- 50 miles of the Piccole Dolomiti – edition two July 27, 2013
- Ultra 80 km 5500 mD+ – ISF Ultra SkyMarathon® European Championship 2013
- Marathon 40 km 2500 mD+
- Grand Raid Zero Invitational 110 km 10,000 mD+
- Montefalcone Downhill Race 8 km 1,200 mD-
After the successful first edition in 2012, with great participation and positive comments, thanks to the efforts of the organisation, the Trans d’Havet comes into the 2013 season with a second edition confirming the structure of the event but also offering interesting news.
The trail runs along the western pre-alps of Vicenza, in the italian Veneto region. The course starts from Piovene Rocchette, through mount Summano, mount Novegno, mount Alba, the 52 galleries roads of the Pasubio, the Sengio Alto group, Carega group, the group of Tre Croci, the top of mount Marana, ending with the descent to Valdagno, with a total length of 80 km and an elevation gain of 5500 m. There is also a minor race, which will start from mid-course (pian delle Fugazze), for a total of 40 km and 2500 m of elevation gain.
The course crosses the territory of two regions and eleven municipalities: Piovene Rocchette (Vi), Santorso (Vi), Schio (Vi), Posina (Vi), Valli del Pasubio (Vi), Vallarsa (Tn), Ala (Tn), Selva di Progno (Vr), Crespadoro (Vi), Recoaro (Vi), Valdagno (Vi).
The course of the main race, with its logical design of a great crossing of the Piccole Dolomiti, is fully confirmed. The 80 km and 5500 meters of elevation gain, rich in history and natural beauty, with some very technical stretches, will see the start of the best athletes to compete for the title of ISF Ultra SkyMarathon® European Champion 2013. Top athletes and teams are these days planning the 2013 season, and many have already expressed their intention to be there.
Trans d’Havet however won’t be only an elite race, but also a great voyage and a challenge to everyone so that they may test the limits. Therefore the time limits of 23 hours for the Ultra and 14 hours for the Marathon will remain unchanged and intermediate time limits accordingly given.
For 2013 there are also two new side events planned: the zero edition invitational of a Grand Raid for two athletes teams, in total self sufficiency, on a course of about 110 km and 10,000 m of elevation gain, which extends the classical one, and an only descent sprint Montefalcone Downhill Race, about 8 km and 1200 meters of elevation loss, to be held the next day from the top of Montefalcone down to Recoaro Terme.
The inclusion of the Trans d’Havet in the wider program of the European Skyrunning® Championship, which begins the weekend before in Canazei with the ISF Vertical Kilometer® and SkyRace® European Championship, will be an opportunity for athletes for a stay in Recoaro Terme during the week in between.
Check out the Skyrunning website – HERE
From Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July 2013
- Recoaro Terme
- Athletes hospitality
Friday 26 July 2013
- Piovene Rocchette
- 17.00 Start Grand Raid
Saturday 27 July 2013
- Piovene Rocchette
- 01.00 am start Ultra
- Pian delle Fugazze
- 9.00 am start Marathon
- Valdagno, historical
- 10.00 estimated winner finish Ultra
- 13.00 estimated winner finish Marathon
- 17.00 estimated first finish competitors Grand Raid
- 18.00 awards ceremony
- 24.00 hours arrival of last competitors
Sunday, July 28, 2013
- Recoaro Terme, Downhill Race
- 10.30 am start downhill race
- 13.00 awards ceremony Downhill Race and Grand Raid
Organization: Ultrabericus Team a.s.d.
Collaboration: Associazione Nazionale Alpini of Vicenza, the Italian Red Cross, National Corps Mountain Rescue
The event is made possible by:
– The contribution of Montura and Alpstation;
– The cooperation of Vicenzaè.org and Visitrecoaro.it.
All about www.transdhavet.it
Ian Corless will be reporting from the race live via Twitter and Facebook in addition to providing written articles and photography – iancorless.com