F.A.Q. Frequently Asked Questions

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Each competitor must be considered suitable for high-commitment cardiovascular competitive activity by a sports doctor. In the registration form, the competitor declares to be in possession of a valid document at the date of the race, that states this condition

We do not collect a copy of the medical certificates (but this does not exonerate you in any way to have it), and we accept any certificate attesting the ability to sustain any high-cardio vascular activity, signed by a sports doctor.

So the classic medical certificate for athletics is fine, but certificates for triathlon, swimming, biking, etc. are also valid.

No FIDAL card is required, much less the Run Card.

We take care of each competitor’s insurance.

TO PARTICIPATE TO THE 16 KM NO MEDICAL CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED

If online registrations are only open with the “Mountain Rescue / Soccorso Alpino” option, this means that the maximum number of “ordinary” places has been reached.

 

 

At the beginning of the year, we assign the maximum number of competitors for each race, in addition to which the remaining places go in favor of the Alpine Rescue. It is a fixed quota that if modified would take away the sense of this initiative.

 

 

The mechanism: we make a count of how many places are available and how many of they cover the costs of the race.
The Corsa della Bora is not an initiative to make a profit, so once the operating costs are covered, the remaining places that can be run safely are devolved to the people that everyday guard on our trails.

Other races raise the price, earning more, precisely on those places that already have very high margin.
We do the opposite: we give up the most profitable sale, to the most valuable BIBS, because we are grateful and aware of the value of the service that is given to us free of charge every day.

 

 

These bibs are identical to the normal ones, they differ only in color and because they do not have a race pack, just to maximize the amount to be given in support.

Those who purchase them have the same services: shuttle, wardrobe, refreshments, same ranking, finisher medal, showers, massages, pasta party, insurance and much more, but do something more than the other competitors. Give up something of your own, like us at S1, to help one day help others every day.
The best way to start the year with a good star.
All those who buy these bibs, then receive an email confirming the payment to the beneficiary.

 

 

It is necessary to clarify the concept of Ipertrail and the concept of S1 Ultra

Ipertrail, more than a race is a challenge in strategy and navigation. A mountain experience with a very expensive support for transporting the material of the competitors in boxes, synchronized with the movements of the single person and a race with a constant monitoring of each runner. Doing this has very high costs and requires a low number of participants. This is why the race is one of a kind. No organizer has decided to create a race that does not generate profits, but only costs, and is based only on carrying forward an idea in its purity, a concept of ultra trail. The most important thing, however, is to understand that those who choose this race must love the “adventure”, must be able to appreciate the idea of being apparently alone in the middle of nowhere. They must want to challenge their minds before their legs. In two editions we realized that, despite the online explanations and the single contact of each runner, only 60% of the selected competitors understood this concept. Added to this is we have a 30% refusal of registration requests due to lack of requirements. This has meant that those who are our efforts to give a unique experience, were seen by some runners as a discomfort caused or an organizational lack.
For example, providing personal BOXES does not mean saving money on food for refreshments, but this is generating very high costs of logistics and management in favor of creating a completely different racing experience.

We strongly believe in Ipertrail, a unique race, a challenge that those who completed it will remember for life and a completely different running experience from the common races. This experience is reserved for small amount of runners. And those few are the lovers of this kind of experience, not the fastest or the strongest athletes. Ipertrail is not a traditional race and this must be clear.

We did not want to change the spirit but we wanted to satisfy even those looking for a traditional Ultra, with route markings, refreshments and all the standard services of the classic 100 miles. In short, one of those races that many sign up, without reading the rules, and then won’t find unwelcome “surprises” (read the regulations!)

 

The only way not to betray Ipertrail’s spirit and satisfy those who love the traditional 100, was to create two distinct races.

 

 

So here in the ODD years, there is only S1 Ultra, a 164 km that runs in the opposite direction the path of the Ipertrail 2018. All info here and the map here: http://www.s1trail.com/gps164/

A race open to all, marked, with the rules of the traditional 100 miles and a maximum number of 150 runners.

