Thousands of athletes are expected to fill the city streets for the 41st Stramilano marathon on 25 March.
The sporting event is timed for the first of three “Milano a piedi” traffic-free days. The others are scheduled for 15 April and 27 May, when the city will again be off-limits for motor vehicles of all kinds.
Stramilano offers three separate routes of different lengths and degrees of difficulty: the international competitive half-marathon of just over 21 km; the 10-km “Stramilano of the 50,000” open to all comers; and the Stramilanina 5-km route for little runners and those who want to “take it easy”.
Athletes over 18 wishing to take part in the international competitive version need to apply for a place by 20 March at the latest, pay the entrance fee of €35, and provide a valid health certificate. The middle-range “Stramilano of the 50,000” is open to all for an entry fee of €10, and running in the Stramilanina also costs €10. The entry fee also includes the participant’s T-shirt and “number-plate” and a copy of the official magazine.
There is still one last free training day supervised by athletic experts on Sunday 18 March in the Parco delle Cave.
Full details of all three races, how and where to sign up and what documents to provide, are available on the Stramilano website.