September 7, 2024
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Molveno, Trentino
XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail

Trail Half Marathon

Trail Half Marathon

RUN 21K
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The information on this page is not yet confirmed, and may be based on the previous years' edition.

Starting from Molveno Lake, this single 21K loop with 1020m attitude elevation passes through the rifugio of Malga Andalo and rifugio Montanara which will also serve as aid stations along the way.

Registration opens on
Feb 6
Registration Closes on
Sep 7
Registration Closed

COURSE MAPS

This courses below are not yet confirmed, and subject to change.
Run: 21K 1020m+
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Cut-off times

rif. Croz dell’Altissimo: 3h / 1.00 pm
Full race: 5 hours / 3.00 pm

The DBT 21k starts from the wonderful beach of Molveno Lake. Reach via Marocchi and follow it until the crossroads of path 326 just before ponte Romano.

Go up the path until you cross the forest road. Follow it up to malga Andalo (about 6 km distance and 522 m of elevation gain) 

From Malga Andalo take path 332 up to 1560 meters altitude. Near the stretch of the ferrata turn to the new variant DBT K21 in light descent for about 100 meters until you cross path 319

which ascends to Rifugio Selvata ( 3Km distance 313 meters of elevation gain).

From rifugio Selvata go down through the path 340 to Croz dell’Altissimo Hut (2Km distance 180 meters of elevation gain).

From Croz dell’Altissimo  Hut, take the path 340 to the junction with the path 340 bis “Sentiero delle Grotte” which ascends to the Montanara Refuge (4km distance – 418 meters of elevation gain).

Go down to Pradel (2km distance – 180 meters of elevation gain)

Pass the  Pradel  Hut 1359 m. and start to descend again in the direction of Andalo. After about hundred meters you will find signs indicating the direction of Malga Brugnol and Molveno.

Go down until you come out in the upper part of the town of Molveno. Go along Via Belvedere for about one hundred and fifty meters and take the pedestrian path to the right which will soon lead you to the departure point of the Pradel cable car.

Now carefully cross the main road and go down along via Garibaldi up to the center up to Piazza S. Carlo, where there is the church. 

Now turn left and go down the pedestrian path to the bridge that separates Lake Molveno from Lake Bior. Stay on the left of the main road and go down to the edge of the lake. Turn right to go under the road.

Now just run along the magnificent lakeside, cross the bridge over the Massó stream and reach the finish area (4 Km distance – 520 meters of elevation gain)

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Run: 21K 1020m+

sChedule

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Fri 2024.09.06
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Sat 2024.09.07
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prizes

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WC Slots

Trail Run World Championship Slots Men & Women

DIVISION SLOTS

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20-24

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25-29

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30-34

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Trail Run World Championship Slots Men & Women

DIVISION SLOTS

15-19

2

20-24

4

25-29

4

30-34

6

35-39

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40-44

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45-49

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DIVISION SLOTS

50-54

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55-59

4

60-64

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65-69

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70-74

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75-79

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80+

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Slots indicated apply equally to male and female divisions. See the complete rules here.

FEES

The fees below have not yet been confirmed, and are subject to change.

RACE FEES

Description Fee
Until June 30th 30 €
From July 1st 35 €

Registration will officially open on March 1th, 2023 and will end on August 28th, 2023.
The deadline to have a personalized bib is set for August 20th, 2023.

To complete the registration process it is necessary to approve the regulation, send a copy of the medical certificate (only on our form, other certificates will not be accepted) valid on the day of the competition and the completed and signed release.

INCLUDED:

  • bib

  • gps tracker

  • race pack

  • refreshments along the race course

  • final pasta party (only if the health situation allows it)

  • showers (only if the health situation allows it)

  • parking lots

  • gadget finisher (only for classified competitors)

  • return to Molveno in case of early abandonment of the race, according to the procedures that will be indicated by the organization based on the point at which the abandonment of the competition will take place

CANCELATION POLICY:

In case of cancellation of the race due to force majeure or the impossibility of starting the event, no refund of the registration fee will be provided. There is no refund of the registration fee even in the event of an athlete unable to participate in the race.

RULES & INFO

The information below may be from a previous edition of the event, and is subject to change.

