Monday, September 26, 2016

Six runs over three days in Montepulciano


The programme begins on Friday the 30 th of September at 9.30 p.m., with “Lumediluna”, a non-competitive urban trail over a distance of about 8 kilometres, starting and finishing in Piazza Grande, winding through Montepulciano old town and the immediate vicinity.

Anyone can run or walk among the Renaissance buildings and beautiful panoramic locations, open by night, overlooking Valdichiana and Valdorcia, for a noble cause, with the event taking place a week before Breast Cancer Prevention Week. All those who register will be given a pink T-shirt, the symbol of the campaign, which they must wear for the event, forming a pink wave to draw attention  to theneed for a widespread commitment to fight breast cancer. The initiative has been developed in  collaboration with the local health department, USL 7 – Oncology Department of the United  Hospitals of Valdichiana.

Saturday the 1 st of October, Piazza Sant’Agnese is the starting point for “Nobilipassi”, a trail  covering about 5,5 km, stopping off at wineries that make Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. An  excursion organised for groups of 50 people, each accompanied by two guides, which, after several  tastings, will culminate in a meal featuring local cuisine and specialities. The route pays tribute to this  special product in the year of its fiftieth anniversary, which will be celebrated on the 7 th and 8 th of October.

Registrations for the following day’s events will be open in the afternoon, and participants will be invited to the pasta-party offered at Montepulciano Stazione from 7.30 p.m.

Sunday the 2 nd of October will be the most intense day of Montepulciano Run. At 9.30 a.m., the two competitive races, “Laquattordici” and “Laventicinque” (the first over 14 km and the second over 25), and the “Montepulcianonfoot”, a non-competitive event covering 10 km for runners and Nordic walkers, will set off simultaneously from Montepulciano Stazione and Piazza Grande.  

All four itineraries will end in Piazza Grande, where the runners and walkers will find refreshments  and the prizes will be awarded. A shuttle bus service will guarantee the return to Montepulciano  Stazione. With the exception of “Nobilipassi”, it is possible to register for every event until 30  minutes before the start.

Further info: – Tel. +39 349 0094012
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