Don't you feel trained enough to complete an entire marathon? Still want to challenge yourself and feel the adrenaline rush of a real race? Then Mytho Half Marathon is the right competition for you! 21.0975 km: this is the distance to cover. Your challenge starts about thirty minutes earlier the marathon runners and you will have the privilege of being the first to run along the exciting route.
You will go through the green meadows of Sanguarzo from where you can contemplate the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Castelmonte on the horizon; you will run by the river Natisone that takes you through the walls of the historic centre of Cividale. Then you will see the archaeological museum, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. The right prelude before the most spectacular part of the entire route: crossing the Ponte del Diavolo (Devil's Bridge)! The route heads South, through hills with vineyards and fruit trees and then crosses the Natisone River for a second time. On your right, you will have a view of the Ponte del Diavolo (Devil's Bridge) and the wonderful centre of Cividale, which you will once again reach just a few kilometres further on, where your effort ends.
We wanted a logo that would reflect the marvel of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region and the feeling of running a legendary marathon. The logo is evocative of the language of the Olympian gods: it has a profile that reflects the majestic mountains present in every view of the territory. At the same time, it witnesses the ups and downs experienced during a marathon: peaks of enthusiasm opposed to those moments when you think you cannot make it. It is composed of different parts because this is the spirit of the marathon: a step after another, and one and one again, to the tree, to the end of the road...many fragments of competition that, one after another, compose a Mytho. Y represents the three stages encountered one year after the other. Each piece of the Y has a different colour representing the town where the race takes place. Each year the Y will be dyed in the colour of the town that hosts Mytho Marathon to identify the event and honour the place that hosts it. And to honour those who will participate. In fact, if you properly look at it, the Y is a runner with his arms raised when he crosses the finish line.
Eco Fvg certifies full compliance to the sustainable criteria of the initiative (including planning, organisation and implementation of the event). Eco Fvg sustainable certification has very precise cornerstones: resource efficiency, waste management, regional promotion and social responsibility. These targets are in line with the long-term climate mitigation strategy presented by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region with Arpa FVG in collaboration with the managers of the integrated waste system, responsible for collection and disposal at regional level. The aim of the project is to establish a permanent working table to share expertise and resources so to guarantee an efficient coordination between all stakeholders involved in waste management. A second goal is to raise public awareness and promote virtuous behaviours to reduce consumption and facilitate separate waste collection.
The MYTHO Marathon team is working hard to achieve this important certification by improving resource management and limiting energy consumption as much as possible.
The main green activities planned by MYTHO Marathon are listed below: -Electric kick scooters: provided by Ducati Urban E-Mobility; the Organising Committee will use them to make quick trips to the main areas of the route; - Full electric cars: jury and assistance will use green cars to move along the racetrack; -Green Corner: ecological islands located inside the Expo Village; organization's operators will help visitors to sort waste by raising people's awareness on how to separate waste and produce less rubbish; - Reuse of the main facilities used for route indications, arrival arches, back podium and other visual instruments; - Train Service: tourist packages will be available to take the Ferrovie Udine Cividale train that connects Udine and the marathon site. A very comfortable and necessary tool to avoid traffic and reduce energy consumption; - Attention to materials: the official T-shirt of the event will be made of eco-friendly cotton, while invitations and communications to participants will be sent digitally; - Volunteers: a group of forty people responsible for rubbish collection in the refreshment points.
The organising committee and the enterprises supporting this Marathon want to promote ever-great steps towards a more Nature-friendly future. This Earth hosts us and it is the only one we have.
Help us making our event greener and greener. We must commit ourselves today to ensure a possible and liveable future.
FVG MYTHO MARATHON CARD
On the occasion of the Mytho Marathon, PromoturismoFVG provides the FVG MYTHO MARATHON CARD free of charge. This card will give you access to all guided tours and tastings in all three UNESCO cities. But that's not all! It will include a visit to Villa de Claricini, the FUC Udine-Cividale link and guided tours of Udine and Trieste. This integrated proposal will be modified in the following years according to the transfer of the Mytho Marathon headquarters. FVG MYTHO MARATHON CARD is availale only to those who purchase the accommodation package. We rimend you that the package is sold only trhough the appointed travel agency (Yestour TO). FVGCard: A pass with many services to get to know Friuli Venezia Giulia! Follow your personalised itinenary to discover Friuli Venezia Giulia among art, culture, sea, mountains, and wellness!
How it works: FVGcard is a digital nominative card thatl asts 48 hours or 1 week (from the first use) and that allows you to visit affiliated facilities freee of charge and to benefit from special discounts. Validity: The card is also valid for 1 child under 12 years old (except for certain facilitates, indicates in the guide). Free tickets are valid only once per facility/service. How to use: show the QR code received by e-amail (from the phone or printend form) to the staff of the museums or attractions included in the FVGcard. How to activate: The card is activated when the QR code is read for the frist time. Form this moment on, the Card is valid for the next 48 hours or a week (depending on the type of card purchased).