In addition to the 42 km distance, mountain runners from all over the world can choose between the Dolomites Ultra Trail (81 km/4728 m altitude) and the Ladinia Trail (21 km/1760 m altitude) on Saturday, 6 July 2019, which will be held for the first time on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the renowned South Tyrolean mountain running event. On Thursday, the organisers presented both routes to the public for the first time.
There are two new tracks that will inspire the athletes. First of all the Dolomites Ultra Trail, which is 81 kilometres long, has 4728 metres of ascent and can only be tackled by teams of two. The new (and longest) trail run of the Brixen Dolomites Marathon starts in Brixen at 560 metres above sea level. The route follows forest, meadow and forest paths via Afers (10 km) to Russikreuz (20 km). The route continues on hiking trails to the Schlütterhütte (28 km), high alpine climbs to the Puezhütte (39 km) and again on hiking trails down to Campill (47 km). Here it goes up again on beautiful paths to the Fornella hut (57 km), then on to the Rossalm to Kreuztal (71 km). The final descent leads on hiking trails directly to the starting point in Brixen (81 km).
Much shorter is the Ladinia Trail, which starts in St. Martin in Thurn at 1,127 m above sea level. In this 21 km run, the route leads along forest paths to the Gömmajoch (5.4 km) and on to the Fornellahütte (9 km). From there it goes on to the Tauberhütte (16.7 km) up to the Rossalm (20 km). The final ascent to Plose (21 km) leads on an alpine path. “With these two runs we offer all interested runners a very broad spectrum. There is something for everyone. What they all have in common is the fantastic panorama and the fact that they are running in the heart of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site,” said OC President Claudio Zorzi and OC Head Christian Jocher in unison during the presentation.
The rush to the traditional running event in the cathedral city is very large before the tenth anniversary in July 2019. The Brixen Dolomiten Marathon has already attracted 320 individual runners, which corresponds to a growth rate of 55 percent. The relays have also increased by 18 percent compared to the same period last year. Thanks to the new offer, the number of entries will certainly be boosted further in the coming weeks, although the starting field for the Dolomites Ultra Trail has been limited to 150 pairs, i.e. 300 starters.
The Dolomites Ultra Trail is a team race, it is run exclusively in a team of two. The athletes start together in Brixen, go through the checkpoints together and reach the finish in Brixen together.
The route data
Start: Saturday, 6th July 2019 at 00.01 a.m. at the Cathedral Square in Brixen (560 m)
Finish: Cathedral Square in Brixen
Route length: 81 km
Height difference ascent: 4. 728 m
Height difference descent: 4. 728 m
Time limit: 20 hours
The mountain marathon takes you from the cathedral square in the centre of Brixen (560m) to the Plose, the local mountain of Brixen at 2450m.
Start: Saturday, 6th July 2019, 7.30 a.m. in Brixen Cathedral Square (560 m)
Finish: Plose (2.450 m)
Length: 42,195 km
Height difference: 2.450 m
Time limit: 8 hours
The LadiniaTrail is a unique running event in the heart of the Dolomites UNESCO World Natural Heritage. It is a trailrun organized with the Dolomites Ultra Trail. It takes place on public, not closed roads, forest and hiking trails, on alpine and partly high alpine climbs. Unique mountain landscapes of extraordinary beauty will be passed through, the monumental and colourful landscape of the Dolomites will fascinate the participants.
The route data
Start: Saturday, 6th July 2019, 9 a.m. in San Martino in Badia (1.127 m)
Finish: Plose (2.450 m)
Route length: 21 km
Height difference ascent: 1.760 m
Height difference descent: 478 m
Time limit: 6 hours