Featured events in Piemonte

 2024-11-03 - Dubbed "the most panoramic course in Italy" the Lago Maggiore Marathon, scheduled in Verbania Pallanza (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola), features a half and a full marathon course. The lake itself is worth a trip: it is the second largest lake in Italy and its shoreline are divided between the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy and the Swiss canton of Ticino. Around the lake are many gardens growing rare and exotic plants, such as the Borromean and Brissago islands gardens, that of the Villa Taranto in Verbania, and the Alpinia botanical garden above Stresa.

 2024-10-13 - A race fit for a king. This is also the translation of Una corsa da re, a half marathon held in the gardens and park grounds of one of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy. The event also features shorter courses - 4k and 10k. Restored to the Baroque magnificence that inspired its construction in the mid-1600s by Duke Carlo Emanuele II of Savoy, the monumental estate of the Reggia di Venaria, located just outside Turin, is included in the Unesco Heritage List and is one of Italy's most visited cultural sites.

 2024-05-19 - Don't be put off by the English title T-Fast 10k. Formerly known as "Tutta dritta" (All straight) this international event in northern Italy is a super-fast 10k in Torino on a beautiful, no-curves boulevard, connecting the historic center of the former Italian capital to the Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi, the hunting "lodge" that was once one of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy, and today part of the Unesco World Heritage Sites list. The building has a total of 137 rooms and 17 galleries, and covers 31,050 square meters, although its original purpose is symbolized by the bronze deer placed on the top of the roof.

 2024-04-14 - As the title of the run indicates, the Brutal Trail in Ghemme, in the northern province of Novara, promises a very tough course. However, participants will not face uphill mountain roads nor rocky forest paths. As a matter of fact, the three featured courses will not go beyond the local vineyard grounds, and participants will run up and down between the rows of vines multiple times (up to forty loops!) depending on the chosen distance. But at the end of this particular running challenge a visit to the cellar and wine tasting will be the well-deserved reward for all finishers.

 2023-10-22 - The Ecomaratona del Barbaresco e del tartufo bianco d'Alba in the province of Cuneo is a panoramic full and a half marathon held during the International White Truffle Fair, dedicated to the aromatic subterranean "trifola d'Alba Madonna" mushroom found mainly in the Langhe and Montferrat areas of the Piedmont northern region, also home of the Barbaresco wines. The winner of the marathon receives a unique trophy painted on a wine barrel lid.

 2023-09-30 - The 100km delle Alpi will start in Torino. It is a magnificent point-to-point course on the Alps, 100 kilometers (62 miles) long, ending in Saint-Vincent, a town in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy, popular as a holiday resort.

 2023-09-24 - The Trail del Moscato is held in Santo Stefano Balbo, near Cuneo. The area is renown for Muscat grapes, and the courses, all on dirt roads will bring the participants through the vineyards of this Unesco World Heritage Site. This event features a 50k ultramarathon, a 20k and a shorter 11k option. Lunch is included for all runners.

 2023-06-02 - Monferrato, part of the region of Piemonte in Northern Italy, is one of the most famous Italian wine regions in the world, especially regarding red wines and sparkling wines - think Barbera d'Asti, Asti spumante, Moscato d'Asti, Cortese, Malvasia, and Grignolino. The Quattro colli Monferrato held in Camagna features a 15k competitive run and a 7k fun run on a panoramic course through this Unesco World Heritage site. At the end runners will have the possibility of eating at a local restaurant at a special price. Did we mention that Monferrato is also famous for its truffles?

 2022-10-08 - Love chocolate? Love running? Look no further. In None, near Torino, the Stranone al cioccolato, CiocoRun is the run for you, hosted within one of the oldest event in the Piemonte region, entirely dedicated to the "food of the gods". Domori and Streglio, the local but nationally-renown chocolate brands will be as usual among many others participating to this sweet event. The race course is a 6.6k fun one with start time at 2:30 in the afternoon.

 2022-09-03 - The trail race La via di Annibale Sky Marathon in Usseglio, near Torino, is the highest running event in Europe, reaching 3305 meters (10,843 feet) of altitude. The course retraces Hannibal's route during the invasion of Italy in 204 bC. The crossing of the Alps with elephants was daunting, to say the least. It involved the mobilization of between 60,000 and 100,000 troops and the training of a war elephant corps, all of which had to be provisioned along the way. The alpine invasion of Italy by Hannibal was a military operation that would shake the Mediterranean world with repercussions for more than two decades.

 2019-12-09 - Those who understand the northern Italian dialects would smile when reading the title of the event held in Vigone, near Turin: Ciapa 'l pulast ca scapa via literally means "Catch the runaway chicken". The reason behind this curious 6K night race name lies in the fact that the event official "apripista", the trailblazer who is showing participants the course to follow, is conspicuously dressed as a rooster. All race entrants receive a neon bracelet upon registration, while the final participation prize consists - you should have guessed it - in a chicken.

 2018-08-11 - If you like trail or skyrunning, do not miss the Scarfiotti/Sommeiller. It is a 7k point-to-point mountain race. The start is from the alpine shelter Scarfiotti, near the town of Bardonecchia, on the border with France. The finish is more than one kilometer uphill, on the top of the Sommeiller mountain near the glacier bearing the same name. After the race is over, runners will need to return by foot along the same route.

 2017-09-10 - The Trail del Parco delle Alpi Marittime will be held in Valdieri, in the province of Cuneo. This is a 30k trail very panoramic run with more than one mile of elevation difference in a beautiful Alpine park. The race starts at 8 in the morning. The entry fee is 36 euro.

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