Featured events in Sicilia

 2018-07-16 - Take a week off and enjoy the "Black Pearl" of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the island of Ustica off the coasts of Sicily. Populated at least since about 1500 bC by the Phoenicians, the island is today home to only a thousand people, and they are welcoming the participants to the annual Giro podistico a tappe dell'isola di Ustica. This is a week-lasting relay event, with a couple of rest days in between daily runs spawning from 7k to 10k in lenght.

 2018-03-04 - Listed as a World Heritage Site, the Greek temples in the valley near Agrigento, in Sicily, are the largest and best-preserved ancient Greek buildings outside of Greece itself. The half marathon Mezza maratona della concordia, that here is held, is a fantastic occasion to run on the footsteps of one of the leading cities of Magna Graecia during the golden age of Ancient Greece.

 2018-01-28 - The Maratona di Ragusa will be held in Ragusa, on the island of Sicily. The city is built on a wide limestone hill between two deep valleys, Cava San Leonardo and Cava Santa Domenica. Together with seven other cities in the Val di Noto, it is listed among the Unesco World Heritage Sites. Both the full and the half marathon are scheduled to start around 8 in the morning.

 2017-12-10 - Running at the feet of the Etna volcano, the Sotto il vulcano trail in Calatabiano is faithful to its title, offering a 26k trail course with 1.2k elevation in the Etna and Alcantara Park. Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is in an almost constant state of activity. The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain and the broad plain of Catania to the south. Mount Etna has been designated a Decade Volcano by the United Nations, and is on the list of the Unesco World Heritage Sites.

 2017-12-03 - The Trail dei Nebrodi, one of the events of the Circuito Ecotrail Sicilia, held in Cesaṛ near Messina, is not for the faint of heart. It is a partially self-sufficient ultramarathon in the pristine environment of the Parco dei Nebrodi on the Sicilian Apennines, the largest protected natural area of the island. Along the 65k course (but there is also a shorter 20k trail) participants are required to bring their own emergency supply, leave no trace, pick up their trash (or be disqualified) and run with no iPods or music players of any sort.

 2017-11-19 - The Maratona di Palermo will be held in Palermo, on the island of Sicily. Palermo was founded in 734 bC by the Phoenicians as Ziz ("flower"). Its strategic position in the middle of the Mediterranean brought waves of invaders including Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Saracen Arabs, Normans, Swabians, French and Spanish, resulting in a vast range of architectural styles, in a fusion of ingredients used in many local dishes, and in many place names which are obviously not of Italian origin.

 2017-04-23 - Marsala is more than just a veal sauce. The Maratonina del vino (Wine Half Marathon) in Marsala, a city near Trapani, will offer foreign runners the opportunity to visit the place where it all began: thanks to the English trader John Woodhouse who discovered it would last on long ocean voyages, the renown Marsala wine - fortified like Port, Madeira and Sherry - became famous first in England and then worldwide. Golden, amber, ruby - these are some of the different dry or sweet varieties of Marsala wine you can enjoy drinking after the run.

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