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THE COURSE

AMA VK2 – 3,260m – Open race
Distance 11 km. Vertical climb 2,080m +

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 for a distance of 11 km and a total 2,080m vertical climb.

The race takes place on mountain trails with demanding uphill 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 AMA VK2 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 January 10, 2019.

Registration is open until June 15 or until the entry quota is met.
Excess entry requests will be placed on a waiting list and included in case of cancellations.

Medical Certificate AMA VK2 2019

ENTRY FEES

€40 until January 31.

€50 from February 1 to June 15.

The fee includes race bag, pasta party and the return cable car ticket.

ENTRY LIST

PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 21 JUNE, PALAZZETTO DELLO SPORT, ALAGNA

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

SATURDAY 22 JUNE, PIAZZA GROBER

7.30 End of registration and bib collection
8.30 Race start

In case of unfavourable weather conditions the race may be shortened to finish at Colle del Lys or postponed to Sunday, 23 June
10.15 Arrival of first athletes at Indren Station
16.00 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 gaiters, thermal socks, long tights, long sleeved technical top, windproof 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

The race will start at 8.30.

Two time limit check points and cut-off times are placed at:
• Bocchetta delle Pisse 2396: 2h30
• Overall time limit: 4h30

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.

CABLE CARS

For the Monte Rosa SkyMarathon the cable cars from Alagna and from Gressoney will be open on Saturday 22 June at the following times:

ALAGNA

Ticket Office opening time for spectators:  5.15 am
Cable car opening time for spectators 5.30 am

Special prices from 5.15 am to 7.30 pm

To/From Alagna Pianalunga € 7
To/From Alagna Passo Salati € 14
To/From Alagna Indren € 25

GRESSONEY

Opening times of the Stafal-Indren cable car:
5.30 am Stafal-Gabiet
5.45 am Gabiet-Salati
6.15 am Funifor Salati-Indren

Special prices from 5.30 am to 7.30 pm  (On sale at the ticket office)

Stafal-Gabiet      € 7
Stafal-Salati        € 14
Stafal-Indren      € 25

ON RACE DAY ALL THE LIFTS WILL OPERATE CONTINUOUSLY

The lifts from Alagna and Gressoney will be open the weekend of 15 and 16 June between: 7.30-13.00/14.15-17.30

On  21 June the following times will be operative:

At 8 am from Alagna to Indren (ascent only)
At 11.30 and at 16.00 from Alagna to Indren and back

PRIZE MONEY

Cash prizes are reserved for the first five men and women with the following breakdown: €500/400/300/200/100. The total prize purse is €3,000.

Male and female winners will receive a Garmin watch, offered by our sponsor.

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.

Athletes must check if their insurance includes this type of race.

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