How we got here

Tony started running at school in Year 8 in 1984, beginning with the first of 30 City-To-Surf events in Sydney.

He joined the Randwick-Botany Harriers and with the help of great club coaching, for the next 16 years developed a joy for running.

In 2001, he moved to Melbourne and joined Glenhuntly Athletics Club, whom he still proudly runs with.

For over 10 years, he regularly trained with the Melbourne Midday Milers at the famous Tan, another fantastic and supportive running group, until a work relocation has temporarily put this on ice.

On Tony’s numerous trips to Italy beginning in 2002, he began to explore Italy’s running culture, and quickly learned the quirks, both good and interesting. Along the way, Tony has discovered some very unique events and along with them, some great food experiences.

Having completed all of the events on these Tours at least once, it’s now time to share them with you.

OUR MISSION - Through running events in Italy, provide unique running and food experiences

"In 2020, I begin hosting tours to running events I regularly partake in Italy. Unique, local events in locations usually away from tourist hot-spots. Along with these regional running events, the authentic food experiences make these tours unique. You simply arrive and I'll take care of the rest" - Tony Russo


  • Race entry
  • Pre-Departure travel itinerary
  • Structured, (yet flexible) Tour Program
  • Daily group running sessions leading into the event
  • Accommodation (usually 4 stars)
  • All meals
  • All transfers throughout the Tour from start to finish in an air-conditioned bus
  • Running support throughout the week