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8th EDITION
19th - 20th- 21st May 2023

REGISTRATION OPENING NOVEMBER 26TH 2022

Garda Trentino
Trail "Extra"

The first race in the Alto Garda




Route

Distance

150 Km

Altitude Gain

10.000m

Time Limit

50 hours

Start Point

Arco: At 12.00 am on 19th may 2023

Arrival Point

Arco (21/5/2023)

Life Base

3

 
 

Mappa preliminare

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Program

EXPO (Piazza delle canoniche, Arco)
  • Friday 19/5 from 15:00 to 20:00
    Saturday 20/5 from 9:00 to 19:00
    Sunday 21/5 from 9:00 to 15:00
BAGS DEPOSIT (Viale delle Palme, Casinò di Arco)
  • Only for Garda Trentino Trail Extra
    Friday 19/5 from 10:00 to 12:00

    Friday 19/5 from 16:00 to 21:00
    Saturday 20/5: from 5:00 to 10:00

    Sunday 21/5 (only Garda trentino run): from 8:00 to 10:00
BIBS COLLECTION (Piazza delle canoniche, Arco)
  • Only for Garda Trentino Trail Extra
    Friday 19/5 from 10:00 to 12:00

    Friday 19/5 from 16:00 to 21:00

    Saturday 20/5
    from 5:00 to 7:00 for Garda Trentino Trail
    from 6:00 to 10:00 for Tenno Trail / Ledro Trail

    Sunday 21/5: from 8:00 to 10:00 only for GTT Run


FRIDAY MAY 19TH 2023
(RACE STARTING TIME TO BE DEFINED LATER)

GARDA TRENTINO TRAIL EXTRA
Start/ arrival: Arco Piazzale Segantini


SATURDAY MAY 20TH 2023
(RACE STARTING TIME TO BE DEFINED LATER)

GARDA TRENTINO TRAIL
Start/ arrival: Riva del Garda, Piazza III Novembre - Arco Piazzale Segantini

Shuttle bus: service will be available only on May 20th morning, before the race, from Arco to the start in Riva



LEDRO TRAIL
Start: Molina di Ledro
Arrival: Piazzale Segantini (Arco)

Shuttle bus: service will be available only on May 20th morning, before the race, from Arco to the start in Ledro



TENNO TRAIL
Start/ arrival: Arco, Piazzale Segantini


AWARD CEREMONY/ END OF EVENT
Garda Trentino Trail, Ledro Trail, Tenno Trail,
Piazzale Segantini, Arco


SUNDAY MAY 21ST 2023

GARDA TRENTINO RUN
Start/ arrival:Arco, Piazzale Segantini
  • - At 9:30 pre-race bibs check-in
    - At 9:45 Briefing
    - At 10:00 Start Garda Trentino Run

    - ore 13:00 Award ceremony
    - ore 15:00 - 15:30 - End of event


AWARD CEREMONY/ END OF EVENT
Garda Trentino Trail Extra, Garda Trentino Run
Piazzale Segantini, Arco


Rules Book

View specific GTT Extra regulations




Art. 1

The amateur sports association Garda Trentino Trail, affiliated to FIDAL and ASI, is organizing the Ultra Trail Running event (long-distance cross-country races) called 'Garda Trentino Trail' (5 races), on Friday 19th-Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2023..

Art. 2 - Acceptance of the Rules

The Garda Trentino Trail will be run conforming to the rules stated herein, with any necessary modifications published on the Official Web Site: www.gardatrentinotrail.it. Participation in the Garda Trentino Trail is permitted, only if the enrolled competitors agree to comply with all the rules stipulated, without any reservations. Furthermore, the competitors are required to respect the Highway Code, with particular attention to the normal road safety regulations, as the roads will not be closed to traffic on the race day. As all enrolled competitors must commit to respect these stated rules the organization is free of any responsibility (civil or criminal) for any damages, either to person or property as a result of, or caused by, not adhering to the rules during this event.

