Cortina Skyrace

Camelbag ssdrl, in collaboration with the Municipality of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Alpine Rescue Team, the Italian Alpine Club, have organized the fourth edition of “Cortina Skyrace”, an in part self-sufficiency mountain trail running race in an alpine environment, on 21 June 2018.

Cortina Skyrace is a running race that takes place along paths in the Dolomite Mountains – a World Heritage Site - for about 20 km and with a variation in altitude of 1.000 metres a.s.l. The race is in part self-sufficient and it starts on Thursday 21 June 2018 at 5.00 p.m. in Corso Italia in Cortina d’Ampezzo; maximum time: 3 hours and a half.

In order to participate in the race, athletes must have had previous experience in the mountains, should not suffer from vertigo, should have a high standard of athletic preparation and have suitable clothes for temperatures that can range from -5 to + 30 degrees.

a) Registration requirements
Entry is open to athletes aged 18 and over who are in possession of a valid medical certificate specifically for sports racing activities, which does not expire before 21 June 2018. Athletes who are under disqualification for using performance-enhancement drugs shall not be accepted.
In order to register to Cortina Skyrace, it is not necessary to have completed any qualifying race, but it is recommended to have mountain experience.

b) Registration procedures
The registration starts on 10 January 2018 and closes on 10 June 2018 or when the maximum number of 400 participants has reached.

c) Registration fees
25,00 Euros from 10 January to 10 April, 30,00 Euros from 11 April to 10 June.
The registration fees includes the following:
- a race number bib
- assistance and one refreshment along the race route
- race pack
- finisher medal
- post race refreshment

d) Payment procedures
Registration fees can be paid by Credit Card only.

e) Fixed number
The maximum number is 400 registered athletes.

f) Cancellation
If the competitor wishes to cancel his registration, cancellation must be notified by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
No reimbursement is due.

The following is not allowed:
- Giving a bib number to another person or exchanging bib numbers
- Postponing registration to the following year.
- Moving between races.

Should the race be cancelled because of circumstances beyond our control up to 15 days before the race, the Organization reserves the right to refund 50% of the admission fee. This percentage is calculated to enable the Organization to cover part of the expenses incurred.
Should the race be cancelled or interrupted for atmospheric reasons, or for any other reason beyond our control, no refund of the registration fee will be made.

Non-Italian athletes must fill in the certificate that they can find on, have it signed and stamped by a doctor and upload on their personal runner space on by 31 May 2018. Failure to do by this date will lead to the annulment of registration without reimbursement.

To upload the medical certificate in your runner space, login at this link:
Then click on the RED ICON on the top and you will find the link UPLOAD YOUR MEDICAL CERTIFICATE.

The race number and race pack distribution shall take place at the Ice Stadium (via Bonacossa 1, Cortina d’Ampezzo) from 10.00 a.m. till 4.00 pm on Thursday 21 June.
In order to receive their race bib number, athletes must present a valid Identity Document.

It is obligatory for the athletes to have the following equipment with them, for the full duration of the race:
- camelbag or bottles that contain at least half litre of liquid
- race bib number visible for the full duration of the race
- wind cheater (anorak)
- drinking cup or water bottle (No drinking cups shall be available at the refreshment areas)
- suitable shoes
The obligatory material may be worn or placed inside the backpack.
Random checks shall be made along the race route.
The use of poles is not permitted.

The maximum time to reach the finish line is 3 hours and a half (before 8.30 p.m. on Thursday 21 June). A “pick up” service will follow the last runner, in order to help the athletes who withdraw and to be sure that anyone with injuries is assisted.
There shall be one time limit/cut off point, where a shuttle bus shall be present to pick up the athletes that withdraw or are injured and take them back to the arrival zone:
- Malga Larieto (15 km) before 7:45 p.m. (2 hours and 45 minutes into the race).
Competitors that do not reach this point within the established time limit shall be stopped and will not be allowed to continue the race.
Participants who reach the check point after the maximum time, those who are injured, and any other athletes who decide to drop out, shall be taken to the finish line by shuttle bus. For logistical reasons, competitors who have withdrawn may have to wait before being returned to the finish area. Any participant who withdraws from the race at any point other than the established check point should make their own way back to Cortina and immediately inform the race organizers by telephone or by text message.

