy, the Marcia dei Cajs is a delightful event for runners and hikers alike.

It's a non-competitive event. 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 for registrations on the day).

You can choose between three very scenic routes (5km, 10km, 20km) which are well marked and marshalled. You can still decide on the course which route you want to take.

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

As the marcia takes place on the last day of the Sagre dai Cajs, an annual festival in Battaglia di Fagagna, runners get the opportunity to taste some local specialities after the run, such as Cajs (snails) or Frico, a cheese-based dish that is typical for the region.


Marcia dei Cajs - start in Battaglia di Fagagna, Friuli, Italy (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


Country: Italy

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

Date: 21 May 2017 (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/walk.

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 with at least 15 participants

Award ceremony: at 12.00

Number of participants 2016/2015: (?)

Number of participants 2014: 462

Event website: Pro Loco Batàe


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.