Trail running in South Tyrol
Some athletic mountaineers do not “only” want to reach the summit – they prefer going rapidly and climbing as many meters as possible in the shortest time possible. The many mountain runs that have become competitions in South Tyrol are most of the time open for everyone, as long as they are fit and healthy.
You should in all cases be well-trained, as the cardiovascular system, bones and joints will have to be stronger than during running or classic mountain hiking. Of course, sure-footedness, a good shape and endurance are necessary in alpine heights too.
Trail running - Mountain runs in South Tyrol
- Alpenplus Ötzi Trailrun: in April, from Naturns to the Sonnenberg, 2 distances: 15/30 km and 1,150/2,100 m of difference in altitude
- Dolomites Saslong Half Marathon: in June, from Monte Pana around the Langkofel Group, 21 km and 900 m of difference in altitude
- Stilfserjoch Marathon: in July, from Prad am Stilfserjoch to the mountain pass, 21 km and 2,100 m of difference in altitude
- Ultental Valley Farm Run: in July, in Ulten, between 8 and 8 km depending on category
- Rosengarten Schlern Sky Marathon: in July, from Tiers/St. Zyprian around the Rosengarten massif, 2 distances: 36/45 km and 2,000/3,000 m of difference in altitude
- Vertical Carezza: in August, from the Frommeralm to the Tschager Joch, 3.8 km and 900 m of difference in altitude
- Südtirol Ultra Race: in August, in the Sarntal Alps, between 28 and 119 km, 1,800 to 7,850 m of difference in altitude depending on category
- Three Peaks Alpine Run: in September, from Sexten to the famous Three Peaks, 17 km and 1,333 m of difference in altitude
- Dynafit Transalpine Run: in September, 8-day stage race across the Alps, route and difference in altitude vary from year to year
- Ahrntal Sunnsat Run: in October, along the Ahrntal sun trails, 22 km and 1,000 m of difference in altitude
- Mountain Run St. Martin im Kofel: in autumn, from Latsch to St. Martin im Kofel, 6.2 km and 1,100 m of difference in altitude
Running Park Seiser Alm
Running, where the world’s elite trains – The Running Park Seiser Alm offers more than 240 km of excellently signposted trails and a running season that goes from April to November. Running and hiking on an altitude from 1,800 and 2,300 meters above sea level has significant, positive effects on the body. The trails for runners, trail runners and Nordic walkers with different lengths and degrees of difficulty are located on the Seiser Alm pasture; the others around the villages of Kastelruth, Seis and Völs am Schlern.
Every year, the well-known half-marathon takes place on the trails of the Running Park Seiser Alm, attracting hundreds of runners from all parts of the world. On request, you are also offered professional running guides o Nordic walking guides.