The big sport events in Siena in March 2020
Great sports events are on the agenda for March 2020 in Siena. These events consist of events of running, cycling, duathlon and road running. In the month when spring begins, the City of the Palio will therefore host thousands of athletes for competitions and races which are held every year in the city center and in the magnificent natural surroundings. Many other sporting events, however, are also scheduled in the following month of April.
The main sporting events of March 2020 in Siena
Sport Siena Weekend, Sprint Città di Siena, Gran Fondo Strade Bianche, Gran Fondo di Mountain Bike and Scarpinata di Primavera: these are the names of the major sporting events that will take place in Siena in March of 2020.
All the events just mentioned take place every year and have now fully entered the list of events to be circled in red on the agenda of the city. Let’s get to know them out one by one right now.
Sport Siena Weekend 2020
Like every year, this edition of Sport Siena Weekend will also represent a beautiful showcase for numerous sports disciplines through competitions, live demonstrations, exhibitions, shows and live lessons.
The SSW events consist of marathon (Ultramarathon Terre di Siena), cycling (Gran Fondo Strade Bianche), but also of skating, Nordic walking, cross-country running, paintball, martial arts, duathlon and street baseball.
The calendar of events for this edition runs from the 22nd February to the 15th of March.
Duathlon della Valdelsa
Sunday 1st March, in Colle Val d’Elsa, the Duathlon della Valdelsa is on the agenda, a competition that combines running and cycling.
The athletes meeting is set at 9:00 at the Olimpia swimming pool of the so-called Città del Cristallo and at 12:30 the first race is scheduled to start.
After the arrival of the last athlete, around 14.30, a tasty Pasta Party is scheduled. At 16:00, the awards ceremony will take place at the same Olimpia swimming pool.
Gran Fondo Strade Bianche
On Sunday 8th of March, hundreds of cyclists will ride their bicycles for the traditional Gran Fondo Strade Bianche race.
This competition includes 2 routes: a Gran Fondo of 139.2 Km, with 31.4 Km. of white roads, coinciding with the Women Elite race, and an Average Fondo of 86.6 Km. with 21.6 Km. of white roads.
Both races will start from the beautiful location of the Medici Fortress and will end in Siena after having covered the territories of the Val d’Arbia, of the Val di Merse, of the Chianti and of the Crete Senesi.
Gran Fondo Castello di Monteriggioni MTB
On Sunday 15 March we return to Val d’Elsa, in the splendid location of Monteriggioni, for the 29th edition of the Gran Fondo Castello di Monteriggioni MTB.
The competition in question is certainly one of the most loved races by those who ride Mountain Bikes because the circuit winds from the city surrounded by towers in the direction of the pleasant landscapes of the Montagnola Senese.
There are 2 routes: a 54 km long circuit, with a vertical drop of 1450 meters, and an average circuit of 28 km, with a vertical drop of 800 meters. The meeting point is in Castellina Scalo while departure is scheduled for 10:00.
Scarpinata di Primavera
Sunday 22nd of March features the 45th Scarpinata di Primavera.
The event, organized by the UISP, includes a competitive circuit of 16.342 km in length and a non-competitive circuit of 6.500-15.750 km.
The meeting is scheduled at 08:00 at the Sinatti Pastry Shop, while the departure is scheduled for 09:30.
Do you want to participate in these events? Book a comfortable stay in Siena!
Are you going to participate in any of the great sporting events in Siena on March 2020?
On departure, find yourself snappy and rested by booking a comfortable accommodation in one of the accommodations of the hotel group Siena Inns.
The Hotel Italia, located in Viale Camillo Benso di Cavour, is located a short distance from the historic city center and to show up for the races in full psycho-physical form, it offers the breakfast of champions “Wow Breakfast”!
The elegant Hotel Garden, in Via Custoza, on the other hand, can be an excellent solution for athletes who need a ample parking and for all those who after the races want to “reward themselves” with some typical Tuscan specialties and with an excellent glass of wine.
For accommodation with your loved one, moreover, Siena Inns offers the romantic spaces of the Relais degli Angeli, also located just 500 meters from Piazza del Campo, while for mini-sports retreat an accommodation of choice could be represented by the Agriturismo Villa Agostoli.