"Trail of Hope along the Path of the Three Eagles"
Monte Baldo (Italy), Sunday 22 July 2012
The Trail della speranza race takes place on Monte Baldo, a mountain ridge that stretches along the eastern shore of Lago di Garda, Italy's largest lake.
Participants run 24 kilometres on dirt roads and trails through wonderful countryside. The route is very challenging with 1,200 metres of climbing.
The start is at the Rifugio Novezzina mountain hut (1,235m) which is on the eastern slopes of the mountain, above the village of Ferrara di Monte Baldo.
The finish line is at an elevation of 1,750 metres, at the summit station of the cableway from Malcesine (on Lake Garda) to the Monte Baldo ridge.
The last part of the course offers breathtaking views of the lake, which lies almost 1,700 metres below.
Last year, around 250 runners took part in the race. The winners were Isacco Piubelli (2:09:34) and Lisa Borzani (2:37:51).
Venue (Map): Monte Baldo (50km from Verona, 68km from Trento, 169km from Venice, 175km from Milano)
Date: 22 July 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 24km (+1200m)
Start: 8.30 at the Rifugio Novezzina (1235m), near Ferrara di Monte Baldo
Finish: on Monte Baldo (1750m), at the summit station of the cableway (funivia) from Malcesine
Entries: by fax or e-mail, payment by bank transfer; entries close 17 July 2012; entry limit: 400 runners
Entry fees: 18 euros (part of the entry fees go to charity)
Race centre: at the start (7.00-8.30)
You get: handmade wooden medal; goody bag (wine, olive oil, rice); transport of personal clothing to the finish; four feed stations along the route; pasta party at the finish; chairlift and bus service from the finish back to the start area
Prizes: product prizes to the first 20 men and 10 women and to the largest groups
Award ceremony: 12.00
Number of finishers 2011: 249
Event website: www.montefortiana.org
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