Marcialonga events on the Italian Dolomites next January
In four months the Story event gets back on track on the eve of the ski-marathon
Entries open from now
The Register of vintage skis available on www.marcialonga.it
History repeats itself, Marcialonga confirms it and ‘Why not’ would be the question everybody would be asking. Figures and facts about cross country skiing in Italy and about the most popular ski-marathon in the country tell that Nordic sports in Val di Fiemme and Val di Fassa are something in the DNA of people up there.
The 70k long distance Marcialonga will be taking place on 25 January 2015 for the 42nd time in history and the day before the race the Marcialonga Story event will also get on track, with the aim of celebrating the old times. The 3rd running of this so-called vintage event will be racing an 11k semi-flat course from the XC Stadium in Lago di Tesero to Predazzo town centre and the main rule is to wear original equipment only, specifically dated pre-1976, and original outfit.
Exactly four months ahead of the 2015 Marcialonga Story, the Marcialonga management board declares entries open and all the details (costs, discounts and entry forms) can be found from now on www.marcialonga.it (section Events). In order not to be disappointed, everyone would better keep in mind that once the race limit of 300 has been reached entries will close. In addition, those who already took part in the Marcialonga Story race last January or last year will receive all the information about the Story event at home, as it used to happen back in the days.
A Register of vintage cross-country skis has also been created in order to collect information, data and pictures of skis crafted in different years, and is available on the official website.
On the Marcialonga week-end next January, further side events to the ski-marathon are scheduled such as Marcialonga Young for youngsters, Marcialonga Stars supporting the Italian Association against Cancer and Minimarcialonga for kids. Plus, as said, the Story event on Saturday 24th, a fantastic leap backwards into XC skiing history.