Carrese Race – Ururi
May 3rd, the “Carrese” is a race of ox carts
Every year, on May 3rd, it takes place in Ururi, in the Province of Campobasso, in Molise the Carrese Race.
The Carrese Race is a race of ox carts with two groups of contestants: teenagers, with carts pulled by calves, and men with ox carts.
The event starts with the blessing of carts.
The first race is run by young guys with carts pulled by calves.
After it, the ox carts receive a second blessing and the big race can begin.
The race starts 4 kilometers away from Ururi and ends in town in front of the church dedicated to Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Then the winner has the honor of bringing in the procession the sacred relic represented by a piece of Wood of the Holy Cross.
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For information call the Ururi municipality at +39 0874 830130
photo: Ururi Carrese