Press release of 7th May 2022
Scheduled for 23rd and 24th September in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Registration is now open
THE DELICIOUS FESTIVAL DOLOMITI ADDS A THIRD RACE, STARTING IN ALTA BADIA
Three routes of rare beauty wind through the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites
Sport, flavour, nature and passion. These are the ingredients of the Delicious Festival Dolomiti, the trail-running event scheduled in Cortina d'Ampezzo and Alta Badia for the weekend of 23rd and 24th September, co-organized by L5T SPORT ASD, Cortina Delicious and the municipality of Cortina d’Ampezzo with the backing of the Regole d’Ampezzo, the Parco Naturale delle Dolomiti d’Ampezzo, the Cortina branch of the Club Alpino Italiano and the Alta Badia Tourism Cooperative and Alta Badia Brand.The sixth edition of this event is extraordinary because it presents an absolute novelty: the approx. 30 km long Medium Delicious Trail with a positive difference in altitude of 1900 metres, starting from Alta Badia, at the parterre of the famous Gran Risa World Cup ski course, with the finishing line at the Cortina district of Pocol.
A new highlight for all trail running fans, which takes place on the same day as the other two long-established races, the Medium Delicious Trail extends over a medium distance and offers the participants something unique: a wide expanse of unspoilt territory at the foot of majestic peaks, with lush forests and gastronomic excellence.
The route starts in Alta Badia, leads to San Cassiano and then to the plateau. Once at the top, it turns into the Pralongià area and descends to Armentarola. From there begins a long uphill stretch towards Mount Lagazuoi, from where you descend to the finish line in Pocol. Refreshment points will be set up at the Las Vegas, Ioch, Pralongià and Scotoni refuges.
Those who prefer the classic distance will choose the 43 km long Delicious Trail Dolomiti with a positive difference in altitude of 3,100 metres. The route leads through Pocol, Croda Da Lago, 5 Torri, Nuvolau, Lagazuoi and the Falzarego Pass, crossing the most extensive open-air museum of the Great War fought at high altitude in the Dolomites and passing through the Lagazuoi mine tunnel (2,647 metres above sea level). An evocative, stunning route with some very technical stretches which require athletic preparation and mountain experience. The departure is scheduled in the heart of Cortina d'Ampezzo, in the shadow of the Minor Basilica’s bell tower.
For all mountain lovers, there is the 22 km long Short Delicious Trail with 1,300 meters of difference in altitude, which takes participants up to the summit of Mount Nuvolau. This is a run to interpret in whatever way you like: you can run fast, walk briskly and also stop at each hut to taste the delicious specialities prepared by the chefs. The start and finish areas of this race are in the Cortina district Pocol.
Along the three routes, the refuges and restaurants involved in the event offer all participants, in addition to the traditional products for athletes, such as water and minerals, some specialities of the Ampezzo and Alta Badia regions, such as Kaiserschmarren, a sweet pancake dusted with powdered sugar and served with cranberry jam, Casunziei and many other traditional dishes.
Delicious Trail Dolomiti and Alta Badia are supported by Karpos, the historical sponsor of the event and official partner of the Alta Badia region. Three outstanding companies for an ever stronger and more successful synergy.
Registration is open from today, so you can now register for the various races on the www.delicioustrail.it website
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