At its eighth edition, the most beautiful skyrace circuit in Italy signed La Sportiva is renewed and aims even higher introducing new entries of sure appeal.
After a record summer, which saw a total of 2000 runners at the starting line and which almost tripled the finisher compared to the previous year, the stated goal is to try to grow again: «In 2018 we proposed mileage competitions medium-low to bring neophytes closer to the world of mountain running - said Alessandro Tedoldi, responsible for La Sportiva athletes and events -. Now we want to take these athletes by the hand and let them grow further. We want to bring them to high altitude and let them experience the thrill of true skyrunning »
Going into details, Tedoldi continued: "In order to keep alive the interest among the loyalists of our circuit, we had to make important changes, excluding the International Rosetta Skyrace, the San Fermo Trail and the Trentapassi. Indeed I would like to take this opportunity to thank the friends of Rasura, Borno and Marone for the fundamental support they have given us over the years. Replacing them was not easy, but we did it. In their place was the emerging Pizzo Stella Skymarathon and came back the legendary Giir di Mont». Mention aside for the final: "In place of the Stava Mountain Race, our home race and present in the circuit for the past 7 years, we will propose a new and truly adrenaline sky on the Latemar as a final on September 9."
The first race will be Ledro Skyrace. Attention because the beautiful Trentino race scheduled for Sunday, June 9th, will officially open the inscriptions on Friday 11th January at 12 o'clock. And as always, it will be hunting for the bib. Second test 2019 will be the Skylakes. The charge of the 700 in the "smallest country in the Veneto" is scheduled for Sunday, June 23rd.
After the two veteran tests, space for new entries. On July 14th it will be the turn of Pizzo Stella. A true 35km skymarathon with lots of aerial ridges, alpine lakes and the charm of the high mountains.
After the turning point, the Laspo circuit will return to make a stop in the legendary Premana. A return to the origins with a legendary kermesse like the Giir di Mont. Grand finale on September 09 with the new race designed by Massimo Dondio and his staff on the Dolomitic rocks of Latemar. 27km of true skyrunning for a great season finale.
- 09 June Ledro Skyrace, Mezzolago (Tn) 19 km 1610 d+;
- 23 June Skylakes, Laghi (Vi) 21 km 1550 d+;
- 14 July Pizzo Stella Skymarathon, Fraciscio (So) 35 km 2650 d+;
- 28 July Giir di Mont, Premana (Lc) 32 km 2500 d+;
- 09 September Latemar Mountain Race, Tesero (Tn) 27km 1800 d+.
La Sportiva Mountain Running Cup 2019
1. ROTA DANIELA; 2. PIEJAK WIKTORIA VALETUDO SKYRUNNING ITALIA-SERIM; 3. FELDERER ANNELISE; 4. PEDERIVA CARLOTTA LA SPORTIVA; 4. ORLANDI GIULIA ASD COMANO MOUNTAIN RUNNERS; 6. TOMASINI SILVIA;
More details: mountainrunningcup.com
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