Battalion Trail


August 4, 2024
departure at 05:00




4600m D+

Maximum time



To register for VERTICAL TRAIL COURMAYEUR MONT BLANC it is mandatory to have a competitive sports medical certificate valid until the date of the race


Challenge yourself in the new Courmayeur Trail


General information

The rules of the sports competition outline the behaviors, ethics, relationships, rights and duties that the competitor undertakes to respect. Anyone who participates as a competitor, organizer, volunteer, sponsor, patron or in any other capacity, undertakes to comply with these regulations, which are signed at the time of registration.

The event hosts the IUTA 2024 Italian Championship of MEDIUM ULTRA TRAIL (absolute and category) and a test of the GRAND PRIX IUTA 2024 circuit of ULTRATRAIL, both reserved for IUTA 2024 members.


The organizer in charge of the event is the amateur association TRAIL MOUNTAIN ASD, which is based in Courmayeur (AO) which is based in via De La Chapelle 28, Verrand (Prè Saint Didier- AO).

You can contact the organization by phone at +39 335 7049051 or by email at

The event is organized under the patronage of the Municipality of Courmayeur and in collaboration with other associations in the area.


THE BATTALION TRAIL is organized by TRAIL MOUNTAIN ASD, under the patronage of the municipality of Courmayeur and in collaboration with local institutions, sponsors and partners.

The competitors, volunteers, the organization and its partners share the same principles and values:


Rules designed for everyone, applied identically to everyone and valid for everyone


  • Respect for oneself and others

  • Respect for volunteers

  • Respect for the local population

  • Respect for the organization and its partners


  • Respect the environment and don't throw anything in the way

  • Respect the fauna and flora

  • Do not cut the paths because it causes soil erosion

  • Prioritise, for yourself and your companions, the use of public transport and car sharing

THE BATTALION TRAIL adheres to the campaign: "I DON'T THROW MY WASTE", promoted by Spirito Trail and aimed at all trailers, athletes and organizers, to protect the environment and nature.



Departure from the private square of the RENTAL SKI 4810 restaurant. Take Via Delle FORGES in the direction of La Villette. After about 100 meters you enter Via Dello Stadio, at the bridge over the Dora Baltea turn left into Via Val Veny towards Larzey, turn right downhill for about a hundred meters until you cross the Dira Baltea and start climbing again up to the Larzey Entreves municipal road.

When you arrive in Tzapy, turn right, take the path towards Currù, after about 700 m.+ difference in altitude, at the junction turn right, on a path initially flat, then on a steep descent, about 120 m. negative difference in altitude, then flat again.

You arrive at the huts of Les Suches, turn left in the direction of Tirecorne, after about 1 km turn right. Passing through the huts of Tirecorne, continue on a slightly uphill then flat path, you arrive in Plagnoley, continue on the flat on a trail track, at a challenging passage where there are fixed ropes (be very careful) you arrive on the ridge of Mont Cormet, turn left and going up the meadow (not on the path) you arrive at an altitude of 2500 m. of Cormet.

At the top of the meadows, keep to the right, cross the canal on a slippery track and arrive on the ridge facing Morgex, here you will find the path that climbs to the Pascal bivouac at an altitude of 2987 m., control and descend towards Lake Liconi and the Liconi huts at an altitude of 1870m. First time barrier and water point.

Follow a farm road for about 500 m, on the left take the path towards Planaval, after about 1 km turn left towards the Chambave valley with a difference in height of about 900m + which leads to Colle Battaglione Aosta at an altitude of 2860 m, take a very challenging descent, here there are fixed ropes, to be very careful, you arrive at a junction where and turning right, you climb with a difference in height of 80 m to Colle Entre-Deux-Sauts 2521+, descend into the Malatrà valley and after about 3 km, past the Bonatti refuge, turn left on the path that leads to the refuge. Bertone.

After about a couple of km, turn left and go up into the Armina valley. Once you reach the top of the valley, keep to the right and climb in the direction of Sapin and Tete de la Tronche, 2550 m, difference in altitude about 550 m+.

