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17 kilometres and 1,333 metres altitude differential

Since 2007 the run has been taking place on the original route, a 17 km long route through beautiful landscape covering an altitude differential of 1,333 metres. From Forcella Pian di Cengia the route winds downhill for a short stretch before rising to the Rifugio Locatelli directly above the Laghi dei Piani.

A detailed description of the route can be found below. The route is also shown virtually in a video and can easily be followed: Video virtual route.

The enclosed provisioning plan lists the various refreshment stops en route.

Route map

Elevation profile


Topographic map


Detailed route description

The route includes a loop around the village of Sesto.
After the start at the Casa Sesto the broad road offering plenty of running space leads on the High Street to Sesto village centre to the main square, past the church and some of Sesto’s historic houses, and back to the start area at Casa Sesto by the Monte Elmo cable car. From there the route continues towards Moso.
Through the rich green larch meadows of Val Fiscalina, the most beautiful valley in the world, the athletes run to the Rifugio Piano Fiscalina and on to Rifugio Fondo Valle. Shortly after Rifugio Fondo Valle (at 8.2 km) at the crossroads Val Fiscalina Alta-Val Sasso Vecchio the route bends left towards Rifugio Comici.
The hairpin turns to Rifugio Comici and on to Rifugio Pian di Cengia at 2,575 m altitude have for many years been testing the fitness of the athletes. Only the best make it.

From Forcella Pian di Cengia the route continues with the backdrop of Monte Paterno above the Laghi dei Piani on to the Rifugio Antonio Locatelli S. Innerkofler.