July 15, 2023 08:00
Spectacular high mountain race from Canazei to Piz Boè and back, part of the prestigious circuit "Golden Trail World Series"
On Saturday 15th July, Canazei becomes the Alpine capital of mountain running with the DoloMyths Run. For the 25th edition, the famous race, part of the prestigious Golden Trail World Series circuit, changes format. In fact, the Vertical, Ultra and Half Marathon events will no longer be held, but only one major event, the Skyrace. The competition, limited to 800 entrants, will be staged on the well-established 22 km route, of which 10 km uphill and 12 downhill, with a positive elevation gain of 1,750 m. The route starts in Canazei and arrives at Piz Boè, at an altitude of 3,152 m, crossing the legendary screes of Forcella Pordoi and Val Lastiès.
The devotees of the discipline, also known as "sky runners", will compete in extreme conditions, tackling rugged trails, steep slopes and the increasing thinness of the air. The record to beat is that of Angermund Stian, in 2021, with 1h 51'37". The start is at 8.00 a.m. from the central square in Canazei. The gates at Forcella Podoi and Rifugio Boè close at 10.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. respectively, while the maximum time to cross the finish line in the village is 5.30 hours.
The international success of Canazei's skyrace is also linked to the efficient organising committee headed by Diego Salvador and the support of a sports company of excellence such as Salomon. Other events are planned around Saturday's race: from Friday to Sunday, an expo area will be set up in the square "Piaz G. Marconi"; Friday at 6.30 p.m. there will be the official presentation with the technical briefing; on Saturday, after the arrival of the competitors, lunch will be served at the tent in "Ciuch" area (FassaPark), where in the evening the awards ceremony and party with music and DJs will also take place. The day of Sunday 16th July will open at the crack of dawn with the "Sunrise with Dolomyths Run" initiative. At 10.30 a.m., space will be given to the baby runners, who will start a new edition of the Dolomyths Run Mini Skyrace, animating the streets of Canazei.