Canazei (Italy), Sunday 22 July 2012

Dolomites Skyrace, Canazei, Italy - downhill run on snow (Copyright © 2012


Held on a spectacular 22-kilometre trail course in the Dolomites in northern Italy, the Dolomites Skyrace attracts around 600 mountain runners from around the world.

Only experienced mountain runners should aim to run this highly demanding race. The route is an up-and-down loop which features 1750 metres of ascent and 1750 metres of descent.

The start and finish are in the ski and holiday resort of Canazei (1450m). The highest point on the course is at an elevation of 3152 metres on the summit of Piz Boè, the highest peak of the "Gruppo del Sella" massif.

Runners must carry a windbreaker jacket with them as the race takes place in a high-alpine environment. In the last two years, the course had to be shortened due to bad weather and snow on the course.

The time limit to complete the race is 4 hours 15 minutes.


Race report and photos: 13. Dolomites Skyrace 2010


Dolomites Skyrace, Canazei, Italy - steep uphill (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger /


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Canazei (50km from Bolzano, 138km from Innsbruck, 194km from Venice)

Date: 22 July 2012 (Sunday)

Start: 8.30 on Piazza Marconi in Canazei (1450m)

Race distance: 22km (+1750m, -1750m)

Entries: by post, fax or e-mail (until 18 July 2012); payment by bank transfer or credit card; entry limit 700 runners; entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration

Entry fees: € 55/65/70 (until 10 July/until 18 July/after 18 July 2012)

Race centre: scuola di Sci Canazei Marmolada, Strèda del Piz 12, Canazei (20 July 15.00-19.30, 21 July 11.00-18.30, 22 July 7.00-8.15)

You get: a pair of running shoes; lunch after the race

Prizes: prize money to the first 10 men and women

Award ceremony: 14.00 on Piazza Marconi, Canazei

Number of finishers 2011: 617

Event website (in Italian and English):


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