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Tatjana Mannima (EST) wins her second overall FIS Marathon Cup!Petr Novak (CZE) winner of the overall FIS Marathon Cup 2014/15!Chernousov (RUS) & Faivre-Picon (FRA) win the Engadin Skimarathon 2015!Novak (CZE) and Mannima (EST) winners of Bieg Piastow (POL) and current leaders of the overall FISMCSergio Bonaldi (ITA) 1st in the American Birkie! 2nd Christophe Perrillat-Colomb (FRA), 3rd Benoit Chauvet (FRA)Eldar Roenning (NOR) wins Tartu Maraton 2015!Tatjana Mannima (EST) wins La Transju'Classic on the women's side!Stanislav Rezac (CZE) wins La Transju'Classic 2014!Tord Asle Gjerdalen (NOR) & Katerina Smutna (AUT) win the 42nd edition of Marcialonga!Holly Broooks (USA) winning on the women's side the 50km FT Dolomitenlauf!Toni Livers (SUI) wins the 41st Dolomitenlauf 42km FT!Riitta-Liisa Ropopnen (FIN) realises the hat trick: 3 consecutive wins at La Sgambeda!Benoit Chauvet (FRA) wins La Sgambeda 2014! Every race has a start...Skiing is fun!!The reward after a hard race...
Tatjana Mannima (EST) wins her second overall FIS Marathon Cup!
2nd Aurelie Dabudyk (FRA), 3rd Holly Brooks (USA)!
Petr Novak (CZE) winner of the overall FIS Marathon Cup 2014/15!
2nd Benoit Chauvet (FRA), 3rd Toni Livers (SUI)!
Chernousov (RUS) & Faivre-Picon (FRA) win the Engadin Skimarathon 2015!
2nd Duvillard (FRA) & Roponen (FIN), 3rd Furger (SUI) & Gregg (USA)
Novak (CZE) and Mannima (EST) winners of Bieg Piastow (POL) and current leaders of the overall FISMC
Today's 2nd: Stanislav Rezac (CZE) & KlaraMorackova (CZE), 3rd Benoit Chauvet (FRA) & Aurelie Dabudyk (FRA)!
Sergio Bonaldi (ITA) 1st in the American Birkie! 2nd Christophe Perrillat-Colomb (FRA), 3rd Benoit Chauvet (FRA)
Holly Brooks (USA) victorious on the women's side. 2nd Aurelie Dabudyk (FRA), 3rd tatjana Mannima (EST)!
Eldar Roenning (NOR) wins Tartu Maraton 2015!
Tatjana Mannima (EST) victorious on the women's side!
Tatjana Mannima (EST) wins La Transju'Classic on the women's side!
2nd Holly Brooks (USA) & 3rd Aurelie Dabyduk (FRA)
Stanislav Rezac (CZE) wins La Transju'Classic 2014!
2nd Petr Novak (CZE) & 3rd Jean-Marc Gaillard (FRA)!
Tord Asle Gjerdalen (NOR) & Katerina Smutna (AUT) win the 42nd edition of Marcialonga!
2nd Anders Aukland (NOR) & Leila Kveli (NOR), 3rd Oystein Pettersen (NOR) & Seraina Boner (SUI)
Holly Broooks (USA) winning on the women's side the 50km FT Dolomitenlauf!
2nd Aurelie Dabudyk (FRA) & 3rd Antonella Confortola (ITA)!
Toni Livers (SUI) wins the 41st Dolomitenlauf 42km FT!
2nd Petr Novak (CZE) & 3rd Adrien Mougel (FRA)!
Riitta-Liisa Ropopnen (FIN) realises the hat trick: 3 consecutive wins at La Sgambeda!
2nd Holly Brooks (USA), 3rd Ekaterina Rudakova (BLR)
Benoit Chauvet (FRA) wins La Sgambeda 2014!
2nd Petr Novak (CZE), 3rd Robin Duvillard (FRA)
Every race has a start...
Mark your position well...!!!
Skiing is fun!!
Snow is something for everyone!
The reward after a hard race...
Skiing alone is no fun! Ski together in a marathon race!!!
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Race information

Address:Loc. Stalimen, 4 - 38037 Predazzo (Tn) Italy
Tel: +39 0462 501110
Fax: +39 0462 501120



First race: 7th February 1971, 65 km, 1157 registered

Highest number of participants in main race: record of entries 7.570 (2013)

