Graun (Curon), Italy, Saturday 16 July 2016

Reschenseelauf - Giro Lago di Resia - a running event at the Reschensee in South Tyrol, Italy (Copyright © 2015 Reschenseelauf)


The Reschenseelauf (Italian: Giro Lago di Resia) is a 15.3km race in Italy's alpine province of South Tyrol where most residents speak German as a first language.

Every year, the event attracts an international crowd of more than 3,000 runners and nordic walkers.

The race is one lap around the Reschensee (Lago di Resia), a 6km-long reservoir that sits at an elevation of about 1,500 metres in the far north of Italy, very close to the borders with Austria and Switzerland.

Starting at 5pm in the village of Graun (Curon), the race follows a very beautiful lakeside cycle route. The course is partly flat, partly undulating, and mostly on asphalt. Approximately three kilometres are on gravel.

In order to avoid congestion on the course, the race will be started in five waves, at six-minute intervals. Runners are free to choose which group suits them best.


Reschenseelauf - Giro Lago di Resia - runners at the Reschensee in South Tyrol, Italy (Copyright © 2015 Reschenseelauf)


All entrants to the Hauptlauf (gara principale) must provide a medical certificate at registration.

You don't need to produce such a certificate if you register for the Just for Fun run. The route is the same, the entry fees are the same, but your finish time will not be recorded, and you won't find your name in the results list.

Nordic walkers and handbikers can take part in the event without a medical certificate.

Last year, Giovanni Gualdi won the Reschenseelauf in a time of 49 minutes 1 second. Kathrin Hanspeter was the fastest woman, finishing in 57 minutes 3 seconds.


Reschenseelauf - Giro Lago di Resia - Kinderlauf (Copyright © 2015 Reschenseelauf)

The race begins near the steeple of the submerged church of Graun.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Graun (Curon) (Bolzano 102km, Innsbruck 123km, Munich 212km, Verona 248km)

Date: 16 July 2016 (Saturday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 13.30: 150m-300m-600m-1200m-1600m children's races
  • 16.57: 15.3km handbike race
  • 17.00-17.24: 15.3km Hauptlauf (gara principale) and Just for Fun run
  • 17.27: 15.3km nordic walking

Start/finish area: near the submerged church of Graun (Curon)

Race centre: in the start/finish area (Friday 15 July 2016, 14.00-20.00; on the day 8.00-16.00)

Entries: online (up to 10 July 2016); late entries on 15 and 16 July 2016; entrants to the 15.3km race (Hauptlauf/gara principale) must provide a medical certificate at registration; 'Just for Fun' runners, nordic walkers, handbikers and children don't need to produce a medical certificate

Entry fees (children): € 10 (up to 16 July 2016)

Entry fees (15.3km): € 32 (up to 11 July 2016); € 50 (on 15 and 16 July 2016)

Timekeeping: Datasport bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: T-shirt, goodie bag, refreshments on the course and at the finish, massage service, free parking; medal and a product prize to all children

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Prizes (15.3km Hauptlauf): product prizes to the first 10 men and 10 women and to the first 5 in each age group

Award ceremony: at ca. 15.00 (children), at ca. 21.00 (15.3km)

Number of finishers 2015: 2697 runners (Hauptlauf), 189 nordic walkers, 5 handbikers, 396 children

Event website (in German and Italian):

Reschenseelauf - Giro Lago di Resia - Event website:


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.