Italy Coast to Coast Relay

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Event Information

RELAY DATES:  June 7-10, 2022

RACE TIME:  Begins each morning at 7:00 AM and concludes each day around 6:00 PM.

ORGANIZER – Ovunque Running 

Race Format: Each team is comprised of three or four runners. Each person on the team runs a daily leg varying from 12-15 miles on each of the four days. Each day, the first stage starts at 7am. The second leg begins after all the runners from stage one have finished. There will be a picnic style lunch and some rest time after leg two. The last leg finishes each day around 5pm.  Each night you will experience a new village where everyone enjoys a celebratory dinner with wine and local cuisine followed by a briefing for the next day.

Course Description: The distance is approximately 350 kilometers (about 220 miles). The event starts on the shores of the Adriatic Sea in Cattolica in the Marches region. The route heads west into Umbria throughout the first day. About 75% of the course runs through Tuscany, which is approximately 20 miles south of Siena. The finish is in Marina di Cecina on the Tyrrhenian Sea. You will be running over extremely challenging mountains across central Italy. This is not a walker friendly event.  Complete details are provided at the pre-race dinner briefing in Cattolica.  Trail shoes are recommended for parts of the course. 

Race Transportation: Each team is responsible for transporting teammates in support vans or SUVs, which should be supplied with food and hydrating liquids. 

Weather: Temperatures can range from 55F in the evening to 85F during the midday. June is known for its cloudless sunny days. The Tuscan sun is quite hot and very little rain can be expected.

Time Limit: Each team member must be able to run 21.1 K (half marathon) in 2.5 hours or less.

Awards: Every runner receives an Italy Coast to Coast Relay commemorative T-shirt.  Trophies or comparable race memento are provided to each team member.

Difficulty: Hard.