Sunday December 16th, 2018
Bastia Umbra, Italy
Distance: Half Marathon
In December 1978, members of the Aspa team put their ideals for the first time in the street (a healthy practice and dissemination of amateur racing activities with countless benefits on psycho-physical health) by organizing a racing on the road called INVERNALISSIMA a challenge to the cold and the mistrust with which amateur sport was seen in those years. It was still in the beginning, in Umbria, as in the rest of Italy, until then the sport thought and seen was that of television and full stadiums, professional athletes who were only to win the victory.
Many, from outside, saw the uselessness of what those people did, even when they were old and often lacking particular athletic skills, ran all those miles so as not to win anything and reach the finish line maybe 1.999th place.And only those who attended could know the usefulness: the joy of being there, and the feeling of being alive regardless of the position in the standings.This is the story, but the present of Aspa speaks the same language: only numbers change, constantly grown.
The WINNERSHIP, at the 40th edition, has become a national sporting event that draws more than 2,000 fans of the "2 Legs".In this 40th edition, the Dream Runners Perugia Society collaborates in the organization of the technical event of the INVERNALISSIMA event.
|Male||1:04:47||Abdelhadi El Hachimi||43||MAR|
|M 40-49||1:04:47||Abdelhadi El Hachimi||43||MAR|
The 40th edition of the Winter is one of the strong points of the whole event. Inserted in a landscaped and architectural setting of rare beauty, he will be able to dispense strong emotions especially to those who, for the first time, will run in this corner of Umbrian land.This territory, unanimously recognized as one of the most beautiful and interesting in Italy, where art, culture, religion and traditions blend together creating a unique atmosphere.The route will cross the streets of the towns of Bastia Umbra and Assisi with the opportunity to pass through Santa Maria degli Angeli and admire the homonymous and imposing Basilica that carries in itself a spiritual and cultural pearl like Porziuncola (a favorite place for Francesco to gather in prayer).The hamlet of Rivotorto of Assisi will also be crossed where the Shrine of Sacred Wall rises.From here you will reach the agritourist site at the foot of Assisi where you can admire in all its beauty and majesty the Basilica of San Francesco.
The match, the start and the arrival of the competition will take place at Bastia Umbra at the Umbriafiere Trade Fair Center.The route is flat except for slopes due to bridges or small slopes, however, which will not affect the expectations of any athlete in trying to improve his personal performance on the distance of 21,097 km.On the track, in addition to the presence of the numerous audience, there will be some musical styles which, while passing, will entice the participants trying to "warm up the atmosphere" by relieving, hopefully, the feeling of fatigue and cold.There will be three refreshment points with hot tea, water, fruit and mineral salts, as well as the ultimate refreshment.During the course of the race, two rescue centers will be present and the entire route will be closed to vehicular traffic.