- Mont Blanc Challenges
Challenge yourself by partecipating in the new Trail Running Race starting from Courmayeur.
Read the complete description of the race track in the regulation section.
Download the race track in GPX format
The sports competition regulations outline the ethics, relationships, rights, duties and behaviors that the athlete must respect. Anyone who participates as an athlete, organizer, volunteer, sponsor, patron or for any other reason, undertakes to observe these regulations, which are signed at the time of joining.
The organizer and sole person in charge of the event is TRAIL MOUNTAIN ASD, which is based in via De La Chapelle 28, Verrand (Prè Saint Didier- AO).
The event is organized with the patronage of the Municipality of Courmayeur and in collaboration with other associations present in the area.
The T54 TRAIL DEL BATTAGLIONE is a partially self-sufficiency and it is organized by TRAIL MOUNTAIN ASD, with the patronage of the municipality of Courmayeur and in collaboration with local institutions, sponsors and partners.
The Athletes, volunteers,organization and its partners share the same principles and values:
Rules valid and applied to everyone
RESPECT FOR PEOPLE
PROTECT THE ENVIROMENT
THE T54 TRAIL DEL BATTAGLIONE adheres to the campaign: "I DON'T THROW MY WASTE", promoted by Spirito Trail and aimed at all trailer runners, athletes and organizers, to protect the environment.
The start is in Courmayeur from the private square of the local RENTAL SKI 4810 GRIVEL, Via Delle FORGES, 3 DOLONNE (Courmayeur) at 5.00am, passing by Parco Bollino towards Village Val Sapin, via Strada Poderale.
Once you reach the locality of Tzapy, you turn right, take the path towards Currù and after about 700m D+, at the crossroads, you turn right again, onto a steep descent before returning to a flat section again. When you arrive at the huts of Les Suches, turn left towards Tirecorne and after about 1 km turn right. Passing between the Tirecorne huts, continue on a slightly uphill path before arriving at Plagnoley. From there you continue to a challenging passage where there are fixed ropes (be very careful) that will take you to the ridge of Mont Cormet, turn left and climbing on the lawn (not on the path) you reach Cormet 2500m of altitude.
At the top of the meadows, keep to the right, cross the canal on a slippery path and arrive on the ridge facing Morgex, here you will find the path that goes up to the Pascal Bivouac at an altitude of 2987 m. After the check point you start the descend towards Lake Liconi and Liconi huts at an altitude of 1870m, check point and 1st time barrier.
Follow a farm road or about 500m, then take the path towards Planaval on the left, after about 1 km turn left again towards the valley of Chambave. With a climb of about 900m D+ you will arrive to Colle Battaglione (Aosta) at an altitude of 2860m. From there you take a very demanding descent with fixed ropes (pay attention!) that will take you at a crossroads. Turn right up to Colle Entre-Deux-Sauts 2521+, then descend into the Malatrà valley and after about 3 km, past the Bonatti refuge, turn left onto the path that leads to the ref. Bertone.
After about a couple of km, turn left, climb into the Armina valley. When you reach the top of the valley, keep to the right and go up towards Col Sapin and Tete de la Tronche, 2550m.
Go down on the ridge of Testa Bernarda up to the Bertone refuge at an altitude of 2000m, turn right, and keep going down towards Pont Pailler (Val Ferret) for 500m D-. In Pont Pailler there will be a water point and the 2nd time barrier.
Follow the municipal road towards Courmayeur for about 150m, then turn right onto a road built for the construction site of the cable car that leads, with a difference in height of about 670 m +, to the Pavillon, check point and water point.
Descend from the Vertical Courmayeur Mont Blanc track and with a swoop of about 800m D- you will reach Pontal di Entreves (Val Veny cable car square), from here following the municipal road you reach the finish line in Courmayeur at the Bollino Park.
The start will be Sunday 30 july 2023 at 5.00am from the private square of the local RENTAL SKI 4810 GRIVEL, Via Delle FORGES, 3 DOLONNE (Courmayeur).
The timing service will be provided by ENDU / MYSDAM, with a CHIP to be returned upon arrival.
The athletes must arrive at least 15 minutes before the start to be checked. Once the runner is checked at the start, he must remain within the "starting area" space specifically delimited by the organization and will not be able to leave it until the start (except in cases of overt necessity).
