The page of the “Rules” is the saddest page of the web: very few read it and almost nobody respects it. If you are on this page you are one of the few trail runners who correctly face a race, and we are glad you are on this page and thank you for beeing here.
"S1 Half, S1 Trail, S1 Ultra, S1 Ipertrail" are competitive races in open enviorment, aimed at promoting the territory of the province of Trieste and the Slovenian Karst and sport in nature, enhancing the food and wine tourism resources and naturalistic areas of the Municipalities of Sgonico-Zgonik, Municipality of Monrupino-Repen, Municipality of San Dorligo Della Valle - Občina Dolina, Trieste and Duino-Aurisina / Devin Nabrežina, Občina Hrpelje-Kozina, Občina Koper.
THIS IS NOT AN ATHLETICS RACE OR "FIDAL" EVENT.
While reaffirming the esteem and the friendship with the athletics events, we tend, for safety reasons, to stress that the nature of our races is profoundly different from that of the strictly running events. This is the reason why the regulation could appear to some readers "too restrictive" and "exaggerated" if compared to competitions of equal distance under the federal umbrella of FIDAL and organized on road.
The Corsa della Bora takes place in a potentially hostile environment, in a cold period, and nothing to do with competitions focused solely on the athletic gesture. If, in fact, from the point of view of the FIDAL competition, particularly unfriendly conditions of weather and terrain are a cause of cancellation, in this case, they represent one of the natural variables, one of the founding elements of the race on which the participants are measured in the competitive action. Competitors must relate to this event with the perspective and rules of hiking, mountain running and those used to face the natural environment independently, without underestimating the rules and regulations of the organizers, that acting in the interest of the maximum safety of the competitors and with knowledge of the facts gained from years of experience in mountaineering.
The event is transboundary in S1T, S1U and S1I races are involving the Slovenian municipalities of Občina Hrpelje - Kozina and Občina Koper. The event consists of semi-autonomous Sky Trail races, organized without profit pourpuses from the volunteers of ASD SentieroUNO in collaboration with local associations, organizations, and people who believe in these values. The races are affiliated to ITRA, IUTA, UTMB and AICS. There are no costs or obligations in this regard for athletes.
Competitions are competitive, require the equipment described in this regulation and take place in a single stage. The S1I race can also be carried out in teams and is subject to the special conditions of participation indicated in the "IPERTRAIL PARTICIPATION" point.
There is a general classification with arrival times and published on the website www.s1trail.com. The distinct categories in the ranking are "men" and "women".
There are cash prizes and prizes in kind.
Special prizes are awarded to the first arrivals and a memory of the race attesting the title of "Finisher" to all those who completed the race within the maximum time. They are also assigned gifts to all runners at the time of collection of the bibs (see "REGISTRATION FEE AND GOODIe BAG").
All those who have finished all editions or all editions except one, participating at any distance, have the right to be listed in the Senators Wall of Fame. The senators are entitled to special conditions for enrollment, special prizes and additional services depending on their degree of seniority of participation. Registration as a senator is not transferable to third parties and from access, in addition to the general classification to a ranking of senators only.
The races are run in semi-autonomy. The semi-autonomy to the "Path 1" is defined as the ability to be autonomous between two refreshment points, as regards their own safety, energy, and equipment, thus allowing the runner to be ready to face unexpected problems, for example, adverse weather, physical discomfort, minor injuries, etc. Water supplies are made using natural water sources along the route and marked on the map and on the road-book. In order to limit the production of waste, there are no plastic cups for refreshments or in any case they will be reduced to a minimum, so it is mandatory (except for s1 just 8 km) that every competitor has a container to drink with. Upon arrival, each participant can take advantage of a complete refreshment and a meal offered with the registration.
"S1 Sprint 16 km": It takes place entirely in the municipality of Duino-Aurisina / Devin Nabrežina, provides only one liquid refreshment at km 4. This is a path without exposed or dangerous sections, equipped with parapets and indications with a ground suitable even for the less experienced. Although it is a simple track and accessible even to non-specialized athletes in mountain running, remember that it is always a natural environment and winter, so you should always pay attention and do not underestimate the weather conditions.
