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Why Italy on Trail?

Trail running in Italy has seen a massive increase in recent years. Both regarding participants and the amount of races on offer.

We offer a comprehensive race calendar of Trail Running events throughout Italy. Our race calendar has an information page for each trail race. At the moment we have over 300 trail races listed.

We also focus on featured races, general trail talk, training advice, and interviews with trail runners about their experiences of trail running in Italy. Plus ideas and practical information on destinations, and useful guides for participating in trail running races throughout the country.

Italy on Trail is for everyone who has a love for the trails, be it running or walkingeveryone has their own pace.

The wealth of trails, routes and races available in Italy is monumental and Italy on Trail aims to create a bridge between Outdoor lovers worldwide and Italy… and of course…to inspire you to enjoy the exciting world of the trails in Italy!

Meet the Team

Maria Elisabetta Bellini

Italy on Trail was created by Maria Bellini who was born in the UK but has been living in Italy since the early 1990’s.

Maria Bellini founder of Italy on Trail

In 2006 Maria took up trail running and has been involved in the trail scene ever since. As part of the founding team of  The Abbots Way Ultra, Maria witnessed the Italian trail running environment grow from just a trickle of sparse events to the major movement that it has become today.

With a background in writing and design, Maria has been working on the creative aspect of sports promotion and trail running for over ten years.

Maria loves using trail running as a means to explore nature, contemplation and Italy.

Her most memorable races include:
100km del Passatore (which isn’t even a trail!) – MMT 100Mile Magredi Mountain Trail – Amorotto Trail – Vigolana TrailTuscany CrossingUltrabericus – Trail del Cinghiale – San Galgano – and the Mon Viso Trail.

Maria also had the fantastic opportunity to crew for the Italian Athlete Paolo Bucci in the 2011 Badwater Ultramartahon.

Martin John Trout

Martin J. Trout has been running on Italy's trails since the mid ninetiesRegular contributor Martin Trout, is originally from London U.K. but has been living in Italy since the nineties.

An all round Adventurer: Martin is an accomplished ultra runner, mountaineer, ski mountaineering instructor and trail running coach at Endurance Training in Progress. He’s also a regular contributor to the leading Italian Trail Running Magazine: Spirito Trail.

With an extensive race bio that’s enabled him to experience the highs and lows of many of Italy’s top international trail running events, including top events such as the UTMB®, CCC®, The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail, Sellaronda, Dolomiti di Brenta Trail, and Monte Rosa Walser Trail, and holding a Post Graduate degree in Sports Education, and a sound knowledge of mountains, Martin is a minefield of trail and sports facts!