The non-validated athlete will be "not started" and will not be included among the finishers.
The maximum time for the race, to be included in the ranking, is set at 16 hours.
There are 2 time barriers.
Baite Licony 22 Km ( 11am
Pont Pailler 43 Km (Val Ferret 5pm)
In case of bad weather conditions and / or for safety reasons, the organization reserves the right to suspend or cancel the race in progress, to change the route and the scheduled times.
The TRAIL DEL BATTAGLIONE is open to all, men and women, who are 18 years old at the time of registration (categories from seniors to veterans). Athletes must submit a MEDICAL CERTIFICATE FOR COMPETITIVE SPORTS ACTIVITIES.
To participate you must:
submit a sports medical certificate for competitive sports activities (Ministerial Decree 18.02.1982 tab. B) valid on the date of the race. Self-certification (Article 5 of the Civil Code "Acts of disposition of one's body") or declaration issued by one's own doctor is not considered valid.
be absolutely aware of the length and specificity of the race and be perfectly prepared.
having acquired, before the race, a real capacity for personal autonomy in the mountains (NB: participation in other races is useful for gaining this experience, but it is not necessarily sufficient) to be able to better manage the problems associated with this type of race
knowing how to deal with climatic conditions that could become difficult due to the altitude (night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow)
being able to manage, even if you are isolated, the physical or psychological problems due to great fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, muscle or joint pain, small wounds
be aware that the role of the Organization is not to help an athlete to manage these problems and, for mountain running, safety depends on the individual's ability to adapt to the problems encountered or foreseeable.
Be aware that pets are not allowed.
The principle of the partially self-sufficiency the rule.
Partially sel-sufficiency is defined as the ability to be autonomous between two refreshment points, in terms of safety, energy and equipment. This principle implies the following rules:
Each athlete must carry all mandatory equipment for the duration of the race (see MANDATORY EQUIPMENT paragraph). This must be carried in a backpack / belt and will be checked upon delivery of the bibs (we trust that it will be used during the race in an ethically correct manner). At any time, the Organisation can check the contents of the backpacks. The athlete is obliged to accept these checks, under penalty of disqualification.
The refreshment points are stocked with drinks and food to be consumed on the spot. The organization provides only natural water to fill bottles or camel bags. At the start of each refreshment point, runners must have the amount of water and food necessary to reach the next refreshment point.
It is forbidden to be accompanied along all the race track by a person who is not regularly registered as a runner or authorized by the Organization.
The points provided are:
Each athlete must always check to have the amount of water and food necessary to reach the next refreshment point and the finish line.
By registering, each participant undertakes to carry all the mandatory equipment listed below throughout the race, under penalty of disqualification (check points can be possible along the track):
Race backpack to carry the mandatory equipment
Mobile phone (a smartphone is recommended). The Organisation must be able to contact the at any time before, during and after the race so be sure to have an International mobile option that allows its use and Keep the phone switched on for all the time
Glass of at least 15 cl (bottles or flasks with caps are not allowed)
Water reserve of at least 1 liter
1 headlamp (working) with spare batteries
Survival blanket of at least 1.40 m x 2 m
Elastic adhesive bandage (minimum 100 cm x 6 cm)
Food reserve. Recommended: 800 kcal (2 gels + 2 energy bars of 65g each)
Waterproof * and breathable ** Jacket (Outdry type) with hood, suitable for bad weather in the mountains
*minimum 10.000 Schmerber.
** RET less than 13.
The jacket must necessarily have an integrated hood, the seams must be watertight. The jacket must not have parts with permeable fabric; the parts for letting in air are accepted (under the armpits, on the back), only if they do not clearly impede the impermeability. The runner judges, according to his own criteria, if his jacket complies with the regulations and therefore is suitable for bad weather in the mountains; in any case, in case of controls, only the officials and the Race Director will decide.
Long pants or tights and socks that cover the whole leg
Cap, bandana or Buff®
Warm and waterproof gloves
Second layer warm long sleeve shirt
Extra warm clothes essential if it is raining or cold or in case of injuries.
lightweight down jacket
To register for the T54 TRAIL DEL BATTAGLIONE TRAIL, a competitive sports medical certificate is mandatory and must be valid until the date of the race. Also for international athletes and for Italian athletes residing abroad (attached to the regulations),
Italian athletes must upload a copy of the competitive medical certificate valid untill 01/08/2021 included. In case of failure to upload the certificate by the date indicated, the registration will be definitively canceled and no refund will be due to the runner.
