Brixen, 3 July 2019 – In Brixen everything is set for a top-class running weekend. The focus will be on the 10th Brixen Dolomites Marathon, which starts on Saturday, July 6th with a starting signal at 7.30 am. The Dolomites Ultra Trail (81 km/4728 m D+) and the LadiniaTrail (28 km/1852 m D+) will celebrate their premiere. The two-day running spectacle in the former bishop’s residence will open on Friday 5 July with the Children’s and Women’s Run, as well as a race for handbikers.
The Brixen Dolomites Marathon promises to be a superlative event. Not only because the organizers around OC president Claudio Zorzi and OC boss Christian Jocher can look forward to the tenth anniversary of a new participant record of more than 1000 athletes from 32 different nations. The Brixen Dolomites Marathon 2019 is more strongly contested than perhaps ever since its premiere in summer 2010. Matteo Lucchese (2018), Tariq Bamaarouf (2017) and Hannes Rungger (2016) are the winners of the last three editions of the South Tyrolean mountain running classic. The Sarner Rungger has already won the Brixen Dolomiten Marathon in 2014 and since his triumph in July 2016 has also held the track record of 3:38.48 hours.
But that’s not all: Marco Menegardi is the winner of the “100 km del Passatore” of 2019, while the record winner of this event (13 triumphs) and three-time world champion over 100 kilometres, Giorgio Calcaterra, has announced his arrival. “We are very proud of this top-class field of participants in the marathon and of course very curious to see who will be the first to cross the finish line on the Plose at around 11 a.m. on Saturday,” explains OC President Claudio Zorzi.
Premiere of the Dolomites Ultra Trail and the LadiniaTrail
The organisers are also looking forward to the premiere of their two new routes, the Dolomites Ultra Trail (81 km/4728 m D+) and the LadiniaTrail (28 km/1852 m D+). The two races will be held for the first time in cooperation with the municipalities of St. Martin in Thurn and Villnöß. Already at the first edition some high-carat runners are involved. The South Tyrolean trailrunning legends Jimmy Pellegrini and Alexander Rabensteiner are challenging Roberto Berretta and Davide Ferrara on the almost twice as long marathon distance, which has to be mastered on Saturday morning from 0.01 a.m. with start and finish at the Domplatz in Brixen. The start of the LadiniaTrail will take place on Saturday at 9 am in St. Martin in Thurn. The finish of the shortest distance of 28 kilometers is on the Plose like that of the Brixen Dolomites Marathon.
The race weekend in Brixen will start on Friday with the Women’s Run.
“We have very intense weeks and months behind us. Now the preparations have been completed as far as possible. Now all we have to do is adjust the subtleties. I would like to thank our sponsors in advance, but especially all our helpers, without whose help we would never be able to carry this event through. They are the ones who make up the Brixen Dolomites Marathon and all the other races – together with the participants from all over the world”, OK boss Christian Jocher concludes.
The Brixen running weekend will be kicked off on Friday afternoon with the Brimella Children’s Run (starting signal at 5 pm) and the 8th Women’s Run, which starts at 7.30 pm. Afterwards the runners party with Albi DJ from Radio Holiday will take place.