Vertical Up.

The goal of the MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO – PINZOLO VERTICAL UP is to conquer the TULOT Audi Quattro track, which spans 2,600 meters and 900 vertical meters, vertically and as quickly as possible.

The “kicker” to the whole story is the rules – in fact, there are none!

The choice of equipment is open so long as everything is powered by your own muscles (no motors), as is the choice of route.

Speed- & Rucksack Division

  • Runners with spikes have an advantage, just as long as the course is hard and provides a firm grip …
  • Cross-country skiers using skins have an advantage, but without the right technique   …
  • Ski mountaineers / ski tourers have an advantage, but can they eke out enough of an advantage when they come to steeper terrain …
  • Racers on snow racket and crampons: have an advantage, but can they convert that into speed on flatter ground …

 

THE BEST ENDURANCE; BEST TECHNIQUE TOGETHER WITH THE BEST EQUIPMENT WILL ULTIMATELY WIN!

 

Quickfacts

Speed- & Rucksack Division

Date: Saturday 20.01.2018, 6:10 p.m.

Divisions: Speed- & Rucksack Division

Course Name: Tulot Audi quattro

Starting elevation: 800 m

Finishing elevation: 1.700 m

Elevation gain: 900 vertical meters

Course length: 4,000 m

Average gradient: 35 %

Max./Min. gradient: 69 % / 8 %

Lighting: head lights, while the course hotspots are well illuminated

Suggested equipment: touring skis, cross-country skis, running shoes with spikes, crampons, snow racket, ski poles, barefoot,…

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Divisions & Prizes

Speed Division

This division is the ultimate discipline in the MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO – PINZOLO VERTICAL UP!

Each athlete takes on the Tulot Audi Quattro track as quickly as possible, with a free choice of equipment. Everything is allowed, as long as racers use nothing but the strength of their own muscles.

Sub-Divisions: men’s/women’s

Timekeeping and official standings: YES

Prizes: men’s/women’s divisions / gift certificates, starter package

1st Place € 1.000

2nd Place € 500

3rd Place € 400

4th Place € 300

5th Place € 200

6th Place € 100

7th to the 10th Place € 50

 

 

Rucksack Division

This division is the most fun competition in the MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO – PINZOLO VERTICAL UP… The Battle on the Tulot Audi Quattro!

Each athlete takes on the Tulot Audi Quattro track as quickly as possible, with a free choice of equipment. Everything is allowed, as long as racers use nothing but the strength of their own muscles.

Only condition: They must carry a rucksack incl. contents (or however much is left over) all the way to the finish line.

Timekeeping and official standings: timekeeping only, final results are posted alphabetically. Winners are those participants who finish closest to the average time clocked by all starters!

Super prize draw among all participants present at the award ceremony.

 

District “Pinzolo” Winner

Who is the fastest in the Speed Division from the Pinzolo district? Win super prize and enjoy the honor of boasting the one, the only title of VerticalUp-Pinzolo (1st place M/W). Requirement: must be a permanent resident of Pinzolo.

 

Team-Competition

The five Teams/clubs with the most starters in the entire field wins a great prize. € 500,00.

 

Best-Dressed-Competition

Participants with the most original costumes receive a great prize: Bergzeit coupons, Huber Zwickl beer, ….
Important: All participants who wish to be considered in the final results have to register at the race office by no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday!

Information for participants

Start numbers/starter packages can be picked up on Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. Pala Dolomiti and Saturday from 2 – 5.30 p.m.Tulot Pinzolo!

Please be sure to bring your registration confirmation incl. barcode and liability disclaimer to check-in!

Race office: Friday 19.01. 6 – 9 p.m. Pala Dolomiti, Saturday 20.01. 2 – 5.30 p.m. Tulot Pinzolo.

Results list: You can track results live on the Internet – Times appear immediately after crossing the finish! –> LIVE TIMEKEEPING

Timekeeping chip: all-Inclusive – total cost is included in the entry fee!
The chip is integrated into the actual starting number. IMPORTANT: Don’t mistake your starting number for a luggage tag!!!

Required Equipment:

  • IMPORTANT: Head light (the most important sections of the course are lit up) and helmets are mandatory for every starter
  • Rucksack (for the “Rucksack Division”)
  • We expressly recommend wearing a safety helmet (especially in the “Speed Division”)
  • Optional: Snowline spikes can be purchased at a discount price of EUR 40 from the race office

Starter Package: We are again putting together a great starter package for all race entrants. You are guaranteed to be pleasantly surprised! Special gadgets for all participants.

Arrival: click to go to the route planner – free parking is available at the Tulot lift and Pala Dolomiti. It will also be a service of free mobility between the structures involved in the event – Palazzetto dello Sport Carisolo – PalaDolomiti Pinzolo.

Spectators/Support Personnel: please refer to “Spectator info”

Race briefing: 5:45 p.m. in the starting area, mandatory attendance.

 

Luggage Transport

  • Leave bags by no later than 5.30 p.m. in front of the Tulot lift.
  • Distributed finish of the race
  • Property must be identified by a tag/number from the starter package (not liable for damage/loss)
  • Please do not hang anything on the outside of the rucksack!

 

Athlete Refreshments

  • In the finish area

Showers and Dinner for Speed- & Rucksack Division (free)
From 7:00 p.m. at the Palazzetto dello Sport – Carisolo service showers and dinner served by the company snowfood.

Phone number for the race office: 0039 3492113725 (call if you give up/drop out of the race early)

 

Prize ceremony

  • 10:00 p.m.  Paladolomiti – Pinzolo downtown (attendance required! – prizes will only be awarded to those who are present)
  • Ride down the mountain: only on the Tulot lift for the participants – last lift departs at 09:00 p.m. (free for all participants)

Information Spectators

  • Free lift for this evening but only for spectators without skis.
  • Lift runs up the mountain from 04:00 p.m. – last ride down is at 09:00 p.m.
  • Hot spots for spectators: “final wall Audi quattro”
  • Prizes awarded at PalaDolomiti beginning at about 10:00 p.m. with DJ set

Free parking right by the Tulot lift – check out the route planner – parking also available at the Pinzolo downtown. It will also be a service of free mobility between the structures involved in the event – Palazzetto dello Sport Carisolo – PalaDolomiti Pinzolo.

  • Special prize for dinner € 15,00 Palazzetto dello Sport Carisolo
  • The first athletes are expected at the finish at around 06:30 p.m.

Registration

Registration starts: Autumn 2017
Registration Madonna di Campiglio – Pinzolo Vertical Up

Registration deadline: Thursday, 19.01. at 11 a.m.

 

Timeline

  • 2013 –  The idea of the “Vertical Doss” is born
  • 01.2014  – 1st Vertical Doss Memorial Toni Masè with 1200 participants
  • 01.2015 –  2nd Vertical Doss Memorial Toni Masè with 1500 starters
  • 01.2016 – 1st Madonna di Campiglio – Pinzolo Vertical Up
  • 01.2017 – 2nd Madonna di Campiglio – Pinzolo Vertical Up