Sunday 19 March 2023

Kokos Trail, Trieste, Italy (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger /


Held annually in March, the Kokos Trail features two very challenging and spectacularly-scenic trail running races around the village of Basovizza which sits on the thinly-populated carso (Karst Plateau) above the Adriatic port of Trieste in the north-eastern corner of Italy, very close to the border with Slovenia.

The 10k race includes around 330m of ascent, the 16k race approximately 500m.

Starting and finishing at Basovizza's Campo Zarja football pitch (at 390m above sea level), the route runs through beautiful woods and grassland.

Both routes take the runners across the border with Slovenia and then up and down the slopes of Monte Cocusso (Slovene: Kokoš; 672m).

The event also offers a non-competitive 8k run with 200m of ascent.


Map of the venue:


Kokos Trail 2023:


  • 19 March 2023 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2022:
    • 10km: 116
    • 16km: 293
  • 2021:
    • 10km: 87
    • 15km: 304
  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2019:
    • 8km: 120
    • 15km: 405
  • 2018:
    • 8km: 88
    • 16km: 228



Race report and photos:


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