Moena - Cavalese (Italy), Sunday 4 September 2016

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


Held on a very scenic 26km point-to-point course through the Dolomites in northern Italy, the Marcialonga Running is a popular event that attracts a crowd of around 1,400 runners.

The race is run on roads and trails along the River Avisio, starting in Moena (pictured), a small town that sits at an elevation of 1,165 metres in the Val di Fassa, and finishing in the ski resort of Cavalese, which is at 983 metres above sea level in the Val di Fiemme.

The first 22km are downhill (305m of descent), and the last 4km are uphill (123m of ascent).

Last year, the fastest finishers were Said Boudalia (1hr 21min 33sec) and Deborah Toniolo (1hr 31min 55sec). The time limit to complete the course is 3hr 30min.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Moena - Cavalese

Date: 4 September 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: 26km (-322m/+140m)

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

Finish: Cavalese

Race centre: Teatro Navalge in Moena (3 September 2016, 9.30-12.30 and 14.30-19.00; on the day 7.30-9.00)

Eligibility: At registration, entrants must provide a club card and a valid medical certificate for athletics. They must present a 'RunCard', which is issued by the Italian Athletics Federation FIDAL, if they are not registered with a recognized sports association (see details on the official event website).

Entries: online (up to 3 September 2016, 6pm); no entries on the day

Entry fees: € 25/30/35 (up to 28 July/2 September/3 September 2016)

You get: transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish, six drink stations on the course and one at the finish, chip timing, finisher medal, massage service, pasta party after the race, entry into the post-race prize drawing, bus service from Cavalese to Moena (after the race)

Prizes: to the first 10 men and women and to the first 3 in each age group

Showers and changing facilities: in Cavalese

Award ceremony: at 13.30

Prize drawing: at 14.30

Number of finishers 2015: 1,380

Event website (in Italian and English):


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