LA DIRETTISSIMA® K2

THE RACE 

La Direttissima® K2 is the vertical race that every runner dreams of, really unique, that leaves a mark.

It will start from the heart of the city of Trento, Piazza Duomo, along 2,053  uphill meters distributed over a length of 12 km and 700 meters.

After leaving the imposing Fountain of Neptune behind you, take a flat road, thus passing from the historic center of the capital Trentino, to the suburb of Piedicastello. From the forecourt of the Alpine troops, take “Ca’ dei Gai” street, following the ascent on Mandorlare street (Masi dei Dossi di Sardagna), thus reaching the Chapel of S. Rocco di Sardagna.

Then you will have to run 600 meters of asphalt before taking the path n ° 645 of the “DIRETTISSIMA”, which accompanies us to Loc. Vaneze, where you start the climb on the “3/tre” ski slope.

Arriving at the valley station of the Montesel Chairlift, take the “3/Tre Panoramica” slope and reach the top station of the 3 / Tre chairlift, continue on the “Lavam”an slope and reach the mountain station of the Montesel lift. The slightly downhill stretch of the diagonal Montesel path interrupts the climb, until the start of the Palon lift in Vason, from which the Austro-Hungarian path of the pines will start up to Cima Palon at the finish line of La Direttissima K2.

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REGULATION K2000

The sports competition regulations outline the ethics, relationships, rights, duties and behaviors that the athlete must respect. Anyone who participates as an athlete, organizer, volunteer, sponsor, patron or for any other reason, undertakes to observe these regulations, which are signed at the time of joining.

The organizer and sole person in charge of the event is Sci Club Monte Bondone, which is based in Strada di Vason 84, 38123 Monte Bondone, Trento (TN) Italy. The event is organized with the patronage of the Municipality of Trento and in collaboration with Trento, Monte Bondone and Valle dei Laghi Tourist Board.

VERTICAL LA DIRETTISSIMA TRENTO – M.BONDONE K2 is a partially self-sufficiency VERTICAL – RACE and it is organized by SCI CLUB MONTE BONDONE A.S.D, with the patronage of the municipality of Trento and in collaboration with local institutions, sponsors and partners.

The Athletes, volunteers,organization and its partners share the same principles and values:

 

EQUITY

Rules valid and applied to everyone 

 

RESPECT FOR PEOPLE

  • Respect for oneself and for others
  • Respect for volunteers
  • Respect for the local population
  • Respect for the organization and its partners

 

RESPECT THE ENVIROMENT

  • Respect the environment and do not throw anything on the path
  • Respect the fauna and flora
  • Do not damage the trails
  • Privilege the use of public transport and car sharing

 

VERTICAL LA DIRETTISSIMA TRENTO – M.BONDONE K2 adheres to the campaign: “I DON’T THROW MY WASTE”, promoted by Spirito Trail and aimed at all trailer runners, athletes and organizers, to protect the environment.

 

SHARING AND SOLIDARITY

  • Help other athletes who are in trouble or danger
  • There are 5 solidarity bibs, which guarantee a place in the VERTICAL LA DIRETTISSIMA TRENTO – M.BONDONE K2 for the first 5 athletes who will make a donation of 150 EUROS to an association operating in the area and which will be communicated as soon as identified.

La Direttissima K2 will start from the heart of the city of Trento, Piazza Duomo, along 2,053  uphill meters distributed over a length of 12 km and 700 meters.

After leaving the imposing Fountain of Neptune behind you, take a flat road, thus passing from the historic center of the capital Trentino, to the suburb of Piedicastello. From the forecourt of the Alpine troops, take “Ca’ dei Gai” street, following the ascent on Mandorlare street (Masi dei Dossi di Sardagna), thus reaching the Chapel of S. Rocco di Sardagna.

Then you will have to run 600 meters of asphalt before taking the path n ° 645 of the “DIRETTISSIMA”, which accompanies us to Loc. Vaneze, where you start the climb on the “3/tre” ski slope.

