The Ortler Mountain Challenge

Date 07/11/2019 – 07/13/2019

Country Italy

Distance 43.7 km  35 km 23 km 13 km

Elevation 3468 m  2090 m 1236 m 226 m


The location of the OMC is Sulden am Ortler, South-Tyrol, Italy. The Ortler region offers some of the highest mountains in the Alps.  The challenges are not races or competitions, you only compete with yourself. Distances include the Marathon, Gran Randa 35 km, Ronda Classic Half Marathon and Ortler Panoramica 13 km.

The Ortler Mountain Challenge for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or motor neurone disease) is organised by a Heart for ALS, a Belgium based non-profit fundraising association. A Heart for ALS supports ALS research conducted by Prof. Dr. Wim Robberecht.  Part of your entry fee goes towards this critical ressearch, so you really are running for your own health benefits and to help others.

The concept is straight forward: we offer you 7 challenges (3 bike climbs and 4 trail distances) and you can compose your program ‘à la carte’, which means that you can pick 1, 2 or 3 challenges according to your personal physical condition and interest.