Saturday 18 July 2020
The Reschenseelauf (Italian: Giro Lago di Resia) is an annual 15.3km race in Italy's northernmost province of South Tyrol where most residents speak German as a first language.
Every year, the event attracts an international crowd of about 3,000 to 4,000 participants.
The race is one lap around the Reschensee (Lago di Resia), a 6km-long reservoir that is situated at an elevation of almost 1,500 metres, close to the borders with Austria and Switzerland.
Starting near the steeple of the submerged church of the village of Graun im Vinschgau (Curon Venosta), the race follows a very beautiful lakeside cycle route.
The course is partly flat and partly undulating. Approximately twelve kilometres of the race are run on asphalt. Three kilometres are on gravel.
In order to avoid congestion on the course, the race is started in five waves, at five-minute intervals. Runners are free to choose which group suits them best.
Competitive athletes registering for the Hauptlauf (gara principale) must be in possession of a valid medical certificate for athletics. You don't need to produce such a certificate if you register for the non-competitive Just for Fun run. The route is the same but you won't be listed in the results and you are not eligible for prizes.
Nordic walkers and handbikers can take part in the event without a medical certificate.
Map of the venue:
- 18 July 2020 (Saturday)
Event website (in German, Italian and English):
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