Arriving at the valley station of the Montesel Chairlift, take the “3/Tre Panoramica” slope and reach the top station of the 3 / Tre chairlift, continue on the “Lavam”an slope and reach the mountain station of the Montesel lift. The slightly downhill stretch of the diagonal Montesel path interrupts the climb, until the start of the Palon lift in Vason, from which the Austro-Hungarian path of the pines will start up to Cima Palon at the finish line of La Direttissima K2.

START

Start on Sunday 5th September 2021 at 9.00am from Trento, Cathedral Square. 

The athletes must arrive at least 15 minutes before the start to be checked. Once checked, the athletes must remain within the “starting area” space specifically delimited by the Organization and will not be able to leave(except in cases of clear need).

The unchecked athletes will not be classified among the finishers.

 

MAXIMUM TIME

The maximum time of the race, to be included in the official ranking, is set at 4 hours with arrival at the Pavillon by 13.00 am.

In case of bad weather conditions and / or for safety reasons, the Organization reserves the right to suspend or cancel the race, change the scheduled times or postpone the race to the following day.

 

TIME BARRIERS

There are no time barriers.

VERTICAL LA DIRETTISSIMA TRENTO – M.BONDONE K2 is open to all, men and women, who are 18 years old at the time of registration (categories from seniors to veterans). Athletes must submit a MEDICAL CERTIFICATE FOR COMPETITIVE SPORTS ACTIVITIES.

To participate you must:

  • submit a sports medical certificate for competitive sports activities (Ministerial Decree 18.02.1982 tab. B) valid on the date of the race. Self-certification (Article 5 of the Civil Code “Acts of disposition of one’s body”) or declaration issued by one’s own doctor is not considered valid.
  • be absolutely aware of the length and specificity of the race and be perfectly prepared.
  • having acquired, before the race, a real capacity for personal autonomy in the mountains (NB: participation in other races is useful for gaining this experience, but it is not necessarily sufficient) to be able to better manage the problems associated with this type of race.
  • knowing how to deal with climatic conditions that could become difficult due to the altitude (night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow).
  • being able to manage, even if you are isolated, the physical or psychological problems due to great fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, muscle or joint pain, small wound.
  • be aware that the role of the Organization is not to help an athlete to manage these problems and, for mountain running, safety depends on the individual’s ability to adapt to the problems encountered or foreseeable.
  • Be aware that pets are not allowed.

The principle of the partially self-sufficiency the rule.

Partially sel-sufficiency is defined as the ability to be autonomous between two refreshment points, in terms of safety, energy and equipment. This principle implies the following rules:

  • Each athlete must carry all mandatory equipment for the duration of the race (see MANDATORY EQUIPMENT paragraph). This must be carried in a backpack / belt and will be checked upon delivery of the bibs (we trust that it  will be used during the race in an ethically correct manner). At any time, the Organisation can check the contents of the backpacks. The athlete is obliged to accept these checks, under penalty of disqualification.
  • It is forbidden to be accompanied along all the race track by a person who is not regularly registered as a runner or authorized by the Organization.

The water and refreshment points are places where it is possible to obtain food water in full compliance with the Provincial and National laws for the prevention of Covid- 19

 

The points provided are:

 

  • Sardagna – Water only
  • Vaneze – Water and Food
  • Vason – Water and Food 
  • Cima Palon (Finish)

 

Each athlete must always check to have the amount of water and food necessary to reach the next refreshment point and the finish line.

By registering, each participant undertakes to carry all the mandatory equipment listed below throughout the race, under penalty of disqualification (check points can be possible along the track):

  • Trail Running Shoes suitable for the type of terrain
  • Apparel suitable for the type of race, altitude gain, weather conditions and worn for the entire race
  • Windproof jacket

 

Recommended equipment:

  • Backpack or belt
  • Water reserve (minimum 500cc)
  • Personal glass
  • Spare clothing and waterproof technical jacket
  • Thermal survival blanket
  • Mobile phone (enter the Organization’s emergency number, do not mask the number and leave with a charged battery).
  • Whistle
  • Poles

Permitted and optional equipment: stopwatch, altimeter, heart rate monitor, poles.

