Marciabianca 2017 in Enego

45th edition of the fascinating skiing long-distance race!

15 January 2017

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Among the many calendar events of cross country ski races in Italy one should not miss the Marciabianca 2017! Enego ski and Marcesina will host the 45th edition of one of the most important Nordic skiing races in Italy in Veneto… Since 1973 this fascinating ski race in Italy has combined sports and entertainment in the beautiful peaks of the Asiago plateau!

The Grandfondo Marciabianca Enengo will take place on 15 January 2017… Do not miss one of the most exciting cross-country ski races in Veneto!

Marciabianca is an individual Nordic skiing race, open to athletes of any nationality, over the age of 18 and in possession of medical certificate. The Marciabianca 2017 will as usual offer the double distance of either 25km or 50km, using free technique and a single ring. The popularity of this event, joined with the stunning views that extend along the Marciabianca route, attract athletes from all around the world.

The departure of Marciabianca will start in Valmaron - Marcesina, about 15 minutes from Enego, at 9.15 am (25 km race) and at 9.30 am (50km marathon). Athletes who participate in the Marciabianca Enego 2017 must complete the race course within a maximum of 4 hours.

At the end of both cross-country ski races, Italy 2017, the awards ceremony will be held at 1.30 pm near the finish line in Enego.

For several years, the famous cross-country Enego ski race - Marciabianca – has been part of the national calendar of the Italian Winter Sports Federation.

You can register for the 45th Marciabianca until 8.30 am on race day, which will be Sunday, 15th January; racing bibs and goodie bags will be distributed at the registration office located in the Enego Library on Friday, 13th January from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm and on Saturday 14th from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm. On Sunday, 15th January the race pack delivery location will move closer to the Marciabianca starting point, in the registration office which will be set up in Rifugio Valmaron.

Do not miss one of the most fascinating Nordic skiing races in Italy 2017! Besides the excitement of attending an uphill marathon, the Marciabianca Valmaron offers the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful areas of Veneto, Marcesina. Called the 'Finland of Italy' for its record temperatures - despite its location at just 1400 m it is the coldest place in Veneto. Marcesina is also considered important for its history and nature and offers picturesque fairytale scenery.

In addition to Piana di Marcesina, Enego is also worth a brief visit. A picturesque mountain village where human intervention is in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature, Enego is the easternmost village in the Seven Municipalities Plateau and extends from the edge of Valsugana to Mount Ortigara at an altitude of 2150 m.

The main historical records preserved in Enego cover the period of the Great War, which violently hit the whole area especially during the Austro-Hungarian punitive expedition. The town was then almost completely rebuilt after 1918 and, recently, several initiatives have been undertaken to restore and enhance the works that survived the Great War, such as the opening of the Monte Ortigara Museum and the renovation of the Fort and Coldarco Battery.

Piazza del Popolo and Piazza San Marco are at the heart of the village: here we find the Santa Giustina Dome, which preserves an altarpiece by Jacopo da Bassano, and hosts all the events that bring Enego to life throughout the year.

Those who love walking can walk to the small Frizzon Church, dated to 1837 and now converted to an ossuary of the soldiers who deceased in Russia, while we would like to remind bike enthusiasts that the picturesque Monaco-Venezia cycle path passes right through Enego!

You should also know that Enego is less than two hours from Vicenza: don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Palladio!

Enego and Marciabianca: a combination that since 1973 has enlivened the province of Vicenza with a day of sport and fun!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff