Forni di Sopra (Italy), Sunday 28 August 2011
More than 550 runners and hikers took part in last year's edition of this 20-kilometre trail race through the breathtaking scenery of the Friulian Dolomites in north-eastern Italy.
Participants have seven hours to complete the course but nevertheless they need to be well prepared as the route features 1700 metres of ascent and 1700 metres of descent.
The start and finish are in the ski and holiday resort of Forni di Sopra (880m). The route crosses three mountain ridges in the Parco Naturale delle Dolomiti Friulane, a widely unspoilt region with a varied flora and fauna. The highest point on the course is at 2175 metres above sea level.
Most of the route is on mountain trails, just about four kilometres are on paved roads. Many participants use hiking poles because parts of the course are very steep and on loose terrain.
In 2010, the winners were Tadei Pivk (1:53:05) and Lavinia Garibaldi (1:49:47).
Venue (Map): Forni di Sopra (Tolmezzo 43km, Udine 93km, Venezia 160km, Ljubljana 205km)
Date: 28 August 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 20km (+1700m, -1700m)
Start time: 8.00
Start and finish: Forni di Sopra, "Davòst" sports centre (880m)
Entries: online (until 27 Aug 2011, 12.00h), payment in cash on the day; late entries on the day
Entry fees: 30 euros (for entries until 27 Aug 2011, 12.00h), 35 euros (late entries on the day)
Race centre: at the start (27 Aug 2011 from 18.00; 28 Aug 2011 from 6.30)
You get: technical vest, a meal after the race
Prizes: prize money to the first 10 men and 10 women; prize money for a new course record; product prizes to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: 15.30
Number of finishers 2010: 557 (490 men, 67 women)
Event website: www.for-adventure.it/sky-race-delle-dolomiti-friulane.html
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