In Trento we have joined forces by gathering together the city’s biggest running events to give birth to the “Trento Running Festival”.
The Festival is a whole weekend dedicated to running for people of all levels: top runners, amateurs, families and the young. The event offers the opportunity to meet and watch top athletes trying to beat their record at the half marathon. But why not run just for the fun of it and discover a city with a thousand surprises?
In Trento history is part of the action. The Giro al Sas is one of the oldest races in Europe. It was created in 1907 to honour the patron saint of the city and this year celebrates its 71st edition. It is run on Saturday evening on a 1km lap completed 10 times. Spectators get the chance to see the champions in action repeatedly — some of the best athletes in the world have come to race here, from Stefano Baldini to Paul Tergat and Kenesisa Bekele. The 2017 edition will not disappoint.
Designing a race for champions is difficult but putting one on that can fully satisfy amateurs is even more challenging. The race is designed to give runners the chance for fast times but also to enjoy the sparkling scenery of the city. Among the sights are the basilica of St Maria Maggiore, where the Third Session of the Council of Trento was held, the towers, the Buonconsiglio castle and the passage in front of the MUSE designed by Renzo Piano.
|2nd Male||1:01:12||Shadrack Kipngetich KOECH||KEN|
|3rd Male||1:02:55||Soufiyan BOUQANTAR||MAR|
|4th Male||1:03:04||Dickson NYAKUNDI||KEN|
|2nd Female||1:09:50||Etenesh DIRO||ETH|
|3rd Female||1:11:58||Joyline CHEROTICH||KEN|
|4th Female||1:14:26||Christine Ndanu MUTUA||KEN|
The course of Trento Half Marathon develops on a single tour entirely in the urban area of the city of Trento.
As the valley floor of the Adige River is wide, the race course is not rough, the only ascent is 300m long with a slope of 2%, the rest of the track has imperceptible slopes.
The route is therefore particularly fast and suitable for those who want a chronometric check in accordance with their physical form