Some races are destined to leave their mark, and the Limone Vertical is one of these. A vertical climb of 1,100 meters in a course of about 3 km long is definitely impressive, but what certainly attracts spectators and the public is the amazing panorama that this course provides by night.
From just 60 meters above sea level, the course shoots up along a specially "cleaned" and marked trail to 1,160 meters above sea level to the finish line. The start from Lungolago Marconi first covers a flat stretch that enters the old town center and reaches a picturesque olive grove. From here, the climb becomes increasingly difficult and grueling.
Arriving at Dosso dei Roveri (halfway), the course enters a wooded area and then follows the crest to the top. In the final stretch the course has 2 brief descents that are anything but relaxing: it passes over rocky waterfalls that seem to crash into the lake below. The finish line is in the “Nembra” area with a breath-taking view.
LENGHT: 3700 m.
VERTICAL CLIMB: 1080 m.
Online inscriptions :
OPENING & CLOSING:
REGISTRATION FEE: € 30,00
RACE KIT: Dynafit soft flask & head band. Guaranteed only at the first 280 inscripted
When picking up your race bib, you must present a copy of your registration, the bank transfer with the registration fee, the medical certificate for competitive sports (bring a copy which will be held by the staff) and the waiver of liability form (to download below this page).
We remember that foreigners with ITALIAN citizen, must have an italian medical certificate for competitive races (not a simple good health certificate)
ALL THE FORMS ARE TO DOWNLOAD BELOW THIS PAGE!
RACE BIB/RACE KIT PICKUP: Friday from 12 to 6 p.m.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS DELIVERY:
MEETING POINT: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 - Lungolago Marconi - 6 p.m.
START: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 - Lungolago Marconi - Start for first group: 6.00p.m. Start for elite group: 7:00p.m.
PASTA PARTY: Lungolago Marconi
DESCENT: on foot along path nr. 101
AWARDS CEREMONY: During the last evening on Saturday, October 14, 2017
RULES: KWAY IS MANDATORY!!!
The Vertical Kilometer is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old. All athletes must be in possession of a valid medical certificate declaring fitness for competitive sports, according to DM 10/01/82. This certificate must be valid as of the date of the race and must be presented when the race bib is assigned.
If the participant is unable to start at the Vertical the amount is refundable with the following rules:
Till 1st September 2016 we refund € 20,00
Till 19th September 2016 we refund the 50%
After 19th September no refund
Race packs can't be sent and can be picked up only at the race office in the race days.
CANCELLATION OR CHANGES
The Race Director, at his discretion, can change and/or modify the race at any time (for example, the course, the start procedure, the length of the race, finish line, etc.) and he can suspend the race at any moment to better protect the athlete. If the race is cancelled, the registration fee will not be reimbursed.
Even if not explicitly indicated, these rules are applied in relation to the rules established by FSA-FISKY – Italian Skyrunning Championship. http://www.skyrunning.com/images/stories/pdfs/isf-sky-rules-2012.pdf
DUTIES OF THE ATHLETE
- The race bib must be visibly worn during the entire race.
- The use of POLES is strictly prohibited.
- Each competitor is obliged to have a WINDBREAKER with him/her on departure. The jacket will be checked at the end of the race. If the athlete is found without this garment, he/she will be given a 3 minute penalty.
- Each athlete is required to have a perfectly functioning HEADLAMP with him/her on departure. If the lamp breaks or malfunctions during the race, the athlete must request assistance from the security personnel of the race.
- The use of HEADPHONES is prohibited.
- The athlete must follow the regularly indicated course.
- Athletes stopped at the checkpoint must hand in their bib to the gate official.
- Athletes who withdraw from the race in progress must inform the organization and hand in their bibs to the staff at the nearest checkpoint.
1. Checkpoint: at the refreshment station of Dòs dei Ruer, 45 minutes after the start.
The athlete, fully aware of the responsibility for untruthful declarations, acknowledges and confirms that he/she has reviewed the race route and – being of sound mind – believes that it is appropriate for his/her technical level; that he/she realizes that said route includes stretches with fixed cords and exposed passages, even if assisted by organization personnel; that he/she is in possession of a vertical kilometer curriculum suitable for the competition in which he/she is registered, having recently participated in similar events and with mountain experience suitable for facing said route; that he/she has been duly informed by the organizers of the potential hazards of the event that takes place in a mountain setting with consequent objective hazards that cannot be eliminated for all competitors and to accept, in light of said knowledge, the risk nevertheless; that he/she expressly exonerates the organizers from all liability caused by negligence regarding any injury that the athlete sustains.
Athletes are requested to respect the environment. Therefore, they are asked to throw away garbage (for example, water bottles, cups, gel) in the trash cans set up along the route. Competitors who exhibit poor conduct that is not prudent or respectful of the environment will be penalized and may be disqualified, according to decision made by a special jury.
PARKING AND SHOWERS
Free parking is available on Via Caldogno, Via Fasse and at the Palazzetto dello Sport on Via Tovo. Please remember that only paid parking is available near the start line, also on the day of the race. The showers for the athletes are about 1 km from the start line.
The first 10 men and first 5 women will receive a prize on Saturday evening
Complaints are accepted up to one-half hour before the arrival of the last competitor. Payment of a € 50.00 fee will be requested: if the complaint is accepted, that amount will be reimbursed.
AUTHORIZATION FOR PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA
By registering for the event, participants in the race authorize the use of their images, photos and/or videos that will be used to publicize the event and/or area for affiliated purposes and they consent to the processing of their personal data, entered in the archives of the Organizer/Association. This data will be stored and conserved confidentially by the organizing committee and will be used for purposes related to the event, in conformity with Law. n. 675/96 of December 31, 1996, article 13 (Privacy Law). The data could be also used for sending publicity or news by the organizers or their partners/sponsors. This data can be modified or deleted at any time.