Art. 3 The Race

The race is on foot, in a natural environment, along paths, mule tracks and cart roads in the Ledro Alps and Garda, with departures in Riva del Garda (TN) and in Arco (TN). The planned route includes pathways classified CAIT (Tourist level), E (Excursion level) and EE (Expert Excursion level), having an altimetric measure of between 70 meters asl (above sea level) and 2000 meters asl.
The event involves 5 races with race start:
on Friday 19th 2023:
- Garda Trentino Trail Extra, a course of c.150 km, with a real height difference of about 10.000 meters. Race departure from Arco on Friday 19th May 2023, with arrival in Arco (TN)
on Saturday 20th May 2023:
- Garda Trentino Trail, a course of c.62 km, with a real height difference of about 3800 meters. Race departure from Riva del Garda with arrival in Arco (TN)
- Ledro Trail, a course of c. 44 km with a real height difference of about 2400 meters. Race departure from Ledro with arrival in Arco (TN)
- Tenno Trail, a course of c. 30 km with a real height difference of about 1500 meters. Race departure from Arco with arrival in Arco (TN)
on Sunday 21st May 2023:
- Garda Trentino Run, a course of c. 11 km with height difference 600 meters. Race departure from Arco with arrival in Arco (TN)

Art. 4 Participation.

The competition is open to all those who have their 20th birthday prior to 19.05.2023 and are in possession of a recognized and valid, sports medical certificate demonstrating a suitable fitness level for sporting activity (Italian Athletes: D.M. 18.02.1982 tab B), independent of their membership to a sports society or federation. Foreign athletes must hand in the form, which can be downloaded from the enrollment web-page, filled and signed by the personal doctor. No other foreign certificate of health will be accepted. No reasons are foreseen to limit acceptance of competitors in relation to their technical competence. Having said this it is important to appreciate that the race includes some very difficult paths that under certain weather conditions (wind, low temperatures, rain and snow) could challenge the inexperienced runner. A careful training, previous excursion experience and a real ability to be personally independent are indispensable. Before enrolling on the Garda Trentino Trail, you are strongly advised to have previously participated on other Ultra Trails in Alpine environments. Enrollments will not be accepted from any athletes previously disqualified for doping in any discipline.

Art. 5 Partial Self-Sufficiency

The competition is partially self-sufficient about water and nourishment. Some refreshment points are on the route to provide the runners with food and drinkable water. Plastic cups will not be available at any refreshment point. The runners must equip themselves with suitable water containers. On leaving a refreshment point each runner must ensure that they have at least the official minimum quantity of water with them, and sufficient nourishment required to reach the subsequent refreshment point. Personal assistance along the route is forbidden and will only be available at the refreshment points. It is forbidden to be accompanied by anyone not formally enrolled on the race

Art. 6 How to Enroll

Enrollment opens on 26.11.2022 and officially closes on 16.05.2023However, the enrollment will be closed earlier if the number of enrollments reaches 1700, inclusive of Garda Trentino Trail Extra (100), Garda Trentino Trail (500), Ledro Trail (300), Tenno Trail Trail (500) and Garda Trentino Trail (300). A dedicated event will be held held on Friday 25th November 2022, with a “Black Friday” ” promotion with a limited number of bibs available at discounted price. From November 26th, prices will be as per point no. 7 of this document. The organization reserves the right to allocate 'Wild Cards' at their discretion. Enrollment should be done on-line using the appropriate link on the official internet website www.gardatrentinotrail.it.Copies of a valid medical certificate and the disclaimer must be sent directly to the management portal by 16.05.2023. Documents sent directly to the organization will not be considered. In cases where a competitor has not supplied a medical certificate the race number bib will not be allocated and the competitor will not be permitted to take part in the race, without any rights to a refund of their enrollment fee. Enrollments or presentation of medical certificates at the collection of the race number bib or at the start of the race will not be accepted.

Art. 7 Enrollment Fees

Le quote di iscrizione sono le seguenti:
GARDA TRENTINO TRAIL EXTRA
- From 26.11.2022 to 31.01.2023 € 150.00
- From 01.02.2023 to 16.05.2023 € 170.00

GARDA TRENTINO TRAIL
- From 26.11.2022 to 31.01.2023 € 60.00
- From 01.02.2023 to 16.05.2023 € 65.00

LEDRO TRAIL
- From 26.11.2022 to 31.01.2023 € 35.00
- From 01.02.2023 to 16.05.2023 € 40.00

TENNO TRAIL
- From 26.11.2022 to 31.01.2023 € 25.00
- From 01.02.2023 to 16.05.2023 € 30.00

GARDA TRENTINO RUN
- From 26.11.2022 to 31.01.2023 € 15.00
- From 01.02.2023 to 16.05.2023 € 20.00

Enrollment payment includes all the services as described in the rules herein. Arrival Buffet, all assistance, race provisions, transport from the competition base to the start position, possible transport requirements to return to base in case of injury, prize for finishing, final “pasta party” and race packet. For Garda Trentino Run race, no pasta party/race packet will be provided (prize for finishing will be in any case provided)

Art. 8 Refund of Enrollment Fee.

