23rd June 2023
The queen race has a length of 120 km and an elevation gain of 5,800 meters. The start at 11pm is spectacular and the route is magnificent, with the passage at sunrise to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
23rd June 2023
Max Allowed Race Time
23 June 2023 11 p.m.
120 km 5,800 m+
Time limit: 30 hours
The queen race has a length of 120 km and an elevation gain of 5,800 meters. The start at 11pm is spectacular and the route is magnificent, with the passage at sunrise to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
Rules and Regulations
Check out the official Regulations for the Lavaredo 120K including entry process and fees, mandatory equipment, environment policies and much more.
To address all the different possible climatic conditions on the day of the race, athletes must have the following equipment with them for the entire duration of the race
Registration fee for the Lavaredo 120K : 169€
These prices include race bib, assistance and refreshment along the route and at the finish line, race pack, gadgets for finishers.
Art. 1 GENERAL INFORMATION
In collaboration with Camelbag Ssdrl, the Municipality of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Alpine Rescue Team and the Italian Alpine Club, Ironman Italy Srl have organized the 16th edition of “Lavaredo 120K”, a mountain trail running race in semi-autonomy which is 120km long with an elevation gain of 5,800 meters, starting on Friday 23 June 2023 at 11 pm in Corso Italia in Cortina d’Ampezzo. The maximum time for the race is 30 hours. The path unwinds in an alpine environment along Dolomite trails which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Art. 2 PRE-REGISTRATION
Athletes who wish to participate in the Lavaredo 120K must pre-register between 1 October 2022 (8 am CET) and 10 October 2022 (10 pm CET). Pre-registration is free of charge. If the number of pre-registered athletes is greater than the 1800 race bibs available, there will be a lottery.
All athletes over the age of 18 with a valid UTMB index for the “100K” or “100M” category can pre-register (you can verify here >>).
Moreover, athletes must not suffer from vertigo and must have had some previous experience in the mountains.
The following will not be permitted to pre-register:
• athletes disqualified for using doping substances;
• athletes black listed by La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB
Pre-registration can be:
• individual: for athletes who wish to participate individually;
• group: for friends, relatives etc. who wish to participate together. The group can be made up of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 people. Groups of more than 5 people will be automatically rejected. Each member of the group must pre-register individually and indicate the name of the group in the appropriate field; the name of the group must be identical for all group members. In the case of a lottery, groups are considered as single entities. Group registration is only meant to foster participation among friends and relatives. Athletes who register in a group or individually have the same probability of being extracted.
Art. 3 LOTTERY AND REGISTRATION
There are 1800 race bib numbers.
Between 11 and 14 October, pre-registrations will be verified and if there are more than 1800 pre-registered athletes, there will be a lottery. On 15 October all athletes extracted in the lottery will receive an email with a link to register, which must be confirmed with payment made by credit card by 20 October. Failure to confirm by that date will lead to the definitive cancellation of pre-registration.
If some athletes extracted in the lottery do not confirm their registration, there will be a second lottery on 22 October among all the athletes who were not extracted.
a) Registration fees and payment method
The registration fee is 169.00 euro (+ Active commission), payable by credit card, and includes:
• race bib
• assistance and refreshment along the route and at the finish line
• race pack
• gadgets for finishers
b) Pulling out of the race and partial refunds
If an athlete cannot participate in the race, they must inform the organizers solely filling out the form here:
The following refunds have been laid down:
• pulling out before 22/02/2023: refund of 60% of fees
• pulling out before 22/04/2023: refund of 30% of fees
• pulling out after 22/04/2023: no refund
Refunds, net of bank charges, will be made before 31 August 2023 on the same credit card used to pay the fees.
Should the race be annulled for reasons beyond the control of the Organizers up to 15 days before the event, the Organizers will refund 50% of the registration fees paid. This percentage is made necessary by the various expenses that the Organizers will have already incurred that cannot be recuperated.
Should the race be interrupted or annulled due to weather conditions, or for any other reason beyond the control of the Organizers, no refund of the registration fee will be made.
