Next Race : from the 26 to 28 of july 2019 – Place : Linguaglosa
Discover Sicily running on the highest active volcano in Europe
If Sicily is the most charismatic island in the Mediterranean then Etna is its iconic beating heart. The MaXi-Race Sicilia will allow you to run on the Europe’s highest active volcano UNESCO World Heritage Site . This mountain is a volcano, still active, and everywhere you look you see how everything is in His image and likeness.
The base camp of the MaXi-Race will be Linguaglossa, Town that is 500 meters above sea level on the north side of the volcano, located in the Taormina Etna tourist district which embraces 58 municipalities distributed among the provinces of Messina and Catania
Distance & elevation:
- 94 km & 4800m D+
- 52km & 2600m D+
- 24km & 1400m D
- 12 km & 650m d+
- Courses enfants de 500m a 3000 m
The Clerk of the race organiser:
“Etna Trail means merge with the multifaceted nature of Etna, which, with its 3,330 m, knows how to be at the same time the highest mountains of central and southern Italy and one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, as well as part of the heritage of ‘ Unesco.
Running Etna Trail is like breathing to the rhythm of an exuberant nature that can adapt and change appearance, following the dictates of the volcano. Athletes will have to face different types of soil: consistent and uneven lava fields that were once fluid and molten lava, and now appear as soon colonized by lichens; the jagged crests of the Valle del Bove, a witness of ancient eruptive centers and welcoming hollow for endless lava flows; long technical descents of loose material result of the explosions; the trails that wind through the woods and arrive, finally, to the unforgettable ascent that will take them top of the highest active volcano in Europe.