Moena - Cavalese (Italy), Sunday 2 September 2012

Moena, Val di Fassa, Trentino, Italy (Photo: from Wikimedia Commons, Author: Snowdog; Public Domain)


Held on a scenic 25.5km point-to-point course in the Dolomites in northern Italy, the Marcialonga Running race attracts around 1300 runners. 

Start is in the small town of Moena (pictured), situated at an elevation of 1165 metres in the Val di Fassa. Competitors run on roads and trails along the River Avisio to the finish in the ski resort of Cavalese, which sits at 983 metres in the Val di Fiemme.

Most of the route is downhill. The course drops about 300 metres over the first 22km. The last part of the race, however, is tough as the route climbs approximately 130 metres over the last 3.5km.

Last year, the fastest finishers were Abdelkabir Saji (1:20:55) and Eliana Patelli (1:33:23). The time limit to complete the course is 3 hours 30 minutes.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Moena - Cavalese

Date: 2 September 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance: 25.5km (-322m/+140m)

Start: 9.30 on the main square (Piaz De Sotegrava) in Moena

Finish: Cavalese

Entries: online (until 1 Sep 2012 at 18.00hrs), payment by credit card or bank transfer; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate at registration

Entry fees: € 23 (until 31 July 2012), € 28 (until 31 Aug 2012), € 35 (on 1 Sep 2012)

Race centre: Teatro Navalge in Moena (1 Sep 2012, 9.00-12.30 and 14.00-19.00); at the start (on the day 7.30-9.00)

You get: transport of personal clothing to the finish, chip timing, finisher medal, massage at the finish, pasta party after the race, entry into the post-race prize drawing, bus service from the finish to the start (after the race)

Prizes: to the first 10 M/F and to the first 3 in each category (prizes are not cumulative)

Showers and changing facilities: at the finish

Award ceremony and prize drawing: 13.30 at the finish

Number of finishers 2011: 1318

Event website (in Italian and English):


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