BUT Formazza 2019 – Early-Bird Registration Rates

Comunicato stampa – BUT Formazza BUT Formazza, early-bird registration rates are available until March 31st 2019 Over 220 athletes have already registered for July 13th’s BUT Formazza with runners from: Italy, France, Germany, Great Britain, Poland and Romania. From 1st April registration to the Bettelmatt Trail 2019 (52 km – 3.296 m D +) will change from € […]

5 July Trails in and around the Dolomites – Part1

by Maria E. Bellini This is part one of two articles looking at trail running in and around the Dolomites this July. Yes! There are that many trail races to choose from, and if you consider that all races have more than one distance on offer…. well trail runners are spoilt for choice! Choosing the […]

June 2019 Ultra Trails in Italy

by Maria E. Bellini Depending on your current fitness levels and training, if you haven’t chosen a goal trail race for this summer yet, why not consider one of these Italian trail races? We’ve come up with a selection challenges that take place in June, which are perfect as destination trail running events, and could […]

UTMB® The Winners since 2013

by Maria E. Bellini – ing credit: Francesco Pedroni This article was originally published in Italian for Mud and Snow Blog and has been translated and adapted for Italy on Trail 2018 It’s nearly the end of August 2018 In a few days time, in France’s sleek Chamonix, some of the worlds strongest trail runners will […]

Do You Overthink Trail Running?

Trail Brain Do we spend too much time thinking about the “whys” and the “hows” of trail running? Can there be certain times throughout our trail running lives when it makes sense to slow down, take a step backwards and re-asses how we mentally approach the sport that we love? Over time it’s perfectly normal […]

UTMB® – 2018 Ballot Results Announced

by Maria E. Bellini The UTMB® 2018 race entry list was announced today, as the results of the registration ballot were published online at 10.00am (GMT+1). With a limited number of places available across all events making it a tough race to get into…. let alone – run! Registrations closed on January 3rd with entry numbers running […]

Trail Running Race Calendar Italy 2018

We’re pleased to announce that our 2018 trail race calendar is online. That’s 12 months of Italian trail races, from January to December 2018. Italy on Trail covers everything from the classic trail running events to the smaller trail races which take place in more unknown places. How Does it Work? The 2018 Trail Race Calendar […]

UTMB® 2018 – Going For a Win in The Lottery

You may have entered a certain ‘Christmas Lottery’ that’s taking place right now – from 14th of December to 3rd January 2018. Like other lotteries, this one involves numbers: “171” and 10,300” being two of the key numbers that make up the ‘prize’. So what do you win? Just a medium sized square made from […]

UTMB® registration opens 14 December to 3 January

In the cover photo all the glory of the UTMB © img. courtesy of UTMB® 2017 “utmb17-utmb-ag-00-0009a” COLLECTION UTMB 2017-PRESSE It’s that nail-biting time of year again… No, we’re not talking about choosing which socks to get your favourite uncle for Christmas. We’re talking about planning the sacred dates of trail running. What will you […]

Trail Runners or Pilgrims?

The act of trail running is often likened to a journey. Even more so with ultra distances, with ‘the journey’  being as much about the inner exploration of ‘self’ as it is about the physicality of being able to cover the miles. This concept can in some cases comfortably sit beside pilgrims’ journeys, whereby a person […]

10 Curious Facts About The Dolomites

by Maria E. Bellini We recently covered the Dolomites in Our Introduction to the Dolomites article. This stunning landscape of pinnacles, steep ridges, jagged rock, vertical faces, deep gorges and plenty of scree, is visited by thousands every year. Always curious regarding this Unesco World Heritage Site, we couldn’t resist bringing you some lesser known facts… #1 […]

Top up your UTMB® points in Italy!!

In the photo – HAWKS Hayden, POMMERET Ludovic, SWIERC Marcin at he CCC®  2017 – IMG CREDIT: © UTMB® – photo: Alexandre Girbal Were you blown away by this year’s coverage of the UTMB® Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc? There was some truly amazing live coverage going on, and we’re pretty sure that this must have […]

An Introduction to C.A.I. Italy’s Mountaineering Association

by Maria E. Bellini C.A.I. The Italian Alpine Club – Taking Care of Italy’s Trails and More This is the first, in a series of articles about “C.A.I. Club Alpino Italiano”, Italy’s principle Mountaineering Association. Here we present a brief overview of what C.A.I. is all about. About C.A.I. The main Italian association responsible for the maintenance […]

A Morning in Badia Prataglia and a Camera

by Maria E. Bellini It was a steaming day here in Parma, a climate more akin to the tropics than to northern Italy. The week look set to be a long one, and even my phone’s ID technology wouldn’t recognize my sweaty index finger as I prodded away at the screen trying to access my messages. Eventually […]

Don’t Trash the Trails – Campaigning for Clean Trails

by Maria E. Bellini If you’ve looked at some Italian Trail race websites, ogled at mesmerising photos of eye-watering steep mountains, poured over endless race regulations, and been puzzled by all sorts of heraldic looking logos, you may have come across the quite simple logo of a white figure running on a green background. It looks […]

UTMB® – 2017 ballot results announced

Italy – 12 January 2017 The UTMB® 2017 race entry list was announced today, as the results of the registration ballot were published online at 10.00am (GMT+1). With only 2300 places available means it’s a tough race to get into. Considered to be The Mecca of Trail Races – The UTMB®  has grown substantially from the 700 […]

UTMB® Race registration open until January 4th 2017

So what will you be doing between August 28th to September 3rd 2017? Amongst other things you could be running across the Alps in the UTMB® As of December 15th 2016 the UTMB® race registration is open. If you can tear yourself away from your mince pies over Christmas, bear in mind that you have until 4th […]

New race route to be added to the epic TOR DES GÉANTS®

Welcome “TOT DRET”! So it’s official?! 2017 will see the introduction of a new route to the super-mammoth race TOR DES GÉANTS® in September. News started spreading across social media as race organisers VDA Trailers added the race details to Spirito Trail’s (Italy’s leading Trail Magazine & Forum) online Trail Race Calendar. The new race is stated […]

Italy – land of harmony and contrast

101 Italy on Trail – Trails…the basics! Italy really is a spectacular place for being outdoors – be it trail running, hiking or walking. A country with nearly two thirds of it’s iconic lands composed of  hills and mountains – all differing greatly in types of terrain, variety of landscape and gradients. The Italian low lands […]