The journey towards the most anticipated appointment on Saturday 22nd September in Rovereto, The Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun The Original – 20k, continues.
There will be a special guest, expert in extreme challenge, welcoming the strongmanrunners: the ultra trailer Michele Evangelisti, capable of crossing Australia from North to South in 2017, covering 3000km in 45 days in prohibitive conditions. The “Superman” of Cecina will join the run with his team and he will be a leader for all the runners. The participants will be able to count on him for advices and on his charisma to complete the hardest and the craziest obstacle run.
Moreover, the details of the official t-shirt have been revealed. For the second year it will be provided by La Sportiva, technical partner of the event. The brand of Trento, leader in the production of outdoor shoes and clothes, celebrates an important goal this year: 90th anniversary since the establishment.
The news are not over: it has been announced the partnership with Ekis, company leader in coaching services, consulting and formative courses. Thanks to Ekis Sport division, all the participants will be able to access to a mental training through a video course available online. From July to September on the StrongmanRun social network there will be available “Pills of Sport Coaching” and live streaming to talk about mental training in sport. During the run day Ekis’ Sport Mental Coaches will be on the field in the hours before the start helping the runners to fine-tune the details of their training. In addition, the Coaches will be located in specific points of the route to support the struggling athletes.
The route, announced by the Organisers last April, will be developed in the city and it will touch some of the symbolic places of the town. Start and finish line will be in Via Giacomo Tartarotti, in the heart of Rovereto, from where the runners will move North entering in the Quercia Rovereto Città della Pace e dello Sport stadium. From there they will run north crossing the Brione neighborhood, a new introduction in the route.
Then, they will go back to the inner roads of the town passing through Corso Rosmini, where the running fluxes will become parallel and where they will have to face a flying obstacle reaching then Corso Bettini in front of the MART (Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto). Crossing Via della Terra, the runners will pass in front of the Castle in order to reach the most awaited moment, the double fording of the Leno river: firstly through the bridge and finally the riverbed. Then, the runners will reach the arrival and after passing through the finish line they will start the other 10km of race.
Another important new introduction of this edition relates to Flixbus, mobility operator which connects over than 300 cities in Italia and more than 1700 in all Europe. Thanks to the new FFSR mobility partner, the strongmenrunners will benefit from a 10% discount code to reach Rovereto for the event.
The registrations continue at full speed. From the 1st of August the registration fee will change from €45 to €50. For the groups there is a special discount: for the groups reaching the 10 members the system will give back to each group member the 10% of the registration fee on the credit card used for the payment. The operation will be repeated every 10 members registered in the same team.
By the end of July the details of the first obstacles will be revealed. The urban route will be characterized by new obstacles which are more demanding. Again we will live emotions that only the Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun is able to give.