We are excited to announce that the 2019 half marathon will be in… Milan!
General Plan for the Weekend
Friday, 22 March – Arrive and visit Stramilano Centre to pick up race numbers. Group dinner at a local restaurant.
Saturday – Enjoy Milan. Optional tours will be organized for sign up. Option to attend Stramilano Centre. Group dinner at an Italian restaurant.
Sunday – THE RACE followed by celebration dinner!
Monday, 25 March – Return to London
What to do now
At this point you can book your flights. There are many flight options. Please be aware that when people start booking flights the prices will go up, so we want to give everyone an equal chance to book early. Below is a handy guide to Milan airports and some of the flight options that may work. Feel free to book one of these or find another flight that works for you, but make sure you pay attention to which airport you are flying in to.
There are three airports serving Milan – Milan Linate (LIN) being the closest and most convenient. Please take care when booking, to check you are flying into and out of the airport you intend, since (as in London) the cost and ease of transfer differ widely with each.
Milan’s three airports
1. The airport closest to the central city (and our hotel) is Milan Linate (LIN). Most (but NOT all) BA and Alitalia flights from London go there, as well as one or two Easy Jet flights daily. Easy 8km taxi (~€20)
2. Milan’s biggest airport is Malpensa (MXP) into which most long haul flights arrive from outside Europe (eg: any WRW runners coming from the US). Its also the main hub for low-cost carriers (incl. Easy Jet), and has a couple of BA flights from London. It is 50 km outside Milan. Taxis into the city are pricey (~€100) though there is a direct train from Terminal 1 to Milan Central Station. (~ 2x hourly, 52 minutes, €13)
3. Bergamo Airport (BGY) often pops up in flight searches. It is the farthest away of the three airports. Ryan Air flies here (and into MXP). Bus and bus/train transfers can take ~1.5 hours. This won’t be the most convenient choice for most, but a back-up option for anyone booking last minute when fares may be less than LIN or MXP.
Flight options from London (there are many others):
We are super excited about sharing this experience with you! Keep on running!