Sunday 26 July 2020

Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus im Ultental (Author: Leitzsche / commons.wikimedia.org / CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication / photo cropped by runinternational.eu)

 

The Ulten Valley Farm Run (German: Ultner Höfelauf; Italian: Corsa dei masi della Val d'Ultimo) is a multi-terrain running event held yearly in the summer in the autonomous province of South Tyrol (German: Südtirol; Italian: Alto Adige) in the far north of Italy.

The start and the finish are in the village of Kuppelwies (Italian: Pracupola) which sits at an elevation of 1,145 metres in the 40-kilometre-long Ulten Valley (German: 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.

Almost everybody living in the Ulten Valley is a native speaker of German.

The event offers the following race distances:

  • 50m - 500m - 1km for children
  • 8.5km for hikers and nordic walkers
  • 8km for runners
  • 14.8km for runners

Participants in the 8km race run one lap around a reservoir, the Zoggler-Stausee (Italian: Lago di Zoccolo). The course is a bit undulating (33 metres of ascent).

The 14.8km route consists of a loop through the valley beween Kuppelwies and St. Nikolaus (Italian: San Nicolò; pictured), passing many picturesque wooden farm buildings, followed by a loop around the reservoir. The course includes 162 metres of ascent.

Entrants to the 8km and 14.8km races must be in possession of a valid medical certificate for athletics if they are not registered with a sports club that is affiliated to an athletics federation recognized by the IAAF.

 

Map of the venue:

 

16. Ultner Höfelauf:

Date:

  • 26 July 2020 (Sunday)

Event website:

 

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