The medical certificates accepted are those that clearly indicate the possibility of the athlete to compete for a specific sport: athletics.
ITALIAN ATHLETES RESIDING ABROAD
Italian athletes residing abroad who are unable to travel to Italy for the issue of the sports medical certificate for competitive activity must compulsorily upload to the ENDU site a document showing that the athlete has been subjected to the same sports medical tests required by the Italian law. The certificate must be valid untill 01/08/2021 included.
In case of failure to upload the certificate by the date indicated, the registration will be definitively canceled and no refund will be due to the runner.
FOREIGN INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES
Foreign athletes must fill in the certificate 8 (MODEL ATTACHED TO THIS REGULATION). The certificate must be stamped and signed by a doctor and uploaded to the registration site by the 24th of July 2021.
In case of failure to upload the certificate by the date indicated, the registration will be definitively canceled and no refund will be due to the runner.
When registering for the T54 TRAIL DEL BATTAGLIONE it is mandatory to fill in, sign and send the disclaimer document to the Organization.
The fee is 65 Euros.
The registration fee includes the
HOW TO REGISTER
Registrations for the T54 TRAIL DEL BATTAGLIONE open on the 15 december 2023 at midnight.
In the event that the registered runner does not provide the sports medical certificate on time, he will not be able to take part in the competition and the registration fee will not be refunded. Certificates and disclaimers are accepted up to the time of the bib collection. Registrations will be closed on the 26th of July 2023 at 00:00 or upon reaching the maximum number of competitors (400).
By signing for the participation in the T60 TRAIL DEL BATTAGLIONE, the runner confirms the acknowledgment, understanding and acceptance without reservation of these regulations and the ethics of the race.
Registration will be listed in the organization's database, which will be updated weekly, and will be visible online.
The organization will announce on time the decisions relating to any changes to these regulations (for example, changes to the track for safety regulations)
The BRIEFING will be held on Sunday 30 July 2023 at 4:30am before the start.
Until June 30, the athlete, as long as he is up to date with the payment and documents required (registration form, disclaimer form and medical certificate), can exercise the right to change the bib; the reimbursement of the 90% registration fee is foreseen.
In the event of cancellation of the event due to causes attributable to the current health crisis or adverse weather conditions, the reimbursement of the fee paid at the time of registration will be guaranteed with a deduction of 10 euros for expenses incurred by the organization for the realization of the event.
By accepting the regulation, you accept this clause and expressly renounce to exercise the right to reconsider.
The bibs can be collected at the private square of the local RENTAL SKI 4810 GRIVEL, Via Delle FORGES, 3 DOLONNE (Courmayeur): friday 28 july 2023 starting from 15:00 to 19:30; Saturday 29 july 2023 from 17:00 to 19:00; Sunday 31 july 2022 from 4:00 to 4:30
The bibs will be delivered individually to each runner upon presentation of an identity document with photo.
The bib must be worn over your clothing and always be fully visible throughout the race.
The bib will be your pass to access the refreshing areas, for the final pasta party or similar and the awards ceremony. Therefore, keep it with you.
CONTENTS OF THE RACE PACKAGE:
The equipment/clothes of each runner must be left in the personal bag, with an identification label with the bib number; the bag can be left at the bib collection by 4.45am on sunday 30 july 2023.
Ambulances, civil protection and doctors will be present alomng the track and at the Pavillon.
Fully assistance will be provided to all people in danger or in difficulty, with qualified rescuers. In case of need, for reasons that are in the interest of the rescued person, and only and exclusively in the opinion of the Organization, the official regional mountain rescue will be contacted and will take over the direction of the operations and will deploy all the appropriate measures, including the helicopter. Any costs arising from the use of these exceptional measures could be charged to the rescued person according to current regulations.
A runner who requires the intervention of a doctor or a rescuer submits himself to his authority and undertakes to respect his decisions.
In case of bad weather conditions and / or for safety reasons, the Organization reserves the right to suspend or cancel the race in progress or to change the scheduled times and the route.
Personal assistance is allowed only and exclusively near the refreshment points in the areas defined by the organization.
Any kind of assistance also including the transfer of equipment / drinks / nutrition / apparel along the race track is prohibited.
