Piazza del Duomo
The route with the traditional starting from the Castello Sforzesco or the Piazza del Duomo to the Arena Civica, exploiting the wide avenues of the city such as: the Arco della Pace, Santa Maria delle Grazie and Universita degli Studi di Milano plus many more.
The route is entirely flat is very fast: starting from the Castello Sforzesco crosses the city center, and ends in the picturesque setting of the Arena Civica.
The event was conceived in 1972 by the Italian Renato Cepparo. The idea took shape after the unexpected success of the Milan-Proserpio walk, a 43-km, "non-competitive" walk which Cepparo organized at the beginning with a handful of friends and then in an "open" format for anyone who wanted to take part starting from 18 September 1971. The first Stramilano took place on 14 March 1972, as a nocturnal walk which ran along the entire outer ring road (about 22 km) and saw over 4,000 participants. Subsequently organisation was taken up by the sports group Fior di Roccia, and participation rose steadily until it settled at an average of 50,000 participants: for this reason the non-competitive race is called "Stramilano of the 50,000".
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