May 13
2023
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4’261

steps

89%

maximum slope

780m

elevation

10

Difficulty (1-10)
the toughest vertical race in Europe

EARN YOUR
BRAGGING RIGHTS

Climb 4’261 steps, at a maximum slope of 89%, and gain 780 meters of elevation over just 1,3 kilometers.

Amaze your friends and family by taking part in a race that requires more stamina, force, and speed than they can imagine.

The 4’261 steps of the route follow cable car rails and water pipelines leading to a hydroelectric power station. The average slope is 71%, with a maximum slope of 89%.

Refreshment station is located at the top cable car station.

The route is marked and secured with trained mountain rescue personnel.

Descent to departure area is done individually by marked paths or cable car free run when the race is finished.

Spectators are advised to watch the race either from the start, from the road in one of the several places where it crosses the route, or the area of the top cable-car station.

The event takes place at the base of the Ritom funicular railway in Quinto, Ticino and its surrounding area.

SCHEDULE

7:00 – 9:00
Bibs distribution

Bibs are distributed only in the race village on the day of the race. Bibs will not be sent in advance by post.

Please let us know beforehand if someone else will be picking up your bib and race packet for you.

9:00
Backpack transportation

Runners’ backpacks transportation to the finish line area

9:30
Race briefing

Attendance is mandatory. No briefing, no party.

10:00
Race begins

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

14:00
End of race

Last runner reaches the finish

15:00
Award ceremony

Rules & Regulations

ATTENTION!!!

It is strictly forbidden to get on the race track any time of the year, except as part of the race! Failing to comply with this request will lead to an immediate disqualification of the identified athletes and thus to a prohibition to start the race; complaints will not be accepted. The owner and the managing company of the structures are declining any responsibility in case of accidents resulting from not respecting of this rule.

 
Records & Limits

Men
0:25:48
ROBERTO DELORENZI (SUI) 2020

Women
0:30:03
VIKTORIA KREUZER (SUI) 2022

FIREFIGHTER
CHALLENGE

Not a competition against others.
A challenge against yourself.

The goal is to start with your full equipment and run the course in the shortest time possible. On the course you will receive water but no other assistance. You will suffer from fatigue and heat and it will be up to you alone to decide whether to continue to the end or stop early.

A souvenir medal and diploma of merit awaits you at the finish line that you can be proud of.

Registration is open from February 1 until all available places are filled.

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RESULTS

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