- Who organized UltraMilano-Sanremo?
The competition is organized by the “Sanremo Runners” Ultramarathon Team, under the supervision of the UMS Group and Keep On Going Onlus.
- What is an Ultramarathon?
The term “ultramarathon” identifies all running races longer than 42.195km (The standard Marathon distance adopted in 1924)
- Where did the idea of UltraMilano-Sanremo come from?
The history behind Milano-Sanremo is simply unique and it inevitably represents the constant evolution of human potential throughout time. This challenge was in fact born over a century ago as a car race. Then in 1907, it evolved into one of the most important and famous bicycle races in the world. Ultimately, in 2014, UltraMilano-Sanremo will raise the bar once more pushing the boundaries of human limits a little further.
This is what Italian Utrarunner Michele Graglia envisioned before introducing the idea to Riccardo Marvaldi.
After months and month of hard work, along with the key collaboration with Luca Ammirati and Franco Ranciaffi, today the dream is no longer a dream…
- What is the course like?
The course follows almost entirely the route of the 1907 bicycle race Milan-Sanremo, the “Classicissima”, and measures approximately 280km. It connects the cities of Milan and Sanremo, through 3 Italian regions (Lombardy, Piedmont, Liguria) and 6 provinces (Milan, Pavia, Alessandria, Genoa, Savona, Imperia), before reaching the finish line in the beautiful Riviera dei Fiori.
- When will the final and detailed route be announced?
Further details on the course, as well as the Elevation Profile, are going to be published on our website very soon! Stay tuned for more info!
- Is the race run on public roads open to traffic?
The answer to this question is yes. The roads will be open to regular vehicular traffic. This is why, during the UltraMilano-Sanremo, all participants must run on the left side of the streets always in the opposite direction of the flow of traffic. We remind our Athletes and their crews to always respect the Rules of the Road.
We believe traffic should not be an issue, considering that the race is going to take place on provincial roads in the off-season. Furthermore, in order to guarantee complete security to all runners, both the first 15 miles (Milan-Pavia) and the last 15 miles (San Lorenzo- Sanremo) of the course will be on bicycle paths.
The Organization is going to provide 3 water stations along the 15 miles of the bicycle path (every 8 to 10km apart) from the Start in Milan to Pavia, in order to minimize crew support on that section.
Before entering Pavia the “group” should already be spread apart enough to avoid traffic jamming of Crew vehicles, making it easier for the Support Groups to find the right places to stop and best assist their Runners from that point on.
How do runners deal with the night section?
The event has 2 (two) sections through the night. For this reason, we not only recommend but require all runners and pacers to wear reflective clothing and a front light / LED lights front and rear.
We remind all participants to also bring enough batteries to make it from sundown to sunrise with no exception, between 7pm on Saturday 29th and 7am on Sunday, 30th. And again, between 7pm and midnight (on Sunday).
What is the History behind Milan-Sanremo?
The history of the famous “Spring Classic” bicycle race began over a century ago, in 1907 to be precise. If you would like to learn more, we invite you to read this article.
How do I Register?
To Register please visit our website www.ultramilanosanremo.it
Registrations officially open November 1st, 2013 and close on March 3rd, 2014.
from 01/11/2013 to 31/12/2013: EUR 200;
from 01/01/2014 to 03/03/2014: EUR 250;
Please complete the registration by filling out the “UMS175 Registration Form” on the website.
Methods of payment:
- BANK (wire) TRANSFER to the order of:
Bank: BancoPosta SpA
Account Number: 000052954 211
IBAN: IT03 I076 0110 5000 0005 2954 211
What does the Registration Fee include?
The registration fee includes the entry to UltraMilano-Sanremo, bib number, Race T-shirt, Finisher Medals, Athletes Insurance, Pasta Parties and further info about accommodations will follow soon!!!
Are there special requirements to participate in this race?
Such an extreme event requires years of experience in Ultra running and the distance speaks for itself. It’s inevitable for the Organization to select Athletes that are both physically and mentally fit/ ready to enter the competition.
Why is it limited to 50 participants?
The first edition of the UltraMilano-Sanremo is limited to 50 participants. This decision was dictated by our desire to create and offer a great quality event. However, if a larger number of applicants meet the requirements, the Organization reserves the right to raise the entry limit.
What is the required Medical Certificate (Health Declaration Form -MHD- for foreigners)?
The Organization requires a medical certificate in order to prove all participants are in good health and fit to enter the competition.
A Health Declaration Form (MHD) is available for download on our website:
How many Check-In Stations are set along the course?
There are 5 check-points along the way, set about 50km apart. The gates or check-in stations are very important for two reasons:
- Assisting and supporting all Athletes along the way with all sort of supplies: Water, Cola, Runner’s food (snacks, potatoes, soup, dried fruit…)
- Providing cut off times (maximum time limit allowed to cross a specific Check-point) in order to give participants the opportunity to reach the finish line in the time limit of 42hrs.
What are the Race Rules?
It is very important that all participants and their crews are aware and informed of the Rules and Regulations of UltraMilano-Sanremo. Each competitor is strongly invited to have a Support Group (Crew) for all sort of supplies and support along the course but it’s not mandatory.
If any runner decides to run the race Self-Supported please make sure to arrange all drop bags accordingly (including all sort of supplies, clothing, night gear, etc…) in order to make it from one check-point to the next.
What is a Pacer?
Commonly a Pacer is a runner that “accompanies” a competitor for various sections of the course. We allow them to join their runner only after 100km (approx. 62miles) into the race. Whether it’s physical or mental, we believe the Pacer support plays a key role.
What is the “UMS175 Belt Buckle”?
The “UMS175 Belt Buckle” is the award presented to all Athletes who finish the race under a certain time limit. For the First Edition of the race the time limit is set at 32hrs for men; and 37hrs for women.
What is “Keep On Going” ONLUS and the cause of the charity fundraiser?
During the UltraMilano-Sanremo, in line with the spirit of the race, the non-profit organization “Keep On Going” ONLUS will collect funds to devolve to Telethon (a foundation involved into the relentless and courageous fight against rare genetic diseases, in support of scientific research). Our main goal is to raise public awareness for this cause, collect funds and give visibility to worthy initiatives in the field of research.
Who do I contact for more information?
For more information on UltraMilano-Sanremo, please visit our Website: www.ultramilanosanremo.it
or our Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ultramilanosanremo or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I help ?
Is running your passion? Would you like to be an active part of this incredible challenge? The Organization is more than happy to accept any sort of help from volunteers. If interested please contact us:
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ultramilanosanremo
or by email: email@example.com
We’ll be happy to have you on board on this wonderful new adventure!