DELICIOUS TRAIL DOLOMITI
SHORT DELICIOUS TRAIL DOLOMITI
MEDIUM DELICIOUS TRAIL DOLOMITI – A MOUNTAIN PASS FURTHER
30TH SEPTEMBER 2023
The Delicious Trail Dolomiti, the Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti and the Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti are listed on the ITRA calendar (International Trail Running Association) as well as in the UTMB index races calendar and in the Italian UISP calendar and recognized by the CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee) as races of high national interest.
Art. 1 ORGANIZATION
The Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica L5T SPORT asd, with the backing of the Town Council of Cortina d’Ampezzo and the Town Council of Badia, the Regole d’Ampezzo, the Parco Naturale delle Dolomiti d’Ampezzo, and the Cortina branch of the Club Alpino Italiano and Fondazione Cortina, and with the collaboration of Atletica Cortina asd, Fairplay asd, the Soccorso Alpino mountain rescue units of Cortina and Badia, Uisp Belluno and Alta Badia Brand, is organizing the 7th edition of the “Delicious Trail Dolomiti” and “Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti” and the 2nd edition of the “Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti”, semi-self-sufficiency mountain running races in an alpine setting.
Art. 2 GENERAL INFORMATION
The Delicious Trail Dolomiti is a running race along the paths of the Dolomites UNESCO Heritage Site of around 43 km., with a positive difference in altitude of 3.100 metres, in semi-self-sufficiency; the start is on Saturday 30th September 2023 at 7:30 a.m. from the centre of Cortina. Time limit: 11 hours.
The Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti is a running race along the paths of the Dolomites UNESCO Heritage Site of around 22 km. with a positive difference in altitude of 1.300 metres; the start is on Saturday 30th September 2023 at 10 a.m. in Pocol. Time limit: 7 hours.
The Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti is a running race along the paths of the Dolomites UNESCO Heritage Site of around 35 km. with a positive difference in altitude of 1.900 metres; the start is on Saturday 30th September 2023 at 9 a.m. in the centre of La Villa in front of the tourist office (via Colz 75, La Villa, BZ). Time limit: 9 hours.
THE TIMES, KILOMETRES AND CHECKPOINTS OF ALL RACES MAY BE CHANGED BY THE ORGANIZERS; PROMPT NOTICE WILL BE GIVEN OF ANY SUCH CHANGES.
Art. 3 REQUIREMENTS OF PARTICIPATION
To participate in the Delicious Trail Dolomiti and the Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti you must have mountain experience and not suffer from vertigo, be in an excellent physical condition and be equipped with clothing suitable for temperatures that may range from -10 to +30 degrees Celsius.
For the Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti mountain experience is required.
A medical certificate of fitness for competitive sports, valid at least until 30th September 2023 is required to participate.
Art. 4 REGISTRATION
Registration is invited from athletes of age in possession of a medical certificate of fitness for competitive sports (see art. 5), valid until at least 30th September 2023. Athletes currently disqualified for the use of performance-enhancing substances will not be admitted. For registration in the Delicious Trail Dolomiti, the Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti or Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti, there are no qualifying races. However, mountain experience is strongly recommended.
The races were included in the ITRA (International Trail Running Association) race calendar and in the UTMB index and assigned points as follows:
Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti (SHORT DISTANCE RUN) 1 ITRA POINT and UTMB INDEX EVENT 20K
Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti (MEDIUM DISTANCE RUN) 2 ITRA POINTS and UTMB INDEX EVENT 50K
Delicious Trail Dolomiti (LONG DISTANCE RUN) 2 ITRA POINTS and UTMB INDEX EVENT 50K
How to register
Registrations open in April 2023 and close on 30th September 2023 unless the race bibs were all assigned during the weeks preceding the date of the event. The number of participants is limited to 350 for the race Delicious Trail Dolomiti, to 350 for the Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti and 650 for the Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti.
Registration is made online through the website endu.net, and the fee can be paid only by credit card.
Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti
a) First 100 registrations € 35,00
b) From 101st to 200th registration € 40,00
c) From 201st to 300th registration € 45,00
d) From 301st to 500th registration € 50,00
Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti
a) First 100 registrations € 50,00
b) From 101st to 200th registration € 55,00
c) From 201st to 300th registration € 60,00
d) From 301st to 350th registration € 65,00
Delicious Trail Dolomiti
a) First 100 registrations: € 55,00
b) From 101st to 200th registration € 60,00
c) From 201st to 300th registration 65,00
d) From 301st to 350th registration 70,00
The registration fee includes:
- racing bib
- assistance and refreshments along the route
- official event t-shirt
- a Gourmet meal voucher worth 12 Euros for the meal at the PalaDelicious. If for any reason it won’t be possible to open the marquee, participants will receive “Delicious Boxes” with products of the same quality.