RACE RULES:

Art. 1 - Organization

Molveno Holiday (www.molveno.it) organizes for Saturday 10 September 2022

a trail running competition with two races of different distances:

  • XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail 64K (64 km and 4200 m. Of difference in altitude +/-)

  • XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail 45K (45 km and 2850 m. Of difference in altitude +/-)

Art. 2 - Races

The tests consist of two races by foot in a natural environment in a single stage with start and finish in Molveno (Tn) mainly on paths that cross the Brenta Dolomites group – a natural heritage protected by UNESCO.

The “XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail 45K” race is part of the XTERRA Trail Marathon circuit (www.xterraplanet.com).

Art. 3 - Routes and roadbooks

The routes of the two races (map, description and GPS tracks) are documented and described on the website www.dolomitidibrentatrail.it. The organization reserves the right to make changes until the 31st of July 2022 when the final and official route will be published.

Art. 4 - Program

The detailed program of the tests will be available on the website www.dolomitidibrentatrail.it from the 31st of July 2022 and updated until the day before the event.

Art. 5 - Conditions of participation

This race is open to all people, men and women, who are 18 years old at the time of the registration. Participation in the “XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail” leads to the unreserved acceptance of these regulations.

No registrations will be accepted from athletes who are serving suspensions for doping in any discipline.

The limit of subscribers is set at:

  • 250 athletes for “XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail 64K”

  • 450 athletes for “XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail 45K”

Art. 6 - Semi-food-water self-sufficiency

All members must always have an adequate supply of food and a water reserve of at least 1 litre with them for the duration of the competitions. Along the routes there will be refreshment and water supply points indicated on the maps published on the website www.dolomitidibrentatrail.it. Any form of personal assistance outside the refreshment points is prohibited. It is forbidden to be accompanied along the route by people who are not regularly registered in the races.

Art. 7 - Participation in the "I do not throw my waste" campaign

The race takes place in fully protected ecosystems. The athletes, under penalty of disqualification, must behave respectfully to the natural environment, in particular avoiding littering, collecting flowers or harassing the fauna. The event adheres to the campaign launched by Spiritotrail (www.spiritotrail.it) “I don’t throw my waste” aimed at protecting the environment and nature.

Each participant is required to have a personal glass with them. There will be no plastic cups at the refreshment points.

Art. 8 - Conditions for registration

The race takes place in a predominantly mountainous environment with passages at 2500m altitude with some stretches catalogued “EE” (Expert Hikers) and with the possibility of difficult weather conditions (wind, cold, rain or snow). Good physical preparation, adequate equipment, experience of mountain excursions is required, and it is recommended to have participated in other competitions of similar difficulty / distance. All participants are required to present a valid medical certificate for competitive activity (athletics) recognized by their country of residence and valid at the time of the event. In case of non-delivery of the medical certificate or in case of presentation of an invalid certificate at the time of the race, the bib will not be delivered.

The medical certificate for foreign athletes must be provided using the specific form provided by the organization. No other medical certificates or certificates on forms of other events will be accepted.

The organization reserves the right to request any type of certificate (eg certificate certifying vaccination for COVID-19) and / or other certification required by the regulations in force at the time of the event. The organization also reserves the right to exclude from the event all athletes who have not produced all the required documentation or who do not comply with the rules established by current legislation and the indications given in order to protect and guarantee the health of all athletes. , both during the race and in the moments before and after its execution.

Art. 9 - Registration method

It is possible to register for the event starting from March 16, 2022 by following the links at www.dolomitidibrentatrail.it with payment by credit card or bank transfer. Payments by credit card may require fees to be charged in addition to the cost of registration

Art. 10 - registration fees

Registration costs are fixed as follows:

  • from March 16, 2022 until 30 June 2022

✓ XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail 64K euro 55

✓ XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail 45K euro 45

  • from 1 July 2022 until 28 August 2022 (or run out of bibs)

✓ XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail 64K euro 60

✓ XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail 45K euro 50

Art. 11 - Registration refund

In case of cancellation of the race due to force majeure or the impossibility of starting the event, no refund of the registration fee will be provided. There is no refund of the registration fee even in the event of an athlete unable to participate in the race.

