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After the Chianti Classico Stage (the stage of the famous Italy cycling race Giro d’Italia), the Chianti Classico marathon is for sure the most important sport event of our territory in 2016. It will take place on june the 5th along three paths of different length but of equal beauty and It will be the first edition of a race that continues the tradition of the Chianti Marathon, born in 1973 in the village of Mercatale and it has been going on for twenty years. Now that interrupted story begin again and we hope that it becomes a special event in the calendar of Italian marathons.
The event is organized by the four municipalities of the florentine Chianti (San Casciano, Tavarnelle, Barberino Val d’Elsa, Greve in Chianti), the historical group Podistica Valdipesa, the Consortium Association of the Wine Producers and ChiantiBanca. They support from the beginning the project “Chianti Classico Marathon”. Born in this way an event that at its first year (year zero) It will confront with a great public of fans and runners, they will arrive in Chianti with a very simple goal: to enjoy a special run trough the vineyards and olive groves, in the heart of the Florentine Chianti Classico territory.
The Abbey of Badia a Passignano, the new Antinori cellars in location Il Bargino, the village of Panzano in Chianti, the ridges of Bibbione, Montefiridolfi, Campoli. And again toward Mercatale and the vineyards and the olive groves of Tavarnelle. These are some of the most evocative landscapes of the race or rather of the races. The race is composed by three routes. The first one is the Chianti Classico Marathon (42km long not homologated IAAF – International Association of Athletics Federations) starting point from Mercatale and arrival in Mercatale as well: participants must show up in Piazza Vittorio Veneto within 8.15am on June Sunday the 5th. Beginning at 8.30am.
Then there is the Chianti Classico half-marathon, 21km long. Starting point from Panzano in Chianti for 2 km then joins to the Marathon at km 25. Participants must show up in Piazza Gastone Bucciarelli in Panzano within 9.15am on June Sunday the 5th. Beginning at 9.30am. At last the 11km long “Short Trail Chianti Classico“. Starting point from Badia a Passignano, after 7 km (location San Fabiano) it joins to the Marathon at km 39. Participants must arrive in Via di Passignano in Badia a Passignano, within 10.15am on June Sunday the 5th. Beginning at 10.30am. Registrations are already open, fill the official form on the web site www.chianticlassicomarathon.com.