The “Sky Marathon Rosengarten Schlern” is a 45 km marathon run in alpine terrain with 2.980 m of up hilland 3.083 m of down hill.
The start is in Tiers – Saint Cyprian at 1.100 m, the marathon goes around the Rosengarden massive, it reaches the Schlern plateau passing through many passes (Cigolade pass, Grasleiten pass, Molignon pass) and then through the “gourge of the devil” (Brieglweg) and Tschafon mountain ends back in Tiers. It’s a typical mountain run, the name “sky marathon” depicts the length and its characteristic mountainous terrain. The highest peak is the Grasleiten pass with 2.601 m. The site, in the middle of the Dolomites, UNESCO world heritage, offers a unique backdrop for athletes interested in extreme running races.
The short course is of 36 km, with 1.908 m of up hill and 1.935 m of down hill and follows the same route like the long track till Grasleiten pass: the start is in Tiers – Saint Cyprian at 1.100 m. The marathon goes around the Rosengarten massive and after passing the Cigolade pass, it reaches the highest peak, the Grasleiten pass at 2.601 m. Then the run proceeds downwards to the Grasleiten refuge, the Tschamin valley till the Tschaminschwaige mountain cabin. From here on, the athletes take the road to Weißlahnbad, then the Oberstraße and conclude their run at the finish in the centre of the village of Tiers.
The site, in the middle of the Dolomites, UNESCO world heritage, offers a unique backdrop for athletes interested in extreme running races.