U18 International Mountain Running Cup to Susa in Italy
It is with great pleasure and thanks to Atletica Susa, Sponsor Bolaffi and the Italian Federation (Fidal) that we can announce that the U18 International Mountain Running Cup will take place in Susa in the North West corner of Italy.
The town of Susa has a strong historical to the U18 and Youth running. The event was inspired by the people of Susa because every year the Memorial Marco Germanetto takes place for encouraging young runners to enjoy the sport of Mountain Running and the WMRA saw a great benefit in holding an International race for young runners. After difficulites to find a suitable location in 2019 it is a pleasure to be able to return to the birth place of the event.
The date is fixed for the weekend of 24/25 August with the races taking place in the evening of the 24th.
The location of Susa is in the Susa Valley in the region of Piemonte, North West Italy and it is an historical Roman town on the ancient trading route between North and South. It has a Roman Arena, aqueducts and the remnants of Roman roads and fortifications.
The course start is under the famous Augusta Arch near the town centre of Susa and the finish area is close by inside a Castle courtyard. It will be a multi lap course of between 4 and 5km.
Program (draft only and subject to changes):
Saturday 24th August:
16.00: national / regional races for children
17.30: start Girls
18.15: start Boys
19.30: ceremony and party inside the Castle
Sunday 25th August:
All national Teams are invited to be involved in the ceremony at Costa Rossa (This is the historic Challenge Stellina race area, at 2000 m. with fantastic views over the Italian Mountains). Includes ceremony, lunch together and return by bus.
Pick-ups from Torino airport are provided free of charge for arriving and departing teams.
All teams hosted in one location TBC.
More details including the race website will be online as soon as possible.
Photos: Race photos courtesy from Sport di Montagna (Lanzada 2018)