Rules and regulations

1. Dates

Saturday, 14th December 2019
Sunday, 15th December 2019

2. Distances

Saturday: 30km CT/Classic Technique (40km for the Elite) 
Sunday: 30km FT/Free Technique - Skating Technique 

3. Start and finish

Start and Finish in Melag, 1915m above sea level

4. Start groups / start times

When you register online you will choose a start group. Please select the start group that matches your level of performance. If you would like to start in the elite start group, you are required to enter your valid FIS-code.

You can choose among the following start groups:
30km Classic
Elite group* (FIS-code required)
Wave 1 - Elite skier (wave 1-3 at Vasaloppet)
Wave 2 - Good amateurs (wave 4-6 at Vasaloppet)
Wave 3 - Recreational skiers (wave 7-10 at Vasaloppet)

*The Elite group will start at a different time prior to the main start and is skiing 40km instead of 30km. 

30km Skating
Elite group* (FIS-code required) 
Pro and recreational skiers

If there are still start numbers available in a start group, a group change is still possible up to one week before the competition. You can make the change in your account on the online registration website.
Starts Saturday, 14th December Sunday, 15th December
Elite men 
08:30 09:00
Elite women 
10:00 09:00
All recreational skiers  12:00 09:00
Kids - 12:00

5. Start authorisation

To participate in the event, you must be at least 18 years old on the day of the event. Every Italian citizen declares to be in possession of a valid medical certificate as provided for in the rules. This medical certificate must be uploaded at registration or handed in at the latest on the day before the race, that is Friday, December 13, 2019 at the race office.

6. Techniques

CT (Classic Technique) - Saturday, 14th Dec 2019
In classical technique competitions, the competitors must use classical technique only (ICR 343.8). In case a participant is using the wrong technique, the Jury will disqualify the athlete. Single or double-skating is not allowed (ICR 310.2.2.5).

FT (Free Technique) – Sunday, 15th Dec 2019
Any skiing technique is allowed. 

7. Registration deadlines / entry fees


Early Bird
June 1st - August 31st
September 1st - October 31st
November 1st - December 10th
Late registration
Saturday, 14th Dec EUR 75
EUR 85
EUR 90
EUR 95
EUR 105
Sunday, 15th Dec - - EUR 65
EUR 75 EUR 85
For registration fees, course and all other information about La Venosta Kids, please contact info@lavenosta.com

8. Registration / Payment

The registration to La Venosta 2019 classic and skating is open between the 24th of May and 10th of December 2019 23.59 CET at the online registration site, register here. Then, late registrations can be made upon availability at the Race Office, see further down. 

How to register online
Create a user account at the registration site. Then fill in the registration form and complete your registration by payment using a credit or debit card.

Important: Italian citizens - must also indicate the number of their FISI card 2019/20 when registering online.

When picking up the start number, the FISI card must be presented. If an Italian citizen does not have a FISI card, then the participants has to fax (+39 0473 63 43 45) or email (info@lavenosta.com) one of the following documents to the OC Team La Venosta within 5 days from the online notification:
- a medical certificate still valid on 15.12.2019 (M.D. 18.02.82), or
- a certificate about the "sporting suitability" still valid on 15.12.2019 according to M.D. dated 24.04.2013, Art. 4 (supplement D - increased cardiovascular activity), issued by a base physician or a sports physician.

9. Im Startgeld inbegriffen sind

- Start bib 
- A great participant gift
- Transponder (with velcro)
- Sticker to mark your bag
- ID etiquette
- Isotonic drinks
- Free material and wax service
- 2 refreshment points along the course 
- Rich lunch
- Medical care
- Diploma printout on the Internet
- Results on the Internet and in the special supplement to the daily newspaper "Dolomiten"

10. Race cancellation

50% of the participation fee will be refunded if the local organizing committee has to cancel the event more than 24 hours before the start. If the cancellation is made less than 24 hours before the start, the organizer has the right to withhold the fees paid.
Paid fees will not be refunded if the participant is unable to start.

11. Start list

The start list will be available for inspection shortly.

