Madonna di Senale (Italy), Sunday 28 August 2011

An ibex in northern Italy (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger /


This 44.5-kilometre trail running race in Italy's alpine region of Trentino-Alto Adige features an immensely-beautiful but highly-challenging point-to-point course.

The route includes 2,905 metres of ascent and 3,256 metres of descent!

Competitors run along the southern slopes of the Maddalene mountain chain which lies to the west of the city of Bolzano. Most of the route is at an elevation of over 1,800 metres. The highest point on the course is at 2,420 metres.

Along the route there are four aid stations. Nevertheless, participants must carry some equipment with them if they don't want to risk a time penalty — a rucksack or a bag containing some fluids, a windstopper, gloves, and a hat.

Last year, the course was approximately three kilometres shorter. The fastest finishers were Fulvio Dapit (4:37:08) and Stephanie Jimenez (5:20:12). The time limit to complete the course stands at nine hours.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Senale - Rumo (Distance from Senale: Bolzano 42km, Trento 61km)

Date: 28 August 2011 (Sunday)

Race distance: 44.5km (+2905m, -3256m)

Start: 7.00 Madonna di Senale (Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde) (1351m)

Finish: Rumo (1000m)

Entries: online or by fax; payment by bank transfer; entrants must provide a medical certificate when they pick up their race numbers; entry limit: 200 runners

Entry fees: 35 euros (until 20 Aug 2011), 45 euros (until 27 Aug 2011, 12.00h)

Race centre: in the school in Madonna di Senale (Saturday 27 August 2011, 16.00-19.00)

You get: running vest, transport of personal clothing to the finish, lunch after the race; bus service from the finish to the start (before and after the event)

Prizes: trophies to the first M/F, prize money or product prizes to the first 10M/F, category prizes

Award ceremony: ca. 15.30

Number of finishers 2010: 113

Event website (in Italian and German):


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