The start times have also been adapted to guarantee a fast race, accessible to all runners and with the minimum number of hours of darkness. Online registration here: http://www.s1trail.com/en/registrations/

 

 

In the EVEN years, there is the 167 km Ipertrail and also S1 Ultra whose course will change at each edition, creating a unique journey and a discovery of the Triestine Karst, Slovenian and in the future also of the Croatian one.
In 2020 we anticipate that the route will start from Gorizia to touch the Vipacco Valley, Mount Nanos, Mount Taiano and then arrive in Trieste. A truly amazing journey. Detailed information will be published within 12 months from the date of the race.This will allow those who love the kind to have a different travel experience at each edition, while still maintaining the spirit and without facilitating those who have already participated.
Registration only by invitation or after a chat with the organization. You can write or contact us from here

No, the START lines are separated and only some route sections are overlapping.

In particular: the 21 km corresponds to the last 21 km of the 57 km and the 57 km coincides with the last 44 of the 164 km. The 8 km and the non-competitive routes have different paths.

Per essere senatori bisogna aver partecipato alle prime due edizioni della Corsa della Bora per chi si è iscritto ed ha partecipato nel 2018, dal 2018 in poi per essere senatori bisogna aver partecipato a tre o più edizioni.

Quindi dal 2019 in poi saranno senatori solo coloro i quali hanno partecipato a 3 o più edizioni, ad oggi sono senatori anche quelli che ne hanno fatte due, applicando il regolamento 2016-2018, ovvero quello con le condizioni a cui si sono iscritti.

To be a senator you must have participated in the first two editions of the Corsa della Bora for those who registered and participated in 2018 or before, from 2018 onwards to be a senator you need to have participated in three or more editions.

So from 2019 will be senators only those who have participated to 3 or more editions, before this date are also senators who have run two, applying the 2016-2018 regulation, the one with the conditions to which they are registered.

 

Article 3 – SENATORS

The list of the senators can be found here:

 

Senatori della Corsa della Bora

 

If your name is not in the senator rankings, please let us know and we will edit the file. Unfortunately, it may happen when some information is missing or is different for people who have enrolled online or from an s1 point or event.

This is nobody’s fault but the simple lack of correspondence between data acquired from different sources and we can fix it easly

Alla Corsa della Bora siamo molto amici degli animali, ed oltre ad una forte coscienza ambientale cerchiamo che esprimiamo con un regolamento molto restrittivo a tutela dell’ambiente ed una totale assenza di involucri di plastica sul percorso, ci impegniamo nella tutela delle specie e dell’ecosistema che attraversiamo.

In quest’ottica i nostri amici a quattro zampe non potevano essere esclusi dalla manifestazione ed abbiamo creato una Corsa/camminata appositamente per loro, con animatori per cani, giochi ed intrattenimento Puoi leggere su questa

At Corsa della Bora we are very fond of animals, and besides a strong environmental awareness that we try to express with a very restrictive regulation to protect the environment,  and a total absence of plastic enclosures on the path, we are committed to the protection of all living species and ecosystems we cross.

With this attitude, our four-legged friends could not be excluded from the Corsa della Bora.  We created a Run / Walk specially for them, with animators for dogs, games and entertainment You can read on this page all the information on a S1 Dog

In addition to the S1 Dog, there are non-competitive routes / walks where dogs are not only allowed, but are welcome. Then read the information on the Marcia della Bora on this page

However, the 8 km, 21 km, 57 km and 164 km races are exclusively reserved for runners and not even the access with any aid other than trekking poles is allowed.
Unfortunately, we can not bring our four-legged friends on these tracks.

There are two reasons: the first concerns the safety of those who run.
The paths are narrow, there are steps in which a leash could be dangerous for the other competitors and the space is carefully calibrated on the number of participants. Every year we have to refuse an increasing number of applications to the race for the same reason. The number of participants is limited and restricted.
the second reason concerns the safety of dogs. The same dogs, although on a leash, could be overwhelmed by other competitors and there are several steps on the karst rock “campo carreggiato” that does not bother us that we wear trail shoes, but that could easily hurt the legs of our best four-legged friend.

  • If you want to stay overnight at Bora Village you have to book your place.
  • The Bora Village is the finish point of all the races but also the starting point of the 164 and the departure point of the shuttles for the 8, 21 and 57.
  • This is not a gym but an auditorium, inside the sports complex, used as a dormitory.
  • For insurance reasons, this area is accessible exclusively to the competitors of the S1 races.
  • You have to bring your own sleeping pad and sleeping bag, we will not provide a bed
  • The reservation is only for the night of January 4th or/and 5th and includes dinner.
  • On January 6th the Village is open until 10 pm and there is a space for rest after the race, and it’s free.
    After 10 pm on January 6th we close the Bora Village, so if you want to sleep the night of 6 January, and do not just rest a few hours, we recommend one of the facilities next door.
    The list is here: http://www.s1trail.com/hotel/

Exact. It’s correct!. If there are fountains they are closed for the winter.

