Cortina Skyrace

Cortina Skyrace
7th edition
23 June 2022 5 p.m.
20 km 1000 m+
Time limits: 4 hours

1 Running Stones

Race Category: Race Category 20K

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In collaboration with the Municipality of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Alpine Rescue Team and the Italian Alpine Club, Outdoor Action Srl have organized the 7th edition of “Cortina Skyrace”, a skyrunning race in semi-autonomy in an alpine environment on Thursday 23 June 2022.
Cortina Skyrace is affiliated with the FISKY (Federazione Italiana Skyrunning)



The "Cortina Skyrace" is a running race along trails in the Dolomite Mountains - a World Heritage site - that is about 20 km long and has a variation in altitude of 1,000 metres. The race is run in semi-autonomy and starts on Thursday 23 June 2022 at 5.00 p.m. in Corso Italia in Cortina d’Ampezzo; maximum time: 4 hours.



In order to participate in the race, athletes must have had previous experience in the mountains, should not suffer from vertigo, be surefooted and have a high standard of athletic preparation and have suitable clothes for temperatures that can range from -5 to + 30 degrees celsius. It is mandatory to have FISKY card.
No qualifying races are necessary to register for the Cortina Skyrace.



a) Registration requirements
All athletes over the age of 18 with a competitive sports medical certificate (see Art. 5) valid until at least 23 June 2022 can register.
Athletes who have been:
- disqualified for using doping substances;
- black listed by La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail
will not be permitted to register.

b) How to register
To register in the Cortina Skyrace athletes must pre-register between 15 November 2021 (8:00 a.m. CET) and 25 November 25 2021 (10:00 p.m. CET).
Pre-registration is free of charge. If the number of pre-registered athletes exceeds the number of available race bibs, participating athletes will be drawn by lot from pre-registered athletes who meet the requirements.
Individual or group (maximum 12 people) registration is possible. If drawn by lot, groups will be considered as single units, that is to say, if extracted in the draw all members of the group can register for the race.

When pre-registering athletes must provide their personal data 

GROUP REGISTRATION (minimum 2 and maximum 12 people)
Each member of the group must pre-register individually and together with personal data must provide the following information:
- name of the group which must be identical for each member.

On 1 December 2021, athletes who are drawn by lot will receive an email with the link to register. Registration must be completed by 5 December 2021. After this date, pre-registration will be annulled.

Athletes who were not extracted in the 2020 edition
All athletes who were not extracted to participate in the 2020 edition of the Cortina Trail and who meet the necessary requirements for participation (see Art. 4 a) can register. Nonetheless they must pre-register and tick the box for non-extracted athletes in the 2020 edition.

Elite runners
Elite athletes can register without participation in the lottery on the basis of the criteria indicated in the following table:



Registration without lottery free of charge

Itra index >850

Itra index >750

Send request by 10 January 2022 on

Registration without lottery upon payment

Itra index >750

Itra index >650

Pre-registration between 15 and 25 November 2021

Elite runners must:
- be present at press conferences and official ceremonies to which they are invited;
- be present at prize-giving ceremonies that concern them;
- arrive at the starting point at least twenty minutes before the beginning of the race.

c) Registration fees
The registration fee is 35.00 Euro and includes:
- race bib
- assistance and refreshment along the route and at the finish line
- race pack
- medals for finishers
- post-race refreshments.

d) Payment method
The registration fee must be paid by credit card.

e) Limited number
The maximum number of registered runners is 500.

f) Pulling out of the race
Registration fees will not be refunded if an athlete pulls out of the race.

The following is not possible:
- postponing registration to the following year
- switching from one race to another
- race bib number exchange or use by anyone other than registered athletes.
Athletes caught with race bibs belonging to other athletes, even after the race, will be disqualified and put on the Lavaredo Ultra Trail blacklist.

