THE MOUNTAIN RUN

Welcome to the first edition of the Generoso Trail, an amazing uphill run that will take you from the town of Mendrisio to the summit of Monte Generoso, at an altitude of 1704 metres above sea level.

A magnificent trail through the woods surrounded by the beautiful colours of autumn, offering you intense emotions.

After an initial, somewhat challenging, section on asphalt in the town, the remaining three quarters, 10km and an altitude difference of  approx. 1350m, will be run in close contact with nature. Slowly slowly, unique views will unfold before your eyes, culminating at the summit with a spectacular 360 degree view over the snow-capped Alps and Apennines, the lakes and the Po Valley.

The awards ceremony and the party will be held at Fiore di Pietra, designed by the internationally-renowned architect Mario Botta.

The race will start at 11.00 on Sunday, 20 October from Piazzale alla Valle in Mendrisio, where race bibs will be distributed from Saturday afternoon, 19 October, until 10.15 on Sunday, 20 October.

There will be entertainment in the Piazzale alla Valle on Saturday afternoon, culminating with the Generoso Trail party on Saturday evening.

There are various pay car parks in the vicinity of the departure point, but we advise you to reach Mendrisio using public transport.

Supporters and spectators can take advantage of special rates for the ascent using the Ferrovia Monte Generoso train. Trains will leave from Capolago and stop at the intermediate stations of San Nicolao and Bellavista (see specific section).

All participants from north of the Alps, as well as those from just over the border in Italy and other countries can spend the night at a hotel near the departure point (information from the organisational committee), taking advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the beauty, as well as the excellent wine and food of the Mendrisiotto region by arriving on Saturday night (see specific section).

Only the first 500 to enrol will be able to take part in this first edition of the Generoso Trail.

Read the regulations and register straight away!

The earlier you register, the less you pay!

Prices and registration

A single trail and a single registration cost. The earlier you register, the less you pay!

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35 CHF

from now until 31.05.2019

The registration fee includes:

  • Bib with name
  • Race pack with various gadgets
  • Drinks at the halfway point
  • Runner’s lunch (drinks and pasta) at Fiore di Pietra
  • Return trip on the Ferrovia Monte Generoso train (to Capolago, with stops at San Nicolao or Bellavista).
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45 CHF

from 1.06 to 31.08.19

The registration fee includes:

  • Bib with name
  • Race pack with various gadgets
  • Drinks at the halfway point
  • Runner’s lunch (drinks and pasta) at Fiore di Pietra
  • Return trip on the Ferrovia Monte Generoso train (to Capolago, with stops at San Nicolao or Bellavista).
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55 CHF

1.09 al 15.10.19

The registration fee includes:

  • Bib with name
  • Race pack with various gadgets
  • Drinks at the halfway point
  • Runner’s lunch (drinks and pasta) at Fiore di Pietra
  • Return trip on the Ferrovia Monte Generoso train (to Capolago, with stops at San Nicolao or Bellavista).

Data is collected and managed by the partner in charge of race registration and timing (Performance Timing of Locarno). Data concerning entrants can be used by the organisers and their partners to send newsletters and information on the event.

After 15 October 2019 only on-the-spot registrations will be accepted (if there are any places left) at the cost of 65 CHF per person.

Everything you need to know:

SPECIAL RATES FOR SUPPORTERS AND SPECTATORS
(adults and youths 6-15 years old)

RATES AVAILABLE ONLY ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 20TH.

Supporters and spectators can follow the athletes along the race trail and choose the best place to watch, by taking advantage of the special rates for the train.

Below are the departure times of the trains from Capolago to the summit at Fiore di Pietra  (with intermediate stops at San Nicolao and Bellavista):

Capolago-Riva San Vitale 09:25 10:35 11:35 12:35
S. Nicolao 09:35 10:45 11:45 12:45
Bellavista 09:50 11:00 12:00 13:00

 

Train times for the descent from the summit at Fiore di Pietra to Capolago (with intermediate stops at Bellavista and San Nicolao):

Vetta Fiore di pietra 12:45 13:45 14:45 15:45 16:45 17:45 (last train)
Bellavista 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00
S. Nicolao 13:15 14:15 15:15 16:15 17:15 18:15

 

Prices for the ascent and descent by train, including the pasta party at Fiore di Pietra: 27 CHF per person

Price for the descent only and the pasta party at Fiore di Pietra: 20 CHF per person

Price for the pasta party only at Fiore di Pietra: 12.50 CHF per person

Prices for the ascent and descent by train: 20 CHF per person

Price for the descent only by the Fiore di Pietra: 12.50 CHF per person

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions.

Children aged 0 to 5 travel for free on the train.

The race will take place in all weather conditions.

Please use caution at train line crossing points. Trains always have priority.

Also beware of vehicular traffic to and from Bellavista.

Pay car parks available at Capolago in Via Segoma, 6, and in Mendrisio (municipal multi-storey car park, cemetery).

TILO train every 30 minutes from Capolago to Mendrisio and vice-versa. Journey time: 5 minutes.

The Mendrisio train station is only a short distance from both the car parks.

Welcome in Mendrisiotto

Wine and gastronomy

Where grapes rule

The Region to be discovered

Art and culture

Hiking

1704

metres above sea level

height of Monte Generoso

10

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length of the trail

500

runners

maximum number of participants in the first edition

1350

metres

total altitude difference

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Questa prima edizione è stato un vero successone!
Vi aspettiamo per la seconda edizione che si terrà
Domenica 25 Ottobre 2020.

È attiva fin da ora la promozione speciale
COMBO LEMA TRAIL + GENEROSO TRAIL
valida solo fino al 30 Novembre 2019.