Trail races with ample cut-off times

by Maria E. Bellini This article originally appeared in Ultrarunning World 12 Time, time, time: “I shall be too late!” Depending on our level of mental clarity, chilometres, metres and minutes may all turn out to become the toxic ingredients of a thick soup of despair, slowly simmering away in our mind. Some of us […]

Trail Running, Lambrusco Wine and Ferraris!

by Maria E. Bellini You may well wonder what trail running has in common with the luxury world of the legendary, blazing Ferrari super cars and that of bubbly Italian Lambrusco red wine?   One word: Location! The city of Modena, its surrounding countryside along with nearby hills and mountains is home not only to the […]

Mud in my brain – Trail del Cinghiale 2018

L’anno scorso sono arrivato primo nella 90 km del Trail del Cinghiale – Leopodistica A.S.D.  Quest’anno, tuttavia, c’erano alcuni trailer davvero forti che erano iscritti e sapevo che avrei dovuto lottare per conquistare un posto sul podio … … E poi un giorno, un paio di settimane prima della gara mentre mi stavo allenando vicino […]

Trail Running in Tuscany

by Maria E. Bellini We’ve revamped our “Selection of Tuscan Trail Races” which we first published back in October. Of all of Italy’s 20 regions, Tuscany is possibly the one which is best known worldwide. Many Italian cities are famous in their own right, if we think of places like Venice, Rome, Milan and Naples. […]

Carl Johan Sörman Runs Italy’s UTLO® 2018…

It’s almost 11 o’clock in the evening and once again I’m standing at the starting line of a 120k race, stretching through woods and over mountains. By Carl Johan Sörman The Ultra Trail del Lago d’Orta – UTLO 19/20/21 october 2018 The odds for me to finish today’s race are not in my favour. One year […]

100km Road Ultras in Italy

by Maria E. Bellini Off trail! This week we go on to the roads…. Trail running wise – it’s quite hard to come across an exact, nicely rounded one hundred kilometers and 100k Ultra TRAIL race routes will usually be above or slightly lower than the magic 100K mark, having to take into account existing paths […]

Carl Johan Sörman Runs The CCC® 2018…

I’m standing at the starting line of the biggest event in my race calendar this year, the CCC®. For the first time I will run in the Alps – from Courmayeur, via Champex in Switzerland and further on towards Chamonix. A distance of 100k and with about 6000 lovely vertical meters! By Carl Johan Sörman […]

Trail Running in Italy – September Selection

by Maria E. Bellini We’ve recently updated our September trail running race calendar! Here we bring you a small selection of our favourite trail races for the month, we’ve selected them on the basis of great scenery and English information available on websites. Don’t forget to check the FULL September 2018 calendar with links to […]

Awesome Italian August Trail Races – 2018

We’ve recently updated our August trail running race calendar and here we bring you a selection of our favourites for the month. Enjoy– our mini preview and don’t forget to check the FULL August 2018 calendar with links to separate race information pages for each event. Trail Running in Italy this summer? Check out some […]

The Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2018

Carl Johan Sörman Runs The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2018… I had spent half a year dreaming about this trail running race, yet… I only got to ‘gently’ scratch its surface. By Carl Johan Sörman In the months leading up to the race, my training had been quite intense, with most of my runs […]

Trail Running Around Italy’s Unesco Site – Ivrea

Trail & Technology July the 1st 2018 saw the 54th addition to the Italian Unesco World Heritage sites. The latest marvel to be included in the long list, which features sites such as the Amalfi Coast and the Historical Centre of Florence, was the seemingly unassuming city of Ivrea, in Piedmont’s subalpine Canavese area. Where is […]

Tuscany Crossing, Italy – Trail Running in Italy’s Finest

Tuscany Crossing, Italy  – 21st April 2018 103km, 53km and 15km By Carl Johan Sörman Cover photo: Tuscany Crossing 2018 Argentieri Anthony Photography It’s 5 in the morning, and I’m standing in the starting area for Tuscany Crossing trail running 100k race. A week ago, I hardly thought I would get here. For 6 weeks, I […]

Fantastic Trail Races for Each Month of Summer

COVER FOTO: Fantastic Trail Races for Each month of Summer – Maiella National Park – img by maury300  A Trail Race a Month? Have you already planned your summer trail running holidays? Italy makes a super destination with literally several hundred trail races to choose from throughout the warmer months. Between May right up until September you […]

Krash Trail – Art, Trails and Vineyards

Modelled into a circular disc of clay lies the story of the Krash Trail race Two clock towers, Brisighella’s to the left and Faenza’s to the right, indicate race start and finish. The explosive form of a trail runner as a central figure between the two. Behind him, a single line illustrates the race profile, a strong […]

Wonders Of The AVP501 Endurance Trail

In our previous two articles regarding the AVP501 endurance trail we looked at how the race route crosses many places connected to spirituality and faith. And we also covered the main mountains which runners will cross along the long distance hiking path: The Alta Via Dei Parchi, where the AVP501 trail running race takes place. The ample […]

AVP 501 – Peaks and Summits

With over 30,000 meters of level gain spread out over 501km, Italy’s longest ultra trail, the AVP501 covers an impressive amount of hills and mountainous terrain. Of Pilgrims and Saints In our previous article regarding the AVP501 endurance trail we saw how the race route crosses many places connected with spirituality and faith. The race […]

Five Reasons To Run The Capraia Rock Trail

#1 Top Location! You’ll be right in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. The Capraia Rock Trail takes place on one of Italy’s remotest islands, –Capraia. A wild and beautiful island which is bound to both captivate and fire your imagination. Capraia is the only island in the Tuscan Archipelago that is of volcanic origin. The […]