Should the race be annulled for reasons beyond the control of the Organizers up to 15 days before the event, the Organizers will refund 50% of the registration fees paid. This percentage is made necessary by the various expenses that the Organizers have already incurred that cannot be recuperated.
Should the race be interrupted or annulled due to weather conditions, or for any other reason beyond the control of the Organizers, no refund of the registration fee will be made.




Italian athletes must upload a copy of a competitive sports medical certificate valid on 23/06/2022 to their Personal Active Profile at by 15 May 2022. Failure to do so by this date will lead to the annulment of registration without refund.
Medical certificates accepted are those that show fitness for competitive sports: atletica leggera.


Italian athletes resident abroad who are unable to come to Italy to obtain a medical certificate for competitive sports must upload a copy of the medical certificate to be requested through the contact form >>, documenting that the athlete has undergone the same medical examinations provided for by Italian legislation, to their Personal Active Profile at by 15 May 2022. Failure to upload the certificate by this date will lead to the annulment of registration without refund. This certificate must be valid on 23/06/2022.


Non-Italian athletes must fill in the certificate downloadable here >>, have it signed and stamped by a doctor and upload it to their Personal Active Profile at by 15 May 2022. Failure to do so by this date will lead to the annulment of registration without refund. This certificate must be valid on 23/06/2022.



Race number and race pack distribution shall take place at the Ice Stadium (via Bonacossa 1, Cortina d’Ampezzo) from 10.00 am till 4.00 pm on Thursday 23 June 2022.
To collect race bib numbers, athletes must present a valid identity document.



Athletes must have the following equipment with them for the entire duration of the race:
- camelbag or water bottle holder with a capacity for at least half-litre of liquid
- race bib number visible during the entire duration of the race
- anorak
- cup, beaker or flask (there are no glasses at refreshment stations)
- appropriate footwear.

Mandatory equipment may be worn or placed inside the race backpack.
Spot checks on equipment will be carried out during the race.

Trekking poles are NOT permitted.



The maximum time allowed to reach the finish line is 4 hours (by 9 pm on Thursday 23 June 2022). A “pick up” service will follow the last runner, in order to assist athletes who withdraw from the race and to ensure assistance for anyone with injuries.
There is only one time limit/cut off point, to avoid slower athletes having to run the last stretch of the race in the dark:
- Malga Larieto (15th km) athletes must pass here by 8 pm (3 hours).

The cut off point is situated at the exit of the refreshment station. Athletes who do not reach this point by the established time limit will not be allowed to continue the race. Once athletes have gone beyond the cut-off point, it is forbidden to go back to use the refreshment station. Race officials reserve the right to disqualify athletes who disrespect the rules.
Participants who reach the cut off point after the maximum time, those who are injured and any other athletes who decide to drop out, shall be taken to the finish line by shuttle bus.
For logistical reasons, athletes who have dropped out may have to wait before being accompanied to the finish area.
Any participant who drops out of the race at any point other than the established cut off point should make their own way back to Cortina and immediately inform the race Organizers by text message to the number indicated on the bib number.



Athletes are required to run in semi-autonomy and must carry at least half a litre of liquid. There is only one refreshment station on the race route:
- Malga Larieto (15th km).

Only athletes with a visible race bib number will have access to refreshment stations.
Food and drinks from the refreshment station must be consumed on the spot. It is forbidden to drink directly from the bottles in the refreshment station.
Rubbish must be placed in the appropriate containers.
Camelbags and water bottles may be filled with water only.
At the finish line there is another refreshment station.
Any purchase of food and liquids in the mountain shelters is at the athletes’ own expense.

Assistance to athletes from team or family members is prohibited.
Pacing and muling are not allowed.



Athletes must be in Corso Italia in Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL) by 4.30 pm on Thursday 23 June 2022.
At 5 pm the race begins.

A bag deposit will be available from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the palestra Revis, via dei Campi 1. After the competition, the bags can be collected at the palestra Revis from 6:45 pm to 9.15 pm.



