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BRUNELLO CROSSING is an event that was started by a group of sports enthusiasts and lovers of the Montalcino territory who got together and developed an idea that goes beyond the 44km, 23km, and 13km competitive races. There will also be a 13km non-competitive race and guided tour of wineries with a chance to try local specialties. On Sunday, there will be the Runners’ Lunch as well as several rest stops along both competitive and non-competitive routes highlighting the connection between sport, territory, and wine…obviously the finest!

The first edition in 2017, which closed all registrations two weeks before the race after reaching the maximum number of participants, gave us the proof that we were on the right path, getting positive feedback from both participants and the press.
 

We tried not to neglect the high technical/competitive profile of all the routes and participating athletes as well as the quality of services connected to the event, which created a pleasant and collaborative atmosphere.


There were many institutions, public and private, which contributed to a successful first edition.

The City Administration that backed us and helped right from the start; the Consorzio di Brunello di Montalcino that acted as a bridge between the registered runners and Brunello Crossing; the Municipal Police, Carabinieri, Misericordia, and Civil Protection that guaranteed a completely safe event.

The high profile of the main sponsors that, with their support, not only made this event possible, but also certified the quality and decorum of Brunello Crossing.

At this point, all that’s left to do is invite you to participate in one of our competitive races or non-competitive walks on February 11, 2018 and guided tours of the Brunello di Montalcino wineries on February 10.

News

1 Luglio 2017

ISCRIZIONI APERTE PER LE COMPETIVE!

 

Montalcino, the lone hill between the Val d'Orcia

(a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2004) and the Valle dell’Ombrone where rivers of the same name run. Montalcino provides the perfect location for trail running; large climbs and descents as well as steep trails from its highest point, 680 m.a.s.l. to its lowest at 120 m.a.s.l., through the woods, which cover about 50% of the area, vineyards, and the famous Sienese hills, marked by numerous paths, mule tracks, cartroads, and historical routes like the Francigena and the Maremmana

Even the time period is no coincidence. Striving to maintain the link with the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino, the event will take place on the weekend prior to Benvenuto Brunello (the presentation of the latest vintage of Brunello di Montalcino released on the market that year): the second Sunday in February, guaranteeing weather conditions for real trail races!

The three Competitive Races,

44km, 23km, and 13km will start from the Fortress of Montalcino, the fourteenth century castle at the top of this medieval town, through Porta al Cassero, one of the six entry gates to the walled town.

through the woods and Brunello di Montalcino vineyards,

hamlets, and farms to Castello Banfi – Poggio alle Mura, dating back to the year 1000, which majestically sits atop a strategic hill to keep watch over the junction of the Orcia and Ombrone Rivers.

The trail momentarily takes you out of the Val d’Orcia

to head up to the small medieval hamlet of Sant’Angelo in Colle. Another dip into the valley to come up again towards towards Il Ventolaio (windy by name and by reputation) where the Brunello Crossing 44 and Brunello Crossing 23 races will meet. A steep descent, Il Patataio, with a breathtaking view of the Val d’Orcia and Monte Amiata in the background, brings the athletes through another small hamlet, Castelnuovo dell’Abate. A few hundred meters onward to the Sant’Antimo Abbey, a Romanesque church where Charlemagne started the construction of the monastery in 781 on his way back from Rome along the Via Francigena pilgrim route.


Leaving the monastery behind,

going in and out of woods and vineyards, the ascent towards Il Cocco, one of the highest of the entire race, meeting up with the 13km, to head towards Montalcino through another medieval entry gate, Porta Cerbaia, towards the finish line at the Fortress of Montalcino. 

Start and Finish will be in the same area as the change room and bag deposit.
There will also be a refreshment stand after the race and showering station nearby. Overnight accommodation available in local gym. Meal voucher valid for Saturday dinner or Sunday lunch. Extra vouchers can be purchased on-site.
Discount for children under 14.

