Still two weeks to go the start of the great Dolomites Maraton Brixen and already now it promises to reach a new record of participants . For the run on the 7th of July are registered more runners than the years before.
More than 330 single runners of 19 different nations and around 60 scale runner teams. An interesting data is the age of the youngest female athlete with 19 years, furthermore the oldest participating runner is a 80 years old man. There are some top class athletes on the runners starting list: the multiple world champion of the 100 km ultramarathon Giorgio Calcaterra. He will be running the marathon on Saturday 7th July. In addition he will also present his new book „ Correre è la mia vita“ (Running ist my life) on Friday before the run. Also Mrs Billi Bierling, the german mountain journalist and extrem mountaineer will challange the road to the Plose mountain: she is living a biggger part of the year in Nepal. Of all fourteen 8000-meters mountains she already climed 5 of them. This autumn 2018 she is planning an expedition to the Dhaulagiri mountain located in the west part of Nepal.
The magnificent marathon is leading the runners from the cathedral square in Brixen city for 42,195 km and 2450 meters of altitude through grasslan, fields, forests and alpin terrain to finish on the top of the Plose mountain. This is famous as a magnificent and unique sports event for its uncomparable panorama and the perfect organisation.
For all inscriptions until the 1th of July the reduced participation fee is still valid. That’s because the organizers recommend all last minute runners to inscribe themselves as soon as possible to ensure a remaining starting number.
Mrs Karin Oberhofer is taking patronage of the women’s run.
The big warm-up for the running weekend will be on Friday with the women’s run. More than 700 women „all women – all different“ will start their run from the cathedral square on Friday night at 7 p.m, all wearing the same dark blue t-shirt. The marathon of 42,195 km will bring the running women in two rounds through the bishop city Brixen sourrounded and motivated by cheerleaders, fans and proud familymembers.
This year the women’s run will be supported by Mrs Karin Oberhofer: she assumed the patronage for the charity run 2018.
Already at 5 p.m the children’s run will take place with the Comedicus followed by the Rolli-run in memory of Mr. Helmuth Wolf and Mr. Paul Oberhofer, who will guide all handbikers through the alleys of the historic center. The Comedicus will be in charge of entertainement and the child assistance while all women compeed the great marathon of 42,195 km.
It will be a weekend full of records and superlatives taking place in Brixen on the 6th and 7th of July.