You will not even find lodges, shelters or anything else.

Exceptions, not always open:
Refuge at km 50.6 (Monte Cocusso)
Refuge at km 100 (Monte Taiano), but of course, it depends on what time you get there.

At km 34.5 (Col) there may be a restaurant if you get there in the opening hours.
No rivers, springs, streams or even puddles along the way.

My suggestion is to rely only on the refreshments

For the 2019 edition, the S1 long sleeves shirt is free for all S1 Half runners.

The shirt has on the chest the name of the distance you are running and the name of the race. If you are enrolled in S1 Ultra or S1 Trail,  and you also want the long sleeves shirt with the name of the race in which you participate, you can buy it at full price (euro 20) at the S1 stand on the day of the race.

Alternatively, you can ask for a race goodie bag upgrade to the premium option, and you will receive it in addition to the race goodie bag of the distance you have chosen.

The upgrade costs € 15. You can pay by bank transfer or PayPal.
Once payment is complete, you can request the upgrade to enroll@s1trail.com

Article 8 – REGISTRATION FEE AND RACE GOODIE BAG

Registration fee for:

 

 

La Corsa della Bora - 16 km - S1 sprint
  • Euro 15 registration for minors, students and senators with race goodie bag
  • Euro 20 standard registration withrace goodie bag
  • Euro 25 standard registration with race goodie bag  from December 20th to January 3rd
  • Euro 30 standard registration with race goodie bag  from January 4th to January 6rd

 

 

La Corsa della Bora - 21 km - S1 Half:
  • Euro 20 registration senators, minors and students with race goodie bag  until October 30
  • Euro 25 standard registration until 30th August with race goodie bag
  • Euro 25 group registration or partner race until 30 October
  • Euro 29 standard registration with race goodie bag  after September 1
  • Euro 35 registration from 1 to 23 December

 

 

La Corsa della Bora - 57 km - S1 Trail is:
  • Euro 48 registration for senators, minors and students with race goodie bag  until October 30
  • Euro 57 standard registration until September 30
  • Euro 53 group registration or partner company until October 30
  • Euro 65 standard registration with race goodie bag  after October 1st
  • Euro 70 standard registration from 1 November to 20 December
  • Euro 80 standard registration from 20 to 23 December

 

 

S1 Ultra - 167 km - La Corsa della Bora:
  • Euro 137 finisher S1 by October 30
  • Euro 157 standard entry by September 30
  • Euro 167 standard entry

 

 

Ipertrail - La Corsa della Bora - 167 km - S1 Iper:
  • Euro 260 standard registration
  • Euro 173 S1 Senators and past Ipertrail
All registration fees include
  • Race goodie bag
  • Organizational and assistance services described in this regulation
  • Finisher Medal
  • Logistic and shuttle services described in the event program
  • Insurance with accident insurance coverage.
  • Pasta Party
  • Showers Service
  • Cloakroom Service
  • Bag transport service

Article 9 – Payment

  • Online, during the registration process on our enrollment page with Credit Card and other electronic payment means.
  • By cash at our S1 Points
  • By bank transfer:
    ASSOCIAZIONE SPORTIVA DILETTENTATISTICA SENTIEROUNO
    STRADA COSTIERA – TRIESTE (ITALIA)
    presso Unicredit Banca filiale Milano Farini,
    IBAN IT20W0200801619000103869040
    SWIFT UNCRITM1219
  • After the registration by  PayPal from this page: www.s1trail.com/paypal
  • With all Credit and Debit Cards at our boot at the events we are present.

 

  • For reduced price registrations made at any date, the payment must be made by the expiry date of the selected price range. For example, if you register in August with a price valid until September 1, payment must be made by September 1, under penalty of cancellation or conversion of the subscription to the next price range.

 

  • For all registrations, payment must be done within 7 days from the registration date. In the absence of notification of payment or of a request for an extension, after 7 days, the registration may be canceled without notice or converted to the price range or type of race bib available.