The races:

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    BANFI TROPHY

    Competitive race

      • Brunello Crossing 44km


        Distance: 44.4Km
      • Start at Fortress of Montalcino at 8:00a.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018

        Overnight Accommodation: Yes (see Facebook for address)
        Pasta Party: Yes

        1 free voucher for Saturday dinner after briefing or for Sunday lunch after the race

        or €15 for guests (see Facebook for address)

        Bag Deposit: Yes (see Faceook for address)

        Showers: Yes at the Montalcino Stadium

      • Elevation Gain/Loss 1,710m

    •  

    Groups with over 10 participants (even mixed groups for the competitive races), please contact
    Michela Piccioni
    michelapi@virgilio.it
    +39 3402421857

    Brunello Crossing 44km -  2018 REGULATIONS

    Organized by ASD Montalcino Trail

    The race is UISP approved.

    The course is Trace de Trail approved www.tracedetrail.fr

    Completion of the race grants 2 points for the UTMB.

    The 44.4km course with +1,700m elevation, takes place in a natural surroundings (paths, old cart roads, and short distances on asphalt) qualifying this as a TRAIL RUNNING race. The course is flagged with specific YELLOW/RED tape, arrows, and signs. There are checkpoints and medical assistance points throughout the course. The refreshment stands are located in 5 places + 1 at the finish all stocked with drinks, mineral & electrolyte beverages, and a selection of snacks to be consumed in that area. Littering along the course will not be tolerated and will result in immediate disqualification.

    The maximum time to finish is set at 8 hours in order to place in the rankings.

    There are two time limits: The limit at the 23.5km mark will close 4 hours after the start and the other at the 32.4km mark will close 5.5 hours after the start. Runners who do not meet the time limit will not be permitted to continue.

    The race will be monitored by chips, which will be assigned with the race bib, at 3 intermediary time check points in addition to the final one.

     

    IMPORTANT in case of unfavourable weather conditions (or heavy snowfall), the organizers may modify or shorten the course, or, in extreme cases, cancel the race for the safety of the athletes. In any case, they will try to set an alternate course if at all possible.

    OBLIGATORY EQUIPMENT

    -trail running shoes

    -charged cell phone

    Strongly recommended:

    -whistle

    -water supply and energy bars or other food source

    -windbreaker

    -survival blanket

    -hat or bandana

     

    Sanctions

    Immediate disqualification with cancellation of race bib for the following infractions.

    The race jury may disqualify a competitor in case of failure to follow the regulations, especially:

    -not wearing race bib in compliance with the regulations

    -exchanging of race bib

    -skipping a checkpoint

    -using of a means of transportation

    -failure to respect the rule that forbids participants from getting a ride along the course

    -taking a shortcut

    -doping or refusal to undergo anti-doping test

    -failure to give assistance to a competitor who is in need

    -littering along the course

    -polluting or damaging an area by the competitor or their staff member

    -littering or damaging a rest stop

    -insults, rude behavior, or threats against members of the organization or volunteers

    -refusal to undergo a medical check-up by a doctor of the organization at any moment of the race

     

    Registration

    Registrations close on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Should the maximum number of 500 participants be reached before the deadline, the organization reserves the right to close the registrations in order to guarantee the best service possible for the athletes.

    Athletes must be 18 years old by February 11, 2018.

    Athletes must know and accept the rules of the first BRUNELLO CROSSING and authorize the organization to use their personal information and/or images relative to their participation in the event in accordance with Law n. 675/96.

    Athletes are required to respect the race course.

    Athletes are required to give assistance to anyone who is in need and to inform the next checkpoint or the staff personnel. Any competitor reported by personnel en route as not having respected one of the expectations will be disqualified from the race.

    At the time of registration, athletes are required to prove that they are in possession of a valid medical certificate authorizing competitive sports activity granted according to the regulations that are currently in effect and are REQUIRED to send the same certificate and registration form by fax. Upon signing the registration form, athletes release the organizing committee from any civil and penal liability for damages caused by/inflicted upon persons and/or things.

