Just as every year, ASD IRIDE of Rivoli is working on the organisation of #FMV2023, the Marathon along the Piedmontese section of the Via Francigena. The marathon will start from Avigliana and arrive in Susa, passing through the most characteristic points of the Susa Valley, passing by the Sacra di San Michele through the suggestive Sentiero dei Principi.
The non-competitive recreational-motor walk, now in its 5th edition, will take place on Sunday 25 June 2023 with departure from Avigliana, the medieval city of the 2 lakes, the passage at the Sacra di San Michele and arrival in the centre of the city of Susa, both villages included as Orange Flags by the Italian Touring Club.
Registrations are open until 5 June 2023 or when 3000 registrations are reached.
We remind you that in previous editions we reached 3000 registrations only 3 weeks after the launch, so it is advisable to register as soon as possible. The registration fee has remained unchanged since 2022: € 20.00 + optional shuttle at € 5.00.
New route to the Sacra di San Michele
Once again, there are two different routes, with or without the passage through the Sacra di San Michele. In the first case, you can choose 3 different finish points:
- up to the Sacra di San Michele 12 km (Sacra San Michele Marathon);
- up to Villarfocchiardo 23 km (Half Marathon);
- full marathon up to Susa for 45 km.
As in previous years, you can choose the Easy route without passing through the Sacra di San Michele.
New: the route for this edition includes passing by the Sacra di San Michele, reaching it through the ‘Sentiero dei Principi’. This is a historical route of high scenic and naturalistic value, which starts near the Charterhouse 1515 to the Sacra di San Michele. Compared to the last edition in 2022, this will lead to an increase in kilometre length (approx. 1 km more) and altitude difference (+150 D+).
This year you must have even greater commitment and physical preparation to tackle the Marathon, but all efforts are repaid by the spectacular views of the Susa Valley and in particular of the Sacra di San Michele that participants will have as they walk along the “Sentiero dei Principi”.
The rest of the route is on paths, dirt and asphalt roads and will partially follow the official route of the Via Francigena Burdigalense between Avigliana and Susa. The variants inserted by the organisation aim to guarantee the greatest possible safety for the participants by avoiding as much as possible the crossing and/or running along roads with high traffic density.
All the details
The #FMV2023 is open to all. You are required to strictly cover it on foot, without running, to better enjoy the beauty that the route has to offer.
The Civil Defence and the various Associations will guard the entire route. Local Police, Police Forces and Pro Loco association will control the passing through towns and villages. Volunteers will be along the route to support participants and to manage the various refreshment points.
On the same website you can find all the information, regulations and details concerning the collection of individual awards, transport, refreshments, assistance, hotel bookings, etc.
For further information:
ASD IRIDE di Rivoli – firstname.lastname@example.org
Leo Zappalà: +39 3398822333
ASD IRIDE Rivoli: Facebook e Instagram
Facebook group and community #FMV2023: viafrancigenamarathonvaldisusa