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Ecomaratona del Chianti 2022

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The EcoMaratona del Chianti Classico will take place from 14th to 16th October 2022 in Castelnuovo Beradenga (about 15 km far from Siena), which is included in the Italian list of "Slow Cities and centre of the Cities of the Wine" .

The event is the perfect opportunity for a weekend of sport while experiencing the beauty of the territory extremely rich in tourist and food and wine offer.

For the whole day of Saturday and Sunday the Mercatale (Food and Wine Market) is organized, near the starting and finish area and in the main streets of the country, with typical products of the territory, like Chianti wine, olive oil, local salami, and pecorino cheese of Crete senesi.

Route Description

The athletes start from the ancient Castle of Brolio. The panorama and the landscapes, made even warmer and more welcoming by the colours of autumn. The first 5 km are almost flat, ideal for warming up, but with a minimum difference in height until the arrival at the Castle of Cacchiano, an altitude of 505m from where you can enjoy a breath-taking view of Siena, the Chianti hills, and villages. Take an easy and short path in the direction of the village of Monti in Chianti, then enjoy forest road and vineyards, with a climb of about 100m Continue on the old route in the Monti area. Soon you will enter a vineyard and among the rows you reach the modern Badia di Coltibuono winery at 14km. Continue along a gentle climb on a dirt road, near the Castle of Lucignano.

Continue slightly uphill towards the castle of Brolio. At 20km you will enter a vineyard to reach, always uphill, the Podernovi farmhouse. You will have in front of you a wonderful scenery both in the direction of Siena and the vineyards that surround you. The second climb ends and through vineyards and woods you will arrive at the village of San Felice.

Continue in the direction of Villa a Sesta, in a short but steep descent until we arrive through a vineyard at 27km just below the village of Villa a Sesta at 380m. Proceed in the direction of the village Castelnuovo Berardenga. You will descend for a km between the rows of vineyard and after an easy ford the lowest point of the route (245m), you will face an uphill stretch of 100 meters before arriving at the Castell'in Villa company at 30km.

Continue on a dirt road in a flat stretch with an amazing view of Chianti, among farmhouses, vineyards and cypresses: you will feel like you are in front of a painting. Shortly after you will descend into an easy and pleasant descent of the dirt road for about 2.5km, the ideal time to recover your energy. From this point you will enter the route of the 21km and the 13km in common until the arrival in Castelnuovo.

At 33km you will start a long and discontinuous climb, follow the path as it continues through olive trees and woods. At 35km you exit the woods with wonderful views opening up in front of you indicating that the climb is finally over. In a stretch of easy dirt road you will arrive at the friends of the Montecucco oil mill (350m) where you will smell the scent of new oil.

Continuing downhill always on a dirt road you will arrive close to a leap of red earth, where you will have to face a stretch of only 200 meters in length, very demanding and can be muddy. Go through a flat vineyard before a final push of 50 meters uphill. The finish will be a harmony, first on a dirt road downhill and at the last km in the vineyards of the Felsina company. You will suddenly find in front of you a giant rooster, symbol of Chianti Classico. You will reach a row of cypresses that lead to the historic cellar of the Felsina company. Then the last meters will lead you to the square for an arrival full of emotions and the awareness of having completed an incredible journey. Breathe and enjoy this immense and unforgettable joy.

Refreshment stops: 6km, 14km, 21km, 25km, 27km, 34km, 36km, 40km

Your Experience

INCLUDED: 

• Hotel accommodation (3 nights)

• Breakfast included 

• Assistance of our qualified We Run Italy staff at the hotel and at the Marathon Expò/C.Berardenga 

• Private Return Transfer from Siena to Castelnuovo Berardenga on October 20th (guaranteed with min. 15 people) 

NOT INCLUDED: 

• Marathon Entry 

• Transfers to/from Siena - contact us for a quote

• Meals and drinks not mentioned in “INCLUDED” & Welcome Dinner in typical restaurant

• Guided tour to the old town of Siena , Wine Taste in Enoteca and Entry fees of the museums

• City tax

• Tips and any extra not mentioned in “INCLUDED”

Marathon Entry: From £35

Race entry includes:

• Medical team

• Time keeping

• Transport to the starting point

• Manned drink stations including safety equipment 

• Diadora technical jersey, Chianti Classico bottle and finisher medal

• Bag storage

Your Itinerary

Friday, October 14th 2022 SIENA

Upon your arrival in Siena, individual transfer to the hotel. Check-In. Free afternoon for individual visits and/or shopping. At 20.00h, Cena di Benvenuto - Welcome Dinner (OPTIONAL) in Tuscany stile at a typical restaurant in the city centre of Siena. Return to the hotel and overnight

Saturday, October 15th 2022 SIENA

Breakfast in the hotel. At 10.00h, sightseeing tour dedicated to all companions and runners. (OPTIONAL). An expert tour guide will help us to explore the most beautiful and unusual corners of Siena. The main square, Piazza del Campo, is the natural centre of the city. Its shellshaped heart made of bricks is like a warm carpet of "burnt Siena" color. From here we continue walking to the top of the hill where the majestic Cathedral stands, unfolding its exceptional works of art, among which we find masterpieces of Michelangelo and Donatello.

Free lunch.

In the afternoon, possibility collect the entry at the Expò – Castelnuovo Berardenga (Piazza Marconi). Return to the hotel and overnight.