“S1 Sprint 16 km ” – 15,7 km / 440m+ , acronym S1S
"S1 Half 21 km" takes place along the municipality of Trieste and Duino-Aurisina / Devin Nabrežina with the following refreshment points: Ristoro Prosecco (5.5 km, liquid and solid) Ristoro Santa Croce (km 11.7, liquid and solid) Ristoro Aurisina (km 15,5, liquid and solid) Ristoro Sistiana, Arrival (km 21, liquid and solid)
“Sentiero 1 Half 21 km: 20.60km /640m+ , acronym S1H.
"S1 Trail 57 km" takes place along the Municipality of San Dorligo Della Valle - Občina Dolina, Slovenia the municipalities of Občina Hrpelje - Kozina and Občina Koper and again the Municipality of San Dorligo della Valle, Trieste, Duino-Aurisina / Devin Nabrežina with the following refreshment points: Ristoro Beka (km 5.5, liquid) Ristoro Dolina (km 13, liquid and solid) Ristoro Casa Flinko Draga S. Elia (km 19.8, liquid and solid) Ristoro Napoleonica (33 km, liquid and solid) Ristoro Prosecco (km 39.5, liquid and solid) Ristoro Santa Croce (46 km, liquid and solid) Ristoro Aurisina (50 km, liquid and solid) Ristoro Sistiana, Arrival (km 57, liquid and solid) for a total of about 57 km and a positive height difference of about 2500 meters. The type of ground you will meet is as follows: 5% asphalt, 40% dirt, 55% path
“Sentiero 1 Trail, “la Corsa della Bora”: 56.5 km /2380 m+ , acronym S1T
"S1 Ultra 164 km" takes place along the Municipalities of Sgonico-Zgonik, Municipality of Monrupino-Repen, Municipality of San Dorligo Della Valle - Občina Dolina, Občina Koper (SLOVENIA) Herpelje-Kozina (SLOVENIA), Trieste and Duino-Aurisina / Devin Nabrežina with the following refreshment points: Gorjansko (km 20, liquid and solid), Fernetti (km 39, liquid and solid), Brgod (km 64 liquid and solid), Golac (liquid 84 km and solid + bag), Podgorje (liquid and solid), Dolina (km 125, liquid and solid), Casa Flinko (km 132, liquid and solid), Obelisk (km 145, liquid) and solid), Santa Croce (km 157, liquid and solid).
“Sentiero 1 Ultra, “la Corsa della Bora”: 168.3 km /7110m +, acronym S1U
"Sentiero 1 Ipertrail" A breathtaking route, starting from Gorizia, along the Trnovo forest to touch Mount Nanos and dive into the Gulf of Trieste. Food points every 20 km.
“Sentiero 1 Ipertrail” – 172,2 km / 8730 m+, acronym S1I
It is advisable to study well the technical documentation and the "Race Guide" which can be consulted and downloaded from the official website, which will be published within thirty days from the start of the race. Competitors must strictly respect the race route marked with flags with reflective tape and logo of the event. Any signs of different colors must be overlooked as they indicate paths that are not part of the "S1". On the official arrows of the "S1" and the name of the race is always shown, other arrows of a different type must, therefore, be neglected. In case you do not meet the signs or flags for several hundred meters, you must return to the back to make sure you are on the correct path. The abandon of the official track, as well as involving the disqualification from the race, will take place at the sole risk and danger of the competitor.
ALL RACES ARE MARKED WITH RIBBONS OR FLAGS, EXCEPTION MADE FOR IPERTRAIL
The registration opening date is 7 April.
The race is open:
It is also important and necessary to:
In case of participation of underage athletes, legal guardians are required to be well aware that:
S1 Sprint is a non competitive event and no medical certification for competitive sports activity is required
Registration are taken e via the internet or at the kiosks of the event, according to the procedures indicated in the appropriate section.
Please note that membership is not required for any Federation or Institution.
Maximum registration for 16 km - S1 Sprint: 250.
Maximum number registered for 21 km - S1 Half: 550.
Maximum number registered for 57 km - S1 Trail: 420.
Maximum number registered for 167 km - S1 Ultra: 150.
Maximum number registered for 167 km - Ipertrail: 100.
Please note that for the 2017, 2018, 2019 editions the maximum number of competitors for 21 and 57 km was reached in mid-November.
The registration has to be considered effective and confirmed when all the information requested in the registration form is provided correctly, payment is made, confirmed and accepted by the organization.
