The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail

6 June 2017 - Newsletter #7
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Read the newsletters that you receive from now until the day of the race carefully because they contain important up-to-date information!

CORTINA SKYRACE IS NOW SOLD OUT!

On 31 May registration closed for Cortina Skyrace which is Lavaredo Ultra Trail and Cortina Trail’s younger sibling.

Just like the longer distance races, Cortina Skyrace has a high percentage of foreign athletes: over 42% of runners come from 40 countries. 

The official list of registered athletes is at this  link >>

HEY KIDS, ARE YOU READY?

LUT 2017’s big novelty is the Cortina Kids Race, a race for children from 0 to 13 years of age that will take place in the centre of Cortina on Friday 23 June at 11 am

There are three different distances for different age brackets and the race ends back at the starting line where 12 hours later 1,500 athletes will set off on the Lavaredo Ultra Trail.
Pre-registration can be done online free of charge!
Hurry because there are only a few places available! 

For more information and to register follow this link >>

FINALLY HERE ARE LUT’S TOP RUNNERS

This year will also see lots of élite athletes running in the Lavaredo Ultra Trail beginning with the two French runners from Team Salomon who won the Ultra-Trail World Tour 2016:
Caroline Chaverot, record winner of LUT 2015, and François D'Haene, who is making his debut in Cortina. In the men’s race there will be tough competition between Lithuanian Gediminas Grinius (Team Vibram) who came third in LUT 2014 and second in LUT 2016; Catalan Pau Capell (Team The North Face) who came first this year in the Transgrancanaria and second in Madeira right behind D’Haene; Norwegian Didrik Hermansen (Team Asics) who was first in LUT 2015; American Seth Swanson (Team The North Face) who is back running after a long break for injury. 

Also present are the strongest Italian long-distance runners: Alto Adige’s Dani Jung (Team Gore) who got a taste for the Dolomite trails last year when he won the Cortina Skyrace and has begun 2017 with excellent international results; Team Salomon’s athlete Giulio Ornati who was in UTMB’s 2016 top ten; Fulvio Dapit (Team Crazy Idea La Sportiva) who was the only athlete to keep pace with Anton Krupicka in LUT 2014 before a physical injury forced him to pull out of the race. 

With this prestigious group of athletes maybe last year’s record set by Andy Simonds (12h 15' 06”) will be beaten and maybe even the 12 hour maximum time for race completion, that is an average of 10 km/h, will be toppled. #breaking12

In the women’s line up, besides the favourite Chaverot, New Zealand national and Hong Kong resident Ruth Croft who, after victory in the CCC 2015 and an exceptional 2016 with second place at the Kima Trophy, third place in the Transvulcania and TNF 50 San Francisco, is now trying her hand at her longest race so far. Keep an eye also on The North Face athletes, Fernanda Maciel and Lizzy Hawker, Spain’s Emma Roca, fast British soldier Jo Meek and France’s Maud Gobert who was world trail champion in 2011.
Italy’s hopes rest on Venetian Lisa Borzani and Cristiana Follador who was fourth in LUT 2016.

THE NORTH FACE®  ACTIVITIES

The North Face® will be hosting a series of activities over the weekend of the Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2017.
Get out there and... Live the Dolomites experience!

From evening hikes across the remarkable trails of Cortina, to photography workshops with the pros – we have it all!

Download here  The North Face® Event Programme (PDF file) >>  
and book your place now on Eventbrite website >>

WE ARE LAVAREDO

Do you have your own story of running, volunteering or maybe even just attending one of these races? Share a picture, quote or story using the hashtag #WeAreLavaredo over the next month to get involved! 

Follow the lead up to The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail here with articles, profiles, and race facts for the weekend >>

GIPRON OFFER

Are you registered for The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail, Cortina Trail or Cortina Skyrace? Event partner Gipron is offering you the chance to purchase trekking poles from the Ultra Trail collection at a special price! 

Order a pair of trekking poles of your choice, find all the information here >>



Offerta Gipron

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