    Registration fee

    Race

    until
    31/10/2017

    until
    31/12/2017

    ultil
    04/02/2018

     44 km individual

    €  35,00

    €  40,00

    € 45,00 

     

    Registrations will be processed by My Sdam – Endu

     

    The race pack contains:

    1 bottle of Rosso di Montalcino wine

    1 sports snack

    1 technical shirt

    1 local food product

    1 voucher for the pasta party valid for Saturday dinner or Sunday lunch

     

    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

    Should the runner not participate in the race, the registration fee is non-refundable. However, athletes who are unable to participate in the race will be given the following two possibilities:

    1)    transfer their registration to Brunello Crossing 2019 with the payment of a €10 processing fee and a statement in writing by January 31, 2018. This transfer to the following year can be carried out only once.

    2)    transfer the registration to another person with the payment of a €10 processing fee and a statement in writing by January 31, 2018 as well as a written declaration thereof.

    The substitute runner must provide all the requested personal data as if for a new registration. This transfer to another participant can be carried out only in the 2018 edition and only once. Transferring the registration to another person may not be combined with other special discounts on the registration fees.

     

    Prizes

    THERE ARE NO MONETARY PRIZES

    There will be trophies (decanters) for the top three men and women and prizes of wine for the top five runners.

    There will also be prizes for a midway finish line in Sant'Angelo in Colle.

    For all finishers, there will be a prize of a wine glass with pouch.

    Category prizes according to UISP regulations.

    N.B. THE ORGANIZERS OF THE EVENT, ASD MONTALCINO TRAIL, RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THESE REGULATIONS AT ANY TIME IN CASE OF CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL.

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    CIACCI PICCOLOMINI D'ARAGONA TROPHY

    Competitive race

          • Brunello Crossing 23km


          • Distance:
             23,4 km

            • Start at Fortress of Montalcino at 10:00a.m. on Sunday, February 11th, 2018

              Overnight Accommodation: Yes (see Facebook for address)

              Pasta Party: Yes

            • 1 free voucher for Saturday dinner after briefing or for Sunday lunch after the race

              or €15 for guests (see Facebook for address)

              Bag Deposit: Yes (see Faceook for address)

              Showers: Yes at the Montalcino Stadium

            • Elevation Gain/Loss 949m

            Groups with over 10 participants (even mixed groups for the competitive races), please contact

    Michela Piccioni
    michelapi@virgilio.it
    +39 3402421857

    HALF BRUNELLO CROSSING  –  2018 Regulation

     

    The 23.4km course with +949m elevation, takes place in a natural surroundings (paths, old cart roads, and short distances on asphalt) qualifying this as a TRAIL RUNNING race. The course is flagged with specific YELLOW/RED tape, arrows, and signs. There are checkpoints and medical assistance points throughout the course. The refreshment stands are located in 3 places + 1 at the finish all stocked with drinks, mineral & electrolyte beverages, and a selection of snacks to be consumed in that area. Littering along the course will not be tolerated and will result in immediate disqualification.

    The maximum time to finish is set at 5 hours in order to place in the rankings.

    There is one intermediary the limit: at the 11.7km mark will close 2.5 hours after the start. Runners who do not meet the time limit will not be permitted to continue.

    The race will be monitored by chips, which will be assigned with the race bib, at 2 intermediary time check points in addition to the final one.

     

    IMPORTANT in case of unfavourable weather conditions (or heavy snowfall), the organizers may modify or shorten the course, or, in extreme cases, cancel the race for the safety of the athletes. In any case, they will try to set an alternate course if at all possible.

     

    OBLIGATORY EQUIPMENT

    -trail running shoes

    -charged cell phone

     

    Strongly recommended:

    -whistle

    -water supply and energy bars or other food source

    -windbreaker

    -survival blanket

    -hat or bandana

     

    Sanctions

    Immediate disqualification with cancellation of race bib for the following infractions.

