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27/01/2019

The Etna Super Marathon, from zero to three thousand meters, will take place on June 8, 2019. Etna Trail Asd, with the support of Etna3340, organizes for the fifth consecutive year the Etna Super Marathon from 0 to 3000 meters altitude.

To provide a quality service to all athletes and visitors, we are creating various proposals regarding accommodation and excursions in Sicily. The competition will start from the beach of Marina di Cottone and the race will continue through the towns of Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Piedimonte Etneo and Linguaglossa. A great way to get through some very beautiful historical centers of the towns located at the foot of Mount Etna.

Runners will climb Etna's flank from the main route called Mareneve which, from Linguaglossa, leads to Piano Provenzana (North ski resort). Here the participants will leave the road, to continue on the trail leading to 3000 meters of altitude, where the finish line is planned at a place called "Pizzi de Neri" (close to the Caldera "Valle del Bove"), after having "run" for 43 km.

The Management will provide a shuttle service from Linguaglossa to the starting point in Fiumefreddo di Sicilia (Marina di Cottone). Service provided only to those who have previously reserved it, you can ask further informations at the following email etnazerotremila@gmail.com. This service will not be guaranteed for those who have not previously booked.

Transfers services:

  • 6:30 am transfer from Linguaglossa, Piedimonte Etneo to Marina di Cottone (booking required)
  • from the finish line a transfer service is planned towards Piano Provenzana. This service costs an additional € 26,00 per person and has a limited number, only for 150 athletes, (booking required)
  • from 2.30 pm, once the bus is full, the transfers will starts from Piano Provenzana to Linguaglossa (booking required)
  • at the end of the award ceremony, a transfer from Piano Provenzana to Linguaglossa and Marina di Cottone is scheduled (booking required)

The times tables cannot be changed and no other transfers are provided besides those indicated.

The management has worked to meet all kind of athletes and this year will provide two other "Super Races”.

  • The Super Mareneve from 0 to 1800 meters, 34.5 km, same route of the Super Marathon, but with finish line at Piano Provenzana.
  • The Super RoundTrip from 1800 up to 2800 meters and return, finish line at Piano Provenzana, 14.5 kilometers. It takes place on the same trail that climbs from Piano Provenzana to Pizzi de Neri and the return will be along the so-called "Canalone of volcanic sand”.

We invite all athletes to read the rules carefully and follow the updates that the Management will provide regularly through social networks and the official website www.etnatrail.it

Video of the Etna Super Marathon 2018

 

Etna Super Marathon

The Etna Marathon is the key event of this year for those who loves hiking and running. This competition is really different from the others thanks to its highest summit. In fact, the summit is at more than 3 000 meters in height.

This race is one of the most important events for all the best athletes of the globe and is announced as the event not to be missed. The first edition had already made a name for itself joining the Guinness Book of Records as the highest vertical race in the world.

 

An opportunity to discover Etna Volcano

This competition will take place in June 09th, 2018, the departure will be at Marina di Cottone which shelves the Ionian Sea for a run of more than 42 km to Etna, the highest active volcano of Europe. The event will be spectacular and unique of a kind for many reasons.

In fact, this race is a great way to help the participant discover the beautiful Sicilian landscapes of Etna. The competitors will bring a backpack with the necessary equipment and will have the possibility to take it in the transport vehicle booked for that purpose.  

After the departure set by the coast of the Ionian Sea near Catania, "Marina Di Cottone" (City of Fiumefreddo), athletes will climb until the summit of Etna. Three thousand meters of altitude, spread on a trail slightly above the "legendary" 42,195 kilometers, corresponding to the distance of the marathon. 

This type of event’s particularity besides the summit that must be reached, is not only the distance and difficulty of race it’s also the landscape. Indeed, the landscape is very strange, and it will be hard to run through it and to bear the temperature due to the weather.


In this position, the latter will continue along the biggest natural caldera of the world : Valle del Bove. And then this will cross the desert, the Punta Lucia to finally rise on the Etna where the arrival is fixed at 3000 meters height. This Etna Marathon, is a real challenge through the Volcano. As never before, this is a new and exciting adventure for all athletes who love hiking and trekking.

 

Etna3340 sponsored this unique event

You can also jog on a volcano, which has the highest level of altitude in the world. This is an absolutelyhonor for Etna3340 to sponsor this incredible event. This Marathon Is pretty hard, but it is necessary to know that in every 5 km there will be points of refreshment, according to the international regulation.

To note also that every participant must be identified in every section. Regarding the regulations and the participation, it is possible to join not only as athlete but also in team of relay of 3 persons. This event makes a point in giving you the opportunity to discover the beautiful landscapes of Sicily and the volcano of Etna.

Besides the organization of the marathon, hiking and excursions are also organized. You can discover the different excursions through Sicily suggested by Etna3340, a unique opportunity to discover this land and visit Etna.


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