Art. 12 - Services

The registration fee includes:

  • bib

  • gps tracker for athletes registered in the 64K

  • race pack

  • refreshments along the race course

  • final pasta party (only if the health situation allows it)

  • showers (only if the health situation allows it)

  • parking lots

  • gadget finisher (only for classified competitors)

  • return to Molveno in case of early abandonment of the race, according to the procedures that will be indicated by the organization based on the point at which the abandonment of the competition will take place

Art. 13 - Compulsory material

All athletes, under penalty of disqualification or penalty, undertake to bring with them the following compulsory material during the entire duration of the competitions:

  • backpack or pouch that can contain the material listed below (disqualification);

  • waterproof jacket suitable for withstanding bad weather conditions in the mountains (disqualification);

  • long-sleeved shirt, 3/4 pants, gloves and hat (the organization reserves the right to integrate this equipment due to weather conditions by notifying it on the website www.dolomitidibrentatrail.it in the days before the race; it also reserves the right, always according to under the weather conditions, to wear the 3/4 pants already at the start) (disqualification) (*)

  • survival blanket (disqualification)

  • whistle (30 minutes penalty)

  • lamp working with spare batteries for the 64K (disqualification); 45K participants will necessarily have to have a frontal torch if they find themselves passing through the Pedrotti refuge after 5.00 pm (after this time anyone found without will be disqualified and stopped waiting to go down accompanied by the organization – we therefore recommend all participants in the 45K to have the front battery with you to avoid taking risks!)

  • adhesive elastic band suitable for bandaging or strapping (minimum 80cm X 5cm) (disqualification)

  • charged mobile phone, without a masked number and with the organization number memorized (disqualification)

  • personal glass

  • minimum 1 liter water reserve (30 minutes penalty)

  • food reserve (30 minutes penalty)

The use of poles to carry with you is allowed for the entire duration of the race.

In the equipped section located near the Bocca di Brenta the sticks must necessarily be stored in the backpack or fixed to the pouch in such a way as to have both hands free for greater safety; the violation of the indications that will be given by the personnel of the organization or of the mountain rescue present on the spot could result in disqualification.

The change of material is allowed only at the refreshment points. Any athlete who is caught being assisted along the route (material changes, companions, refreshments, …) will be disqualified.

The organization reserves the right to carry out random checks before departure, during races and upon arrival.

Art. 14 - Bib and chip

The bibs will be delivered on the days and during the times published in the program of the event (see ARTICLE 4) personally to each competitor upon presentation of an identity document with photo. The bib, under penalty of disqualification, must always be worn in a clearly visible way throughout the duration of the event. The CHIP is integrated in the bib and allows automatic registration (in marked points on the route) or by manual check (in surprise points) of the athletes’ passages on the route and the formulation of the final rankings. At the start, finish and at the intermediate checkpoints each competitor must ensure that he has been registered.

Art. 15 - GPS Tracker

Athletes enrolled in the 45K and 64K will be provided with a GPS tracker (included in the registration fee) which must be used throughout the race under penalty of disqualification.

To collect the tracker, all athletes must hand over their identification document valid as a deposit to the staff in charge. The document will be returned when the device is returned. In case of loss and / or failure to return the athlete will be charged a compensation of 150 € corresponding to the value of the tracker.

The methods of distribution of the devices will be communicated in the weeks preceding the competition together with the detailed program of the event.

Art. 16 - Health / safety plan

The organization will draw up a health / safety plan that will be available in the days before the event by following the links from the website www.dolomitidibrentatrail.it. Each athlete, by participating in the competitions, undertakes to respect the decisions taken by the rescuers during the management of any form of emergency that may arise during the event.

Art. 17 - Start times, maximum time and gates times

The “XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail – 64K” race will start at 6.00 and the maximum time to complete the route will be 16 hours.

