The Reschenseelauf (Italian: Giro Lago di Resia) is a 15.3km race in Italy's alpine province of South Tyrol where most residents speak German as a first language.
Every year, the event attracts an international crowd of more than 3,000 runners and nordic walkers.
The race is one lap around the Reschensee (Lago di Resia), a 6km-long reservoir that sits at an elevation of about 1,500 metres in the far north of Italy, very close to the borders with Austria and Switzerland.
Starting at 5pm in the village of Graun (Curon), the race follows a very beautiful lakeside cycle route. The course is partly flat, partly undulating, and mostly on asphalt. Approximately three kilometres are on gravel.
In order to avoid congestion on the course, the race will be started in five waves, at six-minute intervals. Runners are free to choose which group suits them best.