MYTHO MARATHON is a chance to become part of the Marathon Olympus. A myth that will never cease to amaze you: every year it offers you a new route that will make you fall in love forever with Friuli Venezia Giulia and its three wonderful UNESCO towns. Your Mytho run starts from Cividale del Friuli, where you can enjoy a spectacular 21 km loop route that you will repeat twice to visit every corner of the Lombard town par excellence.
The feet on the cobblestones, your heart beating to the rhythm of the other runners and a breathtaking view running alongside you: this is the feeling known as Mytho. 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 and, with no doubt, the very moment you cross the fascinating Ponte del Diavolo (Devil's Bridge), your heart will beat even faster. 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. Your effort will end in via Monsignor Liva, at the end of two rings around Cividale. In this way you will cross the first of the three finish lines to become part of the MYTHO.
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.
What is MYTHO Marathon?
This is your change to enter the Olympus of Marathons, the only experience that will make you proud to say...I was there. But let's keep our feet on the ground. MYTHO Marathon is the first and only marathon in an equally unique territory: Friuli Venezia Giulia. A road race over the traditional distance of 42.195 km with an original formula: 3 different marathons and a single goal. The aim is to complete them all and enter Mytho. Will you be among those who will be able to say: did I make it? Only those who complete the 3 compettitions will be eligible to be called MYTHO and wear (with pride) the special medal. This will be assembled year after year at the end of each marathon. A new and original design, like the marathon it represents. This winter we will reveal how it will be composed. Every year MYTHO Marathon will be run in a different place: Cividale del Friuli (2021), Aquileia (2022), Palmanova (2023). Every year it will honour one of the three towns in Friuli Venezia Giulia listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mytho Hall of Fame
Join the prestigious Mytho Hall of Fame! Take part in all three MYTHO Marathon routes, complete them and write your name in the MYTHO Marathon! MYTHO Marathon is the only marathon in the world that allows you to enter the Olympus of Marathons, a race that will enable you to say: I MADE IT! AND YOU? You will proudly wear the special medal assembled year after year at the end of each marathon and you will be able to see your name written here: in the Mytho Hall of Fame!
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.