Michela Urh: how nice to run in Formazza!19 April 2018
Overnight in the gym – SOLD OUT30 May 2018
The 2018 edition of BUT Formazza is fast approaching, which this year will be held on 14 July, for the first time on a Saturday, with four planned routes: Bettelmatt Trail 52 km, Bettelmatt Sky Race 35 km, Bettelmatt Race 22 km and Bettelmatt Mini Trail La Stampa from 8 km.
Until May 31st, discounted registration for the Bettelmatt Trail
Only a few days left to register at a reduced rate on the Bettelmatt Trail of 52 km and 3,296 m D+-; the cost is currently €55.00, while from 1st June it will rise to €65.00; Entries will close on July 1st.
Entry fees for Bettelmatt Sky Race 35 km (1,940 m D+-) and Bettelmatt Race 22 km (750 D+-) are currently set at €35.00 and €25.00.
BT 52km and BSR 35km are UTMB qualifying races
Bettelmatt Trail 52 km and Bettelmatt Sky Race will once again be Qualifying Races for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc: 4 points will be awarded to those who complete the Trail, which will pass the Toce Falls for the first time, while the finishers of the classic 35 km, 2 points will be awarded.
The 3 main routes of BUT Formazza are also certified by ITRA (International Trail Running Association).
Toce waterfall, the first time
The Bettelmatt Trail will pass, for the first time, by the Toce waterfall, one of the most important tourist attractions in the area. The waterfall has a drop of 143 m, the highest in Europe, and is fed by the Toce river which forms in the Riale plain, the starting and finishing point of all the races from the confluence of the Hosand, Gries, Rhoni streams.
The Toce waterfall was visited by numerous illustrious personalities such as Richard Wagner, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Queen Margherita, King Vittorio Emanuele III, Giosuè Carducci and Abbot Antonio Stoppani; all have left enthusiastic descriptions of what was already defined as the most beautiful waterfall in the Alps. The path that runs alongside it, where the highly spectacular race will pass, is a stretch of the Gries merchant road that has united Milan and Bern for centuries.
On the top, a fantastic observation point is the wooden balcony stretched out over the waterfall. The Toce waterfall will be visible in all its majesty also during the Bettelmatt Trail.