Canazei (Italy), Saturday 10 September 2011
The Sellaronda Trail Running is a new, incredibly-scenic and highly-challenging multi-terrain running race around the Gruppo del Sella, an awe-inspiring massif in the Dolomites in Italy.
The route is 51 kilometres long. It includes almost 3,500 metres of climbing. Participants can compete as individuals or as part of a 2-person relay team.
Most of the race is run on dirt roads and mountain trails. Some sections are on asphalt roads.
Competitors will run across four mountain passes and through four winter sports resorts (Canazei, Selva, Corvara, and Arabba). This year, the start and the finish will be in Canazei, which is at an elevation of 1,440 metres.
Along the route there will be ten feed stations, but as the race will take place in a high alpine environment runners will have to carry some mandatory equipment with them (see the list below).
The time limit to complete the course is ten hours. It's allowed to use trekking poles.
The last climb to Passo Pordoi, as seen from the Sella Group.
Venue (Map): Canazei (Bolzano 50km, Innsbruck 138km, Verona 205km)
Date: 10 September 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: ca. 51km (+3460m/-3460m)
Start time: 7.00
Start and finish: Piazza Marconi, Canazei
Race centre: Scuola di Sci Canazei-Marmolada, Strèda del Piz, Canazei
Entries: online; entries close 6 September 2011; entrants must provide a medical certificate when they pick up their bibs
Entry fees: 50 euros (individual runners), 100 euros (relay teams)
Mandatory equipment: 500ml of water, survival blanket, whistle, first aid kit, some food (energy bars, gels, ...), waterproof jacket, pants, gloves, hat
You get: a souvenir gift, chip timing, pasta party, finisher medal, transport for relay runners
Prizes: prize money to the first 5 men, 5 women, 5 male (or mixed) teams and 5 female teams
Showers and changing facilities: (?)
Number of finishers 2010: ---
Event website: www.sellarondatrailrunning.com
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.
The relay changeover point will be in Corvara.