Note that exchanges and sales of bibs are allowed only and exclusively through the online model called "bib transfer" which must be completed in full within 72 hours from the start of the race on page s1trail.com/swap
No modification, change or assignment that is not made online through the aforementioned form procedure or directly at the timekeeper's kiosk on the day of the competition is permitted and subject to the organization's authorization.
Discounted and special bibs are transferable only by paying the difference between the reduced price and the price at the time of transfer.
Refunds of any kind are not allowed, but competitors can transfer their race number and race goodie bag to third parties as described above.
Collection of race bibs or race packages by delegation is not allowed, except through the online withdrawal form called "proxy for collection" on the s1trail.com/proxy page. This form must be completed in its entirety within 48 hours from the actual withdrawal. No other forms of delegation are allowed.
Registration fee for:
All those who have received competitive sports suitability from a sports doctor are admitted to the competition.
This suitability must be valid and specific for activities with a high cardiovascular commitment or a certificate of fitness for athletic competition or other sporting activities with high cardiovascular involvement (rowing, skiing, football, triathlon, etc).
The same requirements apply to foreign athletes. By participating in the event, the athlete certifies that he/she has the aforementioned requirements and that he/she is in possession of the relative certification to guarantee his safety and security.
The competitors of S1 Ultra and Ipertrail are required to leave a € 40 deposit for the GPS tracker. The deposit will be returned at the end of the race upon presentation of the device. The deposit must be paid in cash banknotes of 20 and 10 euros upon collection of the bib number.
Delegations are only accepted upon completion of the appropriate online form on s1trail.com/proxy
The race bibs and the non collected race goodie bags cannot be requested after the race.
START S1 Sprint: The runners will have to show up for the punching of the bibs at the stand of the timekeepers set up near the starting line, at the Villaggio del Pescatore, on January 5, 2020 by 11.15 am , departure at 11.30 No bib numbers are distributed on the starting line.
START S1 Trail 57 km: Competitors must present themselves for the punching of the bibs at the timekeepers stand set up near the starting line, near the border of Pesek, on January 5, 2020 by 7.15 am, departure 7.30 am.
No bib numbers are distributed on the starting line.
START S1 Half: Competitors must present themselves for the punching of the bibs at the stand of the timekeepers set up near the starting line, at the Obelisco of Opicina, on January 5, 2020 by 11.15 am, leaves 11.30 am.
No bib numbers are distributed on the starting line.
START S1 Ultra: Competitors must present themselves for the punching of the bibs at the stand of the timekeepers set up near the starting line, at Visogliano, on January 4th, 2020 not less than 30 minutes before the race start. Race starts at 5.00 & 7.00 AM
Start S1 Ipertrail: Competitors must present themselves for pick-up of bib numbers and assignment of the satellite tracker at Visogliano on 3 January 2020 by 9.00 pm. Departure from Gorizia from 00.00 to 07.00 in free start formula / real time or in two waves / real time defined according to the profiles of the competitors after the closing of the registrations. A shuttle service is provided from Visogliano to Gorizia.
the maximum time to arrive at the arrival is:
for "S1 TRAIL THE CORSA DELLA BORA 164 KM " S1 Ultra: 40 hours.
for "S1 TRAIL THE CORSA DELLA BORA 175 KM" Ipertrail: 45 hours.
The Time barriers are listed in altimetry, with possible adaptations based on weather and competitor conditions. The minimum travel speed of the competitors cannot be less than 3.5 km / h.
On the route, you will find our volunteers of the organization, volunteers of Civil Protection and Alpine Rescue, in constant contact with the base.
At the arrival area, there is an ambulance with a doctor on board and paramedics, ready to intervene. There are other 3 ambulances along the course.
Checkpoints are set up along the route, where members of the organization monitor the passage of the athletes. It is obligatory to pass near the control points going to the step, slowing down and with the bib clearly visible on the chest or on the backpack or on the leg. It is advisable to make sure that you have been correctly registered because, in case of non-registration or failure to move to a control point, disqualification is applied.
Every runner injured or in difficulty can ask the organization's rescue:
It is obligatory and obligatory to provide assistance to all the people in need and, if necessary, to notify the rescue team. In the event that a competitor has lost time to rescue another injured or in difficulty contestant, he/she can ask the Competition Jury to reduce the time spent on the official classification.
S1 Trail is a race in an environment that can be hostile with challenging and exposed stretches. The winter period and the geographical area make the meteorological conditions extremely variable and unpredictable, offering participants conditions that can vary from almost spring sunshine and dry soil, to gusty winds of 150 km / h, sub-zero temperatures and ice.
