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Featured events in Emilia Romagna

 2017-11-12 - The Maratona di Ravenna cittą  d'arte will be held in Ravenna. Originally the capital city of the Western Roman Empire, then of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths, then again of the Roman Byzantine Empire, and finally of the Kingdom of the Lombards, Ravenna is the location of eight Unesco World Heritage sites. Marathon, half marathon, 30k, 10k, and 5k the courses offered.
www.maratonadiravenna.it

 2017-09-30 - The fun run La Marconiana will be held in Pontecchio Marconi, in the province of Bologna, a town named after Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian 1909 Nobel Prize winner engineer, credited as the inventor of the radio. This is a great occasion to run the 3k or the 6.5k course, and then stop and visit the museum dedicated to Marconi.
www.csisassomarconi.it

 2017-08-19 - Ask any Italian, and they all will know Brescello, a small town in the Reggio Emilia province, hosting the Camminata di Peppone e don Camillo. The two characters to whom this fun run is dedicated are from a popular humorous book (and then movie) series written by Giovannino Guareschi. The popular stories center on the hot-tempered priest Don Camillo and his eternal rivalry with Giuseppe "Peppone" Bottazzi, the Communist mayor of a small town in post-World War II Italy, where everybody knows everybody.
www.germanolanzi.altervista.org

 2017-07-09 - The second Sunday of July in Busana, in the Reggio Emilia mountains, the Ecomaratona del Ventasso features four different distances (42k / 30k / 18k / 12k) on the trails surrounding Mount Ventasso, from the top of which the eye can embrace the whole Reggiano Appennine, the Parmesan Appennine, and the ridge that separates this area from Tuscany. The courses alternate between chesnut woods, beeches, and moorland passing by villages made of stone, small chapels hidden in the woods, fresh springs, and a lake filled with turquoise water.
www.ecomaratonadelventasso.it

 2017-05-01 - Traditional balsamic vinegar is produced in the Emilia Romagna region typically from Trebbiano grapes boiled down to create a concentrate, which is then fermented with a slow aging process in wooden casks, becoming dark, sweet and thick. The Maratonina dell'aceto balsamico tradizionale held in Spilamberto, near Modena, features several courses ranging from 1.5k to 13k, but most important of all, each runner with a symbolic entry fee, will receive a bottle of the traditional "black nectar" as a participation prize.
www.polisportivasanvito.it

 2017-04-25 - The route of the ultramarathon 50 Km di Romagna in Castel Bolognese, near Ravenna, runs on paved roads immersed in the green hills of the valley of the river Senio, uphill in the first half and downhill on the way back, passing by the XIV century Sforza castle and along the vineyards producing the renown Albana, Trebbiano and the Sangiovese grapes.
www.50kmdiromagna.com

 2017-01-14 - Strap yourself for the post-holiday diet, Italian style, and be one of the participants at the Corsa dei ciccioli, in Bagnacavallo (Ravenna), also dubbed "Trofeo del colesterolo, Gran premio dei trigliceridi" (Cholesterol Trophy, Triglycerides Grand Prix). The title of this 9k event is a mouthful, and it is all because of the prize runners will receive at the finish line - a bag of "ciccioli", leftover pieces of pork compressed, dried, and aged in a sack cloth, before they are served "wet" sliced, or "dry" as delicious crunchy chips.
www.gslamone.blogspot.it

 2016-11-19 - "Nothing speaks more of Romagna than this bread of ours... it is a symbol that speaks of devotion to our land" wrote the famous Italian poet Giovanni Pascoli and the Corsa della piadina romagnola in Russi, near Ravenna, is dedicated to the thin Italian flatbread typically prepared in this region. A package of piadine is the coveted prize for all participants to this 7k event.
www.gslamone.blogspot.it

 2015-06-06 - The Ecopanoramica dei due Santi is held in San Leo, a town near Rimini on the Adriatic sea. It is a point-to-point run on a 26k distance, also open to a 2-runner relay, virtually with no traffic. As the name of the event implies ("the ecological and panoramic run of the two saints"), the course goes from one saint to the other, the finish being in San Marino, the smallest Republic in Europe completely contained within the Italian territory. Entry fee is 5 euro.
www.goldenclubrimini.it


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