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Südtirol Ultra Skyrace - Percorso ultra

Trail running · Südtirols Süden
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Every year at the end of July during the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace event lots of extreme athletes run on this demanding trailrunning route in South Tyrol. But of course, you can face this challenge also in the rest of the year.
difficult
Distance 119.4 km
24:00 h
7,554 m
7,554 m
121 kilometres, 7554 m altitude differential: These hard facts of the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace alone instil a great amount of respect in all extreme athletes. An absence of vertigo and surefootedness are absolute prerequisites to meet this challenge because on this tour you run in the high Alpine terrain of the Sarntal Alps.
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Lisa Burgstaller
Update: December 07, 2018
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,698 m
Lowest point
264 m
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Start

Bozen (267 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.498673, 11.355035
DMS
46°29'55.2"N 11°21'18.1"E
UTM
32T 680708 5152150
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Destination

Bozen

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting line is in Bolzano, the capital of the province. From there, the circuit rises through the Renon plateau to the Sarentino pass and reaches the Cross of Lazfons, the highest pilgrimage destination in Europe. Next, it continues to the Forcella Vallaga Mountain Refuge at the Pennes border crossing, which is the halfway point in the race. The athletes then travel on very narrow trails and tackle uphill and downhill sections through the Giogo di Frane ridge to Valley of Sopramonte (Oberberg) and Valley of Sottomonte, Alpler Nieder and Punta Cervina Mountain Refuge (Hirzerhütte). The circuit then extends to the highest point of the race, the Giogo Piatto ridge (2698 mt) below Punta Cervina, which at 2781 metres is the highest mountain in the Sarentino Alps. At this point, contestants must deal with a long downhill section that stretches along San Pancrazio Lake (Kratzberger See) and finally reaches the Merano Mountain Refuge. From here, athletes continue over a series of ups and downs that pass by the Omini di Sasso (Stoanerne Mandln) stone statues and extend along the San Genesio Ridge through the Salto Plateau to the town of San Genesio. The race ends with a demanding downhill tract that passes Castel Rafenstein (Castel Sarentino) until it reaches the finish line on the Talvera fields in Bolzano.

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Coordinates

DD
46.498673, 11.355035
DMS
46°29'55.2"N 11°21'18.1"E
UTM
32T 680708 5152150
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Trail Running

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Comfortable running shoes
  • Trail running socks
  • Vest pack
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Blister kit
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Headlamp
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
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Distance
119.4 km
Duration
24:00 h
Ascent
7,554 m
Descent
7,554 m
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