 

The shuttles leave from the center of Trieste and from the Bora Village, so you can decide to sleep in the city or at the arrival area. The same shuttle takes you back to the city after the race. So the whole race is accessible without using your own means of transportation, but only with the shuttles provided by the organization.

From our website, in the section “Information -> Getting to Trieste” you will find all the ways to get to Trieste and under the list of hotels registered with us. You can view the structures on the map and choose the type that best suits your needs.

The presence of the S1 shuttle service is also indicated in the description of the structure.

So, if you prefer to be near the arrival area you can select the facilities in the arrival area, if you prefer to do “city life” do not worry, with the shuttles you are perfectly connected to the race.

The link of the convention facilities page: http://www.s1trail.com/hotel/

Please see this FAQ http://www.s1trail.com/en/ufaqs/where-is-the-start-and-finish-point-of-the-races-2/

You have 3 ways to enroll

If you want to participate in non-competitive events, consult the individual event page. For the Marcia della Bora, for example, you register on the day of the event at the Bora Village

 

The  164 km race starts and finishes at the  Bora Village, the map and position are here.

The 57 km race starts from Pesek and arrives at the  Bora Village. A dedicated shuttle service transports competitors from Trieste Central Station or Bora Village to Pesek on the morning of the race, before the race. The same service can then transfer back the competitors who departed from Trieste, from the Bora Village to Trieste, after the race or a Pesek.

The  21 km race starts from Opicina and finishes at the  Bora Village. A dedicated shuttle service transports competitors from Trieste Central Station or Bora Village to Opicina on the morning of the race, before the race. The same service can then transfer back the competitors who departed from Trieste, from the Bora Village to Trieste, after the race or to Opicina. So you can indifferently sleep in the starting area, finish or in the city center. Shuttles are shown in Race Guide.

The 16 km starts ed finishes at the Bora Village.

Every year a Race Guide is published in November with detailed timetable of the shuttles and information, until November the guide of the previous year is available at this link, to get a rough indication of the logistics.
Race Guide

The S1 Shuttles are available both for the runners and their companions

Accomodation informations

The shuttles leave from the center of Trieste and from the Bora Village, so you can decide to sleep in the city or at the arrival area. The same shuttle takes you back to the city after the race. So the whole race is accessible without using your own means of transportation, but only with the shuttles provided by the organization.

From our website, in the section “Information -> Getting to Trieste” you will find all the ways to get to Trieste and under the list of hotels registered with us. You can view the structures on the map and choose the type that best suits your needs.

The presence of the S1 shuttle service is also indicated in the description of the structure.

So, if you prefer to be near the arrival area you can select the facilities in the arrival area, if you prefer to do “city life” do not worry, with the shuttles you are perfectly connected to the race. We suggest not to sleep in Pesek, start of 57 km, if you run the 57km and you plan to finish it in more than 10 hours. to you give you the maximum comfort and time to shower, have a massage and a good meal before the last shuttle.

The link of the hotesl where you can book your race goodie bag and get it right in your hotel room. No need to collect it at the race Head quarters in Bora Village before the race: http://www.s1trail.com/hotel/

You have three ways to register at 8-21-57-164 km:

  If you want to participate in non-competitive events, consult the individual event page. For the Marcia della Bora for example, you register on the day of the event at the Bora Village

To get the extra shirt, follow three steps:

  1. • Select the size in your wedosport registration form
  2. • Pay the difference of € 15 in cash, bank transfer or PayPal http://www.s1trail.com/en/accordion-item/article-9-payment/
  3. • Send us the payment receipt (bank transfer only)

If you also want the bag, the extra is € 15.

You will receive an email from wedosport confirming the upgrade to the premium race goodie bag.

Tell me more about the other goodie bags! http://www.s1trail.com/en/accordion-item/goodie-bag-2019/

This option is valid only for those who have enrolled to the race.

Attention: you can buy the race shirt also the day of the race but it will cost 5 euro extra and we cannot guarantee the availability of all the 7 sizes. 

We can not in any way handle liability waivers sent by e-mail

To upload the Liability Waiver, access your Wedosport registration, through your online profile or with the link you received in the confirmation email of an offline registration.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on DOCUMENTS as shown in the picture

So in the next page download the waiver form, fill it, sign it and then  upload the release:

WE CAN NOT IN ANY WAY ACCEPT RESERVATIONS VIA EMAIL

You can select the hotel delivery only among the partner hotels.