The following is not possible:
• postponing registration to the following year
• switching from one race to another
• race bib number exchange or use by anyone other than registered athletes.
Athletes caught with race bibs belonging to other athletes, even after the race, will be disqualified and put on the blacklist.
Art. 4 ELITE RUNNERS
Elite athletes can register without participation in the lottery on the basis of the criteria indicated in the following table:
|UTMB Category Index||UTMB Category Index|
|Direct and free entry||850||850||820||800||710||710||690||650||Send request by 10 January 2023 on site contact form >>|
|Direct and paid entry||800||800||770||720||650||650||610||560||Or Top3 runners of their countries
Pre-registration from 1 to 10 October 2022
Elite runners must:
• Be present at press conferences and official ceremonies to which they are invited;
• Be present at prize-giving ceremonies that concern them;
• Arrive at the starting point at least twenty minutes before the beginning of the race.
Art. 5 MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
Non-Italian athletes must fill in the certificate which can be downloaded here >>, have it signed and stamped by a doctor and upload it to their personal profile at https://myevents.active.com by 15 May 2023. This certificate must be valid on 25/06/2023.
Failure to do so by this date will lead to the annulment of registration without refund.
Italian athletes must upload a copy of a valid competitive sports medical certificate to their personal profile at https://myevents.active.com by 15 May 2023.
This certificate must be valid on 25/06/2023. Failure to do so by this date will lead to the annulment of registration without refund.
Medical certificates accepted are those that show fitness for competitive sports: athletics.
ITALIAN ATHLETES RESIDENT ABROAD
Italian athletes resident abroad who are unable to come to Italy to obtain a medical certificate for competitive sports must upload a copy of the medical certificate which can be requested with the contact form >>, documenting that the athlete has undergone the same medical examinations provided for by Italian legislation, to their personal profile at https://myevents.active.com by 15 May 2023. This certificate must be valid on 25/06/2023.
Failure to upload the certificate by this date will lead to the annulment of registration without refund.
Art. 6 COLLECTION OF THE RACE BIB NUMBER AND RACE PACK
Race number and race pack distribution shall take place at the Ice Stadium (via Bonacossa 1, Cortina d’Ampezzo) from 10.00 am till 7.00 pm on Friday 23 June 2023. To collect race bib numbers, athletes must present a valid identity document and exhibit all the mandatory equipment. Spot checks will be carried out.
Art. 7 MANDATORY EQUIPMENT
To address all the different possible climatic conditions on the day of the race, at their sole discretion and on the basis of the weather forecast provided by the competent body, the Organizers may modify the list of mandatory equipment. Any changes may be communicated up to 12 hours before the start of the race, therefore all athletes are advised to have all the mandatory equipment.
Athletes must have the following equipment with them for the entire duration of the race:
• race backpack to carry mandatory equipment
• long sleeved sweater
• long trousers or tights
• hat or bandana
• warm and waterproof gloves
• water reserve of at least 1 litre
• beaker of minimum 15 cl
• race bib number visible during the entire duration of the race
• emergency thermal blanket (min. 2.00 m x 1.40)
• cell phone switched on with emergency numbers stored
• waterproof jacket with an integrated hood, made with a waterproof membrane like Goretex with minimum 10,000 Schmerber, designed to withstand bad weather in the mountains. (It is the runner's responsibility to bring a jacket that respects these criteria. In case of a check during the race, the steward or judge will decide if the jacket respects the criteria outlined in the official race regulations.)
• headlamp with spare batteries or two headlamps with batteries
• footwear appropriate for running on Dolomite terrain (stones, rocks, gravel)
• to reduce plastic consumption, disposable tableware (cutlery, beakers, plates, bowls) will not be handed out at refreshment stations or life bases, thus athletes must bring their own cutlery and containers if they wish to eat hot/cold food.
• energy bars or solid food
• at least 20€ to buy food in the Alpine huts if necessary
• elastic bandages for dressings
Mandatory equipment may be worn or placed inside the race backpack. Spot checks on equipment will be carried out during the race.