Sunday, October 16th 2022 ECOMARATHON CHIANTI CLASSICO

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today’s the day of the Ecomaratona of Chianti, a beautiful race in one of the most romantic landscapes of Italy... Private transfer organized from Siena to Castelnuovo Berardenga at 07.30h, and you can collect the entry this morning. At 09.30h the race will begin from Piazza Marconi, Castelnuovo Berardenga. After the race (around 14.30) private transfer from Castelnuovo Berardenga to Siena.

Time for leisure and relax.

In the evening at 19:30h Wine taste in Enoteca. (OPTIONAL) Nothing better than a tasting of typical products and local wines to finish this beautiful adventure...for everybody still having some energy after a 42km race. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Monday, October 17th 2022 SIENA

Breakfast in the hotel. This morning is dedicated to individual visits and/or shopping.

Check-out from the hotel within 10.00h and individual transfer to the airport.

Need to Know

International Participants

To participate in one of the three races, it is essential to have the sports medical certificate for the competitive activity valid on the date of the race and recognized by the country of residence, regardless of their membership in sports clubs or federations. A copy of the valid medical certificate, if not delivered at the time of registration (a medical certificate is needed for foreign people) must be delivered upon collection of the bib.

Check out our medical certification page for more information. 

Bib number collection

The collection of bibs and race packs will be possible from Castelnuovo Berardenga on the following days and times:

  • Friday - 5pm until 6.30pm 
  • Saturday - 10am until 7:30pm
  • Sunday - 6:45am until 8:30am

Locations:

Race packs - Piazza Marconi

Bibs - in Via Mazzei.

Bag drop-off

Athletes enrolled in the EcoMarathon 42K will have to use special "bags" that will be delivered at the time of collection of the bib, the use of other bags will not be allowed. The delivery of the same by the athletes to the organization must be made by 9.00 am on the trucks prepared in Brolio: only the clothing bag present in the race pack will be accepted (contained volume, no jackets). Pick up bags on arrival in Castelnuovo Berardenga a few steps from Piazza Marconi (follow signs). On the envelope you will find a sticker with the bib number to be affixed to the bag.

How to book

To make your booking, click on the orange button at the top of the page, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place. 

Payments

When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.

The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Italy’s current entry restrictions and requirements.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take, and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip.

Location

The medieval city of Siena is located in central Italy’s Tuscany region and is known for its museums, art, heritage and fine wines – most notably it’s production of Chianti wines. Your Chianti running adventure begins and ends here. The nearest airport to Siena is Florence, approximately a 78km drive away. Trains run regularly between the cities with a journey time of around 2.5 hours. Pisa and Rome are also well connected to Siena by trains and buses, should you decide to opt for either of these city airports. 

Hotel Options

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  • Hotel Minerva Siena

    Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 72 Siena SI Italy 53100

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    The Hotel Minerva is a three-star hotel located in the heart of Siena, the medieval city known around the world for the Palio and its age-old traditions, miracles and saints like Catherine and Bernard Tolomei, art, culture, food and wine. Just 10 minutes from Piazza del Campo and very close to the train station. 

    Characterized by a warm welcome, the Hotel Minerva is a great option. The modern furniture and pastel colors of the walls make the rooms a perfect choice for those who want to organize a vacation in Siena style - comfortable and practical. 

    Standard Rooms are equipped with a private toilet with a shower and complimentary toiletries, air conditioning, minibar, telephone and TV. Guests at the Hotel Minerva may have an internet connection wi-fi, a laundry service and breakfast room, and garage. 

     

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • On-site Parking
    • City Centre Location
  • Chiostro del Carmine Hotel

    Via della Diana, 4 Siena SI Italy 53100

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    The Chiostro del Carmine is located in a former Convent of Carmelite monks dating back to the end of the 14th century. This facility, with its 21 air-conditioned rooms obtained from the cells that used to house the monks, including the blessed Franco Lippi, has undergone restoration to preserve its original features. This Relais is within the "Church and Convent  of  San  Niccolò  del  Carmine"  complex,  a  monumental construction composed of a central body, a bell tower and a magnificent church that dates back to the 8th century and which houses many works of art.

    The elegance of the Cloister, of the period furniture, of the view of the Tuscan hills, framed by the magical atmosphere of the alleyways, restaurants and artistic beauties that surround them. A charming place located a few metres from the famous Duomo of Siena, the University and Piazza del Campo where, every year, the famous Palio takes place.

    The hotel itself offers elegant rooms with the convenience of a flat-screen TVs, tea-making facilities and a minifridge. Also included in your stay is a hearty breakfast including Croissants, cakes and Italian coffee. Parking is available at a fee.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • On-site Parking
    • City Centre Location
  • Hotel Garden Siena

    Via Custoza 2, 53100 Siena SI Sienna Italy

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    Surrounded by its peaceful green garden in Siena, Hotel Garden is a 15-minute walk from Porta Camollia, the ancient city gate. It offers an outdoor pool and tennis court, as well as buffet breakfast served on the terrace.

    Rooms at the 4-star Garden are spacious and are located either in the main villa or in the modern annexes. They mostly feature classic design and antique furniture.

    Facilities include a satellite TV, Wi-Fi and a minibar. Serving meals on the terrace overlooking Siena, restaurant La Limonaia specialises in Tuscan cuisine, with an extensive list of local wines. Breakfast include fresh croissants and pastries, along with eggs, bacon and cheese. Gluten-free products are available upon request.

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