Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

World Francigena Ultramarathon, 5 Routes and a Welcome Party for Participants

The World Francigena Ultramarathon is approaching. On the 12 and 13 October 2019 a new edition of the non-competitive trekking and Nordic Walking event along the Via Francigena will take place.

This year the event, which attracts hundreds of participants each year, proposes various routes to choose from, in addition to the 120km classic way from Siena to Acquapendente.

This is one of the two novelties of the 2019 edition. For the first time, there will also be an option for the less trained participants: 20 km walk of absolute beauty from Buonconvento, a splendid stage that passes via Montalcino, to San Quirico Orcia, one of the most beautiful villages of the province of Siena.

In addition to the longest and shortest step, participants can choose one of the following routes: 

  • San Quirico-Acquapendente: 65 km
  • Siena – Buonconvento: 35 km
  • Radicofani – Acquapendente: 32 km

The second novelty is the event scheduled for October 11 in Siena. From 15.00 to 22.00 in Tartarugone, Plaza del Mercato, there will be a welcome party for all participants with tasting of typical products,  kindly offered by the sponsors of the event.  The bib delivery will continue until a little before the departure on October 12th.

Registrations for all trips can be made online until 1 October, or up to 1,000 registrations, at www.francigenaultramarathon.it. Participation fees vary according to the route chosen, to be specified at the time of registration: 65 euros for the 120 km of the Ultramarathon; 55 euros for 65 km San Quirico-Acquapendente; 20 euros for Siena-Buonconvento 35 km; 25 euros for 20 km from Buonconvento to San Quirico; and 20 euros for the 32 km from Radicofani to Acquapendente.

Compulsory medical certificate is required for routes of 120 km and 65 km.

The event, organized by the councilor for tourism of the municipality of Siena and by the councilor for Sport and Tourism of Acquapendente, with the sponsorship of the European Association of the Via Francigena Ways, the Tuscany and Lazio regions, and the collaboration of the municipalities of Monteroni d'Arbia, Buonconvento, Montalcino, San Quirico d'Orcia, Castiglione d'Orcia, Radicofani, San Casciano dei Bagni and Proceno, which aim to experience from a perspective of slow and green tourism, a territory rich in natural and artistic treasures that constitute the historical-cultural and environmental heritage of the ten municipalities involved in the sport initiative, between Tuscany and Lazio.

Info: www.francigenaultramarathon.it

Municipality of Siena Tel. +39 0577 534506 - 534502, francigena@comune.siena.it

Download the attached program in Italian and English.

 

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