Cave del Predil (Italy), Sunday 17 July 2011

Lago del Predil - Lago di Raibl, near Tarvisio, Italy (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /


The Giro del Lago is a relatively small 9km multi-terrain running race around the magnificent Lago del Predil, which is well-hidden in the north-eastern corner of Italy, near the ski resort of Tarvisio and the borders with Slovenia and Austria.

The 1.5km-long lake sits at an elevation of 959m amidst the stunning mountain scenery of the Julian Alps.

The start and finish are in the former mining village of Cave del Predil (or "Raibl" in German language). The lead and zinc mine closed 20 years ago, and most of the inhabitants have long left.

The route is very hilly and scenic, with a mix of gravel roads (3km), mountain trails (3.5km) and asphalt roads (2.5km).

Participants can take their time to enjoy the stunning scenery. The time limit to complete the course is a generous three hours.

The course record is held by local athlete Alessandro Piccoli (31:54).


Results 2011


Cave del Predil, near Tarvisio, Italy (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /

Cave del Predil


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Cave del Predil (9km from Tarvisio, 36km from Villach, 99km from Udine, 109km from Ljubljana)

Date: 17 July 2011 (Sunday)

Race distance: 9km

Start time: 9.30

Start and finish: at the church in Cave del Predil

Entries: on the day

Entry fees: 10 euros

Race centre: Piazza della Chiesa, Cave del Predil (on the day 8.00-9.15)

You get: a souvenir gift; pasta party after the race

Prizes: to the first 3 in each category

Award ceremony: 14.00

Number of finishers 2010: (?)

Event details (in Italian):


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