Access your Wedosport registration and follow the following steps:

Once you have selected the hotel delivery, press “update”:

 

After having UPDATED, the list of hotels will appear
Select your hotel and press “update” again
DONE!

All the parking info are listed in the  RACE GUIDE. 
If you didn’t read the Race Guide, read it now.

To make things easier we summarized here the key info:

We have plenty of parking spots. However, to create more, we have even closed a road. We invite you, if possible, to use public transportation and the S1 shuttles that connect the center of Trieste to the Bora Village.

Up to 10.00 am it will be possible to park in the area around the Bora Village, from 10.00 onwards the traffic will be closed and it will be possible only to go out.

 

A great alternative is to park in PortoPiccolo, get off in the bay by car and from the parking lot take the elevator towards Cava Alta that leads to the coast road.

There are 1500 meters on foot, but it allows you to park comfortably and for free indoors and to visit PortoPiccolo.

 

additional parking

SURE!

DOWNGRADE – For those registered for a race and want to switch to lower mileage:
Send an email to enroll@s1trail.com asking for a BIB change. The change is made under the following conditions:

  • If there are “standard” bibs available, the registration and the race goodie bag will be transferred. There will be no refunds of any difference in price.
  • If there are no “standard” bibs available but only “Alpine Rescue” the registration will be transferred, but losing the race goodie bag.

UPGARDE – For those who are registered at a distance and want to change to higher mileage:

Send an email to enroll@s1trail.com asking for the BIB change and send a copy of the bank transfer of the price difference between the one paid and the current registration fee.

Attention:

  • Upgrade and Downgrade are only available in case of availability of places on the request race.
  • To pass from 16 km to longer distances, you must be in possession of a medical certificate

The 16 km is competitive and is called S1 Sprint:

Course along the Rilke path. To participate, you do NOT need a doctor’s certificate and you register online.
Even 6 and 13 km are non-competitive and open to everyone.
Percorso along Mount Ermada. You do not need a medical certificate and you register at 8.00 am on January 6.
To know the difference between S1 Sprint and 6 and 13 of the March of the Bora, read here

The 16 km, S1 Sprint wants to get familiar with the world of trail racing known even to those who don’t usually compete.

S1 Sprint is organized exactly as a competitive event, with the same refreshments, mandatory equipment, regulation, gadgets in the race goodie bag, pasta party and finisher medal. We also have an arrival order of all the runners. However, there is NOT a ranking with the arrival times as there is NO prize-giving for the top three finishers, this, in fact, makes the race uncompetitive.

Sign up at this distance if you do NOT have a valid medical certificate, or if your certificate is expired. We do not recommend this distance to walkers. Registrations are open only online or at our S1 Points

The Marcia della Bora is a FIASP of 6 and 13 km. We will no provide any race goodie bag. There are no finisher medals. There is no massage service.  Pasta party is not provided. Refreshments are essential. This is the classic FIASP event, suitable for the whole family, for those who run and those who walk. It is possible to enroll only on the day of the event.

Please see this FAQ http://www.s1trail.com/en/ufaqs/where-is-the-start-and-finish-point-of-the-races-2/

and the list of all the Hotels and B&B where you can book your goodie bag and have it delivered right in your room http://www.s1trail.com/hotel/

On 23/12 we close the ULTRA entries, we evaluate all the ITRA scores and assign the starting group.

S1 Ultra 164 km has a double start system, this to facilitate all runners. Both the fastest and the slowest, and to offer everyone the maximum comfort and the minimum hours of darkness during the race.

This system involves an enormous effort from the organization as to give everyone more time, we must keep the course open for several hours. In order to prevent some runners from “taking advantage” of this system we have decided limitations.

Check the time barriers in our rules:

Article 13 – MAXIMUM TIME, TIME BARRIERS AND ABANDONS

The first starting group is therefore designed for those who intend to complete the route in more hours and therefore there is a gate to the KM 85 – Golac – in order to avoid that the fastest runners choose the departure time thought for the slower ones, or, they can choose it but then they have to wait for the opening of the barrier or the passage of the first athlete of the second group.

The minimum time gate is therefore not applied to those leaving in the second group

From this page: http://www.s1trail.com/gps

GPS GPX Tracks of La Corsa della Bora S1 Trail 21 km 57 km 164 km 173 km

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