There is the possibility of finding icy sections on all the race routes. The organization reserves the right to make the following items COMPULSORY to participate in the competition:
Given the extreme climatic and meteorological variability, the organization will publish two weather reports on www.s1trail.com in the "news" section for the following purposes:
Bulletin 1: 5 days after the race, to inform about the conditions of the route and the weather forecast.
Bulletin 2: 12 hours before departure with the latest updates and result of the last survey on the route. In conjunction with the Bulletins, changes or additions to the suggested equipment can be made. In the case of extreme weather phenomena, landslides or events that make the route impractical, changes at the last moment will be possible. Any changes will be communicated in clear and as soon as possible to the participants even by volunteers on the route in case the race is on.
In these cases, there is no provision for compensation to competitors.
There is no suspension of the race in any case: the date and the geographical area are in themselves indicators of a strong possibility of hostile weather, which is considered as one of the fundamental components of the challenge by the athlete in the competition.
The race takes place in natural ecosystems and nature reserves. Competitors must behave in a manner that respects the environment, in particular by avoiding waste, collecting flowers and harassing wildlife.
Disqualification is foreseen in case of voluntary abandonment of waste along the route.
It will be verified that any GEL, bars and wrapped consumable material is marked with the competitor's bib number. This only in order to identify any waste abandoned along the way. During the competition, it will be possible to integrate the food stocks at the refreshment points or at the life base, at the discretion of the competitor, after marking all the wrappers.
Competitors can leave a personal bag with a complete change, which must be marked on the handle with their bib number. This bag can only be left in the wardrobe of the Bora Village at the time of the bib collection or the morning of the race.
We provide also some extra S1 bags:
The registration price also includes the use of the shuttle to go to the START POINT.
The use of poles is allowed on the condition that must be kept from the moment of departure until the arrival.
It is forbidden to take them or leave them along the way.
Use of vehicles other than those specified in the regulation is prohibited.
The voluntary registration and the consequent participation in the race indicate the full unreserved acceptance of this regulation and of the race ethics, available on www.s1trail.com. With the registration, the participant exempts the organizers from any liability, both civil and criminal, for damages to persons and/or things caused by him or to him, before during and after the race and renounces any request for compensation.
The Disclaimer must be completed, signed and delivered before delivery of the bib number, which will take place only after receipt of the aforementioned.
The Organization's volunteers present on the route are authorized to verify the compliance with the regulations by the runners and inform the jury of the violations detected.
The race jury applies penalties according to the following table.
Time penalties are applied immediately at the end of the race or in the following days with an increase in the time shown on the official ranking.
If a complaint of irregularity will be deemed to be correct, we will immediately apply the sanctions as per the regulation with the guarantee of the complete anonymity of the person reporting.
The jury is made of:
The jury is authorized to deliberate in a time compatible with the obligations of the race on all quarrels or disqualifications occurred during the race. The decisions taken are without appeal.
The organization provides a liability insurance for the entire period of the race. Participation is under the entire responsibility of the competitors, who renounce any appeal against the organizers in case of damage and further consequences that can arise after the race. When the race bib is withdrawn, the competitor must sign a disclaimer of responsibility.
By registering, the competitors authorize the organization to use, for free, without territorial and time limits, still and moving images that portray them in the occasion of participation in the Corsa della Bora.
The Organization undertakes to publish on the website www.s1trail.com in the "news" section any updates on the route and the conditions of the race.
Starting on December 1st, competitors will have a "Race Guide" available in digital format for download. This guide explains in detail the leatest regulations and the race course, reaffirming the concepts expressed in the rules and expanding them with the latest updates. This guide is an official document to supplement and extend the rules of the race.
Ipertrail is not a race for everyone, indeed, the spirit rather than being a race is of a journey, an adventure, and the organization operates in this direction. These conditions have to be considered as supplementary to the previous conditions and participation in the race for individuals is subject to evaluation of each individual competitor by the organizing committee. The committee evaluates the sports curriculum and skills of the competitors, before confirming the registration.
The philosophy of the IPERTRAIL AID STATION is similar to the management of the alpine bivouac, nothing to do with the standard running aid stations. There are no assisted aid stations. At the refreshment point there may be race staff or not. The monitoring by the organizers is constant through control along the route and from the satellite control room.
last updated 29 march 2019