New protocols, new distances, same S1 spirit

We are ready with anti-COVID security protocols and refund policy of up to 120% in case of cancellation.

Great news, but attention at the enrollment fee increase!

From this year, the registration fees will no longer change according to the date, but on the number of runners. In recent months we have made a promotion giving the opportunity to block the price for those who signed up with a special code,  and by today we have blocked the minimum price to 243 athletes. If you are one of the 243 lucky runners, you don’t have to do anything. Your registration awaits you at the minimum blocked price.
If you have not used the discount code, sign up now, and reserve the best price and money-back guarantee. On many distances, the bibs at the minimum price are still very few, only 7 for the 80 km.

Four races with even more spectacular courses:

  • The 57 km will have almost 50% of the renewed course, with new views and increasingly suggestive sections.
  • The 80 km, 96 km & 120 km will be completely in sight Trieste with a suggestive departure from the Miramare Castle.

The white of the limestone of the karst ridges meets the headlamp giving evocative reflections in a scenario where the lights of distant Trieste, overlooking the sea, are always visible in the background, a finish line that shows up but cannot be reached without effort!

2021 will be the year of a unique edition: for administrative and logistical issues, the whole route will be in Italy, with a special edition and an unrepeatable route.

By participating in the S1 Night trail you will leave by the sea, passing through the illuminated Miramare Castle and with the city lights in the background. 4 km of panoramic waterfront will lead to the steep slopes of which Umberto Saba also wrote:


 (official translation of TRIESTE – UMBERTO SABA) 

Then I climbed a steep slope,
crowded at first, deserted further up,
closed by a low wall:
a nook where I sit
alone; and it seems to me that where it ends
the town ends too.

 Trieste has a surly
grace. If one likes it,
it is like a rascal, harsh and voracious,
with blue eyes and hands too big
to offer a flower;
like a love
with jealousy.

The steep climbs, dry stone walls, forgotten alleys that overlook the unexpected views of Trieste, which bring competitors to the Karst plateau.

From here a terrain that is almost always easy to run, with very fast sections that will take you first to Mount Orsario and then to Mount Cocusso, the two highest points of the Trieste Karst. From there you descend and join for the last 30 km on the 42 km route, first on a priceless view of the illuminated City of Trieste and Koper, then at sunrise along the vineyards of Terrano and Vitovska.

A magical path, entirely overlooking the city and the sea, but with unique views and a varied terrain.

But S1 Night trail does not end here: you can decide to complete 80 km with the standard distance or participate in the Challenge from 96 to 96 km by entering three S1 classifications and in the ITRA classification you will choose (race 1 or race 2 or race 1 + 2)

Night Trail 120 km: accessible to all those who register and show up on the starting line of the 42 KM by 8.30 am on 3 January. The prize? Two medals, and we return the registration fee for the Challenge, on the finish line and in cash! As if to say: “chapeau, you are our guest!” We remind you that the starting point of the 42 does not coincide with the arrival of the 80. A shuttle service is provided, check the timetables. Although you travel the last 30 km of the 42 twice, the experience is completely different: the first time with the city illuminated just below you, the second time with the view captured by the snow-capped mountains in the background. As they say, a difference like “between night and day!”

Night Trail 96 km: accessible to all those who register and show up on the starting line of the 16 KM by 11.30 on January 3 (the arrival of the 80 km coincides with the departure of the 16 km). This is perhaps the most beautiful solution, because it embraces the whole territory of Trieste and its Karst, condensing the beauties of all S1 races in a single path.


Do you want to register for Challenge 120 but are afraid of not arriving in time for the start of the 42 km race? Don’t worry, we will take you to the 16 anyway and you can close a 96 km!