JOMA CORSA DEI CASTELLI 2023
October 15, 2023
Discover the fascinating beauty of Trieste through the Corsa dei Castelli. This adventure starts from Miramare Castle, reaching the epic St. Just Castle, dedicated to the city’s patron saint. Enjoy a tour that showcases Trieste’s architectural, scenic and cultural richness.
The initial track is fast and smooth, taking you to the impressive Unity Square. From this point, you will plunge into the beating heart of the city, traversing quaint alleyways that lead to your final destination, San Giusto Castle. The final kilometer, known as “The Wall,” is challenging but rewards with breathtaking views of the Austrian fortress ramparts at the finish line.
Parallel to the main event, we present the 10K Non-Competitive, a related event that requires neither membership nor a competitive medical certificate. In addition, to promote the culture of sports as an essential habit for mental and physical well-being, we propose the Family Run 8 km.
Competitive 10K +
Be enchanted by the striking beauty of Trieste in an unparalleled sporting event, the“Corsa dei Castelli 2023“! This extraordinary 10-kilometer race will take you through historic sites and breathtaking scenery, with the spectacular backdrop of the Miramare and San Giusto castles serving as your personal challenge.
But the adventure does not end here! Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the“10K Non-Competitive,” a side event that brings the Corsa dei Castelli experience to everyone who wants to enjoy running without the burden of competition. Regardless of your fitness level or running experience, the Ten Non-Competitive is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the charms of Trieste at a running pace.
Imagine the feeling of freedom in running along Barcola’s seashore, with the light wind caressing your skin and the sun illuminating the road ahead. Think of the thrill of walking through the heart of the city, with its streets rich in history and culture. And finally, experience the exhilaration of reaching the finish line inside San Giusto Castle, with the city of Trieste unfurling below you in all its magnificence.
The Corsa dei Castelli and the Ten Non-Competitive are not just sporting events-they are a unique journey through the historic architecture, natural beauty, and vibrant energy of Trieste. A journey you can experience to the fullest, regardless of your fitness level or your desire to compete.
Get ready to have an unforgettable experience and create precious memories. Let Trieste captivate you with its magic during the Corsa dei Castelli and the non-competitive Ten. See you at the finish line!
International Road Race Running Match Under 23
The seventh edition of the Corsa dei Castelli marks the beginning of an exciting new adventure: the first“International Road Race Running Match u.23 10k.” This race represents an official stage in the run-up to the 2024 European Athletics Championships in Rome, and thanks to the collaboration with the Italian Athletics Federation (Fidal), it has been included in the official World Athletics calendar.
The match will welcome U23 national teams from several European nations, offering a high-level international event.
Saturday, October 14
4:30 p.m. Piazza Unità d’Italia Opening Ceremony
Greetings from the authorities and presentation of the national teams
Sunday, October 15
8:30 a.m. Shuttle bus to the race start area at Miramare Castle
10:00 a.m. Start 1st International Road Race Running Match U23
10 km inline race that passes through iconic spots in Trieste
11:15 a.m. Commencement of award ceremonies: awards will be given to the top 3 women, top 3 men, and top 3 nations
A number of points equal to the total number of athletes will be awarded.
From the highest score you will scale up.
The final team ranking position will be determined by summing the scores of the top three athletes for each representative team who reached the finish line.
Awards will be given to the top 3 women, top 3 men and top 3 nations.
Family Run 8K
Create an unforgettable moment with your loved ones by participating in the“Family Run” as part of the Corsa dei Castelli. This fascinating 8-kilometer run offers an opportunity for families and friends to share an engaging sporting experience surrounded by the unique beauty of Trieste.
Imagine moving in unison with your loved ones, in a harmonious ballet of steps echoing along the route, from Miramare Castle to the historic Piazza Unità d’Italia. A chorus of laughter, words of encouragement and collective breaths resonate through the air, creating an unforgettable melody of bonding and solidarity.
The Family Run is a shared experience, a celebration of togetherness and the joy of sports. It is not just about reaching the finish line, but about having an adventure together, rediscovering the value of time spent together, appreciating small moments and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Rediscover the rhythm of your heart in tune with your steps on the road, your breath clearing as you leave the daily hustle and bustle behind and immerse yourself in the relaxing rhythm of the Family Run. Enjoy breathtaking views of the sea along the way, be enveloped by the majesty of the castles and the historical richness of the city.
The Family Run is more than just a run, it is an opportunity to rediscover the pleasure of being together, to reconnect with nature, and to regain mental and physical well-being through sporting activity. Most importantly, it is an opportunity to discover Trieste in a whole new way, on a festive day dedicated to sports and family.
