2024 29 Apr

VALTELLINA WINE TRAIL 2024: entries open: the race for registration is on!

Entries officially open  on May 1 for the 11th edition of the Valtellina Wine Trail, which takes place on Saturday, November 9, 2024 on winding routes through the steep, terraced vineyards in the province of Sondrio, Northern Italy. In 2023, this trail running weekender clocked a record number of participants – 3,500 in total – which is now the limit for this year’s edition.


Each distance at the Valtellina Wine Trail (“VWT”) has its own entry cap: 1,300 participants for the 13K Sassella Trail, 1,200 for the half marathon, and 1,000 for the full marathon distance. As is custom for the event sponsored by Salumificio Rigamonti, all entrants receive a generous race bag loaded with local delicacies, including a bottle of Valtellina wine.

“The aim is to introduce people to all these great things that come out of our valley,” explains Simone Bertini, race director. “We’re convinced that one of the best ways to get to know a new place is through its flavours. You’ve got to picture each of our three routes as the chance to run through an outdoor museum, where the unique landscape will be stealing the show.”

It’s no surprise to learn that the number of international entries has risen year on year, with 2023 seeing 43 nationalities on the start line, including participants from the United States and Argentina.

It isn’t just the elevated participation numbers that prove that the Valtellina Wine Trail is one of the most popular events in Italy; it’s become a classic season closer for those looking to round off the year at an accessible event that appeals to athletes, foodies, and good-time seekers alike. In classic VWT tradition, the post-race festivities will include fresh dishes of "pizzoccheri" made by hand in the main square and a lively DJ set late into the night.

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