Lake Garda Marathon, Italy

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Lake Garda Marathon 2017

15th October 2017

Duration: 3 nights Distance: Marathon

The Lake Garda marathon has a stunning course in a truly unique setting with breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Around 2000 runners take part in the race, many taking time to visit the surrounding towns such as Verona, famous as the ‘home’ of Romeo and Juliet and Trento with its old centre and impressive Buonconsiglio Castle.

Lake Garda is a unique setting where the breathtaking view of the lake and mountains touches your soul. The strikingly beautiful route, almost entirely along the Lake Garda lakefront, gives athletes a chance to compete in a first class sports event and have a taste of top-quality hospitality.

The race starts in the beautiful village of Limone sur Garda on the west side of the lake and finishes on the other side at the village of Malcesine. Although the area is renowned for its mountains, the route is flat as it hugs the banks of the lake.

All countries of the lake, the historic cities of art such as Verona and the Arena, with Mart Rovereto, Trento with its old town and castle Buonconsiglio, and Brescia with its museums and its shows, await participants in the International Lake Garda Marathon to offer them not only a competition, but also a moment of truly dream holiday.

Lake Garda Marathon: Event Highlights 

  • Choice of 3 or 4* accommodation
  • Pasta Party with beverages included
  • Guided tour to the old town of Malcesine (2 hours) and entrance fee at the Scaliger Castle



Below is a day-to-day itinerary for the Lake Garda Marathon.

Day 1 – Friday 13th October 2017

Please make your own way to Verona Airport.  Private transfer or car hire options available on request. Once you arrive at your chosen hotel and after check in, you have the option to pick up your entry and race bag until 19.00.  Located at the Garda Supersport Village.  This evening there is an optional Welcome Dinner (see below for prices).

Day 2 – Saturday 14th October 2017

After breakfast, today is free again for sightseeing and bib collection (from 09.00 until 19.00). At 10.00 is the walking sightseeing tour (included in your package) of Malcesine.  Your afternoon is free.  We recommend a cable car to the top of the Monte Baldo or if your prefer, a boat trip to one of the neighboring villages such as Lione, Torbore or Riva del Garda.  At 19.30 is the Pasta Party where you will sample different types of Pasta and Salad finishing with a sweet Crostata.

Day 3 – Sunday 15th October 2017 – Marathon Day

Today is the day. After months of training, the day is finally here. Take your place at the start line as you set off on your running journey.  The start is at 09.30 and you are to be in your starting corral between 08.30 and 09.10.  The start is from Malcesine.  After the marathon, you have your afternoon and evening at leisure.

Day 4 – Monday 16th October 2017

After breakfast, check out of the hotel by 12pm. You will then have time to explore the area before your return on onward journey. Please let us know if you would like to spend more time exploring and we can try to accommodate extra nights. * Subject to availability.

Bookings are on a request basis.  Please call 0161 703 8161 to confirm availability.

Included in your travel package with Sports Tours International:

  • 3 night’s hotel accommodation in a choice of 3 or 4* hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Guided tour to the old town of Malcesine including entrance fee at the Scaliger Castle
  • Pasta Party including drinks

Not included (not exhaustive):

  • Travel to Vernona
  • Transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa.  
  • Marathon entry – optional extra
  • Travel insurance – optional extra 
  • City tax
  • Welcome dinner – £27.00

Entry Fee:

Marathon entry fee £32 per person (bookable prior to 30th September)

30km entry fee £30 per person  (bookable prior to 30th September)

15km entry fee £22 per person  (bookable prior to 30th September)

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