Monte Rosa Sky Marathon

Date 06/21/2019 – 06/22/2019

Country Italy

Distance 35 km

Elevation 3490 m  


Description

Take to the sky in Alagna in the Italian Alps for Europe’s highest trail race. Alagna, in fact, was the birthplace of the category of trail running that later became known as “Sky Running.”

In teams of two, runners will retrace the original route first completed in 1993, starting from Alagna Valsesia, 1192m, via the Bocchetta delle Pisse, 2396m, to the Indren cable car station at 3260m. The race then continues to the Gnifetti Hut at 3647m; Colle del Lys, 4250m; the Margherita Hut and finally on to the summit of Monte Rosa at 4554m – before returning by the same course to Alagna.

The route ascends and descends along a combination of paths, ski runs and across glaciers in a loop for a total distance of 35km and 3490m of vertical.  Previous mountaineering and sky running experience is required.