VRM TEAM A.S.D. in collaboration with the municipalities of Malcesine, Avio and Brentonico organises the second edition of the MALCESINE BALDO TRAIL – 1k VERTICAL mountain running event included in the Fidal National Calendar.

Programme – Schedule

Friday 3 may 2024

  • From 11.00 to 12.45 bib delivery at the race village – along Paina lake
  • 13.00 transfer of athletes by cable car from Malcesine to the intermediate station of San Michele
  • By 2.00 pm delivery of the athlete’s backpack at the San Michele station
  • 14.30 start of the race

Finish line at the top station of the Monte Baldo cable car.

Return of the athlete’s backpack at the top cable car station.

The award ceremony of the race will be at 17.30 in the race village.


The race takes place mainly on gravel roads for about 4 km with an altitude difference of 1.000 meters

Conditions of participation

In accordance with the “Norme per l’Organizzazione delle Manifestazioni Non Stadia” issued by FIDAL, athletes registered in Italy may only participate if they are at least 18 years old and meet one of the following conditions

  • Athletes registered for 2024 for FIDAL affiliated club
  • Italian and foreign athletes in possession of a Runcard (valid as sports insurance and eligibility to start) and athletes registered with a sports promotion organisation (Athletics Section), in possession of the Runcard-EPS and the Runcard Trail, limited to persons over 20 years of age, in possession of a valid medical certificate of specific agonistic fitness for athletics, which must be submitted compulsorily, including digitally, to the companies organising the event in question.
  • Italian/foreign athletes not registered in Italy and in possession of a membership card of a club affiliated to a foreign athletics federation recognised by World Athletics valid for 2023 Alternatively, at the time of registration, they must provide a self-certification of possession of a membership card recognised by World Athletics. The self-certification must then be signed in original when collecting the race number.


Registration is open from 28 October 2023 to 3 May 2024, it can be done online through the website

The registration is considered effective and confirmed when all the information requested in the registration form has been correctly provided, payment has been made and confirmed and accepted by the organisation.

Registration fees

The registration fees are staggered as follows:

  • to 31 March 2024 – € 18.00
  • 1 April to 3 May 2024 – € 25.00

The registration fee includes:

  • Event T-Shirt
  • Start package with sponsor gadgets
  • timing
  • Finisher medal
  • Finisher diploma for download
  • RCT insurance with race accident cover
  • Medical plan provided by CRI
  • Possible repatriation in case of injury
  • Organisational and support services as described in these regulations
Refund of registration fees

The participation fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.
It is possible to transfer your already purchased bib by and no later than 20.04.2024.
In this case, the transferring participant must pay the secretariat fees and the difference between the fee paid by the transferor and the fee applicable at the time of the change request.

Cancellation of the event for health protection reasons

In the event that the event cannot be held on 3 May 2024, the organisation plans to move it to the 2025 edition free of charge.

Participation in the event

Environmental protection

Participation in the campaign “I don’t throw away my waste”.

Athletes are required to behave in an environmentally friendly manner and in particular to avoid litter, both in the vicinity of the refreshment points and along the entire route.

Issue of bib numbers

The race number can be collected in Malcesine, at the event secretariat, on presentation of the confirmation letter and a photo ID:

  • Friday 3 May from 11 a.m. to 12.45 p.m.

Bib number

The bib number will be assigned in consecutive order.

The bib number has a different colour to indicate the race distance.

The bib number must be worn on the chest and be fully visible throughout the race. It must be placed over the clothing and may not be attached elsewhere under any circumstances, otherwise the athlete will be disqualified.

The chip is attached to the bib number and may not be removed.

Meeting point

Before the start, each runner must pass through the entrance gate to the closed start zone.

f necessary, the participants will be divided into starting groups according to the criteria set by the organising committee.



The event will take place in all weathers.

Refreshment station

The refreshment points will be supplied with drinking water and disposable products.