Race participants are advised to bring the following equipment with them:
• waterproof trousers
• mineral salts
• warm long-sleeved sweatshirt
• a third layer (fleece, quilted jacket etc.) in case of particularly cold weather.
Trekking poles are permitted.
Art. 8 MAXIMUM TIME LIMITS AND CUT OFF TIMES; WITHDRAWING FROM THE RACE
The maximum time allowed to reach the finish line is 30 hours (by 5 am on Sunday 25 June). A “pick up” service will follow the last runner.
There are six time limit/cut off points, where a shuttle bus shall be present to pick up late athletes and take them back to Cortina:
|POINT||CUT OFF TIME|
|Passo Tre Croci (28 km)||by 4:30 a.m. on Saturday||5 hours and 30 minutes into the race|
|Misurina (43 km)||by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday||9 hours into the race|
|Cimabanche (66 km)||by 1.30 p.m. on Saturday||14 hours and 30 minutes into the race|
|Malga Ra Stua (75 km)||by 3:30 p.m. on Saturday||16 hours and 30 minutes into the race|
|Rifugio Col Gallina (95 km)||by 9:30 p.m. on Saturday||22 hours and 30 minutes into the race|
|Passo Giau (103 km)||by 12:00 midnight on Sunday||25 hours into the race|
Cut off points are situated after refreshment stations. Athletes who do not reach these points by the established time limits will not be allowed to continue the race. Once athletes have gone beyond the cut-off point, it is forbidden to go back to use the refreshment station. Race officials reserve the right to disqualify athletes who disrespect the rules.
In order to safeguard the health of the participants, medical staff at the check points have the authority to stop runners who are judged unfit to continue the race. In this case, the participant must follow the indications of the medical staff. Anyone who fails to do so will be immediately disqualified.
Participants who reach the check points after the maximum time, those who are injured and those who are judged by medical staff to be unfit to continue the race, and any other athletes who decide to drop out, shall be taken to the finish line by shuttle bus. For logistical reasons, athletes who have dropped out may have to wait before being accompanied to the finish area.
Any participant who drops out of the race at any point other than the established check points should make their own way back to Cortina and immediately inform the race Organizers by text message to the number indicated on the bib number.
Art. 9 REFRESHMENT STATIONS
Athletes are required to run in semi-autonomy and must carry at least one liter of liquid. Semi-autonomy is defined as the capacity to be autonomous between two refreshment stations in relation to food, equipment and safety and to be able to adapt to any problems that may arise (bad weather, physical ailments, injury…).
This implies the following rules:
• Food and drinks from refreshment stations must be consumed on the spot. Camelbags and water bottles may be filled with water only. When leaving a refreshment station, athletes should have sufficient water to get to the next refreshment station.
• At refreshment stations a limited series of food and drinks that the Organizers consider suitable to guarantee a proper diet for race athletes will be available. Any special dietary requirements must be managed autonomously by athletes.
• To reduce waste production, there will be no disposable tableware (cutlery, glass, plates, bowls) at refreshment points and life bases, thus athletes must bring their own cutlery and containers if they wish to eat hot/cold food.
Assistance to athletes from family members or team members is only permitted in some refreshment stations (see Art. 10), in the designated areas and with the agreement of the head of the refreshment station. Athletes may avail of assistance from only one person each.
There are 8 refreshment stations along the route:
|Ospitale (18th km)||ASSISTANCE PROHIBITED|
|Passo Tre Croci (28th km)||ASSISTANCE PROHIBITED|
|Misurina (43rd km)||ASSISTANCE|
|Cimabanche (66th km)||ASSISTANCE|
|Malga Ra Stua (75th km)||ASSISTANCE PROHIBITED|
|Rifugio Col Gallina (95th km)||ASSISTANCE|
|Passo Giau (103rd km)||ASSISTANCE|
|Rifugio Croda da Lago (110th km)||ASSISTANCE PROHIBITED|
There are also two water points:
• Rifugio Auronzo (48th km)
• Malga Travenanzes (89th km)
Only athletes with a visible race bib number will have access to refreshment stations.
Food and drinks will be served by refreshment station personnel. Rubbish must be placed in the appropriate containers.