12. Bib distribution

WHERE?
At the Race Office in Melag directly at the finish area

WHEN?
Friday, 13.12.2019 from 15:00 - 18:00 
Saturday 14.12.2019 from 6:00 - 9:00 and from 15:00 - 18:00 
Sunday, 15.12.2019 from 6:00 - 9:00

13. Timing / Transponder

Timekeeping is done by mika:timing. The chip is a transponder (with Velcro): Please attach to the right ankle and wear throughout the entire race. Without a transponder, there is no time measurement. The transponder must be handed in at the finish. In case of loss of the transponder EUR 50,00 will be charged!

14. Result service

The first result lists are available immediately after the finish at the info point. The results, sorted by age group, appear immediately after the end of the race on the Internet (results online).

15. Age classes - Women / Men - CT and FT

18 - 30 years
31 - 40 years
41 - 50 years
51 - 60 years
61 - 70 years
over 70 years
KIDS (the categories of FISI are taken into account)

16. Clothes transport

For environmental reasons, the clothing bags must be requested individually at the start bib distribution. At the start field, the clothing bag must be deposited outside the separations of the starting field. Only closed clothing bags are brought to the distribution position in the finish area. Clothes without a bag are left at the start.

17. Feeding, waxing service, checkpoints

Feeding stations are located at the finishing line at each round and at the highest point of the race at Melago Alm.

IMPORTANT: For lunch in the finish area, the participants of La Venosta will be admitted only upon presentation of the food coupon (you will receive it with the start package)! Lunch in the finish area will be available from 11.30am to 4pm.

18. Prize money

Saturday, 14th December 2019: 21.000 Euro prize money (women and men alltogether)
Sunday, 15th December 2019: 2.000 Euro prize money (women and men alltogether)

19. Allocation FIS points

At La Venosta 40 km CT, FIS points will be awarded to the top athletes (see FIS Regulations: 2.6 FIS long distance popular competitions).

20. Training / Skiing pass

The cross-country ski tracks on the Reschen Pass will be artificially snowed and groomed as soon as possible (in November). On the race weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) no ski pass is required.

21. Ambulance service

Your own health and safety comes first! According to the latest findings, a separate "safety plan" is prepared and approved by the jury. Therein are the exact responsibilities of the
- ambulance,
- White Cross (ambulances and/or rescue helicopter),
- Mountain rescue Langtaufers,
- the volunteer fire brigade of the municipality of Graun,
- the Carabinieri and
- the street police
defined.

The closest hospitals are:
- Krankenhaus Schlanders: 50 km distance Phone: +39 0473 738 111
- Krankenhaus Zams (A): 60 km distance Phone: +43 5442 600

22. Race Office / Info point

It is located directly in the finish area for the following services:
- Return of lost & found objects
- Return of provided equipment (skis, poles, etc.)
- Sale of food vouchers to children up to 14 years (for € 10) and adults (for € 15)
- Souvenir Sales - Merchandising
- General information

23. Accommodation

The choice of accommodation is left to the participants themselves. However, we recommend direct contact with the tourist office Reschenpass, Phone: +39 0473 63 31 01 or info@reschenpass.it

24. Complaints / Protests

Any protests by the participants must be addressed in written form to the jury within one hour after the arrival of the first runner of the respective distance, with an amount of €62 to be enclosed (cash only). In case of acknowledgment of the complaint, the amount will be refunded.

25. Liability

By registering and paying the registration fee, the participant (only ITALIAN citizens) accepts without restriction the preset conditions and confirms that he/she is
- in possession of a valid FISI card, or
- able to present a "sports medical certificate" (M.D. 18.02.82) valid until 15.02.2020, or
- a certificate of "sporting fitness" lt. M.D. dated April 24, 2013, Art. 4 (supplement D-increased cardiovascular activity) issued by a base physician or a sports physician and valid until 15.02.2020.

When picking up the start bib, an identification document must be presented.

The participant is aware that La Venosta requires considerable physical and technical effort. For this reason, each participant must be personally responsible, at the time of entering the race, for being properly prepared and trained and participating in the race at their own risk. In this way, the participant exempts the organizer from any liability for accidents before, during and/or after the event which cause damage to the participant himself, to third parties and/or their property. For the information not contained in these regulations, the standards of the "International Ski Federation FIS" apply.

26. Data privacy

By registering, the participant accepts the transfer of his personal data to third parties for processing purposes within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679). Details can be found here.

27. Terms and Conditions

By registering for La Venosta you agree to the terms and conditions. Please read them carefully.