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Trail Grigne Sud 2019 - Sprint
21.3 km 1730 m 1730 m
départ Mandello Del Lario (IT)
TRAIL GRIGNE SUD On the tracks of the chamois mail: This Third Edition of the Trail Grigne Sud will take runners to discover the majesty of the southern side of the Grigne mountains. The race itself is made of two courses, both starting and finishing in the village of Mandello del Lario, spanning from the lakeside to the above peaks in the shade of Sasso Cavallo. An itinerary which is almost as challenging as it is mesmerising, to be dealt with both legs and mind, enjoying the many glimpses of the lake, while running on the tracks where the chamois live. The longer course, called TGS EXTREME, is 41 kilometers in length, with a total elevation gain of 3.600 meters. The shorter course, called TGS SPRINT, is 21 kilometers in length, with a total elevation gain of 1.750 meters. A third course was added, called TGS INTREPID, designed for disabled persons running alongside a guide partner, being 5 kilometers in length, with a 300 meters total elevation gain. In 2017 an organizing network was created, involving many local institutions such as the Polisportiva of Mandello del Lario, CAI Grigne, Gruppo Amici di Luzzeno and Consorzio Alpe Era, with the support of Protezione Civile, Gruppo Antincendio and ANA, not to mention all the sponsors, and on the 30th of September 2018 the First Edition of the Trail Grigne Sud took place. At first glance on the map, the 41-kilometers-long TGS EXTREME, the main race, may be underestimated, giving the false impression of being “quite” a short and easy course. But what really makes the difference is the 3.600 meters total elevation gain, putting this race among those characterized by pure alpine trail spirit: many hours on your legs, up and down the mountains. Training is not enough, being essential to be able to manage your energies for the whole length of the race. The course in details: The TGS SPRINT runs almost entirely on mountain tracks, but with a shorter length: 21 kilometers, with a 1.750 meters total elevation gain. After leaving the center of Mandello del Lario (200 m) and reaching the village of Somana, the course takes a different direction from that of the long race, turning right and passing by the small Church of Santa Maria in order to ascent to alpe Era Bassa (822 m – 7,3 km). From there, the ascent continues towards Gardata (1020 m – 9,0 km), where the short course rejoins the long one. Then, the path takes the runners to Versarico (730 m – 12,2 km) where the time gate is located, four hours after the start. At this point, the second ascent starts towards the last summit: the Zucco di Manavello (1025 m – 15 km). The final descent, steep in the first portion and more suitable for running in the second one, closes the circle in Mandello del Lario. Maximum time: 7 hours. Prizes were awarded to the first 5 runners in two different classifications for men and women. The Third Edition will take place on Saturday the 28th of September, 2019, starting from Piazza Garibaldi, Mandello del Lario (LC), and arriving at the same place, close to the lake border. The maximum number of participants is set at 150 for TGS Extreme and 250 for TGS Sprint, and at 20 couples for the INTREPID course.
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Accum. Intermediary
POI Description Alt. Dist. D+ D- Dist. D+ D-
compet Competition organized on 09/28/2019
Trace n°83254
Ascent threshold : 3 m
Distance threshold : 0 m
Smoothing : No
Origin of altitudes : GPS
Dominant terrain : Footpath
Max alti. : 1069 m
Avg alti. : 674 m
Min alti. : 186 m
Longest ascent : 750 m
Longest descent : 920 m

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