At the finish line there will be another refreshment station; it will also be possible to have a hot meal at the Ice Rink Stadium.
There are several fountains along the route where athletes can refill their water supply. During the day, it will also be possible for athletes to stop at the mountain shelters along the route to purchase food and drink (at their own expense).
Art. 10 ASSISTANCE DURING THE RACE
Assistance given to athletes by family or team members is only permitted in the following refreshment stations, in the designated areas and with the agreement of the head of the refreshment station.
• Misurina (43rd km)
• Cimabanche (66th km)
• Rifugio Col Gallina (95th km)
• Passo Giau (103rd km)
Only one assistant per athlete may access the area solely once the athlete has arrived. Pacing and muling are not allowed on any stretch of the race route.
Art. 11 CHANGING ROOMS, BAG DEPOSIT AND RUNNERS’ BAGS CHANGING ROOM
A changing room will be available at PALESTRA REVIS (via dei Campi 1, Cortina d’Ampezzo) from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm on Friday 23 June.
The bag deposit will be at PALESTRA REVIS (via dei Campi 1, Cortina d’Ampezzo) where athletes who wish can leave their bags between 8.30 pm and 10.30 pm on Friday 23 June. Bags must clearly exhibit the number sticker handed out to athletes with race bibs. Athletes are advised not to place objects of value in their bags. In any case, the Organizers accept no liability for any theft, loss or damage to bags or their contents. After the race, bags may be collected at Palestra Revis between 1 pm on Saturday 24 June and 12 noon on Sunday 25 June upon presentation of race bib. Under no circumstances will the Organizers send uncollected bags to athletes’ residences.
RUNNERS’ BAGS FOR CIMABANCHE
Each athlete will receive a bag with their race bib in which to place a change of clothes to use at Cimabanche (66th km) life base. Athletes must place the number sticker they received with their race bib on the bag. The bags must be handed in between 8.30 pm and 10.30 pm on Friday 23 June at PALESTRA REVIS (via dei Campi 1, Cortina d’Ampezzo). Only bags provided by the Organizers will be transported to Cimabanche. Bags with clothes left at Cimabanche may be collected at Palestra Revis between 3 pm on Saturday 24 June and (no later than) 12 noon on Sunday 25 January upon presentation of race bib numbers. Under no circumstances will the Organizers send uncollected bags to athletes’ residences. Bags that are not collected by the deadline will be immediately destroyed for hygienic reasons. Athletes are advised not to place objects of value in their bags. In any case, the Organizers accept no liability for any theft, loss or damage to bags or their contents.
Art. 12 START OF RACE
Athletes must be in Corso Italia in Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL) by 10.30 pm on Friday 23 June 2023. The race begins at 11 pm. Race bib numbers and places in the starting grid will be assigned on the basis of participants’ UTMB Category Index.
Art. 13 RACE ROUTE
The Lavaredo 120K race route has been classified with a red label: EE itinerary for expert excursionists. This itinerary requires the ability to run on particular kinds of terrain as well as impervious or treacherous trails or paths (slopes with rocky outcroppings or debris) that are sometimes without barriers.
The Lavaredo 120K 2023 race takes the following route:
Cortina (Corso Italia), Cadin di Sopra, Ghedina Lake, Posporcora Pass, Pian de Ra Spines, Ospitale, Padeon Valley, Somforca hairpin bend, Tre Croci Pass, Valbona, Federavecchia, Pian Maccetto, Misurina, d’Antorno Lake, Auronzo Shelter, Lavaredo hairpin bend, Rienza Valley, Landro Lake, Carbonin, Cimabanche, Lerosa hairpin bend, Malga Ra Stua, Pian de Loa, Travenanzes Valley, Col dei Bos hairpin bend, Col Gallina Shelter, Pian dei Menis, Averau Shelter (Nuvolau hairpin bend), Giau Pass, Giau hairpin bend, Ambrizzola hairpin bend, Croda da Lago Shelter, Mortisa, Cortina (Corso Italia) for a total of 120 km with an altitude variation of 5,800 metres.
