I WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP TO ONE OF THE OROBIE ULTRA-TRAIL RACES, HOW CAN I DO?
You can do it only on the website orobieultratrail.it in the registration section, after reading the rules and registations procedures.
CAN I REGISTER ON THE DAY OF THE RACE?
No, check the terms by reading the regulation.
I’VE TRIED SIGNING UP AND AFTER SENDING MY DETAILS THROUGH THE FORM ON THE WEBSITE I HAVEN’T RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION EMAIL, WHY?
If you typed in your email properly you should have received the message. Try checking your inbox’s Spam folder. If you can’t find it there either, we invite you to write to email@example.com
WHICH ARE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PARTICIPATION TO GTO, MTO or BGUT?
the conditions are 2: have at least 18 years (already completed on the day of departure of the event) and be in possession of a valid medical certificate as per the specifications of the regulation.
I SIGNED UP YESTERDAY BUT I DON’T SEE MY NAME IN THE STARTING LIST, WHY? DID I MAKE A MISTAKE?
It depends: your name will appear in the starting list only once you complete the payment step. In the case of a PayPal payment it will appear right away, while if you make a money transfer you must first send the TRN or the digital copy of the transfer document via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In this case it will take a few days for the race office to verify that the transfer has gone through properly.
I HAVE COMPLETED A TRAIL RUNNING COMPETITION BUT IT DOESN’T SHOW UP ON THE ITRA OR DUV WEBSITES. WHAT CAN I DO?
It is up to who signs up to prove the participation by sending to the organization the source to check for the actual participation in the race (e.g. the link to the race rankings).
IS GTO CERTIFIED AS AN M OR L RACE?
According to the I-Tra’s race index, Gran Trail Orobie is considered an M race, meaning under 70km, but according to our measurements it is 70km therefore in the L category. For the access to OUT it will be considered by us as an L race.
DID I HAVE TO TOOK PART IN SOME RACES BEFORE REGISTERING TO GRAN TRAIL OROBIE OR BERGAMO URBAN TRAIL?
No, the only requirement is an official athletic good health medical certificate.
IS IT MANDATORY TO BE ENROLLED IN SOME FEDERATION, ASSOCIATION OR SPORTS CLUB TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITIONS OF OROBIE ULTRA-TRAIL®?
NO, no type of affiliation and / or registration to sports club is required.
MUST I SEND THE CERTIFICATE VIA EMAIL?
No, the legible A4 photocopy of the original certificate must be delivered to the race office during the bib collection.
MY CERTIFICATE EXPIRES ON JULY 15TH 2016, CAN I SIGN UP ANYWAY?
Yes, but during the bib collection phase you must bring a certificate valid at the days of the event.
I HAVE A MEDICAL CERITIFICATE FOR ALPINE SKIING, CYCLING, TRIATHLON, FOOTBALL. IS IT OK?
No. However you can contact your medical center where you got the certificate and ask the conversion to athletics/trail running.
I AM A FOREIGN RESIDENT AND I RUN FOR MY COUNTRY’S FEDERATION AND THEY DON’T REQUIRE A CERTIFICATE. WHAT MUST I DO?
To participate in the Orobie Ultra-Trail® races you must have a medical certificate even if the federation you are part of doesn’t require it. Therefore it is necessary to ask a certified medical center for a document that states good health to practice light athletics/skyrunning/trail running.
MY CERTIFICATE IS VALID FOR SKYRUNNING, IS IT OK?
THE GOOD HEALTH CERTIFICATE IS OBLIGATORY ALSO FOR BERGAMO URBAN TRAIL?
Yes, you can not participate without a certificate valid on the date of the race.
I HAVE A JACKET I USE WHEN I RUN IN COMPETITIONS OR IN TRAINING BUT I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S BREATHABLE AND WATERPROOF, HOW CAN I KNOW IF IT’S OK?
See point 9 MANDATORY EQUIPMENT in the official regulation.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WATER-RESISTANT, WATER-REPELLANT, RAINPROOF, WINDPROOF, WATERPROOF? WHICH ONE IS OK FOR THE COMPETITION?
Water-resistant (or water-repellant or rainproof) jacket: it’s a jacket that protects from water but is not waterproof. It’s not suitable for the competition. A windproof jacket is one that protects the body from the air but not from water. It is not suitable for the competition. A waterproof jacket is one that doesn’t allow liquids to pass through the fabric. It keeps the body dry after various hours in the rain (how many hours depends on the certified specs – inches of water).
I SAW YOU REQUIRE A GORE-TEX® JACKET WITH AT LEAST 20K INCHES OF WATER. I ASKED MY SHOP CLERK AND HE TOLD ME THAT MY JACKET IS CERTIFIED FOR 10K INCHES OF WATER, DO I HAVE TO CHANGE IT?
No, it’s just fine. The 20K inches of water jacket is recommended, not mandatory.
I HAVE A WATERPROOF RAINCOAT. CAN I USE IT?
No. Although raincoats are waterproof unfortunately they are not breathable. Intense physical activity with a raincoat, despite the rain, can lead to dehydration as the skin doesn’t breath.
I HAVE A JACKET WITHOUT A HOOD ATTACHED. CAN I USE IT WITH A HAT?
Only if you have a waterproof and breathable hat with protection for the nape and you can wear it so that the rain can’t go in through the jacket’s collar.
EVEN WHO RUNS THE GTO MUST HAVE THE MANDATORY EQUIPMENT?