There are also the following gates:

  • Andalo (beginning of the climb): 1h 10 ‘/ 07.10h

  • 64k / 45K crossroads at the beginning of Val dei Cavai: 2h40 ‘/ 08.40h

  • crossing paths 370/301 near Passo Gaiarda (rejoining two paths): 6h45 ‘/ 12.45h

  • Graffer refuge: 7h45 ‘/ 13.45

  • Tuckett refuge: 9h45 ‘/ 15.45

  • Pedrotti refuge 12h30 ‘/ 18.30

  • Croz dell’Altissimo refuge 14h15 ‘/ 8.15pm

The “XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail – 45K” race will start at 7.30 and the maximum time of the race is set at 14.30 hours.

There are the following time gates:

  • Andalo (beginning of the climb): 1h 20 ‘/ 8.50h

  • 64k / 45K crossroads at the beginning of Val dei Cavai: 3h30 ‘/ 11.00

  • crossing paths 370/301 near Passo Gaiarda (rejoining two paths): 5h15 ‘/ 12.45h

  • Graffer refuge: 6h15 ‘/ 13.45

  • Tuckett refuge: 8h15 ‘/ 15.45

  • Pedrotti refuge 11h00 ‘/ 18.30

  • Croz dell’Altissimo refuge 12h45 ‘/ 8.15pm

Athletes who do not start from the control points within the limits established by the time gates will be considered withdrawn and will have to deliver the bib to the organization staff. The competitor who wishes to continue without a bib out of the race will do so by assuming all responsibility for the consequences that may arise.

Art. 18 - Scopa service

The last competitor of each test will be followed by the staff of the organization assigned to “broom service”. This staff has the full right to stop an athlete even if not at a time gate by arranging for his return to the finish area.

Art. 19 - Withdrawals

In case of withdrawal of an athlete along the route, the competitor is obliged, as soon as he has the possibility, to go to the nearest checkpoint, communicate his abandonment to the organization that will take care of his return to the finish area. In case of failure to communicate a withdrawal and the consequent start of the runner’s searches, any resulting expenses will be charged to the runner himself.

Art. 20 - Disqualifications

The jury of the competition can provide for the disqualification of a competitor as well as in the cases provided for in art. 13 also in the following cases:

  • bib worn incorrectly

  • bib exchange

  • failure to use the gps tracker (for 64K athletes)

  • failure to pass through a checkpoint

  • use of a means of transport

  • departure from a checkpoint after the time barrier

  • doping or refusal to submit to a doping control

  • failure to assist another competitor in case of difficulty

  • use of personal assistance outside the permitted points

  • abandonment of their own material or waste along the way

  • failure to comply with the prohibition to be accompanied on the route

  • insults, rudeness or threats against members of the organization or volunteers

  • refusal to be examined by a doctor of the organization at any time during the race.

  • failure to comply with the instructions of the organization and / or mountain rescue personnel

  • path cuts

Art. 21 - Penalties

The jury of the competition provides for the penalty of an athlete (adding minutes to the final time) in the cases provided for in art. 13.

Art. 22 - Complaints

Only written complaints sent to the Race Director within 30 minutes following the posting of provisional results are accepted, with delivery of a deposit of € 300.00.

Art. 23 - Jury

The jury is made up of:

  • by the race director

  • by the coordinator responsible for safety

  • by the head of the medical team

  • by the heads of the checkpoints

  • by members of the race technical staff

The decisions made by the jury are without appeal.

Art. 24 - Course changes and cancelation of the race

The organization reserves the right to change the route at any time without notice. In case of unfavorable weather conditions the start can be anticipated or postponed, and the race can be canceled or suspended during the course. In the event of changes in the route or departure time, the time gates and the maximum time of the races may also be subject to change.

Art. 25 - Insurance

The organization subscribes to civil liability insurance for the entire period of the test. Participation takes place under the full responsibility of the competitors, who renounce any recourse against the organizers in the event of damage and further consequences that arise or are in any case connected with participation in the races. To receive the bib, each athlete is required to sign a declaration of assumption of their own responsibility.

Art. 26 - Rankings and awards

All athletes who reach the finish line within the maximum time will be classified. There are no cash prizes.

The following will be awarded for each race:

  • the first 10 men

  • the first 10 women

According to the current legislation, the awards can take place in public with all the athletes, or individually in order to avoid gatherings.

Art. 27 - Rights to the image

Each competitor expressly renounces to make use of the image rights during the test as well as renounces any recourse against the organization and its authorized partners, for the use made of its image.

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