Aug 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Challenge Stellina

Arco di Augusto



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Entry Fee $25
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $55
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 14.3K

Type: Mountain

Starting Elevation: 1500

High Point: 7500

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 1989

Men's Record: 1:14.37 - Jonathan Wyatt (NZ- 2004)

Women's Record: 1:29.41 - Andrea Mayr (AUT – 2021)


“The 34th edition of “Challenge Stellina” will be held on Sunday 28th August 2022. It’s one of the most demanding international mountain races that Alberto Bolaffi, an outstanding personality of international philately, gave birth to back in 1989 to commemorate the great victory that his father Giulio, alias partisan commander Aldo Laghi, obtained on 26th August 1944 against Nazi-Fascist forces.

The Challenge Stellina involves the municipalities of Susa and Mompantero in the Susa Valley. It’s a great technical competition, but it has also a relevant political and social importance. Not only it takes place on the same trails under the shadow of Mount Rocciamelone where the partisans used to move at the time of the Second World War, but it’s also involving – in a unique sport competition – athletes from countries that fought in Italy during the Second World War itself: the Americans and the Germans, the Austrians and the British, the New Zealanders and the French together with the Swiss (neutral) people.

Challenge Stellina race therefore became and still is the symbol of a peaceful meeting between Nations. Livio Berruti, President of the Organizing Committee of the race – together with Atletica Susa Team and Bolaffi family – have the pleasure of inviting your National Team to attend the event, in the hope that the participating teams will be once again represented by their best athletes.”

Partenza/Start: Susa / Arco di Augusto (mt. 530) – Arrivo/Finish: Costa Rossa (mt. 1950)
Technical Info: Km. 14,3 – D+ 1630 mt. / D- 210 mt.

Start: Chiamberlando (mt. 1330) – Finish: Costa Rossa (mt. 1950)

Technical info: Km. 7,7 – D+ 798 mt. / D – 40 mt.




Past Event Dates

Held on Aug 28, 2022

Held on Aug 29, 2021

Held on Aug 23, 2020

Held on Aug 25, 2019

Held on Aug 26, 2018

Held on Aug 27, 2017

Held on Aug 27, 2016

Held on Aug 22, 2010

Held on Aug 29, 2009

Held on Aug 24, 2008

Held on Aug 27, 2006

Held on Aug 21, 2005

Held on Aug 22, 2004

Held on Aug 24, 2003

Held on Aug 25, 2002

Held on Aug 26, 2001

Event Results

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