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12thJune2021Trail Running in the Dolomites

More info for the participants

09/06/21 - 12/06/21

After a long wait, we are now close to the third edition of the Dolomites Saslong Half Marathon. Until a few weeks ago, due to the health emergency, we waited anxiously for the official confirmation from the relevant authorities that the start of the race would be officially announced for Saturday, 12 June 2021 at 8:30 am. So there are only 3 days left of this "special edition" due to the ongoing pandemic. We are proud to be the first race in the region with such a high number of participants. In fact, we can confirm the maximum number of 600 athletes stipulated in the regulation. Of course, everyone involved hopes that this is a dress rehearsal for other important events in the current year, which is why we ask everyone to strictly respect the security measures taken to hold the event.

Some more important information:

  • Free parking is available directly in the start/finish area at the Hotel Monte Pana.
  • The start will be in 3 starting blocks with 200 athletes each and with a marked position to allow the necessary distance (always keep 1 metre distance):
    • Block 1 with start numbers from 1 to 199
    • Block 2 with start numbers from 200 to 399
    • Block 3 with start numbers over 400.
    • On the website under "Registration Check" you can check your own start number.
  • Start times:
    • Block 1 is in the start area at 8:15 am. Start at 8:30 am.
    • Block 2: Meet at the car park close to the start area at 8:20 am. Scheduled start at 8:35 am.
    • Block 3: Meet at the car park close to the start area at 8:25 am. Scheduled start at 8:40 am.
    • Your race time will be measured "in real time" using the chip.
  • The race crosses a nature reserve of high naturalistic and cultural value. Littering on the course is strictly prohibited. Rubbish bins or similar will be provided near the refreshment points where waste can be disposed of.
  • It is strictly forbidden to leave the path, otherwise disqualification will be the consequence.
  • The course markings are marked with yellow arrows, dots and ribbons. Compared to the last two editions of the race, we have slightly changed the route on the last kilometre. There are additional volunteers of our race on the course to show the way.
  • The organiser points out that the race leads through high alpine terrain. Trail shoes and clothing adapted to the conditions prevailing on the day of the race are absolutely recommended. The weather in the mountains can change abruptly!
  • It is allowed to use poles.
  • The Organising Committee accepts no liability for lost/stolen items left unattended in the start or finish area before, during and after the race. We recommend not to leave any valuables in your backpack.
    The time limit
    is set at 4 hours, whereby the checkpoint at the Sella-Joch must be reached at the latest 2 hours after the start of the race and the checkpoint at the Plattkofel mountain hut at the latest 3 hours after the start of the race. Runners who do not reach the checkpoints or the finish within the allotted time will no longer be classified and will no longer be able to take advantage of any services (catering, first aid, timing, course marshals, ranking list, medal, etc.). These runners will also be stopped and their race number and chip will be taken from them. The start number can then be collected again at the starter pack handover.
  • Participants who abandon the race must report to the next course marshal for safety reasons and hand in their start number and chip there. The start number can then be collected again at the starter pack handover.
  • Attention: at km 20 the course of the Dolomites SASLONG Half Marathon intersects with the MTB HERO Dolomites South Tyrol bike race. This area is specially signposted. We ask you to be attentive, pay attention to the instructions of the helpers and to the signs.
  • Anti-covid safety measures: the protective measures prescribed by local policy and health authorities stipulate that a minimum distance of 1 metre must always be kept between people. Whenever the minimum distance is not maintained, the wearing of a mouth-nose protection is mandatory. In the starting area and for the first 500 metres of the race, the wearing of the mask is mandatory (the mask must not be disposed of in the environment). A mask must also be worn after the finish. Please pay attention to the signs! Thank you for your assistance.
  • Refreshment stations: for safety reasons, only water bottles will be handed out along the course and in the finish area. We remind you not to dispose of the bottles in the surrounding area and to use the containers provided or to hand them in at the nearest aid station. The refeshment stations are located at kilometres 5½, 8 and 14½.
  • We ask participants to accept and understand the necessary restrictions to protect everyone's health. These include no showers at the finish area and 3 aid stations with limited choice along the race route. We therefore recommend that you provide yourself with fluids, carbohydrates, salts etc. via fanny packs or running backpacks.
  • Arrival finish area: after crossing the finish line, please leave the area as soon as possible to allow for social distancing.
  • If conditions permit, instead of sandwiches in the race pack, extended food will be available in the finish area.
  • Starter pack can be collected after the chip has been returned (also the T-shirt if not collected at race number collection).
  • The results lists can also be found at
  • Read also here other important information
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