Worldloppet membership: founding member

The idea of the Marcialonga goes back a long way. In 1969, fired by the brilliant performance of Franco Nones in Grenoble Olympic Games the year before, in which he took the Gold Medal for the Men’s 30 km, Italian athletes officially took part in Vasaloppet for the first time. Giulio Giovannini and Roberto Moggio managed to cross the finish line and the year after they were followed in the expedition by Nele Zorzi and Mario Cristofolini. As enthusiasm mounted, there came the idea of creating something similar, adding typical Italian warmth, seasoned with lots of imagination to the exertion of covering such long distances. The first problem was “where” to hold an event of this size and the two valleys of Fiemme and Fassa immediately came to mind. Here in the Italian cradle of cross-country skiing, the four founders were supported by a determined team of collaborators later to be joined by new volunteers. There was therefore a good basis from the organisational point of view and traditional parochialism was soon put aside in the desire to work together towards a single goal. Finally, it was decided. The first race was to be held in 1971, the year in which the F.I.S.I. (Italian Winter Sport Association) celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. But what should it be called? In the end the name “Marcialonga” or Long March was chosen as it was felt to neatly encapsulate the idea of the hard work and friendly competition of the athletes as well as the involvement of the spectators of such great event. On 7th February 1971, the Fiemme and Fassa valleys heard the echo of the gun shot which signalled the start of the first Marcialonga, destined to revolutionise the history and traditions of cross-country skiing.

After more than 40 years, Marcialonga has become an event not to be missed in the world of winter sports.



The classic course starts on the plain of Moena, Val di Fassa, and finishes in Cavalese, Val di Fiemme. After the start, it climbs towards the villages of Soraga, Vigo, Pozza, Campitello and Canazei, where competitors then turn round. Nearly twenty kilometres of gentle but continuous climbing means that the early part of the competition is definitely tough. After Canazei, the course begins to go downhill, returning to Moena and going on towards Predazzo, before starting the last part which goes through the villages of Ziano, Panchià, Lago di Tesero, Masi di Cavalese, Castello-Molina. Then comes the hardest part, the most difficult stretch, also because at this point competitors have covered more that 65 kilometres and are beginning to feel the effects. The outcome of the Marcialonga has generally been decided on the Cascata climb. Along this stretch the crowd becomes excited watching these extraordinary athletes. The final part of the course, in the centre of Cavalese, is simply there to glorify the skier destined to win the race.




By plane:

The nearest airports are:

Bolzano airport – km 46

Verona Valerio Catullo airport – km 160

Venice Marco Polo airport – km 220

Milan airport – km 330

Bergamo Orio al Serio airport – 250

Innsbruck airport (Austria) – km 170

Munich airport (Germany) – km 310

From the airports you can rent a car or catch a taxi or a bus.

By train: The nearest railway stations are Ora (24 km), Bolzano (42 km) and Trento (60 km). These stations are connected to the Fiemme and Fassa valleys by daily buses, managed by the service companies Trentino Trasporti (Trento) and SAD (Bolzano and Ora). Bus tickets can be bought directly on the bus. From the train stations you can rent a car or catch a taxi or a bus.

By car: From the Brennero/Modena motorway (A22) take the Egna/Ora (BZ) exit, following national road no. 48 the Dolomites State Road (S.S. 48) for about 24 km to Cavalese and 44 km to Moena. From Venice/Ponte delle Alpi motorway (A27) take the exit to Belluno, then take the S.S. 203 to Agordo and the S.P. 346 to Passo San Pellegrino - Moena (Val di Fassa), from where it is then possible to take the S.S.48 that links the valley.



The Fassa and Fiemme valleys are surrounded by some of the most famous and beautiful mountains of the Trentino Dolomites They offer a lot of interesting activities: cross-country skiing, skiing, hiking, climbing or cycling, or simply lazing in the natural environment and being pampered in a well-being centre. It is also worthwhile to discover the culture and tradition of the region where the cuisine is special and the atmosphere is totally Italian. Val di Fassa thanks to such famous mountains as the Sella Group or legendary Marmolada it is one of the most renowned Alpine valleys. It is also the only Trentino valley where the Ladin language is still spoken. The Paneveggio Nature Park is situated in an area of great contrasts, where the rose pink cliffs of the Dolomites stand out against the dark rocks and the scattered glacial lakes of the Lagorai chain and, lower down, the green forests and the meadows of the mountain dairies.


The Palace of the Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme

The Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme has almost a thousand years of history. It protects and supports the people of Fiemme and the valley’s natural and cultural heritage, especially it is responsible for administrating the wood, one of the most important and beautiful of Italy and Europe. In Cavalese it is possible to visit the palace of the Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme, ordered to build in the Middle Ages by the Princes-Bishops of Trento as see of their great Vicars and summer house.

Museum and exhibitions

Historical museum & art gallery of Magnifica Comunità - CAVALESE

Contemporary Art Center - CAVALESE

Geological Museum of the Dolomites - PREDAZZO

Ethnographic Museum of Nonno Gustavo - BELLAMONTE

Visitors Center Natural Park Paneveggio Pale di San Martino - PANEVEGGIO

Documentation Centre of the Foundation Stava 1985 - TESERO – Stava

Ladin Museum – VIGO DI FASSA



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