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

Ultra Trail Run

Ultra Trail Run

RUN 64K
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The information on this page is not yet confirmed, and may be based on the previous years' edition.

Limited to 250 participants

Registration opens on
Feb 6
Registration Closes on
Sep 7
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COURSE MAPS

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Run: 64K 4200M+
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Andalo (start of the ascent): 1h 10′ / 07.10 am
crossroad 64k/45K val dei Cavai: 2h 40′ / 08.40 am
crossroad trails 370/301 Passo Gaiarda: 6h45′ / 12.45 am
rif. Graffer: 7h 45′ / 1.45 pm
rif. Tuckett: 9h 45′ / 3.45 pm
rif. Pedrotti: 12h 30′ / 6.30 pm
rif. Croz dell’Altissimo: 14h 15′ / 8.15 pm
Full race: 16 hours

The Dolomiti di Brenta Trail starts from the splendid beach of Lake Molveno.
So you reach via Lungo Lago going on for a few hundred meters until you cross the SS 421, turn right and go downhill, reach the bridge that separates Lake Molveno from Lake Bior.
A few meters after the bridge, the SAT 605 path branches off to the left, immediately uphill.
The steep path is also short; in fact, after this first ascent the route continues on a forest road alternating flat stretches with short climbs remaining beside the Rio Lambin.
Just before reaching the SS 421 near Andalo (about km 3.8), you turn to the single track on the right and go up to the parking lot near the departure of the Valle Bianca chair lift; keep to the left of the large car park and follow via Laghet to then descend towards piazza Dolomiti and the state road.

Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and continue along the sidewalk towards the central square, then turn slightly left and then immediately right to take via Priori.
This leads to the SAT signpost indicating the direction of path 301 towards Malga Spora.
Here a first time gate is placed (about 5,5 km – 1h 10′ maximum)
The climb begins here!

You will soon reach the Masi Pegorar, turn right and shortly left with the SAT 301 path which is immediately very steep.
After the initial stretch, the path sometimes crosses the forest road that climbs towards Malga Dagnola Bassa.
At the 8th km, the forest continues with a left-hand bend, while path 301 continues straight on a single track.
Path 301 now continues alternating uphill sections with some short descents and slight slopes. In some sections there are metal cords to increase the safety of the passage which still remains on an easy and wide path.
In the short route, however, please do not overtake other participants!

This leads to the branch between the path that continues towards Malga Spora (SAT 301) and the one that enters the Val dei Cavai (SAT 302 – 338).
time gate (km 10.5 – 2h 40)
The route then continues in the Val dei Cavai along the path SAT 338. You gradually climb up to the Sella del Montoz (2327 m. – km 13.5).

Now go down on the opposite side looking towards the Val di Non always along the SAT 338 path until you reach Malga Campa (1882 m. – km 16).

Now take the SAT 370 path and shortly face a steep but short climb; continue on beautiful paths up to Malga Loverdina (1771 m. – 18.20 km) and then take the SAT 339 path to Malga Quetta – Malga Termoncello (1886 m. – 19.5 km).

We now continue on the SAT 330 path with alternating slight ups and downs until we reach Malga Flavona (1860 m. – 25.2 km) from where we start climbing along the SAT 371 path.

Attention: shortly after Malga Flavona you climb steeply for a short stretch at the end of which you must stay on path 370 avoiding the 371B which would lead directly to the Groste pass.

Instead, go up the beautiful Campo di Flavona until you cross the SAT 301 path that comes from the Gaiarda pass.

At the intersection of paths 370 and 301 there is a time gate (2189 m. – km 29 – 6h 45 ‘); athletes who do not transit within the time indicated will be invited to return to Andalo in order to allow an easier return.

Back on the SAT 301 path, turn right and head towards the Grosté Pass. The route remains at high altitudes and it presents some short uphill sections.

