The 5th of December will be the beginning of the Sorrento Positano Ultramarathon and Panoramica

The 5th of December will be the beginning of the Sorrento Positano Ultramarathon and Panoramica

Everything is ready to start Sorrento Positano Ultramarathon and Panoramica. It begins with the Ultramarathon on Sunday December 5, 2021 on the 54 km track, before departure at 9 am by the participants of the 27 km Sorrento Positano Panoramica. Two races run on tracks of unparalleled beauty, distinguished by an important difference in height and two intermediate prizes are awarded, the “Green Ribbon Grand Prix” at a half-marathon distance of 21,0975 km for the “Panoramica” and the “Trofeo della Costera” for 50 km in a race 54 km.

Numbers – Both spaces are sold out. There are 300 Ultramarathon members and 1,300 Panoramica athletes. Other than expectations, a rosy 25% is also on the Ultramarathon, which is a particularly satisfying number and more in line with the growth trend in the numbers of women in the running world. 26 countries are represented, about 10% are foreigners, in the first list we find the Czech Republic, followed equally by the United States and the United Kingdom, Poland closes the platform. Within the confines of our house, athletes from 70% of the regions with Lombardy and Lazio overcome Puglia and Abruzzo.

During the event, an athlete registered in Panoramica will blow out 53 candles but there is a special mention for the six 75 athletes, including a woman, who will be at the starting line. Eyes are on Michel Resitelli, the only 75th master recorded in the 54K, who last year crossed the finish line in a thousand marathons. A seasoned veteran has raced more than 14,000 km in ultramarathons, among these are the most famous races in this panorama such as the 100 km del Pasator, Pistoia Abeton, Nove Collei running, various 12 and 24 hours but also many foreign events. Running is a family vice because his wife, Angela Gargano, was the first Italian woman to cross the finish line in a thousand marathons, even before Michele himself. Both participated in the 2018 edition. The youngest has reached 20 years of age and will be participating in Panoramica.

But it is not just about running, there are many opportunities that Sorrento offers tourists to spend an unforgettable weekend in one of the most famous places in the world. The theater of history, and some testimonies can be gathered by visiting museums, including the Museo Correale di Terranova, a three-storey building where many art treasures from every era are displayed. From the archaeological finds to the inlaid Sorrento in the nineteenth century, antique furniture, works by painters from 700 and 800 artists from the famous “School of Posillipo”, Italian and foreign ceramics, antique clocks and cameras as well as precious original writings of the poet Torquato Tasso.

roads – Sunday Running Festival in Sorrento and the Amalfi Peninsula. Two interested countries: n. 145 Sorrentina from the intersection of Dio Golfi to the intersection of San Pietro in the localities of Massa Lubrense and Piano di Sorrento from 7.00 to 11.30 and n. 163 Amalfitana From the crossroads of San Pietro to the crossroads of Monte Bertoso in the localities of Piano di Sorrento and Positano from 8.00 to 11.00.

roads – The 27 km overview will start on Sunday 5 December at 9 am from Corso Italia Piazza Angelina Lauro. The first 5 kilometers will continue through Capo and then along Via Nastro Verde. From here you can climb towards Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi, the most difficult part of the route for 8 kilometers; From there the descent begins along Via Nastro D’oro (at an altitude of 15 km) and Via IV Novembre (about 20 km). The trail at the junction of Termini and the long path to the central plaza of Massa Lubrense where the 21,097 km finish line (Green Ribbon Grand Prix) is set. From Massa Lubrense return to Sorrento towards Via Capo. Arrival in Sorrento, passing through the famous Piazza Tasso with its Christmas tree and markets, is scheduled between 10.45 and 12.45.
The 54km Ultramarathon will start on Sunday 5th December at 7:00 from Corso Italia – Piazza Angelina Lauro, and the first kilometer will continue through Capo. Then climb to Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi where there is a pass around the eighth kilometer. Then the long journey through the grounds of Sant’Agnello, Piano di Sorrento, Vico Equense and Positano, the most beautiful kilometers during which athletes can enjoy the beauty of the scenic coast. At kilo 23 there is a turning point at the entrance to Positano and back. Return towards Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi where you will pass about 35 km. Then in Termini, in the territory of Massa Lubrense, pass to 40 km, in the center of Massa Lubrense that of 46 km and back to Sorrento via via Capo.

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