THE RUN THROUGH THE DOLOMITES
The route follows the path of the old railway that connected Cortina d'Ampezzo to Dobbiaco/Toblach, through breath-taking views, amidst the uncontaminated nature.
The run starts from Corso Italia in Cortina d'Ampezzo, on a 30 km path that ends in Dobbiaco/Toblach.
The first section is slightly uphill, passing through galleries and bridges that appear suspended in mid-air.
All this always with the Dolomites at the side, until the athletes reach Passo Cima Banche/Im Gemärk (1530 m, the highest point of the race), which not only separates the two towns, but also two provinces and two regions: Belluno in the Veneto Region and Bolzano in South Tyrol respectively.
The route continues downhill to Landro/Dürrensee Lake, and after a while it will be possible to admire the symbol of these places: the Tre Cime di Lavaredo /Drei Zinnen. Imposing and majestic, they are known all over the world for their charm and beauty.
After a few kilometres, the path takes to the alpine Dobbiaco/Toblach Lake, another jewel.
Leaving the forest, the first houses of Dobbiaco/Toblach become visible, and at the last kilometre the dirt road is left behind.
The arrival, in the beautiful park of the Grand Hotel, is just there. Here we are! The welcome from the public, greeting the athletes in high numbers, marking the end of a beautiful and enchanting "run through the Dolomites".