There are no reasons foreseen for any refund of the enrollment fee. Only in case of sold-out of the competition at which the person has enrolled and in the presence of another person in the waiting list, 100% of the fee will be refunded. It is also possible to change the name of the competitor on an already bought race number bib within the deadline of 01.05.2023, without any additional fee.

Art. 9 Compulsory Equipment and Accessories

Remark: mandatory equipment for “Garda Trentino Trail EXTRA” is listed in the dedicated additional regulation at the bottom of these pages. On enrolling, all runners give a written undertaking to carry with them, throughout the race, all the specified compulsory material, punishable by disqualification. The runners can be checked at any point during the race – at the start, at random during the race and on arrival at the finish - with the race number bib confiscated should they be without any of the following compulsory material:
- Working headlamp with spare battery (only for Garda Trentino Trail and Ledro Trail)
- Water container or flask to contain a minimum of 1 lt.
- Thermic survival sheet
- Whistle
- Wind-jacket suitable for bad mountain weather conditions
- Personal cup (minimum capacity: 150 cc), or suitable large flask lid to be used as a cup
- Mobile telephone (with the organization’s emergency number inserted, without the 'hiding number' function and with a fully charged battery)

NO compulsory equipment for Garda Trentino Run
The organizers reserve the right to eventually add to the mandatory material warm and waterproof clothes in case of rain or forecasts of cold weather (gloves, hat, long sleeved top, trousers at ¾ length and specific features about the jacket, communicating this on www.gardatrentinotrail.it and in the briefing before the race).

Equipment and material strongly recommended:
- Trail running shoes
- Course map (published on the website)
- warm clothing, indispensable in case of cold weather

The runner's water container must contain at least 1 liter of water at the competition start and on leaving any of the refreshment points. Those wishing to use walking sticks, may do so - though runners must always keep the sticks with them, throughout the race. Participation in the campaign “I don't throw away my rubbish irresponsibly”. The race is run in a natural environment, an ecosystem, completely protected. Athletes, on risk of disqualification, must respect the area and behave accordingly, avoiding discarding any rubbish, picking flowers or damaging the fauna. The event adheres to the campaign launched by Spiritotrail (www.spiritotrail.it) “I don't throw away my rubbish irresponsibly” concerning the environment and conservation of nature.

Art. 10 Race Number Bib

Each race number bib is individually given to every competitor on the presentation of an identity document with a photo. No race number bib may be given without a copy of a medical certificate. The race number bib must be worn on the chest or stomach and must be always clearly visible during the race. It must be outside of the clothing and on no account be fixed elsewhere. Before the start, each runner must pass the entry gate into the closed off section to register for the start. From passing a control point to finishing, the runner must be sure to have registered properly. Official stamping is essential, since the verification between two successive controls ensures there aren't any missing competitors. Omitting to register, could lead to a search of a runner, in which case all costs incurred will have to be met by the said runner. The race number bib is the necessary passkey to get on board the shuttle, bus, enter the refreshment areas, showers, etc.

Art. 11 Security and medical assistance

In agreement with refreshment relief is set up an emergency call area. These posts are connected via radio or telephone to the Race Management. There will be an ambulance from the territory, as well as civil and medical protection. The emergency points are available to assist anyone in danger with the appropriate methods of transport owned by the organization or in combination with conventional assistance. Medical officials have the authority to suspend runners judged to be unfit to continue in the race. The emergency helpers are authorized to evacuate with all methods available any runners in danger. In case of necessity, for the reason of personal safety and with the exclusive judgement of the organization, official emergency help will be called, and every appropriate method of assistance used, including a helicopter. The costs involved in using these extreme means of assistance will be charged to the person assisted, according to the regulations in force. A runner, by calling a doctor or for emergency help is in turn, agreeing to abide by and respect the medical decision and their authority.

Art. 12 Control and Refreshment Points

The competitors are surveyed in all refreshment and control points. Only runners wearing clearly visible race number bib have access to refreshment points. The course map will be published on the website: www.gardatrentinotrail.it, identifying all refreshment points and emergency areas. The 'random' control points will be positioned in different places outside of the emergency and refreshment points. The organization will not give out information on their whereabouts.

