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THE ABBOTS WAY ULTRA TRAIL

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Description

This year in its 12nd edition, Abbots-Way Ultra Trail is A running trail to step free and with limited timea along natural trails on Tosco-Emiliano Apennine. 

Via degli Abati, also known as “Francigena di montagna”, is an ancient Medieval itinerary trod by monks from San Colombano monastery in Bobbio. They used to walk through it from the 7th century when travelling to Rome, before Sigerico's Francigena was defined as we know it today.

The itinerary was discovered in five years, from 1995 to 2000, by Giovanni Magistretti, a local scholar member of the Associazione Amici di San Colombano in Bobbio, who relied on several historical documents to trace the path. These documents include the Codice Diplomatico from San Colombano monastery, but each discovery was supported by on site analyses along the Bobbio-Pontremoli path until both sources overlapped.

2019 edition starts from Pontremoli and to end in Bobbio
The route is about 125 km with 5500 m D+ and can be done in two different ways:

SINGLE STAGE (TAPPA UNICA) 125 (1 ATHLETE): in only solution from start to finish
EXPRESS TEAM (2 OR 4 ATHLETES): relay, a fraction of 30km each with changes in checkpoint allowed to Borgo Val di Taro, Bardi, Farini. At the team of 2 is required to run for 60 km for each and not necessarily, but possible, consecutive (30+30+30+30)

REFRESHMENTS: the race is considered in food autonomy, 3 life points are provided with medical care, you can find food and hot drinks at , Borgo Val di Taro, Bardi, Farini and refreshments every 10 km circa.

Telephone
+39.333.6418441
Email
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From
26 April 2019
To
28 April 2019
How to apply and requirements
REGISTRATION FEES LIMITS :

OPEN FROM OCTOBER 03, 2018  AT 24.00 

03/10/2018 –  14/10/2018  
SINGLE STAGE:  95 euro  –   Express Team 110 euro.

15/10/2018 –  31/12/2018
SINGLE STAGE: 110 euro –  Express Team 120 euro 

01/01/2019 –  20/04/2019 
SINGLE STAGE: 130 euro –  Express Team 160 euro

Entries will not be accepted over the 20/04/2019.

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Info
Elio Cell. +39.333.6418441 / Armando Cell. +39.335.8200405
Organization
ASD Lupi d'Appennino
Program
FRIDAY 26 APRIL 2019
Those who leaves car in Bobbio:
At 1.00 pm - Coach service departs from SPORT CENTRE of Bobbio directed toward Pontremoli.
From 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm - Race number and race pack collection, at Teatro della Rosa in Pontremoli
3.00  pm – 8.00 - NEWS & OTHER – RACE PRESENTATION
6.30 pm - Abbots  Way 2019 – OFFICIAL WELCOME & BRIEFING in Teatro della Rosa

SATURDAY 27 APRIL  2019

PONTREMOLI
From   06.00 am - Bag drop off for baggage transfer service, in car park by the river Verde, GPS DEVICE deliver.
PIAZZA DELLA REPUBBLICA – MUNICIPIO
START  7.00  am - The time limit to finish the race is 32 hours
From  08.00 am - ATLETHES PASSAGE  – CERVARA 12° KM
From 09.00 am - ATLETHES PASSAGE  – PASSO BORGALLO 22° KM
From 09.30 am - ATLETHES PASSAGE  – BORGO VAL DI TARO 31°KM
BORGO VAL DI TARO – CHECK
From 10.30 am - ATLETHES PASSAGE  – OSACCA 50°KM
From  11.30 am - ATLETHES PASSAGE  – BARDI 65°KM.
BARDI CHECK
CHECK POINT AND FOOD – DRESS CHANGE POINT
From  2.00 pm - ATLETHES PASSAGE  – LOC. BRUZZI  80°KM
From 3.00 pm - ATLETHES PASSAGE  – GROPPALLO 86°KM
From 4.00 pm - ATLETHES PASSAGE  – FARINI 95°KM.
FARINI CHECK
From 5.00 - ATLETHES PASSAGE  – SELLA GENERALI    110 °KM
From 6.00 - ATLETHES PASSAGE  – COLI                            116°KM
From 7.00 - FINISH BOBBIO 125°KM
 
SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2019

BOBBIO
From 12.00 am - AWARD WINNERS
AT 3.00 pm - END MEN
Information Office
Last update
Friday, 18 January 2019
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone