The Weather in Trieste in January ...

The Karst region and the Bora race, regardless of the weather, are imbued with an irresistible allure. On overcast days, the grey immensity of the sky transforms the Bora race into a journey through a landscape shrouded in mystery, with the mildness of winter offering a unique running experience. Even though photographers might not find ample inspiration in this scene, for runners, the clean air, infused with the scent of the underbrush and the mystic aura of the Karst region, makes every moment unforgettable.

When the weather warms up and the sun shines on the Karst, the region comes alive in a vivid spectrum of polarized colors. On these days, winter is forgotten and the Bora Race feels more like an unexpected spring day. In the central hours of the day, when we find ourselves in short sleeves, we relish the pleasure of running under a clear sky, with the beauty of snow-capped mountains set against the blue sea. And when the cold becomes more intense, the Karst does not ice over but instead becomes even more clear, with its rocky formations standing out against the winter clarity of the surrounding mountains. Every climate reveals a new face of the Karst and the Bora race, making every race a unique and magical experience.

Cold and dry
o Hot and humid?

Two winds battle in Trieste: The cold Bora wind that brings a clear sky, bright colors and incredible views towards the mountains overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, or the warm Scirocco wind that brings humidity but higher temperatures?

Whether the Bora wins or the Scirocco wins, it will always be a race of unique beauty and incredible charm.

How to dress?

Even if during the race you might want to stay in short sleeves and shorts, you must always have a thermal layer with you and a long trousers or a solution that can cover the legs.

Here the climate is always characterized by variability!

Wonderful sunsets on a very blue sea or the contrast of the leaden ones on an oil-colored sea? In any case, the best landscape to run in!

Min and Max

In 2017 the 57 km competitors started with -5 degrees at 7.30 which became 8 degrees in the middle of the day.

In 2018 the temperature never dropped below freezing, reaching 11 degrees during the day.

In 2019 we had a sunny day with a minimum of 2 degrees and a maximum of 8 degrees

Never underestimate the variability of the weather: here the icy winds of the North meet and collide with the warm winds of the Adriatic.

A meeting of unique beauty that offers a relatively mild climate despite having a typical mountain terrain. But be careful not to underestimate the Bora!

In 2020 the temperature never dropped below freezing, reaching 11 degrees during the day.

2021.... Bora at 130 km / h!

Year with edition in “Orange Zone” still in COVID emergency. the temperatures were low, from zero to 6 degrees with wind at 130 km / h and therefore a perceived temperature even below zero. But the Bora sweeps away the rain!


In 2022, a little bit of everything!

Saturday was a beautiful and warm day, with a sunny and clear sky.
During the afternoon was pleasant to stay outdoors in PortoPiccolo, by the sea,  watching the finish of the Ipertrail race.
On Sunday morning it was cloudy, and in the evening the temperatures rose.
A bit of rain at the end of the race.

In 2023, there was neither sun nor rain, and it was warm.

In 2023, the Corsa della Bora was enveloped in a muted atmosphere. The sky, a vast sea of grey, transformed the event into a journey through a mystical landscape. Despite the lack of vibrant contrasts that would have favored photographers, for the runners, the mild winter climate and the clean air, enriched with the scent of the undergrowth, created a unique running experience.

The mystery of the Karst, amplified by the grey sky, permeated the event, making every moment of the Corsa della Bora unforgettable. Despite the seemingly understated climate, the wild nature of the Karst and the surreal atmosphere made the 2023 race an event of significant emotional and physical intensity for all participants.


Same day, same year, two different runners!


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