The countdown has begun
July 28, 2019
Val Brevettola Skyrace, fourth edition!
REMEMBERING MEME AND DADO
The reason because Val Brevettola Skyrace was born, in 2016, was just one: for remembering them. Since the day when the mountain decided to keep our friends with itself, two years have been passed. Time is flowing away, but our memories of them are still clear, and emotions continue to raise. We miss Dado and Meme. Everybody miss them. People asked us, during the last years, if Val Brevettola Skyrace was just a singular event or if we had the intention to carry it on for a long time. We had no doubts. The remembering sense, for us, is keeping it during the time. Valorize our friends’ passions with their same energy is our aim since the starting point. Now we know what is the right way: this. And now, we have to go on together.
28 July 2019
1 goal to reach
Val Brevettola Skyrace is a Skyrunning race, with a both technical and hard trail. The path is 21 km long, and it’s completely localized in the Montescheno’s (VB) mountains. The elevation gain is 1800m. The starting point is Enrico Minacci square, in Montescheno (702m). From there, runners have to reach alpe Ogaggia (1977m), on the right of Brevettola creek, running through pastures and woods. Alpe Ogaggia is an important place: it’s the arrival of GPM, Grand Prix of Mountain, prestigious prize.
From Ogaggia, runners will go down to alpe Vauzone (1653m) and climb again till passo d’Arnigo (2000m). Then, they’ll run up and down towards passo Saudera (1850m), alpe Pianino, skirting natural beauties of Bognanco valley. The hardest descent will start from there and, through alpe Aulamia, alpe Vallemiola, athletes will reach Enrico Minacci square again, after the last uphill scretch.
“I have really good memories of this race. Landscape is beautiful, paths are clear, refreshment points are right. Not too many km, still with an important elevation gain. The two more important climb sections are hard, and the descents too. However, all the path is absolutely safe. The atmposphere all along the trail and, mostly, at the arrival is unique. I keep this emotions in my heart”.
Rolando Piana, first edition’s winner (Male)
“This is a race to run both with your legs and with your heart. A beautiful path, with an hard trail that carry you running on the true mountains. What impressed me during this race was the atmosphere and the agg of the people on the finish line: I still feel chills on my arms”.
Emanuela Brizio, first edition’s winner (Female)
WHERE WE ARE
VAL BREVETTOLA, A PLACE TO DISCOVER
Valorize Valle Antrona’s environment is one of the most important aims of Val Brevettola Skyrace. It’s a proud for us seeing lots of people walking on our mountain paths, last year, both before and after the event. This territory deserves to be discovered, and Alta Valle Antrona too. Here, there are the climbing mountain goats valley, on Cingino’s weir. Here, we have one of the most beautiful CAI’s mountain hut, “rifugio Andolla”. Moreover, in this valley are amazing mountains: Moncucco, Camughera, Testa dei Rossi, Pizzo Ciapè. A mix of excellences to discover.
It is the most ancient and longest procession of all the Alps, carried on by local people since 400 years. “Lautani d’I sèt frei” has a magical and amazing history. Seven brothers who, according to the legend, walked along a pathway into the mountains, thanksgiving God for had been saved from the plague. Still today, every year, on the third July’s Sunday, before the sunrise, a long queue of people go up this mountains for this event. Run during Val Brevettola Skyrace means run on this paths full of history.