Small but nice is the motto of the Rosengarten Schlern Skymarathon. 45 kilometres without asphalt and 3000 metres in altitude, that is the challenge at this Skymarathon on 8 July 2023, which the three-time Italian champion in trail running Andreas Reiterer from South Tyrol has so far been the only one to have managed under a time of five hours.

The Rosengarten Schlern Skymarathon is a jewel among the mountain runs. On 8 July 2023, the mountain village of Tiers in South Tyrol will become a Mecca for trail runners. The goal: 45 kilometers and 3000 meters of altitude difference without asphalt in 5 hours for top athletes, but also in six, seven, eight, nine and a maximum of ten hours, for all those who do not want to keep their eyes exclusively on the rather technical ground while running, but also want to enjoy the unique panorama in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites. Start is at 7 o'clock at the Hotel Cyprianer Hof.
It's not the 45 kilometers and not the 3,000 meters of altitude that make this run so challenging, it's the ground - and trail runners love this technically demanding run.
There are two routes to choose from: 45 and 36 kilometres. Up to the highest point at the Grasleiten Pass at 2,601 meters above sea level, the two routes are identical, then the short distance runs downhill through the Tschamin Valley back to Tiers, while on the long route from kilometer 22.5 with the Molingnon Pass and the Tschafon two crisp climbs have to be conquered.
Since 2009, the Catinaccio and the Sciliar have been part of the Dolomites as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the organizers attach great importance to an event in harmony with nature. On this point, they also agree with the main sponsor: Dynafit is a brand of the Oberalp Group, which has also been committed to sustainability for years.
In 2023, the field of participants will again be a colourful mixture of a maximum of 500 athletes and amateur athletes. The aim of the Rosengarten Schlern Skymarathon is not a mass event, but to give mountain running enthusiasts an unforgettable nature and sports experience. In order to make this possible, almost the entire village with its clubs and around 1000 inhabitants helps on the second weekend in July, because without the many volunteers this event would not be possible.
Women and men who have reached the age of 18 on 8 July 2023 are eligible to participate. Four men's and three women's categories are evaluated (M1 18 to 39 years / M2 40 to 49 years / M3 50 to 59 years and M4 over 60 years as well as W1 18 to 39 years / W2 40 to 54 years and W3 over 55 years).
Registration for a maximum of 500 runners is possible from 1 January 2023. Until 31 May 2023, the participation fee is € 70 for the long distance of 45 kilometres and 3,000 metres in altitude and € 65 for the short distance of 36 kilometres and 2,000 metres in altitude.


45 km

Ascent: ca. 2.980 m
Descent: ca. 3.083 m
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The long route of 45 kilometres with a 2,980 metre ascent and a 3,083 metre descent leads over the Cigolade Pass (variant towards Ciamedie and Gardeccia if unviable), the Passo Principe/Grasleitenpass and the Molignon Pass to the Sciliar; after the Devil's Gorge - also known as the Prügelweg – a final ascent leads up to the Tschafon before the finish line in the centre of the village of Tiers.
Due to its length and the difference in altitude it is a mountain marathon. The name "Sky Marathon" describes the length and alpine characteristics of the trail run at over 2,000 metres. 


36 km

Ascent: ca. 1.908 m
Descent: ca. 1.935 m
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The short route stretches over 36 kilometres with 1,908 metres of ascent and 1,935 metres of descent. It follows the same route as the long track around the Rosengarten massif until the highest peak, Passo Principe/Grasleitenpass. Then it leads down to the Rufugio Bergamo/Grasleitenhütte, through Ciamin Valley/Tschamintal, Lavina Bianca/Weißlahnbad e Oberstraße back to the centre of the village of Tiers.



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