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On Sunday 25th March 2012, the new edition of Milan Marathon…Stramilano!
Once again, Milan, the capital of fashion, wants to pay homage to open-air sporting events, solidarity, reflection and fun, and hosts this spectacular event gathering every year thousand visitors.
Stramilano International – Half marathon, is one of the fastest and most famous urban routes in the world. It is 21,097 km long and the whole route is flat and very quick: starting from Sforzesco Castle, it goes through the city centre and ends in the charming setting of the Arena Civica, with applause from the participants of Stramilano and Stramilanina.
For years the greatest champions from all over the world get involved in this competition, so if you decide to run in this course, you’ll find some of quickest athletes in the world together with other 50,000 runners.
The Stramilano is the most famous fun run in Italy and one of the best known in the world. The route follows the broad city streets from the traditional starting point on Piazza del Duomo to the Arena Civica. The course is exactly 10 km long. Entrants have up to five hours to cover the distance, so they are free to completely relax and go at a gentle walking pace if they wish.
Refreshment stations are placed along the route and at the finish line, where participants will be acclaimed by their well-deserved medals and thousands of people on the stands of the Arena. Just like every year, there will also be initiatives and lots of surprises to complete the biggest sport celebration in Milan.
Also the Stramilanina starts in Piazza del Duomo. The shortest race dedicated to the children (but also to their parents) will take place on the same day at 9.45 am. The typical view of the start is a sea of balloons, with children in high spirits accompanied by their parents, relatives and friends.
There is a generous maximum time of 4 hours to complete the 5 km course. It has a special route right in the heart of Milan: San Babila, Sant’Andrea, via Montenapoleone and via San Pietro all’Orto
Participants will find many refreshments stops along the route and in the end they will reach the Arena Civica
The aim of such an important event is to promote sport among youngsters, spreading the positive values of friendship, socializing and healthy competition.
For further information about Milan, please have a look at our travel guide About Milan.
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