2nd "Bear Trail" 2011
Brentino Belluno (Italy), Sunday 17 July 2011
Like the Trail Monte Baldo, the Trail dell'Orsa is staged on the eastern slopes of Monte Baldo, a mountain ridge to the east of Lake Garda in northern Italy.
Participants choose between the 14km Orsa Minore ("Little Bear") which climbs and descends 1000 metres and the very tough 25km Orsa Maggiore ("Great Bear"; +1900m/-1900m).
Entrants to the 25km race must provide a medical certificate at registration. The 14km race, however, is open to all runners and hikers aged 18 years or over.
The start and finish are in the village of Brentino, which is on the Brenner motorway between Verona and Trento. Situated in a steep valley, Brentino is a popular rock climbing destination.
Participants run (or hike) on dirt roads and trails through woodland, mountain pastures and vineyards. The route offers marvellous views of the spectacular rock scenery.
The event takes place at elevations below 1000 metres but both routes are very challenging. Some of the trails are very technical, secured by cable.
Venue (Map): Brentino Belluno (Verona 44km, Trento 62km, Venice 158km, Milano 166km)
Date: 17 July 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 14km (+1000m/-1000m); 25km (+1900m/-1900m)
Start time: 8.30
Start and finish: at the church in Brentino (Piazzale della chiesa)
Entries (14km): online or by fax; payment by bank transfer or credit card; late entries on the day; entry limit 250 runners
Entries (25km): online or by fax; payment by bank transfer or credit card; entries close 12 July 2011; entry limit 250 runners; entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration
Entry fees (14km): 10 euros (up to 30 June 2011), 17 euros (up to 17 July 2011)
Entry fees (25km): 18 euros (up to 30 June 2011), 25 euros (up to 12 July 2011)
Race centre: 16 July 2011, 17.00-20.00; 17 July 2011, 7.00-8.00
You get: chip timing (25km); technical T-shirt, pasta party
Prizes: (?); no prize money
Award ceremony: 15.00
Number of finishers 2010: 173
Event website (in Italian): www.veronatrailrunners.it
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