The track will be marked with flags, signs or other indicators in order to avoid unauthorized detours or shortcuts and to ensure maximum safety for everybody. During the briefing everything will be explained.
Check points will be set up with authorized personnel in order to detect the passage of the athletes by controlling the bib number. The be included in the race ranking the athletes must be registered ad each ckeck point.
In case of abandon of the race along the track, the runner is obliged to go to the nearest checkpoint and communicate his intention to withdrawal. In case of failure to communicate the withdrawal and activation of the athletes's searches, any expenses deriving from the searches will be charged to the runner himself.
The FINISHER runners will be included in the official ranking. No cash prizes will be distributed. A general ranking for men and women and by category will be made.
The Award Ceremony will be held at the times set by the official program of the event.
There will be prizes for all categories, information will be published in a short time.
The organization is responsible for the return of competitors if withdrawn or if stopped at a time gate.
Along the race track the staff of the Organization will be present to check at any time the mandatory equipment and the compliance with the entire regulation. Athletes who incur one of the following infractions will be disqualified:
Only written complaints from runners are accepted. They must be presented within 30 minutes following the publication of the provisional race results, with a deposit of 50.00 Euros to the TRAIL MOUNTAIN Organisation Manager
Complaints will be evaluated by a jury composed by:
the race director
the security officer
the race manager
all competent persons designated by the race director
the competitor and by any person authorized by him
The jury is authorized to deliberate, in a time compatible with the activities related to the race, on all problems or disqualifications occurred during the race. The decisions taken are without appeal and will be made public through written minutes.
In the event that the complaint is rejected, the deposit will not be returned but will be donated to a charity organisation indicated in the report. Conversely, in case of acceptance of the complaint, the deposit will be refunded.
The Organization subscribes a civil liability insurance for the entire period of the race and undertakes to insure each athlete with MSP association. The cost of the insurance is included in the registration fee.
Participation takes place under the full responsibility of the competitors, who renounce any appeal against the Organization in the event of damage and any further consequences that occur before and after the race, and outside of it.
At the time of registration, the competitor must sign a disclaimer.
However, it is advisable for every athlete to subscribe a personal insurance policy for accidents and any recovery and transport by helicopter.
The organization reserves the right to change the race track or the location of the rescue service and refreshment points at any time, without notice. In case of unfavorable weather conditions (strong depression with significant amounts of rain and snow at high altitude, high risk of thunderstorms ...) the start time can be postponed or the canceled by the Race Director
In the event of cancellation of the event for reasons attributable to the health crisis linked to COVID-19, the athletes will receive a reimbursement of the fee paid upon registration with a deduction of only € 10 due to the costs incurred by the organization. The organization has already designed alternative race tracks to used in the event of adverse weather. No reimbursement is provided if the organization is forced to change the race track in the event of adverse weather conditions. The athlete already registered, but injured before the start of the race will be entitled to a refund of 50% of the registration fee by providing adequate medical documentation.
The GPX of the route will be sent to all athletes, we invite all athletes to view and upload it to your GPS or SMARTPHONE devices.
Bib not visible and worn in a non-compliant wayBib exchange with another runner
Failure to pass through a check point
Lack of part or all of the mandatory equipment listed by the Organisation
Use of a means of transport during the race
Departure from a checkpoint after the time barrier
Failure to assist another competitor in case of difficulty
Abandonment of own gear or waste along the way
Pollution or degradation of the place by a competitor or a member of his staff
Cut of the official track.
Each athlete, upon registration, authorizes the Organization to use the data provided for the sole purpose of this event, for the publication of the rankings, indication of birth date, sex, category, race times and any other information which does not affect the sensitive data of the individual.
Authorization to send data: athletes give writing consent to the use their electronic addresses provided (emails, websites) in order to receive event promotions, as well as for general and commercial communications from the sponsors of the event.
Image Rights: each athlete expressly renounces to make use of the rights relating to his image during the race, as well as renounces any recourse against the Organization and its partners / sponsors for the use made of his image.
COVID PREVENTION RULES
In the weeks preceding the event, the "Covid-19 prevention protocol" developed by the organizers will be published, which will contain precise indications on the preventive measures and behaviors to be adopted, created both on the basis of the needs imposed by the event itself and by the national and / or regional rules as well as the regulations of the federation to which they belong.