Here are some important information for the Valmalenco UltraDistance Trail 2023.
Each athlete must collect their bib. It is not possible to delegate teammates or third parties.
Subscription of a sports card
Anyone without a sports card who needs to sign a CSEN card can do so at the bib collection.
Overnight in the gym and shower areas
There is no gym / dormitory.
For the athletes interested, on Friday 28 at 8 pm there will be shuttle buses from the car park of the race village in Caspoggio, towards the start in Chiesa in Valmalenco.
There are no return shuttles, so athletes staying in Chiesa in Valmalenco can leave their car in Caspoggio and use the shuttle.
No reservation needed.
There are no shuttles between Caspoggio and Lanzada. The departure can be reached on foot and is about 1.5km from the arrival, along the pedestrian path that takes you to Caspoggio in via Pizzo Scalino (behind the Fior di Monte hotel).
VUT changing bags
The bags can be delivered at the bib collection, or from 8 pm at the departure point in Chiesa in Valmalenco.
There are two transport bags: one for Chiareggio (km 33), and one for the arrival in Caspoggio.
The athlete who withdraws will have to communicate it to a control point or to the broom, obligatorily delivering the bib. The GPS, on the other hand, must be delivered to the Caspoggio race office (at the finish line).
Shuttles are provided for the retreat of the 90 KM at Chiareggio (km 33) and at Campo Moro, parking ref. Zoia (km 73). The Campo Moro shuttle can be reached in 30 minutes on foot from Musella (km 53).
In the event that the withdrawn athlete wishes to request transport for the return outside the pre-established points, if deemed possible, the organization can offer - at the athlete's expense, if the specific recovery represents a burden for the organization - the service through the means available (shuttles or helicopter).
However, the organization will evaluate the solutions to assist the athlete on a case by case basis, in coordination with the volunteers in the area.
In the event of an accident that requires a medical service, the transport cannot be carried out with the organisation's vehicles, not authorized to provide assistance, but the intervention of the official rescue will be required.
Each individual competitor and each team of the relay will be given a GPS device that will transmit the position in real time.
The position of the athletes will be visible on the race site , as well as on the screen at the race village.
The GPS must be turned on when entering the starting grid (the VUT staff will help you turn them on).
Relay athletes who have arrived at the changeover must pass the gps device to their partner.
Athletes must return the GPS at the end of the race, under penalty of a penalty of € 150.
The real-time tracking link will be published on the site in the 'Route and Tracking' section.
The route has been entirely traced with balises, flags and yellow reflectors for the night sections.
Balise is frequent, in case you do not see balises for about 5 minutes, we recommend checking your position as a route error is likely.
In recent days in some sections of the route the strips have been removed by unknown persons.
New ones were promptly placed, however they may be different in colors compared to those present on the other sections of the route.
All the material listed in the regulation is mandatory both for individual athletes and for all members of the relay races and the 35km (with the exception of the front panel for the 35k).
The organization will carry out random checks before the start, during the race, and at the end of the race.
For the safety of the athletes, the front panels must have sufficient charge to illuminate during all hours of darkness (10 hours). In the case of faceplates with rechargeable batteries it is not necessary to have spare batteries, however they will have to last all night.
Course assistants are authorized to stop the athlete with the control panel off.
For safety, the athlete must bring his / her phone and keep the ringer activated. Also in this case the athlete must guarantee the functioning of the telephone from start to finish (if necessary, have a power bank).
In addition to being necessary to contact the emergency services in the event of an injury, it can be used by the organization to contact the athlete in case of imminent dangers.
The VUT is a competition that takes place in semi-self-sufficiency. In this regard, only salts, white pasta and biscuits will be guaranteed in the refreshment points. The shelters will be exceptionally open also during the night and it will be possible to buy other supplies.
In case of need, the shelters will make beds available, the athletes must comply with all the provisions required by the shelters.
Any accompanying persons can assist athletes only outside the life bases and refreshments.
There will be no plastic cups in the refreshment points. Everyone will need to use their own water bottle or cup for refilling liquids.
Find the route on the site https://ultravalmalenco.com/percorso
(the altitude profile opens by clicking on the "Profile" button).
In case of bad weather the organization could decide to modify the route following variants already identified. This decision will be made by the route managers in agreement with the security personnel. The departure time may also be postponed.
In the event that the weather conditions are so negative as to endanger the safety of the athletes even on the alternative routes, the organization may decide not to carry out the competition.
Map and GPX
The altitudes with the refreshment points are printed on the bibs of the 90 km
Here are the gpx:
It has been reported to us that on some devices the distances or total differences in height calculated from the gpx tracks differ from those indicated by us.
This is due to the fact that each device or software uses its own distance calculation system with averages, filters and rounding, over long distances it can cause even important discrepancies, in excess or in defect.
Time delays and suspension from the race
The time gates are also indicated on the map and on the bibs.
The gates identified are a constraint that we have also imposed to ensure the safety of all, the volunteers on the path will have to stop all those who show up after the time gate.
- Chiareggio (33 km) by 7:00 am on Saturday (9 hours of racing)
- Alpe Musella (53 km) by 12 noon on Saturday (14 hours of racing)
- Zoia Refuge (75 km) by 5:30 pm on Saturday (19 hours and half of the race)
- Zoia Refuge by 2.00 pm on Saturday (5 hours of competition)
The doctors on the course may interrupt the race of an athlete deemed unsuitable for physical conditions to continue the race at any time.
These decisions will be made only in exceptional cases, and will have the purpose of guaranteeing the athlete's safety.
The number of our mixed base of operations for accidents and medical emergencies will be indicated on the bib.
The base is in constant contact with the rescue personnel and doctors on the way.
Thanks for your attention, and good race everyone!
The Valmalenco UltraDistance Trail staff