10th 'European Marathon' 2009

The Maratona d'Europa is a growing event with a marathon, a marathon relay (two runners run 21.1km each), a half marathon, a 7km non-competitive run and an inline-skating half marathon.

It's an interesting route with the start of the marathon in Gradisca d'Isonzo, an old fortress town built by the Venetians at the end of the 15th century. On your way to Trieste you will pass the largest Italian military cemetery of World War I in Redipuglia, the shipbuilding town of Monfalcone, the castle and the cliffs of Duino and the castle of Miramare. From there, you will run along the Riviera to the grand finish on the Piazza Unità d'Italia, which is right on the seafront.

The half marathon runners will join the field at Duino, the 7km runners at Miramare. The course is mostly flat but you should expect some hills around Duino.


The cliffs near Duino, Italy (Photo: Copyright © 2009 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

It's a bit up and down at the cliffs near Duino.


Race report and photos: 2012, 2010, 2009


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Gradisca d'Isonzo - Duino - Miramare - Trieste

Date: 3 May 2009 (Sunday)

Start (marathon and marathon relay): 9.15 from Gradisca d'Isonzo

Start (half marathon): 10.30 from Duino

Start (7km non-competitive race): 11.00 from Miramare

Start (inline-skating half marathon): 9.45 from Monfalcone

Finish: Trieste, Piazza Unità d'Italia

Entries: online with credit card until 29 April, by post or fax with bank transfer, or cash in the race centre on 2 May (Saturday); no entries on the day!

Entry fees (marathon): 30 EUR (advance entries until 29 April); 40 EUR (from 30 April)

Entry fees (half marathon): 15 EUR (advance entries until 29 April); 30 EUR (from 30 April)

Race centre: Marathon Expo in Trieste (see event website)

You get: chip for timing, pre-race shuttle service to the start, transportation of your bag from the start to the finish, pasta party after the race, race bag, finisher medal

Prize money: see event website

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Number of finishers 2008: 661 (marathon), 1790 (half marathon)

Event website: www.bavisela.it


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