British Runners Take On Tough Cortina Challenge

STORY BY Megan Hughes 16th June 2018

Twenty British athletes will be taking part in the gruelling Cortina Skyrace on June 21, in the heart of the Italian Dolomites.

This race follows an extremely challenging 20km route through spectacular scenery, along UNESCO World Natural Heritage trails and involving a height gain of 1000-metres (3280-ft). This is the fourth year of the race, with 400 runners taking part and a maximum completion time of three hours 30 minutes.

The following day will see the 12th annual 120-km Lavaredo Ultra Trail Path race, an incredible event involving a maximum of 1500 competitors from all over the world including a number of British runners. It also starts and ends in the centre of Cortina, and is partly run at night with the athletes wearing head torches. They have up to 30 hours to complete the course.

And on June 23 the seventh Cortina Trail race takes place, again with up to 1500 runners, over a 48-km course with a 12-hour time limit.

Cortina d’Ampezzo is the spectacular setting for many sporting events and activities this summer – covering curling, mountain biking, climbing, via ferrata, yoga, gymnastics and hiking. We love it here so much we have listed it as one of our top ski resorts to visit in summer – find out why here.

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