for RUNNERS

Track description

Exploring paths far and wide and equipped with much experience in organizing mountain competitions, we let ourselves be fascinated by these wild mountains.

Bedretto Valley  offers a gentle valley floor with pastures and pine forests which, as you go up, leave room for imposing granite spiers and alpine environments that present incredible flora and fauna. From the Edelweiss to the Ibex, we do not miss anything. The paths are technical and in some places very demanding but no point is dangerous or exposed. Our volunteers are there to assist you. Arriving at the Narèt dam, you can enjoy, in addition to a rich refreshment, also unmatched views before returning to the valley through a shorter route.

Venue

The departure from the village of Ossasco allows everyone to easily reach this privileged location by public transport or private vehicles, as well as the presence of hotels and accommodation facilities offering the opportunity to stay overnight in the area. The race ends at high altitude and then descends on foot along an alternative route. For any spectators, the arrival area can be reached by car but passing through the Maggia Valley.

Rules & Regulations

The rules and regulations can be downloaded as a PDF.

Records

Men

1:40:03
Manuel Bonardi (ITA) 2021

Women

1:53:08
Paola Stampanoni (SUI) 2021

Schedule

7:30 – 08:30
Bibs distribution

8:50
Race briefing

Attendance is mandatory. No briefing, no party.

09:00
Race begins

First runner starts, followed by the next in 45 second intervals

15:00
End of race

Last runner reaches the finish

12:00 – 13:00
Award ceremony

Transportation

By car

Motorway A2 (E35). From the south take the exit 41-Airolo. From the north take the exit 41-Airolo. Follow the signs towards the village of Ossasco.

By train or bus

Please consult sbb.ch – the closest train and bus station is Ossasco (approx. 0,1 km from the venue).

By plane

The closest airports are Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) or Milano Malpensa, Italy (MXP).

Nearby places to stay

SPONSORS

Would you like to promote your company or brand through our event, our social media and customer network?
Are you looking for a stable partnership with a valuable ally?

Then do not hesitate further and order now our sponsoring dossier by writing an email to info@cristallina-challenge.ch. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

VOLUNTEERS

An event like this would not be possible at all without the irreplaceable help given by volunteers. Starting on Saturday and until Sunday evening we must organize every detail and make sure the safety is guaranteed throughout the race, runners fed, awards ceremony ready, photos taken and much more.

Be part of our family, register as a volunteer for a day in a beautiful place, with great athletes and a lot of fun to share. Write now at info@cristallina-challenge.ch

EXIHIBITORS

Do you think your products could be sold at our sporting village during the event? Do you want people to test your gear or equipment? Well, then this is for you.

We have a very nice venue where you can meet in person hundreds of runners from several countries and they are looking forward to knowing more about you! Get one of the available spots to install your stand and get ready for business! Inquiries at info@cristallina-challenge.ch.