Descend on the ridge of the Testa Bernarda to near the Bertone refuge at an altitude of 2000 m, turn right, descend towards Pont Pailler (Val Ferret) with a difference in height of 500m-, reach Pont Pailler where there will be a water point and the second time barrier.

Follow the municipal road towards Courmayeur for about 150m, then turn right onto the road built for the cable car construction site that leads, with a difference in height of about 670 m+ to Pavillon, a checkpoint and water point.

Descend from the path of the Vertical Courmayeur Mont Blanc and with a dive of about 800 m- you reach the locality of Pontal di Entreves (Val Veny cable car square), from here following the municipal road you reach the finish line in via delle Forges 3 (4810 Courmayeur).


Collective start on Sunday 4 August 2024 at 05:00 from Courmayeur, in via delle Forges 3 (4810 Courmayeur).

The competitor must arrive at least 15 minutes before the start to be registered. Once the competitor is confirmed at the start, he/she 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 athlete who is not validated will be "not started" and will not be included among the finishers.


The maximum time of the test, to be included in the ranking, is set at 16 HOURS


There are 2 time gates.

Baite Liconi 22 km (by 11:00 am)

Pont Pailler 43 km (Val Ferret by 17:00)

In case of bad weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the organization reserves the right to suspend, cancel and/or modify the current race.

Conditions of participation

THE BATTALION TRAIL is open to everyone, men and women, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of registration, with the obligation to DELIVER the competitive medical certificate for SPORTS ACTIVITY during the year.

To participate, it is essential to:

  • the possession of a sports medical certificate for competitive activity (D.M. 18.02.1982 tab. B) valid on the date of the race. Self-certification is not allowed (art.5 of the C.C. "Acts of disposition of one's own body") nor declaration of healthy and robust physical constitution issued by one's doctor.

  • Be fully aware of the length and specificity of the race and be perfectly prepared.

  • have acquired, before the race, a real capacity for personal autonomy in the mountains (NB: participation in other races is useful to acquire this experience, but it is not necessarily sufficient) to be able to better manage the problems related to this type of test

  • be able to cope alone, without help, with climatic conditions that could become difficult due to the altitude (night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow)

  • be able to manage, even if you are isolated, 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 a competitor to manage these problems and, for mountain running, safety depends on the ability of the individual to adapt to the problems encountered or foreseeable.

  • Pets are not allowed


The principle of individual running in semi-autonomy is the rule.

Semi-autonomy is defined as the ability to be autonomous between the two planned refreshment points, in terms of safety, power supply and equipment. This principle includes the following rules:

  • Each athlete must carry all the mandatory equipment with him for the duration of the race (see paragraph EQUIPMENT). This must be carried in a backpack/bag and will be checked when the bibs are delivered (it is hoped that this material will be used during the race in an ethically correct way). At any time, the race marshals will be able to check the contents of the backpacks. The competitor 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 only provides plain water to fill water bottles or camel bags. At the start of each refreshment point, competitors must have the necessary amount of water and food to get to the next refreshment point.

  • It is forbidden to be accompanied on the course by a person who is not duly registered as a competitor.

  • Each competitor will be provided with a ROAD-BOOK of the track and a GPX track that can be downloaded from the website.

water points and refreshments

Water and refreshment points are places where you can stock up on water and food. The points are:


Each athlete must make sure they have the amount of water and food necessary to get to the finish line and to transit from one refreshment point to the next.


By registering, each participant undertakes to carry all the mandatory equipment listed below throughout the race, under penalty of disqualification (random checks will be possible along the route):


  • Race backpack to carry the obligatory equipment

  • Mobile phone (a smartphone is recommended): the runner must be reachable at all times before, during and after the race:

    – International option that allows its use

    – Keep your phone on

  • Glass of at least 15 cl (water bottles or flasks with caps are not allowed)

  • Water reserve of at least 1 litre

  • 1 working headlamp with spare batteries

  • Survival blanket of at least 1.40 m x 2 m

  • Whistle

  • Adhesive elastic bandage for bandages (minimum 100 cm x 6 cm)

  • Food reserve

  • Recommendation: 800 kcal (2 gels + 2 energy bars of 65 g each)

  • Waterproof* and breathable** windbreaker (Outdry type) with hood, suitable for bad weather in the mountains

    *minimum 10 000 Schmerber.

