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Ecomaratona del Ventasso - 14 luglio 2024 - Trail running sulle orme del lupo

Route description

The challenging climb of 2,100 meters is developed from an altitude of 800 meters, to reach the highest point at 1730 meters, on top of Mount Ventasso, from which the eye can embrace the whole Apennine Reggiano, the Parmesan, and the ridge that separates from Tuscany and from the Lunigiana. The marathon is mostly on unpaved roads; however, it is fully safe and does not include exposed or dangerous routes. The route alternates between chesnut woods, beeches, and higher in altitude, moorland. It passes by villages made of stone, small chapels hidden in the woods, fresh springs, and a lake filled with turquoise water, around which the route runs.


For several years now, the second Sunday of July represents a fixed appointment at Busana, in the high Reggiano Apennines, for all lovers of marathons amidst nature: the Ventasso Ecomarathon,a race unique in its kind for that strange balance that has been created around itself, mystically managing to combine sport, athletic performance, amateur spirit, solidarity, commitment to the promotion of the territory, volunteer work,  and a immesurable desire to return and to find youself.A grand race, so to speak, but one tobe run on the trails surrounding Mount Ventasso, a place of ancient legends, where the wolf is back home.

A dream thought of by a few, a couple years ago, became a challenge and, is now the biggest sporting event of the high Reggiano Apennines, which attracts famous Italian and foreign runners, as well as many ordinary runners who are the real heart of the event.
It took courage to think of organizing a marathon rectory, with its 43 Km on a path so rough and wild, but the gamble paid off.
Today the Ventasso Ecomarathon is known throughout Italy as one of the best sports events involving running through nature and its name is now associated with an image of great value.
The Ventasso Ecomarathon represents today, for all lovers of the race trail, the event which has greatly contributed to the increasing popularity of the race through nature in Italy.
Its path, difficult, but unforgettable, unveils to the athletes one of the loveliest corners of the entire Apennines.

General information


The Comitato Ecomaratona del Ventasso n is organizing the 18th Ecomaratona of Ventasso. The departure is scheduled on Sunday July 9th, 2023 at 8.30 AM on Place Don Trentino Simonazzi in Busana di Ventasso (ZIP 42032) – Reggio Emilia.


All athletes must be at least 20 years old as of July 9th, 2023.


1. Athletes enrolled with Foreign Athletics Federation affiliated to the IAAF in 2023:

Fill out the registration form indicating the card number.
Send a front-back copy of the card valid as of July 9th, 2023.
2. Athletes WHO ARE NOT enrolled with Foreign Athletics Federation affiliated to the IAAF in 2023:

Fill out the registration form indicating “no membership”.
Send, completed in its entirety, signed and stamped by the doctor, the healt form provided by the organization.

REGISTRATION FEE (for all distances): HERE


The registration fee is not refundable under any circumstances.


The numbers can be obtained at the Marathon Center/Expo on:
Saturday, July 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 9 from 7:00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m.

The number is strictly personal and not transferable.


Run start is scheduled for 8.30 a.m. Sunday


Fir each race there is a specific time limit. All informationa are available on the official regulation (in italian version)


The award cerimony will be on-site, at the arrival area. The first 3 men and 3 women will be given awards.
The first three athletes within each UISP category will be mailed a special award.


The members of the judging committee reserves the right to disqualify, even at the end of the race, all those who have behaved in a manner deemed improper, and against fair play


By subscribing to Ecomaratona del Ventasso, the athlete authorizes the organization, together with sponsors and media partners, the use of still or moving images that may show him while participating the  Ecomaratona del Ventasso or related events, on all types of media, including advertising materials and / or promotional purposes without territorial or time limits.


The athlete, through its registration in the Ecomaratona del Ventasso, hereby accept the provisions of the rules published on the site www.ecomaratonadelventasso.it. For everything not covered by regulations, please refer to the General Rules of the road races – Fidal.
The runner also declares under his own responsibility, not only to have declared the truth (art. 2 Act as amended from 04/01/1968 n.15 ‘art. 3 paragraph 10 l aw 15/05/1997 n.127) , but to exempt the organizers from any liability, whether civil or criminal, for damages to persons and / or property caused by him or his products.
The athlete claims to voluntarily partecipate to the Ecomaratona del Ventasso and assumes all risks arising from his/her participation.


The personal data provided to the organization through the registration will be used, under D.lg 196/03, to form the list of participants, the ranking for the services stated in the Regulation and to send promotional materials and / or information from the organization and its partners. It ‘s always possible to delete or rectify the data by sending an email to info@ecomaratonadelventsasso.it