Sciacchetrail® VERTICAL Race: a weekend festival of sport, wine, music and solidarity

SVR | 1st edition: Manarola like never before wrapped in the magic atmosphere of Mario Andreoli’s Nativity

Among the prizes of the Vertical Race, scheduled for Saturday 10 December 2016, the precious local wine Sciacchetrà 

146-3As preparation continues for the 1st edition of the Sciacchetrail Vertical Race, an uphill race through the illuminated nativity of Manarola scheduled for 10 December 2016, the gift bag for the 100 participants is taking shape. Included in the gift bag:

–    T-shirt offered by technical sponsors Scarpa/La Sportiva
–    an AGISKO product
–    trofie and pesto offered by Antichi Sapori Liguri
–    certificate for the donation to the Manarola Foundation  for the recovery of the terraced landscape (included in registration fee)

The gift bag includes a coupon for the post-race festival, with sausage from San Benedetto and potatoes from Pignone, sgabei , desserts and mulled wine offered by Azienda Alimentare La Dolciaria snc, and craft beer from Birrificio del Golfo.

Food stands will be open on the San Lorenzo Church square starting on Satuday morning

sciacchetrail_01As prizes and at the tasting stands, there will be Cinque Terre DOC and Sciacchetrà DOC wines from Cantina Cooperativa Sociale delle Cinque Terre del Groppo and Azienda Agricola A Scià and Cantina Sassarini di Monterosso.

On occassion of the holiday of the “Immacolata”, Sciacchetrail Vertical Race will provide many reasons to visit Manarola, wrapped in a festive atmosphere starting from 8 December with the inauguration of  Mario Andreoli’s Illuminated Nativity, and events for young and old continuing through the weekend with sport, food, wine, music and solidarity.

Thursday 8 December
5:00 pm – San Lorenzo Church square

inauguration of Mario Andreoli’s illuminated nativity with fireworks show and gastronomy stands on the San Lorenzo Church square “Le Ragazze di Sori”: organized by ACLI Manarola in collaboration with the Cinque Terre National Park, the Municipality of Riomaggiore and the Association FA.DI.VI “Famiglie Disabili Vidoni and Others

Friday 9 December

3:30 pm –  San Lorenzo Church square

meeting point for the MINI MANA Trail, a non-competitive running race through the village of Manarola with commemorative t-shirt and post-race snack on the square awaiting the lighting of the Illuminated Nativity.  Open to all kids and parents, free with reservation max. 50 participants. Info and reservations:

Saturday 10 December
10:00 am – Manarola harbour

Shoe Test on the race course organized by Cinque Terre Trekking. The Outdoor brands Scarpa and La Sportiva will be present with their collections of Trail Running shoes to test on the trails of the Sciacchetrail Vertical Race.

3:00 pm Sciacchetrail Vertical Race start
(from 12:00 noon -2:30 pm, race bib and gift bag pick-up, bag deposit)

Music on the San Lorenzo Church square with Radio Sgnappa and at the Manarola Harbour with Dj Gary Van Goonter and Dj Steven.

SCIACCHETRAIL VERTICAL Race, is a UISP running race, a semi-nocturnal time trial in ascent, organized by ASD Cinque Terre and Cinque Terre Trekking thanks to the partnership with Consorzio In Manarola, Fondazione Manarola, UISP and CAI La Spezia and with the patronage of the Region of Liguria, Cinque Terre National Park, and the Municipality of Riomaggiore.

A part of the registration fee for the SCIACCHETRAIL VERTICAL RACE will be donated by ASD Cinque Terre to the Manarola Foundation to be used for the repair and maintenance of the dry stone walls of this extraordinary terraced amphitheater.

REGISTRATION  – via MySdam at the cost of 25 € on the website or at the shop Cinque Terre Trekking in Manarola – includes gift bag and post-race party.
Kids will also have their trail: The MINI MANA TRAIL, to run alone or with parents, on Friday 9 December, from 4:00 pm with post-race snack (free with reservation).

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