- a gift for the finishers of all three races
Showers and changing rooms will be provided.
Attended bag storage is available but all clothes must be packed in the bags and the bags must be closed.
The number is limited to 350 participants for the Delicious Trail Dolomiti, 350 for the Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti and 650 for the Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti.
Should the race be annulled owing to circumstances beyond our control up to 15 days before the event, the organizers reserve the right to reimburse a percentage equal to 50% of the registration fee paid. This percentage is justified by the numerous expenses which the organizers have already made and which cannot be recovered.
In the case of interruption or annulment of the race because of inclement weather, or for any other cause not imputable to the organizers, no reimbursement will be made to the participants.
Waiver of participation and reimbursements
In case of impossibility of participation in the race, the renunciation must be communicated via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No reimbursement of registration fees will be made due to the considerable anticipated organizational expenses, except in cases of medically certified accidents.
The following are not permitted:
- transferring of the registration fee to the following year
- changing from one race to the other
- the exchange or passing on of the racing bib
- be accompanied by a dog in order to protect the safety of the animal itself as well as of the competitors
Any athlete caught, even after the race, with another person's bib, will be banned for life.
Art. 5 MEDICAL CERTIFICATION
Only medical certificates which certify fitness for competitive sports/athletics will be accepted.
Athletes from abroad must get a doctor to fill in, stamp and sign the certificate published here >>> on the official website delicioustrail.it and send it to the email address email@example.com by 28th September 2023 or present a photocopy of it to the organizers.
If the certificate is not received by email or presented to the organizers by the specified date, the registration will be cancelled and no reimbursement will be made to the competitor.
Art. 6 COLLECTION OF RACING BIB AND OFFICIAL EVENT T-SHIRT
The racing bibs and official event t-shirts for all races will be distributed at the PalaDelicious marquee set up at the locality of Pocol, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday 29th September 2023.
On Saturday 30th September, racing bibs and official event t-shirts for the long-distance run will be distributed at the mountain guides office in the centre of Cortina from 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
For the Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti (short-distance run), racing bibs and official event t-shirts will be distributed from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the PalaDelicious at Pocol.
On Saturday 30th September, racing bibs and official event t-shirts for the medium-distance run can be picked up from 7.30 a.m. to 8.15 a.m. at the tourist office in La Villa (via Colz 75, La Villa, BZ).
In order to collect your racing bib, you will compulsorily need to:
- submit a valid document of identity;
- provide a photocopy of your medical certificate to the organizers if you have not sent it previously by e-mail;
Art. 7 OBLIGATORY ITEMS
For the Delicious Trail Dolomiti long-distance race and the Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti
You must bring with you the following items for the entire duration of the race:
- identity card
- a camelbag or flask holder containing at least one litre of liquid
- a clearly visible racing bib for the entire duration of the race
- a thermal blanket
- a whistle
- a mobile phone switched on but in silent mode
- a waterproof anorak with an incorporated hood and a fabric with a Goretex-kind membrane, minimum 10.000 Schmerber, suitable to withstand bad weather conditions during the race. The competitors are directly responsible for compliance with these criteria. In case of an item check during the race, the referee/race steward will verify if it meets the provisions of the competition rules
- a cup, beaker or flask
- suitable footwear
- for those doing the long route, a headband torch that must compulsorily be switched on inside the Lagazuoi tunnel
- a hard hat provided by the organizers, to be collected at the locality of the Falzarego Pass, which must be worn for the entire passage through the Lagazuoi tunnel; the hard hat will be retrieved by an official at the exit to the tunnel; you may bring your own hard hat provided it is of the standard required (not needed for the Medium Delicious Trail).
For the Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti race
You must bring with you for the entire duration of the race the following items:
- identity card
- a camelbag or flask holder containing at least one litre of liquid
- a cup, beaker or flask
- suitable footwear
The obligatory items may be worn or carried in the race backpack.
Checkpoints will be situated along the route for officials to monitor the athletes' passage and to check on the.
Anyone refusing to submit to the obligatory item checks will be immediately disqualified.
