January 9-10th, 2021
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
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 10th 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 10th (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!