You therefore reach Passo Grosté (2442 m. – 32.20 km) and descend quickly along the dirt road up to the ref. Graffer (2261 m. – km 33.5).

To ref. Graffer there will be a time gate (7h 45 ‘).

From ref. Graffer therefore descend briefly along the SAT 331 path, then turn left and take the SAT 382 path which, with a beautiful descent, leads to Malga Vallesinella Alta (1681 m. – km. 37.5); near the mountain cottage, turn left towards Rif. Casinei.

Follow the path SAT 317B and reach a slight climb to the ref. Casinei (1826 m. – km 39).

Now keep the left towards the ref. Tuckett: path SAT 317 which first will be the middle of a large forest and then in an open field, which will lead us to the foot of the glacier of Brenta Inferiore which culminates with the beautiful Bocca del Tuckett.

To ref. Tuckett there will be a time gate (2272 m. – km 41.5 – 9h 45′).

We now descend along the SAT 328 path called the Fridolin path, at the end of which we must pay attention to the particular conformation of the ground (oblique stones) which in case of rain or high humidity can become insidious. Also, in this section it is advisable to avoid overcoming other participants by proceeding with caution (for a few meters).

You will then reach the SAT 318 path that goes up the Val Brenta Alta through tunnels dug into the rock and along easy and wide ledges (some short stretches are reassured by a metal cord with a path that remains however easy), until you reach the ref. Brentei (2182 m. – 45.5 km).

We now continue in a fantastic environment between Campanil Basso, Cima Tosa and Crozzon del Brenta with a path (always the SAT 318 path) that crosses the orographic right of the valley (left going up) until we reach a short plateau usually with snow that climbs up to the base of the rocky wall that faces us.

At this point, keep to the left and climb the scree that allows you to get around the equipped section and reach the last snowy slopes and then Bocca di Brenta (2552m. -km 48,5). 

The ref. Pedrotti is now in sight. Carefully start descending the first few meters and reach the ref. Pedrotti (2491 m. – km 49,5) where a time gate is provided (12h 30′).

From ref. Pedrotti begins the long descent towards the valley. We therefore follow the path SAT 319. Attention in the first meters. Then you can easily reach the plain below Busazza and the nearby Baito dei Massodi.

In the next section, be careful in case of wet ground.

Along the many paths, you finally descend to the ref. Selvata (1657 m. – km 53.5).

Now take the SAT 340 path, paying attention in the narrowest sections and on the bridges (with cords to facilitate and ensure the descent) until you reach the ref. Croz dell’Altissimo (1491 m. – km 55) where there is a time gate (14h 15′).

Still remaining on the SAT 340 path, we now head towards the ref. Pradel, first on flat road and then slightly uphill (the last one!).

You pass the ref. Pradel (1359 m. – 59 km) and start descending again towards Andalo. After a few hundred meters, you will find signs indicating the direction of Malga Brugnol and Molveno (km 59.5).

Now descend until you come to the upper part of the town of Molveno. Follow Via Belvedere for about one hundred and fifty meters and at the end of the wide hairpin bend, take the narrow pedestrian path on the right which soon leads us to the start of the Pradel cable car.

Now CAREFULLY cross the main road and go down the other side of the road along via Garibaldi which takes you to the center until Piazza S. Carlo (Church).

Now turn left and go down the pedestrian path to the bridge that separates Lake Molveno from Lake Bior; remain on the left of the provincial road and go down to the lake where you immediately turn right to pass under the main road.

Now just travel along the magnificent lake, cross the bridge over the Maso creek and reach the finish area (64 km).

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sChedule

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prizes

This information is not yet confirmed, and subject to change.

There are no cash prizes.

The following will be awarded for each race:

  • the first 10 men

  • the first 10 women

The finisher award is a high-quality technical garment produced specifically for the event by one of our partner companies. There is no finisher medal.

FEES

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

RACE FEES

Description Fee
Until June 30th 55 €
From July 1st 60 €

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.

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.

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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