Returning for its 5th edition is the Lake Maggiore Marathon. Under the organisation of national and internation organisations IAAF, AIMS and FIDAL the race consists of four different distances : the marathon of 42K, the 30K, the half marathon of 21K and the couples relay race of 21+21K. The start is scheduled for all distances in Pallanza at 9 a.m. on Sunday 18th of October. Running along the northern shore of the lake the participants reach the charming town of Stresa and the finish line for the half marathon, while the long distance runners continue back to the final finish line in Pallanza.
The Lake Maggiore Marathon is considered on the most scenic in the world and is without a doubt the most importing sporting event of the region. Last year the registered participants were more than two thousand from alla over the world and the organizers expect a similar participation this year. The registrations are open until midnight on Tuesday 13th October and can be made directly online on the official site of the race.