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Südtirol Ultra Skyrace
Extreme running race along the high mountain trail

Registrations for the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace 2019 are opened

Bolzano, 4 September 2018 – After the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace is before the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace. The organizing committee is planning the 7th edition of the extreme mountain running along the “Hufeisentour” in the Sarntal Alps, which takes place from Friday, 26 July to Sunday, 28 July 2019. Since a few days all interested athletes can do the registration for the big adventure.

121 kilometres, 7554 m altitude differential: These hard facts of the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace alone instil a great amount of respect in all extreme athletes. Respect, because the athletes on the Hufeisen tour are running in the high Alpine terrain of the Sarntal Alps. An absence of vertigo and surefootedness are absolute prerequisites for meeting this challenge. The majority of the participants will be running for longer than 24 hours. After the start on Friday evening on Piazza Walther in Bolzano, some will have to endure a second night on the trail in order to be celebrated as the finisher by the many fans gathering at the finish on the Prati del Talvera in the capital of South Tyrol.

Just over half as long is the Südtirol Skyrace (69 km/3930 m altitude differential) that starts on Saturday morning, almost at the same time as the Südtirol Sky Marathon (42 km/2863 m altitude differential). From the South Tyrolean capital the trail runners set off for Corno del Renon and then via Forcella di Sarentino to Chiesetta del Morto, where the descent to Sarentino village centre starts. While the marathon runners enjoy the celebrations of their sporting achievement there, the Skyrace runners break for refreshments before continuing up to Auener Jöchl and on to the stone cairns, down to Möltner Kaser and via Salto back to San Genesio. From there, it is another challenging 5 kilometres steep descent to the finishing line in Bolzano.

After the huge success this year, the organizing committee confirmed the the Südtirol Sky Trail (27 km/1027 m altitude differential). The start is from the Center of Sarentino. The route is the same as the second section of the Südtirol Skyrace and is ideally suited for all athletes who are starting trail running and would like to gain a first experience in mountain running.

Registrations for all four distances are open here on the official websites. Until 31 December registration for the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace costs 130 Euro. Participation in the Südtirol Skyrace costs 80 Euro and in the Südtirol Sky Marathon 50 Euro. The Südtirol Sky Trail 40 Euro. The event is supported by sponsors Sportler, La Sportiva, Cassa Raiffeisen Val Sarentino and other local sponsors. 

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