The start of the marathon is from Corteno center (950m) and the arrival at Santìcolo (900m), with a difference in height of approx. 2700m uphill and approx. 2750 m downhill. The route, from Piazza Giovanni Venturini - Gold Medal in front of the town hall, once across the historic center, goes first on a stretch of asphalt road, at least 1 km long, then again on asphalt for approx. 2 km, uphill, up to the village of Sant'Antonio (1127m). From here continue to the right on a dirt and cobblestone path, in moderate ascent, for further about 2 km, until you reach the Alpine Refuge of Campovecchio (1310m), where the actual 4th July Trail begins (trail n. 7).
There is a steep climb of 1 km to the ridge of Premàlt, then a further 2 km sloping less accentuated to reach the Zappello dell'Asino (2026m) with a difference in height of 700 meters. From here the trail passes again from the ridge to the slope and is characterized, as well as for 6 km of continuous ups and downs to the Val Rösa, which do not make gain almost share, even for a trend almost always transversal to the slope and therefore not entirely easy . Starting from the wide channel of the Val Rösa it is now pointed along the line of maximum inclination and, on moraines and mixed terrain, we reach after a long climb to Passo Telènek (2642m). Subsequently, through a challenging ridge, you get Cima Sèllero (roof of the race at 2744m). A bold descent then leads to Passo Sèllero (2423m) and then, continuing for not difficult ridges, exposed sections, channels and finally pieces of old mule tracks, passing through the Bivacco Davide (2645m), you get to Piz Tri (2308). The final descent that leads to Santìcolo winds first along mule tracks and paths, then on sections of driveway.
Start from Corteno Golgi and arrival at Santìcolo, with an overall ascent of 1500m and 1550m in descent. The route is the same as the marathon for the first 4 km approx. At Sant'Antonio turn left towards Val Brandét, first on steep cobblestones, then on a dirt road slightly uphill, covering practically the whole valley. Shortly before Malga Casazza, in Piazzale Bondone (1382m) turns left again on a beautiful path that climbs in the middle of woods and pastures, and arrives, after more than a thousand meters, to Passo Salina (2433m), where it joins the Path 4 Luglio. From here the track is the same as the marathon.
1. DRAGOMIR Denisa VALETUDO-SERIM in 5:14:03; 2. DESCO Elisa ATLETICA ALTA VALTELLINA in 5:28:34; 3. ROTA Daniela TEAM LA SPORTIVA in 5:30:23; 4. PEDEVILLA Anna TEAM LA SPORTIVA in 5:38:27; 5. CHIALVO Martina ASD PODISTICA VALLE VARAITA in 6:01:41.
1. MINOGGIO Cristian VALETUDO-SERIM in 4:13:55; 2. CAPPELLETTI Daniele in 4:20:39; 3. MONTANI Riccardo in 4:37:52; 4. GIANOLA Mattia TEAM CRAZY IDEA\ASPREMANA in 4:38:56; 5. INVERNIZZI Davide LA SPORTIVA in 4:39:17.
1. COMPAGNONI Elisa ATLETICA ALTA VALTELLINA in 2:28:34; 2. COMBI Lorenza GP SANTI NUOVA OLONIO in 2:38:51; 3. FRANZINI Nadia ATLETICA PARATICO in 2:39:17; 4. GIANOLA Chiara A.S. PREMANA in 2:42:30; 5. ZUCCOLLO Federica ASD SPORTRACE in 2:50:26.
1. CAVALLAR Alex ATL. VALLI DI NON E SOLE in 2:05:32; 2. GIANOLA Erik PREMANA in 2:05:46; 3. PELAMATTI Stefano US MALONNO in 2:06:30; 4. SIMON Diego Ramon SALOMON ARGENTINA in 2:08:09; 5. PRANDI Andrea ATL ALTA VALTELLINA in 2:09:39.
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