Etna Marathon 7th edition
marathon Italian championship
Milo - september 22, 2013
The 7th edition of the Etna Marathon, organised by the Mongibello MTB team
and the local council in Milo, will kick off on the 22nd September 2013.
The race will start and finish in this beautiful mountain town and this
year will see some of the best riders in Italy battling it out for the
tricolour jersey in the 'Campione Italiano Marathon'.
The race takes place on Mount Etna on the Parco dell’Etna trails. There are two new features to this year’s race: an extra uphill climb called Grotta dei Ladroni and an extra 4km on top of the previous 14km of downhill singletrack. The total race distance will therefore be 78km with climbs of up to 2800m.
The race registration opens on 20th February and can be completed online through the new-look Etna Marathon website at www.etnamarathonmtb.it.
For those who are interested, the race organisers will have a stand at Bici Fi festival fiorentino della bicicletta, from the 1st to the 3rd of March. They’ve also teamed up with the great Divinus Bike Clivus race, in Monte forte d’Alponeto. This race twinning offers all Sicilian bikers the chance to register for free for the Divinus while bikers from Veneto can register for half-price for the Etna Marathon. This initiative hopes to build a bridge connecting riders from the north and the south and to promote more MTB riding in general.
Watch out for the Etna Marathon mascot, soon to be revelaed in the coming weeks!