No matter if you are an experienced runner or a beginner, an adult or a child, the Family Run is open to everyone. Join us and spend an unforgettable day of sports and family fun. The Family Run is waiting for you, ready to give you a unique and unforgettable adventure in the heart of Trieste.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The event will take place on Sunday, October 15, 2023
Event registration is possible:
- Online by following the links on this site
- At the “Race of Castles” registration center on the Friday and Saturday before race day and on race morning.
The location and times of the registration center will be announced through social channels and on the event’s official website in the days leading up to the event.
For those who sign up for either the competitive race or the non-competitive Ten, it is a 10-kilometer challenge that runs through some of Trieste’s most fascinating places, providing unique panoramic views.
The Family Run offers a shorter and more accessible 8-kilometer route, ideal for families and those who want to enjoy the experience in a more relaxed way.
The Corsa dei Castelli is an event that welcomes participants of all ages, however, there are some specific limitations. For the competitive 10k race, participants must be at least 16 years old. This is to ensure the safety of competitors in a race that requires a certain amount of stamina and physical condition.
As for the Ten non-competitive and Family Run 8k, there is no age limit. These rides are designed to be a fun and engaging experience for everyone, regardless of age. Whether you are a seasoned runner looking for a new challenge, or you want to share the excitement of a race with your loved ones, the Corsa dei Castelli has something to offer everyone. Remember, the important thing is to participate and enjoy the event!
For the 10-kilometer race, competitive or non-competitive (Ten), the start is set at the picturesque Miramare Castle. From there, runners will head along the Barcola waterfront, an area fascinating for its natural beauty and sea views. Next, they will go through the heart of the city, including crossing the historic Piazza Unità d’Italia, Europe’s largest open square by the sea. The finish line is located in the Piazzale delle Milizie, inside the majestic San Giusto Castle.
As for the Family Run 8k, the starting point is also Miramare Castle. Participants will follow a route along the picturesque Barcola waterfront, enjoying a pleasant and scenic ride. The race ends in the historic Piazza Unità d’Italia, where families and friends can celebrate the shared experience together.
In both cases, participants will have the opportunity to appreciate the architectural and natural beauty of Trieste while putting themselves through a sporting challenge.
To ensure a comfortable and safe ride during the Corsa dei Castelli, it is important to choose the right equipment. Here are some useful suggestions:
- Check the weather forecast: The weather can greatly affect your comfort while running, so it is important to check the weather forecast for the day of the event and prepare accordingly.
- Dress in layers: Dressing in layers allows you to adjust your body temperature according to weather conditions and intensity of physical activity. Consider wearing a tank top or short-sleeved T-shirt under a long-sleeved shirt. This way, you can remove the top layer if you start to get hot.
- Choose breathable fabrics: Breathable fabrics help wick sweat away from your skin, keeping you dry and comfortable while running. Avoid cotton fabrics, which absorb moisture and can make you feel damp and cold.
- Lightweight and cushioned running shoes: Running shoes should be light enough not to weigh down your steps, but they should also have adequate cushioning to protect your feet and joints from impact with the ground. Make sure your shoes are well-fitting and comfortable, and if possible, try running in them before the race to make sure they do not cause problems or discomfort.
By preparing properly, you will be able to focus on running and fully enjoy the experience of the Corsa dei Castelli.
A free shuttle service is provided to facilitate access to the starting point of the Corsa dei Castelli. This service will be available at the Trieste Central Train Station. Shuttles will leave from the side of the Saba Silos parking lot and transport participants to Miramare Castle, the starting point of the race.
The shuttle service will run from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., ensuring efficient and timely transportation for all participants.
We advise you to arrive on time to avoid possible delays and start your race as smoothly as possible. Remember, preparation is an essential part of making the most of the Corsa dei Castelli experience.
To ensure the well-being and hydration of participants during the Corsa dei Castelli, two refreshment stations have been organized along the route.
The first refreshment point is located halfway, at km 5. This provides an ideal opportunity for runners to take a short break, recharge their energy and hydrate before tackling the second half of the race.
The second refreshment point is located in the finish area. This allows participants to refuel after their effort and recover before post-race celebrations.
These refreshment stations are designed to ensure that all participants maintain proper hydration levels and enjoy the event safely and comfortably. Remember to make use of these services while running. Your health and well-being are important to us!
Participation in the Corsa dei Castelli requires different conditions depending on the type of race you register for.