The Cortina Skyrace route has been classified with a red label: EE itinerary for expert excursionists.
This itinerary requires the ability to run on particular kinds of terrain as well as impervious or treacherous trails or paths (slopes with rocky outcroppings or debris) that are sometimes without barriers.
The Cortina Skyrace 2022 takes the following route:
Cortina (Corso Italia), Pista ciclabile, Vigna 1350, Forcella Zumeles, Forcella Sonforca, Malga Larieto, Rifugio Mietres, Col Tondo, Cortina - Corso Italia, for a total of 20km and 1,000 metres of altitude difference.

Should adverse weather conditions occur or one or more paths become inaccessible, alternative routes will be outlined at the briefing before the start of the race.
Race kilometres are not marked. Athletes should strictly adhere to the marked race route and avoid taking shortcuts or cutting out sections of the route. Any departures from the official route will lead to disqualification and shall be at the sole risk of athletes.



Participants are strongly advised to take out valid individual insurance to cover search and rescue costs in Italy.
Some suggestions:
- Dolomiti Emergency:, “Refund for rescue and transport costs”

- ITRA (International Trail Running Association) members can take out search and rescue insurance which is valid all over the world. For more information:

Athletes are responsible for handing over their personal file to their insurance company if necessary within the given timeframe.



The Organizers and the Alpine Rescue Team, in constant contact with Race HQ, will be positioned along the race route. Ambulances with paramedics shall be positioned at the start and finish line, where a doctor and an advanced medical facility shall be present.
Check points shall be set up along the route, where members of the staff shall monitor the athletes as they pass and also apply random checks to verify that the athletes are in possession of the mandatory race equipment. Should anyone refuse to undergo the check on the mandatory race equipment, they shall be disqualified immediately.



The race takes place in a protected natural park area with a natural eco system. Participants are therefore required to fully respect the Alpine environment, in particular by not leaving rubbish, picking flowers or disturbing the wildlife. Anyone found leaving rubbish along the route shall be disqualified from the race and incur the penalties laid down by municipal regulations.

To reduce the environmental impact, plastic beakers will not be handed out at the refreshment station. All athletes must bring their own beaker or flask for refills.



In case of adverse weather conditions (dense fog, snow or thunder storms), the Organizers reserve the right to make last-minute changes, even during the race, to the race route in order to eliminate potential hazards or conditions that could cause hardship for participants. The staff shall inform the participants of any changes. The Organizers also reserve the right to suspend or cancel the race if the weather conditions are such that they put athletes, staff or medical teams at risk.



The following infringements will lead to immediate disqualification and withdrawal of the race bib number:
- failing to pass a check point

- taking shortcuts

- leaving rubbish along the race route

- failing to aid a participant in difficulty

- insulting or threatening staff or volunteers

- using transport during the race

- refusing to undergo checks by the medical staff along the race route

- refusing to allow checks on mandatory equipment.

A one-hour penalty will be incurred for the following infringements:
- failing to have an anorak or camel bag or bottles with half-litre capacity.
availing of assistance.

A thirty-minute penalty will be incurred for the following infringements:
- failure to show the race number bib.

The penalty may be applied immediately as soon as the infringement has been established or at the end of the race.
Penalties or disqualification can be appealed by writing to the race management within 30 minutes of publication of race results. Appeals will be evaluated and answered in the necessary time; decisions are final, without appeal.


Art. 17 PRIZES

The first 3 men and 3 women will receive prizes. All participants that finish the race within the maximum time limit will receive a Finisher medal. Prize-giving will take place on Thursday 23 June 2022 at 8.30 pm in Piazza Dibona in Cortina. Under no circumstances will prizes be sent or handed out in advance.



On registration, athletes authorise the Organizers to freely use any still or moving images depicting them during their participation in La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail with no territorial or time limits.



Voluntary registration and subsequent participation in the race indicates full acceptance of the race rules and regulations and any subsequent changes made to them. By registering, participants exempt the Organizers from any civil or criminal liability for damage to persons and/or property caused by or to them.