Primiero Dolomiti Marathon

On 06/07/2024 Resort: Surrounding of Primiero Resort: Primiero San Martino di Castrozza Abstract: The First Dolomites Marathon

Primiero, located in the heart of the Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino Natural Park, will host the Primiero Dolomiti Marathon, organized by U.S. PRIMIERO ASD, engaging running enthusiasts and mountain lovers alike.

Three breathtaking routes of varying lengths and difficulties (42K, 26K, 16K), accessible without special technical equipment.

PRIMIERO DOLOMITI MARATHON: 42K

The Primiero Dolomiti Marathon route features a positive elevation gain of 1242m and descent of 1543m. Athletes will be surrounded throughout the race by a unique, pristine environment to discover and admire.
Start time: 8:30 AM from Villa Welsperg in Val Canali. Finish: Fiera di Primiero town center

The start is at Villa Welsperg in Val Canali, one of the most beautiful valleys in the entire Dolomite panorama. Villa Welsperg, built in the mid-19th century, now houses the Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino Natural Park headquarters. The race passes through scenic locations in Primiero, crosses San Martino di Castrozza, and ends in the historic center of Fiera di Primiero.
The route begins in the meadows of Villa Welsperg, gently ascending on a road section to reach the splendid location of Piereni, at the foot of the Pale di San Martino. Leaving the meadows, it continues with undulating terrain through forests passing Belvedere, Strine, Poline, and Dagnoli, alongside characteristic mountain huts offering views over the valley and towards the Lagorai mountain range. A short trail segment leads athletes to Prati Ronzi, then a forest road with switchbacks continues on a trail to Sora Ronz, starting point for the Madonna's Veil refuge. Passing through San Martino via Val di Roda dairy farm and Col meadows, the route continues on a forest road to Malga Crel before reaching the highest point, "Lago di Calaita". The trail proceeds along the Lozen valley through paths and forest roads to Passo Gobbera, a characteristic village in the Vanoi Valley. A mountain road gently descends towards the finish in Fiera di Primiero, passing over the villages of Imer and Mezzano.

Route Characteristics: 15% mule track | 29% asphalt road | 36% forest road | 19% trail

SAN MARTINO DI CASTROZZA TRAIL: 26K

The 26K route has a manageable elevation gain of 448m and descent of 1198m.
Start time: 10:15 AM from San Martino di Castrozza. Finish: Fiera di Primiero town center

Starting from San Martino di Castrozza, a major winter and summer tourist destination in Primiero within the Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino Natural Park. The route initially overlaps with the 42K, following a forest road to Malga Crel and reaching the highest point, "Lago di Calaita". It continues along the Lozen valley through paths and forest roads to Passo Gobbera, a characteristic village in the Vanoi Valley. A mountain road gently descends towards the finish in Fiera di Primiero, passing over the villages of Imer and Mezzano.

Route Characteristics: 18% mule track | 16% asphalt road | 44% forest road | 21% trail


VANOI TRAIL 16K

The Vanoi Trail of 16 km starts at 11:00 AM from the small village of Zortea in the Lozen Valley, climbing to Fiera di Primiero past the characteristic farms of Lozen, typical wooden huts scattered around, joining the other two routes shortly before Passo Gobbera.

FAMILY TRAIL: 6.5K

A race open to families, Nordic walkers, and people of all ages starting at 9:45 AM from Fiera di Primiero. It first enters Vallombrosa Park, explores Sante Caterine, and finally enjoys views over the villages of Siror, Tonadico, Transacqua, and Pieve, through the meadows of Guastaia, Praert, Molaren, and Via Nova.

Registration: To register for the race, click here

 



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