    **RET less than 13.

    The jacket must have an integrated hood, the seams must be watertight. The jacket must not have parts with permeable fabric; Parts to let air in (under the armpits, on the back) are accepted only if they do not clearly prevent waterproofing.
    The competitor judges, according to his criteria, whether his jacket complies with the regulations and therefore suitable for bad weather in the mountains; in any case, in case of checks, only the employees and the Stewards will decide.

  • Self-medication kit


  • Long pants or tights and socks that cover the entire leg

  • Hat, Bandana or Buff®

  • Hat

  • Warm and waterproof gloves

  • Proof of identity

  • Sunglasses

  • Waterproof trousers

  • Second Layer Warm Long Sleeve Shirt

  • A change of warm clothes is essential if it's raining or cold or if you have an injury.

  • Lightweight down jacket

Medical certificate

To register for the TRAIL DEL BATTAGLIONE, a competitive sports medical certificate is mandatory, valid until the date of the race. Also for foreign athletes and for Italian athletes residing abroad (attached to the regulations),


Italian athletes must upload a copy of the competitive medical certificate valid as of August 4, 2024. If the certificate is not uploaded by the indicated date, the registration will be permanently cancelled and no refund will be due to the competitor.
The accepted medical certificates are those that report the fitness for competitive practice of the sport: athletics.


Italian athletes residing abroad who are unable to travel to Italy for the issuance of a medical certificate for competitive activity must upload to the ENDU website showing that the athlete has undergone the same medical examinations required by Italian legislation. The certificate must be valid as of August 2024.
If the certificate is not uploaded by the indicated date, the registration will be permanently cancelled and no refund will be due to the competitor.


Foreign athletes will need to have it completed, stamped and signed by a doctor The certificate and upload it to the registration site by August 4, 2024
If the certificate is not uploaded by the indicated date, the registration will be permanently cancelled and no refund will be due to the competitor.


At the time of registration for VERTICAL TRAIL COURMAYEUR MONT BLANC T60km it is mandatory to fill in, sign and send the release document to the Organization


The registration fee is 65€

The registration fee includes

  • BEER


Registration for the BATTALION TRAIL opens on December 15, 2023.

In the event that the registered competitor does not provide the sports medical certificate in time for the race, he/she will not be able to take part in the competition and the registration fee will not be refunded. Certificates and waivers are accepted until the bib is collected.

Registrations will close on 3 August 2024 at 24:00 or when the maximum number of competitors (200) is reached.

By subscribing to participate in the TRAIL DEL BATTAGLIONE, the competitor confirms the reading, understanding and unreserved acceptance of these regulations and the ethics of the race.

Maximum number of athletes participating: 200

IUTA member discount, for IUTA members there is a discount on the registration fee of 15 €.

Briefing & Pasta Parties

The Organization will make known the decisions relating to any variation of these regulations, modification of the route, time gates and safety rules.

The BRIEFING will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2024 at 4:30 a.m. in via delle Forges 3 (4810 Courmayeur).

Refund and change of bib number

Until 30 June, the competitor, as long as he is up to date with the payment and the documents (registration form, release and medical certificate), can exercise the right to change bibs; 90 percent of the registration fee will be refunded.

In case of cancellation of the event due to causes attributable to the health crisis of the moment or adverse weather conditions unsuitable for the races, the fee paid at the time of registration will be reimbursed with a deduction of 10 euros for expenses incurred by the organization for the realization of the event.

By accepting the terms and conditions, you accept this clause and expressly waive the right to change your mind.

Bibs - Chip - Race pack - Athletes' bags

The bib collection will take place on Friday 2 August 2024 from 15:00 to 20:00 at the square of the Palazzetto dello Sport in via delle Forges 3 (4810 Courmayeur), Saturday 3 August 2024 (also via delle Forges 3) from 5:00 to 6:15 and Saturday afternoon from 15:00 to 20:00, Sunday 4 August 2024 from 3:30 to 4:30.

