Sunday 22 December 2019
The Marcia dei Babbo Natale is held annually shortly before Christmas in Spilimbergo, a very beautiful old town of about 12,000 people, situated at the foot of the Alps in the Province of Pordenone in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in the north-eastern part of Italy.
It's a lovely non-competitive running and walking event that attracts around 1,000 or more runners and walkers every year.
Some are dressed as Babbo Natale (Santa Claus), others wear plain clothes.
Three scenic routes are available, approximately 6km, 12km and 18km long.
Participants run, jog or walk through the festively-decorated historic town centre as well as through residential and rural areas.
The route is on mixed terrain (cobbles, asphalt, gravel and trails) which is mainly flat, with a few ascents and descents along the way.
The entry fees are very low, and all finishers will be treated with pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans) after the marcia.
Map of the venue:
9. Marcia dei Babbo Natale:
- 22 December 2019 (Sunday)
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