36th edition of Skiri Trophy XCountry
in Val di Fiemme (Italy) on 19th and 20th January
10% of the registration fee will be donated to the association “Amici Trentini”
Baby, Cuccioli, Ragazzi and Allievi but also Revival competitors
“Combined” rankings: Skirilonga and Pinocchio
After consulting the students of the school Liceo del Design e delle Arti “G.Soraperra” in Pozza di Fassa for the realization of the sketches for the trophy, the sports group G.S. Castello is ready to organise the Skiri Trophy XCountry on 19th and 20th of January, which has kept the youngest cross-country athletes waiting for a year. The trophy celebrates its 36th edition ‘Kinder+Sport Joy of Moving’ and has become a point of reference for the young cross-country athletes. The “mini-world championship” will take place at the Cross-country Stadium in Lago di Tesero in about fifty days – on the World Snow Day 2019 – and will see a great number of countries and many children also from overseas compete in Val di Fiemme.
Entries will open on 1st December, and the categories “Baby”, “Cuccioli”, “Ragazzi” and “Allievi” will enjoy an event full of fun on the snow. The “Baby” (2009-2010) will compete on a 1.5-km-long track, the “Cuccioli” (2007-2008) will cover 3 km (female category) and 4 km (male category), the “Ragazzi” (2005-2006) 4 km (female category) and 5 km (male category), and the “Allievi” (2003-2004) 5 km and 7 km. Registrations must be sent to G.S. Castello di Fiemme no later than Tuesday 15th January; only online registrations are possible, accessing the section on the website of the event and paying the registration fee of 11 euros (limit of participants: 1,400). Next January there will also be an event for adults, i.e. a 5 km race in classic technique reserved for all those who participated in the previous editions of Skiri Trophy XCountry.
Each participant will receive a rich race pack with gadgets offered by the organizing committee, including a technical race cap and material provided by the partner Kinder+Sport Joy of Moving; the Revival participants will receive a race pack offered by Rode. It is important to note that 10% of the participation fee of each competitor will be donated to support children in need all over the world in collaboration with the Association “Amici Trentini”.
There will also be a combined ranking free of charge named “Skirilonga” – a collaboration between Marcialonga and G.S. Castello for a special ranking created through an algorithm that will add up the single performances of parents and children –, and the combined ranking with Pinocchio, a race that will see young athletes compete at the Cross-country Stadium Piana Amorotti in Modena. The combined between Skiri and Marcialonga will guarantee important prizes to the winners, such as a personal voucher for a free registration to Marcialonga Skiing for the young competitor who participates in the Skiri Trophy XCountry to be used once he/she turns 18, and a voucher for a free stay of a weekend for two people in a hotel in Val di Fiemme. In order to register to the combined, you need to fill in the entry-form available when registering for the Skiri Trophy XCountry no later than 20th January 2019. There will also be some entertainment events in Val di Fiemme. After the welcome ceremony to all foreign and national representatives with the participation of the marching band of Molina di Fiemme, there will be a show with Onelio whose affinity, magic and juggling will entertain all those present on Saturday 19th January at 8 p.m. at the Theatre in Tesero. Kinder+Sport Joy of Moving, an international project of Social Responsibility by the Ferrero group, aims to bring the joy of moving in every child’s life and will organise playing activities for children in an entertainment village based on the philosophy of Joy Of Moving, specially set up at the Cross-country Stadium in Lago di Tesero. Once again, the future of cross-country skiing passes through the direction of G.S. Castello.