When registering for the VERTICAL LA DIRETTISSIMA TRENTO – M.BONDONE K2 it is mandatory to fill in, sign and send the disclaimer document to the Organization.

The fee is 35 Euros for those who register by 5 Aug 2021 and 40 Euros for those who register from 5 Aug to 4 Sept 2021.

The registration fee includes the

  • FINAL PASTA PARTY (following the anticovid regulations and protocol)
  • CHAIRLIFT TICKET FROM THE FINISH LINE TO THE PASTA PARTY 
  • BIB NUMBER
  • TECHNICAL GADGET
  • PRIZE DRAW
  • MEDICAL ASSISTANT
  • SHOWER SERVICE (in relation to Covid 19 regulations)
  • WC SERVICE (in relation to Covid 19 regulations)
  • TRANSPORT OF BAGS or OTHER GEAR TO THE FINISH
  • FINISHER PRIZE
  • BEER
  • DISCOUNTS OFFERED BY SPONSORS

Registrations for the VERTICAL LA DIRETTISSIMA TRENTO – M.BONDONE K2 open on the __ May 2020 at midnight.

 

You can register for the race from the website www.ladirettissima.com , with a direct link 

or alternatively access the website KRONO (click here)

 

In the event that the registered runner does not provide the sports medical certificate on time, he will not be able to take part in the competition and the registration fee will not be refunded. Certificates and disclaimers are accepted up to the time of the bib collection. Registrations will be closed on the 4th of May 2021 at 00:00 or upon reaching the maximum number of competitors (300).

 

By signing for the participation in LA DIRETTISSIMA TRENTO – M.BONDONE K2, the runner confirms the acknowledgment, understanding and acceptance without reservation of these regulations and the ethics of the race.

 

Registration will be listed in the organization’s database, which will be updated weekly, and will be visible online.

The organization will announce the decisions relating to any changes to these regulations (for example, changes to the track for safety regulations) on Sunday 5th MAY 2021 during the briefing to be held at 8.00 am, before the start, at Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square).

 

The pasta party will start at 12.00am at the Vason Church Square (Arrival of La Direttissima K1000)

Until July 30, the athlete, as long as he is up to date with the payment and documents required (registration form, disclaimer form and medical certificate), can exercise the right to change the bib; the reimbursement of the 90% registration fee is foreseen.

 

In the event of cancellation of the event due to causes attributable to the current health crisis or adverse weather conditions, the reimbursement of the fee paid at the time of registration will be guaranteed with a deduction of 10 euros for expenses incurred by the organization for the realization of the event.

 

By accepting the regulation, you accept this clause and expressly renounce to exercise the right to reconsider.

The bib will be assigned according to the chronological order of registration, completed with all documentation required.

 

The bibs can be collected at Cathedral Square of Trento on:

 

Saturday 4th September 2021 from 4.00pm to 7.00pm

Sunday 5th September 2021 from 7.00am to 9.30am

 

The bibs will be delivered individually to each runner upon presentation of an identity document with photo.

The bib must be worn over your clothing and always be fully visible throughout the race.

BIB COLLECTION AND CHIP DEPOSIT

 

The bib must be worn over clothing and always be fully visible throughout the race.

In case of loss of the CHIP, the organization does not assume responsibility and the deposit will not be returned. Therefore, please take care.

The bib will be your pass to access the refreshing areas, for the descent by cable car, for the final pasta party or similar and the awards ceremony. Therefore, keep it with you.

 

ATHLETES BAGS

The equipment/clothes of each runner must be left in the personal bag, with an identification label with the bib number; the bag can be left at the bib collection by 8.55am on SUNDAY 5TH  2021.

The bags will be available upon arrival of the race at Cima Palon, FINISH LINE.

Ambulances, civil protection and doctors will be present along the track and at Vason.

Fully assistance will be provided to all people in danger or in difficulty, with qualified rescuers. In case of need, for reasons that are in the interest of the rescued person, and only and exclusively in the opinion of the Organization, the official regional mountain rescue will be contacted and will take over the direction of the operations and will deploy all the appropriate measures, including the helicopter. Any costs arising from the use of these exceptional measures could be charged to the rescued person according to current regulations.

