Brunello Crossing 2019

Montalcino, Tuscany

February 10th 2019

Trofeo Banfi 44km, Trofeo Ciacci Piccolimini d'Aragona 23km, Trofeo Barbi 13km, Run, walk & nordic walking

Brunello Crossing 2019

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Montalcino, the lone hill between the Val d'Orcia

(a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2004) and the Valle dell’Ombrone where rivers of the same name run through the valleys. Montalcino provides the perfect location for trail running; big climbs and descents as well as steep trails from its highest point at 680 m.a.s.l. to its lowest at 120 m.a.s.l. through the woods, which cover about 50% of the area, vineyards, and the famous Sienese hills, marked by numerous paths, mule tracks, cartroads, and historical pilgrim and trade routes like the Francigena and the Maremmana.

Even the time of year is not left to chance. Striving to maintain the connection to the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino, the event will take place on the weekend prior to Benvenuto Brunello (the presentation of the latest vintage of Brunello di Montalcino released on the market that year), the second Sunday in February, guaranteeing the right weather conditions for real trail races!

BRUNELLO CROSSING is an event that was started by a group of sports enthusiasts and lovers of the Montalcino territory who got together and developed an idea that goes beyond the 44km, 23km, and 13km competitive races. There will also be a 13km non-competitive race and guided tour of wineries with a chance to try local specialties. Also lined up is the Runners’ Lunch on both Saturday and Sunday as well as several rest stops along both competitive and non-competitive routes celebrating the close link between sport, territory, and wine… everything of the finest quality, of course!

The 2017 and 2018 editions both sold out two weeks before the race giving us the proof that we were on the right path by getting positive feedback from both participants and the press.

Races

The three Competitive Races, 44km, 23km, and 13km will start from the Fortress of Montalcino, the fourteenth century castle at the top of this medieval town, through Porta al Cassero, one of the six entry gates to the walled town.

Through the woods and Brunello di Montalcino vineyards, hamlets, and farms to Castello Banfi – Poggio alle Mura, dating back to the year 1000, which majestically sits atop a strategic hill to keep watch over the junction of the Orcia and Ombrone Rivers.

The trail momentarily takes you out of the Val d’Orcia

to head up to the small medieval hamlet of Sant’Angelo in Colle. Another dip into the valley to come up again towards towards Il Ventolaio (windy by name and by reputation) where the Brunello Crossing 44 and Brunello Crossing 23 races will meet. A steep descent, Il Patataio, with a breathtaking view of the Val d’Orcia and Monte Amiata in the background, brings the athletes through another small hamlet, Castelnuovo dell’Abate. A few hundred meters onward to the Sant’Antimo Abbey, a Romanesque church where Charlemagne started the construction of the monastery in 781 on his way back from Rome along the Via Francigena pilgrim route.

Leaving the monastery behind, going in and out of woods and vineyards, the ascent towards Il Cocco, one of the highest of the entire race, meeting up with the 13km, to head towards Montalcino through another medieval entry gate, Porta Cerbaia, then enter the city through the main street until the arrival in Piazza del Popolo.

Departure and arrival 300 meters away from each other. There will also be a refreshment stand after the race and showering station nearby. Overnight accommodation available in local gym. Meal voucher valid for Saturday dinner or Sunday lunch. Extra vouchers can be purchased on-site. Discount for children under 14.

Brunello Crossing 44km - BANFI TROPHY

Distance: 44.4Km

Start at Fortress of Montalcino at 8:00a.m. on Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Overnight Accommodation: Yes (see Facebook for address)

Pasta Party: Yes

1 free voucher for Saturday dinner after briefing or for Sunday lunch after the race or €15 for guests (see Facebook for address)

Bag Deposit: Yes (see Faceook for address)

Showers: Yes at the Montalcino Stadium

Elevation Gain/Loss 1,710m

Brunello Crossing 23km - Ciacci Piccolimini d'Aragona TROPHY

Distance: 23,4 km

Start at Fortress of Montalcino at 10:00a.m. on Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Overnight Accommodation: Yes (see Facebook for address)

Pasta Party: Yes

1 free voucher for Saturday dinner after briefing or for Sunday lunch after the race or €15 for guests (see Facebook for address)

Bag Deposit: Yes (see Faceook for address)

Showers: Yes at the Montalcino Stadium

Elevation Gain/Loss 949m

Brunello Crossing 13km - Barbi TROPHY

Distance: 13.1km

Start at Fortress of Montalcino at 10:45a.m. on Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Overnight Accommodation: Yes (see Facebook for address)

Pasta Party: Yes, 15,00 € fee (see Facebook for address)

Bag Deposit: Yes (see Faceook for address)

Showers: Yes at the Montalcino Stadium

Elevation Gain/Loss 480m

General information

info@brunellocrossing.it

Groups over 6 runners, please contact

Michela Piccioni

michelapi@virgilio.it

+39 340 2421857 (only SMS and WhatsApp between 29th Dec to 12th Jan)

Reservation for overnight stay at the gym:

Alessandro Capaccioli alessandrocapaccioli@vodafone.it

Winners of 2018 Brunello Crossing 44km

1. LUCCHESE MATTEO in 3:23:01; 2. FANTUZ STEFANO in 3:28:26; 3. FARRA GABRIELE in 3:43:00

1. LASTRI MARIA ELISABETTA in 4:33:30; 2. PETRENI GIULIA in 4:52:00; 3. VICCARI DANIELA in 4:53:01

Winners of 2018 Brunello Crossing 23km

1. PACE GABRIELE in 1:42:31; 2. GALIZZI ALESSANDRO in 1:49:58; 3. CLEMENTI DANIELE in 1:51:12

1. FURLANI DANIELA in 2:12:15; 2. CUSSEAU GINEVRA in 2:14:28; 3. RATTO MARINA in 2:15:30

Winners of 2018 Brunello Crossing 13km

1. FOIS CHRISTIAN in 0:58:00; 2. CARDUCCI RICCARDO in 1:01:34; 3. CHELI LUIGI in 1:02:39

1. TOGNINI SARA in 1:15:17; 2. LACRIMINI PATRIZIA in 1:16:25; 3. ROSSI VALENTINA in 1:16:55


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