What is Marcialonga?
Marcialonga is the most important Italian cross-country ski race. Born in 1971 from the idea of four friends who, on the way back from the mythic Vasaloppet, decided to organise a similar event in Italy.
Start in Moena and finish in Cavalese on a 70 km course always the last Sunday of January. There is also a shorter course of 45 km with finish in Predazzo.
Who can take part in Marcialonga?
All male and female skiers from 18 years old and members of the National Associations belonging to F.I.S. may enter the race 70 km long.
The short race 45 km is open also to competitors from 16 years old with written permission of their parents.
How can I register in the race?
You can enter on-line on marcialonga.it > entries, filling in all your personal details and paying with credit-card.
If there is no valid payment the entry form will not be delivered.
How can I verify that my entry has been accepted?
Just calling the organising committee (0039-0462-501110) or writing your surname (or the first part of it) on entry > start list.
What about the start seeding?
The start-number depends on the competitor's results in the last two editions of Marcialonga.
The ranking is transformed in percentage, which is the ratio between the placing and the competitors arrived at the finish in that year: PLACING x 100 / COMPETITORS THE FINISH.
The best percentage of the two editions will be taken in consideration.
If the group fills up, the skier will move to the next lower available one.
When and where is the bibs collection?
The race office is in Cavalese and will be open:
- THURSDAY 3.00 - 7.00 p.m.
- FRIDAY 8.30 - 12.00 a.m. / 3.00 - 7.00 p.m.
- SATURDAY 9.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
How can I find the lodging?
Through the tourism boards of the valleys:
A.P.T. VAL DI FIEMME
firstname.lastname@example.org - tel 0039.0462.341419
A.P.T. VAL DI FASSA
email@example.com - tel. 0039.0462-609666
How do I get in Fiemme and Fassa valleys?
By car: exit Ora-Egna from Highway 22 (Brennero), follow SS48 Dolomiti road.
By train: Ora-Egna rail station on the line Verona-Munich.
By bus: daily connections from Ora-Egna, Trento and Bolzano rail stations.
By plane: Milan (300 km), Verona (160 km), Venice (220 km), Innsbruck Austria (200 km), Bolzano (50 km).
At what time is the start?
The start in Moena will be given in different waves. The opening of the boxes could be postponed in case of queues in the first part of the course A free bus-service for competitors will start from every village of the valleys.
Competitors could use both private cars or the buses provided by the organisation to reach the start and back. Detailed bus timetables are printed on the bib envelope.
Where can I leave my clothes?
Clothes will be collected at the start and carried to the finish in Cavalese: one label must be fixed onto a cloth, the other must be used to close the plastic sack.
Sacks not collected right after the finish will be taken to the race office in Cavalese together with skis and poles replaces during the race.