Plan de Corones Run 2010

Bruneck/Brunico (Italy), Saturday 18 September 2010

Bruneck - Brunico, Italy (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger /

Start of the race is in Bruneck in South Tyrol.


A new mountain running event will be held in September in Italy's alpine, largely German-speaking province of South Tyrol (Italian: Alto Adige).

The route is 31 kilometres long and climbs approximately 1500 metres.

Participants run along asphalt and dirt roads. The final section of the route follows a hiking trail.

Start is at an elevation of 835 metres in the small and pretty town of Bruneck (Brunico) in the Pustertal (Val Pusteria), a green valley that runs east-west through the province into Austria.

The finish is at 2275 metres on the top of Kronplatz (Italian: Plan de Corones), a lump of a mountain with a rounded top.

From the finish, there are great panoramic views of the Dolomites (to the south) and the Zillertal Alps (to the north).

Kronplatz is criss-crossed by cycle routes and footpaths, and in winter it's a popular ski area with over 100 kilometres of pistes. The Giro d'Italia bicycle race finished on top of the mountain twice.

After lunch and the award ceremony, a cable car brings the participants back down to the valley.

In case you have some energy left you can do the same race again on the next day - on your bike.


San Lorenzo (Sankt Lorenzen im Pustertal) near Brunico (Bruneck), Italy --- Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger /

The route runs through the village of Sankt Lorenzen (San Lorenzo) in the Puster Valley.


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): Bruneck-Brunico (74km from Bolzano, 103km from Innsbruck, 184km from Villach)

Date: Saturday 18 September 2010; bike race on Sunday 19 September

Race distance: 31km (+1490m)

Start: 9.30 Rathausplatz Bruneck

Finish: Kronplatz

Entries: online; payment by credit card, bank transfer or paypal; late entries in the race centre; entrants may have to provide a medical certificate and pay an additional 5 EUR if they are not members of the Italian Athletic Federation FIDAL

Entry fees: 35/45/55 EUR (until 15 Aug/16 Sep/18 Sep)

Deposit for the timing chip: 10 EUR (fully refundable)

Race centre: "Alte Turnhalle", Rathausplatz (Friday 17 Sep 9.00-20.00, Saturday 18 Sep 7.00-9.00)

You get: technical T-shirt, timing chip rental, bus service from the cable car in Reischach to the start in Bruneck (7.30-9.00), transport of personal clothing from Reischach to the finish; pasta party after the race, free use of the cable car from Kronplatz to Reischach

Prizes: (?)

Showers and changing facilities: near the finish on Kronplatz

Award ceremony: 15.00 Restaurant Kron (at the finish)

Number of finishers 2009: ---

Event website (in German, Italian and English): (out of date)


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