No plastic cups will be available at the refreshment points, runners must bring their own glass or other suitable container to drink from.

Refreshment point at the finish line

Upon arrival, a bag with water and solid food is handed out.

Running rules

By registering, the runner undertakes to carry all the compulsory material listed below with him/her throughout the race, otherwise he/she will be disqualified. The compulsory material can be checked at the bib issue, at the start and/or at various points on the course and at the finish.

Competitions are on a self-supply basis, i.e. on the sections between the various aid stations along the course, each athlete must provide their own clothing, communication, water and nutritional supplements.

Mandatory material:

  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone

Maximum time and time barriers

The maximum time for the 1k vertical race is 1 hour and 40 minutes

Abandonments and returns

In the event of abandonment of the race on the course, the participant is obliged to report his abandonment at the nearest control point by declaring himself as having dropped out.

The organisation will take care of the return transport of the runners to Malcesine, also with the help of the Monte Baldo cable car.

The return of the dropped out athletes outside the checkpoints is not guaranteed, unless they are injured.

A “pick up” service will be set up to follow the last runners on the course to help those who have dropped out and to avoid injuries going untreated.

Safety and medical care

Ambulances, civil defence and doctors will be on site.

The aid stations shall provide assistance to all persons in danger by their own means or through contracted organisations.

Medical attendants are authorised to stop runners who are found unfit to continue the race.

Rescue workers are authorised to evacuate any runner who is in danger by any means at their disposal.

A runner who contacts a doctor or rescuer de facto submits to their authority and agrees to respect their decisions.


The timing is done by means of a chip attached to the personal race number.

The company responsible is OTC srl

Timing is in real time, i.e. the time is recorded when the participant reaches the finish line after crossing the start line, regardless of the start time.partenza.

Rankings and prizes

All participants will receive a chip in their race number.

The timing service will produce the general classification for men and women.

The rankings will be published on the website.

After crossing the finish line, each runner will receive a “finisher” medal.

No result printouts will be posted.

Award ceremony

The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 5 May at 17.30

The prizes will be announced as soon as possible.


he competition jury may disqualify a participant in case of a serious breach of the rules.

Changes to the course or time limits – Cancellation of the race

The organisation reserves the right to change the route or the location of the rescue and refreshment stations at any time and without prior notice. In the event of unfavourable weather conditions or for other reasons beyond the control of the organisers that endanger the safety of the participants, the start may be postponed or cancelled, the route may be modified or shortened and the race may be abandoned at any point along the route. These changes will be decided by the Jury after consultation with the safety and medical teams. A change, suspension or cancellation of the race does not entitle the participant to a refund of the entry fee.

Safety and medical care

The organisers will take out liability insurance for the duration of the event.

Participation is under the full responsibility of the runners, who waive any recourse against the organisers in the event of damage or further consequences that may arise from the race.

Upon registration, the runner must sign a waiver of liability.

The runner agrees not to register and participate if he/she is not medically fit and especially not athletically prepared.

Image copyright

By registering, participants authorise the organisation to use photographs and moving images of them during their participation in the race, free of charge and without time or territorial limitation.

Updates and latest news

The Organising Committee reserves the right to amend these regulations at any time for reasons it deems appropriate for the better organisation of the race, after informing FIDAL and obtaining its approval.

For anything not provided for in these regulations, the technical regulations of FIDAL and the G.G.G. shall apply.

All changes of performances, places and times will be duly communicated to the registered athletes or published on the website

In addition, the documents containing the most important information for participation in the race will be sent by the organisation together with the race number.

The organisation undertakes to publish all updates on the route and race conditions on the website in the “News” section.

Organisational details

Organising Committee

VRM TEAM ASD, Circ. P. Maroncelli 7e 37123 Verona,

Race director

Claudio Arduini

Clerk of the Course

Nicola Dal Grande

Responsible for the controls

Michele Simoncelli

Medical service

Andrea Malacchini

Registration office

Costanza Perali