Distance=55 km D+ = 4141 m D-=4482 m

The Royal Ultra Sky Marathon Gran Paradiso is the skyrunning race of the Gran Paradiso (Distance=55 km -D+=4141 m-D-=4482 m-altitudes between 1476 and 3002 m - 7 hills). The race develops in the Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy - Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta) and specifically on the southern slope, in the upper Orco Valley. Departure from Lake Teleccio in the "Vallone di Piantonetto" and finish line on the bank of Lake Ceresole Reale.

The race takes place mainly on paths (largely coinciding with the ancient Royal Hunting Roads of the Gran Paradiso); there are passages on demanding terrain including stony ground, exposed and snow-covered sections with steep slopes (during the race the most critical sections are equipped with ropes or chains). The track is identified with red flags with the race logo.

Refreshments and first aid stations and gates are set up along the route (see the following drawings and tables).

The race, taking place within the Gran Paradiso National Park, crosses areas of splendid wild nature that require the utmost respect from the athletes.