Highly recommended items
- a long-sleeved sweater
- N.B. THE USE OF EARPHONES IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED, ESPECIALLY IN THE STRETCH FALZAREGO PASS - LAGAZUOI - LAGAZUOI RIDGE FOR THE MEDIUM TRAIL.
The use of trekking poles is allowed.
Art. 8 TIME LIMIT, TIME CHECKS, WITHDRAWALS
The time limit to reach the finish line of the Delicious Trail Dolomiti is 11 hours: by 6:30 p.m. on Saturday 30th September 2023.
The time limit to reach the finish line of the Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti is 9 hours: by 6 p.m. on Saturday 30th September 2023.
The time limit to reach the finish line of the Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti is 7 hours: by 5 p.m. on Saturday 30th September 2023.
There will be a sweep search of the route following in the tracks of the last competitor, to ensure that anyone injured or left behind will not be without assistance.
There will be the following time checkpoint for the Delicious Trail Dolomiti race:
• at Col Gallina refuge (about 29,4 km) the athletes must pass by by 2:30 p.m. (7 hours into the race).
There will be the following time checkpoint for the Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti race:
• at Baita Bai de Dones, at about km 13, the athletes must pass by by 4 p.m. (6 hours into the race).
There will be the following time checkpoint for the Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti race:
• at the cross-country area Armentarola, at about km 15, the athletes must pass by by 1 p.m. (4 hours into the race).
Any competitor not reaching the checkpoint by the pre-established time will be stopped and not allowed to continue the race.
The time checkpoint is located at the exit of the refreshment point; competitors who do not pass the time checkpoint will be stopped and can not continue the race. Competitors are not allowed to pass through the time checkpoint and then return to the refreshment point. The race commissioner is entitled to sanction any misbehaviour with disqualification, anyhow.
To protect the health of the participants, the medical staff stationed at the checkpoints or along the route is entitled to interrupt the race of those participants they consider unable to continue the race. Those participants are obliged to follow the instructions of the medical staff otherwise they will be disqualified immediately.
Competitors reaching the time checkpoints after the time limit, those injured or who are judged by the medical officer as being unfit to continue the race, and other athletes wishing to withdraw from the race voluntarily, will be taken to the finishing line by a shuttle service.
For logistic reasons, competitors who withdraw may have to wait a short time before being transported to the finishing line.
All competitors withdrawing from the race outside the pre-established points will have to proceed to Cortina by their own means and must communicate their withdrawal by sending a text message at once to the number indicated on their racing bib.
The chip must be returned to the organizers on pain of a fine of € 20.
Art. 9 REFRESHMENT POINTS
The competitors are in semi-selfsufficiency and must carry a litre of water with them.
Self-sufficiency is the capacity to be autonomous between two refreshment points in terms of food, equipment and safety and to be able to master any problems that may arise or are foreseeable (bad weather, physical complaints, injuries ...).
This implies the following rules:
- the participants have to carry with them all the obligatory items for the full length of the race
- the food and drinks at the refreshment points must be consumed on-site. Bottles or camelbags can be filled with any beverage. When leaving each refreshment point, the competitor must have enough water and food to reach the next aid station
- a limited selection of food and drinks, which the organizers consider the proper nutrition during the competition, is offered at the refreshment points. Runners with special nutritional needs have to provide by themselves.
Family members or teams may support the participants only at some refreshment points (see Art. 10), in designated areas and according to the guidelines of the manager of the refreshment point. Support is only permitted for one person per participant.
There will be 8 refreshment points along the route for the Delicious Trail Dolomiti:
1. Lago d'Ajal Refuge
2. Croda da Lago Refuge
3. Scoiattoli Refuge
4. Nuvolau Refuge
5. Averau Refuge
6. Col Gallina Refuge- time checkpoint at 2:30 p.m.
7. Lagazuoi Refuge
8. Baita Resch
For the Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti there will be 6 refreshment points:
1. Malga Peziè de Parù
2. Scoiattoli Refuge
3. Nuvolau Refuge
4. Averau Refuge
5. Baita Bai de Dones - time checkpoint at 4 p.m.
6. Baita Resch
For the Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti there will be 5 refreshment points:
1. Club Moritzino Refuge
2. Bioch Refuge
3. Scotoni Refuge
4. Lagazuoi Refuge
5. Baita Resch
The event focuses also on the gastronomic aspect and therefore there are not only the traditional refreshment points but also the “Delicious” dishes. The food and beverage preference is considered a personal free choice of the athlete according to his attitudes and habits.
