An exceptional race
Top–notch sportive performances and breathtaking views are part and parcel of this trail competition. It’s no walk in the park but the reward will be well worth it. The 2. Dolomites’ Saslong half marathon will kick off on 8 June 2019, taking athletes right across the picturesque landscape of the Sassolungo Group, a well-known location all over the world. The previously dubbed ‘Val Gardena mountain run’ is one of the most demanding running events in the Alps boasting 21 km and 900 m elevation gain.
There are always two sides to a story and the Dolomites Saslong half marathon is no exception: after all, people have described it both as a challenge and as a rewarding experience. It all starts at 9 a.m. sharp on Monte Pana, where athletes will sprint off on a route which will take them across a varied landscape and five municipalities surrounding the Sassolungo. We’re talking of an asphalt–free terrain which cuts across hiking paths and dirt roads, boasting altitudes between 1,624 and 2,363 m above sea level. The goal? Return to Monte Pana and then wait with bated breath for the award ceremony, which will take place at 2 p.m. at the Cendevaves Hotel.
The Dolomites Saslong half marathon isn’t something newbies should attempt, what with its 900 m elevation gain and 21 km. Even experienced runners, should they wish to train a bit more in the run-up to the event, will discover that Val Gardena features a whole series of ideal routes.