The athletes are required to run in part self-sufficiency and must carry at least half litre of liquid. There will be only one refreshment station along the route:
- Malga Larieto (15 km)
Only the runners carrying a visible race number have access to the refreshment station.
The food and liquids from the refreshment station must be consumed at the refreshment station; it is strictly forbidden for athletes to drink from the bottles provided by the refreshment station: they must use their personal cup or flask. Garbage must be thrown into the trash cans present in the refreshment station.
Camel bags or water bottles can only be filled with natural water.
When leaving the refreshment station, athletes must have sufficient liquid and food to reach the finish line, where there is another refreshment point.
Food and drinks at refreshment post are strictly reserved for the runners.
Assistance from family or team members is not tolerated.
Pacing and muling are not allowed.

Athletes are required to be in Corso Italia in Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL) before 4.30 p.m. on Thursday 21 June 2018. The race will start at 5.00 p.m.
Inside the Ice Stadium (Via Bonacossa 1, Cortina d’Ampezzo) there will be changing rooms and cloakrooms. Athletes are advised not to place objects of value in the bags; the organisers accept no liability for any theft, loss or damage of bags or their contents. After the arrival, bags must be collected at the Ice Stadium until and not after 9 p.m. on Thursday 21 June upon presentation of race bib.

The Cortina Skyrace race route has been classified with a red label: EE itinerary for expert excursionists. An itinerary that requires the capacity to move on particular terrain, trails or inaccessible or treacherous paths (slopes with rocky or debris outcroppings) that are sometimes exposed.
The Cortina Skyrace 2018 takes the following route:
Cortina (Corso Italia), Cycle Path, Vigna 1350, Forcella Zumeles, Forcella Sonforca, Malga Larieto, Rifugio Mietres, Col Tondo, Cortina - Corso Italia.
For a total 20 km and 1.000 meters of variation a.s.l.
Should adverse weather conditions occur or one or more paths become inaccessible, alternative routes will be outlined at the briefing before the start of the race.
The race kilometres are not marked. Competitors should therefore adhere strictly to the marked race route and avoid taking shortcuts or cutting out sections of the route. Any departures from the official route, apart from entailing disqualification, shall be at the sole risk of the competitor.

Members of the Organization and of the Alpine Rescue Team shall be in constant contact with the Race HQ and be positioned along the race route. An ambulance with paramedics shall be positioned at the start and finish, where a doctor shall be present for resuscitation purposes. Check points shall be set up along the route, where members of the staff shall monitor the athletes as they pass and also apply random checks to verify that the athletes are in possession of the obligatory race material. Should anyone refuse to undergo the check on the obligatory race material, they shall be disqualified immediately.

The race shall take place in a protected natural park area with a natural eco system. Participants are therefore required to fully respect the Alpine environment, in particular by not throwing away rubbish, picking flowers or disturbing the wildlife. Anyone found leaving rubbish along the way shall be disqualified from the race and incur the penalties foreseen in the municipal regulations. In order to reduce the impact on the environment, the athletes shall NOT be given plastic cups at the refreshment points. Each athlete shall be required to carry his/her own drinking cup or water bottle, which can be filled at the refreshment points. The Cortina Skyrace complies with the Spirito Trail Magazine campaign “I don’t throw away my rubbish”.

In case of adverse weather conditions (dense fog, snow or thunder storms), the Organization reserves the right to make last-minute changes, even during the race, to the race route in order to eliminate potential hazards or conditions that could cause hardship for the participants. The staff shall inform the participants of any changes. The Organization also reserve the right to suspend or cancel the race if the weather conditions are such that they put athletes, staff or medical teams at risk.

The following infringements will lead to immediate disqualification with withdrawal of the race number bib:
- failing to pass a check point
- taking shortcuts
- abandoning rubbish along the race route
- failing to aid a participant in difficulty
- insulting or threatening the staff or volunteers
- using transport during the race
- refusing to undergo checks by the medical staff along the race route
- refusing to allow checks of the obligatory material
- failing to have a wind cheater (anorak), camel bag or bottles.

30 minutes of penalty are foreseen for the following infringements:
- failing to show the race number bib.
The penalty will be applied immediately, where the infringement has been established.

Art. 16 PRIZES
There are no cash prizes. Non monetary prizes shall be awarded to the first 3 men and the first 3 women. Each athlete who completes the race within the maximum time limit will be given a Finisher Medal. Prizes will be awarded on Thursday 21 June at 7.30 pm at Piazza Dibona in Cortina. Prizes will only be awarded at the prize-giving ceremony, they will not be sent or handed out in advance.

On registration, the competitors authorize the Organization to freely use any images depicting athletes during their participation in the Cortina Skyrace, whether still or in movement, with no territorial or time limits.

Voluntary registration and subsequent participation in the race indicates full acceptance of the race rules and any changes they may have to undergo. By registering, the participant exempts the organizers from any liability, whether civil or criminal, for damage to persons and/or property caused by or to him/her.

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