Bibs will be given individually to each competitor upon presentation of a photo ID.

The bib must be worn over clothing and be fully visible at all times throughout the race

The bib is the pass necessary to access all the areas reserved for the race.










The material of each competitor (change of clothes) must be left in the personal backpack with an identification plate bearing the bib number; The backpack can be deposited at the bib distribution by 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2024.

Safety and medical assistance

The first aid stations are intended to bring assistance to all people in danger or difficulty, with qualified rescuers. In case of need, for reasons that are in the interest of the rescued person, and solely and exclusively in the opinion of the Organization, the official mountain rescue will be called upon, which will take over the direction of the operations and will deploy all appropriate means, including the helicopter. Any expenses arising from the use of these exceptional means will be borne by the rescued person in accordance with the regulations in force.

A competitor who requires the intervention of a doctor or rescuer effectively submits 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 modify the scheduled times and the route.

Personal assistance is allowed only and exclusively near the refreshment points in the spaces defined by the organization.

Any kind of assistance or passage of materials/drinks/nutrition/clothing along the race course is prohibited.

Route demarcation - Check point - Abandonments

The route will be clearly marked with flags, signs, signals or other indicators in order to avoid unauthorized detours or shortcuts and to ensure maximum safety for competitors and the public. During the briefing, the methods of signaling the route will be indicated.


Checkpoints will be set up with authorized personnel who will detect the passage of competitors by noting the bib number. Only competitors registered at each check can be included in the ranking. Athletes are therefore invited to promptly communicate the bib number if it is requested by the staff located on the route.


In case of abandonment of the race along the route, the competitor is obliged to go to the nearest checkpoint and communicate his withdrawal. In case of failure to communicate the withdrawal and the consequent start of the competitor's searches, any expenses deriving from the searches will be charged to the competitor himself. The competitor who leaves the competition before the checkpoint will have to return with his own means and strength.

Leaderboards & Awards

FINISHER competitors will be included in the ranking. No cash prizes will be distributed. A general men's and women's and category rankings will be drawn up.

The awards ceremony will take place at the times set out in the official program of the event.

There will be prizes for absolute and categories.

INSTITUTIONAL JUTE AWARDS – ABSOLUTE (regardless of age and category): the first man and woman classified overall, as long as they are IUTA 2023 members, are awarded the IUTA Italian Champion jersey; the first 3 absolute male finishers and the first 3 absolute female finishers, IUTA members, are awarded specific IUTA medals (gold, silver and bronze).

IUTA INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS – CATEGORIES: the first classified in each category (see list of categories below), as long as they are IUTA 2023 members, will be awarded the IUTA Italian Champion jersey and also the IUTA medal (golden).


Promises M 20-22 years (2003-2001) Promises F 20-22 years (2003-2001)

Seniors M 23-34 years (2000-1989) Seniors F 23-34 years (2000-1989)

SM35 35-39 years (1988-1984) SF35 35-39 years (1988-1984)

SM40 40-44 years (1983-1979) SF40 40-44 years (1983-1979)

SM45 45-49 years (1978-1974) SF45 45-49 years (1978-1974)

SM50 50-54 years (1973-1969) SF50 50-54 years (1973-1969)

SM55 55-59 years (1968-1964) SF55 55-59 years (1968-1964)

SM60 60-64 years (1963-1959) SF60 60-64 years (1963-1959)

SM65 65-69 years (1958-1954) SF65 65-69 years (1958-1954)

SM70 70-74 years (1953-1949) SF70 70-74 years (1953-1949)

SM75 75-79 years (1948-1944) SF75 75-79 years (1948-1944)

SM80 80-84 years (1943-1939) SF80 80-84 years (1943-1939)

SM85 85-89 years (1938-1934) SF85 85-89 years (1938-1934)

SM90 90-94 years (1934-1929) SF90 90-94 years (1933-1929)

SM95 95 years and over (1928 and over) SF95 95 years and over (1928 and over)


The organization takes care of the return of the competitors if withdrawn or if stopped at a time gate.


