The Stava Skyrace takes place in the resort of Tesero, located in the Val di Fiemme (Fiemme Valley) in the Dolomites in northern Italy.

Tesero is a popular summer and winter sports destination. It is also well known for one of Italy's worst industrial disasters. In 1985, 268 people died when a mining dam collapsed near the village of Stava, situated about three kilometres from Tesero.

Participants in the Stava Skyrace need to be experienced mountain runners—the 24.5km course includes more than 2100 metres of ascent (and the same of descent).

Starting and finishing at an elevation of 1000 metres, the route is a beautiful, spectacular and highly challenging loop on mountain trails.

As the race takes place in a high alpine environment—the highest point on the course is at 2358 metres above sea level—participants must carry a windbreaker jacket with them. The time limit to complete the course is five hours and a half.

The event also offers a short but very steep vertical kilometre race, the "Verticale del Cornon", which features 1080 metres of climbing over a 4.5-kilometre route.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Tesero (50km from Bolzano, 60km from Trento, 162km from Verona, 173km from Innsbruck)

Date: 24 June 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance: 24.5km (+2125m, -2125m)

Start time: 9.00

Start and finish: Piazzale delle Scuole Elementari, Tesero (1000m)

Entries: online or by post or fax (until 22 June 2012, 12.00hr), payment by bank transfer or in cash on 23 June 2012; entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration; race limit 250 runners

Entry fees: € 25 (payment by bank transfer), € 35 euros (payment in cash)

Race centre: Piazzale delle Scuole Elementari (23 June 2012 from 3pm, on the day from 7am)

You get: lunch after the race

Prizes: to the first 15 men and 5 women; category prizes

Award ceremony: 14.00

Number of finishers 2011: 151 men, 20 women

Event website (in Italian and English):


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