ETNA TRAIL RACE, SI­CILY

Trail Running (UK) - - Off- Road Racing -

The Etna Trail Race on the Ital­ian is­land of Si­cily pro­vides the op­por­tu­nity to race on the high­est ac­tive vol­cano in Europe, which is also a UN­ESCO World Her­itage Site. The race pro­vides con­stant changes of scenery and cli­mate, from lush vine­yards to dense an­cient forests and then to the lu­nar land­scapes of rock, vol­canic sand and black lava of the vol­cano it­self. Run­ners cross un­even lava fields that were once flow­ing molten rock and have to con­tend with long de­scents on fine, loose, vol­canic soil that throws up clouds of dust in their wake. There are dis­tances from 12km to 94km avail­able, all with fan­tas­tic views over the idyl­lic Io­nian coast­line.

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