    The race jury may disqualify a competitor in case of failure to follow the regulations, especially:

    -not wearing race bib in compliance with the regulations

    -exchanging of race bib

    -skipping a checkpoint

    -using of a means of transportation

    -failure to respect the rule that forbids participants from getting a ride along the course

    -taking a shortcut

    -doping or refusal to undergo anti-doping test

    -failure to give assistance to a competitor who is in need

    -littering along the course

    -polluting or damaging an area by the competitor or their staff member

    -littering or damaging a rest stop

    -insults, rude behavior, or threats against members of the organization or volunteers

    -refusal to undergo a medical check-up by a doctor of the organization at any moment of the race

     

    Registration

    Registrations close on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Should the maximum number of 500 participants be reached before the deadline, the organization reserves the right to close the registrations in order to guarantee the best service possible for the athletes.

    Athletes must be 18 years old by February 11, 2018.

    Athletes must know and accept the rules of the BRUNELLO CROSSING and authorize the organization to use their personal information and/or images relative to their participation in the event in accordance with Law n. 675/96.

    Athletes are required to respect the race course.

    Athletes are required to give assistance to anyone who is in need and to inform the next checkpoint or the staff personnel. Any competitor reported by personnel en route as not having respected one of the expectations will be disqualified from the race.

    At the time of registration, athletes are required to prove that they are in possession of a valid medical certificate authorizing competitive sports activity granted according to the regulations that are currently in effect and are REQUIRED to send the same certificate and registration form by fax. Upon signing the registration form, athletes release the organizing committee from any civil and penal liability for damages caused by/inflicted upon persons and/or things.

    Registration fee

    Race

    until
    31/10/2017

    until
    31/12/2017

    ultil
    04/02/2018

     23 km individual

    €  20,00

    €  25,00

    € 30,00 

     

    Registrations will be processed by My Sdam – Endu

     

    The race pack contains:

    1 bottle of Rosso di Montalcino wine

    1 sports snack

    1 technical shirt

    1 local food product

    1 voucher for the pasta party valid for Saturday dinner or Sunday lunch

     

    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

    Should the runner not participate in the race, the registration fee is non-refundable. However, athletes who are unable to participate in the race will be given the following two possibilities:

    1)    transfer their registration to Brunello Crossing 2019 with the payment of a €10 processing fee and a statement in writing by January 31, 2018. This transfer to the following year can be carried out only once.

    2)    transfer the registration to another person with the payment of a €10 processing fee and a statement in writing by January 31, 2018 as well as a written declaration thereof.

    The substitute runner must provide all the requested personal data as if for a new registration. This transfer to another participant can be carried out only in the 2018 edition and only once. Transferring the registration to another person may not be combined with other special discounts on the registration fees.

     

    Prizes

    THERE ARE NO MONETARY PRIZES

    There will be trophies (decanters) for the top three men and women and prizes of wine for the top five runners.

    There will also be prizes for a midway finish line in Castelnuovo dell'Abate.

    For all finishers, there will be a prize of a wine glass with pouch.

    Category prizes according to UISP regulations.

    N.B. THE ORGANIZERS OF THE EVENT, ASD MONTALCINO TRAIL, RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THESE REGULATIONS AT ANY TIME IN CASE OF CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL.

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    BARBI TROPHY

    Competitive race

    • Brunello Crossing 13km


    • Distance:
      13.1km

      • Start at Fortress of Montalcino at 11:00a.m. on Sunday, February 11th, 2018

        Overnight Accommodation: Yes (see Facebook for address)

        Pasta Party: Yes, 15,00 € fee (see Facebook for address)

      • Bag Deposit: Yes (see Faceook for address)

        Showers: Yes at the Montalcino Stadium

      • Elevation Gain/Loss 480m

      Groups with over 10 participants (even mixed groups for the competitive races), please contact

    Michela Piccioni
    michelapi@virgilio.it
    +39 3402421857

    BRUNELLO CROSSING 13 km  –  2018 Regulation

     

    The 13.4km course with +48m elevation, takes place in a natural surroundings (paths, old cart roads, and short distances on asphalt) qualifying this as a TRAIL RUNNING race. The course is flagged with specific YELLOW/RED tape, arrows, and signs. There are checkpoints and medical assistance points throughout the course. The refreshment stands are located in 2 places + 1 at the finish all stocked with drinks, mineral & electrolyte beverages, and a selection of snacks to be consumed in that area. Littering along the course will not be tolerated and will result in immediate disqualification.

