Holy Easter is coming this weekend, and all Italian OCR athletes will be busy grilling barbecues and playing football.. but not for a long time! the first race will be on WEDNESDAY 25th April, in occasion of the bank holiday (end the II world war for Italy)
Two events out of three coming the next week will be held in Puglia, while the third and largest event in central Italy, in Orte, close to Rome (in Lazio)
- the BriganteRun will be held on April 25th in a splendid overview, in the Cave of Fantiano in Grottaglie (in the heel of Italy). This place is an immense naturalistic park made up of centuries-old olive groves, forests of Aleppo pine and Mediterranean scrub and houses the open-air tuff caves with sheer walls, terraces and isolated “monoliths” that define incomparable calcarenite architecture. They are not randomly chosen: this event is part of a long project aimed at re-evaluating them after long years of total abandonment that had led the quarries to be used as illegal dumps. The race there is about 5km and 14 obstacles is organized by the staff of Sud in Movimento / Spartancross, and his soul Leonardo tells us that “it is a race of medium difficulty for a professional who wants to compete, but still interesting for a neophyte who wants to get closer to OCR. It will however be INNOVATIVE, both as a scenario and as a criterion for awarding medals “. In fact, medal lovers will have to earn it: only the first 25 men and 25 women will be able to take it! Registration also on the day of the event.
- Saturday, April 27th, the Mud Run on the beach will be held in Leporano (Taranto’s seafront), formally the second edition of the OPEN CORE RACE, a cooperative team race on a double circuit tour, for a total of 5.6 km and 12 obstacles . The teams will be of 5 people (including at least one woman), and you can register already complete teams, or they will be formed at the time of the event for those who register individually (just go half an hour before). The organizers of the Spartan Gym Taranto and Unicorn Team, in collaboration with Cristian Capriulo, ensure that “the second edition will be EXPLOSIVE, given that it includes a race full of energy and unusual and different obstacles, made available by various sponsors. In addition, the race pack will not only be complete, but also nice: T-shirt of the event, a bag for the sea, as well as a sandwich, water and supplement. And in the end EVERYTHING EVERYTHING IS READY ON THE SEA AND LET IT GO TO DIVE .. “
- The queen of the weekend will still be her, the Spartan Race of Orte (Rome). Two days full of races in the beautiful Orte will give to all the passionate athletes: on Saturday 27 April the Beast (21km @ 30 hurdles), part of the Italian Series, while on Sunday 28 April there will be the Sprint (5km @ 20 hurdles) and the Super (13km @ 25 hurdles), which will allow you to conquer the TRIFECTA, three segments that form a great medal (portholes for the medal not included).