The new Marcialonga community dedicated to the female world

The new Marcialonga community dedicated to the female world

When Marcialonga was born in 1971, women could not participate as it was considered to be too heavy and demanding for the "weaker sex".

Some tried to participate dressed up like men, with fake moustache and padding. And finally, in 1978 participation opened to women and 150 excited ladies were at the start line.  In 2011, the female participants were 1400, a real record.

In order to participate to Marcialonga, it does not matter in which sport discipline (xc-skiing, road-biking, running), you need preparation, perseverance, character; but you do not need to be a professional athlete. Common women have crossed the finish line across the years.
A couple of years ago, Marcialonga launched the MarcialonGirl project, inciting women to practice sport and creating a female community to share their experiences and support each other. The Ambassadors of the project are women and girls with a big passion for sport and Marcialonga.

You can follow them on their personal social channels, watch how they prepare for the event, read their advice, get inspiration, and share their thoughts and feelings.

Get involved, be a MarcialonGirl!

You are MarcialonGirls: women, mothers, workers, students, housewives. All of you. Share with us your trainings and sport experiences in sight of Marcialonga using #marcialongirl



Meet the MarcialonGirls 2022!

Gaia Panozzo 


Gaia Panozzo was the ambassador of the running race and now she has accepted a NEW CHALLENGE: Marcialonga Ski. We like her sunny disposition and versatility. She takes us on her adventures, always with a smile.


Born in 1993 in Val di Fiemme. I graduated in design and found my way in photography, with which I love to communicate through images and give life to ideas.

A passionate sportswoman and lover of the outdoors both in company and in solitude. Since I was a child, I have tried many sports, but it was only towards the end of high school that I started running. Without tables, without programmes, just for the fun of running, discovering this activity as a natural stress reliever.

Marcialonga, what is your goal?
Cross-country skiing is not my discipline, but I love challenges. I want to cross the finish line and say to myself "You did it!". I want to get excited, I want to enjoy this experience in every way, without pressureo.

Being a MarcialonGirl
I would like to transmit the beauty of sport, of sharing and the well-being that comes from all this, both with oneself and with others.

Your message
Seize every opportunity, even with that bit of recklessness that will make you feel emotions you never thought you would. It takes commitment, effort, time, but with the right energy. You will see that all your efforts will be rewarded!

Follow @gaiapanozzo


Federica Cancellieri


Federica Cancellieri has been waiting for the 14th Marcialonga Craft for three years. Ambitious and tenacious, she achieved excellent results in the 2021 season, almost reaching the podium at the granfondo Nove Colli. We like her determination to achieve her goals.

I live in Rome and I'm a cyclist who has just graduated in philosophy.

I'm not sure how my passion for cycling came about, but I know that it is part of my essence. Cycling is a constant in my family: my grandfather was a cyclist and so was my father.

Marcialonga, what is your goal?
One day someone said to me: dream big, because you always have time to go back. My goal is to win, for several reasons. Firstly because I have the mountains in my heart, and secondly because by winning this race I would prove to myself that if you believe in your desires and chase them with sacrifice and passion, sooner or later they will come true.


Being a MargialonGirl
It is an honour. I would like to do justice to the thousands of colours, the thousands of shades that each woman brings with her. Moreover, it is an opportunity for me to express myself, to share how this fantastic sport has entered my heart, leaving me no choice but to be its standard-bearer.

Your message
Be yourself, always. Don't be afraid to show your flaws, your grimaces of suffering as you climb each mountain, because you are beautiful like that; because that effort is what makes you real, what makes you a warrior who, with full hearts and proud eyes, face every challenge in life, even the toughest.

Follow federica_cancellieri




Carlotta Montanera "runningcharlotte"

carlottaCarlotta Montanera, known as runningcharlotte. Blogger, trainer and mother of Matteo. We like her determination and her not looking for excuses: a super mother who, just a few months after giving birth, clocked a time of 1h30' at the Turin Half Marathon!

My name is Carlotta, I was born in a beautiful place, between Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, south of the Grand Combin and north of the Gran Paradiso. The mountains are in my heart, as is running. I have never stopped, neither during my pregnancy nor now.

My passion for sport started late, at university. As a young girl I didn't like competition, but today, as an adult, I love measuring myself against myself and always finding new goals and new challenges, with a different awareness.

Marcialonga, what is your goal?
My objective is to enjoy the landscape that the mountains can offer me. This race has a route and a length that suits those who, like me, love road running but are enchanted by the beauty of the mountains.

Being a MarcialonGirl
I am proud to be a MarcialonGirl. Marcialonga knows how to bring together the two sides of my sporting passion: the Carlotta who loves to measure herself against her limits and the dreamer who loses herself in the landscapes.

Your message for the women
My message is strong and clear in me: running is wellness and it's for everyone. Running in nature above all. It allows us to make our bodies and landscapes vibrate in harmony.

MarcialonGirl is also you: women, mothers, workers, students, housewives. All of you. Share your workouts and your experiences of sport and Marcialonga using #marcialongirl

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Remember the 2020/2021 MarcialonGirls?



#MarcialonGirl wants to make women feel strong from a sport perspective and create a ladies community for sharing and mutual support: who takes part in Marcialonga is a heroine and a source of inspiration for other common women who take the challenge or wish to, but still miss the courage.

With the special cooperation of:

Donne di Montagna (Mountain Ladies)

Ride like a Girl Project

Donna Dinamica



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