Should adverse weather conditions occur or one or more paths become inaccessible, alternative routes will be outlined at the briefing before the start of the race.
Race kilometers are not marked.
Athletes should strictly adhere to the marked race route and avoid taking shortcuts or cutting out sections of the route.
Any departures from the official route will lead to disqualification and shall be at the sole risk of athletes.
Art. 14 INSURANCE
The Organizers underwrite a liability insurance policy for the entire period of the event, but participants are strongly advised to take out valid individual insurance to cover search and rescue costs in Italy.
Art. 15 SAFETY AND CHECK POINTS
The Organizers and the Alpine Rescue Team, in constant contact with Race HQ, will be positioned along the race route.
Ambulances with paramedics shall be positioned at different points along the race route, but also at the start and finish, where a doctor and an advanced medical facility shall be present.
Check points shall be set up along the route, where members of the staff shall monitor the athletes as they pass and also apply random checks to verify that the athletes are in possession of the mandatory race equipment.
Should anyone refuse to undergo the check on the mandatory race equipment, they shall be disqualified immediately.
Art. 16 ENVIRONMENT
The race takes place in a protected natural park area with a natural eco system. Participants are therefore required to fully respect the environment, by not leaving rubbish, picking flowers or disturbing the wildlife. Anyone found leaving rubbish along the route shall be disqualified from the race and incur the penalties laid down by municipal regulations. The Organizers invite athletes to bring a bag to carry rubbish or hankies to the refreshment stations.
It is obligatory to follow the signposted paths avoiding short cuts that can damage the surrounding environment.
To reduce waste production, there will be no disposable tableware (cutlery, glass, plates, bowls) at refreshment points and life bases, thus athletes must bring their own cutlery and containers if they wish to eat hot/cold food.
Art. 17 WEATHER
In case of adverse weather conditions (dense fog, snow or thunderstorms), the Organizers reserve the right to make last-minute changes, even during the race, to the route in order to eliminate potential hazards or conditions that could cause hardship for participants. The staff shall inform the participants of any changes. The Organizers also reserve the right to suspend or cancel the race if the weather conditions are such that they put athletes, staff or medical teams at risk.
Art. 18 DISQUALIFICATION, PENALTIES AND APPEALS
The following infringements will lead to immediate disqualification and withdrawal of the race bib number:
• failing to pass a check point;
• taking shortcuts;
• leaving rubbish along the race route;
• failing to aid a participant in difficulty;
• insulting or threatening staff or volunteers;
• using transport during the race;
• refusing to undergo checks by the medical staff along the race route;
• refusing to allow checks on mandatory equipment.
A one-hour penalty will be incurred for the following infringements:
• failing to have a head lamp, an anorak, an emergency blanket, camel bag or bottle with a 1-litre capacity.
• availing of unauthorized assistance or assistance outside of the areas laid down in the regulation.
A thirty-minute penalty will be incurred for the following infringements:
• failure to have: a whistle, spare batteries, long sleeved top, long trousers or tights, cap or bandana, gloves, beaker; failure to show the race bib number.
The penalty may be applied immediately as soon as the infringement has been established or at the end of the race. Penalties or disqualification can be appealed by writing to the race management within 30 minutes of publication of race results. Appeals will be evaluated and answered in the necessary time; decisions are final, without appeal.
Art. 19 PRIZES
The first 10 men and 10 women will receive prizes.
All participants that finish the race within the maximum time limit will receive a Finisher gadget. Prize-giving will take place on Sunday 25 June at 12:00 noon in Piazza Dibona in Cortina.
Under no circumstances will prizes be sent or handed out in advance.
Art. 20 IMAGE RIGHTS
On registration, athletes authorize the Organizers to freely use any still or moving images depicting them during their participation in La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB with no territorial or time limits.
Art. 21 WAIVER OF RESPONSIBILITY
Voluntary registration and subsequent participation in the race indicate full acceptance of the race rules and regulations and any subsequent changes made to them. By registering, participants exempt the Organizers from any civil or criminal liability for damage to persons and/or property caused by or to them.