Trail adventure Lakes66, in the Secchia River Park

From Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15 2016, the first edition of Lakes66 trail will take place on 66 km in 3 stages in the River Park of the Secchia, in the province of Modena. During the event it will be set up a tented camp and you will be able to take advantage of catering for meals.

The event
It is a foot race in stages of 66 km, open to the categories Runners, Nordic Walking Sport and Nordic Walking. It includes a night stage of 10 km, Friday, May 13, and two stages of respectively 35 and 21 kilometers in the days of Saturday 14 and Sunday 15. The trails are all off-road, inside the territory of the river park of the Secchia. Numerous therefore the dirt trails and very few kilometers instead on small asphalt roads. The overall altitude difference is irrelevant but some passages are affected by heavy uphills and downhills, as well as by narrow passages in the thick vegetation, with small river crossings and some natural obstacle to overcome without difficulty.

The environment
The overflow basin of the river Secchia, located between the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia, was born with the function of regulating the flooding of the Secchia, but it has acquired a great environmental importance. It covers 260 hectares of natural reserve with ponds and islets and a stretch of the river from which it takes its name. The reserve is the ideal habitat for a rich flora and fauna consisting of numerous birds and animals such as foxes, weasels, marten, badger, dormouse, roe. Among the reptiles present in the territory there are turtles and lizards. There are also several fish species in the ponds and in the river.

How to deal with the race
For the night stage on Friday it is compulsory to carry a head light or a PTZ torch, and to tap in the back of the t-shirt a star light or a bright gemstone. The tracks will be highlighted in a visible way and relevant points will be manned by the organization. The paths 23 and 35 km will be provided with refreshments; compulsory for these two stages a water backpack or flasks of at least 1 liter of water.

Friday, May 13
1st night stage 10 km
17.30 meeting in Campogalliano, Modena at “Laghi Curiel”
18.00 Welcome drink and event presentation
18.30 early techniques and competition kits checks, subsequent allocation of places tent
20.15 technical briefing
20.30 starting category Nordic Walking and Walkers
21.00 starting runners and NWS 1st race of 10 km night prologue
22.00 Dinner at the camp by the organization and overnight in tents

Saturday, May 14
2nd stage 35 km
7:00 wake up and breakfast by the organization
8:15 technical briefing
8:30 starting category Nordic Walking and Walkers (reduced distance 25 km)
9.00 starting runners and NWS second stage 35 kilometers
13.00 lunch at the camp by the organization
15.00 beginning of optional recreational activities of the park lake with permanent adventure path, canoes, mountain bikes.
17.30 coffee break at the camp
20.00 Dinner organized by the organization and overnight in tents

Sunday, May 15
3rd stage 21 km
7:00 wake up and breakfast
8:15 technical briefing
8:30 starting category Nordic Walking and Walkers
9.00 starting runners and NWS* 3rd stage 21 km
12.30 Awards ceremony
13.00 Final lunch and leave organization

Sport and logistic organization provided by Zitoway Sports & Adventure Modena; technical and general care by ASD Wild Life Forever Campogalliano, Modena.

The event will also be attended by Daniele Barbone, entrepreneur and runner, author of the book “You become a runner. From the office to the desert.”

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