To ensure that the catering, a very important aspect of the event, takes place properly, the maximum collaboration of all participants is required. Only participants with clearly visible bibs pinned to the front of the shirt have access to the refreshment points.
Food and drinks will be served by the staff.
The Delicious Trail adheres to the Cortina Plastic Free protocol of the municipality of Cortina d’Ampezzo and the CAI-Section of Cortina. That’s why at the refreshment points we use only certified biodegradable dishware.
When leaving each refreshment point, competitors must have an adequate quantity of food and water to reach the subsequent refreshment point.
At the arrival in Pocol, every runner has the opportunity to get a warm meal inside the PalaDelicious marquee using the meal voucher worth 12 Euros that he/she will have received with the racing bib. Should it not be possible to use the PalaDelicious marquee due to extraordinary events of any kind, each participant will receive a “Delicious Box” with the meals cooked by the chefs of the Cortina Delicious area.
Along the route, there are several water fountains where you can renew your water supply. You can also make use of the mountain refuges situated along the route. Any food or drink purchased by the competitor at the refuges is acquired at his own cost.
Art. 10 ASSISTANCE DURING THE RACE
It is forbidden to be accompanied by people who are not registered for the race. This applies both to the entire route and sections of the route.
Being accompanied by an animal during the race is prohibited.
Art. 11 START
The racing bibs can be assigned to the participants based on their ITRA and UTMB© performance index.
Competitors in the Delicious Trail Dolomiti must arrive at the starting area in the centre of Cortina by 7:00 a.m. on Saturday 30th September 2023:
Competitors in the Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti must arrive at the locality of Pocol – Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL) by 9:30 a.m. on Saturday 30th September 2023.
Competitors in the Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti must arrive at the centre of La Villa (via Colz 75, La Villa, BZ). by 8.30 on Saturday 30th September 2023.
The organizers are not responsible for objects left unattended in the competition area.
Shuttle services to the competition venues will be arranged as follows:
- from Cortina centre to Pocol and return;
- from Pocol to Cortina centre;
- from Cortina to Badia and from Pocol to Badia to the race and return, by reservation and for a fee. Further information is published on the website delicioustrail.it.
Art. 12 ROUTE
The Delicious Trail Dolomiti route is classified with the red seal: an EE itinerary for expert mountaineers, hence an itinerary that requires the capacity to negotiate particularly arduous or treacherous terrains, tracks or paths (slopes with rocky outcrops or shale), in some places exposed.
The route of the Delicious Trail Dolomiti takes in the following itinerary: centre of Cortina, Via del Parco, Convento – Volpera, Lake d’Ayal, Gores de Federa, Croda da Lago Refuge, Rucurto, Cason di Claudione, Scoiattoli Refuge, Nuvolau Refuge, Averau Refuge, Col Gallina Refuge, Falzarego pass, Lagazuoi tunnel, Lagazuoi Refuge, Sotecordes, Son dei Prade, Pocol, for a total of around 43 km and a positive difference in altitude of 3.100 metres.
The route of the Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti takes in the following itinerary: Pocol - Malga Peziè de Parù - Cinque Torri Refuge – Averau Refuge – Baita Bai de Dones – Baita Resch Refuge – Pocol, for a total of around 22 km and a positive difference in altitude of 1.300 metres.
The route of the Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti is marked by the Italian Alpine Club CAI with the red dot EE as an itinerary for expert hikers. It requires an ability to run on rough terrain and treacherous paths (such as slopes with rocky or boulder ledges), which are sometimes exposed. It takes in the following itinerary: start in the centre of La Villa in front of the tourist office (via Colz 75, La Villa, BZ), Path of the artists, Piz La Villa Moritzino Refuge, Bioch Refuge, Pra Longià, Alta Badia cross-country centre, Capanna Alpina, Scotoni Refuge, Lagazuoi Refuge, Pocol, for a total of around 35 km and a positive difference in altitude of 1.900 metres.
In the case of inclement weather or the impracticability of one or more paths, alternative routes will be provided and will be published on the race website, at the latest immediately before the start.
The kilometres will not be marked. The competitors must keep strictly to the official route of the race, and must not take shortcuts or cut out parts of the route. Departure from the official route will lead to disqualification from finishing the race and will be at the competitor's own risk.
Art. 13 INSURANCE
The Delicious Trail has a valid insurance that covers search and rescue costs in Italy. Anyway, participants are advised to have valid individual insurance that covers search and rescue costs in Italy.