For the competitive 10k race, you must be a Fidal member or hold a Runcard. In addition, you will need to present a valid medical certificate on the day of the race. This is to ensure that all participants in the competitive race are in proper physical condition to meet the challenge.
For the non-competitive Ten and Family Run, however, no medical certificate is required. These races are designed to be inclusive events that welcome everyone, regardless of fitness level or running experience.
However, in any case, we recommend that all participants get a health check before the event to make sure they are in good physical shape and ready to enjoy the ride safely.
Certainly, the Corsa dei Castelli is an event designed to welcome everyone, regardless of desire or ability to compete. If you prefer to enjoy running more relaxed and without the competitive factor, the 8-kilometer Family Run is the perfect option for you.
This route allows you to walk along Trieste’s beautiful waterfront in the company of family or friends, enjoying the view and discovering the beauty of the city. There is no pressure of time or performance, the focus is on sharing a healthy outdoor experience, discovering the city and encouraging a love of sports.
So regardless of your fitness level or personal goals, the Corsa dei Castelli gives you the opportunity to participate and have fun. Remember, the important thing is to involve yourself and enjoy the day!
Yes, you can absolutely delegate another person to pick up your bib and race pack for you. We understand that sometimes commitments can prevent you from personally picking up these items, so we have a process in place to simplify things.
If you would like someone else to pick up your bib and race packet for you, you will need to follow these steps:
- Fill out and sign the proxy form and privacy form. These documents are available for download on our website, www.corsadeicastelli.it.
- Provide the delegate with a copy of the letter confirming registration for the Corsa dei Castelli.
- You will also need to provide a copy of your ID to verify your identity and the validity of the proxy.
Remember, the person picking up the bib and race pack for you must present all these documents at the time of pickup. This process is put in place to ensure that all bibs and race packs are distributed correctly and safely.
Unfortunately, if an athlete cannot participate in the Corsa dei Castelli, a name change on the bib is not possible. This policy is in place to ensure proper identification of participants for security and event organization issues.
Also, it is important to note that there is no refund in case an athlete cannot participate in the competition. This is due to the administrative and organizational costs incurred in ensuring the registration of each participant.
We know there may be unforeseen circumstances that could prevent participation, but we encourage all athletes to carefully consider their commitment before signing up to ensure a fair and efficient process for all participants.
Yes, for the competitive 10 km race and the non-competitive Ten, we offer a convenient bag storage service. This service is located in the start area at Miramare Castle, providing a safe place for athletes to deposit their bags before the race.
To facilitate identification, each athlete will receive a sticker corresponding to his or her bib number to place on his or her bag. This helps ensure that bags are easily recognized and returned to their rightful owners after the competition.
Bags can be delivered until 9:30 a.m. the morning of the race. This gives you ample time to deposit your bag and prepare for departure.
After the race, you can pick up your bag in the finish area at San Giusto Castle. Remember to keep your bib with you, as it will be used to identify your bag. This bag storage service is designed to make your experience at the Corsa dei Castelli as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Unfortunately, due to logistical limitations, we are unable to provide a shower service during the Corsa dei Castelli 2023. We understand that this may be an inconvenience for some participants and apologize for any inconvenience.
However, we encourage all participants to come prepared and make their own post-race arrangements. This may include returning home or to the accommodation for a refreshing shower after the event. Despite this limitation, our main goal remains to ensure that all participants have a positive and memorable experience during the Corsa dei Castelli. Thank you for your understanding.
Yes, all athletes who make it to the finish line of the Corsa dei Castelli 2023 will receive a medal. This is a way to recognize the commitment, determination and sportsmanship of each participant.
The medal not only symbolizes the achievement, but is also a tangible reminder of your success. It is a token of your participation in this unique event through the beautiful landscape of Trieste, from Miramare Castle to San Giusto Castle.
We are proud to celebrate each and every athlete who takes part in this race, regardless of time run or ranking. The main goal is to participate, have fun and surpass one’s personal finish line. Every athlete who completes the race is a winner in our view, and the medal is a symbol of that.
The rankings for the Corsa dei Castelli will be available online for viewing on the TDS website, directly on the event page. This will allow all participants and fans to easily and quickly access race results.
We understand the importance of having accurate and timely results available, so we are committed to ensuring that the rankings are published as soon as possible after the conclusion of the event.
Don’t forget to check the TDS website regularly for updates and event information. We hope that your participation in the Corsa dei Castelli 2023 will be a memorable experience, and we look forward to seeing the results of your dedication and hard work.
For the day 10/15/2023, there will be shuttle service in Largo City of Santos side Silos Term Bus from 07:30 am to 08:45 am.
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