Any season is the right season for running in Florence! Our city is not a huge town so it is pretty easy to run here and is also easy to find a race to participate in, as we have a big running movement with many clubs, big races, small ones, fun ones. So everybody can find a way to run, race and have a good time!
Main Florence Running Races
Florence city center is also UNESCO cultural heritage and running through it is like a dive in the history of art and architecture even when you are racing. If you’d like to take it easier and discover the beauty of Florence and its hidden corners while running to keep fit or for training, you can also try a Running Tour.
Asics Firenze Marathon
Date: 27 November 2022
Time: 8.30 AM
Florence marathon is the second most important marathon in Italy. Every year around ten thousand runners
Half marathon Firenze
Date: 10 April 2022
Time: 9:30 AM
The Half Marathon Firenze starts from the incredible square in front of Santa Croce
Corri la vita (Run your life)
Date: 24 September 2022
Guarda Firenze is a classical 10K run in Florence. This race is a must-do for any runner in Florence, the course brings you around the city center but also to places where you can have wonderful views of the city running together with thousands of other runners.
“Notturna di San Giovanni”
Date: TBA 2022
This “Notturna di San Giovanni” night run is the oldest night run in Italy this year will celebrate its 80th edition! The 10K course in the city center has a magic atmosphere and is also a very competitive race with top runners coming from all over Italy to run this race.
Dee Jay Ten Firenze
Date: MAY (TENTATIVE)
The Dee Jay Ten Firenze is the hugest, in terms of runners, ten k in Florence. Let’s say that is definitely more a fun race than a competitive one but it is really a nice occasion to have fun with lots of people and a famous Italian radio network.
Smaller and Club Races
There are a lot of running clubs in Florence and each club organizes its own race so every Sunday, but also on working days in the evening in summer, you can find a race to run.
As we are Italians and fans of the food there is also a very nice competition between clubs for whom is preparing the best after race refreshment!
My preferred local races are:
Scarpinata sulle colline settignanesi
Date: May (TENTATIVE)
Time: 9:00 AM
A Run with a View
A Run with a View is the best way to take in the breathtaking views of the city, running along the Ponte Vecchio before arriving at the best sightseeing point from which to admire Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. Can be booked at any time and is run with a private guide who will delve into the history and architecture of the city (being a professional architect himself..)
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 9:00 AM
To run the Parkrun you have to register. This is a 5k run in the wonderful Cascine park the atmosphere is international because each Saturday there are runners coming from all over the world coming to run the Parkrun.
That’s it – have a great stay in Florence and I wish you some great runs. Either in a race, on your own, or even better….with me on one of my running tours here in Florence.
Thanks for reading this far and happy running,
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