Piancavallo (Italy), Sunday 12 September 2010
Participants in the Skyrace Monte Cavallo run a 20-kilometre loop around the mountain top of Monte Cavallo (2251m), which rises high above the Venetian-Friulian Plain in north-eastern Italy.
The start and finish is in the ski resort of Piancavallo (1270m), situated about half-way up the mountain. Piancavallo is around 15 kilometres up the road from the small town and U.S Air Force base of Aviano. Venice is approximately 100 kilometres to the south.
The route along dirt roads and trails is very challenging. It includes 1650 metres of ascent and 1650 metres of descent. Many participants find it helpful to use trekking poles.
The highest point on the course is at 2040 metres above sea level, and therefore you are strongly advised to carry a windstopper jacket with you.
The time limit to complete the course stands at 6 hours, so that you can take your time to enjoy the wonderful views of the eastern Dolomites and of the plain below.
Along the route, there are five aid stations.
In 2009, the winners were Matteo Piller Hofer (2:13:04) and Lavinia Garibaldi (2:36:05).
Venue (Map): Piancavallo (16km from Aviano, 77km from Treviso, 80km from Udine, 107km from Venice)
Date: 12 September 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: ca. 20km (+1650m, -1650m)
Start time: 8.30; children 9.30
Start and finish: at the Ristorante 'Roncjade' in Piancavallo
Entries: online or by fax (until 10 Sep 2010), payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees: 30 EUR (until 7 Sep 2010), 35 EUR (late entries)
Race centre: Area "Roncjade" (Saturday 11 Sep 2010, 13.00-18.00; on the day 6.00-8.00))
You get: goody bag, lunch after the race
Prizes: to the first 10 men and 5 women; first 3 in each age category
Award ceremony: 11.30 (children); 14.30
Number of finishers 2009: 198
Event website (in Italian): www.montanaiaracing.it/skyrace
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