2018 BUT Formazza is coming more and more faster. The event is scheduled for 14 of July, for the first time on Saturday, with four courses: Bettelmatt Trail 52 km, Bettelmatt Sky Race 35 km, Bettelmatt Race 22 km e Bettelmatt Mini Trail La Stampa da 8 km.
A few days left to register at a reduced fee at the Bettelmatt Trail 52 km and 3,296 m D + -; the cost is currently € 55,00, while from the First of June will rise to € 65.00; registrations will close on the First of July.
The 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.
Bettelmatt Trail 52 km and Bettelmatt Sky Race will once again be Qualifying Races for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc: athletes who will finish the Trail, will get 4 points, while the finishers of the classic 35 km will get 2 points.
The 3 main routes of BUT Formazza are also certified by ITRA (International Trail Running Association).
The course of Bettelmatt Trail will touch, for the first time, Cascata del Toce, one of the most important tourist attractions of the territory. The waterfall has a jump of 143 m, the highest in Europe, and is fed by the river Toce that is formed in the plain of Riale, home of departure and arrival of all races of BUT, from the confluence of the streams Hosand, Gries, Rhoni. The Cascata del Toce was visited by famous 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 called the most beautiful waterfall in the Alps. The path that runs alongside it, where the race will pass, highly spectacular, is a stretch of the Gries mercantile road that has united Milan and Bern for centuries.
On the top, a fantastic observation point is the wooden balcony stretched out above the water jump. The Toce Waterfall will be visible in its majesty even during the Bettelmatt Trail.