Primiero Dolomiti Trail

On 30/09/2023 Resort: Fiera di Primiero Resort: Primiero San Martino di Castrozza Abstract: The mountain running World Cup comes to Primiero San Martino di Castrozza
Primiero San Martino di Castrozza is ready for its big début in the mountain running World Cup circuit. Thanks to the great work of US Primiero ASD, the Primiero Dolomiti Trail is scheduled to take place on 30 September 2023 as part of the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup calendar for 2023, which includes 17 races in no less than 8 countries from June to October.

The picturesque Fiera di Primiero will host the start and finish of the super Primiero Dolomiti Trail event, Italy's only “Classic Silver Label” event giving runners from all over the world the chance to admire the enchanting Dolomite resort.

The event, therefore, will be an important showcase for the entire Primiero Valley, with the majestic Pala Group peaks dominating the background.The race is held on a scenic Classic Mountain route on the slopes of Monte Bedolè, under the shadow of the majestic Pala Group, with the start and finish in the heart of the village of Fiera di Primiero. The mostly dirt track route crosses the Vallombrosa Park and then climbs to the characteristic Alpine farmsteads in Sante Caterine and Guastaie, before descending along the Ampezan mule track to reach the Colaor chapel first and then the Melas, ending in the picturesque historic city centre boasting important monuments such as the Romanesque church of San Martino, the Gothic archpriest's church and the 15th-century Palazzo delle Miniere.

The circuit starts at 710 m asl, is 3.6 km long (with an elevation of 240 m) to be travelled 4 times over in the elite category, for a total of 14.4 km and an elevation of 960 m. The Senior, Promesse and Senior Master male categories (up to SM55) will do three laps, for a total of 10.2 km and an elevation of 690 m. Athletes in the Junior and Senior Master categories (from SM60 and from SF35) will do two laps for a total of 6.8 km and an elevation of 460 m. The “highlight” will be the start and finish point to be set up in Fiera di Primiero, where the world’s best runners and all mountain running enthusiasts will be welcomed by the friendly locals and countless tourists who visit the characteristic town in the Trentino valley every summer.

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