Art. 13 Maximum time authorized and Gate timetables

The maximum time to complete the whole course is as follows:
- Garda Trentino Trail EXTRA: 50 hours
- Garda Trentino Trail: 14 hours
- Ledro Trail: 9,5 hours,
- Tenno Trail: 7 hours,
- Garda Trentino Run: 7 hours.
The time limits for starting (Gate timetables) of the main control points will be defined and indicated on the course map. These gates are calculated to allow the participants to reach them in the maximum time, considering also stopping (to rest, eat something...). To be authorized to continue the race, the competitors must restart from the control points before the fixed time limit. In case of being outside the time the runner will be disqualified and the race number bib confiscated. The runner is permitted to continue without the race number bib outside of the competition assuming all responsibility and consequences that may avail. In case of bad weather conditions and/or for reasons of safety, the organization reserve the right to suspend the race being run, delay the start, change the course, modify the gate timetables or cancel the competition, without any prior notice.

Art. 14 Abandonment and re-entry

In the case of abandoning the race whilst on the course, the competitor is obliged to communicate their leaving the race, by registering their withdrawal by radio at the nearest control point; the organization will take note of the withdrawal at the relevant control post and at the base in Arco (TN); re-entry is not guaranteed if outside of the control post except in the case of injury. In the case of a runner not advising of their withdrawal and costs being incurred through subsequent searching for the said runner, any costs incurred will be charged to them.

Art. 15Penalties – Disqualification

The competitors not found in possession of any element of the compulsory material will be disqualified immediately, without any possibility or rights to dispute this decision. Any irregularity picked up through the surveillance using video images by the organization after the race could result in disqualification. The judges of the race in the following art. 17 have the authority to disqualify a competitor, in the case of severe breaking of the rules with special attention to:
- race number bib not worn correctly
- exchanging of race number bib
- missing proof of passing through a control point
- missing a part of or missing totally something from the list of compulsory material
- using any form of transport
- leaving a control point outside the gate times
- doping or refusing to undergo an anti-doping test
- not helping or giving assistance to a fellow competitor in difficulty
- having personal assistance outside the approved areas
- discarding personal material during the course
- lack of respect for the prohibition of being accompanied on the course
- throwing rubbish away on the course
- polluting or damaging the area by either the competitor or their staff
- insulting, rudeness or threatening behaviour towards a member of the organization or volunteers
- refusing medical assistance by the organisation at any time during the race

Art. 16 Complaints.

Written complaints may be made within 30 minutes following the posting of the provisional results, with a €50.00 caution.

Art. 17 The Panel of Judges.

The panel consists of
- Course Director
- The person responsible for the course
- The person responsible for the safety and security
- Members of the organisation involved and requested by the Course Director

The panel has the authority to deliberate in a compatible time with the obligations of the course about all disagreements or disqualifications arising during the race. The decisions are final and without recourse.

Art. 18 Modifications to the course or Gate timetables – cancellation of the Competition

The organization reserves the right to modify at any moment, the course or the location of the emergency or refreshment points, without prior notice. In the case of adverse weather conditions or for other motives not dependent upon the organization and that put at risk the security or safety of the competitors, the start may be delayed or cancelled. The route may be modified or shortened; the race could be stopped at any moment. The aforesaid modifications will be made by the panel of judges, taking into account the opinion of those responsible for security, safety and medical equipment. The modification, suspension or cancellation of the course does not give the competitors any right to a refund of the enrollment fee.

Art. 19 Course Route Map

The geographic map of the course and gpx track in its most up to date form will be available on the Competition's official internet site www.gardatrentinotrail.it. Each amendment on the course map will be published on the official website www.gardatrentinotrail.it.

Art. 20 Insurance.

The organization underwrites an insurance of civil responsibility for the whole period of the competition. The participation is completely under the responsibility of the competitors, the organization renounce any obligation or responsibility for claims against them in the case of damage or consequences that may arise following the competition. At the moment of enrolling, the runner must undersign that they free the organization of any responsibility.

Art. 21 Classification and Prizes

Only those competitors who complete the course and register their arrival at the finishing post in Arco, will be inserted in the classification. Every runner will be given a 'finisher' prize. A final general classification will be written of men and women participating in all 4 races – GTT, Ledro Trail, Tenno Trailand GTT Run. A trophy and products will be given to the first 3 classified males and the first 3 classified females of each of the three races.

Art. 22 Picture Rights

Every competitor expressly renounces the right to the pictures taken during the race and so renounce any action against the organization and its partners to use these images. The addition of further modifications will be posted on the page “news” on the website www.gardatrentinotrail.it.









