Sciacchetrail® IV edition. The press conference

 In blog, cinque terre, news 2018

On March 15th, at the Trasparency Hall of the Region of Liguria, the IV edition of the race on the wine trails of the Cinque Terre was presented to the press.

To discuss the latest news and values of this sport and community event, Emanuele Moggia, Mayor of Monterosso al Mare, Daniele Moggia, Race Director, Lucio De Battè, Consorzio Sciacchetrà, in the presence of Stefano Mai, Regional Councilor of Parks and Leisure.

On the occasion of the event the Merit Waves award of the Italian Federation of fixed-seat crewing was presented to Raffaele Walter Viviani, a legendary Ligurian rowing figure (tireless guide of the Monterosso Gull and olympian at Rome in 1960)

Many new features this year.

It starts from the COURSE, a challenge for a limited number of athletes (300), already selected in the registration phase, because of the technical and demanding characteristics of the race: 49,9 km, 2300 meters of positive elevation gain on a loop trail with start and finish in Monterosso. (modified course )

Interview at video.repubblica.it

Very little asphalt, this year even less, and lots of stone steps. Those same stairs built and traveled on by thousands of farmers through villages, sanctuaries and terraced vineyards.

A course as difficult as it is interesting from a cultural point of view that this year – thanks to the support of technical sponsor La Sportiva, local businesses and Cinque Terre Trekking – has attracted icons of the outdoor world of the caliber of ANTON KRUPICKA, La Sportiva ambassador , CLARE GALLAGHER, environmental activist and Patagonia Trail Running athlete, SALLY MCRAE, Nike Trail Elite and AMANDA BASHAM, Altra Running, al from the United States.

The TOP RUNNERS, guests of the Cinque Terre from 23 to 25 March, will be involved in numerous corollary events not just to talk about running but to underline themes related to sustainability, respect for the environment and the local community.

There will be plenty of opportunities for meetings with the WORLDS OF SPORT AND WINE, such as wine tastings organized by AIS La Spezia or the painting competition ARTRAIL dedicated to the betterment of the territory and its identity, with a special jury composed of Cinque Terre winemakers, artists like Francesco Vaccarone and exponents of the world of art and architecture.

Among the ACTIVITIES TO TRY at the Outdoor Village set up on 24 and 25 March in Monterosso: climb station, skateboard, stretching with Blackroll Italia, poledance, kid’s race, rowing, slackeline, mountain bike, table boulder, yoga and play yoga; and also art laboratories, guided wine tasting, and the highly anticipated cooking show on Sunday that will propose a meeting of flavors from the Cinque Terre with those of the Vara Valley, represented by the Comunità del Cibo Slow Food.  There will also be outdoor companies present, the Banca Popolare di Sondrio stand (a new sponsor of Sciacchetrail) and many gastronomic excellences.

99 regional train links for the Cinque Terre National Park and a co-marketing agreement with TRENITALIA, will allow you to easily get to Sciacchetrail without worries of queues and parking, always with an eye on the environment.
Those who present themselves to the Sciacchetrail merchandise stand in Monterosso, with a Trenitalia ticket, will be entitled to a special price.

In short, a growing community event  – organized by ASD Cinque Terre and Cinque Terre Trekking in collaboration with the Municipality of Monterosso al MareProLoco Monterosso with the support of Consorzi Cinque Terre, Sciacchetrà, In Manarola,  Pro Loco di Riomaggiore and Vernazza, Associazione Uniti per Corniglia; with the patronage of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO, the Cinque Terre National Park, the Municipalities of the Cinque Terre and the Region of Liguria.

SCHEDULE

Thursday 22 March Sciacchetrail Preview
6pm
PROTECTING TRAILS AROUND THE WORLD with Clare Gallagher, local winemakers and Trail Running ambassadors at Cinque Terre Trekking in Manarola

Friday 23 March
12 noon
SCIACCHETRAIL INAUGURATION with trail running elites, race organizers and institutional representatives with Cinque Terre DOC wine tasting | Comune di Vernazza

4:30 pm
RACE BRIEFING  | Monterosso City Hall

5 pm
RACE BIB and GIFT BAG pick up | Monterosso City Hall

6 pm
TOP RUNNERS and TOP WINEMAKERS: dialogues on wine and running.  Running elites and local winemakers discuss their passion for verticality.  To stimulate the conversation Sommelier AIS La Spezia will organize a blind tasting of Sciacchetrà DOC Cinque Terre | Event Tent in Piazza Belvedere (for reservations and information: info@enotecatecainternazionale.com max 40 participants).

Saturday 24 March

6:00 am

RACE BIB and GIFT BAG pick up  | Monterosso City Hall

7:30 am
Race Start | Piazza Belvedere

8:30 am
SCIACCHETRAIL WALK & WINE,  excursion organized by CAI La Spezia, from Vernazza – Sanctuaries of Reggio and Soviore to Monterosso with lunch at the Pasta Party | Information and reservations: cailaspezia@libero.it 0187 22873

10:00 am
SCIACCHETRAIL OUTDOOR & FAMILY VILLAGE opens

11:00 am
inauguration ARTRAIL painting competition | Piazza Belvedere

12:00 noon
PASTA PARTY opens with typical local cuisine organized by Proloco Monterosso and Consorzio Cinque Terre | Event Tent Piazza Belvedere

4:00 pm

AWARDS CEREMONY of Sciacchetrail category winners  | Piazza Garibaldi

followed by SCIACCHETRAIL PARTY, music, wine and local specialities | Event Tent Piazza Belvedere

Sunday 25 March 2018

9:30 am
SCIACCHETRAIL OUTDOOR & FAMILY VILLAGE opens | Piazza Garibaldi

10:30 am

SCIACCHETRAIL RAFFLE DRAWING | Monterosso City Hall

11:30 am
ARTRAIL AWARDS CEREMONY followed by COOKING SHOW with Chef Tarter using products from the Cinque Terre and the Vara Valley | Event Tent in Piazza Belvedere

2:30 pm
MINI SCIACCHETRAIL start with ice cream snack offered by Il Golosone

Registration by e- mail:mini@sciacchetrail.com | Piazza Belvedere

5:00 pm
SCIACCHETRAIL closes

Marzia Vivaldi

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