Moena - Cavalese (Italy), Sunday 3 September 2017

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


Held on a very scenic 26km-long point-to-point course through the Dolomites in northern Italy, the Marcialonga Running is a popular event that attracts a crowd of well over 1,000 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 came from Kenya. Philimon Kipkorir Maritim won the race in a time of 1hr 19min 21sec, Viola Jelagat was the first lady across the line (1hr 31min 1sec). The time limit to complete the course is 3hr 30min.

This year, the event also offers the opportunity to run the race as a relay (10km+8km+8km).


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Moena - Cavalese

Date: 3 September 2017 (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 (2 September 2017, 9.30-12.30 and 14.30-19.00; on the day 7.30-9.00)

Eligibility: Entrants must be registered with a recognized sports association or they must present a valid medical certificate for athletics and buy a 'RunCard' which is issued by the Italian Athletics Federation FIDAL (see details on the official event website).

Entries: online or by fax or e-mail; entries close 2 September 2017, 6pm; no entries on the day

Entry fees:

  • € 30 (up to 3 August 2017)
  • € 35 (up to 1 September 2017)
  • € 40 (on 2 September 2017)

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

You get: transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish, six drink stations on the course and one at the finish, finisher medal, free massage service in the finish area, 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 10 women and to the first 3 in each age group

Showers and changing facilities: in Cavalese

Award ceremony and prize drawing: at 13.30

Number of finishers 2016: 1,190

Event website (in Italian and English):


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