Sappada (Italy), Sunday 8 July 2012
The Peralba Skyrace begins and ends in the very pretty village of Sappada which is situated at an elevation of over 1200 metres in the Carnic Alps in northern Italy, close to the border with Austria.
Competitors run (or hike) 24 kilometres on mountain trails through beautiful and spectacular scenery, which includes woods, moorland, flowery meadows, alpine lakes, stunning rock formations, and fine views of the imposing Monte Peralba.
The route is very demanding as it features 1650 metres of climbing (and the same of descent). The highest point on the course is on the ‘Passo del Mulo’ (2356m).
The time limit to complete the course is 7 hours 30 minutes. It's allowed to use trekking poles.
Race report and photos: 2. Peralba Sky Marathon 2010
Venue: Sappada (Udine 95km, Venice 164km, Klagenfurt 171km, Ljubljana 208km)
Date: 8 July 2012 (Sunday)
Distance: 24km (+1650m/-1650m)
Start time: 8.30
Start and finish: Sappada
Entries: online (up to 6 July 2012, 12.00hr); payment by bank transfer; race limit 500 runners
Entry fees: € 30
Race centre: Borgata Fontana, Sappada (7 July 2012, 16.00-19.00; on the day until 7.30)
You get: a souvenir gift; pasta party after the race
Prizes: to the first 10 men and 5 women
Showers and changing facilities: Campo sportivo di Sappada
Award ceremony: at 14.30
Number of finishers 2011: 94 (22km), 78 (32km)
Event website (in Italian): www.camosci.it