A new concept of ``100 miles``: in Ipertrail it makes little sense to talk about km and D +. This, rather than being a race, is a proof of Resilience. With a capital R.

Ipertrail “The wildest and most Resilient Endurance Run”

S1 Ipertrail

Distance and Ascent 173 km 8730 D+
Route is marked? NO, GPS Only
Date and time (even years) January 4th 2020
Start/Finish: Gorizia, Trieste
Refreshment points: 6 box stations + pasta party
Registrations: Invitations only
Price: € 260 (173)
Time limit 45 hours

We are proud to announce the partnership with the Ultra Trail Vipava Valley – Slovenia as main operative and logistics partner for the Slovenian section of Ipertrail, that this year corresponds to 60% of the race.
The Philosophy of Ipertrail is discovery, teamwork and to share the values and passion for trail running. With these values we work together to assure the participants the best experience possible and to assure the best way to discover one of the most beautiful areas of the Alpe Adria region. Two different events, two different countries, two different languages but the same values and love for our territory and sports. We Welcome you to Ipertrail, to the Vipava valley and to the Karst of Trieste.

One time event: only in 2020.

Each edition has a unique path. 2020- From Gorizia to Trieste via Vipava Valley.

Take part of it or never participate again

2022: from Croatia to Italy through the highlands of the Ciciaria

A breathtaking route, starting from Gorizia, along the Trnovo forest to touch Mount Nanos and dive into the Gulf of Trieste.

The 2020 edition will be a unique and unrepeatable event, for the beauty of the route and for the organizational difficulty of logistics


A route that summarizes all the varieties of landscape and terrain, from the dry dolomitic limestone to the snowy peaks . Sections where navigation takes place at view and with GPS  along wild tracks that then lead to comfortable and beaten paths. Every stretch is a surprise, every mile a challenge to adaptation.



The trails are marked with hiking trails, and the use of GPS is essential.



Ipertrail revolutionizes the concept of” autonomy “.

The race is divided into 3 sections: the Mountain section one, at a height of more than 1000 meters, the Karisc section with the passage in the area of the Škocjanske Jame (Breathtaking Caves) and the Sea section, along the ridge of the gulf of Trieste.
The race strategy foresees total autonomy for mountain and karst sections, and “ulra syle” assistance to refreshment areas but without the possibility of having equipment changed on the marine stretch.
Your equipment is stored in boxes and moved about every 30 km up to 110 km, the box has to include food and equipment.
Traditional refreshment points are present from 110 onwards but you will not have the possibility to change equipment.

At the Ipertrail refreshment point, there will be staff available for emergencies and control, but the management of resources will be completely on the competitor’s responsibility. It ‘s true that you can choose what to find at the refreshment, but it is equally true that the choice will be made before the race and throughout the course of the race you will have to support yourself with what you have chosen to find.


This is a management of equipment and food makes the race similar to an expedition: planning must be done carefully and without underestimating its importance. For the preparation of food and hot drinks, a camp stove will be available in use. Plan ahead and do not miss planning: a key element in long races. Everything must be decided first, and decisions must cope with the unexpected. This is Ipertrail.


Only, alone, but always safe.

Every need will be monitored constantly, 24 hours a day, via satellite from the organization,  ready to intervene in case of difficulty. An Ipertrail satellite call rescue service will be available to race competitors in order to guarantee safety without altering the spirit of adventure of an extreme challenge like Ipertrail. But not only! If you get lost and exit the track we’ll know it in real time, and we’ll warn you with a message!


Ipertrail before being a race is a strategy. The fastest and the most skillful wins, not only the fastest.

Access is restricted to a limited number of people and applications will be evaluated one by one.


Ready to run?

Pre – Enroll

Thank you for your interest in Ipertrail. This is a very special race and is not suitable for everyone.
For this reason, I would like to explain it to you and have a chat with you about it.
Ipertrail 2020 will be an incredible journey on a trail of unique beauty.
I kindly ask you for a phone number, a date and a preferred time when I can contact you to explain the race in detail, the differences from the other ultras and the differences compared to previous editions. Obviously without any commitment of enrollment.
You can then decide whether or not to proceed with registration.
Talk to you soon
Tommaso de Mottoni 
Race Director