In Italy, every runner is guaranteed to find a sporting event that excites them.

In Italy there are not only numerous big city marathons, but also many landscape runs, such as trails, mountain runs and lake runs.

In our overview you will find all major and well-known running events in Italy, including dates and further details. Some events are presented here in more detail.

The biggest running events in Italy

You want to run a marathon in Italy? Then you are really spoiled for choice. Because the choice here is enormous. These are the most famous city marathons in Italy:

  • Maratona di Roma (Rome Marathon) in April in the Lazio region.
  • Milano City Marathon (Milan Marathon) in April in the region of Lombardy
  • Venice Marathon (Venice Marathon) in October in the Veneto region
  • Firenze Marathon (Florence Marathon) in November in the region of Tuscany
  • Verona Marathon in November in the Veneto region
  • Pisa Marathon in December in the region of Tuscany

This is a selection of famous and great city marathons in Italy. In the Italian capital, Rome, marathon is run every spring since 1982. More than 10,000 complete the marathon distance at the Rome Marathon.

The fastest marathon course in Italy, on the other hand, is in Milan. Times under 2:05 hours have even been run here. Towards the end of the year you can chase your personal best marathon time at the Firenze Marathon in Florence. Our running reporter Herbert Orlinger tells you more about this marathon in his report: Firenze Marathon: November Rain (again!).

The Venice Marathon is also held in the fall. About 6,000 runners successfully complete the 42.195 kilometers. When it rains, it can happen that you are standing in water up to your knees. But the athletes have fun in any case.

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Running in the Dolomites

One of the most popular vacation regions in Italy outside the big cities is undoubtedly the Dolomites in the north. In the Dolomites you can not only climb attractive mountains, but also participate in several beautiful running events. A prime example of this is the Bressanone Dolomites Marathon. Here we are talking about the first mountain marathon in Italy. From the start to the top of the mountain, in addition to 42.2 kilometers, you have to overcome almost 2,500 meters of altitude. About 700 athletes treat themselves to this beautiful nature marathon every year.

Other well-known trail and mountain races in this region include the South Tyrol Three Peaks Alpine Run, the Stelvio Marathon, the South Tyrol Ultra Skyrace and the Reschenseelauf (Grio Lago di Resa). The South Tyrol Three Peaks Alpine Run is a mountain run where you reach the finish at the foot of the Three Peaks after 17.5 kilometers.

Further west in Italy, the Lago Maggiore International Trail is another running event with a magnificent race course.

Fast half marathons in Italy

We still have two running tips in Italy over the half marathon distance for you. On the one hand the Roma-Ostia half marathon. This race is one of the most famous marathons in the world. The event calls itself "the most important half marathon in italy". Around 15,000 compete in this half marathon. There is also a lot going on in spring at the "Trieste Marathon - Trieste Running Festival". The main event is the half marathon over 21.1 kilometers.

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By the way, if you want to participate in a running event in Italy, you have to present a medical certificate. Otherwise a start is not possible.

All Running Races in Italy (sorted by date) can be found in the following overview:

Running competitions 2022 in Italy

Winter Night Run Dobbiaco

 
Icon Date | 15:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Toblach
Icon Competitions 12 km / 10 km

Maratona di San Valentino

 
Icon Date | 09:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Terni
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km

Rimini Marathon

 
Icon Date | 09:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Rimini
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 16,09 km / 8 km / 2,5 km

Chianti Ultra Trail

 
Icon Date | 06:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Radda in Chianti
Icon Competitions 100 km (4.000 Hm) 73,4 km (2.700 Hm) / 42,7 km (1.400 Hm) / 20 km (800 Hm) / 15 km (550 Hm)

Kalterersee Halbmarathon

 
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Icon Date | 10:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Kaltern
Icon Competitions 21,1 km / 10,5 km

Alpenplus Ötzi Trailrun Naturns

 
Icon Date | 09:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Naturns
Icon Competitions 30 km (2.100 Hm) / 15 km (1.150 Hm)

SciaccheTrail

 
Icon Date | 07:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Monterosso al Mare
Icon Competitions 47 km (3.000 Hm)

Lake Garda 42 Marathon

 
Icon Date | 09:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Limone Sul Garda
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / Kids Run

Dogi's Half Marathon

 
Icon Date | 09:15 Uhr
Icon Venue Mira
Icon Competitions 21,1 km

Ötzi Alpin Marathon

 
Icon Date | 08:45 Uhr
Icon Venue Naturns
Icon Competitions 42,2 km (3.447 Hm)

Dolomiti Beer Trail

 
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Pedavena
Icon Competitions 45 km (2.400 Hm) / 24 km (1.400 Hm) / 12 km

