Sicilly Volcanotrail Team


Running on active volcanoes…. This is the “Sicily Volcano Trail” it is a NON-COMPETITIVE trail running experience, divided in 5 stages. The whole length of the course is 57 km, with 2450 meters of positive elevation gain.

1 – How to participate
The participation to the TRAIL is open to men and women over 18 years of age.
The number of participants is limited to 30 people

2 - Registration
For your registration to the Sicily Volcano Trail it is necessary:
- to fill in the online form on this website
- to pay the registration fee account of 500€. The final balance must be paid before the 30.09.2023.
Only after the payment is received by the organization, the registration will be confirmed.

3 - Registration fee:
- Athletes - TRAIL: 1390 € 

4 – Medical certificate
This is a not competitive trail; NO medical certificate is needed to participate. Anyway, it is requested a prior experience in trail running, a good technical and fitness level, and expertise on facing tracks in relation to the length and the elevation gain of each stage.

5 – Meeting point
The travel expenses to get to the meeting point in Lipari on day 1 are NOT included in the registration fee. It is important to get in time at the meeting time. The organization is not responsible for any transport delay or cancellation. In case of delay, the participant must inform as soon as possible the organization and must organize at his own expenses the transportation to reach the rest of the group.

To get to Lipari from Catania, the most practical solution is a direct minibus shuttle from Catania airport to the port of Milazzo (journey time 2 hours). Two private companies organise these transfers with different departures during the day from Catania airport:

GiuntaBus: (cost 15€)
Alibrando: (cost €25, with welcome at the airport)

From the port of Milazzo you will then find several hydrofoil connections to Lipari
Liberty Lines: - (transfer time 1h – cost around 18€)

6 – Itinerary information
The running routes are mainly on tracks and dirt roads. The itinerary will NOT be marked by the organization, because we will run each stage in group, and you will follow the leaders. There will not be any refreshment along the route. There will be a refreshment only at the end of the stage with snacks and drinks.

7 –Equipment for athletes for trail running
- trail running shoes with grip sole
- water provision (at least 1 litre)
- long sleeve rain jacket
- hat (or head band) and gloves
- food provision (e.g. snacks, gel, dried fruits)
- cell phone

8 – Recommended equipment for the trip:
- Cup or other container for liquid to use at refreshment (to avoid use of plastic glasses). At refreshment you will not find plastic glasses.
- hat and gloves.
- gaiters, could be useful for the trekking to Etna.
- sunscreen
- swimming suit
- earplugs
- sunglass.
- trekking poles
- Compeed plasters, and any personal medicine (include pills for seasickness)
- headlamp for the night excursion to Stromboli.

9 – Baggage
The organization recommends as a baggage a soft bag with wheels to facilitate the transfer. It is recommended a small bag for the changing clothes at the end of each stage. We recommend keeping the necessary for the race (shoes, clothes, ect…) in your cabin bag during the flights. Unfortunately, sometimes the checked baggage is lost, and the flight companies need some days to retrace them.

10 – Climate
During the period chosen for the race there should be good weather condition, with daily temperature around 15°C - 20°C. During the night and in the morning the temperature can range between 5°C to 10°C. In case of bad weather, the temperature can drop as low as 0°C to 5°C in the highest parts of the route. In October the sea water is still warm, so do not forget the swimming suit. However, is not excluded that there could be intense precipitations and maybe some snow on Etna.

11 – Image copyright
Every participant renounce expressly of the image copyright during the competition and renounces to any plea against the organization and his partners for the use of his image.

12 - Privacy
All your personal data will be treated by Mandala Tour with respect of the privacy regulations. All the data are used for: contest enrolment, journey organization, pictures publication on our website, fiscal and law obligations. Your personal data will be process only by our staff. Your personal data could be communicated to a third part for the purpose listed above and to organize the journey. The communication of your personal data is compulsory to carry out the event. At any moment you can claim your rights as specified in the Italian law on privacy respect n°196/03.

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