Track description

Exploring paths far and wide and equipped with much experience in organizing mountain competitions, we let ourselves be fascinated by the possibility of offering something new using centuries-old paths.The charm they emanate, the constructive intelligence and the imagination in the making possible passages in very inaccessible places as well as the stubbornness of the peoples who have been able to enhance every corner of these remote places, are the common thread of this race. Granite stairways, passages carved into the rock, votive chapels, shelters for cattles and men, all set perfectly with Nature like a diamond in a ring. A rough diamond whose thousand facets are waiting to be discovered by you.


The departure will take place from San Carlo, the last village in  Bavona Valley. Despite being served by public transport, it is advisable to sleep in the area to be ready early in the morning. There are several parking possibilities in the valley. The race ends back in San Carlo, where you can eat and attend the award ceremony before leaving the venue. The finish area is also easily accessible to non-runners who would like to go up to assist their loved ones or watch the arrivals and cheer on the runners.

Rules & Regulations







5:00 – 06:30
Bibs distribution

Race briefing

Attendance is mandatory. No briefing, no party.

Race begins

End of race

Last runner reaches the finish

Award ceremony


By car

Motorway A2 (E35). From the south take the exit 47-Bellinzona-Sud. From the north take the exit 547-Bellinzona-Sud. Follow the signs initially towards Locarno and then Valle Maggia. In Bignasco a tiny road will lead you to Val Bavona and San Carlo.

By train or bus

Please consult – the closest train and bus station is San Carlo (Val bavona)  (approx. 0,2 km from the venue).

By plane

The closest airports are Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) or Milano Malpensa, Italy (MXP).


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An event like this would not be possible at all without the irreplaceable help given by volunteers. Starting on Saturday and until Sunday evening we must organize every detail and make sure the safety is guaranteed throughout the race, runners fed, awards ceremony ready, photos taken and much more.

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