Since 2003, every first Sunday in August, all the island trail specialists have been meeting in Ghisoni to take part in A Corsa di l’Oriente.
Long of 24 kms (15 miles) with a difference in altitude of 2 000 meters and a highest point at 2 150 meters, A Corsa di l’Oriente is recognized by all as a true mountain race. On the program, aerial passages on the ridge of the 3rd Massif of Corsica, technical passages but also very rolling, refreshing portions, with breathtaking landscapes and amazing views. The route follows the mythical GR20 as well as ancient transhumance trails of the Corsican mountains.
Here is the program, two timed events:
- a 24kms (15 miles) short trail, D + 2000m,
- a relay race with a climber (distance 11kms or 7 miles ), a descender (distance 13kms or 8 miles) on the same route.
A 6kms (4 miles) solidarity walk to discover Ghisoni and its surroundings, but also to encourage the runners.
Finally a “spuntinu” (buffet) awaits you on arrival to share the emotions of the day.
But beyond the sporting aspect, A Corsa di l’Oriente is above all a real human adventure, at the same time rough and warm but especially solidary. The race is thus organized for the benefit of an association and “challengers” runners are designated to wear the colors of the association during the race.
Does the adventure tempt you? Join us, come with your family, your friends to run or walk and share our motto: “Versu e cime, sempre u core in pettu!” (“To the top wearing your heart on your sleeve !” ).