From Friday, September 24th to Sunday, September 26th, the ultra-running event takes place in 8 municipalites of Alta Val Camonica and Alta Val di Sole. Over 1000 people among athletes and volunteers involved in the race
In a few hours it will be Adamello Ultra Trail time. After the cancellation of the 2020 edition due to bad weather, a two-year-long wait is coming to an end. The ultra-running event will be held from September 24th to 26th on the Paths of the Great War, in the Pontedilegno-Tonale area, between Alta Val Camonica and Alta Val di Sole, in the Adamello Nature Park and in the Stelvio National Park.
Over a thousand people will be involved in the event, among athletes, volunteers and staff, providing an appropriate closure of a very successful tourism season for the area. Adamello Ultra Trail is not just an ultra-running race, but a way of enhancing the territory and giving it international visibility and recognition: in addition to the breathtaking landscapes, the event leads to the discovery of paths and peaks of historical interest and also of the many opportunities offered by the area for outdoor tourism, whose importance is increasing both in summer and winter.
Aside with the Italian runners, the three races, on the three distances of 170 km, 90 km and 35 km, will also see the participation of over 50 athletes from 15 different Countries. The competition will be high, with Italy’s Peter Kienzl, Alexander Rabensteiner and Jimmy Pellegrini (looking for his third victory after 2015 and 2016) going for the maximum distance, while in the 90 km Luca Carrara from aims at defending the title won in 2019, as well as Cristiana Follador among the women in the queen race. Given the forfait of the 90 km Women’s reigning champion Giuditta Turini, there will be a new winner for this race, as well as for the 35 km one, which will make its debut in the Adamello Ultra Trail event.
The event crosses eight municipalities, seven in the Lombardy region – Vezza d’Oglio, Ponte di Legno, Incudine, Temù, Edolo, Vione and Monno, plus Vermiglio across the border with Trentino. The lowest point of the race is touched in Edolo (650 m a.s.l.), while the highest point is reached at the Passo dei Contrabbandieri (2681 m a.s.l.). More than 6000 flags have been positioned along the route, while over 20 huts will be active during the three race days.
On Friday, the start of the two longest distances is scheduled: the 90 km (7.00 am CET), with the arrival of the first athletes from 5.00 pm CET, and the 170 km (9.00 am CET), with the first runners expected on Saturday morning: in 2019, Franco Collè dominated the queen race with the record time of 24:00:55. On Saturday at 2.00 pm CET, it will be time for the 35km (arrivals from 5.30 pm CET), while all the awarding ceremonies will take place on Sunday, September 26th, from 2:00 pm CET in Piazza IV Luglio in Vezza d’Oglio. Favorable weather forecasts for Friday and Saturday, while uncertainties still remain for Sunday.