Along the route there will be staff of the Organization authorized to check the mandatory material and compliance with the entire regulations. Competitors who incur one of the following infractions will be disqualified:

  • Lack of mandatory safety equipment (suitable and laced shoes, suitable clothing, windproof jacket, UIAA approved helmet and crampons with spikes)

  • refusal to be checked by the staff, refusal to be examined by a doctor of the Organization

  • abandonment of rubbish along the route by the competitor or his/her companions

  • use of a means of transport along the route, sharing and exchanging bibs, failure to pass through a control point, doping or refusal to submit to anti-doping controls, failure to assist a competitor in difficulty, insults or threats towards a member of the Organization or a volunteer

  • refusal to follow an order from the race direction, a race marshal, a doctor or a rescuer

  • departure from a checkpoint after the deadline set by the time gate or stay beyond the rest time allowed at the refreshment points.


Only written complaints from competitors are accepted, submitted within 30 minutes following the publication of the provisional results, with delivery of a deposit of 50.00 euros to a TRAIL MOUNTAIN manager.

Complaints will be evaluated by a panel of judges composed of:

  • by the race director

  • by the security officer

  • by the person in charge of the race course

  • by all competent persons designated by the race director

  • by the competitor and by any person authorized by him

The jury is empowered to deliberate, in a time compatible with the activities related to the race, on all disagreements or disqualifications that occur during the race. The decisions taken are without appeal and will be made public by written minutes.

In the event that the complaint is rejected, the deposit will not be returned but will be donated to a charity indicated in the report. Conversely, if the complaint is accepted, the deposit will be refunded.


The organization subscribes to a civil liability insurance for the entire period of the race and is responsible for insuring each member to ensure the protection of all runners. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Participation takes place under the complete responsibility of the competitors, who waive any recourse against the Organization in the event of damages and any further consequences that occur before and after the race, and outside it.

At the time of registration, the competitor must sign a liability waiver.

However, it is advisable for each athlete to take out a personal insurance policy for injuries and possible recovery and transport by helicopter.

Cancellation of the ride

The organization reserves the right to change the route or the location of the rescue and refreshment points at any time, without prior notice. In case of unfavorable weather conditions (strong depression with significant amounts of rain and snow at altitude, high risk of thunderstorms...) the departure may be postponed; outside a certain time limit, set by the Race Director, the race is cancelled.

Refund of registration fees

In case of cancellation of the event for reasons related to the health crisis related to COVID-19, the refund paid at the time of registration will be made with a deduction of € 10 due to the costs incurred by the organization. The organization provides alternative routes to be put in place in case of adverse weather. No refund will be provided in case the organization is forced to change the route in case 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 on your GPS or SMARTPHONE devices.

Penalties and disqualifications
  • Bib number worn in a non-compliant manner

  • Bib exchange

  • Failure to pass through a checkpoint

  • Lack of part or all of the obligatory equipment

  • Use of a means of transport

  • Departure from a checkpoint after the time barrier

  • Failure to assist another competitor in the event of difficulties

  • Abandonment of own material or waste along the way

  • Pollution or degradation of the place by a competitor or a member of his staff

  • Competing route cuts.


Each competitor, at the time of registration, authorizes the Organization to use the data provided for the sole purpose of this event, for the publication of rankings, indication of years of birth, gender, category, race times and any other information that does not harm the sensitive data of the individual.

Authorization to send data: competitors consent in writing to the use of the electronic addresses provided (email, personal information) in order to receive event promotions, as well as for general and commercial communications from sponsors.

Image rights: each competitor expressly waives the right to use 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.

In the event of cancellation of the race due to force majeure, the ASD TRAIL MOUNTAIN will promptly notify the participants with the relative refund of the fees and/or maintenance of the fees for the following year.

COVID PREVENTION RULES: In the weeks prior to the event, the "Covid-19 Prevention Protocol" developed by the organizers will be published, which will contain precise indications regarding the preventive measures and behaviors to be adopted, created both on the basis of the needs imposed by the event itself and by national and/or regional rules as well as the regulations of the federation to which it belongs.

Total distance: 59639
Max elevation: 2903
Min elevation: 1183 m
Total climbing: 4716 m
Total descent: -4694 m