Ten spectacular km along the most suggestive streets of historical Trento’s downtown. History Tradiction and a prestigious roll of honour
Giro al Sas 10km race that takes place in the most suggestive streets of historical Trento’s downtown, ideated in the far 1907 to give homage to the saint protector of the city, San Vigilio. The competition was suspended during the war and constantly run up to 1945. This important international event, that Saturday October 1st 2022 will celebrate it’s 75rd edition, it’s been won by some of the greatest endurance athletes in the world, among them the italian Stefano Baldini, and other foreign athlets worth international fame, like Paul Tergat, Kenenisa Bekele, Muktar Edris and Jacob Kiplimo.
This is the most charming and antique road running race in the region, articulated on a one kilometer long circuit inside the streets of the city. after the first world war the race was named “Giro al Sas”, as the course chosen run on the path known by the locals with such a name and located between via Roma, via Oss Mazzurana, via Oriola and via San Pietro. One lap to run more times and so highly spectacular for all the supporters that every year come to see the race directly from the sidelines.
In the afternoon the youngest will be protagonists, with the race valid as CSI youth provincial championship, later take place the Giro al Sas Kids, a promotional event for children, from 2 to 8 year, in order to temp them into the sportive practice. In the evening the grand finale with the Giro al Sas, spectacular competition where for the 70st time the best international athletics specialists will challeng themself.
18.30 start of FIDAL’s International race: categories Senior/Junior M mt. 10.100 by invitation (unified categories)
Trofeo Cassa Rurale di Trento to the 1st classified
1st, 2dn e 3rd Classified Silver Jevel Berenice
Memorial Fabio Giacomelli: Intermediate sprint at 5th lap – prize in value
Memorial Cosimo Caliandro: First italian classified – prize in value
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Among the hundreds of agonistic comeptitions that yearly take place in our region, the Giro Podistico di Trento, can pride its self for being the oldest. But other than being the most prestigious comeptition in the regional scene, with no doubt it enjoys the highest importance at the national level and much consideration even at the international one.
A great race then, whose orgins date back to the early 1900. It’s been in the 1907 that this unedited “run”, named “Giro di Trento”, to be run around the city roads for a length of about 6km, was bravely started by a sportive commettee charged to set with a big innovation the tradictional celebration after San Vigilio, protector of the city of Trento, at the time being part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. That inaugural edition quicly had a huge success both agonistic and in amusement, such to grab even for the following years the most awaited and important spot in the program set for the antique and tradictional celebration after San Vigilio.
For the records, that first edition was won by Isidoro Trenner, bearing the colors of the Unione Ginnastica Trentina, after a righteous disqualification of the venetian runner Domenico Gottin, guilty of having cut part of the race track, that starting from Via Santa Croce passed through the areas of Bolghera, Busa, Port’Aquila, Campotrentino and via Fondamentale (nowdays Corso Buonarrotti) to get back again on front of the old hospital, going through via Rosmini and via Tre Portoni. The editions of that race regularry took place up to 1914, the year when started the first world war that caused much harder issues for all humanity. As soon as that inhuman tragedy ended, the road running race soon took place again under the new name of “Giro al Sas” this after the urban path known with such a name and bordered by via Roma, via Oss Mazzurana, via Oriola, via San Pietro and again via Roma, to be run for more laps, this way giving to the many crowds of viewers the possibility to watch more times the emotional vicissitudes of the race, every time more honoured by the partecipation of national level champions. The race was interrupted again in 1940, because of the conflict that ended in 1945 and to underline the interest local sportsmen, it’s enough to say that the “Giro al Sas” was restarted in that same year. To be precise the first of november, the day of Ognissanti and the date of choice for many years, fot the disputation of this tradictional event, taking year after year a greater importance, also because of the constant partecipation of talented champions.
Comfirmation of this assertion comes from the prestigiouse golden book of the race filled by distinguished names of international running, but it comes also from the huge interest that this competition could create in the sportsmen of this region, always present, increasingly in number, to this yearly date of november first to witness the emotional and rich agonistic show.
INTERNATIONAL FIDAL COMPETITION mt. 10.000 (Male by invitation) 75a Edition
Senior/Junior(Years of birth 2004 and prev – unified category).
PROGRAM 75th “Giro al SAS” 2022
start time 18:30 Piazza Duomo
Route: P.zza Duomo – Via Garibaldi – Via Dordi – P.zza Vittoria – P.zza Erbe – Via Mantova – L. go Carducci – Via S. Pietro – Via Manci – Via Roma – Via Belenzani – P.zza Duomo.
REGISTRATION – PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
Athletes belonging to the junior categories, promising and senior men registered with the F.I.D.A.L. or for a foreign federation affiliated to the IAAF for the current year.
The measurement of times and the elaboration of the rankings is carried out by the Italian Federation of Timekeepers with validation by the Technical Delegate Judge or by the Appeal Judge
They will be displayed at the end of the match in the changing room area
TROPHY CASSA RURALE DI TRENTO 1st place
BERENICE SILVER JEWEL 1st – 2nd – 3rd place
MEMORIAL FABIO GIACOMELLI Flying finish line on lap 5 – value prize
MEMORIAL COSIMO CALIANDRO 1st Italian classified – prize in value
The disbursement of value prizes takes place in accordance with the rules of the IAAF and the laws of the Italian State. The value prizes reserved for Italians are equivalent to the prizes up for grabs for all athletes.
Any complaints must be presented in compliance with the FIDAL and R.T.I.
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to modify these regulations at any time for reasons it deems appropriate for a better organization of the race, after having communicated and obtained approval from FIDAL. For anything not provided for in these regulations, the technical statutory regulations of FIDAL and the GGG apply. Any changes to services, places and times will be appropriately communicated to the registered athletes or will be reported on the website www.trentorunningfestival.it In addition, the documentation containing the information essential to take part in the race will be delivered by the organization together with the bib.
FOR WHAT IS NOT CONSIDERED IN THIS RULES FIDAL/IAAF NORMS WILL BE APPLIED.