Brixen-Bressanone in the Eisack Valley, Italy (Photo: Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger /


The Brixen Dolomiten Marathon is an uphill mountain running race that takes place annually in the summer in the Dolomites in Italy's northernmost province of South Tyrol where most people speak German as a first language.

The route is 42.2 kilometres long. It features 2,450 metres of ascent. You can choose to take the challenge as an individual or as part of a relay team of two or four.

Starting at an elevation of 560 metres at the cathedral of Brixen (Italian: Bressanone), an old town squeezed into the narrow valley of the Eisack (Isarco) river, the marathon is run on a mix of asphalt roads, gravel roads and single-track trails.

The finish line is at the Plosehütte (Rifugio Plose), a mountain hostel that sits at 2,450 metres above sea level on the greeen ridge of the Plose massif.

Runners are given eight hours to complete the course. It is not allowed to use hiking poles.


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2023: Event cancelled
  • 2022: 209 marathon runners and 59 relay teams
  • 2021: 245 marathon runners and 44 relay teams
  • 2020: Event cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions
  • 2019: 452 marathon runners and 94 relay teams


12. Brixen Dolomiten Marathon:


  • 2 July 2022 (Saturday)

Event website:


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