Sciacchetrail® 2016 receives UNESCO patronage

Foto di Davide Marcesini
Sally McRae – Nike Team – Foto di Davide Marcesini

The ultratrail scheduled for 20 March 2016, organized by the National Park, ASD Cinque Terre, STL Cinque Terre e Cinque Terre Trekking, a tribute to the landscape and its winemakers, has received the patronage of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO.
“The course winds through sites recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage, contributing to their promotion and understanding, and fits perfectly within the objective recognized by UNESCO”.
These are the reasons for which the Italian National Commission for UNESCO granted patronage to the principal outdoor event of the Cinque Terre National Park: Sciacchetrail®, 47 km of trails that wind through centuries-old vineyards, sanctuaries, and forests, with unrivaled sea views.
Wine, community, landscape and outdoor sport. With these four ingredients – explains Alberto Andreotti, president of ASD Cinque Terre – we built the SciaccheTrail® project, which has the merit of creating an extraordinary cohesion of intent within the community, so that today our sports association has numerous members from all of the villages. It seemed natural to forward a request of support to the Italian National Commission of UNESCO, as we share the objective of enhancing and safeguarding the terraced landscape of the Cinque Terre.
A prestigious recognition that confirms the great ethical significance of this event bound to the culture of wine and the discipline of trail running, an authentic sport in harmony with the surrounding environment seen as essential and unrepeatable and therefore worthy of respect and care – underlines Vittorio Alessandro, president of the Cinque Terre National Park – Sciacchetrail® is a perfect example of how passions can coexist, recreational opportunities, modes of conscious and respectful fruition of the local community, in a fragile territory like the Cinque Terre.
Sciacchetrail® is organized in collaboration with the 3 municipalities of the Cinque Terre.

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