Yes: the risks are the same even if the trail is shorter.
WHAT ARE RAINPROOF PANTS? MUST THEY BE WATERPROOF? CAN I USE LEGGINGS?
Rainproof pants go down to the ankles and protect from wind and rain. They don’t necessarily need to be waterproof. Even “Motorcycling” pants are just fine. Running leggings are not suitable.
IS REQUESTED MANDATORY EQUIPMENT FOR BERGAMO URBAN TRAIL?
Yes, see the regulation in step 9.
LOGISTICS – RACE OFFICE
WHERE ARE RACE OFFICE, DEPARTURES AND ARRIVAL?
The Race Office, the departure of BGUT and the finish line of all races are located in the city of Bergamo.
MTO’s departure is in San Pellegrino Terme, in Brembana Valley and is 25 km away by car from Bergamo.
The departure of GTO is located at the municipality of Carona in Brembana Valley and is 55 km far by car from Bergamo.
HOW CAN I REACH START LOCATIONS FOR GTO AND MTO?
Departure locations for GTO (Carona) and MTO (San Pellegrino) can be reached autonomously or by a one-way shuttle bus service provided by the organization and reserved for athletes. It is necess
ary to reserve the seat during the registration phase of the event. For further information, see Regulations Section 7 of the "Transport and Bus".
HOW CAN I REACH THE START LOCATION FOR BERGAMO URBAN TRAIL?
The starting point for Bergamo Urban Trail is located in the center of the lower part of the city of Bergamo, in a position served by public transport and with adjacent car parks. It is also within walking distance (1km) from the Race Office and is 2km walk from the finish line of Piazza Vecchia.
WHERE AND WHEN DO THE SHUTTLE BUS TO GTO AND MTO STARTS?
Shuttles depart from the Race Office approximately 2 hours before the start of the races. Official timetables are announced in the weeks prior to the event.
AT THE SHUTTLE DEPARTURE POINT, MUST I ALREADY BE READY OR CAN I CHANGE AT THE STARTING LINE AREA?
The shuttles that take to the starting lines will only make a one way trip. It will not be possible to leave the change as they won’t go back to Bergamo.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO SLEEP AT THE SPORT CENTER THE DAY BEFORE THE START?
No, the sport center won’t be accessible at night. We won’t have gyms available to host athletes the days prior to the event. However there are special rate hotels (you can visit the specific welcome section on the website)
IS IT POSSIBLE TO SLEEP IN THE CAMPER IN THE FINISH LINE OR SPORT CENTER AREA?
In the welcome section you can find all the information to stay even in camping vans or in camping van parking areas.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO REACH THE STARTING LINE BY CAR AND BOOK THE SHUTTLE TO COME BACK?
No, the shuttles will take athletes to the starting lines only for the beginning of the competition.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO PICK UP THE GOODY BAG AT THE STARTING LINE SINCE I’M STAYING NEAR THE STARTING AREA?
No, the entire registration phase is mandatory at the Race Office according to the timetable and procedures you can find on the website.
THE FINISH LINE IS PLACED INTO A RESTRICTED TRAFFIC ZONE. WHAT CAN I DO AFTER MY ARRIVAL?
After the finish line is active a Shuttle Bus Service between the Città Alta of Bergamo and the Race Office, where are located the Showers, Emergency Care (for BGUT, MTO, GTO), Pasta Party, Physiotherapy Assistance (only for MTO and GTO).
The bus service is for free and reserved for athletes, It is active until the prizes ceremony.
Official schedules and access modes are announced in the weeks prior to the event.
CAN THOSE WHO RUN THE “GTO” HAVE THE CHANGING CLOTHES AT THE REST AREA IN ZAMBLA?
The organization doesn’t provide for the changing clothes bags at Passo di Zambla for GTO participants. However, as it is allowed to have assistance, you can ask who supports you during the race to bring along the change and pick it up directly at the Rest Area after starting the race again. (However it can’t be left at the rest area).
IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A SHOWER AT THE REST AREA?
At the rest area in Valbondione yes. At the rest area in Zambla no (her the showers are NOT available for the participants but only for the structure’s paying guests)
ARE THERE SHOWERS AVAILABLE AT THE FINISH LINE?
Yes there will be showers available in a nearby location to the finish line.
I PARTICIPATED INTO OUT (140 KM 9500 D+) IN 2015 EDITION BUT I WAS STOPPED IN SELVINO: IS IT CONSIDERED AS AN XL-ITRA-CATEGORY RACE?
YES, all participants of OUT in 2015, which were stopped for bad weather conditions in Poieto and Selvino, are considered “finishers” of an XL race. Participants, stopped in Passo di Zambla or Capanna 2000 Hut, are considered “finishers” of an L race.
I PARTICIPATED INTO GRAN TRAIL OROBIE (70 KM 4200 D+) IN 2015 EDITION BUT I WAS STOPPED IN SELVINO: IS IT CONSIDERED AS AN M-ITRA-CATEGORY RACE?
YES, all participants of GTO in 2015, which were stopped for bad weather conditions in refreshment points Rif. Monte Poieto and Selvino, are considered “finishers” of a M-category race. Athletes which passed Selvino and arrived in Bergamo are considered “finishers” of an L-Categoy race. Participants, stopped in Passo di Zambla or Capanna 2000 Hut, are NOT considered “finishers” of an M race.