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22/23 April 2022

REGISTRATION OPEN

EDITION  2022

22/23 April 2022
registrations open from 15 October 2021

 

NEW   ROUTES

GO THE DISTANCE

 
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TC100M
6 p. Itra

April 22, 2022

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  161 km    5400 D+

Castiglione d'Orcia (SI)

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TC103K
4 p. Itra

April 23, 2022

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  103 km    3620 D+

Castiglione d'Orcia (SI)

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TC53K
2 p. Itra

April 23, 2022

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   53 km    1450 D+

Castiglione d'Orcia (SI)

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Running an Ultra Marathon in the rolling hills of Tuscany.....a dream! And what better place than the Val d'Orcia to provide the backdrop, with its landscapes that are never the same, seemingly gentle but deceptive for muscles and legs.

The roads that cross it are the great roads that, in Roman times, joined Rome to the other side of the Alps, the Romea, the Cassia, the Francigena, travelled by Sigeric Archbishop of Canterbury and many illustrious wayfarers, warriors, saints and brigands; witness the fortifications, castles and medieval parish churches still present in the territory.


 

At the foot of the Amiata, the highest extinct volcano in Italy, flows the Orcia river, apparently a rivulet, but capable of making its force felt if the rains are abundant; the valley is a succession of gentle hills whose vegetation and colours vary according to the season, the sterile colours of the clays of the biancane, the golden tuffs and the fortresses that inspired artists such as the Sienese painters of the Renaissance.


 

A land of wind and desert that can arouse not only harmonious harmony, but also anxiety and loneliness, but never indifference. If you pause here, you will think "I have already been to this place", you may have seen it in the many films shot or in commercials or in millions of other images or even in a previous life, but being there will surprise you, you will be inside the long dream.


 

This is the Val d'Orcia, a land where agriculture has not yet surrendered to progress and still offers the whole world delicious flavours such as the famous wines that deserve aristocratic appellations like the "RE" Brunello and the "NOBILE" Montepulciano and the rising star Orcia Rosso, unique cheeses such as the pecorino di Pienza and that "poor" cuisine that gave rise to the Mediterranean diet, and ... the people, the population, who continue to welcome travellers and make them part of a sincere conviviality.

 

In designing the route, the organisers have thought of the journey of the wayfarers and pilgrims who have walked through this land for centuries; because running here, in these lands, will be like being one of them "wayfarers of times gone by", a daydream.

You will pass through medieval villages rich in history, art and culture in a UNESCO World Heritage Park since 2004.

 

It will be a 100 mile long dream that will start at 4.30 pm, it will see the sunset, the night, the dawn through woods, vineyards, white roads, it will go down to the Orcia river and it will head towards the famous Cypresses of the Triboli valley (the most photographed in the world) to then head to Torrenieri, ancient post station on the Via Francigena, it will go up to Montalcino medieval village famous for its wine "his majesty the BRUNELLO", to then head towards the Abbey of Sant'Antimo founded according to the legend by Carlo Magno, will cross Castelnuovo dell'Abate and then return to cross the river Orcia again and return to Castiglione d'Orcia where there will be the first base life at the 60th km, then passing under the Rocca di Tentennano (your lighthouse for the entire race) you cross Rocca d'Orcia and descend to the ancient spa Bagno Vignoni famous for its pool in the centre of the village, you go up to San Quirico d'Orcia, a town rich in history and located on the Via Francigena where Federico Barbarossa was crowned Emperor of the Holy Empire, you cross the land made famous by the film "The Gladiator" with its Elysian Fields and the church of the Madonna di Vitaleta, to reach Pienza, the ideal city wanted by Pope Pio II, now UNESCO heritage, more hills and you arrive at Monticchiello, a town rich in history and recently famous for its "Poor Theatre" where all the inhabitants perform, you descend along the Via Agogna where you can enjoy a 360° view of the Valdorcia, you again drive along the river and arrive at Gallina (2nd base life) and here the real Tuscany Crossing begins....you start to climb towards Campiglia d'Orcia, a village located around the Bell Tower that dominates the valley, you go down again to Bagni San Filippo, famous for its Balena Bianca a magnificent limestone conformation formed thanks to the flow of thermal waters that make the landscape suggestive, you climb for 7 km towards Vivo d'Orcia the highest point of the race (1050 m asl) begins the descent to get to the last refreshment at Poggio Rosa to the lowest point of the final stage at 207 m asl but it's not over ...a series of ups and downs will take you to the final climb to "conquer the Rock" and the well-deserved final prize.

There will also be shorter distances of 103 km and 53 km but they will always be Ultra dreams...

The event will award 6 ITRA points for the 100 miles, 4 points for the 100 km, 2 points for the 50 km to participate in the

Ultratrail du Mont Blanc.

 

And the dream? At a certain point there is nothing left to do but wake up, the contestants will have a maximum of 34 hours to live, suffer, dream and then....honour and glory to the one who will have concluded this wonderful journey!

The Val D'Orcia will still be there, it will still be there in reality, untouched by the centuries, and there will still be plenty of time to enjoy its never-dying beauty!

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AIRPORT

 

FIRENZE PERETOLA AIRPORT (km 130)

PISA AIRPORT (km 169)

ROME FIUMICINO AIRPORT (km 222)

ROME CIAMPINO AIRPORT (km 204)

CAR

FROM SOUTH: exit Chiusi - Chianciano Terme (A1). Continue for Chianciano Terme, then for Monte Amiata. Once arrived at the intersection SS2 - Cassia continue towards Castiglione d'Orcia - Bagno Vignoni.
Exit the SS2 following the signs for Castiglione d'Orcia.

FROM NORTH: Exit Firenze Certosa - Impruneta (A1). Highway direction Siena, exit Siena sud towards Rome on the SS2 Cassia. Exit the SS2 following the signs for Castiglione d'Orcia.

 

TRAIN

Get off at the Buonconvento railway station and take the bus towards Castiglione d'orcia. For timetables, visit the website http://www.tiemmespa.it

 

Get off at the Chiusi - Chianciano Terme train station, but here we are not aware of bus services

 

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