Competitors who are members of the ITRA (International Trail Running Association) can take out an insurance policy that covers the cost of search and rescue and is valid worldwide. For more information: https://itra.run/page/353/Insurance.html
The Delicious Trail suggests the Dolomiti Emergency insurance policy for mountain sports. For more information: http://dolomitiemergency.it/en/about-us/
In case of necessity, the competitor will be responsible for presenting his/her personal dossier to the insurance company within the established time.
Art. 14 SAFETY AND CHECKS
Race officials and mountain rescue personnel in constant contact with the base will be present along the route. Ambulances with paramedics will be stationed at Pocol, where there will also be a resuscitation physician and an AMP (advanced medical post). Checkpoints will be situated along the route for officials to monitor the athletes' passage and to check on the. Anyone refusing to submit to the obligatory item checks will be immediately disqualified.
Art. 15 ENVIRONMENT
In part, the race will take place in part in the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites and in part in the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park, both hosting totally protected ecosystems, as well as in the open-air museums of the Great War, where there must be complete respect for the memory of the tragic events that took place there.
Competitors must respect the mountain environment, refraining in particular from leaving rubbish, picking flowers or molesting the fauna. Anyone caught abandoning rubbish along the route will be disqualified from the race and will incur any sanctions specified in the local council regulations. Each competitor must bring with him a cup or a flask to be filled at the refreshment points.
The Delicious Trail Dolomiti adheres to the campaign promoted by Spirito Trail “I don't leave my rubbish behind”.
Art. 16 WEATHER CONDITIONS
In the case of seriously bad weather conditions (such as thick mist, snowstorms or heavy thunderstorms), the organizers reserve the right to effect variations in the route, up to the last minute or during the race itself, to eliminate potential danger or conditions of extreme discomfort for the participants. Participants will be informed of any variations by the officials.
In addition, the organizers reserve the right to suspend or cancel the race should the weather conditions put participants, volunteers or rescue workers at risk.
Art. 17 DISQUALIFICATIONS AND PENALTIES
Immediate disqualification, with forfeiture of the racing bib, will ensue for the following infractions:
a) failure to pass through a checkpoint
b) taking shortcuts along the race route
c) disrespectful behaviour while passing by the military cemetery Sacrario Militare di Pocol and the restored works of the Open-air Museum of the Great War
d) leaving rubbish along the route
e) failure to aid a competitor in difficulty
f) insults or threats to organizers or volunteers
g) the use of means of transport during the race
h) the refusal to submit to checks on the part of health officials along the route
i) the refusal to submit to obligatory item checks
j) the absence of anorak, thermal blanket or container for 1 litre of liquids
k) start in a different starting line than the one assigned
A penalty of 30 minutes is applied for the following infractions:
- the absence of a whistle, cup or flask;
- failure to display the racing bib
The penalty will be applied with immediate effect at the checkpoint where the infraction is discovered.
The chip must be left attached to the bib during the race. After the race, it must be returned at the arrival or sent in a proper envelope to Timing Data Service SRL – Via delle Macchine 14° 30038 Spinea (Ve) Italy. In case of a non-return of the chip, the cost price of € 20 will be borne by the competitor.
Art. 18 PRIZES
No cash prizes will be given. Non-cash prizes will be awarded to the first 3 men and the first 3 women to reach the finishing line in all races. Each competitor completing his race within the time limit will be given a Finisher gift.
Prize-giving will take place on Saturday 30th September 2023 at 5 p.m. at the PalaDelicious marquee at the finishing line. On no account can prizes be sent or given in advance.
The special prize “Gran Premio della Montagna” will also be assigned to the male and female contestants taking the shortest time to ascend from the Falzarego Pass to the Lagazuoi Refuge and hence vertical stretch in the tunnel will have a special classification. Falzarego Pass 2105 m. - Lagazuoi refuge 2752 m. – total positive altitude difference of 648 m.
A "Grand Prix Final Sprint" will be awarded to the female and male competitors who will cover in the shortest time the last km of the race; there is a unique ranking for the long, medium and short distance race.
Art. 19 IMAGE COPYRIGHT
On registration, competitors automatically authorize the organizers to make free use, without territorial or time limits, of any photographs or video images taken of them on the occasion of their participation in the Delicious Trail Dolomiti, Medium Delicious Trail Dolomiti or Short Delicious Trail Dolomiti.
Art. 20 WAIVER OF RESPONSIBILITY
Voluntary registration and the consequent participation in the race imply total acceptance of this set of regulations and of any subsequent modifications thereto published on the website.