Vertical Monte Le Croci. Edition zero.

Sunday 23 December, the Eve of Christmas Eve.   Under a leaden sky, a small group of athletes gathered around the start at the Marina di Manarola, between the boats and the cliffs that fall to the sea. Toeing the line are Lorenzo Pellegrini (MTB champion) from Valdipino, the rustless Gianni Moggia from Vernazza and Daniele Battilani (ASD Golfo dei …

The Vertical grows UP

After 2 years of Vertical to the “Hill of Three Crosses” (167 meters above sea level), that has piqued the interest of hundreds of vertical specialists and involved the small community of Manarola, it’s changing. The Vertical is growing in both length and elevation (726 meters of elevation gain in 3 km).  It will no longer stop on the …

Running Heads - La mostra

Running Heads. A village-wide exhibition in Manarola

The running water can see no stars.  This beautiful verse by Federico Garcia Lorca does not take into account another approach to the contemplation of nature: running long distances with great elevation changes on trails. A profound physical and emotional experience.  A type of running much closer to meditation than to simple physical activity. The …

Un'immagine dell'edizione 2018

Sciacchetrail® 5th EDITION, 2019

The dates of the 2019 race and opening of registration are official  Sciacchetrail®, theUltra Trail of the Cinque Terre, inspired by the precious wine Sciacchetrà, begins to lay the foundation for the 5th edition. The official race date is SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2019, in which the race of 47 km, with 2600 m of positive elevation gain …

Workshop di fotografia in bianco e nero alle Cinque Terre

5×5 – Five Lands for Five Workshops

During the summer, five photo workshops will be held in the Cinque Terre villages: our intention is to start from the Italian photographic tradition and arrive at a contemporary interpretation of the Cinque Terre, –  organizers say – an alternative to that of the postcard vision of mass tourism. Our perspective will be that of …

Sciacchetrail® edition IV: Georg Piazza king of Monterosso, Gallagher gran finale

Georg Piazza king of Monterosso, Clare Gallagher gran finale.  After a hard-fought battle with Luca Carrara it was Georg Piazza who triumphed at Sciacchetrail 2018, while Clare Gallagher pulled away from fellow American Amanda Basham on the descent in Manarola and kept the lead to the finish. With spring around the corner, temperatures were just …

SCIACCHETRAIL® IV edition schedule preview

We’re almost there and ASD Cinque Terre,  Cinque Terre Trekking e La Sportiva ideas are clear. Sciacchetrail will be a long weekend of excitement. Not to be missed, after the success of last year, the Sciacchetrail Outdoor & Family Village, with new sports and activities to try all weekend and events connected to the worlds of …

Sciacchetrail® medals: chestnut that tells a story

For the ancients, chestnuts represented the connection between heaven and earth, the cosmic mediator between the physical and spiritual world. For Sciacchetrail it is the symbol of our link with our ancestral rural community. With its fruit they feed themselves and with its wood they found infinite uses: the most important being its use in …

Sciacchetrail, patronage of the National Commission for UNESCO

The Italian National Commission for l’UNESCO, again this year, renews its appreciation of Sciacchetrail, through its patronage of our trail running race on the wine trails of the Cinque Terre. For the third consecutive year this prestigious patronage confirms the importance of the event “in consideration of the values of the initiative, aimed at raising …

Sally McRae at Sciacchetrail® 2018

(Monterosso al Mare 25/02/2018). She believed in us when not many did, and has been at Sciacchetrail every year since it began, so we’re stoked to have Nike Trail elite athlete Sally McRae (Yellowrunner) with us again this year for our 4th edition. Sally has run ultras all over the globe, most recently in New Zealand with …