GARDA TRENTINO TRAIL EXTRA – SUPPLEMENT TO THE REGULATION

Garda Trentino Trail Extra, a race with length of 150km and approx. 10.000d+ with start and arrival in Arco (TN).
Enrolled athletes will receive a 1st preliminary gps track by December 25th 2022 and the final version will be provided by May 1st 2023 or in the days immediately before departure in case the weather conditions, the route or other necessities not dependent on the organization may require it.
At the end of the race, it will be mandatory to send the athletes’ gpx track to the organization, penalty disqualification.
The route will NOT be in any way marked with slings or arrows.


Information will be provided about the location of the life bases to which personal bags can be sent and all the high-altitude support points that can be opened and offer hospitality to athletes (shelters, bivouacs or other). Athletes, equipped with own gps tracker will be constantly monitored by the race base of Arco for the duration of the event to prevent any change of route, whether voluntary or not.


Athletes must be aware that no logistical support will be provided by the organization outside of the life-base points and that participation in such a challenging race in complete autonomy is under the personal evaluation of their psycho-abilities physical and training. Any impediment along the route can be reported to the race base through the athlete’s mobile phone that will activate all the necessary operations. We point out that, given the length of the track and the possibility to be often “alone” along the track, even if it is impossible to continue, it is of fundamental importance to use the obligatory equipment and find protection in safe places that can serve as a shelter waiting for rescue.


For participation in the Extra distance no specific points obtained in other events are required but an important knowledge of the mountain in all its aspects is necessary, as follows:
- ability to sustain a prolonged effort and in rough terrain possibly even in adverse weather conditions;
- sleep and running management skills at night. Some athletes may stay out 2 nights;
- ability to read GPS instrument and orientation in the mountains even at night and with adverse weather conditions.


“LIFE BASE”

Along the route will be set up 3 Life bases with a minimum availability of food and liquids and toilets.
All Life Bases are passages control posts. The runner is obliged to ensure that he has been regularly registered both on entry and exit. Failure to detect the passage determines the disqualification.

Life Bases are indicated on the final GPX track provided by the organization and will be located at:
- Mori (approx km 53)
- Nago (approx km 77)
- Tiarno (approx 113 km)
It is strictly forbidden to sleep in facilities/ shelters/ vehicles outside the points controlled by the organization.


PERSONAL BAGS

At the race-bib distribution, 3 bags will be provided to each competitor for the material necessary for the safe management of the race; each bag will be marked with indication of the life-base where the same will to be transported by the organization. It is also possible to leave an additional bag (bag at charge of the athlete) at the deposit bags in Arco on Friday before the race start.
It is not planned to transport the bags from one life base to the next.

The competitor is obliged to personally collect the bag at the entrance of the Life Base and return it personally at the exit to the volunteers of the withdrawal bags.
In case of withdrawal of the runner the bag will be brought on arrival in Arco, where it can be picked up on presentation of the bib. It is not possible to ensure that, in case of withdrawal or arrival of the competitor, the 3 runner’s bags are already available in Arco.
The Life Base volunteers are not responsible for the missing bags.
Bags with objects attached externally will not be carried. It is recommended not to put fragile or valuable objects in the bags. The organization does not assume responsibility for items that may be lost or damaged during transport.


WITHDRAWAL POINTS

The retreat will be possible only in the 3 life bases.


PERSONAL ASSISTENCE POINTS

Assistance to athletes can only be provided:
- In the 3 life bases
- In further points that will be indicated later


TRACKER GPS

Each runner is provided with a GPS tracker to be attached to the backpack and returned on arrival. A deposit of € 50,00 is required and will not be returned in case of no return of the tracker.
The GPS tracker allows the public to view the progression of the runner on an interactive map.
It is up to the runner to turn on and verify the operation and charging before the start and at the exit from each control point, following the instructions provided by the organization.


RACE START

Race will start at 12.00 a.m. on Friday May 19th 2023.


TIME LIMIT / HOUR GATES

The maximum time to complete the test is set at 50 hours. Scheduled time gate at the 1ST life base of MORI, km 50, within 14 hours from the race departure.


MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

Obligation to carry the equipment throughout all the race:
- water supply (1 liter from the life base)
- head- lamp with spare batteries
- shell, cap/hat, gloves, trousers ¾
- thermal curtain
- whistle
- mobile phone, GPS, power bank
- long sleeve thermal T-shirt
- personal cup