A runner who requires the intervention of a doctor or a rescuer submits himself to his authority and undertakes to respect his decisions.

In case of bad weather conditions and / or for safety reasons, the Organization reserves the right to suspend or cancel the race in progress or to change the scheduled times and the route.

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The track will be marked with flags, signs or other indicators in order to avoid unauthorized detours or shortcuts and to ensure maximum safety for everybody. During the briefing everything will be explained.

ABANDON

In case of abandon of the race along the track, the runner is obliged to go to the nearest checkpoint and communicate his intention to withdrawal. In case of failure to communicate the withdrawal and activation of the athletes’s searches, any expenses deriving from the searches will be charged to the runner himself. 

The FINISHER runners will be included in the official ranking. No cash prizes will be distributed. A general ranking for men and women and by category will be made.

The Award Ceremony will be held at the times set by the official program of the event.

There will be prizes for all categories, information will be published in a short time.

The organization takes care of the return of the competitors from the arrival at Cima Palon to Vason, where the pasta party and award ceremony area, shower / bathroom area are.

Each competitor is responsable to return back in Trento.

 

Competitors are advised to go up to Vason in the morning before the race, leave their vehicle and get into the organization bus that will go straight to the start line. All this to facilitate the post-race return to the competitors who will have their vehicles in the finish area

Along the race track the staff of the Organization will be present to check at any time the mandatory equipment and the compliance with the entire regulation. Athletes who incur one of the following infractions will be disqualified:

  • lack of mandatory safety equipment (as indicated at the Mandatory Equipment paragraph)
  • refusal to be checked by the staff, refusal to be examined by a doctor of the Organization
  • abandonment of waste along the track
  • use of a means of transport along the track, sharing and exchange of bib numbers, failure to pass through a checkpoint, doping or refusal to undergo anti-doping checks, failure to rescue an athlete in difficulty, insults or threats to a member organization or a volunteer
     
  • refusal to follow an order from the race direction, a race commissioner, a doctor or rescuer
  • departure from a control point after the deadline set by the time barrier 

Only written complaints from runners are accepted. They must be presented within 30 minutes following the publication of the provisional race results, with a deposit of 50.00 Euros to the Sci Club M.Bondone ASD Organisation Manager

Complaints will be evaluated by a jury composed by:

  • the race director
  • the security officer
  • the race manager
  • all competent persons designated by the race director
  • the competitor and by any person authorized by him

The jury is authorized to deliberate, in a time compatible with the activities related to the race, on all problems or disqualifications occurred during the race. The decisions taken are without appeal and will be made public through written minutes.

In the event that the complaint is rejected, the deposit will not be returned but will be donated to a charity organisation indicated in the report. Conversely, in case of acceptance of the complaint, the deposit will be refunded.

The Organization subscribes a civil liability insurance for the entire period of the race and undertakes to insure each athlete with CSI association. The cost of the insurance is included in the registration fee.

Participation takes place under the full responsibility of the competitors, who renounce any appeal against the Organization in the event of damage and any further consequences that occur before and after the race, and outside of it.

Each athlete, upon registration, authorizes the Organization to use the data provided for the sole purpose of this event, for the publication of the rankings, indication of birth date, sex, category, race times and any other information which does not affect the sensitive data of the individual.

Authorization to send data: athletes give writing consent to the use their electronic addresses provided (emails, websites) in order to receive event promotions, as well as for general and commercial communications from the sponsors of the event.

Image Rights: each athlete expressly renounces to make use of the rights relating to his image during the race, as well as renounces any recourse against the Organization and its partners / sponsors for the use made of his image.

Si consiglia comunque a ogni atleta di sottoscrivere una polizza assicurativa personale per infortuni ed eventuale recupero e trasporto in elicottero (es. Ultrafondus).

In the weeks preceding the event, the “Covid-19 prevention protocol” developed by the organizers will be published, which will contain precise indications on the preventive measures and behaviors to be implemented, created both on the basis of the needs imposed by the event itself and by the national and / or regional rules as well as the regulations of the federation to which they belong.