It is mid-July when the Lake Resia Run takes place in the far west of South Tyrol, around the sunken tower in the lake
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Like the Merano-Lagundo Half Marathon and the South Tyrolean Potato Run, the Lake Resia Run is part of the Top7 running series in South Tyrol. It attracts numerous visitors every year who cheer the athletes competing on the course around South Tyrol's largest lake. Who is the fastest? The 15.3 km lakeside circuit, usually very popular among cyclists and walkers, is reserved for the top athletes on this day. The start and finish area is right by the sunken tower in the lake in Curon.
The route then continues towards south, with a view on Mt. Ortles and San Valentino alla Muta, where the crossing of the 460-metre-long dam wall is a highlight. Next comes the opposite shore, a slightly hilly and partly shady route towards the valley station of the Belpiano Ski Area, then to Resia and back to the tower. A children's run, a competition for hand bikers and one for Nordic walkers are just as much a part of the Lake Resia Run (Reschenseelauf, in German) as the sight of the large crowds taking part in the event and the festival tents in between.