27 gennaio 2019

The mother of all cross country skiing marathons

The legendary Marcialonga - a very famous international cross country skiing marathon - will make us live new emotions during the 44th edition along the track that from Campestrin goes up towards Canazei in Val di Fassa, where the race marks the halfway point to the greatly famous Viale Mendini in Cavalese. Every year Marcialonga hosts international athletes, deeply representing a day of sport and friendship all over the world!

The cross-country skiing trails run 57 km long, along white meadows, forests, winding along bubbling creeks and crossing the roads in the villages, thus defeating, for one day, the usual traffic.  
The light trail is “only 33 km” long and it ends in Predazzo, with the finishing line surrounded by jubilating crowd gathered in the square.


An international event

Registrations, as everyone knows, have closed months ago. This is the “Marcialonga effect”, involving many locals, Italians and Scandinavians, to mention just a few. Every year athletes register from all over the world, creating really international moments, marked by sports and friendship. 

The volunteers

Marcialonga also stands for volunteers. Indeed, there are many people working hard behind the scenes to make the organization function seamlessly, from every point of view: from the preparation of the trail, thus guaranteeing that the route is accessible also during the weeks before the competition, to the distribution of the racing bibs. And it continues up to the competition day, when volunteers welcome all athletes with a smile and some exhorting words, when they stop the refreshment stands.