    The maximum time to finish is set at 3 hours in order to place in the rankings.

    The race will be monitored by chips, which will be assigned with the race bib, at 1intermediary time check point in addition to the final one.

     

    IMPORTANT in case of unfavourable weather conditions (or heavy snowfall), the organizers may modify or shorten the course, or, in extreme cases, cancel the race for the safety of the athletes. In any case, they will try to set an alternate course if at all possible.

     

    OBLIGATORY EQUIPMENT

    There is no mandatory equipment by regulation, however following items are strongly recommended:

    -trail running shoes

    -charged cell phone

    -whistle

    -water supply and energy bars or other food source

    -windbreaker

    -survival blanket

    -hat or bandana

     

    Sanctions

    Immediate disqualification with cancellation of race bib for the following infractions.

    The race jury may disqualify a competitor in case of failure to follow the regulations, especially:

    -not wearing race bib in compliance with the regulations

    -exchanging of race bib

    -skipping a checkpoint

    -using of a means of transportation

    -failure to respect the rule that forbids participants from getting a ride along the course

    -taking a shortcut

    -doping or refusal to undergo anti-doping test

    -failure to give assistance to a competitor who is in need

    -littering along the course

    -polluting or damaging an area by the competitor or their staff member

    -littering or damaging a rest stop

    -insults, rude behavior, or threats against members of the organization or volunteers

    -refusal to undergo a medical check-up by a doctor of the organization at any moment of the race

     

    Registration

    Registrations close on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Should the maximum number of 500 participants be reached before the deadline, the organization reserves the right to close the registrations in order to guarantee the best service possible for the athletes.

    Athletes must be 18 years old by February 11, 2018.

    Athletes must know and accept the rules of the BRUNELLO CROSSING and authorize the organization to use their personal information and/or images relative to their participation in the event in accordance with Law n. 675/96.

    Athletes are required to respect the race course.

    Athletes are required to give assistance to anyone who is in need and to inform the next checkpoint or the staff personnel. Any competitor reported by personnel en route as not having respected one of the expectations will be disqualified from the race.

    At the time of registration, athletes are required to prove that they are in possession of a valid medical certificate authorizing competitive sports activity granted according to the regulations that are currently in effect and are REQUIRED to send the same certificate and registration form by fax. Upon signing the registration form, athletes release the organizing committee from any civil and penal liability for damages caused by/inflicted upon persons and/or things.

    Registration fee

    Race

    until
    31/10/2017

    until
    31/12/2017

    ultil
    04/02/2018

     13 km individual

    €  10,00

    €  15,00

    € 15,00 

     

    Registrations will be processed by My Sdam – Endu

     

    The race pack contains:

    1 bottle of Tuscan wine

    1 sports snack

    1 technical shirt

    1 local food product

    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

    Should the runner not participate in the race, the registration fee is non-refundable. However, athletes who are unable to participate in the race will be given the following two possibilities:

    1)    transfer their registration to Brunello Crossing 2019 with the payment of a €10 processing fee and a statement in writing by January 31, 2018. This transfer to the following year can be carried out only once.

    2)    transfer the registration to another person with the payment of a €10 processing fee and a statement in writing by January 31, 2018 as well as a written declaration thereof.

    The substitute runner must provide all the requested personal data as if for a new registration. This transfer to another participant can be carried out only in the 2018 edition and only once. Transferring the registration to another person may not be combined with other special discounts on the registration fees.

     

    Prizes

    THERE ARE NO MONETARY PRIZES

    There will be trophies (decanters) for the top three men and women and prizes of wine for the top five runners.

    There will also be prizes for a midway finish line at Barbi winery.

    For all finishers, there will be a prize of a wine glass with pouch.

    Category prizes according to UISP regulations.

    N.B. THE ORGANIZERS OF THE EVENT, ASD MONTALCINO TRAIL, RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THESE REGULATIONS AT ANY TIME IN CASE OF CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL.

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