Tuscany Crossing

 
Icon Date | 17:15 Uhr
Icon Venue Castiglione D'Orcia
Icon Competitions 160 km / 103 km / 53 km

BVG Trail: Bassa Via Del Garda Trail

 
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Icon Date | 07:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Salo
Icon Competitions 75 km (4.300 Hm) / 50 km (3.450 Hm) / 25 km (950 Hm)

Ultra Trail Mugello

 
Icon Date | 06:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Firenzuola
Icon Competitions 60 km (3.180 Hm) / 23,5 km

Villacidro SkyRace - Sardinia Skyrunning Experience

 
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Villacidro
Icon Competitions 48 km (4.100 Hm) / 21 km (1.740 Hm) / 10 km (800 Hm)

Padova Marathon

 
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Icon Date | 08:45 Uhr
Icon Venue Padova
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km

Leifers Trail / Laives Trail

 
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Icon Date | 08:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Leifers
Icon Competitions 51 km (2.750 Hm) / 21 km (1.500 Hm) / 11 km (750 Hm)

Challenge Riccione

 
Icon Date | 09:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Riccione
Icon Competitions Mitteldistanz

Lago Maggiore International Trail

 
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Icon Date | 07:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca
Icon Competitions 55 km (4.170 Hm) / 20 km (1.430 Hm) / 12 km (700 Hm)

Dorflauf Oberwielenbach

 
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Icon Date | 12:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Bozen
Icon Competitions 6,6 km / 3,95 km

Maratona delle Cattedrali - Puglia Marathon

 
Icon Date | 09:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Barletta
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km

Bibione Half Marathon

 
Icon Date | 08:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Bibione
Icon Competitions 21,1 km / 10 km

Traversata dei Colli Euganei - TCE

 
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Teolo
Icon Competitions 42 km (2.000 Hm) / 22 km (1.200 Hm) / 4,5 km / 2,5 km

Sardinia Trail

 
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Icon Date | 08:45 Uhr
Icon Venue Lanusei
Icon Competitions 100 km (27,65 km + 41,9 km + 26,8 km)

X-Warrior - Lago di Molveno

 
Icon Date | 11:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Molveno
Icon Competitions 13,4 km (48 Hindernisse) / 6,7 km (26 Hindernisse)

Le Porte die Pietra

 
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Alessandria
Icon Competitions 106 km (5.600 Hm) / 72 km (4.000 Hm) / 44 km (2.200 Hm) / 15 km (400 Hm)

Laggo Maggiore Half Marathon

 
Icon Date | 09:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Verbania
Icon Competitions 21,1 km / 10 km

Mezza Maratona die Latina

 
Icon Date | 08:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Latina
Icon Competitions 21,1 km / 7 km

Stramilano

 
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Icon Date | 10:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Mailand
Icon Competitions 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

Skyrace del Mammut

 
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Cese di Preturo
Icon Competitions 21 km (1.500 Hm) / 10,5 km (750 Hm)

La Velenosa e Velenosetta

 
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Icon Date | 10:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Belluno
Icon Competitions 14 km (1.000 Hm) / 5 km

VdG Via delle Giulie Ultra

 
Icon Date | 17:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Sella Nevea
Icon Competitions 130 km / 90 km / 55 km / 25 km / 13 km

Ortler Bike Marathon

 
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Graun
Icon Competitions 111 km (3.905 Hm) / 69 km / 46 km / 29 km

Grignetta Vertical

 
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Lecco
Icon Competitions 3,5 km (906 Hm)

Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon

 
Icon Date | 19:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Jesolo
Icon Competitions 21,1 km / 10 km

DolomitenRadrundfahrt

 
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Lienz
Icon Competitions 228 km (5.450 Hm) / 112 km (1.870 Hm)

Hero Dolomites - Gröden

 
Icon Date |
Icon Venue 39048
Icon Competitions 86 km (4.500 Hm) / 60 km (3.200 Hm)

Livigno Skymarathon

 
Icon Date | 08:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Livigno
Icon Competitions 34 km (2.700 Hm) / 17 km

Ratschings Mountain Trail

 
Icon Date | 09:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Ratschings-Bichl
Icon Competitions 27 km (1.610 Hm) / 17,7 km (950 Hm)

Race Across The Alps

 
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Nauders
Icon Competitions 525 km (14.000 Hm)

La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail

 
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Icon Date | 23:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Cortina d'Ampezzo
Icon Competitions 120 km (5.800 Hm) / 87 km / 48 km / 20 km

Spartan Race Dolomiti Alleghe-Civetta

 
Icon Date | 15:15 Uhr
Icon Venue Alleghe
Icon Competitions 21 km / 10 km / 5 km

Clicking on "Weiter" will take you to the running dates from July to December in Italy:

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