9th ‘Ulten Farm Run’ 2013

Held in Italy's northernmost province of South Tyrol, the Ultner Höfelauf offers two challenging multi-terrain races (8.4km and 17.9km) as well as a number of shorter children's races and an 8.4km walk. Last year, the event had over 400 finishers.

The event is staged in the lovely Ultental (Italian: Val d'Ultimo), a green alpine valley that leads from Lana (near the spa town of Merano), to the foot of the impressive Ortler Alps. Ninety-eight per cent of the valley's population speak German as a first language.

Starting and finishing in the village of Kuppelwies (Italian: Pracupola), which is situated at an elevation of 1145 metres on the edge of a reservoir with a huge dam, the route is a very scenic loop through pastures, woods and villages. Along the route, runners pass many traditional farm buildings (German: "Höfe").

The first half of the route is mostly uphill, the second half downhill.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Kuppelwies / Pracupola (30km from Merano, 50km from Bolzano, 197km from Verona)

Date: 28 July 2013 (Sunday)

Race distance: 8.4km; 17.9km; children 50m/500m/1km; 1km "Special Olympics Lauf"

Start time: 9.15-9.40 (children), 9.50 (1km); 10.10 (17.9km); 10.20 (8.4km); 10.30 (8.4km walk)

Entries: online; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day until 9.00; entrants must provide a medical certificate (and pay an extra € 7) if they are not members of a recognized athletics club

Entry fees: € 18 (until 22 July 2013), € 23 (until 28 July 2013)

Entry fees (children): € 7 (until 22 July 2013), € 12 (until 28 July 2013)

Race centre: at the start (7.00-9.00)

You get: T-shirt, goodie bag, feed stations on the course and at the finish, entry into the post-race prize drawing, child care (8.00-15.00)

Prizes: trophies and product prizes

Award ceremony: 14.00

Number of finishers 2012: 147 (8.4km), 144 (17.9km), 83 children, 40 walkers

Event website: ultnerhoefelauf.info


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