ALAGNA-INDREN SKYRACE 2018 2019-02-28T16:32:40+00:00

THE COURSE

ALAGNA-INDREN SKYRACE® – 3260m – Open race
Distance 22 km. Vertical climb 4000m +/-

The course starts and finishes in Alagna Valsesia, 1,192m. It passes by the Bocchetta delle Pisse, 2,396m and summits at the Indren cable car station, 3,260m. The return is by the same route for a distance of 22 km and a total 4,000m vertical climb (ascent and descent).

The race takes place on mountain trails with demanding uphill and downhill sections, exposed areas, steep pastures and scree and snow fields, possibly subject to severe environmental and weather conditions, summiting at 3,260m.
A high level of physical preparation is required, high altitude mountaineering experience, knowledge of the risks of the terrain and the ability to manage eventual sudden changes such as strong winds and below zero temperatures.
The respect of the environment and solidarity towards other competitors are among the principal requirements of this high altitude race.
Throwing trash outside the aid stations is subject to a penalty of 3’ to 20’ or disqualification in more serious cases.
Assistance from outsiders is allowed only within an area of +/- 100m of the aid stations.
The route is marked with flags and tape and/or coloured posts. Other signage may be communicated at the briefing and/or on race day. The signage must be followed on sight before the snow fields and on the exact course in the snow and on the glacier, subject disqualification.

ATHLETES

Competitors must have mountain running experience.
Athletes aged between 18 and 70 are admitted. They must be in possession of a medical certificate attesting to their racing ability.

In the event of a waiting list, priority will be given to athletes’ CVs.
Each athlete will receive a bib which must be visible at all times.
A timing chip is provided together with the bib which will be checked at the start together with the mandatory equipment.
Marshals at the cut-off check points have the faculty to decide if an athlete is not fit to continue the race in which case, to collect the bib.
It is NOT permitted to continue the race without the bib. In case of dropping out, the athlete must advise a marshal at the nearest CP, keeping the bib for access to the cable car.
Rescue service is provided in collaboration with the National Mountain Rescue Service and the Guardia di Finanza.

ENTRIES

The Alagna-Indren SkyRace® is capped at 300 athletes. The number may vary depending on the conditions on the mountain and the final decision of the race director.
Registrations will open on February 14.

Registration is open until May 31 or until the entry quota is met.
Excess entry requests will be placed on a waiting list and included in case of cancellations.

PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 22 JUNE, PALAZZETTO DELLO SPORT, ALAGNA

9.00 Race Office opens
Registration, bib and race pack collection
18.00 Mandatory Briefing
19.00 Race Office closes

SATURDAY 23 JUNE, PIAZZA GROBER

9.00 Race start
In case of unfavourable weather conditions the race may be shortened to finish at Colle del Lys or postponed to Sunday, 24 June
11.30 Arrival of first athletes
On-site podium ceremony of first three men and first three women
17.00 Award ceremony – Palazzetto dello Sport

EQUIPMENT

Each athlete is directly responsible for their equipment during the race.At the race start in Alagna, the following kit is required: trail running shoes with snow gaiter, thermal socks, long tights, long sleeved technical top, windproof vest or jacket with hood, sun glasses, gloves and head gear.

Competitors may choose to carry water bottles or a 1 lt hydration pack.
Ski poles are recommended.
Metal micro crampons may be recommended in the briefing depending on the snow conditions.
Improper use of the equipment, or whatever action that may prejudice the safety of the team or other race participants will mean immediate disqualification.
Any claims must be presented to the Organising Committee within 15’ after finishing in writing and accompanied by a € 20 deposit. The decision of the Jury is final.

CHECK POINT CUT-OFF TIMES

Time limits and cut-off times are based on the time of the first athlete at a given check point. Two time limit check points are placed on the ascent only.
• Bocchetta delle Pisse 2,396m: 1h after the first athlete
• Indren 3,260m: 2h30’ after which competitors descend by cable car
• Overall time limit: 6h

AID STATIONS

Two aid stations will be set up along the course with liquid and solid supplies:
• Bocchetta delle Pisse (2,396m)
• Indren cable car station (3,260m)

RESULTS

Two results categories are recognised: overall MALE and overall FEMALE.
If the cut-off time are not met, the bib must be removed.
The time at the highest point reached will be registered in the final race results.

In case of deteriorating weather conditions during the race, the race director may decide to turn the race around. All competitors must immediately return to the finish line in Alagna. Also in this case, the results will be based on the highest point reached.

PRIZE MONEY

Cash prizes are reserved for the first five men and women with the following breakdown: €800/400/300/200/100. The total prize purse is €3,600.

RESPONSIBILITY & INSURANCE

Race entry signifies the unconditional acceptance of the regulations as set out by the Race Director.
Personal insurance is mandatory.
Athletes without a federal license insurance that do not include this type of race are obliged to take out a license for insurance.

The athlete must check if the insurance he/she has includes this type of races.

The Race Committee declines any responsibility for eventual accidents caused by athletes’ conduct not conforming to the regulations or to third parties on the course for whatever reason or for others including spectators on or off the course.
For any points not specifically provided for in the present regulations, the general ISF rules will prevail: www.skyrunning.com